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Purvis and Dillinger share pasts with S.C. Military History Museum

The address is #1 National Guard Road, which is a couple hundred feet south off Bluff Road, just beyond the National Guard armory. The building is the South Carolina Military History Museum, a wealth of exhibits from 1670 forward. More...

Family and friends attend Major Gen. Bolden's confirmation hearing

Many relatives, classmates from C.A. Johnson, friends and long- time supporters from S.C., Florida, New York, Tennessee, Maryland, and Philadelphia attended the confirmation hearing for Major Gen. Charles F. Bolden Jr. July 8, 2009. More...

Range manager wins ten gold medals

South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy Range Manager John McMahan won ten gold medals during the Florida Police and Fire Games in Port Malabar, Florida. The event was held from June 22- 24, 2009. More...

Business

The right fit: Whittle leaves Carolina First

Greenvi l le- based South Financial Group (stock symbol TSFG) sees its credit losses declining in the fourth quarter of this year. TSFG is the parent company of Carolina First Bank, the state's largest independent bank. More...

Briefs

Atlanta talks with the Upstate Some of the Obama administration's $8 billion set aside for high- speed rail development brought Atlanta representatives to Greenville recently to look into the feasibility of a line through Washington- Richmond- Ral More...

Stephen Ard of Ard's Container Service

Star Profile

In nearby Lee County, railroad cars constantly carry garbage from New York and New Jersey for burial in the Allied Waste landfill near Bishopville. Solid waste management is big business in South Carolina, big enough to sell access out of state. More...

Society

Dr. George Washington Brunson

Funeral service for Dr. George Washington Brunson, 92, of Columbia, was held 11 am, Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Averyt Hall (corner of Marion and Gervais Streets), with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. More...

Miss Thomas and Mr. Garb ett exchang e vows Jul y 25, 2009

Rebekah Olivia Thomas and Daniel Richard Garbett Jr. were married July 25, 2009, at Kathwood Baptist Church. Kevin Roberts performed the double ring ceremony. Music was provided by Ken Anderson and Charlie Polk. The bride is the daughter of Mr. More...

William and Sandra Etheredge celebrate 50 years of marriage

William and Sandra Etheredge celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 26, 2009. They were married at Citadel Square Baptist Church Chapel in Charleston, SC, in 1959. More...

Travel

Part 14: Rimini, Mallard Capital of SC

Mention the tiny community of Rimini (we pronounce it with a long "i" on the end), located in Clarendon County at the southeastern corner of the COWASEE Basin, to the generation of duck hunters and sportsmen with gray hair or no hair, and chances a 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...

A Middle East Expedition

Part 19: Petra, an Awesome Site

Nena Powell Rice of the SC Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, a fellow member of The Explorers Club, once told me, "If you go to Jordan, you must see Petra. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Mid- summer gardening by the August moon

Stopping to smell the flowers

August, the month of summer vacations and back to school, is also a time when seasoned gardeners are planting their second round of vegetables to extend the harvest into fall. More...

Harvesting the garden

If you polled gardeners as to their favorite month, many would vote for August. Not only is the weather pleasant, but almost everything in the garden is ready to harvest, and most of the gardening chores are now behind you. More...

S.C. Aquarium's Shark Week exposes everything more dangerous than sharks

Join the South Carolina Aquarium Sunday, August 2 to kick- off a week long celebration of all things more dangerous than sharks as the Aquarium takes the bite out of sharks during the Discovery Channel's Shark Week, August 2- 8. More...

Watch

"Jean's Man on the Street Video Journal" on www.TheColumbia Star.com
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This week Pets Inc. in West Columbia has too much love and not enough room. The Director of Pets Inc., Nichole Phelps, says the economy has caused an influx of animals that need loving owners. More...

On Second Thought

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More on AIG shirt in Saudi Arabia

Concerning Warner Montgomery's story on Saudia Arabia again: The British football team, Manchester United, is sponsored by the AIG insurance company in a deal signed in 2006 for £56.5 million. More...

Ad riddled with false and misleading statements

July 24, 2009 Today, a major cable provider in South Carolina decided to pull down a television advertisement purchased by the DNC attacking Sen. Jim DeMint. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County Council takes off the month of August

Roll call Chair Paul Livingston, Vice Chair Damon Jeter, Joyce Dickerson, Val Hutchinson, Norman Jackson, Gwendolyn Kennedy, Bill Malinowski, Jim Manning, Greg Pearce, and Kelvin Washington were present at the July 28 Richland County Council meeti More...

CCN Knows Better

The Columbia Council of Neighborhoods met on Thursday July 23. The City of Columbia announced a new free discount card that will make prescription drugs more affordable for those who don't have health insurance. More...

Richland County Sheriff's Department National Night Out Kick Off

August 1, 2009, 4 pm- 9 pm at the Village at Sandhills in front of Bi- Lo to celebrate taking crime off our streets and to kick start National Night Out Against Crime, August 4, 2009, More...

Education

Rotary Club of Spring Valley awards scholarships

Seven area Richland District 2 high school seniors were awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Rotary Club of Spring Valley. More...

Foundation awards Richland One students

Richland One Board of School Commissioners recognized Ian Taylor of A.C. Flora High School (holding certificate) as the recipient of the first Dr. Min Ching Scholarship. More...

Spring Valley student completes Commissioner's School for Agriculture at Clemson

Taylor Brazell, a student at Spring Valley High School, is congratulated by South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers for completing the 2009 Commissioner's School for Agriculture at Clemson University. More...

Sports

Bessinger's bat makes West Columbia happy

Wednesday & Thursday, July 22 & 23, 2009

It's little wonder West Columbia Post 79 players believe they can win the American Legion state tournament title this week in Spartanburg. In addition to its regular- season success, the first two playoff rounds sent Post 79's confidence soaring. More...

S.C. American Legion State Championship Tournament Preliminary Schedule*

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Slammers start well in national championship effort

Sioux Falls, South Dakota - Under sunny skies and gusting winds, the Sandhills Slammers began their quest to "play to the last day" of the 2009 USA/ASA 16 & Under Girls' Fastpitch National Championship. More...

Events

Dancing • choreographing • teaching

When McCree O'Kelley was fastened into the $40,000 Mr. More...

The Men of the 42nd Rainbow Division Band honor Paul Pickens

Their numbers diminish slightly each year, but not the enthusiasm of WWII veterans who served in the Rainbow Division Band. For the last eight years, they have chosen Columbia as their reunion destination. More...

Choreographer wins 2009 Jazz Dance World Congress Bronze Leo Award for Outstanding Chorography

Terrance Henderson, artistic director of Vibrations Dance Company and mainstay choreographer in the Midlands theatre community, is the recipient of the 2009 Jazz Dance World Congress Bronze Leo Award for Outstanding Choreography. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

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 September 2, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. More...