August 8, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Communing with the canine cousins

On my recent trip to Memphis to visit family, I made the acquaintance of my Uncle's "Boys," Bennett and Beaumont. The "Boys" are playful hulking old English sheep dogs. More...

Dog Days Celebration at Earthfare

Earth Fare has selected the Humane Society as their non- profit animal welfare organization for the Dog Days Celebration. On Saturday, August 9, five percent of all Earth Fare sales will be donated to the Humane Society. More...

Pup Strutters cares for its clientele for 17 years

Debra Hall, owner of Pup Strutters, and her staff have been taking care of our four- legged friends for 17 years. Starting out in 1992, Debra was recuperating from neck surgery and thought about making a fresh start. More...

Business

Shuttle to Charlotte takes off

Last February 23, Columbia's Dan Sarantopoulos started commuting passengers from Columbia to Charlotte's Douglas Airport. The trip can be taken by taxi cab for $200, one way, but Sarantopoulos does it for $49. More...

Briefs

Charlotte gets pricey At Charlotte's Douglas International Airport, the average airfare grew 12 percent for the first quarter of 2008, coming to $392.05 as opposed to the same time last year, $349.48. McClatchy ready to rebound? More...

Jerry Bellune, author and publisher

Star Profile

By John Temple Ligon Temple@TheColumbiaStar.com South Carolina native Jerry Bellune recently published his own book, Your Life's Great Purpose, The book is 108 pages and is intended to help the reader find direction and purpose. More...

Society

Miss Turnbulll and Mr. Humphries marry Auugust 2, 2008

Jane Wallis Turnbull and Carey Alan Humphries, both of Auburn, Alabama, were united in marriage on Saturday, August 2, 2008, at St. John's Episcopal Church. The Rev. Dr. Ronald Taylor officiated at the 6 pm ceremony. More...

Miss Wrenn and Mr. Pridmore exchange vows July 26, 2008

Helen Elizabeth Wrenn and Michael Jared Pridmore of Charlotte, North Carolina, were married July 26, 2008, at St. Martin's- in- the- Fields Episcopal Church. The Rev. Canon J. Philip Purser performed the 7:30 pm double ring ceremony. More...

Miss Gantt and Mr. Sawyer wed August 2, 2008

Amanda Kimbrell Gantt and Daniel Lawrence Sawyer were married August 2, 2008, in Incarnation Lutheran Church. The Rev. Dr. Mary Anderson performed the 5 pm doublering ceremony. Music was provided by Pastor Jim Parham, organist. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

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-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. Purchase tickets in advance. 256- 0670 or www.bluetreemarketing. More...

The Big Picture airs this weekend

On the eve of the eighth anniversary of the raising of the HL Hunley off the coast of Charleston, The Big Picture updates viewers on the progress being made to conserve the Hunley, the exciting advances sparked by the sub's restoration (hint: it co More...

Erin Brockovich named 2008 SCTLA Convention keynote speaker

Award- winning environmental advocate to address 1,000 attendees August 9

The South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association recently named award- winning Environmental Advocate Erin Brockovich the keynote speaker for its 2008 Convention at the Westin Resort in Hilton Head, S.C. August 7- 9. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 71: More Belvidere Memories

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

Nürnberg, Germany, a long and varied history

Founded over a millennium ago, Nürnberg, Germany, has been a trade center in the medieval Holy Roman Empire, a cultural hub in the German Renaissance, host of Nazi party rallies in the 1930s and later the War Trials, and now as an important re More...

S.C. Bar foundation wins for jobs instead of jail

The South Carolina Bar Foundation will receive the 2008 National Conference of Bar Foundations (NCBF) Award for Bar Foundation Excellence in Public Service Programming. More...

Banker's association wins award for financial education

The top award of the American Bankers Association Education Foundation's Personal Economics Program Award of Excellence went to the South Carolina Bankers Association's Young Bankers Division for its efforts to increase financial education in the s More...

Friend receives letter 64 years late

WWII Veteran Bill Sellars recently received a letter from his childhood friend, Albert Smith, 64 years after it was written. Bill Sellars, Albert Smith, and Albert's brother, Woodrow, grew up together at Epworth Children's Home. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty- something speaks

Another blow to the ego

Kids are supposed to love, honor, and respect their parents, right? Then why, all of the sudden, am I starting to feel more like Rodney Dangerfield than Ward Cleaver. More...

Never come back to D.C.

It's 1952, and I'm a rookie in training at the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C. I'm working with Sergeant Grossman, a field training officer. More...

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

Favorite Olympic moments

Oh eight, oh eight, oh eight. Sounds like a significant day in the Mayan calendar or when one of those nutty California cults will sit in a parking lot and wait for their master to return from space. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Neighbors celebrate National Night Out

Photo by JohnTemple Ligon Lee Ruef, Mayor Bob Coble, Belinda Gergel, Charles Austin, Jennifer Lott, Daniel Rickenmann, John Cloyd, and Harold Reaves gathered in a park in Forest Hills to celebrate National Night Out. More...

Columbia City Council

Roll call Columbia City Council convened Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 9 am. Council member Finlay was running a little late, but all council members were present. Besides Finlay, those in attendance were Tameika Isaac Devine, E.W. More...

West Columbia City Council

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

Education

Schools receive checks from Neighborhood Associations

Checks from the Shandon and Hollywood- Rosehill Neighborhood Associations were delivered in the amount of $1,500 to Rosewood Elementary, AC Moore, Hand Middle, and Dreher high school. More...

Ben Lippen student completes Clemson's 2008 SC Commissioner's School for Agriculture

Photo contributed by Ben Lippen School Merritt Gantt of Ben Lippen High School is congratulated by South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers for completing the 2008 Commissioner's School for Agriculture at Clemson University. More...

Coblation, alternative tonsillectomy procedure

Coblation Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy (or adenotonsillectomy when performed together) is an alternative way to remove both the tonsils and adenoids. This innovative surgery results in very little pain and fast recovery for patients. More...

Sports

Pathfinders drop game one

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Despite towering home runs from Chris Daniels and Mo Holler and six strong innings from pitcher Will Freeman, the Richland Post 6 Pathfinders dropped their first game of the S.C. More...

Richland Post 6 out in two

Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Richland Post 6 Pathfinder's playoff run came to an end Thursday as they fell to Spartanburg 4- 2 in Florence at the S.C. American Legion State Tournament July 31. More...

Irmo/Chapin wins opener, falls to Sumter in semifinals

Tyler Martin led Irmo/ Chapin over Lake City 14- 6 in the opening round of the S.C. American Legion State Tournament in Florence Wednesday, July 30. Martin went 3- for- 3 and smashed a grand slam in the third inning. He had six RBI for the game. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Invulnerable to the heat

Stopping to smell the flowers

While the angst of August heat wilts humans, the premiere flowering tree for the southeast stands poised in direct sun showing no clue to the sizzling temperatures. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public notices

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NOTICE The Richland County Farm Bureau will hold it's annual meeting for voting members on September 19, 2008. Reservations are required. More...