March 2, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

The Columbia Star collects more awards

The South Carolina Press Association Awards Luncheon for the 71 weekly newspapers was held Feb. 23, 2007 at Embassy Suites. More...

News

Mom to 19 children shares her story of faith

Brenda Johnston, working with Hope's Promise Orphan Ministries (HPOM) in Namibia, Africa, is touring in the U.S. to raise awareness and funds for orphans in sub Saharan Africa. Johnston is Project Director for HPOM. More...

Talent of Columbia celebrates Cinema at the Township

Columbia native McCree O'Kelley is again center stage after dancing on New York and Tokyo stages. His newest role is director of performing arts for SCARF + SCREEN COLUMBIA. More...

USC Chapter DAR members honor founder

No doubt, Dr. Irene Dillard Elliott smiled down from her lofty cloud in heaven as she was honored by the USC Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution for the idea she conceived 50 years ago to charter a DAR chapter. More...

Business

Tenebaum Speaks to Columbia Rotary

Republican Rusty DePass preceded Tenenbaum's lunchtime speech to the Columbia Rotary Club last Monday, Feb. 26. More...

Star Profile

Dr. Kelly Hynes of 20!20 Vision

Kelly Scott Hynes was born in Columbia at Providence Hospital. Her father was the second employee hired by the Wilbur Smith headquarters office in Columbia. More...

Briefs

Duke expects tighter emissions standards Charlotte- based Duke Energy is working with Southern Co. to build a $6 billion emissions- free nuclear plant in Cherokee County, S.C. More...

Sports

Out- Manned

The J.L. Mann Lady Patriots prove to be too much for the Lady Falcons. A.C. Flora 47 J.L. Mann 63

The A.C. Flora Lady Falcons had a disappointing Saturday, losing the upper state championship to the J.L. Mann Lady Patriots 63- 47 in the S.C. Class 3A division held in Greenville's BiLo Center Feb. 24. More...

The Rematch

Lower Richland Diamond Hornet girls basketball coach Debbie Stroman and Dorman Cavalier coach Joy Couch met at the S.C. High School League headquarters Wednesday, Feb. 28 for a press conference. More...

Oops! We goofed!

In Mike Maddock's Feb. More...

Travel

Christmas in Italy

Part 4: taking a tumble down the Alps

The weather did not bode well for skiing; nor did Francesco's stories. As we drove north from Milan for several days of skiing in the Alps, our car was enveloped in a thick and monotonous fog. More...

Moving Afghanistan from opium to other crops

Part I: Getting to Faizabad

Editor's note: Bob Resseguie recently moved from Columbia to Oswego, N.Y., his hometown. He has retired three times from the U.S. More...

My Encounter with America

Part 7: The elections of 1980

Monitoring and covering the 1980 presidential and congressional campaigns and elections really impressed me, and I learned many lessons about American politics. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public notices

NOTICE OF SALE IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA COLUMBIA DIVISION C/A # 3:06-1849-JFA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, vs. WEBBER U. More...

NOTICE 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 file their claims on Form #371PC with the Pro More...

NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS

__________________________________ Notice of Application Notice is hereby given that Cock N' Bull, LLC, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale on premises consump More...

Columbia teacher knighted

Ruta Couet, a veteran teacher of French for more than 20 years and foreign langage coordinator for the state of South Carolina since 1994, was honored with the title of Knight in the order of Palmes Académiques for her service to More...

S.C. shrimp and grits spice up the Big Apple

Brian Dukes, chef at the Blue Marlin will be the guest chef for a dinner March 10 at the world famous James Beard Foundation in New York City. He will be serving the finest S. C. ingredients including Adluh grits and S. C. coastal shrimp. More...

On Second Thought

Letter to the editor

Publisher has insight into failing schools

As a former educator I'd like to congratulate Warner Montgomery ("State takover will not save 'failing' schools," Feb. 23) on his insight into the real cause of failing schools. More...

Letter to the editor

Animal Protection League wants equal weight

For the past 25 years, the Animal Protection League, the Midland's first no- kill animal shelter, has gone quietly about the business of providing a safe haven for many of our communities abandoned and unwanted pets. More...

Thirty- something speaks

Generation flip- flop

My feet are the coldest part of my body so they don't spend a lot of time outdoors, especially during the chillier months. More...

Government / Neighborhood

One of our own guards U.S. /Mexico borders

Ninety years after the S.C. Army National Guard's last deployment to help protect America's southwest border from the outlaw Pancho Villa, Master Sgt. Phillip H. Jones, a wildlife photographer with the S.C. More...

Education

Dig it up!

USC is accepting registrations from volunteers to help excavate ancient archaeological sites along the Savannah River May 1- June 2. The expedition will be led by archaeologist Dr. More...

Blythewood High students publish newspaper

Journalism students at Blythewood High School produce a monthly newspaper, the Streak . More...

A.C.Flora Math Team wins big

The A.C. Flora Math Team competed in the 30th Annual College of Charleston Math Meet on Feb. 24 and brought home several top honors. More...

Society

Louise Preacher Tindal

1914- 2007

Mrs. Louise Preacher Tindal, age 93, died Sunday, February 25, 2007, at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster, S.C. More...

Miss Kerrigan and Mr. Scott plan August, 2007 wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gordon Kerrigan of Pensacola, Florida announce the engagement of their daughter, Darby Rose Kerrigan, to Robert Marion Scott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Charles Scott of Columbia. More...

S.C. State Society DAC meets

The South Carolina State Society, Daughters of the American Colonists, held its 77th State Assembly Saturday, February 24, 2007, at Columbia Country Club, Blythewood, S.C., with the Governor Joseph West Chapter and the Fort Cogaree Cha More...

Events

Events

ART The Columbia Museum of Art will present From Pissarro to Picasso: European Works on Paper and A Foreign Affair: American Artists Abroad March 2- June 17. 799-2810 or www.columbiamuseum.org. The H.E. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Ghost Riders

On Saturday Feb. 24 my friend, Coleman, and I went to see the film Ghost Rider at Carmike Wynnsong Cinemas. This is another movie based on a Marvel comic book series. More...

Explorers hike Wateree Passage

Members of the Greater Piedmont Chapter of the Explorers Club continue their goal to hike the entire 425- mile Palmetto Trail. On Feb. 10, they trekked the Wateree Passage, a 7.2 mile span near Poinsett State Park. More...

Stopping to smell the flowers

A Spring Carpet of Snow

What is old is new again, in fashion and in plants. This spring, garden centers are featuring an old- fashioned evergreen perennial, candytuft, Iberis sempervirens. More...