July 7, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

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Richland, an All American Community

Several people were instrumental in Richland County receiving the All American City Award

On June 11, the National Civic League recognized Richland County as one of the ten winners of the prestigious All American City award. More...

Congratulations to our dancers!

Brooklyn Mack won the Men's Silver Medal at the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Miss. More...

Furman University announces scholars

Furman Scholars from Columbia have been announced. The students, who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and shown interest in attending a liberal arts college, were nominated by their high school counselors. More...

Business

Duke Energy expands and splits the company

Looking to come to Columbia?

Quoted in The Charlotte Observer last Friday, Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers said, "My judgment is that if you look out five to 10 years, Duke is going to be one of the mega-companies in America supplying power to this country." Merged with Ohio-ba More...

Star Profile Jon Keith of C. F. Evans & Company

Construction business development executive Jon Keith grew up in Spencer, W. Va., where he began his own radio show at age 13. Immediately following high school, Keith enrolled in West Virginia University. More...

Briefs

Cost of a new airport terminal Myrtle Beach has seen the construction cost of its proposed new airport terminal rise over five years from $185 million to more than $250 million. More...

Travel

Slave Trade Expedition to Africa Part 11: Village Census

Farenya is a Susu village on the upper Rio Pongo. In 1964, Guinea historian Amara wrote: "The modern village of Faringha has about 500 inhabitants among whom 220 are taxable. More...

E komo mai (welcome to) The Big Island

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

For three weeks in May-June, 2006, The Columbia Star More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/ PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens; are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5-5810, 56-5-5635 and/or 29-15-10 SC Law as Amended; and are in the c More...

NOTICE 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 their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of R More...

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

June 22, 2006 PROJECT: #SS6988 8" SANITARY SEWER TO SERVE PARK STREET STATION More...

Peter Pan soars on stage

The Town Theatre magically came to life June 30 as a cast of ornately dressed Indians, pirates, and Darling Family members settled in for dress rehearsal. More...

Energy Ant switches to new school head

While living in Germany more than 20 years ago, Dr. Gillian Barclay-Smith would never have guessed her role as Energy Ant would have directed her toward becoming the head of Glenforest School in West Columbia. More...

On Second Thought

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

Aunt Dana

When my brother and I were still in single digits, we spent a weekend at our aunt and uncle's farm. During that 48 hour period, I was exposed to two future guiding forces in my life. More...

Thirty-something speaks

Tubing isn't what it used to be...and that's a good thing!

I can remember when tubing was tubing. More...

Weird looking crooks have few rights

There's much talk these days about "political correctness." There are so many things you shouldn't say because it might offend some people. Do you suppose "those people" already have lawyers waiting? You'd better believe it. More...

Society

DAR convenes in Washington, D.C.

The nation's capital welcomed more than 2,500 members of one of its foremost service organizations this week, with the arrival of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) for their 115th annual Continental Congress. More...

Sports

Where there's a Will there's a way

Will Lewis leads Richland Post 6 to a lopsided vistory over Columbia N/E Post 182.

Former A.C. Flora star, Will Lewis, led Richland Post 6 past Columbia Northeast Post 182 22 to one in an American Legion battle at Richland Northeast High School Friday June 30, 2006. More...

West Columbia beats Cayce

Four lead changes, two dramatic late home runs, and a one-run victory make for a perfect rivalry game. More...

Events

Calendar

Animals Greyhound Lifesavers Youth Group will hold a Greyhound Dog Wash/Bake Sale July 8 at Wet Nose Oasis, 320 Broad River Road, 11am-3 pm. 429-4209 More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Stopping to smell the flowers

Singing the Blues

Although air temperature coupled with high humidity of summer causes residents to retreat to air conditioning, the mountains, or the shoreline, gardeners stay put choosing to cool down their surroundings through a selection of cool temperature plant More...

The Original Mystery Plant

Mint, sage, rosemary, thyme, horehound, catnip, bee-balm, marjoram, pennyroyal, lemon-balm, hyssop, lavender, dittany and basil: what an aromatic bunch of plants! More...

Mosquito breeding prevention tips

With the recent rainfall, Richland County's Vector Control is issuing tips on how to prevent mosquito breeding. More...