June 6, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Education coaches needed for foster youth

The Center for Child and Family Studies of USC's College of Social Work has received funding from the Cassels Foundation to pilot a new project aimed at the educational needs of young people living in group homes. More...

Acting quickly is the key to saving a life

Most people don't believe they could perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) to help save a life in a cardiac emergency, according to a recent American Heart Association survey. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County bands smoking, defers sex

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

West Columbia City Council increases sewer rates

Call to Order Mayor Bobby Horton called the West Columbia City Council and public hearing meeting to order at 6 pm. Council members Mayor Bobby E. Horton, Mayor Pro-Tem Tommy G. Parler, Eric L. Fowler, L. Dale Harley, Jack L. Harmon, Boyd J. More...

Columbia City Council votes for new budget

Roll call Columbia City Council convened about 9 am, Wednesday, June 4, on the third floor of City Hall. Council member E.W. More...

Education

Those were the days, my friend We thought they'd never end...

Wanted: Heathwood Hall Episcopal School and Heathwood Park Kindergarten Classes of '62 and '63 names for party to celebrate turning 50

Heathwood Hall 4 Year Olds Class of '62 1. Miss Anne Gilpin 2. Miss Page Steinert 3. ? 4. ? 5. Richard Smith 6. ? 7. George Lippard 8. Frank Ellerbe 9. Paul Guerry 10. ? 11. ? 12. Sherrerd Hartness 13. ? 14. More...

Three Hammond students save 10 animals from death

Usually seventh graders want gift cards or money for their 13th birthday, but three teenagers were willing to donate their birthday wishes to a local non- profit animal rescue. More...

Six Richland one students named 2008 National Merit Scholars winners

Six Richland One students have been named winners in the college sponsored 2008 National Merit Scholarship Program. More...

Sports

Pathfinders hang on to defeat Columbia NE

League Eight Standings (As of Tuesday ,June 3): 1. Irmo (4- 0) 2. Lexington (3- 1) 3. Newberry (2- 1) 4. Richland (2- 1) 5. West Columbia (0- 4) 6. Columbia NE (0- 4)

Despite outhitting the visiting Richland Post 6 Pathfinders 12- 6, Columbia Northeast fell 8- 7 in American Legion baseball play Friday, May 30 at Spring Valley High School. More...

Martin's slam sinks West Columbia

Tyler Martin hit a grand slam and four pitchers combined to allow West Columbia just six hits and two runs helping visiting Irmo/Chapin to a 6- 2 victory in American Legion baseball play Monday, June 2 at Airport High School. More...

Falcons repeat as champions

The A.C. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public notices

_____________________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that S.L. More...

Rotary gives Riverwalk benches

Lisa Ingram, president of Cayce/West Columbia Rotary Club, called a meeting June 3 for the dedication of park benches for the Cayce and West Columbia Riverwalk. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

Reward cures the common cold

Perfect attendance is a nice thought, but is it really something worth rewarding? More...

Paper doom

Tabachi's pawn shop is broken into six times in four months. It's almost as if the burglars' union selected Tabachi's business as a piece- of- cake for break- ins. Insurance rates are going through the roof. More...

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

TV has sucked out our brains

Last night, I dreamed Amy Matthews, star of Renovations , and Kari Bathroom Byron from Mythbusters were fighting over me. The two cable TV stars were screaming at each other, pulling hair, and throwing things. More...

Business

Development heats up at fire station

A Taste of the South is a 15- year- old Columbiabased catalog online retailer which features Southern pecans and other regional nuts and treats sold in decorative tins. More...

Briefs

Stepping on vetoes Governor Sanford's 69 state budget vetoes totaling $72 million threaten business school programs at the College of Charleston, possibly wiping out the Tate Center for Entrepreneurship. More...

Bonnie Horn, family lawyer

Star Profile

Bonnie Horn is in her 21st year at 1215 Elmwood, where she runs her law practice and rents out two residences above. She also has a half- interest next door at 1219 Elmwood. More...

Society

Girl with Her Throat Cut wins

The S.C. Arts Commission and its literary partners have named Brian Ray of Columbia the winner of the inaugural South Carolina First Novel Prize. More...

S.C. congregational librarians prepare for July conference

Columbians Patsy McIntosh and Sarah Brown, along with Upstate congregational librarians are preparing for the 41st annual conference of Church and Synagogue Library Association in Greenville, July 20- 22. More...

Did you know?

The first issue of The Columbia Star, formerly The Star Reporter, was published October 24, 1963, by Miller Montgomery and Harold and Mary Booker.This year marks the 45th anniversary of Columbia's only locally owned weekly newspaper. 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

The Columbia Museum of Art is now hosting Constantine Manos's A Greek Portfolio. www.columbiamuseum. More...

The 2008 CMC Steel Rhythm on the River Concert Series

Saturday, June 7 at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater, 6- 9 pm featuring Analog Moon performing on the Labor Ready stage. This weekend is sponsored by School Cuts Embroidery / Screen Printing / Promotional Products. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 62: Pineville cemeteries flooded

Show me your cemeteries, and I will tell you what kind of people you have. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Rabies can be fatal

SCDHEC says don't adopt wild animals.

For the second time in a month, citizens are advised to beware of wild animals of any age and refrain from "adopting" them because of the risk from rabies, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control said today. More...

Strangers prowl park for owls

Stopping to smell the flowers

As songbirds were settling into their nighttime roosts, a flock of humans wearing long- sleeved shirts, long pants, sneakers, and glazed in insect repellent set off afoot in search of night shift creatures at Congaree National Park. More...