October 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Business

Edens & Avant gives up a day

On Thursday, October 16, over 250 Edens & Avant employees weren't working real estate deals. More...

Briefs

Too many newspapers and too few shareholders The McClatchy Company, owner of The State and The Charlotte Observer and 28 other dailies in the U.S., reached an agreement recently with its lenders to prevent a technical default. More...

Star Profile

Frank Ellington of Camp BowWow

A career as a stockbroker was Frank Ellington's original intent as a finance major in college. But if architecture graduates can become journalists, finance majors can become hoteliers for pet dogs. More...

Sports

Bearcats pounce on Blue Devil miscues

Dreher 7 Brookland- Cayce 24

The Brookland- Cayce Bearcats scored 21 points off Dreher turnovers to defeat the visiting Blue Devils 24- 7 on October 17 at the Cage. More...

Cavs' quick- strike offense snares Foxes

Richland Northeast 30 Dutch Fork 6

Not even a rainy evening or a soggy field could stop the Richland Northeast Cavaliers as they beat Dutch Fork 30- 6 Friday October 17 at Dutch Fork. More...

Lions feast on Cards

Augusta Christian 27 Cardinal Newman 0

William Banks ran for 172 yards and two touchdowns as the Augusta Christian Lions shut out the Cardinal Newman Cardinals 27- 0 on Friday, October 17. More...

Travel

Nachitoches not Nacogdoches

After Linda and I checked in the Jefferson House B&B in Natchitoches, Louisiana, I took a walk around town. Outside of the Immaculate Conception Church (est. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Stopping to smell the flowers

Revisiting the House That Jack Built

Two years ago we introduced readers to the house that Jack built constructed of plants. Globetrotter and native of Poland, Jack Dobosz, recreated his reminiscence of faraway places in the garden caressing his home. More...

It was a very good year Thanks to the people of Columbia

October 24, 1963—October 24, 1964, The first year of The Star Reporter

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On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

39 forever

In case it isn't too obvious, The Columbia Star is celebrating its 45th birthday today, October 24. A little less obvious is this particular day is also my birthday. I'm 39. This birthday has proven to be bit stranger than most. More...

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

The Happy Bookseller

Best Photo. Maybe the most fitting business name I ever encountered. When I first moved to Columbia in 1995, I was waist deep in photography. I owned a nice Minolta body, a few lenses, and negatives demonstrating my artistic prowess. More...

Please help Ben

Ben is a very handsome, red, four- to- five- year old Persian cat. He has a very lovable personality. He wants nothing more than to snuggle and to be lavished with attention. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County Council meets October 21, 2008

Roll call Chairman Joe McEachern, Vice Chair Val Hutchinson, Joyce Dickerson, Norman Jackson, Damon Jeter, Paul Livingston, Bill Malinowski, Mike Montgomery, Greg Pearce, Bernice Scott, and Kit Smith were present. More...

Forest Acres City Council meets September 9, 2008

Public hearing The September 9 Forest Acres City Council meeting began with a public hearing concerning a request to rezone properties at 2401 Decker Blvd. and Wedgefield Rd. at the corner of Decker Blvd. More...

West Columbia City Council meets October 21, 2008

Call to order Mayor Bobby E. Horton called the special council meeting to order at 6 pm. Members present included Mayor Bobby E. Horton, Mayor Pro- Tem Tommy G. Parler, Eric L. Fowler, Jack L. Harmon, Boyd J. Jones and Marsha J. Moore. More...

Education

Crayton teacher is S.C. Dance Educator of the Year

Crayton Middle School dance teacher Katy Strickland has been named the 2008-2009 South Carolina Dance Educator of the Year by the South Carolina Dance Association. More...

Richland One announces awards

Flora Student named 2008 Russian Scholar Laureate A.C. Flora High School junior Audra Miner has been named a 2008 Russian Scholar Laureate by the American Council of Teachers of Russia (ACTR). More...

Lovett to serve as Speaker Pro Tempore

Furman Lovett began his service this month as Speaker Pro Tempore of the House of Representatives in the South Carolina Student Legislature. More...

Events

Richland One to celebrate joy, importance of reading

All Richland One students and their families are invited to celebrate the joy of reading at Reading Rocks, the district's annual literacy extravaganza, on Saturday, October 25, 9 am to 12:30 pm on the Olympia Learning Center campus, 621 Bluff Roa 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...

Where do Dances Come From?

The Power Company, Columbia's alternative dance company, opens its ninth season with Where Do Dances Come From? October 24 and 25. The professional contemporary dance company will present their annual cabaret show in a nightclub setting. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Masters Sales

MASTER'S SALE 08-CP-40-2450 By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Abbeville Savings and Loan Association, against A to Z Construction, LLC; William T. Wichlei; and Linda J. Wichlei, et al. More...

Richland County Treasury

DELINQUENT TAX SALE

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF RICHLAND By virtue of the certain tax executions issued by me, I, David A. More...

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens; are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5-5810, More...