January 11, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

News

A foot is a terrible thing to waste

Over six million people have diabetes and have not been diagnosed. Fifty- four million have pre- diabetes or borderline. Every 30 seconds a person in the developed world has a limb amputated due to diabetes, 54,000 in the U.S. alone. More...

LifeTrail stations arrive at Lowman Campus

Administrator David Lever was part of a group of Lowman staff and residents who teamed up to install a new LifeTrail System along the existing walking path surrounding the pond on Lowman Home's campus. Dr. More...

Dos and Don'ts for diabetics

Dos Inspect your feet daily for blisters, cuts, and scratches. Always check between your toes. Wash your feet daily. Dry carefully. Avoid extreme temperatures. Test water with your hands or elbow before bathing. More...

Business

Briefs

China connections US Airways has its largest hub in Charlotte. Connecting with Philadelphia, Columbians can fly to Beijing by 2009. More...

Star Profile

George Fletcher of New Carolina

An engineer by education and training, George Fletcher wanted to build an engineering company, but his partner was more interested in software. More...

USC makes dramatic jump as one of best values in public colleges

The University of South Carolina jumped 16 spots to rank in the top seven percent of the nation's public universities that provide "a first- rate education without breaking the bank, More...

Society

Petal Pushers Garden Club meets

Wreaths for Christmas was the program for the November meeting of the Petal Pushers Garden Club. Jane Holmes conducted the workshop which was held at Ebenezer Lutheran Church. More...

Richland Sertoma names its man of the year

Photo by Gail Trebuchon Steve Etheredge was recently honored as the 2008 Sertoman of the Year by the Richland Sertoma Club. More...

George Criddle

1939- 2008

George Taylor Criddle passed away due to natural causes at his home in New Port Richey, Florida, January 6, 2008. George was a native of Columbia, graduating from Dreher High School in 1957. He attended USC then entered the U.S. Marines. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

Send your events to annekathryn@sc.rr.com. Events must be received by 3 pm on Friday for the following Friday's paper.

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...

Blue Devil Wrestling Invitational returns January 11- 12

One of Columbia's major high school athletic events and one of the state's best amateur high school wrestling tournaments returns to Dreher this weekend! The 18th annual "Hardee's Blue Devil Wrestling Invitational" is set for January 11 and 12. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Nature's Gym Saluda Shoal's Park

Located in the heart of downtown Irmo, Saluda Shoals Park is a community park on a grand scale. More...

South Carolina Wildlife Federation to honor Midlands conservationists

The South Carolina Wildlife Federation (SCWF) will hold the 43rd Annual Meeting & Conservation Awards January 11- 12, 2008 in Greenville. The Indian Creek Wildlife Habitat Restoration Initiative of Columbia will receive the Wildlife Award. More...

From the seed to the table recipe contest

SuccessWithSeed.org is offering $25 Park Seed gift certificates to the gardener or chefs who submit the best recipes showcasing their horticultural handiwork. More...

New group laments loss of film industry incentives

FilmSC, a grassroots non- profit membership organization created to promote the film industry in South Carolina, announced its formation on Tuesday, January 8. More...

Solemn CPAs save city

Columbia City Council meets Jan. 9, 2008

Roll call Columbia City Council convened in City Hall at 9 am, Wednesday, January 9. Council member Kirkman Finlay III was absent, but all other members were present: Daniel Rickenmann, Sam Davis, E.W. More...

On Second Thought

Move New Orleans to Vista Farms

Letter to the editor

Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu (D) is presently asking the Congress for $250 billion to rebuild New Orleans, a city below sea level that will soon be flooded again. More...

Newspapers are hopelessly under informed

Letters to the editor

This letter has to do with the Commission appointed by Columbia City Council to study the structure of city government. Two important newspapers in Columbia recently misrepresented this effort as having been futile and a waste of $40,000. More...

What if SHE were elected?

I do not understand the concept of a caucus. It feels very much like, after several months of listening intently to a host of candidates, I do not really have a voice in choosing the candidates who actually run for the presidency. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Forest Acres City Council meets Jan. 8, 2008

Roll call Forest Acres City Council met January 8, 2008, at 5:15 pm. Councilman Charles Fetner led those assembled in invocation and pledge. Minutes from the previous meeting were read and approved with no further discussion. More...

Richland County Council meets January 8, 2008

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...

Gov. Sanford introduces spending plan

Gov. Mark Sanford introduced a $6.8 billion state spending plan on Monday for the fiscal year 2008- 09. The fiscal year begins July first, and the plan reduces state spending by $326 million or 4. More...

Education

The Columbia Star business editor leads Future Leaders

Maybe Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin and John Adams sat down one day to chat, and one of them said something like, "Hey, let's design a nation." Today, in the Midlands, some middle schoolers can be involved in exactly that same undertaking More...

Volunteers give their time to students at Killian

REACH (Readers Enthusiastic About Climbing Higher) mentors volunteer 30 minutes of their time once a week to read with a student at Killian Elementary. REACH is a one- on- one academic mentoring program using volunteers as mentors. More...

Logan Elementary Students spread holiday cheer

After saving their nickels, dimes, and quarters for weeks, students in the after- school program at Logan Elementary pooled their money to throw a Christmas party for residents of the Wardlaw Senior Citizens Apartment Building December 12, 2007. More...

Sports

Devils' comeback sinks Shamrocks

~January 8, 2008~

With balanced scoring and a tremendous defensive effort by Marquel Goodman, the Dreher Blue Devils came from behind to defeat the scrappy Eau Claire Shamrocks. More...

Skyhawks struggle to get back to top

~January 7, 2008~

The Hammond Skyhawks were optimistic coming into this basketball season. They lost by only six points in last year's state championship final to Pinewood Prep. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 41: Pineville Lancing Tourney

The Age of Chivalry lived out its last act of noble honor in antebellum Pineville. More...

Emily Wharton Sinkler recalls the Pineville Lancing Tournament

Emily Wharton (1842- 1865), daughter of a prominent Philadelphia lawyer, married Charles Sinkler of Eutawville and moved south to begin a new life. More...