April 4, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Mare goes from rags to riches

The first of five pregnant mares seized in the Trexler cruelty case gave birth to a healthy female foal March 29.Mother and foal are doing fine after a little coaxing by Dr.Michael Privett to help the mare kick in her maternal instincts. More...

News

Man in the Tub is missing

Yesterdays Restaurant has confirmed the iconic man in the tub will return in time for the restaurant's 30th anniversary April 10, 2008. More...

Paul was all wrong

After more than 60 years of studying and preaching the Christian message, Charles Pfeiffer decided to finally speak out. More...

A time to help

On March 15, 2008, a series of powerful tornadoes ripped through S.C., leaving more than 1,000 of our friends and neighbors in its wake. More...

Business

Don Tomlin tapped by Bulgaria

Congressman Joe Wilson recommended Columbia's Don Tomlin to Bulgaria as its honorary consul in South Carolina. As such, Tomlin is the S.C. diplomat representing the interests of Bulgaria. More...

Briefs

by John Temple Ligon

South Carolina exports In 2007, according to the South Carolina Department of Commerce and the State Ports Authority, South Carolina's 21.6% export growth included almost $17 billion in goods sold to 198 countries. More...

Amy Stone begins downtown retail recruitment

Star Profile

In downtown Columbia, there is no Belk's at the corner of Hampton and Main, and nearby Penney's left decades ago. Nothing replaced Elizabeth Wolfe while Lourie's closed its women's shop on its second floor. More...

Society

Carolina Cup draws crowd of over 70,000

One of the special social events of the season, The Carolina Cup, was not stopped by the rain on March 29, 2008. More...

Petal Pushers Garden Club learns about rain gardens

Tom Falvy, director of Science and Outreach for the S.C. State Museum, was the speaker for the March meeting of the Petal Pushers Garden Club. Falvy gave instructions for making a rain garden. More...

There's a new gal in town

Go Red for Women

Midlands women are invited to participate in national American Heart Association Go Red For Women movement at 2008 Go Red For Women Luncheon Thursday, May 8, 2008 at the Marriott downtown Columbia. Registration begins at 9:30 am. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

Send your events to mimim@sc.rr.com a week before the Friday you wish them to be published

ANIMALS The Humane Society will host Mane Event April 25, 7 pm- 11 pm at The Millstone at Adams Pond. The Mane Event will feature live bluegrass entertainment, food, and a silent auction to raise funds for the recently seized Arabian horses. More...

South Carolina Summit on Women to be April 16, 2008

The Alliance for Women at Columbia College and The S.C. Commission on Women are pleased to announce that registration has begun for the first S.C. Summit on Women, to be held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Wednesday, April 16. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 51: Pineville cuisine

In his Memoirs, Uncle Jay (J.K. Gourdin IV), described the food that was grown and prepared in Pineville during his childhood, the Depression years. In those days, there were few grocery stores in North Berkeley County and even fewer restaurants. More...

Pineville, a historic refuge

Extra: Miss Lally and the churchyard

By Betty Gourdin Mrs. Eljule Palmer Gourdin Everett (1903- - 1992), affectionately called Miss Lally, had a passion for the St. Stephen's Episcopal Church nanevde irts churchyard. (She called it a cemetery). In the 1930s, her father, J.K. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Unclaimed merchandise in storage at Rosewood/Sumter St. Storage. Sale will be held Friday, April 25 at 11:00 AM at 410 Superior St., Columbia, SC 29205. More...

Carolina Wildlife Care saves stranded grebes

It is rare to ever see a grebe on land. But as of April 1, 2008, four birds were recovered from across Columbia and taken to Carolina Wildlife Care for examination. More...

West Columbian sure can spin a yarn

Will Sox, a sixth grade honor roll student at Northside Middle School in West Columbia, was selected to be a featured storyteller at the Storytelling Festival of Carolina in Laurinburg, NC on April 26- 27. More...

On Second Thought

We are of Columbia, by Columbia, and for Columbia

In Sunday's edition of The State , Chief Blogger announced the obvious - they are losing money and cutting staff. A result will be fewer pages with fewer op- ed pieces and fewer letters to the editor. More...

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Thirty-something speaks

Nature's procreating, and I'm not laughing

God really does have a sense of humor. How else could we explain the existence of slugs, ear hair, the duck- billed platypus, and Britney Spears? Why else would broccoli be good for you and ice cream make you fat? More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council meets April 2, 2008

The Columbia Star congratulates E.W. Cromartie, Columbia City Council District 2; Belinda Gergel, Columbia City Council District 3; and Daniel Rickenmann, Columbia City Council At- Large; for their victories April 1, 2008.

Roll call Columbia City Council convened about 9 am Wednesday, April 2. All members of council were present: Daniel Rickenmann, Sam Davis, E.W. Cromartie, Mayor Bob Coble, Anne Sinclair, Tameika Isaac Devine, and Kirkman Finlay III. More...

Richland County Council meets April 1, 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...

West Columbia City Council meets April 1, 2008

Call to order Mayor Bobby E. Horton called the meeting to order at 6 pm. All members were present. All council members were present: Mayor Pro Tem Tommy G. Parler, Eric Fowler, L. Dale Harley, Jack L. Harmon, Boyd J. Jones, Marsha J. More...

Education

Keenan High School students win grand prize for their invention

A team of engineering students from Keenan High School were big winners at USC's Central South Carolina Region II Science and Engineering Fair March 11. More...

Spring Valley student earns YES scholarship

Jay Kornder of Spring Valley High School has been awarded a $1,000 college scholarship as a semifinalist in the Young Epidemiology Scholars (YES) Competition sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and administered by the College Board. More...

Eau Claire students appear on MTV reality show MADE

It's must see TV! Eau Claire High School students and several Richland One teachers are currently being featured as expert coaches for the MTV reality show MADE. More...

Sports

Blazers win in Camden

March 27, 2008 • Baseball

Cardinal Newman's Tommy Winterstein leaps for a throw as a Lakewood runner slides into second base. The Ridge View Blazers and Cardinal Newman Cardinals particpated in the Camden Classic over the Spring break holiday. More...

Vikings take title, Cardinals fight tough

March 28, 2008

Spring Valley and Cardinal Newman entered their match in the Palmetto Cup on Friday, March 28, with identical 2- 0 records in Group C. More...

Gamecocks win Forest Acres Classic

March 28, 2008 • Baseball

A.C. Flora managed just two hits while the Sumter offense battered Falcon pitching in a 13- 0 rout in the championship game of the Forest Acres Classic on March 28 at Falcon Field. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Heirlooms to flavor our lives

Stopping to smell the flowers

With heirloom tomatoes returning to garden centers and seed catalogs, the opportunity for great tasting tomatoes in gardens are within reach. More...

Second Annual Lawn Mower Exchange, April 19

In an effort to promote cleaner air in the Midlands, Richland County, Lexington County, the City of Columbia, SC DHEC, and Keep the Midlands Beautiful have teamed up to host the second annual Central Midlands Lawn Mower Exchange on Saturday, April More...

Support West Nile virus surveillance

Warm weather is approaching, and the S.C. More...