May 16, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

St. Pat's makes $40,000 for charities

The Five Points Association Board of Directors awarded $40,000 to local charities May 9, 2008. This year's recipients: • Sexual Trauma Services • Irish Children's Charity • MLK • Dreher High School More...

News

First Presbyterian Church hosts organ recital of Ronald E. Miller

Photograph by Jim Covington Socializing after the Festival of Music at First Presbyterian Church featuring organist Ronald E. More...

Pigs feeding at the trough

Howard Duvall was born and raised in Cheraw, served as president of the Class of 1961 at Cheraw High School, finished The Citadel, became a captain in the US Air Force, retired to Cheraw and became its mayor, earned a masters of public administrati More...

Riverbanks helps smallest cat in the world

A black- footed kitten was born on March 7, 2008, to parents Hiari and Alex at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. More...

Business

Business editor plays lobbyist for feature film

The movie being filmed in Columbia, Nailed, is a $25 million feature with Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Biel. More...

Briefs

Coal unpopular The S.C. Coastal Conservation League is spending $100,000 to research the need for Santee Cooper's coal- fired power plant in southern Florence County. Also, pollution potential should be quantified as part of the research. More...

Charles Perkins of Five Points Carolina First

Star Profile

The Five Points branch of Carolina First Bank, situated at the corner of Saluda Avenue and Blossom Street, is directly across the street from the Kenny's site. More...

Society

Miss Howard and Mr. Rhame unite in marriage May 10, 2008

Claudia Ainsley Howard and Gregory Scott Rhame were married in Shandon United Methodist Church May 10, 2008, at 6 pm. Dr. Michael L. Guffee Sr. performed the double- ring ceremony. More...

Renowned women's rights activist speaks to The Zonta Club

The Zonta Club of Columbia, in collaboration with the Women's Leadership Institute of Columbia College, hosted a luncheon at the Palmetto Club honoring Dr. V. Mohini Giri of India May 5, 2008. Dr. More...

The SC Legislative Republican Women's Caucus honors 2008 Woman of the Year

The South Carolina Legislative Republican Women's Caucus hosted a reception/fundraiser to benefit The Republican Women's Scholarship Fund. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

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-ANIMALS Project Pet is now registering for the 3rd Annual Precious Pet Calendar Contest. $15 to enter, $1 to vote. Visit www.projectpet. com -ART Columbia Museum of Art is offering a variety of summer camps for children ages 4- 14. More...

GAP to perform

Richland Northeast High School's much lauded GAP Choir's spring concert will be a rocked out night of praise in the Richland School District Two Auditorium May 17 at 6 p.m., and admission is free. More...

S.C. offers military history for Memorial Day travel

South Carolina, one of the original 13 American colonies, is steeped in history. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public notices

NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF RICHLAND IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FOR THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT (DEFICIENCY DEMANDED) 2007-CP-40-6704 Gungor Ozbek, Plaintiff, vs. By-Wa, L.L.C. More...

Harrell heads SC Criminal Justice Academy

Richland County's Chief Deputy isn't a history buff. He doesn't care too much about ancient Greek warriors or strategic errors made in WWII. He thinks "history is important when we can learn from it". More...

Miss Northern to compete for Miss S.C.

Sarah Anne Clough, Miss Northern 2008, a graduating homeschooler from Columbia will be competing in The Miss South Carolina Pageant July 1- 5 in Spartanburg, SC. She was featured in The Columbia Star as a toddler many years ago as Star Child. More...

On Second Thought

My 15 minutes of fame was several hours too long

I spent last Thursday as an extra in a film being made here in Columbia. The scene being shot had to do with an evil senator who had died by choking on a cookie. A bizarre funeral scene was shot in Ebenezer Lutheran Church in downtown Columbia. More...

The Critics Say

Cinema Blend, a movie critic, thinks Hollywood is running out of ideas and stealing ideas from porn with the newest Jessica Biel offering. This project is being created by David O. NRuasilseedll, and its called . More...

Thirty-something speaks

Youth sports are ruining the seasons

Somebody somewhere once said, "It's good to see the seasons change!" That's exactly how it used to be when I was growing up…at least in sports. The Southern seasons don't change much just from warm to hot to melt- your- eyebrows hot. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Everyone hates PACT

Mention the Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test (PACT), and the response is unanimous. Administrators hate posting the nebulous results. Students hate the drill. More...

Education

Richland One congratulates TIP students

Richland One congratulates its 23 exceptional middle school students recently recognized as Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) Scholars, an honor bestowed upon academically gifted students who score at or above the national average More...

Winners of Archibald Rutledge College scholarships

Four students have won a challenging statewide competition to be named as this year's recipients of Archibald Rutledge College Scholarships worth about $4,000 each. The Columbia competition was the culmination of a statewide selection process. More...

Ohaio Gozaimasu, Japan!

In Japan it's a Bon- Dori. In Columbia it's a Festival. Rosewood Elementary students had it both ways on May 2, as they culminated a year of study about Japan with a Bon Dori festival on the grounds. More...

Sports

Vikings fall in Lower State title match

Class 4A Boys Tennis Lower State Championship • May 8, 2008

West Florence Knights 4, Spring Valley Vikings 2 4A Lower State Championship Parklane Tennis Center • May 8, 2008 Singles: Bobby Browning (WF) d. Ashkon Babaee (SV) 6-4, 6-1; Pruitt Williams (WF) d. More...

Bearcats are Lower State Champs!

Class 3A Baseball Lower State Championship • May 9, 2008

For the second time in a week, the Brookland- Cayce Bearcats had to take on the Mustangs of Midland Valley Friday, May 9 to determine their fate in the Lower State championship hunt. More...

Falcons recover, win Upper State championship

Class 3A Baseball Upper State Championship • May 9, 2008

A.C. Flora had a chance to close out Blythewood in the first game played on Friday, May 9th. Win, and they would be in the state finals as the Upper State champions. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 59: Pineville cemeteries (Maham)

Show me your cemeteries, and I will tell you what kind of people you have. - Benjamin Franklin Cemeteries are records of the past. More...

Last Man Standing moves on

The Porchers, once a mighty nation, are no more in Berkeley County

Legend has it that when a negro wagoner was asked by his traveling passenger as they passed Peru Plantation in Pineville before the Civil War, "Who lives here?" he answered, "The Porchers, sir." The traveler got the same answer at Ophir, Chapel Hi More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Locally grown: peanuts, produce and perennialIris s

Stopping to smell the flowers

Bringing fresh locally grown and produced goods to the community is one goal of the Sandhill Farmers Market at the Clemson University Sandhill Research and Education Center in northeast Columbia. More...

Iris Society crowns winners

The S.C. Iris Society held its 48th standard flower show called Celebrating Fifty Years of Iris Flower Shows April 26 at the Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia. More...