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Neighborhood dishes:

noun: local restuarants where friends, family, and neighbors gather to enjoy good food, friendly service, and pleasant company.

Nearly every neighborhood has one: a place where friends, family, and neighbors gather to enjoy good food, friendly service, and pleasant company. More...

Neighborhood Dishes

The Other Store Forest Acres

Its humble name and simple white exterior don't draw attention or make a statement. Simply called, The Other Store, Linda and Bill Sellers' deli and convenience store offers much more than the name implies. More...

Facts regarding LifePoint and organ, eye, tissue donation:

+ S.C. is one of the leaders in the U.S. (in regard to the number of organs recovered.) More...

Education

From Cluj, Romania to Columbia

On Sunday, August 27, 2006, a group of students left their homes in Romania and came to Columbia. By Thursday, they could have passed for native South Carolinians. More...

Midlands Technical College honors top employees

Midlands Technical College recently honored its Employees of the Year for 2006. The award ceremony was part of the college's annual Fall Inservice. The college employs more than 600 full-time employees. More...

Student reports on U.S. Congressman's opinion on the state of public education

Congressman Joe Wilson is "just plain folks" and seems comfortable wherever he goes and with whomever he's with. More...

Sports

Cavaliers rough up the Bearcats

Brookland-Cayce 8 Richland Northeast 54 More...

Photo

of the week

Carlos McCoy, RB, A.C. Flora : Rushed 15 times for 129 yards and two touchdowns against Mid-Carolina. More...

District 1 Columbia Star of the week

September 8, 2006

Bobby Smith had three interceptions against Keenan returning them for a total of 185 yards. He tipped one at the one yard line, caught it at the five, and returned it 95 yards for touchdown. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The Original Mystery Plant

Way down yonder in the swamp is where these things came from. These are fruits of a native American, an American tree that is. It's a slender tree, deciduous, at home in shaded woods, especially within bottomland forests. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles(s) or other property are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens, are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5-5810, 56-5-5636 and 29-1510 SC Law as Amended, and ar More...

NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS

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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...

Marine leaves legacy of hope

This world is a better place for each of us today thanks to the life of Corporal David Gardner Weimortz of Irmo, S.C. David was a fearless Marine, but he was first a son to Mrs. Fran Fellers and Mr. More...

Even soldiers in Iraq read The Columbia Star

Every week Arthur R. Thexton sends four or five packages including More...

On Second Thought

letters to the editor

DMV demands 15 year old register for Selective Service

I want to let you know about a very serious situation that is taking place in South Carolina. This is most important if you have young children or grandchildren, or know someone with a child who is now or is approaching 15 years of age. More...

There is hope and strength in Israel

As this war continues, I am the first to admit that we have our good days and our bad days. About an hour ago 10 Israelis were killed in a Katyusha attack up north. Friday the new rockets fell about 1/2 mile from my home. More...

Thirty-something speaks

Homework and volcanic flashbacks

There is a trend in education called the family project. In a perfect world, the family project should bring a smile to your face and warm your heart. More...

Business

Star Profile Karen Floyd, Republican candidate for S.C. Superintendent of Education

Karen Floyd was born in Hermann Hospital in the world's largest medical complex, the Texas Medical Center in Houston, where her father was a geologist for Esso, now Exxon-Mobil. At age five, her father and Esso moved the family to Libya. More...

Briefs

Sporting News to see more NASCAR Charlotte-based American City Business Journals is the nation's leading publisher of metropolitan business newspapers. ACBJ has 41 weekly business publications in cities across the U.S. More...

Budding business students visit from Romania

Last week eight Romanian high school students and their seven teachers discussed their 2006 Global Issues English Immersion Camp. Escorting the group were their international relations officer and their official interpreter. More...

Society

Descendant of Civil War prisoner shares artifacts

Dr. Edmund Taylor has a number of ancestors with Civil War military service, but one is of special interest to a noted scholar. Dr. More...

Miss Fowler and Mr. Houck exchange vows in the Magnolia House

Julianna Elizabeth Fowler and David Martin Houck were married September 3, 2006, at 6 pm in the Magnolia House in Lexington. Jerry Posey officiated the double- ring ceremony. More...

Dreher High to hold All-Class Reunion

The Dreher Foundation is excited to announce an All Class Reunion weekend May 11-12, 2007. More...

Events

Calendar

ART The Columbia Museum of Art will present More...

Travel

Slave Trade Expedition to Africa

Part 20: Fotoba, village lost in time

Our sailing ship docked at Fotoba. Scores of naked black bodies were lined up, shackled together, heads bowed, skin shining in the tropical sun. Our captain ordered the casks of rum and boxes of guns unloaded. More...

I'll take a good ole southern gent anyday over wine and cheese

There is this amazingly cheap airline that flies direct from La Rochelle, France, where I was taking classes, to London, where my mother's half of the family resides. More...