February 2, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

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Everybody has a story to tell

StoryCorps is visiting Columbia this February as part of its 2007 tour to capture the way Americans are living today.

Since StoryCorps opened its first StoryBooth in New York City in October of 2003, more than 9,000 stories of average Americans have been recorded. Today, StoryCorps consists of two mobile StoryBooths that tour the U.S. More...

Former president of Columbia College returns to Founders Day

In an impromptu sermon given in the middle of a cold February night 33 years ago, Dr. R. Wright Spears, wearing a raincoat, not a pastor's robe, uttered his defining words. More...

Wade Hampton Sertoma Club presents highest awards

The Service to Mankind Award is the highest award that Sertoma can give to a nonmember. Ronald Mitchum epitomizes the servant/leader, giving cheerfully and selflessly and inspiring others to do the same. More...

Education

Polo Road hosts On the Other Hand

The media center at Polo Road Elementary School was abuzz with activity Jan. 13 when the students became teachers. More...

Young lawyers help Cinderella get to the ball

Local young lawyers are swapping their legal briefs for magic wands to make dreams come true for high school girls in Columbia. More...

67 RNE students named AP Scholars by College Board

Sixty- seven of Richland Northeast High School's students and 2006 graduates have been cited by the College Board for their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program Exams administered last May. More...

Society

Miss Buck and Mr. Cantey marry in Charleston, S.C.

Susanne Tennent Buck and James Willis Cantey III were married November 11, 2006, in Grace Episcopal Church, Charleston, South Carolina. The Reverend Cannon J. Michael A. Wright performed the 7 pm ceremony. More...

Miss Fowler and Mr. Wang plan June wedding at Pawleys

Mr. and Mrs. William Pearson Fowler announce the engagement of his daughter, Mary Rutledge Fowler, to Eugene Wang, son of Dr. and Mrs. Ke- Shin Wang of Columbia, South Carolina. Miss Fowler is the daughter of the late Isabel Singleton Fowler. More...

RCC Supper Club wins first prize in National Honey Board's Pure and natural Supper Club Contest

The RCC Supper Club members are not a matched set. Their origins, histories, and chosen life paths are as diverse as their tastes in food, clothing, and men. More...

Travel

Wateree River Expedition Conclusion:

Goodwill Plantation By Warner M. Montgomery

Warner@TheColumbiaStar.com The Explorers Club concluded its Wateree River Expedition at Goodwill Plantation on the west bank of the river across from Stateburg. More...

Historical Society tours Walled City

The S.C. Historical Society held its 152nd Annual Meeting in Charleston Jan. 27. Dr. Walter Edgar presided over the meeting at the Carolina Yacht Club. Dr. Barbara L. More...

My Encounter with America

Part 3: Arrested in New York

In 1980 I worked with The Uganda Times , as a features writer. One day, my boss asked me to into his office and told me I had been nominated for a study tour to America, organized by the U.S. Information Service. 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-40-2282 By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. against, Gigi G. Collins a/k/a GiGi G. Collins, Kevin C. Collins and Citifinancial, Inc. More...

Notice to creditors

N OTICE 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 More...

Robert Burns Society celebrates birthday

Photos by Rachel Haynie More...

Shepherds Center celebrates 20 years

Celebrating the Shepherds Center's 20th Anniversary were (l-r) Betty Bruner, Bill Rogers, Caroline Judson, Carol Spivey, Bessie Boykin Clarkson, Bill Major, and Dorcas Giles. More...

On Second Thought

The Star is great!

It's great getting The Columbia Star out of my mailbox again! Your lead editorial responding to Becci Robbins' S.C. Progressive Network propaganda caught my eye immediately. More...

Ivory- bill woodpecker not extinct

The article on the Miller- Ellison house and the present owner, sculptor Grainger McKoy, states the birds shown that he carved are extinct. More...

Avocado Lady is a catnapper

Vera and Rose Ellen are leaving a shopping center in San Antonio. As they head for the parking lot, Rose Ellen spots an orange and white cat lying dead on the asphalt. More...

Government / Neighborhood

The Loop: fast, fun, and free

Columbia was going through a wrenching debate over how to run its bus transit in the summer of 1991, especially how to pay for it. One contribution to the effort was The Loop, now back in fashion. More...

Business

Briefs

by John Temple Ligon

Voter turnout According to a study by the Palmetto Project, South Carolina ranked 43rd in the USA in voter turnout for the November 2006 election. In 2002, the state's turnout was ranked 36th; and for 1998, 28th. More...

Romney needs to talk healthcare

Smooth Mitt Romney came out from the Elmwood Avenue Lizard Tuesday morning, Jan 30, around nine o'clock looking for questions. More...

Buddy Wier, mental health activist

Joel A. Wier was born in Athens, Georgia, where his father was a heating and air- conditioning contractor. His mother was a registered nurse but mostly tended to the family contracting business. More...

Sports

Shaw gets 1,000th point, but Skyhawks get the win

The Cardinal Newman Lady Cardinals invaded Hammond Tuesday, Jan. 30 and early on looked very much like the team that had compiled a 17- 1 overall record and 5- 0 league record. More...

BOYS BASKETBALL Bailey Ball

The Hammond Skyhawk's Bailey brothers, Tyler and Daniel, started Tuesday, Jan. 30's game with the visiting Cardinal Newman Cardinals a little shaky. More...

Events

Knock, ou Le triomphe de la médecine

Knock, ou Le triomphe de la médecine By Rachel Haynie Staging its first play is L'Alliance Française de Columbia's latest way of spreading French language and culture well beyond the borders of France. More...

Calendar

ANIMALS North Springs Park will host dog obedience classes beginning Feb. 19. Classes will be Mon. nights, 6- 7 pm. The deadline to register is Feb. 18. 736-6070. BOOKS The Five Points Book Shop, 718 Santee Ave. More...

S.C. Archives and History Foundation holds workshop for church historians

A diverse group of Church historians will gather Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at the S.C. History Center, 8301 Parklane Road for the third time. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The Original Mystery Plant

Most people think tree bark is rather uninteresting. However, tree bark is rather complex in its various appearances and origin. Of course, it is only developed on woody plants. More...

Grow an Award Winner

Stopping to smell the flowers

Arlene Marturano is a master gardener, writer, and educator. As an advocate of gardening as a tool for learning, she helped develop the Carolina Children's Garden at the Sandhill Research and Education Center. More...

Hot Cocoa earns the American rose society's 2007 members' choice award

The American Rose Society (ARS) named the floribunda, Hot Cocoa, the Members' Choice Award winner for 2007. More...