July 11, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Animal sanctuary opens

WHO: Howlmore Animal Sanctuary, founded in 2008 by Hayden Howell and Linda Moore, works with other rescue groups throughout the Carolina's to provide a safe haven for animals in need. More...

News

Pupcakes Boutique celebrates "First Birthday Paw- ty"

Marie Lipton, owner of Pupcakes Boutique, will hold the first annual Birthday Paw- ty July 26, 2008, at the store. More...

Project Pet Buy- A- Day is back

What better way to tell someone you love them or commemorate a special event than with Project Pet's Buy- A- Day program! While the calendar contest is in full swing we want to be sure to give you an opportunity to participate in this campaign. More...

Crayton Middle School students donate to Columbia Animal Shelter

Crayton Middle School students (l- r) Octavia Sims, Mary Sarah Komar, Hardie Cate, and Laura Mallick are pictured with guidance counselor Laura Lee Shaleuly's dog, Sumu. The students donated more than 300 pet supplies to the Columbia Animal Shelter. More...

Business

Harvey Gantt says, "Leap forward with Bethel Church."

On Thursday morning, June 19, in the convention center on Lincoln Street, the Renaissance Foundation passed a milestone in its fund- raising efforts to convert historic Bethel Church into a cultural arts center. More...

Briefs

by John Temple Ligon

Do it with your local architect (Texas bumper sticker, 1978) In a monthly survey of U.S. architectural firms, the American Institute of Architects announced its Architecture Billings Index was down from 45.5 in April to 43.4 in May. More...

Larry Koester of Columbia Cleaners

Star Profile

A South Carolina law was changed about a year ago to encourage the business of distillation. More...

Society

Been there, done that

Louise Rosa Johnson will be 107 years old July 26, 2008

Many of us had the privilege of growing up in a neighborhood with a favorite matriarch - a silver- haired doyenne who knew everybody, took time for the children, and handed out soft- voiced wisdom when asked. More...

Columbians light Torch in Pennsylvania

Two Columbians, Warner M. Montgomery and Ed Latimer, came away from a Torch Club International convention in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with honors. More...

USC inducts adult students into ASL

USC inducted 13 members into the Mu chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda, a national honor society for adult students. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

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-ANIMALS The Animal Protection League will hold a garage sale at 1727 Laurel Street (across from the Fire Station) July 12 and 19, 7 am- 3 pm. 206-5779 or 351-3536. Donations accepted. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 67: Belvidere Plantation, the last years

Belvidere Plantation disappeared beneath the waters of Lake Marion in 1940. It had been the home of the Sinkler family since 1786. The founder of the plantation was Capt. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Step into the Garden District

Stopping to smell the flowers

For a tranquil break from the office, a fitness walk with your dog, a picnic lunch with friends, shady silence in which to read, or a self- guided stroll back in time, step into Columbia's historic garden district. More...

Local Backyard nationally certified as a Backyard Wildlife Habitatâ„¢

The South Carolina Wildlife Federation (SCWF) announces the property of Mary Burts, located in Forest Acres, has been certified as an official Backyard Wildlife Habitat site. More...

Keenan graduate stars on American Gladiators

Justice (sometimes known as Jesse) Smith stands 6'8" tall and weighs in at 280. This giant of a man graduated from Keenan High School in 1992. More...

Kudzu Queens pay homage to their leader

The Carolina Kudzu Queens met at Dianne's on Devine July 7, 2008, to wish Anne Sinclair happy birthday and to thank her for 20 years of leadership and service as a Columbia City Council person for District III. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty- something speaks

The tooth fairy deserves a night off

In today's hectic work environment where we're constantly bombarded by information, cell phone calls, and multiple duties, it's understandable if we forget a task or two. More...

How not to use a siren

This is a true story of self- embarrassment. My good friend, Hugh Munn, then a spokesman for SLED, was riding with me in my Lexington County Sheriff's car. More...

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

Conversation without commitment

The story referenced Older Americans , people between the ages of 45 and 54. For those of us who saw 54 in the rear view mirror a while back the reference is startling. We think of ourselves as middle age, young middle age. More...

Government / Neighborhood

The 218th BCT S.C. National Guard thanks Columbians for their support

Mimi Maddock, executive editor of The Columbia Star, and Linda Sosbee, financial manager, accept a certificate of appreciation and a carved stone from Afghanistan from (l) John Bozard, J8 resource manager, and Butch Jacobs, director of the Counteri More...

Bob Malpass begins tenure as mayor of Cayce

Skip Jenkins elected mayor pro tem

A new era began in the City of Cayce politics July 1, 2008. Bob Malpass led his first council meeting as mayor of the Midlands community after the resignation of long- time Mayor Avery Wilkerson. Wilkerson was appointed to serve on the S.C. More...

Roll carts approved by Cayce City Council

Roll call Mayor Bob Malpass, Councilman Rick Myers, Councilman James Jenkins, Councilman Kenneth Jumper, City Manager John Sharpe, Public Safety Chief Charles McNair, and City Attorney Danny Crowe were all in attendance The meeting was called to More...

Education

Hand recaptures Academic Bowl title

Photo courtesy of Richland School District One Hand Middle School recaptured the Richland One Middle School Academic Bowl title this past spring. The competition between Hand and rival Crayton Middle School was very close. More...

Rudy Bear makes a difference

Keldon Hemingway, who is undergoing treatment for a brain tumor, received a visit from Rudy Bear and members of the Lower Richland Ruritan Club. Back row: James Amick, the 1993 National Ruritan president and Tori Wilson. More...

Auditions for Birth

Auditions for Birth, the critically- acclaimed play featuring eight different women's different experiences giving birth, will be held July 13 and 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. More...

Sports

Another big first powers Richland past Columbia, 12- 6

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Richland Post 6 had four hits and three walks in the top of the first inning, accounting for six runs and a comfortable working margin for the remainder of the game against Columbia Northeast. More...

Columbia NE wins by forfeit

Monday July 7, 2008

The Monday game which began at Spring Valley between Columbia NE and Lexington was cancelled due to bad weather. More...

Playoff hopes die for West Columbia Post 79

Thursday July 3, 2008

West Columbia needed to win their last game July 3 against Lexington Post 7 to make the playoffs. Lexington started the scoring in the second with three runs on four hits and an error. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public notices

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NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles(s) are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens, are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5-5810, 56-5-5636 and 29- 1540 SC Law as Amended, and are in the custody o More...