Dick Goodwin Big Band at Newberry Opera House

The Dick Goodwin Big Band will again usher in the New Year at the Newberry Opera House with a concert of varied musical styles. This year’s guest is vocalist and WIS news anchor Hannah Horne. Festivities begin at 8 p.m., on December 31. Restaurant and hotel packages are available. See www.newberryopera-house.com or call 276-6264.

Public Notices

NOTICE OF LIEN/PUBLIC SALE The following animal/s are subject to boarding, upkeep, rest and/or training liens; are declared to be available for sale pursuant to Section 29- 15- 60 SC Law as Amended; and are in the custody of Middlefield Farm, 450 Persimmon Fork Rd., Blythewood, SC 29016 2008 Hanoverian Filly Owner: Camie Houston, 1275 Aldrich Dr., Lugoff, SC 29078. […]

Pedal Pushers Garden Club enjoys Christmas celebration

The joyful sounds of long-time friends celebrating this holy season was the reason for the December meeting of the Petal Pushers Garden Club held at Spring Valley Club December 15. Frances Morris was hostess and Joan Heard, co-hostess.Fran Sims gave the devotions and the blessing. The delicious lunch included holiday salad, chicken crepes, fresh asparagus, acorn squash, chocolate silk pie. […]

gives back to the community

A good time was had by all at the Heart ‘n Soul third annual donation banquet Sunday, December 18 at Shandon United Methodist Church. Heart ’n Soul, a Columbia- area band performing R&B and Doo Wop music of the ’50s and ’60s, made donations totaling $9,500 to the Indian Waters Council Boy Scouts of America, Carolina Sunshine Fund for Children, […]

The SC Debutante Ball holds ball December 20, 2011

Twelve daughters, one granddaughter, and four nieces were presented at The South Carolina Debutante Ball on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, at Forest Lake Club. Receiving guests at a reception prior to the ball were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wallace Salley, chairman of the board; Mr. and Mrs. Tobias Gavin Ward Jr., president of the ball; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Nick […]

Miss Micek and Mr. Lyles marry August 20, 2011, in Denver

Mr. and Mrs John Dunbar Lyles were married August 20, 2011, at St. John Francis Regis Chapel on the campus of Regis University in Denver, Colorado. The Rev. Monsigner Kenneth Leone presided at the 3:30 ceremony. A seated dinner at Mount Vernon Country Club in Golden, Colorado, followed the service. Mrs. Lyles is the former Katie Colleen Micek of Littleton, […]

The Camelia Ball presents ten debutantes December 17

The Camellia Ball presented seven debutante daughters, three granddaughters, four out-of-town nieces, and 15 guest debutantes at the annual ball December 17, 2011, at Forest Lake Club. Camellia Ball president, Mr. James Augustus Herlong, and Mrs. Herlong received members and guests at a reception in the ballroom prior to the ball. Mr. Robert Watson Foster Jr. presented the debutantes with […]

Grinding of the Greens Christmas Tree recycling schedule

 Grinding of the Greens Christmas tree recycling program, sponsored by Keep the Midlands Beautiful, will be held December 26-January 13. Hours and locations vary. Sixteen drop-off locations in Lexington and Richland Counties  City of Columbia Compost Facility, 121 Humane Lane, Columbia, (off Shop Road across from SPCA), Monday- Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.  Clemson Institute for Economic & […]

Irmo student participates in Governor’s School for Science and Math MIT/NASA Zero Robotics Challenge

The Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) robotics team, Pirate Squad, recently advanced to the semi-finals in the Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge 2011, which is organized by MIT and NASA. Paul W. Park of Columbia, member of the GSSM class of 2012, was one of five team members who helped take the Pirate Squad to 11th place in the […]


ART The Children’s Trust of South Carolina has opened registration for the 2012 Picasso Project student art competition, for students, grade 6-12. Registration will close February 29, 2012. scchildren.org. CHURCH/CHARITY First Presbyterian Church Wednesday lunch and speaker series is held 11:30 a.m.- 12:50 p.m., Jackson Hall, 1324 Marion Street. Free parking. 799-9062. Tripp’s Fine Cleaners will hold its 16th Annual […]