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Richland One School Board names three finalists

The Richland One Board of School Commissioners has narrowed its search for the district's new superintendent to three finalists: • Dr. Gerald D. More...

News

Organist entertains at the Evening Music Club of Columbia

Alan Kahn and Connie Smith attend the Evening Music Club of Columbia April 21, 2008. More...

Award winning sergeant protects Forest Acres

Forest Acres Community Resource Officer Sergeant Lori Tumlin takes her job and community very seriously. Tumlin has been working with the Forest Acres Police Department since 1997. More...

Baseball and Belvedere...

The last Saturday in April has become a very special day to some who used to live in a small neighborhood near Two Notch and Beltline called Belvedere. More...

Business

Moore School holds Global Supply Chain summit

Dr. Manoj Malhotra, chairman of the Moore School's Management Science Department, was host Thursday evening, April 24, and all day Friday for the first annual industry summit at the school's Center for Global Supply Chain and Process Management. More...

Briefs

What could work here In about another month, people in Washington, D.C., will be able to borrow a bicycle at any time. More...

Patricia Mason of Five Points Book Shop

Star Profile

A one- block stretch of Santee Avenue in Five Points between Harden Street and Blossom Street that begins with Yesterday's and ends with Groucho's parking lot was under construction for more than seven months a couple years ago. More...

Society

Petal Pushers Garden Club meets

The country home of Nancy and Billy Reamer was the scene of the April meeting of the Petal Pushers Garden Club. More...

Anne Perry Porter

Anne Perry Porter was born at 5:40 am Sunday, April 20, 2008, to Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Derrick Porter. Mrs. Porter is the former Susan Olmert. Anne Perry weighed eight pounds and was 20 inches long. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. More...

Miss Muthig and Mr. Hines announce engagement

Dr. and Mrs. Michael Muthig announce the engagement of their daughter Erin Jo to Brandon Thomas Bridges, son of Mrs. Wanda Winters and Mr. Gary Bridges. The bride elect is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Frank Hines Jr. and Mrs. 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

-ART Columbia Open Studios 2008 will be held May 3- 4. www.columbiaopenstudios.org for studio listings. More...

Southern Baptist Sissies, good ole down home drama

Southern Baptist Sissies is cathartic as well as comical. It combines a "good old down home" farcical comedy with sparkling lines in the first act and a more serious soul- searching drama in the second. More...

Rosewood Crawfish Festival

The Rosewood Merchant Association, in partnership with All- in Entertainment and Liquid Assets, is gearing up to bring Louisiana's style to the Midlands on Saturday, May 3, 2008, at the 3rd annual Rosewood Crawfish Festival from 11 am- 8 pm as love More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicle or other property are subject to towing, repair, and storage liens, are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5-5810, 56- 5-5636 and 29-1510 SC Law as Amended, More...

Fisherman of the Week

Sam D. Porter, age two, "caught" his first fish at his Uncle Melton Stuckey's country place several weeks ago.His father Stephen Derrick Porter and his uncle Dr. Allen Stuckey Porter manned the boat while Sam fished. More...

Scouts earn merit badges at The Columbia Star

Members of Cub Scouts Pack 101 from Lonnie B. Nelson Elementary School paid a visit and took a tour of The Columbia Star April 24, 2008, to earn merit badges. Pictured at The Columbia Star office are Thomas Robertson (l) and Jordan Gray. More...

On Second Thought

Is the ripe apple about to fall?

Letters to the editor

Socialism is defined in The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (1993 Edition) as "A political and economic theory or policy of social organization which advocates that the community as a whole should own and control the means of produ More...

Should we vote according to race and gender?

If the spirits of the nation's Founding Fathers were still around, they would have to be weeping over the deterioration of the present political situation into impending chaos. More...

Thirty-something speaks

Dumped for a trampoline

Over the years I've complained a fair amount about being my two young daughters' chief playmate. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Neighbors blast city parking deal

The city's proposed $5.8 million purchase of 200 upper- deck garaged metered parking spaces at the corner of Saluda Avenue and Blossom Street is just too much, or too tall, or too big, or too cozy, or too loose, or too anything, according to a fil More...

General Assembly honors fallen soldiers

On Wednesday, April 30, 2008 the General Assembly honored the 17 young men and women of South Carolina who sacrificed their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan last year. The brave soldiers who were honored were More...

Education

Jabari Felder wins Best in Show at Excelsior! Academy

Contributed by Sonia Neale Jabari Felder, a student at Excelsior! Academy, in the eight to nine year old class won Best of Show in the end of the year art show. The art project was Egyptian Profiles. More...

Richland Two Board champions its own

The cafeteria at Windsor Elementary was packed on Tuesday night, April 21, 2008. More...

S.C. 2008 Achievement Scholarship winners

Students from the Midlands who won S.C. 2008 Achievement Scholarships are Jackie L. Parnell, Blythewood High School; Geneena G. Donaldson, Columbia High School; Azeezah A. Goodwin, Dutch Fork High School; Alexx E. Niblock, W.J. More...

Sports

Eagles fly away with Region 4-3A title

Girls Soccer • April 25, 2008

Top- ranked Airport scored twice in the first half and opened the second half with a third to defeat Brookland- Cayce at Eagle Stadium on April 25. More...

Falcons clinch SCISA Region 1-3A title

Baseball • April 25, 2008

Three Ben Lippen pitchers combined on a five- hitter and six Falcons had at least one hit as Ben Lippen defeated Cardinal Newman 12- 0 on Friday, April 25 to clinch the SCISA Region 1- AAA baseball championship. More...

Falcons blank Cards

Girls Soccer • April 25, 2008

The Ben Lippen Falcons shut- out the visiting Cardinal Neman Cardinals Friday, April 25 2- 0. The teams fought to a scoreless first half, but Lauren Jones started the scoring for the Falcons with 33:40 remaining in the second half. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 57: Nurse Maude is honored

Nurse Maude Callen graciously accepted the attention and the contributions that followed the photo essay in Life Magazine in 1951. She continued her work at the Pineville clinic until her retirement in 1971. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Columbia Green Festival of Gardens

Columbia Green continues its May tradition of showcasing private residential gardens in the Greater Columbia area. Twelve gardens in the Forest Acres neighborhood will be featured on May 15 and 17 with tours running from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. More...

Beautification: A two- way street

Stopping to smell the flowers

The greening of a city is a shared enterprise between Columbia's Forestry and Beautification department and its citizens. More...

Follow that tree!

PalmettoPride, your anti- litter and beautification organization awarded 644 trees to 18 organizations last Wednesday. More...