June 12, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Our feathered friends find sanctuary at Birdlove

"We laugh every single day," Jo Gore said. It's easy to find the humor in a home full of 34 feathered comedians. More...

New pack member enters writer's home

New canine member We now have a new pack member at our house, a miniature Australian shepherd named Jake. After not having a puppy in the house for 11 years, we had forgotten how high energy and maintenance intensive a puppy could be. More...

Life on the fast track

Dick Gimmi doesn't know but one way to approach life: full speed ahead. It's worked for him for 88 years, through triple by- pass surgery and a pacemaker. Why slow down now? More...

Business

City plans new parking garage for First Baptist block

The City of Columbia is moving ahead with plans for a new parking garage to serve the needs of the next tenant of the Palmetto Center. More...

Briefs

Ford does almost all right Chrysler can't go over to Fiat until the government justice branch says so. GM can stand for Government Motors while it works its way out of bankruptcy. The third of the Big Three, Ford, is moving forward. More...

Well rounded... We are Cayce, S.C.

A charrette is an organized meeting where a group of interested parties design something to benefit the group. Usually several sub- groups gather information and then present the findings to the overall group. More...

Society

Part 9: Thomas Sumter of the High Hills of Santee

After the Revolutionary War, General Thomas Sumter, the "Gamecock," settled in the High Hills of the Santee on the east side of the COWASEE Basin in Sumter County. More...

Congratulations to Lt. John (Jack) C. Christian IV 2009 Graduate of The Citadel

Cadet 2nd Lt. John ( Jack) Christian, IV is a 2009 graduate of The Citadel. He graduated from A.C. Flora High School in 2005. Christian is a Gold Star recipient, given to Dean's List cadets earning a grade point average of 3.7 or higher. More...

Forest Acres Photos Needed

Warner M. Montgomery is writing a history of Forest Acres and needs photos of homes, churches, businesses, and people. Please bring the photograph to the office of The Columbia Star, 723 Queen Street, any weekday between 9 am and 5 pm. More...

Events

The Rocky Horror Show returns to Trustus Theatre

Photo by Jason Steelman Trustus Theatre is bringing the popular cult classic "The Rocky Horror Show" back to Columbia this summer. The Rocky Horror Show opens on the Trustus Theatre Main Stage June 19, at 8 pm. It runs through July 25. More...

Events

-ART Palmetto Painters, a SC Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters, will meet June 13, 10 am, at Green Hill Baptist Church, 1734 Augusta Road, West Columbia. 781-2340. More...

Travel

A Middle East Expedition

Part 13: Sharm el- Sheikh, Paradise on the Red Sea

At the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula at the junction of the Gulf of Suez, the Gulf of Aqaba, and the Red Sea is an unlikely paradise - Sharm el- Sheikh (City of Peace). 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 OF APPLICATION

NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that Jalal Saleh/Midlands Mini Mart, 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 212 More...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

A public hearing on the following proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Columbia, South Carolina will be held on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. More...

Pet special

Sam, a Senegal parrot, kisses his caregiver, Rick McGee of Birdlove Avian Sanctuary. More...

Columbia Metropolitan Airport offers lounge to Armed Forces

A venue for tearful farewells and joyful reunions, an opportunity to recharge and relax, a spot to connect before shipping out or coming home. More...

On Second Thought

Political Cartoon

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It's not a criticism; It's an observation

Changes since high school

High school graduation season is upon us. All across the country kids are leaving the best years of their lives to jump into an uncertain world, ill prepared by their school system, or their childhood to be an adult. More...

Thirty- something speaks

Join me in my crisis, won't you

A lot happened in 1969. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon. A little music festival called Woodstock rocked the world. PBS Sweassa mes eta Sbtrlies ehte d, and became must see TV for kids everywhere. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Shandon Hollywood Rosehill tour benefits neighborhood schools

Money raised from the 2008 Shandon Hollywood- Rosehill Tour of Homes was delivered to area schools. Rosewood, A.C. Moore, Hand, and Dreher were each given $1500. More...

Melrose Heights residents hear from Columbia City Council and Columbia Police Department

Councilwoman Dr. Belinda Gergel spoke at the Melrose Heights Neighborhood June 8. She said the 2009 budget should be published by June 17. Dr. More...

Officer warns of scams and burglaries in the South Kilbourne neighborhood

Victor ia Chien reported on a scam in Columbia at the South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association Thursday June 4. Local residents have complained of a man who has been coming by houses posing as a representative of Pinnacle Security. More...

Education

Share fair at Columbia Jewish Day School

(L- r) Itai Almor, Alexander Glickman, and Melchizedek Mashiku, fifth graders at Columbia Jewish Day School, show visitors around at the school's recent Share Fair. More...

RNE students put saw to wood and come up with solution for neonatal center

Sometimes all it takes is being in the right place at the right time. For woodworker David Pietras, the right place is Richland Northeast High School, and the right time is now. More...

Tenenbaum Award honors three educators for success in school leadership training

Two principals and a staff member at the South Carolina Department of Education have been honored for outstanding performance in the School Leadership Institute, a two- year course that brings together principals from across the state to develop an More...

Sports

Power Play

Rangers and Pathfinders combine for six homeruns in American Legion battle.

Monday, June 8, 2009 Tony Price and Dwayne Addy led the Columbia Northeast Post 182 Rangers over the Richland Post 6 Pathfinders 11- 6 in a League 8 American Legion show down at Ridge View High School Monday night. More...

The Coach's Wife

Pati Derrick is as much a fixture at Midlands' baseball fields as hot dogs and the ping of metal bats.

There are people who love baseball and people who REALLY LOVE baseball. Patricia Derrick is the latter. More...

Harding heads to Erskine

Contributed by Spring Valley High School Spring Valley High School's Matt Harding signs a letter of intent to play soccer at Erskine College. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Tomaccio, a gardener's six- pack

Stopping to smell the flowers

A gardener's favorite six- pack usually involves plants. When a new variety of cherry tomato arrived by FedEx this week, it came in a six- pack ready for transplanting. More...

Gardens at UGA hold open house

An open house will be held at the Gardens at UGA, located on the campust of the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga., Saturday, July 11, 8 am- noon. More...