July 25, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

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Meet the Stars

The Columbia Star Advertising Staff

The Columbia S tar has expanded its sales staff to better accommodate the businesses in the Columbia area. The new advertising manager is Linda Sosbee who can be contacted at 771-0219 or lindas@sc.rr.com. More...

The Columbia Star Assistant to the Editor

Pamela Edwards has joined The Columbia Star family as assistant to the editor. She was born in Asheville, N.C., and lived most of her life in Western North Carolina. She owns family land in Polk County, N.C. More...

The Columbia Star

The Columbia Star is the oldest locally- owned newspaper in Columbia. It began as The Star Reporter at 716 Santee Avenue in 1963 with three people: Miller Montgomery, and Harold and Mary Booker. More...

Business

Dick Morris sounds off on Sunday Temple Times

Dick Morris, President Bill Clinton's number one political strategist and the advisor who steered Clinton to the right in time to win a second term, has recently authored a book, Fleeced. More...

Briefs

Southern Fried Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee top a list of obesity prevalence, states where more than 30% of adults age 18 and older qualify as obese. More...

Jeff Kefalos of the Columbia Tennis Center

Star Profile

From Friday, July 11, until Wednesday, July 16, the Columbia Tennis Center on Wheeler Hill was hopping with 450 junior tennis players from across South Carolina. The visitor count was far higher with the kids' parents, friends, and fans. More...

Society

Columbian named principal dancer with the New York City Ballet

Sara Mearns, a former member of the Ann Brodie's Carolina Ballet, was promoted to principal dancer with the New York City Ballet on June 28, 2008. More...

Lane Bragan Oana

Michael and Heather Oana, along with their son London, announce the birth of their second child, Lane Bragan Oana. Lane was born on Monday, July 14th at 7:25 am at Lexington Hospital. He weighed in at seven pounds, four ounces and 20 inches long. More...

Anneliese Bailey Johnson

Anneliese Bailey Johnson was born at 1:55 pm June 30, 2008 at Lexington Memorial Hospital. She weighed five pounds and 14 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her parents are Elizabeth Bailey Johnson and Sean Arthur Johnson. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

New association gives Cayce Avenues a voice

The Avenues Neighborhood Association was formed last week in a meeting of Avenues' residents at State Street Baptist Church's Fellowship Hall in Cayce. More...

Making every drop count

Stopping to smell the flowers

Rockbridge resident Judy Timmons is always trying to find new ways to save water at home and in her community. Timmons grew up in a family where "waste not, want not" was the rule. More...

Ramblings of a Lowcountry Game Warden

Ben Moise, a game warden in Charleston for 25 years, is a character of sorts, and quite a storyteller. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty- something speaks

No bouncy house...no fun

My five- year- old son is a really good kid. He just doesn't realize it sometimes. He has the ability to speak clearly, carry on lively conversations, and socialize like a sorority girl during rush week. More...

Never interrupt a Marine while he is eating

There's a story circulating on the Internet about a retired Marine down in Plantation, Fla. who was eating his lunch peacefully in a local sub shop. This Marine, we'll call him Hondo, is 71 years old. More...

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

Not old yet

Dearie. That's what she called me - Dearie. I was in Publix when this young lady asked how I was. I told her I was fine and asked how she was, just like my momma taught me. She replied, "I am doing great. Thanks for asking, Dearie. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Four- hour sorry display of politics

Roll call Chairman Joe McEachern, Vice Chair Val Hutchinson, Joyce Dickerson, Norman Jackson, Damon Jeter, Paul Livingston, Bill Malinowski, Mike Montgomery, Greg Pearce, and Bernice Scott were present at the Richland County Council special called More...

Education

Criminal Justice Academy program manager participates in week of outreach ministry

South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy Instructional Standards Manager Bill Floyd participated June 21 though June 29 in the Salkehatchie Summer Service program in Chester, S.C. More...

Superintendent's JROTC trophy winners

The Dreher High School Navy JROTC cadets captured first place in the annual Richland One Superintendent's Trophy competition. More...

Spring Valley High School News

Deanna Piper, a Work Based Learning student at Spring Valley High School, was the Johnson Control's South Carolina State winner of the Igniting Creative Energy Challenge. She won for her "Can You Afford to Waste Energy?" brochure. More...

Sports

AMERICAN LEGION LEAGUE EIGHT BASEBALL

Monday, July 14 Richland 9 @ Easley 4 (Richland leads 1- 0) Walhalla 9 @ Irmo 15 (Irmo leads 1- 0) Lexington 6 @ Greenwood 3 (Lexington leads 1- 0) Tuesday, More...

Richland wraps up first round series with blow- out of Easley

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Richland Post 6 used three separate three- run innings to run away with game four on July 17 of its first round playoff series with Easley and advance to the second round. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

Send your events to mimim@sc.rr.com. Events must be received by 3 pm on Friday for the following Friday's paper.

-ANIMALS Carolina Wildlife Care will host its fourth annual purple martin fundraising cruise aboard the Southern Patriot tour boat on Lake Murray July 30 from 7 pm- 9:30 pm. Reserve your place at 772- 3994 or www.carolinawildlife. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 69: Belvidere Pilgrimage, 2008
This story contains a video

A Sinkler family reunion was held on March 28, 2008, at Belvidere Plantation. It was organized by Dr. Norman "Pard" Walsh. The event began with a pilgrimage into the Lake Marion lake bed to visit the remains of the Belvidere house. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES All persons having claims against the following estates are required to deliver or mail their claims to the indicated Personal Representatives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Fo More...