May 23, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Melrose hosts tourists

One of Columbia's historic neighborhoods, Melrose Heights, was the site of a guided tour Saturday, May 17 by John Sherrer of the Historic Columbia Foundation. The early suburb of Columbia was established by the Powell family soon after 1900. More...

News

Solid Waste Schedule for Memorial Day Holiday

Solid Waste Collections Residential solid waste collection will be suspended on Monday, May 26, 2008, in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. All routes will be delayed one day that week. More...

No more senior fraud

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Art as Therapy

Part 2: A unique partnership to fund alternative health care in South Carolina

Compassionate Care Foundation, a local organization which exists to fund alternative medical treatments for those who cannot afford them has built a partnership with FOAtography, Inc., a unique and specialized art business, focusing on the inheren More...

Government / Neighborhood

Forest Acres citizens express concerns about traffic

The May 13 meeting of Forest Acres City Council was called to order at 5:15 pm. More...

Richland County Council gets transportation plan

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...

Council spends unnecessary money and impedes business

Roll call Columbia City Council convened around 9 am in City Hall Wednesday, May 21. All members of city council were present: Daniel Rickenmann, Sam Davis, E.W. More...

Education

Congratulations

Brittany Powell, a senior graduating this year, has been accepted to the Chowan University Graphics Summer Camp, an affiliate of The Kreuger School of Graphic Communications June 22-27 in Murfreesboro, North Carolina. More...

Three principals visit The Columbia Star

Photo by Marsha Preston Dr. Ted Wachter, principal of Rosewood Elementary School, brought two students who won the honor of being principal for the day at the annual Rosewood Auction. More...

Students study math in the dirt

Students in Julie Sheehan's class at Killian Elementary have been using their knowledge of quadrants and grids in a multidisciplinary unit centered on an archeological dig. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

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-ART Columbia Museum of Art is offering a variety of summer camps for children ages 4- 14. 343-2163 City Art Gallery presents School's Out VI: Emerging Artists of the Southeast April 24- May 31. www.cityartonline. More...

New Wildlife Camp allows children to explore nature hands on

Camp WILD Things is a new summer program designed for kids who love the outdoors and all of the creeping, crawling, and flying things that live there. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Annual Butterfly Count at Congaree National Park

Congaree National Park is seeking volunteer "citizen scientists" of all ages to assist with the park's annual Butterfly Count, which will be held on Saturday, June 28, 2008. More...

Mountain Laurel in the Midlands

Stopping to smell the flowers

"First there are the camellias, then come the azaleas but the best are the last to bloom, the mountain laurel. They are my favorite flowering shrub," says L.T. Shannon. More...

S.C. parks go wireless

There's now a 40- acre permanent "cloud" over Hickory Knob State Resort Park. And that's a good thing. The 1,100- acre park on the shores of Lake Thurmond in McCormick County is one of the first in the S.C. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

REQUEST FOR BIDS A private, non-profit health care agency is seeking vendors to upgrade its IT system. Interested parties should fax a letter of interest and 3 references to the IT Director at (803) 733-1395 by May 30, 2008. More...

Local trial lawyers celebrate in New Orleans

The Southeastern Region of the American Board of Trial Advocates (SEABOTA) was formed in 2004 to unite the members of 12 local American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) chapters in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kent More...

The pits graduate from obedience school

Two of the eight pit bulls rescued by the Humane Society in early February will celebrate their graduation from obedience school with a Pit Bull Graduation party Saturday, May 24 at noon at the Three Dog Bakery in Five Points. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

Parents just don't understand

My youngest daughter, the second grader, has a new favorite expression. It's something I would expect to hear from a teenager, not from an eight- year- old, but I guess it's just a sign of the times. More...

An intensive investigation

This caper is doomed to failure the moment Harry and Larry think it up. It's the weekend, and Jessup's Jewelry store is supposed to have a safe full of cash and diamonds totaling $250,000 in value. At least, that's the rumor down at the pool hall. More...

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

Anger management

A kid made national news recently because someone stuck a butter knife in his head. Available x- rays and pictures made it perfect for our world of 24 hour news reporting. Anything unusual on video is automatically newsworthy. More...

Business

Can Columbia's transit catch up with Charlotte's?

Can Columbia's transit catch up with Charlotte's? Probably not. We old- timers remember when Charlotte and Columbia were about the same size in the 1950s. Since then, Charlotte has taken public transit seriously, and Columbia has not. More...

Briefs

by John Temple Ligon

The truth of the fact is they misled on taxes... Columbia City Council is threatening to push for a water/sewer tax increase and a property tax increase to help carry a proposed $218,055,423 budget for fiscal year 2008- 2009. More...

Nailed back in production

Director David O. Russell's independently financed political comedy Nailed, being filmed in Columbia, was put on hold twice in May due to interruptions in the actors' pay schedules. More...

Society

Ariail Chapter of the Columbia College Alumnae meets

The Ariail Chapter of the Columbia College Alumnae Association held its fourth regular meeting of the year at the home of Jewell Powell Hill, '60, April 9, 2008. More...

And they're off... at Still Hopes

For the Eighth Annual StillHopes Derby

Every year in May to coincide with the Kentucky Derby Still Hopes' Activity Services Department puts on their own Derby. This year was super, as usual. More...

Sports

Bearcats dethrone Falcons to take state championship

Class 3A Baseball State Championship • May 12 & 14, 2008

Game 1,May 12, 2008 at Brookland- Cayce Brookland Cayce 7 A.C.Flora 6 Eight Innings O.B. More...

Viking rule comes to an end

Class 4A Boys Soccer State Championship • May 17, 2008

Enzo Martinez scored one goal and assisted on the other as the Northwestern Trojans upended Spring Valley 2- 0 at Stone Stadium Saturday, May 17 to capture the Class 4A boys soccer championship. More...

Final SCHSSCA Rankings

Class 4A Boys 1. Northwestern, 23-2 2. Spring Valley, 25-1 3. Irmo, 20-4 4. Wando, 20-3 5. Lexington, 15-9 6. Dorman, 18-4 7. Beaufort, 16-4 8. West Ashley, 14-9-1 9. Summerville, 15-4 10. Dutch Fork, 12-11-1 11. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 60: Pineville cemeteries - Thomas Walter

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

High in the Andes he found Mars

John Adams Hodge is an aviation and environmental lawyer with the Haynesworth Sinkler Boyd Law Firm. When not consulting with his clients or making his case in court, he is a teacher, pilot, geologist, astronomer, explorer, and dedicated father. More...

Explorers hike Broad River Trail

Contributed by Warner M. Montgomery Members of the Greater Piedmont Chapter of The Explorers Club were guests of the Fairfield 600 Hunt Club on Saturday, May 10. More...