February 15, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

U.S. Navy selects Columbia to host Navy Week Celebration

The United States Navy announced Columbia has been selected as a host city for a 2008 Navy Week celebration. More...

News

DAC national president to speak in Columbia

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The night of Mayor Coble's State of the City speech

Hundreds gather at the Columbia Convention Center Thursday, February 7

(l to r) City Council member E.W. Cromartie,Mayor Bob Coble, and City Manager Charles Austin More...

Government / Neighborhood

Civil rights leader announces new career path

Civil- rights activist Dr. Cleveland Sellers announced plans to retire as director of the African American Studies Program at USC on June 30. More...

Leaders attend 40th anniversary off Orangeburg Massacre

Photo by Jim Covington Reggie Floyd, newly appointed director of SLED, Judge Matthew Perry, and Dr. Cleveland Sellers, director of African America Studies at USC, attend the remembrance ceremony of the Orangeburg Massacre at S.C. More...

West Columbia City Council meets February 5, 2008

Call to Order Mayor Bobby E. Horton called the meeting to order at 6:02 pm. Council members Eric L. Fowler, L. Dale Harley, Jack L. Harmon, Boyd Jones, Marsha Moore, B.J. Unthank and Mayor Pro- Tem Tommy Parler were present. More...

Education

Troop 37 - oldest troop in Indians Water Council

Photo by Jim Covington Troop 37 located at Shandon United Methodist Church is the oldest Boyscout troop in the Indians Water Council. More...

Charley's Backyard Stars

LeAnne Davison's Piedmont backyard

Charley's Backyard Stars are young South Carolina students who have read the Official Children's Book of Columbia, Charley's Columbia Backyard, and wish to tell others about their own backyard experiences. More...

Gene Clark receives Wood Badge

Gene Clark received his Wood Badge certificate January 28, 2008 at the Troop 397 Court of Honor. More...

Sports

Blue Devils late run defeathers Falcons

~February 8, 2008~Boys

With a state playoff spot on the line, hosting their biggest rival and honoring their seniors on senior night, Dreher entered their February 8 finale against A.C. Flora with a host of challenges. More...

Flora squeaks by Dreher

~February 8, 2008~Girls

A.C. Flora's Tiara Knotts led a third quarter comeback and scored five points in overtime to push the Falcons over Dreher 56- 55 in the final regular season game of the year. Knotts led all scorers with 24 points. More...

Skyhawks move to 9- 0 with win over Highlanders

~February 8, 2008~Boys

The Hammond Skyhawks improved to 9- 0 in region play with a 59- 42 victory over rival Heathwood Hall Friday, February 8. Daniel Bailey led the way with 18 points. Wilson McWilliams and A.D. Briggs added 11 points each for the Skyhawks. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

For Public Notices call Pam Clark 771-0219 or email pamc@sc.rr.com

MASTER'S SALE 2007-CP-40-6040 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Richland County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of LaSalle Bank National Association ('Assignee'), formerly known as LaSalle National Bank, in it More...

We love our library

The Main Library of RCPL celebrates 15 years at the corner of Assembly and Hampton Streets

On February 14, 1993, four years to the day that residents approved the bond issue, Richland County Public Library (RCPL) opened the new 242,000- square- foot Main Library on the corner of Assembly and Hampton Streets. More...

Publisher speaks to Explorers

Dr.Warner M.Montgomery (l), publisher of The Columbia Star, spoke to the Southwest Florida Chapter of The Explorers Club in Naples, FL., February 7. He was introduced by chapter chairman, Col. Gerry W. Bass (r). More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

Fond memories don't come on a flat screen

I don't think anyone looks back on his or her childhood and says, "Man, I sure wish I'd watched more T.V. growing up!" Back when I was a kid, we had four channels that seemed to have nothing on but news, Lawrence Welk, soap operas, and Hee Haw. More...

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

A romantic day

February 14 is a special day for guys. The romance comes alive in many of us and thoughts of new beginnings and dreams coming true take over. It's the day pitchers and catchers report; the official start of professional baseball season. More...

Pickpocket alert

A woman from York County reports her husband's pocket was picked as he got off the elevator at a hospital in the Piedmont section of South Carolina. More...

Business

Pettit and Riley tout small business

At Monday's Columbia Rotary luncheon, February 11, business consultant Bob Pettit and communications executive Jacque Riley sang the praises of the Small Business Development Center. More...

Briefs

Port expansion Sen. Robert Ford and Senate Pro Tem Glenn McConnell are sending Gov. Mark Sanford a letter requesting a two- day summit among environmental groups and the shipping industry rerpresentatives. More...

Dr. Allen Coles, superintendent of Richland One

Star Profile

Dr. Allen Coles began his duties as superintendent of Richland School District One July 1, 2005, and vacates his desk this June. More...

Society

Miss Fellers and Mr. Hudson exchange vows January 12, 2008

Pamela Denise Fellers and Eric Wayne Hudson were married January 12, 2008, at a candlelight ceremony in Ebenezer Lutheran Church at 6 pm. The Rev. Frank Honeycutt performed the double- ring ceremony. Music was provided by Jim Johnson, organist. More...

Rondo Micajah McIntosh Jr.

1923- 2008

Funeral services for Rondo Micajah McIntosh, Jr., 85, were held Sunday, February 9, 2008, at 4:30 pm at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church. More...

Miss Barr and Mr. Haltiwanger announce engagement

Dr. and Mrs. Peter Bruce Barr of Glenville, West Virginia, announce the engagement of his daughter, Christine Jane Barr, of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, to James Nance Haltiwanger Jr., of Anderson, South Carolina. More...

Events

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...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 46: The Santee Cooper Project and those damn mosquitoes

Philip "Shrimp" Hasell developed a fascination for swatting mosquitoes during his school days at Porter Military Academy and The Citadel. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Wearing your heart on a seed

Stopping to smell the flowers

One vine will wrap its tendrils around your heart and won't let go. The fast growing 10- foot- tall annual balloon vine, Cardiospermum halicacabum, uses tendrils to tightly wrap around any point of contact like a fence or trellis. More...

Owl Prowls attract the curious

Congaree National Park's Owl Prowls will be March 7, 14, 21 at 8 pm; April 4, 11, 18, 19 at 8:30 pm; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 8:30 pm; and June 6, 13 at 8:30 pm. These Ranger- guided two- hour night walks are held in the spring and fall each year. More...