August 3, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Happy home for a hound

Deb, Lauren, Clark, and Harely Wagstaff welcome Jake, the hound, to his new home. Jake was one of the hounds rescued by the Humane Society for Prevention and Cruelty to Animals and SQ Rescue from horrible neglect by human beings. More...

Fun and freedom

Carolina Wildlife Care sponsors Purple Martin Cruise at Lake Murray to take purple martins home to Bomb Island

Introduction by Carolina Wildlife Care executive director On July 26, 2007, at exactly 6:30 pm, the Southern Patriot pushed away from the dock at the Lake Murray Marina. More...

The Amazing Purple Martin

The beautiful purple martin is the largest North American swallow and the only species of martin found on this continent. More...

Society

Miss Corley and Mr. Desaulniers marry in Charleston, April 21

Margaret Dalton Corley of San Francisco, California, and David Eugene Desaulniers, also of San Francisco, were married on Saturday, April 21, 2007 at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The Rev. More...

Robert Pierce

Newspaper legend dies at 79

Robert Pierce, a reporter and editor at The Columbia) State for 42 years who knew something about every small South Carolina town, has died. He was 79. Pierce retired from the newspaper in 1990 as senior associate editor. More...

Grandparents' brag box

"Gigi," (Iris Creswell DeMates) loves to brag about eight- month- old twins Joseph Wilson DeMates Miller (l) and Talbert Westbrook DeMates Miller and five- year- old Caroline Grayson DeMates Miller (c). Their parents are Mr. and Mrs. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 19: The Porchers, A Mighty Nation

A family legend tells of a man traveling up the Santee River Road (now Hwy 45) by stage coach before the Civil War. Passing the entrance to Peru Plantation, he asked the Negro driver, "Who lives here?" "Mister Porcher, Suh," replied the driver. More...

The Amazing Eurasian Odyssey

Part 4:Good morning! Vietnam

The bus toward Ho Chi Minh City was cramped like all the others in Cambodia. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF LIEN SALE In accordance with the provisions of South Carolina State Law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner's lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored More...

Pollution- free three

Every Vsion (1321 Lady Street, at Marion) occupant gets access to the Global Electric Car (GEM) for personal downtown trips. More...

4,244 shoes found on doorsteps

The brown paper bags were left on several doorsteps in hopes they would be overflowing by the next weekend. The community did its best to fill the bags, and the result was amazing. More...

On Second Thought

If it's old and doesn't fit, tear it down!

Ben Arnold Jr., a brash young developer, bought a 78- year- old craftsman farmhouse on 2.37 acres in Heathwood from David Ellison Jr. for $2.2 million. The 3,250- square foot house had been lived in comfortably by the Ellisons for 35 years. More...

Put yourself in your dog's paws

It's a beautiful day today, no rain, temperature in the 90s, a perfect day for a walk or a run with my best friend. More...

Columbia outlaws public gatherings

The City of Columbia Ordinance No.: 2006- 067, Article III, Division 1, Sec. More...

Business

Sometimes, what's not said is the real issue

The Democrats' debate on July 23, 2007, recognized presidential contenders, the ones of high enough standing with the voters to stand on CNN's stage at The Citadel. More...

Star Profile

Ben Gregg of the S.C. Wildlife Federation

The S.C. Wildlife Federation (S.C.W.F.) will sponsor its annual gala, Wild Summer's Nite, Saturday, Aug. 4 at 6 pm inside the Moore Building at the State Fairgrounds. More...

Briefs

Berkeley Electric and Santee Cooper go green The Green Power Solar Schools program was recently formed by Berkeley Electric Cooperative and Santee Cooper. More...

Sports

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

Pathfinders draw fourth seed at State Championship

The Richland Post 6 Pathfinders are headed to the double elimination S.C. American Legion State Championship Tournament in Rock Hill August 2- 6. They earned the trip by defeating Union and Greenwood in the Upper State portion of the state bracket. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

The Limitless Sports Rolling Thunder wheelchair basketball team has received a Quality of Life Grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The Star's Garden Pick of the Week

Photo by Nancy Barry Nancy Barry has a beautiful garden in Shandon. Flowers, plants, and trees accent the pool. More...

The Original Mystery Plant

Last week I went on a trip to Colorado, and for the first time, I saw the central Rocky Mountains. More...

Mary finds a home

The Columbia Star featured a story about Mary, an abandoned dog found in the northern region of Iraq, in the July 27 issue. Mary was brought to Columbia by Ann Patterson, a U.S. More...