June 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Shandon United Methodist Church wins conference award

Shandon UMC is the recipient of the Bishops Five Star Award for Excellence in Evangelism Ministry for the fourth straight year. This is an incredible accomplishment that should be celebrated by all members of the church. More...

Volunteers help at PETS, Inc.

For any pet owner or prospective adopter, a visit to PETS,Inc is worth the gas. More...

Free kitten spay/neuter

It is kitten season! The Humane Society/HSPCA is offering free kitten spay/neuter from June 16- July 18. Kittens must be between three and five months of age to qualify. Spring and early summer is prime kitten season. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Finlay says, "The chickens have come home to roost."

Roll call City council convened around 9 am Wednesday, June 11, on the third floor of City Hall. Council member E.W. More...

Who is the second worst mayor in the U.S.?

In a talk to the Columbia Torch Club June 10, Rusty DePass stated, "The second worst mayor in the U.S. is Bob Coble. More...

Education

Your guide to some of the area's best students and teachers

Perry McLeod, a US and World History teacher at Richland Northeast High School in Columbia, has been named South Carolina History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Preserve America. More...

Sports

Post 6 battles back from 7- 1 deficit

Friday, June 6, 2008

Trailing 7- 1 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Richland Post 6 scored twelve runs in the final three innings to secure a 13- 11 victory over visiting Lexington Post 7. More...

West Columbia falls to Post 6

Monday, June 9, 2008

The Richland Post 6 Pathfinders came to Airport High School June 9 to take on West Columbia Post 79. More...

Hall of Famer Gary Player meets with kids from Fairway Outreach and First Tee of Columbia

About 75 kids with First Tee chapters in South Carolina, including children from Fairway Outreach and First Tee of Columbia, received a very special surprise when Hall of Fame golfer Gary Player stopped by to give them some timely tips before they More...

Beauty in the Backyard

South by Southwest

Stopping to smell the flowers

Some like it hot and dry. A fiesta of drought tolerant plants common to the desert southwest but well suited for South Carolina landscapes is displayed at Riverbanks Botanical Garden. More...

Shandon Beauty

When she's not dancing, Betty Stockman choreographs beauty in her backyard.

Betty Stockman's hydrangea in the Shandon area of Columbia. More...

Midlands Quail Forever chapter forms

Wildlife advocates, habitat conservationists and quail hunters united to create the Midlands Chapter of Quail Forever (QF). This new chapter will focus its efforts within Richland and Lexington Counties. More...

Chinese musical comes to Dreher to help earthquake victims

What: "The Third Sister" Musical presented by The Third Sister Liu Musical Troupe from Guangxi, China. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

Technology puts capes on geeks

Computer geeks used to be just that…computer geeks. Now, thanks to our complete dependence on technology, computer geeks can be super heroes and knights in shining armor or whatever brings to mind something or someone coming to the rescue. More...

Jack at the beach

It was 64 years ago that more than 130,000 Allied Troops fought their way ashore at Normandy. Over 9,000 Americans are buried in a French cemetery there. I knew one man who made it out alive- Jack Truluck. More...

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

Two Indys, two worlds

On a Saturday afternoon in mid June, 1981, I went to see a movie I'd been hearing about. More...

Business

SCE&G asks customers to carry upfront costs

SCE&G, part of shareholder- owned Scana Corp., is about to build two new nuclear reactors with its partner Santee Cooper, S.C.'s public utility owned by the state. Together the two units are expected to cost $9.8 billion. More...

Briefs

Radio daze Clear Channel Communications Inc. is going through a buyout by two private- equity firms and six banks, including Charlotte- based Wachovia Corp. Clear Channel and the private- equity firms, Thomas H. More...

Tut Underwood of the S.C. State Museum

Star Profile

The S.C. State Museum was formed by the Legislature in 1973 during the administration of Governor John West. More...

Society

Southeastern Piano Festival features Gold Medalist

Georgia Hart; Marina Lomazov, artistic director of the Southeastern Piano Festival; Leslie Wrenn, director of development of the festival; and Susan Robinson gather after the first performance of the Southeastern Piano Festival, June 8, 2008. More...

Joseph Michael Trenbeath

Joseph Michael Trenbeath was born May 21, 2008, at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital. His parents are Michael and Elizabeth Trenbeath. His grandparents are Sam and Gina McCuen and Jerry and Lib Smith. More...

SC ETV to feature local authors

The Big Picture sits down with three special authors to discuss their writings and how South Carolina has inspired them in their novels. 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 Mays Park will hold Summer Art Camps June 23- 27, July 7- 11, July 14- 18, July 21- 25, and July 28- Aug. 1, 10 am- noon. www.columbiasc.net Columbia Museum of Art is now hosting Constantine Manos's A Greek Portfolio. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 63: Pineville cemeteries (Buck Hall & Crawl Hill)

By Warner M.Montgomery Warner@TheColumbiaStar.com Show me your cemeteries, and I will tell you what kind of people you have. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public notices

_____________________________ NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that Steak Carolina, LLC intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale on premises consumption of Beer, Wine, More...