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

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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

Mack's 1809 Laurel Street, Columbia + 779-9858

In 1977, Bill Martin's coworkers at BellSouth asked him to join them for lunch at a nearby restaurant. "They said they were just going to take me to this little hole in the wall," he said. "And I've been coming here ever since." More...

Elliot and the Untouchables rock the rooftop

Residents of Forest Acres and surrounding areas joined Elliot and the Untouchables on the roof-top of Midtown at Forest Acres, formally Richland Fashion Mall, from 6 pm to 9 pm Thursday, September 14. More...

Business

Filmmakers focus on Columbia

$20 million, according to Jeff Monks, South Carolina Film Commissioner. More...

Star Profile Mac Bennett of United Way

James McCauley (Mac) Bennett was born in McLeod Hospital in Florence, the medical center of the Pee Dee, and he grew up in Cheraw. At Cheraw High School he played both varsity football and golf, while he was tapped for the National Honor Society. More...

Briefs

Boomers Surveys suggest about 90% of people 60 or older don't move from longtime homes. Those who do tend to relocate within the same metropolitan area. More...

Society

Mayor signs 2006 Constitution Week Proclamation

Daughters and Children of the American Revolution watched Mayor Bob Coble sign the 2006 Constitution Week Proclamation September 13, 2006. Present were (l-r) Elizabeth Monts Rauch, regent of Granby Chapter D.A.R; Robert Rauch, Col. More...

Abracadabra: Symphony League's magical season of entertainment begins

The Women's Symphony League's season of spectacular fundraisers began Sunday, September 17, with the stroke of a magic wand yielded by hosts Christian Thee and Bruce Bahr. More...

Attention Dreher Class of 1961

The list of missing and deceased persons from the Dreher Class of 1961 is listed on www.TheColumbiaStar.com. Please look it over before the October 14, 2006 reunion. More...

Events

Calendar

BOOKS The Richland County Public Library and the Colonial Center More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The Original Mystery Plant

Whether you are a visitor or a long-time resident, our ancient Appalachians can't be beat for natural history. Here's a native mountaineer that is definitely worth a thought or two. More...

Zoo walker records 5,500 miles

Ruth Huffstetler begins her walk through Riverbanks Zoo and Garden at 8 am each morning

It's 8 am at the Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden. The air is cool, the animals are stirring, and zookeepers are making their rounds before the opening hour arrives. More...

Kidney recipient moves from death's door to five medals

Editors note: In the September 8, 2006, issue of The Columbia Star More...

The price of development

A lone great white egret watches with concern as the large orange crane of a developer threatens his habitat in northeast Columbia. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

Solving a problem like Maria

Maria is my youngest daughter's fish, or I should say Maria was my youngest daughter's fish. My wife discovered Maria resting a little too peacefully on the bottom of the fish tank the other night. The once flitting Beta had become an angelfish. More...

Do football stars get special treatment?

Two boys, one 16 and the other 17, hatched a plan for a prank. They'd steal a stuffed deer, stand it up on the road at night, and have fun watching cars swerve to avoid hitting it. More...

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

We are all star struck

Noted child expert Brad Pitt, in a riveting interview recently, revealed some of his parenting philosophy. Pitt considers children to be deserving of a free rein; it allows them to develop their unique personality. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council Meeting + September 20, 2006 + 10 am

Roll call City council convened around 10:10 Wednesday morning. Council members Daniel Rickenmann and Sam Davis were absent, but Davis was due to arrive after 11:30, about the same time Coble and Finlay warned they had to leave. More...

Richland County Council Meeting September 19, 2006 + 6 pm

Correction During last week's council meeting, More...

Forest Acres City Council Meeting September 12, 2006 + 5:30 pm

Mayor Frank Brunson called the Forest Acres City Council to order at 5:25 pm on September 12, after a short public hearing on proposed amendment of the zoning code of ordinances related to cluster housing. All members of council were present. More...

Education

Sixth grader adores bilingual dog

Hannah Quackenbush wanted to be a veterinarian the first eight years of her life, but she couldn't stand the thought of seeing animals in pain. More...

Sports

The Butler did it!

Columbia 7 Brookland-Cayce 6

Down 6-0 in front of a hostile crowd at a place known as The Cage, the Columbia High Capitals found their undefeated season in jeopardy Friday, September 15, 2006. More...

The Coaches' Corner

Weekly thoughts from area coaches.

Robin Bacon, A.C. Flora: Sept. 14: A.C. Flora 6 More...

Cardinals rumble to easy win

Colleton Prep 12 Cardinal Newman 34 More...

Travel

Slave Trade Expedition to Africa

Part 22: Rhoum relaxation

Our last stop in Isles de Los was the island of Rhoum. This is the place most people visit in the islands because of its resorts and beaches. It was early in the afternoon and we were ready for food and drink. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

Master's Sales Part 1 OF 2

MASTER'S SALE 04-CP-40-4126 By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Resurgent Capital Services, LP against Paul Middleton, The South Carolina Department of Revenue and The United States of America, I, the undersigned Maste More...

Public Notices

Master's Sales Part 2 OF 2

MASTER'S SALE 06-CP-40-3442 By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of National City Mortgage, a division of National City Bank of Indiana, against Victor Perez, et al., I, the undersigned Master in Equity for Richland County More...