May 9, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

News

BBQ Joints and the Good Folks Who Own Them

Whether it is drizzled with mustard, smothered in barbecue sauce, or soaked in vinegar, barbecue is a Southern tradition. More...

Historic Columbia Foundation presents 2008 Preservation Awards

Historic Columbia Foundation held a luncheon May 1 to honor the 2008 Preservation Award Recipents. More...

The Periodic Table has 118 legs

Beamer's his name, chemistry's his game. Dr. Robert L. More...

Business

And the Silver Crescent goes to...

Manufacturing excellence awards go to some of SC's top manufacturing operations.

The Silver Crescent Foundation and the South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership held their annual luncheon to award the Silver Crescent for Manufacturing Excellence to some of the state's top manufacturing operations. More...

Briefs

Duke up Charlotte- based Duke Energy Corp. reports a first- quarter earnings increase of 30 percent from a year ago with $465 million in net income, which is up from net income of $357 million last year. More...

John Graves of Eastern States Serum Company

Star Profile

What began in 1951 as a livestock supply center is now catering to cats and dogs. John Graves's father owned Eastern States Serum Company when Richland County had 29 dairies. Today, Richland County has none. More...

Society

Miss Muthig and Mr. Bridges 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...

Bill Helms

Shandon born and reared photographer Bill Helms died May 2, 2008, in his Manhattan home at age 81, a month shy of the 65th anniversary of his 1943 graduation from Dreher High School. More...

Rare Robert Burns's manuscripts added to Roy Collection

At a ceremony on January 25, Robert Burns's 249th birthday, Dr. and Mrs. G. Ross Roy formally handed over to Thomas Cooper Library their collection of rare manuscript materials relating to the Scottish poet. More...

Events

You are invited to eat sweet potato pie

Harriet Barber would love for folks in the Midlands to come out to Hopkins Park May 10 and eat some sweet potato pie. Donations will go toward restoring her historically important home off Lower Richland Boulevard. More...

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 The Trenholm Artists Guild will host their final meeting before summer break on May 12, 7 pm at the Forest Lake Recreation Center. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The Crinum Connection

Stopping to smell the flowers

Growing up in the company of crinums, horticulturist Jenks Farmer extols the virtues of the robust subtropical bulb. More...

Changing the color of hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are fascinating in that, unlike most other plants, the color of their flowers can change dramatically by altering the pH of the soil. White hydrangeas cannot be changed to pink or blue by the grower. More...

Garden of the week

Amaryllis in L.R.

Send your Garden of the Week nomination to mike@thecolumbiastar.com or mail it to "Garden of the Week" c/o The Columbia Star, P.O. Box 5955, Columbia, SC 29250. More...

Group performs to support human rights

The African Awareness Workgroup of Carolina Peace Resource Center recently held a program in support of the people of Guinea who are struggling under a tyrannical dictator, shortages of food, and a deteriorating infrastructure. More...

You are invited to eat sweet potato pie

Photo by Jackie Perrone Mary Kirkland, Marie Adams, and Carrie White, great granddaughters of Samuel and Harriett Barber.The Sweet Potato Festival is sponsored by a group of interested citizens in the Hopkins Park area and supported by the Richland C More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

Quit multitasking and just swing the bat

I should have known better than to tell my son to do more than one thing at a time. After all, he is genetically bound to struggle with more than one task performed simultaneously. That's because he is a male, and he is my son. More...

Boy Scout does his duty to help people

According to the Topix Editor in Dorr, Michigan, an 11- year- old Boy Scout finds a wallet containing $800 in cash at the church where Troop 90 meets. The Scout, J. R. More...

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

The perfect woman

Rick was the drummer for our band when we were teenagers, and the only member to make music a career. He is north of 50 these days and still plays for a living. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County Council concerned about State of the County press conference

Roll call Chairman Joe McEachern, Vice Chair Val Hutchinson, Joyce Dickerson, Norman Jackson, Paul Livingston, Bill Malinowski, Greg Pearce, Bernice Scott, and Kit Smith were present. Damon Jeter and Mike Montgomery were absent. More...

West Columbia City Council discusses water pressure for five story hotel

Roll call Mayor Bobby Horton called the meeting to order at 7:15 pm. All members were present: Mayor Bobby Horton, Mayor Pro-Tempore Tommy G. Parler, Eric L. Fowler, L. Dale Harley, Jack L. Harmon, Boyd J. Jones, Marsha J. More...

West Columbia citizens angry over development in Hook Avenue area

Call to Order A joint public hearing of the West Columbia City Council and West Columbia Planning Commission was held May 6, 2008 to discuss a map amendment proposal to rezone portions of the Hook Avenue area from R- 4 (Low- Density Residential) t More...

Education

A Barber has taught in Richland County every year for a century

You are invited to eat sweet potato pie (See Events)

The sale of 42 1/2 acres in Lower Richland by the Freedmans' Bureau in 1872 led to a record- setting family tradition that continues today. More...

Sports

Westmoreland strikes out 16 for B- C

AAA Baseball Playoffs • May 5, 2008

Adam Westmoreland struck out 16 Midland Valley hitters and threw a complete game to lead the Brookland- Cayce Bearcats over Midland Valley 3- 1 in AAA baseball playoff action Monday, May 5. More...

Late heroics propel A.C. Flora

AAA Baseball Playoffs • May 5, 2008

A.C. Flora pitchers got out of almost every jam and Robert Gibbes hit a thunderous three- run home run with two outs in the seventh inning to send the Falcons back to the Upper State Championship round with a 3- 1 victory at Blythewood on May 5. More...

Bearcats rally over Dreher

Boys Soccer • May 1, 2008

The Brookland- Cayce Bearcats scored twice in a nine- minute span early in the second half to come from behind and defeat Dreher 2- 1 at The Cage on May 1. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 58: Pineville cemeteries: Marion

Show me your cemeteries, and I will tell you what kind of people you have. - Benjamin Franklin Cemeteries are records of the past. Gravestones are expressions of love and affection engraved in history. More...

Nurse Maude story features Columbian's father

For some time now, I've been following Warner Montgomery's weekly column on the history of Pineville and life of the people who made their home there. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens; are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5-5810, More...