February 9, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

St. Peter's music director reflects on his past year

"We share many gifts, but one spirit. Managing people's gifts is my ministry." - Mark Husey

Mark Husey, the music director at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church for the last year sets the bar high for compositions and arrangements. "Before I turn 40, I want to conduct the Bach B Minor Mass ," said Husey. More...

Soprano returns to Columbia for Marian Anderson tribute

"In this tribute to Marian Anderson, I feel a calling to communicate more than to perform." - Sabrina Coleman Clark By Rachel Haynie Soprano Sabrina Coleman Clark has hit a lot of high notes since leaving More...

S.C.'s native son is world's most successful artist

The audience hushed. Temple Ligon stood in the darkened American Legion Post 6 Hut before the monthly meeting of The Torch Club. For an hour of non- stop eloquence, Ligon lectured on his favorite artist, Jasper Johns. More...

Business

Briefs

by John Temple Ligon

Science and the law Nobel Prize- winning scientist Eric Kandel will discuss the mechanics of memory and the science of the mind in this year's Charles W. Knowlton Lecture, February 20 at 5 pm in the Law School Auditorium. More...

S.C. is a flower waiting to bloom

Now is the time to move toward making South Carolina a truly competitive player in that most sustainable of economic arenas - tourism and hospitality - Michael MacNulty More...

Kevin Fisher of Fisher Communications

By John Temple Ligon Temple@TheColumbiaStar.com Kevin Fisher was born in Hickory, North Carolina, a town of about 20,000 at the time. More...

Society

Governor Joseph West Chapter, DAC meets

The New Orleans Restaurant was the setting for the annual business meeting of the Governor Joseph West Chapter, Daughters of the American Colonists, Jan. 23, 2007. More...

Petal Pushers Garden Club members learn about invasive plants

The hostess for January meeting of the Petal Pushers Garden Club was Betty Lewis, and Bernice Folsom was co- hostess. Delicious refreshments were served and enjoyed by the members on a cold, rainy day. More...

Shepherd's Center of St. Andrews appoints new executive director

The Board of Directors of the Shepherd's Center of St. Andrews announced that Rebecca Swanson has accepted the position of executive director. More...

Events

Events

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. More...

Bottle Club Show to be Feb. 16- 17

Harvey Teal has been a collector of all sorts of treasures for years. Every year, for the past 33 years he and colleagues have set up for the SC Bottle Club Show and Sale. This year's event will be Feb. More...

Travel

Christmas in Italy

Part I: I'm Not Scared…

"Are you sure you want to go?" my mother called after me. "You can still turn back if you're scared!" I rolled my eyes as I walked through the security check. Of course, I wanted to go. More...

My Encounter with America

Part 4: Embarrassed in a restaurant

My second day in America started out much better. My whole group, Christened Young African Leaders Forum, had arrived in New York. They were a powerful mix of 43 African journalists. 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...

Love keeps them together

Being abandoned and tossed on the streets years ago by people who once loved them, Shep, the male German shepherd mix, and Mommy, the female lab mix joined forces - the force of survival. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty- something speaks

What's a hooker, Daddy?

For some reason my nine- year- old daughter said the word "hooker" the other day. I'm not exactly sure why she said it. More...

Witness with an active imagination

A convenience store is robbed a dozen times in less than five months. The robberies usually occur after 10 pm, and there are usually no customers in the store. Bernard, the clerk, calls police immediately. More...

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

Madison Avenue's influence

Tide is offering a new laundry detergent spiked with lilacs and something else designed to calm emotions. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County Council meeting

Feb. 6, 2007 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 present. More...

West Columbia City Council meeting

By Kristin Lavender kblavender@gmail.com Feb. 6, 2007 Presentations Wayne Shuler , chief planner for Central Midlands COG, presented to the Council the City of West Columbia Comprehensive Plan. More...

Presidential should feel the heat of global warming in S.C.

Contributed by The Conservation Voters of South Carolina Education Fund (CVSCEF) Just one year out from S.C.'s "first- in- the- South" presidential primary, the governor of S.C. More...

Education

OUR STAGE Much a Show About Something

A Tribute

Dreher High School Feb. 15-16, 2007 7:30 pm Directed by Jeannette Arvay OUR STAGE is a tribute to all who have enjoyed being on, being around, being with our stage for the past 52 years. More...

Talk about waiting 'til the last minute

The students who sang in the Richland One Honors Choir only had one practice before their January 31 concert but still managed to produce an upbeat performance. More...

Sports

BOYS BASKETBALL Diamonds outshine Vikings

The Lower Richland Diamond Hornets fended off a hot shooting Spring Valley team defeating the visiting Vikings 63- 49 Tuesday, Feb. 6. Both teams got off to a quick start from the outside. More...

FOOTBALL National Signing Day Feb. 7, 2007

Many high school athletes nationwide signed letters of intent to play college football Wednesday February 7. More...

GIRLS BASKETBALL Feeling a little defensive

The Lower Richland Lady Diamond Hornets are feeling a little defensive. They are defending their 2006 state championship, and they are defending their home floor, and defending it well. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The Original Mystery Plant

Here we have something that shows up occasionally in forests, gardens, and lawns, quickly and quietly appearing without any forewarning. It seems to be something from outer space: a cross between an octopus and orange styrofoam. More...

We need your help

Project Pet is a private, non- profit charitable organization partnered with local municipal shelters. They rely solely on individual and corporate donations to support the annual operations. More...

Yearning for yardwork?

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...