December 7, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

The S.C. Militia lives on

The U.S. Supreme Court is about to take on the hotly debated Second Amendment to the U.S. More...

What prescription plan is right for you and what is the donut hole?

Q. As an active person of 68, what Prescription Drug Plan is right for me? And what is the "Donut Hole"?" A. More...

Too small, too soon

Fetal fibronectin test helps predict premature birth

In his specialty of highrisk pregnancies, Columbia obstetrician Dr. Alexander Smythe knows all the tools available to ward off premature deliveries. One of the newest, and, he says, a very useful one, is a test called the fetal fibronectin test. More...

Business

Dr. Teegen hosts the 27th annual Economic Outlook Conference

Dr. Hildy Teegen, dean of USC's Moore School of Business, greeted her audience of hundreds at the Marriott Monday morning, December 3. She thanked Joel Smith, former dean, for bringing the conference to what it became in its 27th edition. More...

Briefs

Property taxes and parking fees According to CarolinaLiving.com, property taxes on a $400,000 home in Columbia come to $7,330, while in Charleston, $3,796. More...

Fred Gassaway of Palmetto Economic Development Corporation

Star Profile

South Carolina has some of the lowest rates for electric power in the country. Among the investorowned utilities, the electricity cities, the electric co- operatives, and Santee Cooper, there is plenty of low- priced power to go around the state. More...

Sports

Cardinals clip Falcons, become Bearcats' prey

Wednesday, November 28, the Cardinal Newman Cardinals hosted a wrestling bonanza featuring the A.C. Flora Falcons, Airport Eagles, and Rock Hill Bearcats. More...

Cardinals down the Halls

Tuesday, December 4, Cardinal Newman hosted a tri- meet with Heathwood Hall and Wilson Hall. Wilson Hall had only three wrestlers, so the focus of the evening was on the Heathwood Hall/Cardinal Newman matchup. More...

Bearcats earn academic award

The Brookland- Cayce boys' and girls' soccer teams have been awarded the 2007 NSCAA Team Academic Award! The boys team posted a 3.93 GPA for 2006-07, while the girls posted a 3.99 GPA. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The Original Mystery Plant

The Mystery Plant is a native grass. A bunch- grass, to be specific, as it forms stout clumps not spreading by runners or rhizomes. This species is common in a wide variety of forest settings throughout the Southeastern U.S. More...

The Star's Yard of the Month

Patrick and Kathleen Wood of the Midlands

Lawson and Amanda Grace Wood sit with their dog Oscar and enjoy their beautiful backyard. More...

Students go homeless

A few A.C. Flora students participated in the Homeless for the Homeless event November 16, 2007 at the Salvation Army on Main Street. The event was organized by Midtown Fellowship to raise awareness of the homeless problem in Columbia. More...

5 Points Wheels celebrates the arrival of first bus

The first bus for Five Points Wheels, a transportation system for the elderly and adults with disabilities, arrived December 5 at 11 am at the Capital Senior Center. More...

On Second Thought

Reader wants crossword puzzle changed

The Columbia Star is a great paper covering all the things The State paper left out in their edition. Now why the note to you? As a Sr. Sr. Sr. More...

Move the Farmers Market, and it will die

Richland County spent over $4 million for a site just five miles from the present Farmers Market and a short distance from I- 77. The land was given to S.C. with no strings attached for the construction of a Farmers Market. More...

A solution for illegal immigration

Illegal immigration has become one of the most bitterly contentious subjects discussed in our nation. Proposed solutions to this problem abound. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County Council meets December 4, 2007

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

West Columbia City Council meets December 4, 2007

Roll call Mayor Bob Horton, Mayor Pro- Tem Tommy Parler, council members Eric Fowler, Dale Harley, Jack Harmon, Boyd Jones, Marsha Moore, and B.J. Unthank were all present. Absent was Councilman Cathy Shannon. More...

Cayce City Council meets December 4, 2007

Roll call Mayor Avery Wilkerson, Mayor Pro- Tem Rick Myers, Councilman James Jenkins, Councilman Kenneth Jumper, Councilman Robert Malpass, City Manager John Sharpe, and Public Safety Chief Charles McNair were all in attendance. More...

Education

Junior Cotillion participants practice the snowball challenge

The Greater Columbia Junior Cotillion is halfway through the 2007- 2008 season and participants are celebrating with a Holly Ball. More...

Charley's Backyard Stars

The Junior Ambassador program is spawned from Columbia's Official Children's Book, Charley's Columbia Backyard by Caroline Coleman Bennett. To find out more about this leadership program, go to www.BAreader.com. My Columbia backyard is wonderful. More...

Society

Happy 90th birthday, Archie Harrell

Archie Harrell of Harrell's Jewelers in Five Points celebrated his 90th birthday December 5, 2007. He and his wife,Mary, are enjoying their 54th Christmas in Five Points More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

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 36: Church of the Redeemer

The Church of the Redeemer was established in Pineville prior to the Civil War by an Englishman, Mr. Pusea, a lay reader of the Church of England and an owner of a plantation in Pineville. Mr. More...

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 36: Extra: Pineville Chapel celebrates 197th Christmas

The Pineville Chapel celebrated its 197th Christmas on December 2, 2007, with a Musical Recollection of the Savior's Birth. More...