Sunday, October 23, 2005

The spine? What does it connect to?

The State | 10/22/2005 | Leaders mull extending greenway downtown

Certainly not a brain with any rational intelegence....

Friday, October 21, 2005

Park theater

The State | 10/21/2005 | Heads and tales

Monday, October 17, 2005

The State | 10/17/2005 | Moving Assembly tracks would be a dream come true

The State | 10/17/2005 | Moving Assembly tracks would be a dream come true

Lets choke Olympia

The State | 10/17/2005 | Olympia proposal hits some resistance Why should Olympia get a head start - there are so many other ways to spend the money the community will raise.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

The Street lights are up

They have upgraded the streetlights.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

A little tiff gan get you moving

The State | 10/09/2005 | Limited TIF could give Olympia boost it needs to thrive

Thursday, October 06, 2005

The Cayce side is going further down river

The State | 10/05/2005 | Cayce extending greenway one mile along Congaree

This should be interesting. I have only just discovered the old locks myself. The river is like an adventure.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Ms. Smith clarifies some things for me

Why is my brain like Chicken broth sometimes? Who know why a story is cloudy and what the best way to clarify is... Anyway why would any of these be in jeopardy if the tax thingy whatever it is was not passed? Why would the greenway need to be connected to USC? It looks like a good idea. This story raises a lot more questions for me..

8 projects:
*Cleaning up Rocky Branch stream from the Congaree River to Olympia Park - $1.5 million
* Landscaping and making Olympia Avenue and Whaley Street more pedestrian friendly - $1.2 million
* Safety features at railroad crossings, allowing Olympia to become a "railroad quiet zone" where trains would not blow their horns - $1.1 million
* A new park, Mill Town Commons, near Granby and Olympia mills - $950,000
* Greenway extension to connect Olympia Park to Assembly Street, intersecting USC's campus - $900,000
* Providing about 60 homes with sewer service - $500,000
*Low-interest loans so businesses and other commercial properties could be renovated, instead of torn down - $500,000
* A similar loan program so homeowners could renovate old, historic homes - $350,000

I wish I knew what this means

The State | 10/02/2005 | Olympia revitalization down to the wire

What is the point of this story? seems a bit disjointed and unclear and I do not have the time right now to figure it out. That may be because I am not that smart - I will have to go to my thinking spot on this one...

Monday, October 03, 2005

Coffee Shops are cool

The State | 10/02/2005 | West Bank — Columbia’s place to be

The State is so funny when they try to be cool. Those writers come across as polyester real estate agents with silver eyes. Now that was a really strange sentence - after I read this article I was wanting some of that chicken you know? It could be that I was jealous, in that I was looking for a house over there a couple of years ago but why? Why would anyone want to live in the Peoples Republic of Lexington? I do all of my shopping on that side of the river My Favorite house painter lives in that area. But I know that it actually smells there - not as bad as New Orleans or even Boston but there is a whiff of the foul that you get, like an old friend that is just there. I do not have that at my Mill house in Columbia - I have all the bugs and strange men you could want but no strange odors

There is a video that goes with this story


Motercycles out of mothballs

I have a good friend who works in a City of Columbia garage, he said that he was tasked with refurbishing some motercycles for use patroling the Columbia side of the the Greenway.

Chicken plant hinders development

The State | 10/03/2005 | Chicken plant hinders development

I love The State it is such a good newspaper - Chickens are some of my favorite subjects as they make for good liberal appeal. The State like an underchicken nearly as much as failing school systems and inept higher education institutions. I left the headline alone because it was stupid.

“The company pays about $15 million in payroll, much of it spent by employees at Triangle City area businesses, about two miles away. It also pays $350,000 in county property taxes. Columbia Farms, which has another, smaller collection facility in Batesburg-Leesville, posts annual sales of $125 million to $150 million from its Midlands operations. “