January 18, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Columbia Classical Ballet members dance outside the box in...LIFECHANCE

What started during the war in Bosnia as a way to honor kids in danger, has become Columbia's cultural event of the season. More...

News

School honors WWII code breaker

Frances S. Suddeth Josephson

Four- year- old James Suddeth IV of Columbia cut the ribbon January 13, 2008, for the dedication of a garden in honor of his great grandmother, the late Frances S. Suddeth Josephson, a WWII hero. More...

The Columbia Star publisher reveals information about Columbia

The history of Columbia and its historic sites are close to Warner Montgomery's heart. His first interest in history came as a child when he learned from his uncle, John A. More...

Garden Club Council to meet January 28

The Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia will meet January 28, 2008, at the Garden Council Building, 1605 Park Circle, Maxcy Gregg Park. The board will meet a 9 am. More...

Business

Retired executive calls for sale of Carolina First

TampAas B raeyp Bourstiende sisn J otuhrenal Friday, January 11, John McMullen, the retired president and CEO of the Tampa market of Florida Banks Inc., called for the sale of Greenville- based South Financial Group, parent company More...

Briefs

by John Temple Ligon

Groundbreaking Allen University broke ground Monday, January 14 for its new 480- bed residence hall, all $16 million of it. Allen's room charges remain less expensive than rates charged by Benedict College and Claflin University. More...

$1 million added to county revenue

Richland County Treasurer David Adams announced a new collection program added more than $1 million in revenue for the County in 2007. The Richland County Treasurer's Office made it a priority to enforce mobile home taxes in 2007. More...

Sports

Another slamming success for the Blue Devil Invitational

~January 11- 12, 2008~

With 23 teams from across the state converging upon Columbia for the annual Blue Devil Invitational Wrestling Tournament, Dreher High School showcased its brand new gymnasium. More...

Skyhawks pull away from Cardinals

~January 11, 2008~Boys

Hammond defeated Cardinal Newman 63- 57 on January 11. The game was played in a hot, steamy gym, and the two teams began the game like two fighters feeling each other out. More...

Skyhawks take control

~January 11, 2008~Girls

Photo by Jim Marczesky Cardinal Newman's Sam August goes for the lay up between Hammonds Ali Hymson and Rossi Theodore. The Lady Skyhawks won 45- 30 and were led by Hymson's game high 18 points. Cardinal Newman was led by Tori August with 11 points. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 42: J.K. Gourdin School

During the Colonial Period, education in South Carolina was solely in the hands of parents. Those with money, whites and free blacks, hired tutors for their young children. Skills in the trades were learned through hands- on apprenticeships. More...

Couple recalls years in Egypt

It's been 25 years since Bob Henry of Columbia went to Egypt on a government planning project. More...

It's pawty time

Photo by Jim Covington Mary Green Kearse (r), associate pastor at Shandon United Methodist Church, held a birthday party for her one- year- old yorkies, Dallas and Dillon, Saturday, January 12, 2008. More...

Book Festival features Chicken Man

Ernest Lee, S.C.'s Chicken Man folk artist, is the official artist of the 2008 SC Book Festival. Limited edition posters and other works by the artist will be available at the festival, which will be held February 22- 24 in Columbia. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty- something speaks

The birds and the fleas

Dogs do things to each other. They don't really care who's watching, and they don't bother to seek the privacy of a hotel room or even a doghouse. Dogs sniff things and lick things. They even take practice runs at other things. More...

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

Stop the idiotic commercials

If you watched any TV during the college bowl season or the NFLplayoffs, you've seen it. Three typically spoiled 2008 vintage American kids. More...

Classmates battle over treasure

Renée and Rainwater have been best friends since high school. That was over 25 years ago. Today, Rainwater runs a small contracting business. He's married and has two children in college. Renée never married. More...

Government / Neighborhood

An appeal to the better angels of our nature

New Jersey recently became the first state in 40 years to abolish the death penalty. More...

Hello from Hanoi

We are in Hanoi on a cold day, the temperature at 40 degrees. The city of three million is incredibly energized and chaotic. Motorbikes are everywhere. More...

Did George Bush notice?

President Bush is on an official visit to our allies in the Middle East. This week he dropped down in Saudi Arabia and announced another gigantic sale of military equipment to the Saudi royal family (the government). More...

Society

Shandon Cluster of Congregations holds joint service

Photo by Jim Covington Six congregations worshipped together at Shandon Methodist Church January 13, 2008: The Lutheran Church of the Incarnation, Shandon United Methodist Church, Saint Joseph Catholic Church, St. More...

Randolph Cemetery gets historic marker

The Committee for the Restoration and Beautification of Randolph Cemetery and the Downtown Columbia Cemetery Task Force will hold a ceremony to unveil a historic marker at Randolph Cemetery February 2, 2008 from 10 to 11 am. More...

USC Chapter DAR hears Heroes and Heroines of the Bible

The USC Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its January meeting at the South Carolina Archives and History Center on Parklane Road, Wednesday, January 9, 2008. The guest speaker was Miss Virginia Brooker. 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...

Beauty in the Backyard

Black- eyed Susans add bright, sunny color to the garden

Rudbeckia is widely known as black- eyed Susan or coneflower. This native to North America can grow as a wildflower in fields and along roadsides throughout the country. More...

Gardening challenges for 2008

Stopping to smell the flowers

A turn of a calendar page won't change the direction of a garden, but a new page for a new year gives opportunities to refresh and renew. Water is a critical resource. More...

Riverbanks to offer classes this spring

It may be January, but it is never too early to think about sprucing up the garden for spring. More...