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Dreher High School graduate makes the cut for "America's Top Model"

The CW Network's hit series "America's Next Top Model" kicks off season 13 Wednesday, September 9 with a two- hour premiere from 8- 10 pm with one of Columbia's own vying to become this year's "America's Top Model." This season the series breaks t More...

News

Which bridge was burned to stop Gen. Sherman?

South Carolinians will have the opportunity to see a Palmetto State history sleuth in action on PBS's popular series, "The History Detectives," airing at 9 pm Monday, September 7 on SC- ETV. Dr. More...

Rehoboth United Church celebrates 44 years

The Rehoboth United Church celebrated 44 years August 23 at the 11 am service at 1912 Cushman Drive, the final service at this location. The keynote speakers was Dr. More...

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...

Business

Midlands Region of Urban Land Institute meets in Aspyre

Last week on Wednesday evening, August 26, the impressive scale of Aspyre apartments lent an attitude of aspirations among the members of the local chapter of the Urban Land Institute, the cooperative organizational arm of real estate developers. More...

Briefs

Bar breaks ground The S.C. Bar Association broke ground Wednesday, September 2, for its new conference center designed by Columbia- based architecture firm Boudreaux Group. More...

Annabelle LaRoque of Shop LaRoque

Star Profile

In Columbia, tailor- made clothes are not a rarity, necessarily, but they are somewhat rare due to expense and supply. To find someone reasonably priced who both designs and makes clothes and does it with quality and style is a challenge. More...

Society

Miss Bates and Mr. Coope plan October we dding

Correction

Mr. and Mrs. William Jones Bates Jr. announce the engagement of their daughter, Susan Elliott Bates, to Paul Anderson Cooper II. The bride- elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Robert Henry Dangerfield and the late Mr. More...

A snake skin and a skull?

The Golden K Kiwanis Club speaker for its weekly meeting at the Capital Senior Center was Rudy Mancke, curator of natural history at the USC McKissick Museum. More...

Mental illness in the 21st century

When The Shepherd's Center of Columbia begins its fall quarter on September 16 at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church, a free class "Mental Illness in the 21st Century" will be offered to non members at 11 am. More...

Events

Artists unearth at Saluda Shoals Park

The Saluda Shoals Foundation and Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission are pleased to announce 30 artists have been selected to participate in unearth at Saluda Shoals Park on October 4, 2009 from 1- 5 pm. More...

Wild Irish Band invites area musicians to Madrid

Paul Pickens and the Original Five Points Wild Irish Band have been invited to participate in the Three Kings Festival (Cabalgata De Reyes), a celebration of Christmas, in Madrid Spain. More...

Capital Senior Center fall activities

The following new activities, classes and workshops are being offered this fall at Capital Senior Center, along with the continuous health/fitness, More...

Two Hours From Home

Part 18: Sparkleberry

The name alone says it all about one of the most scenic and captivating green places in South Carolina - Sparkleberry Swamp, part of the Upper Santee Swamp and located at the bottom of the COWASEE Basin. 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...

Artists meld for "Catharsis"

From the moment Miriam Barbosa and Marcelo Novo first met they knew they both spoke the same language - literally and artistically. "All of our conversations were in Spanish," Brazilian dancer and choreographer Barbosa said. More...

Crime drops on Devine Street

Devine Street merchants have noticed a noticeable drop in crime since the Columbia police made good on its promises and increased its presence in the area. More frequent nighttime patrols and regular daytime appearances by Officer A. More...

Watch Jean's Journal

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Kelly Mill Middle School teachers and students work together to protect South Carolina's Congaree National Park. Head to our website at www.thecolumbiastar.com for the rest of the story. More...

On Second Thought

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Sanford stood up to socialist regime

"Fifty- six Republican members of the South Carolina state House met Saturday in Myrtle Beach, and not a single one voiced support for embattled Republican Gov. Mark Sanford, numerous sources inside the meeting told POLITICO. More...

SC students still lag behind

By Neil Mellen Communications Director South Carolinians for Responsible Government (SCRG) Parents and taxpayers in South Carolina were subject to yet more bad news about student achievement in their state's monolithic public school system la More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County Council saves smoking controversy for later

Roll call Chair Paul Livingston, Joyce Dickerson, Val Hutchinson, Norman Jackson, Gwendolyn Kennedy, Bill Malinowski, Jim Manning, Greg Pearce, Kit Smith, and Kelvin Washington were present. Vice Chair Damon Jeter was absent. More...

Councilman E. W. Cromartie speaks to CCN

City Councilman E.W. Cromartie spoke to the the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods Thursday August 27. More...

West Columbia Council meeting... No parking = no business

Public Hear ing on the Annexation of Quail Hollow Village Subdivision The West Columbia Council opened the public hearing at 6 pm September 1. All members were present: Mayor Bobby E. Horton, Mayor Pro- Tem Tommy Parler, Eric L. Fowler, L. More...

Education

REACHing for volunteers at Killian Elementary

Killian Elementary School, 2621 Clemson Road, needs volunteers to work with students in their REACH (Readers Enthusiastic About Climbing Higher) program. More...

Richland One accomplishments

Although Richland One just started the new school year, students, staff and leaders are being recognized for outstanding accomplishments. More...

Richland One to develop motorsports program

Start your engines! Richland One soon will be the first school district in South Carolina with a program that will teach students the ins and outs of the multibillion- dollar motorsports industry. More...

Sports

Diamond Hornets run away from Dreher

On Thursday August 27, the Lower Richland Diamond Hornets defeated the Dreher Blue Devils 34- 7 at Memorial Stadium. The Blue Devils trailed 13- 7 at halftime, but a flurry of points in the second half by Lower Richland put the game out of reach. More...

High School Football Week 1 Stats

By The NUMBERS

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Eau Claire gym dedicated in Glymph's honor

Richland One held a special ceremony on Sunday, August 30 to name and dedicate the Eau Claire High School gym in honor of legendary former boys basketball coach George Glymph. More...

Travel

A Middle East Expedi t ion

Part 24: Conclusion
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Linda says she married me because I liked to travel. I married her because she agreed to travel to places I chose. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Bouncing Bet, trooper in the garden

Stopping smell flowers

Plants that do well in August are tough as nails, and you want to cultivate their company in the garden. More...

Appreciating the honeybee

The honeybee is our most beneficial insect mainly because they pollinate many food crops for humans and wildlife. More...

Columbia Choice Awards for Landscaping and Beautification

Columbia Green and Columbia Tree & Appearance Commission are calling for entries for the 8th Annual Columbia Choice Awards. More...