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News

Former special agent shares career in the FBI

Joe Loeffler says technology has made being an FBI special agent far different than when he was one. "We used stenographers, telephones, and just plain legwork to get information about people," said Loeffler. More...

Students address national audience

Four Columbia students return to school this fall semester with expanded perspectives of government, technology, and their present and future roles in both. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council Meeting + August 16, 2006 + 9 am

By John Temple Ligon Temple@TheColumbiaStar.com

Roll call City council convened for its work session at 9 am, Wednesday, August 16 in City Hall. All members of council were present: Daniel Rickenmann, Sam Davis, E.W. More...

Rep. Wilson and Sen. Graham visit West Columbia

Thursday, August, 10, Rep. Joe Wilson and Sen. Lindsay Graham discuss grant applications submitted by the city with Mayor Bobby Horton. The three grants were requests for a new 100ft ladder firetruck, an old sewer line replacement, More...

Education

CIECD holds reception for Hand Middle School awardees

The Clemson Institute for Economic and Community Development (CIECD) held a lakeside reception for the four Hand Middle School awardees whose National History Day (NHD) performance brought prestige to South Carolina. More...

Killian Elementary School seeks mentors

Killian Elementary School in Richland District Two is seeking volunteers for its. Readers Enthusiastic About Climbing Higher (REACH) program. More...

BellSouth Pioneer Volunteers fill backpacks

Too often, innocent children leave home with the clothes on their backs and nothing else to call their own. More...

Sports

High School football 2006 regions at a glance

Even without Irmo, this may still be the toughest region in S.C. Class 4A football. More...

Events

Calendar

ANIMALS SCE&G's ZooView webcam will feature Riverbanks' mother tiger and her three one-year-old cubs as they interact and play with one another through September 6. 779-8717 More...

Beauty in the Backyard

New to Columbia?

Visit Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

Riverbanks is home to more than 2,000 magnificent and fascinating animals and one of the nation's most beautiful and inspiring botanical gardens. More...

Local backyard certified as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Contributed by SCWF The South Carolina Wildlife Federation (SCWF) announces that the property of Leslie Tye, located in Columbia, has been certified as an official Backyard Wildlife Habitat site. More...

The Original Mystery Plant

The study of natural history in salt marshes is fascinating: a great place to learn about plants and animals of estuarine habitats. More...

Young people help Beat the Heat

Catherine and Cannon Smith were sitting at the breakfast table one morning with their godparents, Walter and Ellen Hayden talking about what it means to be responsible when the idea came. More...

Basketball made young men out of boys

Dreher High School coach of the 1948 basketball team was a big influence

Basketball played a big part in Bill (William Elliott) DeLoach's life. When DeLoach was in the seventh grade, his father, who was in the Air Force during WWII, was transferred from Columbia to Salina, Kan. More...

On Second Thought

letters to the editor Shock and dismay at The Star

I must say that I am further dismayed but no longer shocked at your printing of William Stanley's opinion regarding Israel in your August 4th issue. More...

Thirty-something speaks

Fun then food

I am the first to admit nothing quiets a noisy kid quite like a handful of cheddar cheese Goldfish, but as I watch my kids grow, and they participate in more and more activities, I am noticing an interesting phenomenon. More...

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

What happened to customer service?

When I was 15, I started working full time. My main goal was to be able to provide myself with spending money and buy my own clothes. My parents weren't wealthy, and there were four of us to clothe, so a lot of what we wore was mail order. More...

Business

DeMint lays down priorities

priorities Secure our homeland Secure our prosperity Secure our values

The Columbia Rotary Club warmly greeted Senator Jim DeMint at their Monday (August 14) lunch in Seawell's on Rosewood. More...

Star Profile

Nela Gibbons, director of the Office on Aging

Cornelia Danforth Gibbons has been directing the Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging for two years, and she is moving on. She has worked in state government for 28 years, and her next position is in the private sector. More...

Briefs

Jobs and money The Central South Carolina Alliance released recent numbers in economic development: 2,700 new jobs and $591.3 million in new capital investment for 2005. More...

Society

Mrs. Stands and Dr. Wallace marry August 11, 2006

Last fall an extra football ticket brought together a Columbia widow and widower who were already long-time friends through their active involvement at Eastminster Presbyterian Church. More...

Henry and Carmella Tronco Martin celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Henry and Carmella Tronco Martin celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday, August 12, 2006. The Rev. Richard Harris renewed their vows in front of family and close friends. More...

Mann Simons Gardens dedicated to the Wisteria Garden Club

On August 24, 2006, Historic Columbia Foundation will dedicate the front gardens at the Mann- Simons Cottage to the Wisteria Garden Club which has been instrumental in preserving and interpreting the cottage since the 1970s and continues to play a vi More...

Travel

Slave Trade Expedition to Africa

Part 17: Archaeologist in Bangalan

After archaeologist Ken Kelly finished scouring the grounds of Farenya, we decided to take a look at a nearby village, Bangalan. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE The Annual Return of Alpha/ Omega Foundation is available for inspection during regular business hours c/o James T. More...

NOTICE"Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations"

Case#05-04-A589P CHANGES ARE MADE IN DETERMINATIONS OF BASE FLOOD ELEVATIONS FOR THE CITY OF COLUMBIA AND THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF RICHLAND COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA, UNDER THE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM 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...