June 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Young entrepreneur driven by angels

Philip Powell believes in angels, and Francis McMeekin believes in Philip. More...

News

Ronald McDonald House lights up

Being away from home with a seriously ill or injured child is difficult and stressful for families. More...

Summer I Chorus at USC presents Elijah

Columbians have a unique opportunity to hear and even to participate in choral music every summer. Music students at the University of South Carolina combine with singers from the Midlands community to present major choral works. More...

Correction

In the June 19, 2009, issue of The Columbia Star, a photo with the ar ticle" Twelve hundred students went to college because of the Byrnes" by Jackie Perrone, was incorrectly identified. The correct name is Dr. Ror y Priester. More...

Education

Ridge View seniors receive DECA award

Two Ridge View seniors, Jasmine Austin and Shantavius Hall, have each been awarded the DECA National Marketing Education Honor Award, which recognizes academic excellence, leadership skills, involvement in DECA, and community/school service. More...

Richland One student named Gates Millennium Scholar

Theta Brown, a 2009 graduate of Eau Claire High School, has been named a Gates Millennium Scholar, a highly prestigious award that will pay the entire cost of her college education through graduation including graduate school. More...

Behind the scenes

Contributed by Killian Elementary Killian Café staff works hard to plan and prepare meals for the entire school. Killian Elementary appreciates these ladies and the hard work they do. More...

Sports

West Columbia Post 79 wins over Richland Post 6 10- 6

After trailing 4- 0 through the first half of the game, West Columbia Post 79 scored 10 unanswered runs to beat Richland Post 6 10- 6 on Friday June 21. Ryan Burt's pitching helped West Columbia Post 79 get back into the game. More...

Orangeburg Post 4 defeats Columbia Northeast Post 182

Orangeburg Post 4 defeated Columbia Northeast Post 182 8-4 on Tuesday June 23. Don Sandifer picked up the win for Post 4, pitching a complete game giving up four runs and striking out 11 batters. Scott Baldwin started the game for Post 182. More...

Special Olympics

On July 20 at 2121 Lake Murray Boulevard, Bob Shields, WLTX Sports and Phil Kornblut, host of "Sports Talk," a statewide radio call in show, will pair off with the head and assistant pro of Rawls Creek Tennis & Swim Club for a tennis challenge. More...

Travel

A Middle East Expedition

Part 15: A Holy Day in Dahab

Friday is a holy day in the Moslem world. Government offices and schools are closed, and restaurants and shops don't open until after noon prayers. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Hopping through summer in the Carolina Children's Garden

Stopping smell flowers

While Peter Rabbit spends much time in Mr. McGregor's garden, he often squeezes through the white picket fence to see his neighbors at 11 other theme gardens in the two- acre Carolina Children's Garden. More...

Angels

Angels hear you when you sing. They can sing in church. They sing Gloria. They take us to church to give thanks to the Lord that God is King… An angel stopped me from falling into the creek, head first. More...

Eight year old helps children go to summer camp

Copeland Ellen, daughter of Bill and Jackie Ellen, was strongly influenced by a classmate who told her she lived in a cottage with other children where there were no parents. It sounded like a fairytale to Copeland. More...

Furry four- legged function features fun

Britanny Bustow attended the 5th Annual Neighborhood Pet Show with Annie who won prettiest collar. More...

On Second Thought

Welcome to the majority, Governor

South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford held a press conference at the State House Wednesday afternoon to tell the camera- crowded hall he was guilty of adultery. More...

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

Smoking, cool in some counties

When I was a boy, smoking was cool. Actors and athletes smoked. So did everyone's parents. We had a smoking court at high school. Heck, my family doctor smoked during an exam. Then people started to understand how bad smoking was. More...

Thirty- something speaks

Driving us crazy or crazy driving us

Comedian George Carlin used to joke that people who leave their right turn signals on aren't actually forgetting to turn their turn signals off cluelessly causing chaos or ridicule from the cars traveling behind them, they're simply taking a right More...

Business

How safe are our bridges?

USC receives $4 million grant to study the structural health of the country's bridges

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) awarded a $14 million grant to study the structural health of the country's aging bridges. More...

Briefs

BMW continues expansion Albeit recession time, BMW's Greer plant still intends to complete its $750 million expansion, enough to accommodate 500 new jobs. The 1.5-million- square- foot expansion is to make the BMW X3. More...

Four power companies to split $18.5 billion

Cayce- based Scana Corp. is one of the four power companies expected to split $18.5 billion in federal financing to build nuclear reactors. The other three are UniStar Nuclear Energy of Maryland, Southern Co. of Georgia, and NRG Energy of Texas. More...

Society

Miss Lindsey and Mr. Gleason exchange wedding vows

Brigette Nicole Lindsey and Derek Marsh Gleason of Peachtree City, Georgia, were married April 25, 2009, in a beautiful outdoor setting in the garden at 403 North Lake Events in Lexington, South Carolina. The Reverend Riley W. More...

Part 11: Ferries of the COWASEE Basin

Ferries seem quaint and romantic today but for much of South Carolina's history they were a crucial link in the state's transportation system. More...

Molly and Roland Hughes celebrate their 50th anniversary

Dr. and Mrs. Roland G. Hughes Jr. More...

Events

Events

-BABYSITTING Palmetto Health Baptist will offer Safe Sitters babysitting classes July 8- 9, 9 am- 3:30 pm, at Palmetto Health Baptist Auditorium, 1501 Sumter Street. More...

State Museum Summer Road Show

Items from antique silver to books, dolls, art, furniture, jewelry, and more will be appraised at the South Carolina State Museum Saturday, July 11, 9:30 am- 4 pm, as part of the museum's new summer edition of its Museum Road Show. More...

Palmetto Center for the Arts hosts 2009 Tri- District Arts Consortium

The Palmetto Center for the Arts at Richland Northeast High School will host the 2009 Tri- District Arts Consortium July 7- 25. 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 For More...

MASTER'S SALE 08-CP-40-2410

MASTER'S SALE 08-CP-40-2410 By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Atlantic National Servicing, Co., LLC against Wendy S. Jones a/k/a Wendy Smith Jones, Palmetto Health Alliance, Business.Carolina, Inc. More...