Baseball pals share memories

Richland One employees walk/run to fight breast cancer

October will mark a bittersweet anniversary for 35-year-old Mary Haddon, media specialist at A. C. Flora High School. Next month she’ll complete the last of the breast cancer treatments she started a year ago. On Saturday, October 6 at Finlay Park, you’ll see Mary at the front of the line as she proudly leads her school’s team at the Palmetto […]

Family members celebrate their “queen’s” 104th birthday

Pastor empathizes with 40 Something columnist

Mike, I have to confess that your September 21 column cracked me up. I thought it was only us pastors who had to run illustrations through the family grid, but I see that we are not alone! I do pity you, however, with three girls in the grid. My son was easy, but getting “approval” from my two girls (wife […]

Red Cross announces earthquake app for the IPhone and Adroid

The American Red Cross has launched its official Earthquake App, putting lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in or who visit earthquake prone areas. This free app-–available in English or Spanish- –is the third in a series created by the American Red Cross, the nation’s leader in emergency preparedness, for use on both iPhone and Android […]

City abolishes house

The City of Columbia Planning and Development Services Department demolished the structure located at 1714 Superior Street in the Edisto Court Neighborhood on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at 10 a.m. This house caught fire in November of 2010, and the city has had a case on it since. The city’s Planning and Development Services Department began pursuing demolition in March […]

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Richland County tBethel Church Road: A mother called police at 10 p.m. on Saturday after an argument with her 16-year-old daughter whom she claims has anger issues and mental problems. The mother told officers the argument started because the daughter had a man she had met on the Internet in her home. It began as a verbal dispute and escalated […]

Spring Valley Baptist Church spends over $1,000,000 for its youth

Everyone has a place— adults and children—but the youth have been an afterthought, says parents Donna and Darrell Neal. The Neals believe parents tend to go where their kids can be plugged into church. Sr. Pastor Dr. Robert Winburn believes when it comes to church membership sociological studies show there is a correlation between church growth and youth involvement. Fifty-Eight […]

Columbia’s electrical community gears up to build Habitat for Humanity home

Shealy Electrical Wholesalers and Schneider Electric, along with numerous others in the industry, have teamed up to help Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity build a home for a deserving Midlands family. Unlike traditional builds, the Shealy/Schneider project will begin in the Shealy parking lot in West Columbia. Habitat executive director, Roy Kramer, said this partnership will not only make […]

Dig it! October is S.C. Archaeology Month

South Carolinians are passionate about history, particularly the state’s history. Throughout October the community will have an opportunity to explore the archaeology and history of the Palmetto State through an array of statewide events as part of the 21st annual S.C. Archaeology Month. Organized by the College of Arts and Sciences and the S.C. Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at […]