August 1, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Today's children may live shorter lives

American Heart Association spokesperson, Russell Pate, PhD. of USC, testified Thursday before a U.S. House committee in support of federal legislation that would improve physical education and boost academic performance. More...

News

Correction

In the July 25th issue of The Columbia Star, the wrong photo was published. This is the correct photo of Lou Sossamon.

Lou Sossamon, who in 1942 became the University of South Carolina's first All American, went on to play professional football for the New York Yankees in the All American Football League after World War II. More...

Community reception to meet new superintendent

Columbia Rotarian John Keith welcomes Dr. Percy Mack to Columbia

Community members will have an opportunity to meet Richland One's new superintendent during a special event next week. The Richland One Board of School Commissioners will hold a community- wide welcome reception for Dr. Percy A. More...

WWII nurse remembers the horror

When asked about her experiences during World War II, 88- year- old Agnes Gray immediately replied, "It was awful… but we got through it." She said she continues to tell about her time in the war because she wants people to know what the wo More...

Business

Legislative leaders buck economic fall

North Carolina unemployment hit 6 percent in June, and the nation's unemployment rate stayed at 5.5 percent in June, the same as in May, although jobs in June fell by 62,000 nationally. More...

Briefs

Spending The state faces an additional $140 million revenue shortfall, which brings the total shortfalls for the current budget year to $320 million. The state's budget for 2007- 2008 ended the year with a $100 million deficit. More...

Lorri- Ann Carter, CEO of CarterTodd & Associates

Star Profile

This year is the 10th anniversary for CarterTodd & Associates, Main Street's goto firm for public relations, media placement, and graphic design. More...

Sports

AMERICAN LEGION LEAGUE EIGHT BASEBALL

Wednesday, July 23 Spartanburg 6 @ Richland 8 (Series tied 1- 1) Thursday, July 23 Gaffney 10 @ Irmo 9 (Irmo leads 2- 1) Richland 12 @ Spartanburg 2 (Richland leads 2- 1) Friday, July 25 Irmo 11 @ Gaffney 4 (Irmo wins series 3- 1, More...

Richland takes game two

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Richland Post 6 Pathfinders won 8- 6 using two unusual plays and came back from a 4- 0 deficit to tie their second round playoff series with Spartanburg on July 23 at Memorial Stadium. More...

Richland to defend title

Friday, July 25, 2008

Scoring four runs in the bottom of the ninth to send the game to extra innings and winning on a wild pitch in the bottom of the eleventh, Richland Post 6 defeated Spartanburg Post 28 6- 5 and won the series three games to one in the second round of 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 The South Carolina Wildlife Federation will host The 2008 Wild Summer's Nite Auction and Wild Game Feast August 23 at the SC National Guard Armory on Bluff Road. Tickets purchased in advance. 256- 0670 or www.bluetreemarketing. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The Magical Tree will live again

After worship services on Sunday, July 13, 2008, members of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Columbia (UUFC) gathered outside in the children's playground to say goodbye and to say thank you to a mighty oak tree that has stood for 200 years More...

Mulberry: Tree for wildlife and the good life

Stopping to smell the flowers

For the gardener who loves berries and birds, plant a mulberry tree this fall. Mulberries need full sun and adequate space to mature since they can reach a height of 30 feet. More...

New superintendent confident after 27 days

Dr. Percy Mack looked every bit the part of a confident new superintendent as he was presented Monday to the Columbia Rotary Club by Rick Noble, director of Richland First Steps. More...

Southern Strutt sweeps world championship

Southern Strutt, Central S.C.'s premiere dance studio, swept the Starpower World Championships at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center July 10- 14. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty- something speaks

The only one getting tired is me

I recently reached another important milestone in the parenting process. I can no longer wear my children out. In other words, I cannot subject them to enough physical exercise to cause them to be more tired than I. More...

Lady gunslinger can't shoot straight

A woman in her thirties barricades herself in an apartment complex. More...

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

Things I don't understand

Anyone who reads the words in this space each week realizes I'm no genius. It doesn't take long to fill a room with people smarter than I. But I am inquisitive. If I don't understand something, I try to get answers. More...

Government / Neighborhood

West Columbia Planning Commission rejects zoning change

Call to Order The West Columbia Planning Commission met Monday, July 28, 2008, at 6 pm. Chairman William C. Etheredge, Vice Chairman W.J. "Buck" Buchanan, Preston Cantrell, Julie Huffman, Harold Prater, and Billy Lynn Williams were present. More...

Education

Two more Richland One graduates named 2008 National Merit Scholarship winners

Two additional Richland One graduates have been named winners in the college- sponsored 2008 National Merit Scholarship Program. A.C. Flora High School graduate Rachel A. Grimes was awarded a scholarship from the University of South Carolina. More...

Sandhills School elects new trustees and executive committee

Sandhills School has elected seven new members to its Board of Trustees. They are Brooke Carter, Eagle Eye Analytics Marion Hope, Hope Aviation Insurance Cindy Kostreba, My Fluffy Pooch Thomas Peacock, Palmetto Insurance Group, More...

New bell schedule to give elementary students more class time

Richland One will ring in the 2008- 2009 school year with a new bell schedule that will provide additional instructional time for elementary students. More...

Society

Miss Schmale and Mr. Foster plan February 2009 wedding

Ms. I. Sandra Schmale announces the engagement of her daughter Krisdee Ann Schmale to C. Cantzon Foster II. The bride- elect is the daughter of Ms. I.Sandra Schmale of Irmo and Mr. Jeffrey R. Schmale of Tulsa, Oklahoma. More...

Attorney helps to change stigma

Thirty years ago, Edward W. Mullins Jr. More...

Columbia Children's Theatre needs designer/builders

Columbia Children's Theatre, the Midlands' premier professional theatre for families and young audiences seeks designerbuilders for the 08- 09 season. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 70: Belvidere Memories

Belvidere Plantation suffered the fate of progress in 1940 at the hands of the Santee- Cooper Project. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

For information about public notices, contact Pam Clark, 771-0219, or email pamc@sc.rr.com.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles(s) or other property are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens, are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5- 5810, 56-5-5636 and 29-15-10 SC Law as Amended, More...