January 19, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

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20th MLK Day awards Dream Keepers

We Shall Overcome at the conclusion of the 2007 MLK Day Event are (l-r) Arielle Riposta, master of ceremonies; Durham Carter, chair of MLK Foundation Committee; Cathleen Cleary, chair of the Harvest Hope Food Drive Committee; Rev. More...

One person, one passion

By Sidney Kornegay Cub@TheColumbiaStar.com Mike Leonard, a former carpenter, knows that a little creativity and hard work can transform a wooden block into a masterpiece. More...

Law students aid veterans

The USC School of Law is helping U.S. veterans legal assistance. Through the efforts of Adjunct Professor Douglas Rosinski and Professor W. More...

Business

Briefs

Whole new team The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has almost 22,000 students - with an additional 12,000 planned for the coming decade - and no football team. More...

Green Diamond developers try again

In 1999, Columbia Venture LLC (CV) bought 4,474 acres of Richland County riverside property on the Congaree for a reported $14 million. More...

Jeremy Wilson of Grub & Ellis Wilson/Kibler Star Profile

By John Temple Ligon Temple@TheColumbiaStar.com Jeremy G. Wilson, CPM and CCIM, was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. More...

Society

Sarah Heyward Hardy Hinnant

Sarah Heyward Hardy Hinnant died peacefully on December 27, 2006, at the Episcopal Home at Still Hopes. She was 97 years old. The family received friends at 24 Woodhill Circle on Thursday after 4 and Friday after 7 pm. More...

Iris Garden Club plants tree to honor firefighters

In observance of Arbor Day, the Iris Garden Club planted a tree Jan. 17, 2007, at the Columbia Fire Museum to honor Columbia area firefighters. More...

Egrets

Recently, early- morning drivers pulling over or slowing down to the posted 25 mph on Rockbridge Road have nearly caused traffic jams. More...

Events

Events

The Columbia Classical Ballet with artistic director Radenko Pavlovich is dedicated to providing S.C. audiences with the experience of classical ballet performed by the recognized ballet stars of the day. More...

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 The SC Council on Economic Education will host an Econ. More...

Travel

Wateree River Expedition

Part 3: Stateburg's Borough Plantation By Warner M. Montgomery

Warner@TheColumbiaStar.com As a member of the Greater Piedmont Chapter of the Explorers Club, I went with the group on their third stop on the Wateree River Expedition was in Stateburg, the tiny More...

My Encounter with America

Part 1: First meeting with Americans

My first encounter with an American was in 1967. I was a small boy starting my secondary education at Bukedi College Kachonga in Uganda. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

Master's Sales Part 1 of 2

MASTER'S SALE 06-CP-40-4609 By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of American General Financial Services, Inc., against Christinia L. Dickerson and David P. Dickerson; Citifinancial, Inc. More...

Public Notices

Master's Sales Part 2 of 2

MASTER'S SALE 06-CP-40-5760 By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of SFJV 2005, LLC, against Kevin M. More...

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 More...

Egrets perform in Forest Acres

Early morning drivers are creating traffic jams watching the egrets perform off Rockbridge Road. More...

Yellow Pages feature Congaree River

The Congaree river, one of the three rivers that borders Cayce, Columbia and West Columbia is featured on the 2007- 08 edition of the AT& T Real Yellow Pages. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty- something speaks

Lemonade with a warning label

I've come to the conclusion when I reach the ripe old age of 40 three years from now I'm going to quit worrying about my appearance. More...

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

Cars can't fly, and refrain from putting people in the dryer

It's a Ford commercial. The autos in the ads cruise above the highways; traveling easily on bridge barriers, railings, and ledges, balanced on one wheel. I have no idea what the company is trying to convey. More...

The cell phone that stole Christmas

The police department, fire department, and ambulance service have been getting false calls for more than a month. That's not unusual; every emergency service gets some of these calls. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council meeting + Jan. 16, 2007

Roll call Columbia City Council convened at 9 am, Wed., Jan.17. All council members were present: Daniel Rickenmann, Sam Davis, E. W. More...

Richland County Council meeting + Jan. 16, 2007

Joe McEachern, Val Hutchinson, Joyce Dickerson, Norman Jackson, Damon Jeter, Paul Livingston, Bill Malinowski, Mike Montgomery, Greg Pearce, Bernice Scott, and Kit Smith were present. More...

Forest Acres City Council meeting + Jan. 9, 2007

The Forest Acres City Council meeting began at 5:15 pm Jan. 9, 2007. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Frank Brunson. Bob Massa led those assembled in prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. More...

Education

Meadowfield student designs award winning T- shirt

The 26th Annual Snowman Run 8K Road Race & Youth Fun Run will be held this Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, at Caughman Road Park 11:30 am- 3:30 pm. Youth Fun Run is for ages 12 and under and will begin at 12:30 pm. More...

Richland One teachers earn National Board Certification

Thirty- two Richland One teachers earned National Board Certification, the highest credential available in the teaching profession. More...

Crayton Middle School honors its own

Mary Ann Odom has been selected as Crayton Middle School's Teacher of the Year for the 2007- 08 school year. More...

Sports

BOYS BASKETBALL Bailey lifts Skyhawks over Falcons in OT

Daniel Bailey scored 23 of his game- high 34 points in the second half and four more in overtime to lead the Hammond Skyhawks (12- 3, 2- 0) over the Ben Lippen Falcons (12- 6, 1- 1) 69- 65 at Ben Lippen Tues., Jan. 16. More...

GIRLS BASKETBALL Falcons grounded

Lauren Smith hit five of six free throws in the final period to help the Hammond Lady Skyhawks(7- 10, 1- 1) overcome a pesky Ben Lippen Lady Falcons' (3- 12, 0- 2) team 44- 34 at Ben Lippen Tues., Jan. 16. More...

Blue Devil Invitational is a winner

North Myrtle Beach High School may have run away with the 2007 Blue Devil Wrestling Invitational held Jan. 12- 13, but the Dreher High School wrestling team and the surrounding community are the real winners. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The Original Mystery Plant

In a couple of weeks I'll take my botany class on its first field trip of the season. I've got the schedule mapped out, and our first visit will be to a site in the sandhills of central South Carolina. More...

Magic in the mailbox

Stopping to smell the flowers

For months mail- order seed catalogs arrived in my mailbox. I've been reading these since childhood, and they still offer magic, suspense, excitement, and anticipation. More...