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Shandon United Methodist's Youth Mission Project

Shandon United Methodist Church sent 144 youth and counselors to Hollywood, S.C., which is south of Charleston, to repair homes, build relationships, and share hope and Christian faith.This is Shandon's 27th annual Youth Mission Project. More...

Explorer seeks Bonhomme Richard, the lost ship of John Paul Jones

George C. Bell, an underwater archaeologist who holds three U.S. records for free- diving, explained to the Greater Piedmont Chapter of the Explorers Club last Friday his plan to locate and recover John Paul Jones' ship, More...

"Dancing with the Stars" has gone to the dogs

WHO: Raggs airs on ETV Kids weekdays at 3:30 p.m. This new TV series, designed for three to six year olds, airs on PBS stations nationwide. The stars: five colorful canines and their sidekick, a wisecracking pet cat named Dumpster. More...

Business

Lessons learned from military health care

While the presidential candidates position themselves on health care along the campaign trail, each trying to set up a separate identity to lead on the issue, the American military is indeed leading the country in innovation and application of the More...

Briefs

New time, new location, new name The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce until recently held its Breakfast at Sunrise at Seawell's on Rosewood on the second Thursday of every month. More...

Star Profile

Helen Nicholson Milliken, professional historian

Helen Milliken is currently working on the history of the law firm Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough. She has passed the half- dozen mark in commissions for published books. More...

Society

The Colonial Dames of America Chapter XXXI- South Carolina installs first chapter in the state

The Colonial Dames of America is the oldest hereditary and patriotic women's society in the nation. It was founded in New York City May 23,1890. The National Society of Colonial Dames of America was founded in 1893. More...

Douglas Moore Maddock

1942- 2007

Douglas Moore Maddock, 64, died Monday July 16, 2007 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. He was born December 25, 1942, in Charlotte, North Carolina, a son of the late Bruce Moore and Sadie Barnes Maddock. More...

Libertarian Meeting

The Midlands Libertarian Society and the Lexington - Richland County Libertarian Party will meet Tuesday, July 24,7 pm at Carolina Wings and Rib House, North Lake Dr., Lexington (near Pastime Cinemas). More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 17: A Pineville wedding

In his account of Pineville between 1794 and 1836, F.A. Porcher ("Historical and Social Sketch of Craven County, South Carolina," Southern Quarterly Review, April 1852) was enthralled by the "country weddings" that took place there. More...

The Amazing Eurasion Odyssey

Part 3: The Lost City of Angkor

The thunderous crack of a single gunshot broke the night's silence around 4:30 am. I'm not a regular handler of any sort of tactical firearms, but I certainly knew that it was bigger than a standard pistol, and it surely wasn't a shotgun. 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, More...

Triumphs and tragedies earn honors for student historians

The development of the polio vaccine and the exploits of a Civil War hero proved to be award- winning topics for two Hand Middle School students who won cash, medals, and other honors in the National History Day (NHD) awards competition held at the More...

Help the hounds

Fourteen wonderful hounds were recently seized by the Humane Society for Prevention and Cruelty to Animals and SQ Rescue because of general neglect by human beings. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

Don't sweat the little things... unless your baby doll is missing

Editor's note: This column is being repeated because of popular demand. Don't sweat the little things, simple, yet profound advice. More...

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

Running Away

When I was fourteen, I ran away from home. My plan was to live in the woods until I was 21 then get a job and start my adult life. After a couple of hours, I shifted to plan B. I hid near Bruce Leach's house waiting for his mother to leave. More...

Legend among cops

Drew was among the best of the best in law enforcement. During his legendary career he was responsible for putting more than 500 bad guys in prison. He was so good at what he did that criminal defense lawyers preferred not to have him testify. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Forest Acres meets July 10, 2007

Roll call The July 10 Forest Acres City Council Meeting began with a public hearing to receive input on the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive plan to allow for rezoning requests on a portion of Forest Drive previously zoned residential. More...

Richland County Council meets July 17, 2007

Roll call 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...

Columbia City Council meets July 18, 2007

Roll call Columbia City Council convened about 9 am, July 18, for its regular session. A zoning public hearing followed at 10. All council members were present: Daniel Rickenmann, Sam Davis, E.W. More...

Education

2007 Eastover Ruritan scholarship recipients

The Eastover Ruritan Club presented $4500 in scholarship money to local students at a picnic on Tuesday, July 17. More...

South Carolina First Steps offers tips to prepare five-year-olds for kindergarten

The first day of kindergarten is right around the corner. To help parents ensure a smooth transition to kindergarten, South Carolina First Steps will release school readiness and registration tips leading up to the first day of school. More...

AT&T pioneers work hard to help children with cancer in South Carolina

Robert Thompson, the AT&T Pioneer Coordinator for the Camp Kemo project, is shown presenting an oversized check for $2,500 to Camp Kemo Director Jeanne Schmidt at the camp's BBQ on June 13. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

ANIMALS The Richland County Recreation Commission and Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services will offer a dog training camp July 23- Aug. 10. Contact Leigh Cheatham, 754-6720, ext. 203. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The Original Mystery Plant

In the South, we often hear about thatch, which is an unhappy lawn situation involving a dense layer of decayed vegetation, inconveniently wedged between the ground and the roots of centipede grass. More...

The Columbia Star's Garden Pick

Hibiscus heaven

Dr. Harold Vaughn, the former assistant superintendant for Richland School District One, and his wife Mildred, a former nurse at the Veteran's hospital, keep their yard looking beautiful. More...

Stopping to smell the flowers

The garden of two sisters

Arlene Marturano 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 More...