January 25, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Queen honors S.C. conservationist for dedication to primates

Queen Elizabeth II of England recently honored a S.C. woman who has dedicated her life to saving the world's primates. Dr. More...

For cat lovers only

Columbians save cats on St. John's Island

To begin the new year, a group of friends, all members of Project Pet, traveled to the Caribbean and helped the locals save lives of homeless cats. As soon as they arrived at St. John's Island, they noticed cats wandering everywhere. More...

Dog lovers often prefer pets to people

Sixty- eight percent of dog lovers say they like most dogs more than they like most people, according to a recent survey by FunStuffForDogs.com. More...

Business

Urban Land Institute meets in Columbia

The South Carolina chapter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) met in the convention center on Lincoln Street all day January 17. The main banquet hall was full of real estate interests from across the state. More...

Briefs

Jobless South Carolina's jobless rate is the third highest in the U.S. Only Michigan and Mississippi have higher jobless rates. The South Carolina jobless rate rose from 5.9 percent in November to 6.6 percent in December. More...

Tison Bowers of WOIC, 1230 AM

Star Profile

When Tison Bowers finished college, he entered the grain business, which left limited opportunities for Bowers and his Hampton County farm. More...

Society

Nurse reaches the peak of every continent

USC's Dr. John Patrick "Pat" Hickey discussed his avocation, the scaling of the highest peak on each continent, at the January 15, 2008, meeting of the St. Andrews Rotary Club. More...

Self portrait wins top award

This art piece is a self- portrait from Eliani Camarena's Gold Key portfolio created by Richland Northeast senior Eliani Camarena. Camarena won a Gold Key award at the 2008 S.C.Visual Arts Scholastic Competition, the highest honor presented. More...

DAR invites the public to a genealogy computer workshop

The USC Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution invite the public to participate in a genealogy computer workshop, Saturday, March 22, 2008, 10 am- 3 pm. 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...

Columbia College presents Stripping Away

Columbia College Dance Department will present Stripping Away, an original full length contemporary dance performance by senior dance majors Rayni Collins and Chasity Evans February 8, 2008, at 7:30 pm at Cottingham Theater. 786-3559 More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 43: Tower Hill Plantation

She has rested on the bluff overlooking the Santee River for almost 300 years. More...

San Miguel de Allende

Part one: The undisturbed city

Nestled in the mountains where the Mesa Central and Sierra Madre Oriental meet, San Miguel de Allende sits 6500 feet above sea level in the Mexican central state of Guanajuato. More...

The Columbia Star's cub reporter appears on NBC's Today Show

John Dixon has been a cub reporter for The Columbia Star for two years. Next week he tells about his experience on NBC's Today Show More...

On Second Thought

Afterschool programs need to be in the candidates' platforms

During this highly anticipated election season, I encourage all candidates to establish a platform on committing to care for America's and South Carolina's kids beyond the regular school day. More...

Illegal immigration, a major issue for 2008 session

Last year was a ground breaking year for your S.C. Legislature. More...

National Treasure Book of Secrets

I recently saw National Treasure: Book of Secrets at Regal Rooftop Cinemas in Forest Acres. I have anxiously anticipated seeing this film since I happened upon it filming during my visit to Washington DC. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council meets Jan. 23, 2008

Roll call Columbia City Council met at 9 am, Wednesday, January 23. All council members were present: Daniel Rickenmann, Sam Davis, E.W. Cromartie, Mayor Bob Coble, Anne Sinclair, Tameika Isaac Devine, and Kirkman Finlay III. More...

Another point of view

Democrats debate

The economy was the Democratic debate opener January 14, 2008, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. But the debate didn't take long to turn into a clash between Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama, brought on primarily by Clinton. Sen. More...

Santee Cooper's coal plant is wrong

Editor's note: This was sent to Joe Eller, Engineering Services Division Bureau of Air Quality, DHEC from Ben Gregg, executive director of the S.C.Wildlife Federation This letter is in response More...

Education

New hobbies for the new year

New courses at Midlands Techical College

Midlands Technical College Continuing Education is offering several brand- new personal interest courses this spring. New course topics include painting with oil, watercolors and acrylic; mixed media collage; and ballroom dancing. More...

Sandhill students feel good about KKOOM

The students of Sandhills School participated in a demonstration of international friendship and charitable giving this past holiday season. More...

Leslie Michael speaks from Swakopmund

Editor's note: Leslie Michael is a 58- year- old who taught in Richland School District One. She left for Namibia, Africa in October for a 27- month assignment in the Peace Corp. More...

Sports

Snowman runners battle the elements

Rain fell on more than 77 runners in the 27th Annual Snowman's Run held at Richland County's Caughman Road Park. The run was an 8K road race and a youth fun run. More...

Falcons survive late Shamrock run

A.C. Flora, led by Dominique Hollins' 20 points, survived a late Eau Claire comeback to win 60- 55 January 22. More...

Cardinals de-feather Falcons

~January 18, 2008~Boys

Friday, January 18 was the annual Coming Home celebration for Cardinal Newman. As an added bonus, they welcomed home their former coach Wayne Earhardt, now the coach at Ben Lippen. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

A bold blooming Blue Geranium

2008 Perennial Plant of the Year

Each year, the Perennial Plant Association selects a hardy perennial to enter in the flower hall of fame. More...

Eleventh annual great backyard bird count

The great backyard bird count, a free event sponsored in part by Wild Birds Unlimited, calls on birders to Count for Fun, Count for the Future. More...

Local businessman spearheads beautification effort

Keep the Midlands Beautiful is pleased to announce the planting of more than 100 trees along Airport Boulevard between the John Hardee Expressway and Interstate 26. More...