June 2, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Historic Columbia awards preservation

It was a dark and stormy day . The lightning flashed, the thunder roared, and the rain poured at the Robert Mills House. More...

News

YWCA announces TWIN winners

The YWCA of the Midlands sponsored its 27th Annual Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) Awards Luncheon on May 24, 2006, at the Clarion Town House. More...

War flags viewed at Old Exchange Building during Spoleto

Members of the General Assembly were invited to attend the premiere of a fleeting exhibit of the three Revolutionary battle flags not seen in public since the war ended. More...

Sailors from USS Hawkins meet in Columbia

Columbia has been chosen as the reunion site for sailors who manned the More...

Education

St. Joseph's students win big at science and engineering fair

Six students from St. Joseph Catholic School won awards at the University of South Carolina's Central South Carolina 50th Annual Region II Science & Engineering Fair. More...

Pilots introduce children to flying

International Young Eagles Day, to be celebrated locally at Owens Field June 10, affords children eight to 17 an opportunity to experience flight. More...

Aunt and niece graduate together

Fifty-six-year-old Ruth Hopkins had plans to watch her 17-year-old niece's graduation ceremony in May but those plans have changed. Hopkins walked the graduation stage with her niece! More...

Sports

Ruggers invade SC

Over 40 nationally ranked Rugby teams gathered at the Lexington Soccer Complex for their Division I, II, and III men's clubs National Playoffs on May 13-14, 2006. More...

SCISA announces 2006 All-State Teams

Boys Tennis Caleb Barnes , Ben Lippen; Harvey Brockington, Porter-Gaud; Don Bruner, Palmetto Christian; Jeremiah Dye, Pinewood Prep; Drennan Josey, Williamsburg Academy; John Karle, Palmetto Christian; Nicky Kunz, Hilton Head Prep, Robert More...

Travel

Slave Trade Expedition to Africa Part 6: The Queen's Palace

In May of 1856, a British missionary visited Farenya and described what was known as Niara Bely's Queen's Palace: More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF LIEN SALE In accordance with the provisions of South Carolina State Law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner's lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at Uncle Bob's More...

Notice of Application

Notice is hereby given that Jay R's Stop N Shop, LLC, 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 10447 Wilson Blvd., Blythewood, SC 2 More...

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS May 24, 2006 PROJECT: #WM3621 PROPOSED 8" PINEBELT ROAD TO QUITMAN DRIVE ALONG CASTINE DRIVE AND PROPOSED 6" QUITMAN DRIVE TO DENNIS DRIVE

Sealed proposals will be received by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Columbia, South Carolina, for water main construction. Proposals will be accepted from any Contractor qualified to bid under the South Carolina Licensing Law, until More...

Knights Templar serves Columbia

I never dreamed after I read The DaVinci Code a member of the Knights Templar would be sitting in my office. More...

From algae to bio-diesel

Top idea could change SC's economy

The bright idea that earned financial advisor Bert Cutts top honors at last month's Think Tank Summit in Charleston didn't come on suddenly like a light bulb. More...

Athlete turned dancer to compete

Center stage at an international ballet festival was not where a scrappy Elgin basketball player envisioned his life playing out, but that's where Brooklyn Mack will be later this month. More...

On Second Thought

Malling on Memorial Day

I conducted an unofficial, unauthorized, unscientific study at a Columbia area shopping mall over the Memorial Day weekend which proved quite interesting. More...

What did I do?

By Jerry Bellune Editor, The Lexington Chronicle More...

Give the kids a free ride

The city buses roll, and the kids go to school. Is there a connection here? More...

Business

Star Profile Lowndes Smith of CanalSide

Even though pre-sales don't begin until July, The Beach Company's Gervais Street retail office for CanalSide is hopping. Making it work is Columbia's Lowndes Smith. More...

Columbia hosts regional conference on climate change

Attending the Al's Upstairs climate change pre-conference dinner: Rene Anne Tewkesbury, Midlands Director for Senator Graham, and Carolyn McCormick, Managing Director for Outer Banks Visitors Bureau More...

Briefs

Unfunded agreement Congress still hasn't funded a program and its plant at the Savannah River Site to convert material from nuclear weapons to mixed oxide fuel (MOX) for nuclear power plants. More...

Society

Woman's Club of Columbia installs officers

The Woman's Club of Columbia gathered recently in the Federation of Women's Clubs state headquarters, the Sims-Stackhouse House, to install officers for the coming club year. More...

Les Trente Amies holds BBQ

Contributed by Les Trente Amies The Les Trente Amies (the 30 friends) or LTA, a female social club at Dreher High School, celebrated the end of the year with a BBQ April 29, 2006. More...

Owen Lio Elkins

Eric Marcus and Jennifer Jean Lio Elkins announce the birth of their son, Owen Lio Elkins, who was born May 24, 2006, at 2:42 pm. Owen arrived weighing seven pounds and 11 ounces and was 19 inches long. His paternal grandparents are Toni M. More...

Events

Calendar

CHILDREN/ family The Columbia Museum of Art will present Family Fun Night Fri., June 2 from 5:30-8pm. Additional Family Fun Nights will be Fri., July 7 & Fri., August 11. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Shandon/Scheider School is 100 years old

If you have any memorabilia from Shandon or Schneider School, please bring it by The Columbia Star, 723 Queen Street. We will publish a special section on the school soon. More...

Nuf sed

Bird Flu hits Florida

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What's growing in Columbia

Gardenias (Gardenia jasminoides) require considerable maintenance. Fall or spring is the best time for planting. Plant in light to moderate shade, preferably with minimum competition from tree roots. Gardenias resent root disturbance. More...