Love of the fast lane

Good fortune placed me in Nashville with fast friends, Phil and Noree Wicks for the 7th annual Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation Mini Challenge in conjunction with The Phil Wicks Driving Academy September 8, 2011. The proceeds from these events have provided tens of thousands of dollars to help cancer fighters cope with the disease. The Wicks, sensing my need for […]

Golfers play Bingle, Bangle, Bungle

Veteran shares plan to save gas

When some people talk, you listen. George Miller is one of those people. The 91- year- old Miller struggles with dementia, but you wouldn’t know it from talking with him. He treks everyday many times from his apartment on the top floor of one of Columbia’s retirement facilities. He has a bird’s eye view of Five Points and the traffic […]

Everyday is a gift, not a promise

Columbia resident Emanuel Prioleau is a busy man. In addition to his duties as a caregiver for his wife, running his own landscaping business, and working part-time as a security guard, at the end of October, he’s getting ready to graduate from Centura College, majoring in its heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) program. That would be a feat for […]

Commentary on The Theology of Harry Potter

Developer continues to build with no regard for lawsuit

It’s obvious by driving down North Trenholm Road that the development of the former Roper property is in full swing. What’s not obvious is that there is an active lawsuit involving the property that is currently on appeal. Our property is adjacent to the development, and we will soon trade a serene wooded area directly behind our house for a […]

Columbus Day and regaining the spirit of discovery and individual achievement

I sit at my desk and write this on one of our nation’s overlooked holidays – Columbus Day, the annual observance of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas. It was October 12, 1492, that the explorer first spotted land after a two-month voyage from Europe. Columbus Day has been a federal holiday since 1970. Today, it is primarily observed in […]

Lecture Series discusses History of Forest Acres

Historic Columbia Foundation, the City of Forest Acres, and the Forest Acres Restaurant & Merchant Association (FARMA) will present a three-part lecture series, History of Forest Acres, Wednesdays (October 19, 26, and November 2), 6:00-7:30 pm, at the A.C. Flora Auditorium. A tour of Forest Acres will be held Sunday, Oct. 23, 2:00-5:00 pm. Dr. Warner M. Montgomery, president of […]

Community walk raises money for suicide prevention

On Sunday, October 16, South Region Commander Captain Alec Sharp will participate in the Out of the Darkness community walk at the Columbia Riverfront park from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The community walks, which are held across the country, raise money for suicide prevention. Sharp will walk the 5K event in honor of a close friend of his, former […]

Deputy is back on duty

Deputy Mark Ryan, a single father of three lovely daughters was recently diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. So many in the community and Sheriff’s Department stepped up to support Mark and his daughters during this tough battle. Sheriff Leon Lott is excited to announce that Mark is back on patrol. Sheriff Leon Lott states that during Deputy Mark Ryan’s […]