July 14, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Bigotry brings down billboard

The constitutional right to freedom of expression has taken a hit from bigotry once again. More...

Columbia physician honored

Albert Reid, MD, of Columbia was honored with the President's Award by the South Carolina Medical Association (SCMA) at their annual meeting in April 2006. In presenting the award, Dr. Gerald A. Wilson, president of SCMA, said, "Dr. More...

Citizens work together to Keep the Midlands Beautiful

Winners of the 2006 Great American Cleanup: Midlands Makeover are announced

Keep the Midlands Beautiful announces the winners of the 2006 Great American Cleanup: Midlands Makeover, a program that challenged schools, neighborhoods, and other groups to restore and beautify areas in Richland and Lexington counties between March More...

Business

Battle rages over offshore drilling in S.C.

The vote to encourage offshore drilling for oil along all of America's coasts passed in the U.S. House of Representatives last month. The bill now goes to the Senate. More...

Star Profile

Joel Stevenson of the USC Technology Incubator

South Carolina losses in manufacturing jobs are huge. They are mostly in textiles. More...

Briefs

Wachovia settles Based in Charlotte, the Wachovia capital markets division will pay $25 million to settle allegations its analysts painted rosy pictures and hyped the stock of companies in order to gain their business, all the while keeping More...

Society

Residents of Still Hopes salute the USA

The residents and family members enjoyed a special concert by the Columbia Summer Band around Polly's Pond on the Still Hopes grounds. More...

Richland Sertoma elects officers

Richland Sertoma Club recently installed their officers for 2006-2007. More...

Sports

Tough to hit this Matt

Matt Branham records 15 strike-outs to lead Columbia Northeast Post 182 past Cayce Post 130.

Columbia Northeast Post 182 pitcher Matt Branham closed out the American Legion season by shutting down the bats of Cayce Post 130. More...

Columbia Northeast Post 182 gets a little revenge

Coach Ray Derrick's Richland Post 6 team wrapped up the American Legion League 8 championship prior to its match- up with Columbia Northeast Post 182 at Richland Northeast High School Wednesday, July 5, 2006. More...

Columbia fencers compete in National Championships

South Carolina fencers are currently competing in the National Fencing Championships, which are being held in Atlanta, Ga. Among them are representatives of all three Columbia fencing clubs. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Keeping memories alive

Laurel Crest garden committee creates pleasant grounds

The dining room at Laurel Crest Retirement Home overlooks the fruits of the Garden Committee's labor. The Memory Garden provides a pleasant view for diners. More...

In your backyard

Fireflies find the rhythm in Fairfield Co. too

Dear Star, I read with interest about the fireflies lighting up in a syncopated rhythm, and that only three places are known where this rare species occurs. Well, now four can be known. All around my house this happens. More...

Show us your garden!

Send a picture of your garden to The Columbia Star, More...

Richland County is an All American City

Stephany Snowden, Joe Cronin, and Milton Pope had a brief celebration when they learned the county was a finalist in the All American City award. The application had been difficult to complete, requiring much effort and research. More...

Dreher golfer works the US Open

The US Open is golf's national championship in America. All professional golfers have requirements they must meet in order to compete. The contest is also open to any amateur player who must prevail in a series of grueling qualifying tournaments. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

It's not fair

An ugly phrase has arisen in our household lately. More...

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

Nothing is our fault

Mike Cox Okay, boys and girls, mark it down; it's a done deal. Just after the summer solstice in the year of our Lord 2006, we are officially no longer responsible for our own actions. None of us. More...

Stylish dress slows down would-be thugs

Sometimes a bad guy's choice of wardrobe will work against him - much to the pleasure of law enforcement. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council Meeting + July 12, 2006 + 8 am

Roll call City council convened at 8 am Wednesday for its work session and again at 10 am for its regular session and zoning public hearing. About 9 am, council adjourned for executive session behind closed doors until the regular session. More...

Richland County Council Meeting + July 11, 2006 + 6 pm

Roll call Members present were Anthony Mizzell, Joyce Dickerson, Valerie Hutchinson, Damon Jeter, Paul Livingston, Joseph McEachern, Michael Montgomery, Greg Pearce, Bernice Scott, and Kit Smith. Doris Corley was absent. More...

Cayce City Council Meeting + July 11, 2006 + 7 pm

Getting started Cayce Mayor Avery B. Wilkerson More...

Education

Heathwood Hall group embarks on Ecuador and Galapagos Islands adventure

A group of students and teachers from Heathwood Hall were in Ecuador and the famed Galapagos Islands June 22-July 8 as part of a natural history expedition organized by the school's PEAK Outdoor Center. More...

Dreher High to hold All-Class Reunion

The Dreher Foundation is excited to announce an All Class Reunion weekend May 11-12, 2007. This event promises fun, fellowship, and the opportunity for all Dreherites to reconnect with the school and their classmates. More...

Carolina Crown begins two-month national tour

Those who've been fortunate enough to have been a member of their high school marching band know what it takes to survive. Pounding the asphalt parking lot at a high school in the South Carolina heat is a test of endurance, even for the young. More...

Events

Calendar

ANIMALS Riverbanks Zoo is proud to present their exhibit of a rare white alligator. To see live footage of the alligator, visit www.riverbanks.org. 799-8717. More...

Travel

E komo mai (welcome to) The Big Island

The Hamakua Coast

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

Slave Trade Expedition to Africa

Part 12: Village Economics - Introduction

The village of Farenya in the nation of Guinea is in fast transition from self-sufficient communalism to market capitalism. In the recent past, the villagers operated on the principle of shared possessions and shared responsibilities. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public notices

NOTICE In compliance with the Public Inspection Requirement for a Private Charitable Foundation, and as required for the filing of I.R.S. Form 990-PF, The Dade Foundation of whom, Malcolm G. Dade, Jr. 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 of Application

Notice is hereby given that N & N Inc. ABC Store/N & N Inc. More...