November 21, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Columbia and Carolina First Bank innovate new money

The combination of economic development and "New Market Tax Credits" is manifest at the $5 million Celia Saxon Shopping Center on Harden Street, thanks to financial management by Grant Business Strategies and Carolina First Community Development Co More...

News

Knights of Columbus hold Flag Retirement Ceremony at St. John Neumann School

The Knights of Columbus conducted a Flag Retirement Ceremony at St. John Neumann School on Veteran's Day, November 11, 2008, with the entire school in attendance. More...

SERCO hosts tour of the Village of Hopkins and the Lower Richland Corridor

The Lower Richland Community invites you to a visit to the past to the downtown Village of Hopkins. In the 1920s, the Village of Hopkins was thriving with general stores, gin mills, industries, residences, and a Town Hall. More...

Expert searches for colonial roads

Dale Loberger, a graduate of Warren Wilson College and NC State, planned on a career in forestry but ended up as a software expert in geographic information systems (GIS) technology with ESRI Business Partners in Charlotte. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council meets November 19, 2008

Roll call Columbia City Council convened about 9 am, Wednesday, Nov. 19, on the third floor of City Hall. All members of city council were present: Kirkman Finlay III, Tameika Isaac Devine, E.W. More...

Richland County Council meets November 18, 2008

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

Forest Acres City Council meets November 13, 2008

Roll call The November 13 Forest Acres City Council Meeting was called to order and those assembled were led in the Invocation by Charles Fetner and the Pledge of Allegiance by Troop 37 from Shandon Methodist Church. More...

Education

Columbia Children's Theatre presents The Snow Queen

Columbia Children's Theatre will present the world premier of an original musical based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen November 28 - December 7 at The Booker Washington Heights Cultural Arts Center. More...

Ancient Rome comes to Center for Knowledge

As a culminating activity to a Hirsch unit on Ancient Rome, the third graders at the Center for Knowledge participated in Roman games during recess, had a Roman feast during lunch, and made oral presentations on Ancient Rome research completed in c More...

Carolina Wildlife Care announces 20th anniversary logo competition for kids

Carolina Wildlife Care is having an art competition for kids to design a logo celebrating the wildlife center's 20th anniversary of saving wildlife. More...

Events

Trustus Theatre brings two classics in one weekend

Trustus Theatre is bringing the first musical of their 24th season, Evita, to the Main Stage, and the Trustus Youth Theatre is re- opening their version of A Christmas Carol in the Trustus Black Box in one weekend. More...

Christmas In Cayce offers a weekend full of holiday cheer

Christmas In Cayce will be ringing in and lighting up the holiday season starting December 4. It begins with the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 pm on Thursday, December 4 at Cayce City Hall. More...

Forest Acres welcomes "sweet" addition to holiday festival

Forest Acres ushers in the holidays with its fifth annual signature holiday event, "Sweet Seasons" on Thursday, December 4, 6- 8 pm. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Stopping to smell the flowers

The Late Bloomer

Remember the children's book Leo the Late Bloomer about a young tiger who could not keep up with his peers? He just bloomed on a different schedule than the others. More...

S.C. Beekeepers Association seeks research partners

The South Carolina Beekeepers Association kicked off two fundraising campaigns to solicit donations Sfoar v ea pOicur lBtuereasl research. More...

Winterize home plumbing and avoid costly problems

That first chilly autumn morning is the perfect reminder that when winter arrives it can be sudden, often leaving homeowners unprepared for the troubles associated with cold weather. Southerners should take preventive action before December 1. More...

Plans underway for Crane Creek watershed

The Crane Creek Watershed Association (CCWA) held its inaugural meeting at the Crane Creek Community Center on Fairfield Road November 13. More...

SCE&G responds to landfill issue

In response to a previous story in The Columbia Star, SCE&G has released details about the landfill it is constructing to dispose of the ash wastes that are produced from its generating plant on the Wateree River. More...

First Annual Veterans Day Dinner Celebration honors men and women of the Armed Forces

The First Annual Veterans Day Dinner Celebration was held November 11, 2008, at the Capital City Club. Representing the Coast Guard was Jan Barkan; the Navy, Wally Strong; the Air Force, Robert Brown; the Army, William L. More...

On Second Thought

Letter to the editor

Roads belong to the public

I hope I misinterpreted the meaning of your headline. Bicyclists belong on public roads and highways, along with pedestrians and motor vehicles. Roads do not belong to motorists, or any other group of users, they belong to the public. More...

Thirty- something speaks

Education, not just from the playground

I learned just about everything I ever needed to know about cabbage patches and stork deliveries in the first grade on a playground. More...

Bob Ford's Call the Cops!

Another life- saving pet story

Last week we wrote about a German shepherd saving the life of a man who'd collapsed in his apartment. This week we've learned of yet another critter who came to the rescue in a situation that surely would have ended the life of a Colorado toddler. More...

Business

Eckstrom touts transparency

Races ahead of Columbia

S.C. Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom held a press conference Tuesday, Nov. 18, in his third floor conference room inside the Wade Hampton Office Building, part of the State House complex. More...

Briefs

On the dole Two local banks, Carolina First and National Bank of South Carolina, through their holding companies, have qualified to sell stocks to the U.S. More...

Star Profile

Dr. Todd Herman, CMA chief curator

Opening on March 6, 2009, and running until TJuunrne e7r, ttoh Ce eazrat n enxehibition can be seen at the Columbia Museum of Art, corner of Main and Hampton. More...

Society

And the winners are

American Idle, An Aging Talent Show features amazing amateurs

It was a dark and stormy night More...

Sports

Skyhawks flying to Orangeburg again

Pinewood Prep 10 Hammond 13

Hammond quarterback Cliff Ayers completed only seven passes on Saturday night at Edens Stadium but only one really mattered, a 66- yard game- winning touchdown to Kyle George with just under four minutes left in the third quarter. More...

Falcons run ends in Sumter

Ben Lippen 6 Wilson Hall 24

The Wilson Hall Barons ran 63 plays in their semifinal SCISA 3A playoff match- up with the Ben Lippen Falcons Friday, November 14. Of those plays, 37 were rushes by Wilson Hall running back Rickey Crum. If something is working, why change? More...

Councilman's son swimming to Stanford

Payne "Mack" Montgomery, a senior at Cannon School in Concord, North Carolina, has signed a letter of intent to enroll at Stanford on a swimming scholarship. More...

Travel

On the Erie Canal

Part 1: I've got a mule, her name is Sal

I love canals. One of my life goals is to traverse all of the world's major canals. So far, I have done the Santee Canal (USA's first canal, but now defunct), the Columbia Canal (Phase 1 defunct, Phase 2 Columbia's wonderful riverfront resource), More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE

CITY OF COLUMBIA PLANNING COMMISSION December 1, 2008 - 5:15 P.M. 1737 MAIN STREET CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS NX932-4 Woodlawn Avenue, TMS# 16501-07-02, -03 and -04; rezone from RG-1 to PUDR. More...

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF RICHLAND NOTICE IS HEARBY GIVEN THAT THE FOLLOWING MOTOR VEHICLE'S WERE ABANDONED OR SEIZED IN RICHLAND COUNTY and taken into custody by the Richland County Sheriff's Department according to statutes 27-21-20, More...

Public Notices

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...