December 31, 2004 RSS feed / Front Page

Make the New Year’s fitness resolution last more than a month

New Life Fitness World helps its members achieve their fitness goals

Members at New Life Fitness World can take advantage of the latest in athletic equipment without a wait, relaxation in the Jacuzzi, steam and sauna rooms, and immaculate locker rooms. More...

News

Volunteer wins leadership award

The five children of Betty and Sam McGregor were surprised at a package under the tree at the family gathering. More...

Educator moves to John’s Island

Dr. Robert Shirley, who was head of Heathwood Hall Episcopal School from 1978 to 2000, has been tapped to be head of Charleston Collegiate School (formerly Sea Island Academy) on John More...

Chimney sweeps know what’s up

If the re More...

Society

The S C Debutante

Ball presents nine debutantes

Nine daughters and two nieces were presented at The South Carolina Debutante Ball on Thursday, December 23, 2004, at Forest Lake Club. Receiving the guests at a reception prior to the ball were Mr. and Mrs. More...

Tea Time with Linda

Tea

This column will soon celebrate its third anniversary. What a wonderful three years it has been! More...

The Columbia Cotillion Club holds 114th ball

In its 114th season, The Columbia Cotillion Club More...

Travel

Warner M. Montgomery’s Adventure Travel The Rio Nunez Expedition

Part 3: The battle site in 2004

As we walked around the ruins on the banks of the Rio Nunez, I recalled the famous Battle of 1849 when French and Belgian warships bombarded the warehouses and factories in Bok More...

Rhythms of Ghana

Heat coming through the rusty floorboards of our dilapidated van burned the bottoms of my feet as we clattered through the crowded shantytowns of Ghana More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE OF VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE

NOTICE OF VEHICLES/ PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles(s) are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens, are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5-5810, 56-5-5636 and 29-1540 SC Law as Amended, and are in the custody of More...

Notice of Application

Notice is hereby given that Vivian R. Quattlebaum intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale off premises consumption of Beer, and Wine only at 6216 N. Main St., Columbia, SC 29203. More...

Notice of Application

Notice is hereby given that Michael Adams intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale on premises consumption of Beer, and Wine only at 2101 Wessinger Rd., Chapin, SC 29036. More...

McMaster goes after gangs

In an effort to combat SC More...

Reader adopts Amber

Pam Jackson of Carolina Cats called to thank the editor of More...

On Second Thought

Thirty–something speaks Santa tests manhood

SCPA Award

Santa Claus was good to my family this year in several ways. The jolly old elf really came through for my children, but perhaps more importantly, he put my two More...

Free trade is the poor man’s best friend

President Bush has a nice little Christmas present for every family struggling to make ends meet. He announced the other day that he will make clothing more expensive in the coming year by imposing limits on cheap imports from China. More...

Grinch vs Santa

This week More...

Business

Marriott returns to Main Street

The Adam

There is a shroud hanging from the Main Street roof parapet at what was once a Marriott, then an Adam More...

Business Briefs

Purchase notice grows stock price Last week we reported on E.X. Silverman More...

Sports

Athletes of the Week

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AC Flora Boys More...

Chick–Fil–A Classic

Typically, following an event such as the Chick Fil More...

Events

Around the town

Art The Trenholm Artists Guild will meet January 10, 7 pm at the Forest Lake Recreation Center. Guest speaker Erica Hoyt will do a demonstration of transparent watercolor painting. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The original mystery plant

Each week The Columbia Star features an explanation and picture of a mystery plant given by Dr. John Nelson, the curator of the USC Herbarium. To learn more about the Herbarium, call him at 777-8196. More...

Answer to last week’s mystery plant

Kumquat, Fortunella margarita More...

Columbia police training classes available for citizens

The Training and Career Development department of the Columbia Police Department is offering a Citizen More...