April 27, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Strong American Schools national campaign launches to promote education reform in 2008 Presidential Election

Former S.C. Gov. David Beasley rises to the occasion at EdVenture Children's Museum as one of the state's leadership team with SAS. More...

News

NAI Avant holds Client Appreciation Reception

Tony Mizell of Spectra Dynamics, Mayor Bob Coble, and Ashby Gressette of Stevens & Wilkinson More...

Eastover to hold Parade and BBQ Festival Mildred Patterson Eastover Pageant

The Pageant will be held May 4, 2007. Participants will be girls and boys between the ages of 6- 18. Participants will be judged on talent, poise, congeniality, and fundraising. More...

MTC Cruise- In promotes high- demand careers

When it comes to employing qualified automotive technicians around the Midlands and across the nation, there is not enough supply to meet the demand. A recent survey by Manpower Inc. More...

Business

Doctor discusses ADHD in the workplace

Dr. Joel Sussman, a former pediatrician now treats people of all ages who have ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Dr. More...

Star Profile

Margaret Lamb, USC's media relations director

Margaret Moore Lamb has been in many kinds of media, mostly print, since her graduation from USC. She's also a good illustration of the advantages of literacy. More...

Rotary up to date on lottery

Ernie Passalaigue, the executive director of the S.C. Education Lottery, brought the Columbia Rotary up to date on his lottery operation Monday, April 23. More...

Society

Historic Columbia Foundation unveils landscape plans

Columbia Green President Earl Ellis announced a gift of $75,000 at last week's unveiling of Historic Columbia Foundation's (HCF) cultural landscape master plan and Seibels gardens. More...

Ariail Chapter elects new officers

Members of the Ariail Chapter of Columbia College Alumni gathered for their spring meeting in the parlor of the Alumnae Hall on the Columbia College campus April 14. More...

Supporters of AIDS Benefit Foundation participate in Dining with Friends

Dining with Friends guests Jayne Darke, who came to a song- themed party as Mr.Bojangles (l) and Matt Chisling, That Old Black Magic , are among hundreds of supporters of the AIDS Benefit Foundation. More...

Events

Events

ART The Bus Stop Gallery Spring Show will be Thurs. through May 6. www.busstopgallery.com. The S.C. State Museum will host the 4th annual Congaree Art Festival Sat., April 28, 10 am- 4 pm. 898-4921. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Part 4: Caterers and Bands and Flowers, Oh My!

There's no way that Girl has been planning her wedding since she was little because Girl had no idea what all it takes to make the wedding actually happen. More...

Animal events

The Animal Protection League will celebrate its 25th anniversary April 27, 2007, at the Rockbridge Country Club, 4135 Rockbridge Road, 7 pm- 11 pm. More...

Wizard moves up the ladder

Wizard is a very intelligent six- year- old male standard poodle who loves to play and have fun and be with people all the time. When left alone to guard the house or car, he anxiously awaits his owners' return. More...

50 years and still going strong

"The stage is set!" That's the outlook these days at Forest Lake Presbyterian Church, according to The Rev. Dr. Ellen Fowler Skidmore, Senior Minister. More...

Kid reporter covers second presidential campaign

In 2004, John Dixon began his career in journalism by interviewing Democratic presidential hopefuls as they rolled through S.C. More...

On Second Thought

Forced vaccinations are not state property

Our children are not state property who can be injected with poorly researched toxic mercury-bearing inoculations. More...

Thirty- something speaks

Who is the worse parent?

Who is the worse parent? Is it the guy who decided to let his four- year- old son play along the sidelines during the Colorado State spring game, or is it Alec Baldwin who was caught berating his 11- year- old daughter on voice mail. More...

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

Scarring young people

He was maybe the best young athlete I remember; strong, smart, and confident. A 13- year- old who acted 30. John was the same age as my oldest child, and the two competed in various sports for years. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Bierbauer speaks to Rotary Club

The St. More...

Kid reporter tracks down presidential candidate

On April 13, 2007, I caught up with Mitt Romney at a breakfast event held at the Sunset Grill in West Columbia. There was an obligatory speech followed by a less formal question and answer session. More...

Meet Forest Acres Councilwoman Ginger Dukes

Ginger Dukes has faithfully served on Forest Aces City Council for the past four years. She comes from a family steeped in public service. More...

Education

CCFI holds reception at Governor's Mansion

The Columbia Council for Internationals (CCFI) hosted a reception at the Governor's Mansion April 20, 2007 for international students from all S.C. colleges and universities. More...

Happy Birthday, Mr. Gasque

A fabulous teacher at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School just celebrated a big birthday. He has inspired more students with literature than any other person I have ever known. Mr. More...

Sports

Defending champs battle

Dreher 1 Spring Valley 3

The defending Class 3A Lower State Champion Dreher Blue Devils travelled to Spring Valley to take on the defending Class 4A Lower State Champion Vikings Monday April 23. More...

Lady Vikings set for playoff run

Spring Valley 3 Richland Northeast 0 Photos and Story By Mike Maddock Mike@TheColumbiaStar.com The Spring Valley Lady Vikings have a lot of motivation for a playoff run, and now they have some moment More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 6: Francis Marion, son and farmer

"Gen. More...

The garden of the Washington National Cathedral

The garden on the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral is as much a national treasure as the Gothic style house of prayer. Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. More...

My Encounter with America

Part 13: All Koreans look alike!

An American friend of mine was mad at me because he couldn't find me at our agreed meeting spot on Kampala Road, the capital city of Uganda. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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...

Public Notices

NOTICE Plantation Self Storage will hold a public sale to enforce a lien imposed on said property, as described below, pursuant to the South Carolina Self-Service Storage Facility Act, South Carolina Code 39-20-10 to 39-20-50, at More...

Notice of Application

Notice is hereby given that Congaree Grill, LLC, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale on premises consumption of Beer, Wine and Liquor, at 827 Harden St., Columbia, SC 2 More...