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Columbia ranks 9th in the nation in the rate of new AIDS cases annually

Hundreds of people gathered in the Drew Wellness Center in Columbia Tuesday, August 18, 2009, to hear from leaders in the fight against HIV/AIDS in our state. More...

Visit or paint the oldest building in Richland County

Bring your palette and easel or just come and visit the oldest building in Richland County at Sesquicentennial Park from 9 am to noon Saturday, September 12. The old log cabin built in 1754 will be open to the public for three hours. 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...

Education

Columbia students receive Joan Brady scholarships

S.C. Representative Joan Brady annually awards three scholarships to young women in House District 78 graduating from a local high school and attending an in- state college or university. More...

Gregory receives medical degree from USC

Philip L. Gregory received his Doctory of Physical Therapy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina May 15. He is the recipient of the Richard Borden Clinical Excellence award. Gregory is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Richland One, Midlands Tech to offer fall adult ed classes

Interested in a job in the medical field or need to sharpen your medical skills? This fall Richland One's Office of Adult Education in conjunction with Midlands Technical College, will be offering several courses. More...

Sports

Rough start for Falcons

Intending to build a first- class program at A.C. Flora, first- year coach Dean Howell and his staff aren't going to let teachable moments pass this season. More...

Highlander Jamboree kicks off SCISA season

Three of the four Columbia- area SCISA I- AAA schools convened at Heathwood Hall for the annual Heathwood Hall Jamboree Friday, August 21, 2009. More...

Richland One chooses Coaches of the Year

Michael Steward, Boys Track Coach at Lower Richland High School, has been selected as State Coach of the Year for 2008- 09. More...

Travel

A Middle East Expedi t ion

Part 23: Aj lun, Saladin's Castle

Ajlun (Ajloun) is a forested and mountainous Jordanian state on the east bank of the Jordan River about halfway between the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea and about 50 miles from Amman. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Ikebana Chapter 182 celebrates 35 years

Ikebana Columbia Chapter 182 celebrated its 35th anniversary August 19 with a luncheon at the Asian garden at Riverbanks Botanical Garden. More...

Bomb scare did not stop Trustus

Couple celebrates 25 years

Trustus Theatre is celebrating its 25th season by bringing some Trustus classics back to the main stage as well as producing four exciting musicals including the Southeastern professional premiere of Jonathan Larson's contemporary musical classic, More...

Walk the path of life August 30

Two years ago, Lake Katherine resident Latan Chambers Cox was fighting for her life after being diagnosed with breast cancer. On August 30, Cox, along with 175 fellow walkers, will be celebrating life. More...

On Second Thought

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

Woodstock: never again

Forty years ago, nearly a half million people gathered on a muddy hillside in New York to listen to music, take drugs, and skinny dip. More...

Thirty- something speaks

Good help is hard to find

I've found yet another indication of God's sense of humor and as usual it has come from my children. Why is it that my kids would rather help me do yard work, and I'd rather be riding a bike? More...

Business

Lawyers honoring valor

The Medal of Honor Convention is scheduled for Charleston next year, September 29 through October 3, 2010. Co- sponsored by The Citadel and the S.C. State Guard, the convention is rarely held in a city Charleston's size. More...

Briefs

FastTrac The next class of the entrepreneur- friendly 11- module, 38.5- hour educational program known as FastTrac starts September 14 at the Northeast campus of Midlands Tech. More...

Alecia Morgan of Carter Todd Associates

Star Profile

The Main Street Market - the outdoors bazaar held in the piazza shared by the Columbia Museum of Art and the office building achored by Carolina First Bank - gets larger with more visitors each season. More...

Society

History of Columbia class begins September 15

Historic Columbia Foundation presents "People, Places, and Progress of Early Columbia, 1600-1850," a six- part lecture series hosted by Dr. Warner Montgomery, local historian and publisher. More...

Events

Let the seas on begin ...

Columbia City Ballet announces its 49th season

Columbia City Ballet announces its 2009- 2010 season with all performances held at the Koger Center for the performing arts. It all begins with Dracula: Ballet with a Bite, with student discount performance on Thursday, October 29 at 7:30pm. More...

Fall schedule for Columbia Music Festival Association

AUGUST August 28 & August 29- DANCE WORDZ Director: Waylan Anderson Resident Poet: H.G. Robert World premiers "Words" and "LOVERS" Time: 7:30 PM Location: CMFA ArtSpace Admission: $30.00 at the door $25.00 online (www.dancewordz. More...

CMFA helps Delirium gets started

After fleeing hurricane Katrina, Natalie Brown found herself starting over in Columbia, SC. More...

Two Hours From Home

Part 17: Kingville

Ask the most diehard lover of South Carolina geography where Kingville is and you will likely draw a blank stare. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles(s) or other property are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens, are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56- 5-5810, 56-5-5636 and 29-15- 10 SC Law as Amended, More...