July 28, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Brittons celebrates 10 years on Devine Street

Many of Brittons' customers dropped by Thursday, July 20, 2006, between 4 pm and 7 pm to congratulate the Levinsons and their staff on 59 years of successful business, the last ten years having been on Devine Street. Hosting the party were Arnold Levinson

Cathy and Beth DuBose stock up for the men in their lives during Brittons' celebration of 10 years on Devine Street. Photo by Mimi Maddock More...

News

Wild Irish Band follows Mozart's footsteps

SALZBURG, AUSTRIA The play list was complete. The Wild Irish Band's director, Jim Mills, had gestured for musicians to stand. Mills had already made his final bow to the standing, applauding audience in front of Musikpavillon stage at Seepark. More...

Forest Pines announces winners of the Country Western Dance

Forest Pines Retirement Community recently sponsored a Country Western Dance at the Capital Senior Center in Columbia, SC. More...

City opens South East Park and Tennis Courts

Facts about SE Park

During the design construction phase, more than 85% of the 3,900 hardwoods, magnolias, and dogwoods that blanketed the 62 acre property were preserved and protected. More...

Business

S.C. shows growth in revenue and jobs

Behind the State House in the Wade Hampton Building, Governor Sanford held his 39th cabinet meeting this past Tuesday morning, July 25, at 9:30. More...

S.C.'s personal income continues to grow

Recent data for the State of South Carolina show a continued expansion of the state's positive economic picture. More...

Star Profile

Tom Prioreschi of Capitol Places

In 2000, the Kress Building, across Main Street from the Columbia Museum of Art, was renovated. Its ground floor was converted to accommodate Rising High, and upstairs became 31 residential rental units. More...

Events

Calendar

ANIMALS Riverbanks Zoo will host Brew at the Zoo More...

Travel

E komo mai (welcome to) The Big Island

Mauna Kea: Where earth meets sky

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

Slave Trade Expedition to Africa

Part 13: Village Economics - Today

The staple food for Farenya and most of West Africa is rice. There are two basic types of rice grown in the world: irrigated wet rice and upland rice. 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...

SUMMONS

IN THE PROBATE COURT STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA More...

Little Tommy Wilson would be proud

Little Tommy Wilson played in his mother's garden on Hampton Street 130 years ago while his father taught at the Presbyterian Theological Seminary. More...

Area students receive memorial scholarship

Central Carolina Community Foundation announced the selection of Elizabeth Bergen, a graduate of Dreher High School, and Ishan Dasgupta, a graduate of Hammond School as the 2006 recipients of the Lewis Wardlaw Blackman Memorial Scholarship. More...

On Second Thought

Opinion

Congress doesn't write or read (laws)

Congress increases our tax burden and violates the Constitution by using federal bureaucrats to write and enforce laws. More...

Thirty-something speaks

WombK is the answer to all education problems

I was so happy to hear the state of South Carolina is making a big push for four-year-old kindergarten, but why stop there? How about 3K? Or 2K? Who are we kidding? Let's just go for WombK. More...

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

We are like hamsters on speed

On a recent afternoon, I saw a farmer riding down the road on his tractor. He wore faded Liberty overalls over a long sleeve denim shirt and a baseball cap so stained you couldn't distinguish the logo on the front rested on his head. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council Meeting + July 26, 2006 + 10 am

Temple@TheColumbiaStar.com Roll call City council convened at 10 Wednesday morning, July 26, for its regular session. Absent were council members Tameika Isaac Devine and Daniel Rickenmann. More...

Richland County Council Meeting + July 25, 2006 + 6 pm

MWC423@bellsouth.net Getting Started After the agenda and previous minutes were approved, the county attorney notified the council of six items for executive session. Two personnel items, The Richland Council vs. More...

Education

Carolina Children's Home needs supplies for Back to School Drive

From now until the first week in August, Carolina Children's Home will be having its annual Back to School Drive fundraiser and supply collection. The Home needs to collect enough supplies to send more that 80 children to school. More...

My college experience:

It's not cement; it's concrete

This summer my parents gave me the choice get a full time job or go to summer camp, so naturally I went to camp. As I was looking through all the camps, one struck my eye, Adventures in Civil Engineering at USC. More...

Society

Son honors parents with New Hope Village

The Saluda Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce the dedication of the "New Hope Village" in Shelpachy, Ukraine, in honor of Columbia residents Mr. and Mrs. Curtis M. Loftis Sr. More...

The Saluda Charitable Foundation was started by Curtis Loftis Jr.

Curtis M. Loftis Jr. is a lifelong resident of South Carolina and a 1981 graduate of the University of South Carolina where he studied business and management. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The Sensational Epics to play at the Capital Senior Center

The Sensational Epics will play for the annual shag night at the Capital Senior Center on Friday, August 4. The Epics, Columbia's oldest and best-known shag band, formed in 1963. More...

What's growing in Columbia

Vibrant daisy, rudbeckia, sedum, phlox, and coneflowers surround the climbing cypress vine for a spectacular welcome for the mail carrier. More...

Peach time in S.C.

Peach time in South Carolina ushers in the season for peach shortcake, peach cobbler, peach ice cream, peach pie, peaches and cream, and peaches plain. Peaches, sweet and tree-ripened, with no accompaniment are not plain fare. More...