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First of its kind in SC

Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals announced the opening of Providence Orthopaedic & NeuroSpine Institute, a hospital-within-a-hospital that will revolutionize the way orthopaedic and spine care is delivered in SC. More...

Hammond School students sing for the masses

Forty-seven Hammond School students recently embarked on an incredible trip to Italy they will remember for a lifetime. The group, known as the Select Ensemble, was extended an invitation to sing during mass at St. Peter%27s Basilica. More...

News

Bridging the gap between East and West

Part four: A child of two cultures

Yaroslava Gavrilyuk%27s name means "bright glory" and this six-year-old Russian girl is definitely a shining star in her own right. Yaroslava was born in the former Soviet Union to Andrey and Sasha Gavrilyuk. More...

Mystery family inspires love of airplanes

As a child in the mid-50%27s, Owens Field was but a short bike ride from my home. I loved to go there and study the airplanes up close. I marveled when they defeated gravity as they took off or gently floated in for landings. More...

Bicycle built for two

Gloria and Harold Rittenberg, owners of Moe Levys, show off their new bicycle built for two. The bike was a present from Harold to his wife, Gloria, for her 75th birthday. More...

Business

Fisher lets loose on Columbia's property problems

Advertising executive Kevin Fisher, candidate for mayor, worries over the resurgence of Green Diamond, the 4,600 acres of flood-prone property off Bluff Road along the Congaree River. More...

Star Profile

Charlie Coleman of Coleman Construction

Charles S. Coleman Jr. has been building Columbia since graduating from Wofford College in 1965, the year he also married. He went to work immediately for his father and Coleman Construction Company. Charles S. Coleman Sr. More...

Newspaper market cools - Knight Ridder sale pending

Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) of Britain pulled its Northcliffe regional newspaper unit off the market. Northcliffe has over 100 publications to include 20 daily newspapers. More...

Society

Harold Sanders Kleckley

Services for Harold Sanders Kleckley, 37, were Friday, March 3, 2006, at 1 pm at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery and Gardens. Visitation was 6 pm-8 pm Thursday, March 2, at the funeral home. More...

Symphony League tunes up for an Evening in Paris

The scene for an upcoming Evening in Paris was set several years ago when trompe l%27oeil artist Christian Thee hand painted a mural for the home of Carol and John Kososki. More...

AgilARTE holds exhibit and opening reception

On March 2, 2006, 5 pm-8 pm, Agil ARTE held an exhibit and reception on the second floor of the office of Tom Turnipseed, 1337 Assembly Street. More...

Events

Events

Arts/entertainment Town Theatre ,1012 Sumter St., will present More...

Travel

Into Africa

Part 6: Climbing Mt. Mulanje

Editor%27s note: Sydney, a Columbia Star Cub Reporter and a junior at A.C. Flora High School, spent two weeks in Malawi, Africa, last summer with her father, mother, and sister. They were on a personal mission with the Ministry of Hope. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles were Customer ordered tows and no one has claimed these vehicles as of 03/06/06. More...

Notice to creditors of estates

N OTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES All persons having claims against the following estates are required to deliver or mail their claims to the indicated Personal Representatives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file th More...

Notice of Application

Notice is hereby given that King and Brewer Enterprises LLC dba Pavlov%27s, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale on premises consumption of Beer, Wine, and Liquor, at 2000 B Gree More...

Star takes home SC Press Association awards

From The Lighter Side: Mike Maddock(l) won first place for Column Writing and Mike Cox(r), second place for Column Writing in the SC Press Association 2005 Contest. Also, Bob Ford won first place for humor story. More...

Royalty returns

The Carolina Kudzu Queens will once again grace Columbia with their presence at the 2006 St. Patrick's Day Festival.

The Carolina Kudzu Queens, Columbia%27s very own royalty, will once again return to the St. Patrick%27s Day Festival in Five Points. The queens share a wild redheaded look, the name Geraldine, and an occasional mimosa. More...

On Second Thought

The award winning writers of

Mike Maddock, Bob Ford, and Mike Cox, winners of SC Press Association Awards More...

Thirty-something speaks

The mother of all accidents

Mike Maddock There are many painful parts to growing up. From diaper rash to arthritis, we%27re all forced to deal with various discomforting certainties in life. More...

It's not a criticism, it's an observation.

Shoes more dangerous than underwear?

Mike Cox My biorhythms must have been out of kilter recently. I was forced to travel to Ohio twice this winter. The first time, as the cabin door opened in Cleveland, snow was blowing into the plane. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council Meeting + March 1, 2006 + 4 pm

Roll call City council convened for its work session Wednesday, March 1, at 4 pm. The regular session was set for later at 6 pm. All council members were present: Tameika Isaac Devine, E. W. More...

Columbia City Council Meeting + March 8, 2006 + 9 am

Roll call City council convened Wednesday, March 8, at 9 am for its work session. The first order of business was to adjourn to executive session. Council surfaced around 9:45. More...

CSI: Columbia Forensic evidence can help identify firearms and bullets

Due to great interest in crime show dramas like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation More...

Education

Dreher's drama group takes first

February 17-19, 2006, Dreher%27s Drama Department and the Dreher 3-D Players channeled the spirits of Medieval traveling bards and took their talents to Spartanburg, SC. More...

Dreher student interns

An avid theatre enthusiast and actress, Jaclyn Hall has portrayed numerous characters from Maria in More...

Sports

Diamonds are forever

The 2005-2006 Lower Richland Lady Diamond Hornets go in the record books as state champions.

Coach Deborah Stroman has always preached defense to her Lower Richland girls%27 basketball team. After March 3, she%27ll have to preach a little different kind of defense because her Diamond Hornets will now be defending their state championship. More...

Tyler Thompson named SC Army National Guard Richland County Athlete of the Month

The Columbia Star is proud to present Tyler Thompson as the SC Army National Guard athlete of the month for February 2006. More...

All Region for former Glenforest star

Jarvis Jackson, a Spartanburg Methodist College sophomore guard from Columbia and former Glenforest School stand-out, was chosen as a Second Team All Region Ten Player in the National Junior College Athletic Association. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

What's growing in Columbia

The Opuntia ficus-indica, or Indian fig was Grown for centuries as a food source. The ripe red berries are edible. More...

The Original Mystery Plant

Plenty of flowers are coming into bloom, the air is warming up, and spring is arriving. More...

Don't be scared to grow orchids

Stopping to smell the flowers

Orchids are for everyone. If one can grow houseplants, one can grow orchids. The American Orchid Society works to debunk common mystiques about orchids: "People think I am a diva, need to be pampered in a conservatory or greenhouse. More...