November 2, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Guess who turned 55 on Halloween?

Happy Birthday! Susan Audé More...

News

The Columbia Star celebrates 44 years of service to the community

Factoid The first issue of The Star Reporter was published October 24, 1963. The creators of the newspaper were Harold and Mary Booker and Miller Montgomery. The name was changed to The Columbia Star in 1998. More...

Candidate finds support up on the roof

Belinda Gergel, Columbia City Council candidate for District 3, was the honored guest October 24 at a political fundraiser in support of her campaign. More...

Conservative groups protest Santee coal plant

A recent study by South Carolina's electric cooperatives shows the state has the capacity to generate over 1700 megawatts of electricity through efficiency and renewable energy programs. More...

Education

Students meet the man who demoted Pluto

Twelve high school students were able to chat with a world renowned astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, October 3. Dr.Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, is the scientist who demoted Pluto from planetary status. More...

Grandparents' Brag Box

Contributed by Rose and Brooks Royals Lenzie Browder is the granddaughter of proud rose and Brooks Royals. She is the daughter of Ernie and Kim Browder. Lenzie is pointing to her favorite Sesame Street character, Elmo, on her second birthday. More...

The Bobbi Rossi Memorial Fund Scholarship recipient chosen

The selection committee for the Bobbi Rossi Memorial Scholarship chose Jordan Hardy from the 2008 class of Cardinal Newman High School as the recipient of this year's $4,000 scholarship. More...

Sports

Skyhawks are State Champs...again!

The Hammond Lady Skyhawks won their fourth consecutive SCISA 3A State Championship on Saturday, October 27 at Heathwood Hall It is their ninth state title in eleven years. St. More...

Force wins Cup

The Congaree Rapid Red91 Force won the Girls U16/17 division of the Carolina Cup played October 6- 7 by defeating DSC Green of Rock Hill 2- 0, CASA Elite of Clemson 2- 0, Columbia United Crescent 3- 0), and CASA Elite 1- 0. More...

Falcon golf finishes third

The 2007 A.C. Flora girls' golf team completed another outstanding season. After finishing as the runner- up in 2006, the Lady Falcons finished third in this year's State AAA Finals held in Debordieau, S.C. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The Original Mystery Plant

Plants known as annual species have their whole lives compressed into a single year. More...

The salad days of Winter

Stopping to smell the flowers

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 More...

Show us your garden!

Send a picture of your garden to The Columbia Star, PO Box 5955, Columbia, SC 29250. Email digital photos (jpeg 300 dpi) to mimim@sc.rr.com. 771-0219 More...

The Shoeman finds southern entertainment turned to an international spectacle

Editors note:Chuck Gerald owned Gerald's Shoe Shop in Five Points for many years. Since his retirement he has experienced many different adventures.Car racing is one of them. More...

Teacher ventures into the unknown

Leslie Michael doesn't know exactly what she is letting herself in for. She's sure it will come under the heading of Adventure. "When you hear Peace Corps, you think of a crowd of energetic, computer- -smart 20- somethings," she says. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

Driving Mr. Hazy

I've become so adept at drowning out background noise that I'm afraid it's becoming a detriment to my health and possibly the health of others. I live with three kids. More...

What got Elwood so riled up?

They say timing is everything. That sure applies to three buddies from South Carolina who travel all the way out to western Colorado on a hunting expedition. Their mission is great- but their timing is terrible. More...

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

Sinking into the bowels of satellite TV

At first glance it was a benign act; an ordinary example of overactive consumerism. Little did I know I was descending into the bowels of satellite TV Hell. We joined the high definition revolution and started modestly; a 27 inch Sony. More...

Business

Staubach speaks to the Moore School

Roger Staubach speaks of teamworks Roger Staubach, executive chairman of The Staubach Company and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback, spoke to graduate students Monday, October 29. More...

Briefs

by John Temple Ligon

Home sales down - prices up Down almost 19 percent for September, Columbia- area home sales recorded their largest monthly drop for the year. The median sales price rose six percent over September 2006 to $148,000. More...

Star Profile

Andy Walker of Bolin Ligon Walker

South Carolina has almost 50,000 residential real estate licensees, but 23,000 of that group actually stand as Realtors, and Andy Walker is their president. Walker was born and educated in Clinton. More...

Society

Historical Society tours Wadmalaw

The S.C. Historical Society held its 2007 Fall Plantation Tour on Wadmalaw Island October 28. Wadmalaw is a six- by- ten mile long barrier island south of Charleston. It was claimed for England in 1666 by Capt. Robert Sandford. More...

For doll lovers

This doll, owned by Mimi Maddock, is 54 years old. The 14 inch tall doll is sporting new clothes from Creative Kids. Anyone who has any information about the kind of doll this is, please call Mimi at 771-0219. More...

Events

Send your events to mimim@sc.rr.com

ART Art,Art,and More Art at Mays Park will offer classes Oct.- March. Just the two of us, parent and child for ages 2- 4; Homeschool art for ages 4- 7, 8- 12, and 12 and up; and Afterschool for ages 4- 7, 8- 12, and 12 and up. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 32: More St. John's Hunting Club

The St. John's Hunting Club celebrated its sesqui- centennial in 1950. On that occasion, Frank Marion Kirk presented a written history of the club. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF VIOLATIONS AND CORRECTIONS ORDER CITY OF COLUMBIA October 18, 2007 City of Columbia vs. John Gibson 2420 Park St. Columbia, SC 29201 RE: Address: 2225 Rembert St. More...