February 27, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Rising star of astronomy makes parents proud

Scott Gaudi lived in South Carolina only a few months, but he has a fan club here led by two enthusiastic rooters: his parents, Bernard and Terri Gaudi. This club already enjoys national participation, one might even say out- of— this- world. More...

News

Columbia Speedway fans reunite April 24, 25

Standing among the scrub pines and underbrush, it is hard to imagine what this place once was. The asphalt remains intact and the concrete anchors that once supported bleachers are still substantial. More...

Stand Up to T- LGL

Cheri Standridge, executive director of the Greater Abbeville Chamber of Commerce has recently been diagnosed with a rare blood immune system disorder called T- LGL. More...

It's Garden PARTy time

The Columbia Garden Club invites you to a Garden pARTy on Friday, March 6, 2009, at the historic Seibel's House from 7 - 10 pm. The event is to benefit the Historic Columbia Foundation's Garden Restoration Project. More...

Business

Get ready for the largest hydrogen conference in the U.S.A

The world's first hydrogen fuel- powered scoreboard is installed and working swimmingly on the shores of the Congaree at the new Carolina Stadium. More...

Briefs

City needs every penny Bill Wellborn, researcher for the S.C. State Treasurer's Unclaimed Property Program, wants to alert the city about some of its Air South money in a holding pattern at the treasurer's office. More...

Lisa Waddell, new owner of The Happy Cookers

Star Profile

Patti McDougall owned and operated The Happy Cookers on Devine Street for 29 years. Having built an audience, a customer base of loyal diners and friends, McDougall wanted to pass the business to capable people. More...

Society

Happy 101st birthday, Katherine Dunlap

Photo by Edward Burton Dawndy Mercer Plank featured Katherine Dunlap on the 6 o'clock news on Channel 10 Tuesday, February 24, Mrs. Dunlap's 101st birthday. Last year on her 100th birthday there was a story published in The Columbia Star about Mrs. More...

Ellen Cooper honored as Senior of the Day

Photo contributed by Office of Lt. Governor Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer and Senator John Scott were honored to recognize Ellen Cooper with the Senior of the Day Award to recognize her dedication to serving the great state of South Carolina. More...

Thomas Bertram Horton Jr.

Thomas Bertram Horton Jr, beloved husband, father, stepfather, grandfather and greatgrandfather, a true gentleman, wise, wonderful, and sweet and loved by all of his family and friends very deeply, died Monday afternoon in the Intensive Care Unit o More...

Events

Theatre South Carolina to stage Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth

The University of South Carolina's Theatre South Carolina will stage Thornton Wilder's classic comedy, The Skin of Our Teeth, through March 1 at Drayton Hall. Show times are 8 pm Tuesday through Saturday and 3 pm Sunday. More...

Buddy, the Buddy Holly Story rocks and rolls into Town Theatre

Town Theatre brings to life the tunes of Buddy Holly and the Crickets, March 6- 21, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 pm and Sunday matinees at 3 pm. More...

It's happening right here in your community

-ART Trenholm Artists Guild's 28th Annual Juried Show will be on display March 11 at the HoFP Gallery. 865-1431. The Museum will host Children's Art Workshop with Jeffery Callaham February 28 from 10 am- 2 pm. More...

Two Hours From Home

Spartanburg, South Carolina

The crossroads of the New South

Driving Distance: 1 Hours 34 minutes from Columbia At first glance, you will see that Spartanburg is a beautiful community with more than just southern charm. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Time to prune... or is it?

Stopping to smell the flowers

On a recent workday at the Carolina Children's Garden at Sandhills, Don Carter, agriculture assistant for Clemson Extension in Richland County, supervised master gardener volunteers in the pruning of shrubs, trees, and vines on site. More...

Prudent Pruning References

Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning by Cass Turnbull How to Prune by John Cushnie Ortho's All About Pruning by Judy Lowe Pruning More...

February gardening tips

• Place a heating mat under seed trays and begin planting seeds indoors now. Keeping the soil warm will assist with faster germination and plants will develop a stronger root system. More...

Edens & Avant snubs community news

In an effort to clean- up the multitude of newsstands and free publications at Trenholm Plaza, executives at Edens & Avant have eliminated all publications from the sidewalks of the shopping center. More...

Shooting star drains 12- footer

Tuesday, February 10 was no ordinary Senior Night at Cardinal Newman School. The Cardinals were hosting rival Hammond and had a chance to clinch the region championship. More...

On Second Thought

Teachers need protection

Letters to the editor

For the fifth year, State Senators have passed a plan to protect South Carolina's teachers from violence in the classroom. More...

Nip the billboards in the bud

I only know of two billboards that are like drive- in movies in Columbia. They are on Gervais and Blossom streets. It is probably only the beginning. They are good for the advertisers and the billboard companies. More...

Never fear, Michelle's clothes are here

We are deeply involved in two wars, oil prices could skyrocket again at anytime, certain portions of the economy are a disaster, but the most important thing on some newscasts is what designer clothes will Mrs. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia begins nationwide search

The City of Columbia has begun a nationwide search for the city manager position. More...

Rosewood Community Council discusses merger

The Rosewood Community Council met February 19. One of the hot topics of the meeting was the merger of the Columbia Development Corporation and the South Columbia Development Corporation. More...

West Columbia Planning Commission approves map amendment

Roll call Vice Chairman W.J. "Buck" Buchanan called the meeting of the West Columbia Planning Commission to order at 6:03 pm February 23. Councilman L. Dale Harley was the only member of the public in attendance. More...

Education

Foundation taking applications for music scholarship

The Partners In Education Foundation is accepting applications for the 2009 Dr. John R. Stevenson Music Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Richland One high- school senior who plans to pursue post- secondary study in music. More...

Rosewood Brownies give back to community

Brownie Troop 2275 is giving back to their neighborhood. This year, they not only have done fun things for themselves, but also for their community. More...

Local Girl Scout cookie sale program going well

National reports have recently emphasized a decrease in Girl Scout cookie pre- sales across the country. More...

Sports

Covenant Classical Christian School boasts record season

Covenant Classical Christian School's Junior Varsity Boys had another season for the record books. More...

McNeal leads Lady Devils to third round

GIRLS 3A BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS - SECOND ROUND

With Tequila McNeal's 18 points leading the way, Dreher withstood Lake City's fourth quarter rally to advance to the 3A state quarterfinals with a 43- 38 home victory on Thursday, February 19. More...

Lady Vikings squash Rebles to advance

GIRLS 4A BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS - SECOND ROUND

On Friday, February 20, the Spring Valley Vikings defeated the Byrnes Rebels 70- 49. The Vikings had three players finish in double figures led by Shaquita Walker with 19. More...

Travel

The South's prettiest small town

Part 2: Taking our punishment in Edenton

The morning after Halloween, my wife Linda and I grabbed a quick breakfast at the Lord Proprietors Inn, where we had spent the night, then toured historic Edenton. More...

USC hosts Honor Flight Festival for WWII Vets

The Festival Planning and Management class of the University of South Carolina's School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management is raising $50,000 in order to sponsor and send approximately 100 of South Carolina's World War II veterans to see t More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Storage Express will hold a ppublic Sale to enforce a lien imposed on said property. As described below, pursuant to the South Carolina Self Storage Facility Act. SC Code Sections 30-20-10 to 39-20-50. More...