May 18, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Put this in your pipe and smoke it

First, a pop quiz: 1. Meerschaum is a. A famous Bavarian town b. A haberdashery designer c. A mineral found in limited areas of the world. 2. More...

Dreher's first female football player heads to Hollywood

Four years ago, Alex Creswick was a star soccer player and Dreher's first female football player. Now, she is graduating as one of Wake Forest's top students. More...

Lighting the Way: Mental Health in S.C., a tour and silent auction to honor past, present, future

Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc. (MIRCI) held an auction/reception May 5, 2007, at the Columbia Museum of Art. More...

Business

New power plant's emissions unwanted

USC researches carbon removal technology

In the U.S, plenty of coal is available for the future of energy. America has enough coal for anywhere from 200 to 450 years, energy experts say. More...

Briefs

by John Temple Ligon

Daily newspapers In the six months ended March 31, U.S. newspapers suffered a drop of 2.1% in weekday circulation and a 3.1% decrease on Sundays, compared with the same period a year earlier. More...

Mary Weston Grimball of Junior Achievement

Mary Grimball is president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Central South Carolina, which encompasses 22 counties. More...

Society

Miss Reading and Mr. Martin exhange vows May 12

Amanda Caldwell Reading of Columbia and Marshall Braddoch Martin of Barnwell, South Carolina, were married Saturday, May 12, 2007, at First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Dr. Sinclair Buchanan Ferguson and The Rev. More...

Charles G. "Chuck" Marion III

Charles Gourdin Marion III of Swansea, who was known as "Chuck" to family and friends alike, died suddenly on Thursday, May 10, 2007, in Covington, Georgia, of a massive coronary. More...

Women increase opportunities for higher education

Chapter U, PE.O., is a women's philanthropic and educational organization interested in bringing to women increased opportunities for higher education. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 9: Santee Canal, the beginning

The defeated Brits left their former colonies, and the Americans set about building a new nation. Free from war, but deep in debt, owners of burned- out Santee River plantations returned home. Gen. More...

Giant hummingbird seen in Ecuador

John Cely, South Carolina's Bird Man, recently returned from a birding expedition to Equador, home to 16,000 of the world's bird species, compared to North America's measly 900. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The Original Mystery Plant

May is my favorite month because it seems to be a bit milder and has less storms. The yellow jessamine is finished blooming, but the magnolias are blooming. More...

Budding botanists

Stopping to smell the flowers

Arlene Marturano 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...

Innovative breeding program to enhance Koala population

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, in partnership with the Queensland government, has funded research that has successfully bred koalas in Australia through artificial insemination. More...

Ambassadors visit The Columbia Star

Dalen Mickle (r) and Gabriel McFarlen (l), both seven- years- old, earned their communication requirement for their Tiger Badge with a visit to The Columbia Star . More...

Want to know how your local governments are spending your money?

Read about Richland County Council, Columbia City Council, Forest Acres City Council, West Columbia City Council, and Cayce City Council in your local weekly newspaper, The Columbia Star . More...

On Second Thought

Thirty- something speaks

Sucking in the 70s

In 1974, my parents promised they'd get me a hamster if I quit sucking my thumb. To a four- year- old, this was the equivalent of a high school student getting a Porsche after graduation. More...

The funniest page in SC starring an

award- winning trio Who's watching Furman's back

A killer serving a life sentence for murder in Indiana finds out what it's like to be branded. Before we get to the branding part of this story, we'll need to go back about a year and a half. More...

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

TV rules!

I awakened with a gasp. My heart raced, and my breathing was rapid. I was involved in a nightmare. Rachael Ray and Debbie Travis were having a catfight over me. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County Council meets May 15, 2007

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

Forest Acres City Council meets May 15, 2007

Roll Call The May 15, 2007 Forest Acres City Council meeting was called to order at 5:15 pm. More...

Corrections for Dreher High School special

By popular demand, Tom Caskey, Dreher Class of 1956, should have been included in the list of Outstanding Dreher graduates. Dr. Caskey is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. More...

Education

Cardinal Newman holds Celebration of Women Tea Party

The Cardinal Newman Media Center was the site of the Celebration of Women Tea Party sponsored by the PTO and hosted by Kathy Cole, Sallie Blackwell, and Ruth Ann Ingham on May 6. More...

LifeChance ballet generates over $5300 for Children's Chance

Thanks to an innovative fundraising plan and generous sponsors, Columbia Classical Ballet's LifeChance 2007 performance generated a donation of over $5300 for Children's Chance, the pediatric cancer support group. More...

Students plant the promise

In October, 2006, St. More...

Sports

Forest Acres City Council honors Class 3A Champion Falcons

The A.C. Flora Falcon 2007 state 3A champion baseball and boys' golf teams were honored at the Tuesday, May 15 meeting of the Forest Acres City Council. More...

BOYS SOCCER - SCISA CLASS 3A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

Cardinals lose heartbreaker to Panthers

Looks can be deceiving. It looks like the Pinewood Prep Panthers coasted to their fourth consecutive SCISA 3A state championship at Porter Gaud School in Charleston May 12 defeating the Cardinal Newman Cardinals 3- 1. More...

BOYS SOCCER - CLASS 4A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

Vikings are Class 4A State Champions

Lightning struck four times for the Spring Valley Vikings earning them the SC Class 4A Soccer Championship. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Notice of Application Notice

Notice of Application Notice is hereby given that Ovations Food Services, LP, 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 1101 Linco More...

Public Notices

MASTER'S SALE 06-CP-40-4000 By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Claude E. Sandidge and Sandrasue W. Sandidge, against Network Enterprises, Inc. 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 #3 More...