October 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Small school Big achievement

U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings named 320 schools as 2008 No Child Left Behind- Blue Ribbon Schools on September 9, 2008. St. John Neumann School Catholic School (SJN) was among those honored. More...

Artist begins award winning career at age 72

Mae Mazur is no stranger to prize awards. She has won First as well as lesser awards for her art work over a period of years. More...

News

Isabel Sparkman has taught piano lessons for 40 years

Isabel Douglas Sparkman looks back on "many wonderful years," she says, of nurturing piano students through musical training and development. More...

Fort Jackson National Cemetery to be dedicated October 26

Officials at Fort Jackson will be holding a dedication for a new national cemetery October 26, 2008, at 2 pm at 4170 Clemson Road. The dedication will be open to the public with parking available at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield parking lot. More...

Local business donates medical scrubs to SisterCare

A local branch of Scrubs in Motion, a South Carolina- based medical attire retailer, has contributed their donated scrubs to the women of Sistercare Inc., a United Way partner agency that provides shelter and services for abused women and their chi More...

Education

New art at Killian

Brittany Morgan (below right), USC student teacher introduces henna art at Killian Elementary. A fourth grade class holds up self- portraits. Above, left, is a close- up of Morgan's henna art. More...

Richland One announces awards

Lower Richland High School teacher, Twanda Addison, has won two state teaching awards this year. She was recently named 2008- 09 South Carolina Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year. More...

Spring Valley High news

•The following Spring Valley High School students have earned their Eagle Scout: James Roby Jonathan Haines Freddie Holm Jonathan Kent Taylor Etchison •Teacher Josh Drews has been named the 2008 Secondary Art Educator of the Year More...

Sports

Highlanders swamp 'cats

Laurence Manning 21 Heathwood Hall 41

The Heathwood Hall Highlanders amassed 367 yards of offense as they rolled to a 41- 21 win over Laurence Manning Friday, October 10. The Highlanders received a strong effort from quarterback Mac Whalen. More...

Skyhawks back on track

Cardinal Newman 6 Hammond 42

Cliff Ayers threw for 339 yards and three touchdowns, and Les Cotter ran for two more as the Hammond Skyhawks defeated the Cardinal Newman Cardinals 42- 6 Friday, October 10. More...

Mustangs stampede Blue Devils' homecoming

Midland Valley 14 Dreher 3

The Midland Valley Mustangs scored on their first possession of each half to outpace Dreher 14- 3 on October 10 at Memorial Stadium. More...

Travel

Knocked naked in Natchez

My wife, Linda and I completed our trip through Mississippi at Natchez, the southern end of the 444- mile national parkway that connects Natchez on the Mississippi with Nashville on the Tennessee. More...

Columbians tour Pineville

Forty history buffs from Columbia spent a full day last Saturday discovering the beauty and culture of the old Santee River society of Pineville. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices (Section A)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS October 10, 2008 Please be advised that on September 11, 2008, BJ's and Mike Café, LLC located at 1729 Marshall Street, Columbia, More...

Public Notices (Section B)

AFN80277 MASTER'S SALE 08-CP-40-2594 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Financial South Carolina, Inc. AGAINST Mary H. More...

TEACHER TO APPEAR ON TODAY SHOW

"I was a terrible parent," said Stacy Allendorf. "That's why I decided to begin baby steps to lose weight and get fit. How could I tell my son he needed to get moving and eat better if I wasn't willing to do the same? So I did. More...

Thousands in S.C. homeschool

Editor's note: Elise Porter is a homeschooled senior who is writing for The Columbia Star as a school project. She r ecently received notice she was a N ational Merit Semi- finalist. More...

Columbians support Medal of Honor Convention

The Congressional Medal of Honor Society will have its national convention in Charleston in the fall of 2010 from September 26 through October 3. More...

On Second Thought

Letter to the editor

Mississippi Blues is HOT

I really enjoyed Warner Montgomery's article about traveling to Clarksdale, Mississippi, in the most recent issue of The Star. We took our son there last year for the Sunflower Blues & Gospel Festival and just had an absolute ball. More...

Thirty- something speaks

B-u-t-t spells trouble

I was more than a little disturbed when my five- year- old son spelled the word butt. It came out of nowhere on the way to school one day. Of course, his two sisters were completely amused, which led him to spell the butt word over and over again. More...

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

In the hospital

I first spent the night in a hospital in 1956. My brother Rick had been there for a couple of days when I arrived. Together, we weighed maybe 100 pounds. Ears and gigantic brown eyes compiled most of that. More...

Business

Senate sub-committee to discuss the Film Incentive Bill

At the end of April, 2008, the S.C. House of Representatives passed H.4815, the Film Incentive Bill. The House took the necessary steps to improve S.C.'s footing in the film industry. This Friday, Oct. More...

Briefs

No shareholder vote for now Ordinarily, a shareholder vote is required, but Wachovia's board will bypass shareholder approval as it issues preferred shares to Wells Fargo as part of the Wells Fargo merger agreement. More...

Folks about town

Vonne K. Baker has been named Agricultural Literacy Programs Director for the SC Farm Bureau Federation (SCFB). Elizabeth V. More...

Society

Miss Ellsworth and Mr. Keller marry in NorthCarolina

Ashleigh Duncan Ellsworth and David Andrew Keller, both of Flagstaff, Arizona, were married July 26, 2008, on the green at Hidden River in Swannanoa, North Carolina. The 5 pm ceremony was performed by The Rev. Dr. Jeanne Matthews Sommer. More...

Masae Uchida Carter

A graveside service for Masae Uchida Carter was held September 29, 2008, at 10 am in Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Memorial Gardens. Dunbar Funeral assisted the family. Mrs. Carter died Wednesday, September 24, 2008. More...

Ms. Mabel celebrates 106 years

Mabel Williams turns 106 today, Friday, October 17. Her friends, family, and community have been commenmorating the special event for several weeks. More...

Events

Article

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott opened the 2007 Out of the Darkness walk. More...

It's happening right here in your community

-AUCTION The Animal Protection League's Annual Benefit Auction will take place on October 25, 6 pm- 10 pm at The Columbia Marriott, 1200 Hampton St. 603-5443. More...

Workshop Theatre presents Table Manners

"Welcome to the table for a heaping helping of dysfunctional family fun!"

With the increasing popularity of the BBC America cable/satellite channel, not to mention the Saturday night "Britcom" block on our local PBS station, the time is right for Workshop to serve up its own version of classic British humor. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Stopping to smell the flowers

Good Neighbor Garden

Everyone hopes for neighbors who make the entire block look good. Randy Dawkins' home in southeast Columbia is ablaze in bold colorful garden plants. More...

Scarecrows in the Garden open through October

Historic Columbia Foundation will offer autumn fun each day in October during Scarecrows in the Garden. More...