February 13, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

News

A 21st century partnership offers adult students more choices

For 139 years, Allen University has been a stand- alone traditional university. More...

Love is blind

Everyone should hope to see things as clearly as newlyweds Jennifer and Jeff Bazer of West Columbia. They know what they want, they are willing to work to get it, and they appreciate every day of their life together. More...

Meet the Star's Dream Team

Gail Trebuchon gailt@sc.rr.com 422-9230 Downtown, Five Points, Devine Street, and Forest Drive More...

Business

Developers save history and money

Three Columbia real estate developers have joined forces under the name US Development, but the three have worked together before. David Bryant, Tom Prioreschi, and Jeff Prioreschi are known locally for their downtown, in- fill work. More...

Briefs

by John Temple Ligon

Batteries The S.C. Research Authority has joined Delphi Corporation, Saft Batteries, Lithium Technology, and Quallion to lead a coalition (the Defense Advanced Battery Manufacturing Coalition) that provides the U.S. More...

Star Profile

Steve Benjamin, attorney and chamber chair-elect

In 2002, when Republican Henry Dargan McMaster won his title and job as South Carolina Attorney General, he defeated Democrat Steve Benjamin, another Columbian. Benjamin is 20+ years younger than Mc-Master. There's time. More...

Society

Robert Eugene Bryson

September 23, 1968 - January 22, 2009

Loving husband, father, son, brother, and friend passed away Thursday, January 22, 2009 from a tragic fall at his home in Malibu, California. Robert spent his formative years in Peachtree City, Georgia. More...

Plowing, Praying, Paying, and Poisoning: A Lower Richland family thrives

Part 6: Poison added to plowing and praying

Martha Adams Scott (1901- 1979) loved all of her 15 children dearly. It was heartbreaking when her first child, Blakely Jr. (1920- 2004), left to attend school in Columbia. More...

Miss Kennedy and Mr. Fuller plan June 2009 wedding

Dr. and Mrs. Richard McKinne Kennedy III of Columbia announce the engagement of their daughter, Jane Fleming Kennedy of Columbia, to Michael Joseph Fuller of Cary, North Carolina. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Murphy Fuller of Cary, N.C. More...

Events

SCSC brings Romeo and Juliet to Hammond School

The South Carolina Shakespeare Company announces its second show for the 2008- 2009 theatrical season, Romeo and Juliet. The SCSC will be presenting this production at an indoor venue. More...

Columbia choirs lift their voices to help homeless

A Festival of Choirs will lift their voices to aid the homeless, Sunday, February 22, at 3 pm at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 3600 Devine Street, featuring four of Columbia's choirs: the Trenholm Road United Methodist Church Sanctuary Choir, St. More...

It's happening right here in your community

-CHURCH/CHARITY Harvest Hope Food Bank Empty Bowls 2009 will be February 13, 6 pm, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Table sponsorships are still available for $500 for a table of eight. Tickets are $50 per person and $90 per couple. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Love is in the air

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself." — Josh Billings Love is in the Air! And it is not just because of Valentines Day! How can you say "I love you" to your dog this season of love? More...

Congratulations!

The South Carolina Association of Veterinarians recently honored Dr. Daniel Lafontaine with its Distinguished Veterinarian of the Year Award during the association's annual business meeting that was held in Charleston. Dr. More...

Love means sharing

It is once again that time of year when thoughts turn to hearts, flowers, and loved ones. Maybe the Canine Americans catch the mood as well because we have been getting some interesting doggy gifts lately. More...

Humanitarian of the Year

At the 25th Anniversary of the United Way of the Midlands Humanitarian of the Year award, the Palmetto Society will recognize Martha Scott Smith for her outstanding servant leadership to the Midlands community. More...

Stepping out at the Salsa Social

The Capital Senior Center (CSC) hosted a Salsa Social on Saturday, February 7, 2009. The event started with two different class sessions and culminated with an opportunity for the participants to show off what they had learned with a dance. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty- something speaks

Stimulate me!

Some think of President Obama as the Messiah, but I'm pretty sure his new job is going to be a lot tougher than that. Jesus could command the wind and the water. He could feed thousands with a few loaves of bread and a couple of fish. More...

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

TV is guaranteed by the constitution?

On the first day of 2002, I moved back to Columbia to start a life with the woman whose garbage I would quickly become responsible for. Three months earlier, I invested a few bucks in a relationship strengthening device. More...

Call the Cops!

Here's the rest of the story

Harry Aurandt had no recollection of his father, who died before Harry was two. But Harry grew up to lead a fruitful life as a cop in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In December of 1921, Harry was driving Ike Wilkinson, Tulsa's chief- of- detectives. More...

Government / Neighborhood

To be or not to be

West End: Village on the Congaree

The city of West Columbia held a public information meeting on February 4, 2009, at 6 pm entitled "Choosing a Brand Name." The purpose of the meeting was to enlist community input in identifying a designation that citizens and visitors could associ More...

City looks for Commission members

The City of Columbia is accepting applications to fill vacancies on the Columbia Tree and Appearance Commission in the following capacities: one member shall be a landscape architect; one member shall be a developer/ realtor; one member shall be a More...

Education

Eastminster Troop 10 scouts awarded rank of Eagle Scout

William Alexander Kennedy, William Perrin Griffin and Ladson McCutchen Harvin, members of Eastminster Troop 10, were awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a court of honor January 11, 2009, at Eastminster Presbyterian Church. More...

Bridge Creek third graders learn about Native Americans

Dur ing a unit on the Native Amer ican Nations that influenced the development of Colonial South Carolina, R. Gable showed Bridge Creek third graders his collection of Native American tools and weapons. More...

Padget runner- up in poetry contest

Emily Padget, a junior in two of Richland Northeast High School's magnet programs (Horizon and Palmetto Center for the Arts/Literary Arts), was the first runner- up in the Poetry Out Loud Midlands Regional Competition, held in Sumter on January 18. More...

Sports

Hall bowlers are state champs!

The Heathwood Hall Highlanders rolled a three- game 368 January 29 to defeat Glenforest School (327) for the 2009 SCISA State Title. More...

Blue Devils bedevil Bearcats

Quayshun Hawkins scored 25 points for Dreher as the Blue Devils out- gunned Brookland- Cayce 82- 60 on Friday February 6. The Blue Devils opened the game with a 12- 0 run that took barely two minutes to accomplish. More...

Cardinals clinch region

Senior Jake Motto scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds on Senior Night as the Cardinal Newman Cardinals defeated the Hammond Skyhawks 62- 49 on Tuesday, February 10. More...

Travel

On the Erie Canal

Part 12: A romantic conclusion

Our great Erie Canal adventure concluded at a castle on Seneca Lake, one of the Finger Lakes. At the end of the Ice Age, glaciers moved down from the Arctic taking great chunks of land with them. More...

Two Hours From Home

An All- American City on the shores of Lake Hartwell

Anderson, South Carolina Driving Distance: 2 Hours 7 minutes from Columbia

Anderson, South Carolina, is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the shores of beautiful Lake Hartwell in an area commonly known as the Upstate. More...

Sightseeing in Landrum, SC

The best food is where the locals eat. 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...

LEGAL NOTICE

The original Wills of the decedents listed below were delivered to the Richland County Probate Court and admitted for Probate on the dates shown: DECEDENT DATE OF WILL DATE OF PROBATE Laura C. More...

PUBLIC HEARING

CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA The City Council of the City of Columbia, South Carolina will conduct a public hearing on March 25, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. More...