December 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Stuffits is all dolled up

When the doll mania grabs you, there's no fighting back. Just loosen up, and let it take hold. That's the advice of at least three Columbia doll- makers who have succumbed to the epidemic and found a satisfying passion. More...

Holidays are a time of giving, but give wisely

As we rely on nonprofits throughout the year to make our communities a better place to live, nonprofits in turn rely on us to help and support their causes. Public trust is the foundation of the nonprofit sector. More...

Dog saves diabetic's life

Every year tens of thousands of dogs and cats are discarded by their owners in the Midlands. In 1999, Brownie, a chow mix, was rescued by Project Pet in rough shape and in need of love. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Forest Acres City Council meets December 11, 2007

Roll call Mayor Frank Brunson called the Forest Acres City Council meeting to order at 5:15 pm, December 11, 2007. Councilman Charles Fetner led those assembled in the Invocation. More...

Gills Creek is in danger of flooding

The Gills Creek Watershed Association held a meeting in the Richland County Council Chambers Thursday, December 6, 2007, to introduce the association to the citizens of Richland County and enlist their help in protecting the Gills Creek Watershed. More...

Montgomery to teach History of Columbia course

Dr. Warner M. Montgomery, publisher of The Columbia Star, will teach a history of Columbia course in January and February, 2008, with the Historic Columbia Foundation. More...

Education

RNE inducts honor society students

Richland Northeast High School's John H. Hudgens Chapter of the National Honor Society tapped 36 new members for 2007- 08. The annual ritual took place unannounced during classes on November 30. More...

Spring Valley High School taps new honor society members

The newest members of the Spring Valley High School National Spanish Honor Society are Gerard Dash, Huzaifa Hussain, MinJeong Jeon, Paulina Jimenez, Seo Yeon Lee (Sally Lee), Natalie Smoot, Jared Uribe- Sullivan, Glynna Williams. More...

Principal of Spring Valley invited to Oxford

Dr. Greg Owings, principal of Spring Valley High School, is one of 35 persons who have been invited to particiBpaaltaen cinin gth Nea Otioxfnoarld a nRdo uSntadt eT Cabulrer icinutlear: More...

Sports

Ben Lippen looking for new coach

Jake Sawyer will not return as head football coach of the Ben Lippen Falcons in 2008. According to Ben Lippen athletics director Bill Currier, Sawyer will be assigned to a different position on the football team and will remain on the staff. More...

Feathers fly at Cardinal Holiday Classic

~December 15, 2007~

Thirteen schools dispatched wrestlers to Columbia on Saturday for the Cardinal Holiday Classic. Host Cardinal Newman welcomed teams from A.C. More...

Cardinal Holiday Classic Cardinal Newman School

Team Results: Cardinal Newman (227 pts), Bishop England (193), Christ School (176), Gilbert (170), Emerald (164.5), Whitmire (84), A.C. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Forest Acres celebrates Arbor Day

Dignitaries from Forest Acres gathered for an Arbor Day celebration at Satchel Ford Elementary School December 6, 2007. More...

Richland County preserves 62 acres in rural Northwest

Richland County Council, Conservation Commission, and the Eleazer family signed on the dotted line and preserved the 250- year- old family land Monday, December 10 as part of the County's Conservation Easement Program. More...

Citrus fruit trees thrive all- year long

Last May The Columbia Star featured a couple of enterprising gardeners in the Broad River Road area who have developed an orchard of thriving citrus fruit trees. More...

Ben Lippen looking for new coach

Jake Sawyer will not return as head football coach of the Ben Lippen Falcons in 2008. According to Ben Lippen athletics director Bill Currier, Sawyer will be assigned to a different position on the football team and will remain on the staff. More...

Dreher graduate sculpts Jonah and the Whale

Shandon Baptist Church dedicated a "whale" of a sculpture December 2, 2007. Jonah and the whale, that is. The 1,500 pound bronze artwork was crafted by Columbia native Robert Allison and becomes an integral part of Shandon's outdoor baptistery. More...

On Second Thought

Thrity-something speaks

They're baaaaack!

I wrote a column a few years back calling for the abolishment of Holiday letters. Apparently it did not take, because some people still want to tell me how wonderful their lives have been over the past year. More...

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

Do your own thing, and have peace and joy

As we purchase our way to bankruptcy this holiday season, conflict and controversy is more abundant than Peace on Earth and Good Will Toward Men. Each December, those easily offended find new and inappropriate obstacles to a silent and holy night. More...

Long lost ring returned to Wofford

You've heard stories about fishermen finding long- lost rings. But this story will probably top all the others because it's about a class ring that's been lost for 60 years- on another continent. The ring was found. More...

Business

Green Diamond now Vista Farms

Who's paying Hughes?

Vista Farms, formerly Green Diamond, is under development by Columbia Venture, the development team of uncertain composition. Columbia Venture is led by Greenville's Bob Hughes. More...

Briefs

Moving out In 2009, the regional office for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is expected to move its 400 employees to the grounds of the Dorn VA Medical Center on Garners Ferry Road. More...

Doug Hawkins of H&H Tax Service

Star Profile

The man who majored in accounting at USC and worked in West Columbia's finance office for more than 10 years and spent another 10 years in finance with the City of Columbia, founded H&H Tax Service 30 years ago. More...

Society

The 119th Assembly Ball presents 13 debutantes

The Assembly, established in 1889, held its 119th annual ball Tuesday, December 18, 2007, at eight o'clock in the evening in the ballroom of the Columbia Marriott. Guests were received by Mrs. Walter James Bristow III, president, and Dr. More...

Personal safety tips

Below are a few safety suggestions for you, in hopes to make you and your family safer and happier. 1) Report all suspicious activity, people, and cars to the police immediately. Nothing is too small to be reported. More...

The South Carolina Debutante Ball presents five daughters and four nieces

Five daughters and four nieces were presented at The South Carolina Debutante Ball on Thursday, December 20, 2007, at Forest Lake Club. Receiving guests at a reception prior to the Ball were Dr. and Mrs. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

Send your events to annekathryn@sc.rr.com

ART Art,Art,and More Art at Mays Park will offer classes through 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 37: Day Dawn Baptist Church

During the antebellum period, the Pineville Episcopal Church was the only established church in Pineville. It had been established in 1810 as a chapel of ease for the St. Stephen Parish Church by the planters who settled in Pineville after 1793. More...