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Happy 150th birthday, St. John's

Part one of four

When the congregation of St. John's Episcopal Church Congaree gathers for its regular monthly covereddish dinner this weekend, Sunday August 31, right after the midday service, a special menu will be put together by the membership. More...

Society toasts Columbia's aviation pioneer

On August 25, 2008, at 12:46 pm, members of the Paul Rinaldo Redfern Aviation Society (PRRAS) raised their glasses in a toast to Columbian Paul Redfern. More...

Standing on the Shoulders of Many

African Americans who showed the way

At the 30th anniversary of Jubilee, Festival of Heritage August 21, the Historic Columbia Foundation (HCF) honored the 30 most significant African Americans in Columbia and Richland County. More...

Business

Briefs

USC funding External grant funding at USC increased to $206 million, up 11% from $185.7 million last year. Funding from the National Science Foundation rose almost 50% from $11 million to $16 million. More...

City subcontractor over-contributes to Coble

More than two years ago, a Columbia Star investigation of campaign contributions among members of Columbia City Council revealed some disagreements with the South Carolina Ethics Commission, particularly with Section 8-13-1342, which is quoted here More...

Bill Ellis, the city's deputy director of finance

Star Profile

The City of Columbia is in the hunt for a new chief financial officer. The position is officially known as the director of finance. More...

Society

Old Rose Show October 8

The Palmetto Garden Club of South Carolina will hold its 58th annual Old Rose Show Wednesday, October 8, 2008, at the SC State Fair. There is no preregistration. More...

Five Points Rotary prepares emergency backpacks

Rotarians James Harrison and Daniel Felder display some of over 30 emergency backpacks prepared by the Rotary Club of Five Points at a recent club meeting. More...

Columbia Sertoma Club raises $110,000

The Columbia Sertoma Club raised more than $110,000 during its 2007- 2008 fiscal year. Sertoma used the money raised to assist more than 22 Columbia- based organizations. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

-BOOKS The South Carolina State Library's Center for the Book will host Speaker @ theCenter, featuring authors with new releases from the USC Press. Sessions are Aug. 28, Sept. 9, Oct. 16, Nov. 6, and Dec. More...

Town Theatre presents West Side Story

Town Theatre proudly opens its 90th Season with one of the most heartwrenching and relevant musWiceasl td Sraidme aSst oorfy our time. will play September 5- 27, 2008; Wednesdays- Saturdays at 8 pm and Sunday matinees (September 7 and 14) at 3 pm. More...

Trustus Theatre presents The Little Dog Laughed

Trustus Theatre commences its 24th season with the hit Broadway script The Little Dog Laughed. The show opens Friday September 5 at 8 pm on the Trustus Theatre main stage. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notice

NOTICE CITY OF COLUMBIA PLANNING COMMISSION September 8, 2008 - 5:15 P.M. More...

And baby makes 20?

Kim and Stan Griffin, hardworking business owners, were seeking a "getaway" when they bought 25 acres and built a home away from the city. Kim, an animal lover her entire life, asked for enough space to build a barn to house a horse. More...

On Second Thought

Beidler responds to Ferguson story

My name is Frank Beidler IV. I'm named after the gentleman (Frank Beidler I) that Warner Montgomery profiled in his article about Ferguson. More...

No brickyard at Ferguson, just watermelons

Thank you for the great articles about Ferguson. I visited Ferguson in January and February. At that time everyone said there was a brickyard at Ferguson. More...

Correction

In the August 15th issue of The Columbia Star, there is an article on Mrs. South Carolina, Dr. Garianne Gunter. The article mentions that Dr. Gunter received her MD from the Medical University of South Carolina. In fact, Dr. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Finlay reminds council S.C. is second in violent crimes

Roll call Columbia City Council met in the Eau Claire Print Building on Wednesday, August 20, at 9 am. All members of city council were present: Kirkman Finlay, Tameika Isaac Devine, E.W. More...

Commission approves map amendment

Roll call The West Columbia Planning Commission met on Monday, August 27, 2008 at 6 pm. All members were present: Chairman William C. Etheredge, Vice Chairman W.J. More...

Education

Four Richland One alumni to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Four distinguished Richland One graduates — an educator, a health care executive, a physician and a judge — will be the newest members of the Richland One Hall of Fame. More...

Richland One offers "Golden" opportunity to senior citizens

Richland One recognizes the many contributions that senior citizens have made and continue to make to our community in their golden years. More...

Hopkins Middle principal receives national recognition for technology innovation

Hopkins Middle School Principal Goler Collins was chosen as one of four finalists for Time Warner Cable's 2008 Champion Principal Award. More...

Sports

Soggy Highlander Jamboree kicks off area SCISA football season

At the Highlander Jamboree on Friday, August 22, the Hammond Skyhawks squeaked by the Cardinal Newman Cardinals 7- 6 in two quarters of play, and the Heathwood Hall Highlanders blasted the SCISA 2A Calhoun Cavaliers 20- 0 in the final two quarters. More...

Richland One announces 2008 Coaches of the Year

The ladies took top honors for the 2007- 2008 Richland One Coach of the Year titles. Winners were announced at the annual Richland One Coaches Convocation on August 15. Linda Segars, head girls' basketball and volleyball coach at W. G. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 73: The Legacy of B.F. Ferguson

The Santee River Cypress Lumber Company processed lumber at the Town of Ferguson for about 30 years before it closed down in 1914. Benjamin Franklin Ferguson had died in 1905, and Francis Beidler died in 1924. More...

Part 3: Politics in Africa has its own twist

Politics in Africa is of its own making. Take Uganda as an example. The current government shot its way into power in 1986. The sitting president, Yoweri Museveni, has stayed in the office for 22 years, a record for Uganda. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

What is a fainting goat?

A fainting goat is a breed of domestic goat whose muscles freeze for roughly 10 seconds when the goat is startled. Though painless, this generally results in the animal collapsing on its side. More...