September 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Richland County Council meets September 18, 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 at the Richland County Council meeting September 18, 2007. More...

News

An Architectural Expression of an Idyllic Setting: Columbia's Woodrow Wilson Home

The historic Woodrow Wilson Home in Columbia is on the verge of restoration. The architects in charge, John Milner Associates (JMA), gave a report last week on their research and recommendations. More...

700 tombs and a concussion later

Dr. Peter A. Piccione took the members of the Explorers Club to the dark, dank, and dangerous tombs of ancient Egypt via a slide presentation last Friday. More...

Triplets make the Guiness Book of World Records

The Jamison triplets are officially in the Guinness World Records. It's official: never before or since have triplets been born over a 67- hour span. More...

Business

Median messes with business

Riley L. (Skebo) Newman has owned Newman's Exxon at the corner of Saluda Avenue and Devine Street for more than 30 years, and for almost 30 years he has had an improving profitability picture. More...

Briefs

Civil War letters for sale Columbian Tom Willcox, real estate developer and property manager, plans to auction Civil War- era letters September 29 at Bill Mishoe's Auction House on Fairfield Road in Columbia. More...

Star Profile

Tom Persons of the S.C. Technology Alliance

Tom Persons grew up on little Blythe Island, along Highway 17 in southern Georgia. He became fascinated in technology while working at a dairy. Persons was also a paper boy for the local daily, The Brunswick News. Today, as CEO of the S.C. More...

Sports

Blue Devils fall to Bulldogs

The Dreher Blue Devils (1- 3, 0- 1) fell 27- 14 to the Camden Bulldogs September 14, in a rain soaked region opener. The loss gives the Blue Devils a 1- 3 overall record and Dreher 14 Camden 27 an 0- 1 mark in region play. More...

Capitals keep Bearcats winless

On a rain- soaked night, in a game slowed by lightening delays and injuries, Columbia High School used its rushing superiority to overtake Brookland- Cayce, September 14. More...

Highlanders get offensive

The Orangeburg Prep Indians travelled to Heathwood Hall to face the Highlanders not once but twice. They scored 35 points and still lost by 17. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 26: The Horror of Reconstruction

Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Gen. U.S. Grant at Appomattox Court House April 9, 1865, and the Confederate States of America ceased to exist, and so did slavery and the economic system it supported. More...

The Amazing Eurasian Odyssey

as told by characters Matthew Garrick and Stephen Williams Part 11: The Russian Federation, Part 1

In the late afternoon, we stopped near the Chinese border to change the train's wheels. 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...

160-year-old gets $6 million facelift

She's a beautiful lady, shapely and strong, a prominent citizen much admired in the community. But her beauty has faded, the years have taken their toll, and now it seems a tummy- tuck here and an eyelid- lift there will no longer suffice. More...

Friday Night Lightning

Photo by Elizabeth Bailey Johnson Dreher Blue Devil fans share an umbrella as torrential rains make for a soggy night of high school football in Camden. Lightning caused delays and some cancellations of the September 14 high school football games. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

Chaotic commutes cause craziness

My mornings are filled with mystery, violence, and intrigue. I am constantly in the middle of complex negotiations, dire emergencies, and domestic disputes. More...

Duct tape bandit sticks to plan

WSAZ- TV in Huntington, West Virginia, reports a guy we'll call "Rupert" held up a liquor store in Ashland, Ohio, just across the river from Huntington. More...

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

I'm Ambivalent, She's Magnanimous

I've flown solo in a Cessna with a cab the size of a Nissan pickup. I've hit a walk off home run, caught the last out, and been carried off the field on the shoulders of a group of celebrating 12 year olds. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council meets September 19, 2007

Roll call Columbia City Council convened around 9 Wednesday morning, September 19, at City Hall. All council members were present: Daniel Rickenmann, Sam Davis, E.W. More...

Education

Career day at the TWO Academies

Photo by Mike Maddock Columbia Star General Manager Mike Maddock spoke to two classes at Dent Middle School's TWO Academies about the newspaper profession as part of the Pathways to Success Program. More...

Leaders come together for Celebration of Education

Educators and community leaders met in a Celebration of Education at Alcorn Middle School. "Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D) provides talking books so children with perception problems still have access to the printed word, More...

Society

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Clark celebrate 50 years

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Eugene Clark Jr. (Gene and Bessie) celebrate their 50th anniversary. They were married September 21, 1957, in Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. More...

Columbia Classical Ballet 's Cabaret Night

Columbia Classical Ballet held an evening of innovative ballet,music of Frank Sinatra sung by Trae Curley, wine and hors d'oeuvres, and an art sale September 16, 2007. More...

I now pronounce you... TOTALLY EXHAUSTED!

Girl is so happy the wedding invitations have been sent, but now the gifts are flowing in faster than she can write thank you notes. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

ANIMALS The Greater Columbia Obedience Club will hold the All Breed American Kennel Club Agility Trials Sept. 28- 30. 787-0375 or www.gcoc.net. ART The 2nd annual Fall N2 Art Showwill be Sept. 21- 23 on Richland St. in downtown Columbia. 394-4743. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The Original Mystery Plant

The decline into autumn has been slow and gradual, but far from imperceptible. Black and yellow garden spiders are in the yard, russet hickory nuts are on the ground, and the first few goldenrods and blue lobelias line the roadsides. More...

Nature's Gym

Harbison State Forest

Harbison State Forest offers many hiking and biking options for the fitness lover or those who want to experience the forest's natural beauty. According to Harbison State Forest's website, www.state.sc.us/forest/ref harb. More...

Stopping to smell the flowers

Curb runoff with a rain garden

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 More...