December 26, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Party blunders

#1 Holiday Party Blunder - A drink is spilled on the carpeting. Solution: Prepare an inexpensive all- purpose solution prior to the party by filling a clean spray bottle with warm water. Add a few drops of dish soap and shake. More...

News

Columbia Riding Academy Equestrians shine at Clemson Fall Classic Horse Show

The T. Ed Garrison Arena at Clemson, S.C. hosted the 2008 Clemson Fall Classic Horse Show November 7- 8. This completed the show season for 11 riders from the Columbia Riding Academy at Hamilton Stables of Eastover, S.C. More...

Folks Stuff- A- Bus for The Salvation Army

Captain Gene E. More...

Business

Briefs

Making the best of a bad situation Charlotte- based Duke Energy Corp., trying to avoid layoffs this recession, will freeze salaries for its salaried professionals and its managers, about half of Duke's 18,000 employees. More...

Consortium convenes

The Consortium for Enterprise Systems Management met with the press for the first time last Thursday morning, Dec. 17, at the Strom Thurmond Wellness Center. Consortium charter member BlueCross BlueShield of S.C. More...

Mary Morgan Kerlagon of Russell and Jeffcoat

The Forrest Gump set location decisions were made with Columbia's Mary Morgan Kerlagon, as were the locations for GI Jane and The Patriot. More...

Society

The Assembly holds 120th ball December 22, 2008

The Assembly, established in 1889, held its 120th annual ball Monday, December 22, 2008, at eight o'clock in the evening in the ballroom of the Columbia Marriott. Guests were received by Mrs. John Donald Dial Jr., president, and Mr. Dial; Mrs. More...

Miss Dial to wed

Mr. and Mrs. John Donald Dial Jr. announce the engagement of their daughter Mary Caldwell Robertson Dial, formerly of Columbia, to Robert Dennis Bovard of Washington, DC. A spring wedding is planned at St. Timothy's Church in Columbia. More...

The Greater Columbia Junior Cotillion holds 15th annual Holly Ball

The Greater Columbia Junior Cotillion recently celebrated its 15th annual Holly Ball. Students from local middle schools did the foxtrot, the shag, and the electric slide. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

-ART The Palmetto Center for the Arts Dance Program presents Witness: An Evening with Vincent Thomas, an original modern dance performance on January 23, 8 pm, and Saturday January 24, 2 pm, in the Richland School District Two Auditorium. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Growing communities through gardening

Stopping to smell the flowers

Community gardens are parcels of land cultivated by groups of people in urban, rural, and suburban neighborhoods throughout the United States. Participants select to grow flowers, food, or community. More...

The Plight Before Christmas

It was the week before Christmas when all through the store, Everybody was shopping, and, oh, what a chore! The counters were laden with gifts for all. My hope was to please everyone, large and small. More...

Hammond, horses and history

Hammond School has made history by becoming one of the first schools in South Carolina to sponsor their own competitive equestrian team. More...

Children benefit from talented women

What started as a learnhow crocheting class at the Capital Senior Center has turned into a mountain of colorful afghans for children attending the Victory Junction Gang Camp in North Carolina. More...

Happy New Year

All of us at The Columbia Star wish you and yours a joyful, properous, and healthy New Year! More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

I resolve not to drink out of the toilet

It's that time of year again when millions of people around the world resolve to make themselves better human beings. Some pledge to start exercising. Others will go to church more often. Many people will finally get their finances in order. More...

Early morning Christmas shopper

The wandering shopper tries to open the front door at a Family Dollar store, but the door is locked tight. He tries another door. It's unlocked, so in he goes. More...

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

Racial problems in sports

I didn't use to be a Charles Barkley fan. He is an Auburn guy, which sends alarm bells ringing in my head. He is also brash, opinionated, and black. More...

Education

SVHS JROTC wins at Tiger Drill Meet in Conway

The Vikings Air Force JROTC Drill Team at Spring Valley High School recently performed at the Tiger Drill Meet in Conway, SC. The team won the 2008 19th Annual Tiger Drill Championship for the 14th consecutive year. More...

Richland One receives $200,000 grant award from AT&T

Richland One is the first school district in Columbia to be awarded a $200,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation to create a Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) Program. More...

REACH mentors give the "gift of time" all year long

It has been said that the greatest gift to give is the "gift of yourself." The REACH mentors who volunteer their time once a week to read with students at Killian Elementary know this first hand. More...

Sports

Tequila shots waste Falcons

Tequila McNeal scores 24 second- half points off steals and fast breaks to lead Dreher over A.C. Flora.

Dreher's Tequila McNeal scored 24 second- half points, most of which came off steals and fast breaks, to lead the Lady Blue Devils over the arch- rival Lady Falcons 61- 52 at A.C. Flora Friday, December 19. More...

What can Brown do for you?

Chris Brown delivers 29 points for Dreher as the Blue Devils crush arch- rival A.C. Flora.

On Friday, December 19, the Dreher Blue Devils defeated the A.C. Flora Falcons 82- 58. Dreher had three players finish with double digit point totals. More...

Midas Highlander Classic

The 2008 Midas Highlander Classic will take place December 27- 29 on the campus of Heathwood Hall Episcopal School. More...

Travel

On the Erie Canal

Part 5: Lyons, the Peppermint Capital

Our next stop on the Erie Canal was at Lock 27 at Lyons, a town larger than Clyde. We pulled up at Southside Canal Park where we were allowed free docking for 24 hours but could not swim, fish, or drink alcohol. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES All persons having claims against the following estates are required to deliver or mail their claims to the indicated Personal Representatives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Fo More...

NOTICE OF APPLICATION

NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that Parth of Florence LLC intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale OFF premises consumption of Beer, and Wine, Only at 2114 Broad Riv More...