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A Century Plus One

Mildred Harriet Gilmore Memler turns 101 Local resident of Agap More...

Morihiko showcases the components of his team

The South Carolina Philharmonic launches Morihiko 2.0, its 2009/2010 season, with "All in a Family" on Saturday, September 12 at 7:30 pm in the Koger Center. More...

Watch Jean's Journal

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Beaut iful f ish that pack a painful sting are now in the Atlantic Ocean. The Lionfish, native to the Indo- Pacific Ocean, have invaded our waters and are here to stay. Visit www.- TheColumbiaStar.com to hear the whole story. More...

Business

Chamber survey stirring interest in business community

Last April the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce issued the results of its survey titled The Greater Columbia Business Retention & Expansion Repor t . More...

Briefs

Parking for Five Points The city's two new surface parking lots at 2126 and 2132 Devine Street, up the hill from Five Points, are being set aside for employees so customers can have the spaces closer to the shops and restaurants. More...

Blue Sky, artist

Star Profile

Henry Geldzahler, the late curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, said about Blue Sky's painting, "Fresh and bold... More...

Society

Bill and Margaret Zeigler celebrate 67 years of marriage

Bill and Margaret Zeigler of Columbia celebrated their 67th anniversary August 1, 2009, with their family. Their daughters are Peggy Z. Dodds (David) of Columbia; Barbara Z. More...

Miss Thomas and Mr. Garbett exchange vows July 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...

Events

Events

-BLOOD DRIVE First Presbyterian Church will hold a Red Cross Blood Drive August 19, 1 pm- 7 pm, at 1422 Washington St. 799-9062 ext. 261. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

New As ian Garden at Riverbanks Botanical Garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

When family and friends decided to donate a Japanese maple tree to Riverbanks Botanical Garden in memory of Ikebana club members Joy and Harlan Stoefen, one tree burgeoned into an entirely new Asian garden. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

INVITATION TO BID REHABILITATION OF SINGLE FAMILY HOMES IN LEXINGTON AND RICHLAND COUNTIES Community Assistance Provider, a local not-for-profit development corporation, will be accepting bids for the rehabilitation of single family homes More...

Mrs. U.S. spends reign fighting for the mentally ill

Dr. Gariane Gunter, a native of Batesburg- Leesville educated at the University of South Carolina, has completed her reign as Mrs. United States 2009. More...

On Second Thought

The deck was stacked in New Hampshire

I watched parts of Obama's NH speech, and later, news reports of Arlen Specters' meeting in PA. More...

It's a perilous road we are on

President Obama made many promises during his campaign, but he has already thrown several of them down the drain. More...

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Government / Neighborhood

Columbia provides health care resources

South Carolina currently ranks first in the nation in cumulative cases of AIDS from heterosexual contact.

This past Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church, members of the Columbia community were welcomed with a hot breakfast and a cool place to sit and listen to representatives of Columbia's health care industry. More...

Fort Jackson and Richland County combat high- risk crime

The Fort Jackson Directorate of Emergency Services and the Richland County Sheriff 's Department signed a Memorandum of Understanding August 11 at the post's Directorate of Emergency Services building. More...

Melrose Heights Neighborhood Association learns about police work and green courses

The Melrose Heights Neighborhood Association met on Monday August 10. More...

Education

S.C. School for the Deaf and the Blind accepting applications

The South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind continues to accept applications for the fall 2009 semester. Parents are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time for admissions review. More...

Ridge View scores in Nashville

The 2009 National Leadership Conference for Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) was held in Nashville, Tennessee June 24- 28 at the Opryland Hotel. More...

Back- to- School Helpline available

Back- to- school time is an exciting and busy time of year for students and their families. In Richland One, students will grab their school supplies and head back to classes on Monday, August 17. More...

Travel

Part 16: Lone Star

Like Rimini, like Horatio, like Fort Motte, like so many other farming communities in the state, Lone Star owes its existence to the railroad. More...

A Middle East Expedit ion

Part 21: The Dead Sea, a curious place
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The Dead Sea is a curious place. It is part of the Great Rift Valley that cuts through the earth's crust from Mozambique to Turkey and divides the African and Arabian plates. More...