January 12, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

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They're at it again

Lake Carolina hosts 4th Annual Polar Bear Plunge Jan. 13

Contributed by Lake Carolina Development, Inc. Be invigorated as never before - take the 4th Annual Polar Bear Plunge into the frosty waters of Lake Carolina! More...

USC's Southern Exposure wins national award

Contributed by USC The USC School of Music's innovative new music series, Southern Exposure, has won the 2007 Chamber Music America/American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Award for Adventurous Programming More...

Columbia welcomes the Yale Whiffenpoofs

Contributed by Matthew Thunell Matthew Thunell, a native of Columbia and an alumnus of Dreher High School, is the tour manager of the Yale Whiffenpoofs, the nation's most recognized and renowned a cappella group. More...

Business

Briefs

by John Temple Ligon

Tourism Tourism Development International reports tourism might reach $40 billion annually in economic impact on South Carolina's gross state product by 2020. More...

The potential of net metering

By John Temple Ligon Temple@TheColumbiaStar.com The installation of photo- voltaic cells on a residential roof can cost tens of thousands of dollars and take over 15 years to pay for itself. More...

Star Profile

By John Temple Ligon Temple@The ColumbiaStar.com Rev. Peter Cannon was born in Hartford, Connecticut, where his father was a tool maker and mechanic for Pratt & Whitney. More...

Society

Happy 99th Birthday Inez Caskey

The members of Shandon Methodist Church celebrated Inez Caskey's 99th birthday with her during her Sunday School class Sun., Jan. 7, 2007. Standing with Mrs. Caskey is Dr. Michael L. Guffee Sr., senior minister at Shandon Methodist Church. More...

Friends celebrate birthday with Kathy Konduros

Belinda Matthews, Kathy Konduros, Peggy McMaster, and Cindy Saad celebrate Kathy's birthday at the Capital City Club Jan. 4, 2007. More...

Miss Johnston and Mr. Miller exchange vows January 6, 2007

The marriage of Angier Williams Johnston to Robert Alexander Miller III took place Saturday, January 6, 2007, at First Presbyterian Church, Richmond, Virginia. More...

Events

Calendar

ANIMALS Greyhound Lifesavers will be at the Harbison Petsmart, Jan. 20, 11 am- 3 pm. Contact Judy Horton, 957-3866 or www.greyhoundlifesavers.org . BOOKS USC will host The James Dickey Conference Jan. 19- 20. More...

SC Department of Archives and History holds African American geneology workshop

This winter's African American genealogy workshop at the SC Department of Archives and History will be led by Alexia Helsley. More...

Animal Protection League celebrates 25 years with fundraiser

The Animal Protection League (APL) will hold a Lowcountry Cookout January 20, 2007 to celebrate 25 years. There will be fun and festivities. 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...

Couple creates a condo for canines

By Anne- Kathryn Bultman anne@thecolumbiastar.com Most of the rooms in the Beckham's house were empty because the children had grown up and moved away. More...

On Second Thought

Columbia was not the first planned city

Columbia has much to be proud of, but being the first "planned city" is definitely not one of the reasons. More...

Thirty- something speaks

Rare child sighting outdoors

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007, was one of those great Columbia winter days when the city was glowing under blue skies and warm sunshine. More...

Jack claims, "This land is my land!"

Jack is a member of the Gibbons family in West Milford, New Jersey. Guess I should mention that Jack is a tabby cat - not a human member of the family. Although Jack may not agree with that remark. Back to Jack. More...

Government / Neighborhood

SC Inauguration Day, Wed., Jan 10, 2007

Rep. Jim Battle, D- Mariion, and Ed. Supt. Jim Rex. More...

Richland County Council meeting + Jan. 9, 2007 + 6 pm

Joe McEachern elected chair; Val Hutchinson, vice chair

By Mike Cox MWC423@bellsouth.net Roll call Joe McEachern, Val Hutchinson, Joyce Dickerson, Norman Jackson, Damon Jeter, Paul Livingston, Bill Malinowski, Mike Montgomery, Greg Pearce, Bernice Scott, and Kit Smith were More...

Education

Sandhills School class raises $750 for Families Helping Families

Kelly Marie Oswald's elementary class of six students at Sandhills School raised $720 for WIS's Families Helping Families Holiday charitable program. More...

Flora sophomore receives award of Eagle Scout

Austin Layden received the Eagle Scout Award at a Court of Honor Ceremony at St. Martin's - in- the- Fields Episcopal Church Dec. 17, 2006. Layden is a member of Troop 4 of The Indian Waters Council. He is a sophomore at A.C. More...

Lower Richland has rich history

In 1920, the white school districts of Hopkins, Horrell Hill, Lykesland, and Bellwood consolidated as Richland County School District Five and combined their upper level schools into one high school. More...

Sports

BOYS BASKETBALL

Shamrocks feeling Blue

Photos and Story By Mike Maddock Mike@TheColumbiaStar.com The Dreher Blue Devils (11- 2, 3- 1) jumped out to a 10- 2 lead against the visiting Eau Claire Shamrocks (6- 6, 2- 3) Tuesday, Jan. More...

GIRLS BASKETBALL As easy as 1- 2- 3

Lady Blue Devils overcome by the inside and out game of the visiting Lady Shamrocks

1- 2- 3. Pass. Score. Shoot. The Eau Claire Lady Shamrocks (10- 2) made basketball look easy when they visited Dreher Tuesday, Jan. 9 and defeated the Lady Blue Devils (6- 3) 70- 31. More...

Everybody loves Ray

Photo and Story By Mike Maddock Mike@TheColumbiaStar.com If it weren't for one very high profile coach named Spurrier, USC head baseball coach Ray Tanner may just be the big man on campus. More...

Travel

Wateree River Expedition Part 2: Historic Boykin

By Warner M. Montgomery Warner@TheColumbiaStar.com

Boykin is a quaint little southern town between Camden and Sumter. Members of the Greater Piedmont Chapter of the Explorers Club stopped for lunch and a tour during the Wateree River Expedition. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The Original Mystery Plant

Hopefully you found some time during the recent holidays to walk around outside a bit. Perhaps you've been able to involve yourself in what could be termed a botany walk. More...

Welcome, Monty Blue

Monty Blue is the newest addition to Julie Hunt's family. He was born Oct. 24, 2006. At his first vet check he weighed 5 pounds one ounce. He loves to snuggle up to his new mama and run and play. More...