Thursday, May 16, 2013
Nathan R. Yon, 39, of Newberry, was set to lead the SC Science Academy scheduled to open in August in the former Parisian store in Richland Mall on Forest Drive.
The executive director of the South Carolina Science Academy was one of two men who died after a head-on collision on Interstate 26 Wednesday night. Nathan R. Yon, 39, of Newberry, was traveling west on I-26 in a 1989 Toyota pickup when he was struck by a 2004 GMC pickup traveling east in the westbound lane. Yon began work with the public charter school in 2011, assisting with the charter writing process and leading the academy's charter committee through the planning process and implementation of the school, according to its website. The SC Science Academy is a publicly funded school and learning laboratory that focuses on science, technology, engineering, mathematics, according to its website. The academy released the following …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
James Daniel Cooper III was found by coworkers on Monday at his home.
A member of the Richland County public defender's office was found dead on Monday morning by coworkers, according to a report in The State. An investigation continues into James Daniel Cooper III's death. Cooper, 32, has been working in the office for five years. He is a graduate of Richland Northeast High School. A memorial service will be held from 6 to 8 Thursday night at Kornegay & Moseley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday and Elmwood Cemetery & Gardens. Read Cooper's full obituary here.
Services will held 2 p.m. Friday in Columbia.
COLUMBIA James "Jay" Daniel Cooper, III, 32, of Columbia, died at home March 31, 2013. A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2013, from 6PM to 8PM at Kornegay & Moseley Funeral Home, 4645 Hardscrabble Rd Columbia, SC 29229. A graveside service officiated by the Reverend James St. John will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013, at 2PM at Elmwood Cemetery and Gardens. Jay graduated from Richland Northeast High School and the University of South Carolina Honors College. He received his juris doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law and was employed as an attorney with the Richland County Public Defender's Office where he was privileged to work with talented, dedicated attorneys who were also steadfast friends. Jay is …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Family members say Inez "Renee" Baker was a hard-working, family-oriented woman.
Inez "Renee" Baker, the civilian contractor and Army veteran from Cayce who was killed Friday during an attack at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan, is described by her family as a woman of faith who was proud to be a soldier, according to reports. “She loved being a soldier,” her youngest son Andre Odom told The State newspaper. “She was proud of being a soldier.” The attack happened when three men wearing Afghan military uniforms forced their way onto the base and opened fire, according to the Associated Press. Baker, a 1979 graduate of Brookland-Cayce High School, leaves behind two sons, 22-year-old Andre Odom and 28-year-old Larry Mitchell Jr., according to The State. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Pearson's Funeral Home …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Scott, who served on the board for more than 12 years, passed away this week.
Richland One school board member Barbara Scott died Tuesday, according to a news release from the school district. Scott was first elected to the board in 1974, and she served for eight years, including three years as board chairwoman. In 2008, after 24 years as Richland County Clerk of Court, Scott successfully ran for election to an at-large seat on the board. She was re-elected to serve another four-year term in November 2012. "Mrs. Scott’s presence on the board and her commitment to ensuring that all Richland One students receive a high-quality education will be greatly missed," said board chairman Jamie L. Devine. "The entire Richland One family extends its heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Scott’s family, friends and other loved ones…
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Appears with Sen. John McCain on Face the Nation.
On Sunday morning, Sen. Lindsey Graham told host Bob Schieffer of CBS' "Face the Nation" that he would not vote on John Brennan's nomination to head the CIA until he received more information from the White House on the Benghazi attacks. Graham said, he and Sen. John McCain, who joined him on the program, were "hell-bent" on finding out what happened on September 11, 2012 at the US Consulate in Libya. An attack that day led to four Americans being killed, including Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens. During the program, a clip was shown of Graham on the Senate floor saying that the sequester was "low point in my term in the United States Congress." Keep up with all of Patch's coverage of South Carolina politics by following us on Facebook …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Izzy Powell, the 5-month-old daughter of Landon and Allyson Powell, will be remembered Wednesday during a memorial service at Grace Church in Greenville.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Rick Stilwell, the local social media mogul, died Friday in his Mini Cooper.
Rick Stilwell, 44, died in his car Friday. The coroner stated he died from "natural causes." Read the full story HERE. His Twitter followers expressed condolences using the hashtag #livelikerick. A Tweetup was organized for his followers at the Jamestown Coffee Company. A site has also been set up to raise money for the Stillwell family HERE. Stilwell's wife, Vicki Stilwell, tweeted that the memorial service would be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Baptist Church in Cayce.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Temukisa "Kisa" Enele worked at the Northeast Columbia Walmart. You can express sympathies in a notebook in the front of the store.
The Walmart on Two Notch Road has made a memorial for one of their employees, Temukisa Enele, who was killed last week. Enele was found dead in a plastic container in the back of her boyfriend's car. Enele's memorial service was held Sunday at the Kornegay and Moseley Funeral Home.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Our deepest sympathies go out to this family.
Sandra Frey, 74, of Blythewood, died Dec. 28 at her home. Read her full obituary here. Funeral services will be Dec. 31 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Columbia in Boyce Chapel. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church from noon to 2 p.m. prior to the service on Monday