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News

Firsts take place in Columbia

Judge Matthew Perry swears in Mignon Clyburn

Mignon Clyburn (right), daughter of Congressman James Clyburn, was sworn in as the first African American and South Carolinian and female to be commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission. More...

Facts about Gills Creek Watershed

What is a watershed? The region draining into a river, river system, or other body of water. • It's South Carolina's largest impaired urban watershed. • It contains over 70 miles of streams. More...

Gills Creek Watershed Association Sponsors

The City of Columbia Richland County Conservation Commission Grimball Cotterill Landscape Architects If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Jessica Artz at jartz@environ.sc.edu or 803-727-8326. More...

Business

USC's Moore Business exceeds goal with $42.4m

Friday morning, July 31, the top floor auditorium of the Close- Hipp Building had a standing- room- only crowd to hear USC President Harris Pastides announce the successful fundraising efforts that amounted to $42.4 million for the Moore School of More...

Briefs

Any Hardin work in S.C.? The University of Georgia dropped Hardin Construction Co. as the contractor for a planned $18.6 million expansion of UGA's football facilities. More...

Liz Sullivan of Graham Realty

Star Profile

Columbia doesn't have it so bad, recessionwise. The fall in home prices and the glut in listings haven't combined in Columbia to match the horror stories heard elsewhere. With its relatively stabile business status pulled along by Ft. More...

Society

Bill and Margaret Haynes celebrate 67 years of marriage

Bill and Margaret Haynes wll celebrate their 67th wedding anniversary August 8. They were married August 8, 1942, in Burlington, North Carolina. More...

Rotary Club of Spring Valley awards community grants

The Rotary Club of Spring Valley awarded grants totaling $29,000 to 25 local non- profit organizations at a recent club meeting. More...

Jack Rinehart, All American Boy

Jack Rinehart died a noble and beautiful death on Tuesday, July 28, 2009. He was Columbia's own Jack Armstrong, All American Boy…a science whiz traveling through the world of knowledge in search of truth right up to the very end. More...

Events

Events

-ART Columbia Museum of Art will host an installation of work by Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg July 18- October 14 at 1515 Main Street. 799-2810. First Friday at Village Artists will be August 7, 6 pm- 8 pm, Village at Sandhill. 699-8886. More...

Two Hours From Home

Part 15: Fort Motte

As soon as you cross the Highway 601 bridge over the Congaree River and enter Calhoun County, it appears the farmers of Calhoun County, unlike so many of their brethren who have folded up and left farming forever, have been able to hold on and cont 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...

Army fights post traumatic stress disorder

Army Chief of Staff General George Casey attended an invitation- only reception in his honor last Wednesday, July 29, at 300 Senate Street. Also in attendance were Major General Russell Czerw (pronounce "surf"), commander of Ft. More...

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Historic Bomb Island on Lake Murray is the summer home of the largest group of Purple Martins in North America. More...

On Second Thought

Were they Berettas?

I enjoyed the article ("Range Manager wins ten gold medals," July 31) about John McMahan's shooting prowess and cheer for him. There is one series of facts that many of your readers would have liked to know: What kind of shotguns was he shooting? More...

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Reader has questions about "Payne for the chronically ill"

I read your article titled "Payne for the chronically ill" in the July 24 issue. The service that Sandy Payne provides is certainly much needed and quite valuable. Unfortunately, I think that the article is somewhat misleading. More...

Government / Neighborhood

West Columbia City Council adds new officers

Call to order Mayor Bobby E. Horton called the meeting of the West Columbia City Council to order on Tuesday, August 4, 2009, at 6:02 pm. All members were present: Mayor Bobby E. Horton, Mayor Pro- Tem Tommy Parler, Eric L. Fowler, L. 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...

Want an all expense paid trip to Brazil?

The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is seeking young professionals and business people who are interested in participating in an all- expenses- paid trip to the Paraná state in southern Brazil. More...

Education

Happy Feet from Rotary of Forest Acres

Contributed by Forest Acres Rotary Club On Sunday, August 3, the Rotary Club of Forest Acres purchased shoes for 40 students of Hyatt Park and Forest Heights elementary schools. More...

Cole named distinguished principal

Barbara Cole, principal of St. More...

Sports

Conway hangs on for dear life against West Columbia

In the first game of the S.C. More...

West Columbia eliminates Gaffney in offensive explosion

Having staved off and eliminating defending champion Sumter 10- 9 the previous day, West Columbia Post 79 found itself playing Gaffney Post 109 for the right to move on in the S.C. More...

Irmo- Chapin stays undefeated, eliminates West Columbia

League Eight foes West Columbia Post 79 and Irmo- Chapin Post 174 met in the fourth round of the S.C. American Legion State Championship Tournament in Spartanburg Saturday, August 1. More...

Travel

A Middle East Expedition

Part 20: Mt . Nebo, Moses's Last Chance

"And Moses went up from the plains of Moa b unto the mounta in of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Let the natives be your guide

Stopping to smell the flowers

Although the natural world gives us numerous clues to what grows best in our gardens, we often miss the messages surrounding us. A sandy but sunny backyard in Arcadia Lakes was covered in passionflower vines. More...

Free trees for beautification projects

PalmettoPride announces its 2010 Fall Tree Grant. The completed application is due September 14, 2009. The grant provides a variety of types of trees for beautification projects in public spaces. More...