September 11, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

News

The Riverwalk poet

The water's whisper is broken By those at play drifting down stream, Unknown is each one's purpose But away from life's test happiness is seen. More...

Pet press

Rummage for Rescues, Saturday, September 12. If you have any gently used items you'd like to donate, you can bring them to Project Pet at 6880 St. Andrews Rd. More...

Get your K- 9 chics fixed

It is sugar and spice, and everything that is nice in October and November at the Humane Society Spay/ Neuter Clinic with the second annual "Howlin' for Halloween" 1.2 price female cat spay promotion and brand new "Get Your K- 9 Chics Fixed" 1.2 pr More...

Education

Lower Richland graduate meets President Obama

Af ter del iver ing the commencement address at the United States Naval Academy in May, President Barack Obama congratulates Patrick Tysinger, a 2009 Academy graduate and Lower Richland High School graduate. More...

Brennen Elementary guidance counselor visits the Sudan

This summer Brennen Elementary guidance counselor Diane Ryan visited the Sudan in Africa where she volunteered to work with elementary and high school students and shared effective teaching strategies with staff. More...

NASA Aerospace specialist visits Forest Heights Elementary

NASA aerospace specialist Dynae Fullwood (center, standing) visited Forest Heights Elementary School August 4- 5 to share the latest techniques teachers can use to make science, math, and technology more interesting and challenging for their students More...

Sports

Falcons flatten Shamrocks

On Thursday September 3, the A.C. Flora Falcons defeated the Eau Claire Shamrocks 35- 0 at Memorial Stadium. Leading 21- 0 at halftime, the Falcons tacked on two more touchdowns to put the game away. More...

Eagles bully Bearcats

On Friday September 4, the Chapin Eagles defeated the Brookland-Cayce Bearcats 45- 7 at The Cage. The score was close early on in the first quarter, but the Chapin offense turned up the heat to open the gap and come away with an impressive win. More...

High School Football

Week 2 Stats

(Average per Game) (Totals to Date) Send stats to Mike@TheColumbiaStar.com More...

Travel

Procrastination for Africa

Destination Guinea

On December 13, 2009 I was offered an opportunity through the publisher of the Columbia Star and ERA- USA, a local non- profit organization, to spend a month of my summer living, working, and experiencing in the country of Guinea. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Unfurl the Spanish Flag vine

Stopping smell flowers

Autumn blooming vines add vertical interest, color, and pizzazz to the garden up to the first frost. One vine sure to be a conversation piece is Spanish flag, Ipomoea lobata. More...

Home and garden tip — ziplock baggies keep flies away

Danielle says, "Fill a ziplock bag with water and five or six pennies and hang it in the problem area. In my case it was a particular window in my home. It had a slight but significant passage way for insects. More...

Scuppernongs at A.A. Farms

John Aiken shows off this year's crop of scuppernongs at A.A. Farms. More...

Law breakers in Five Points, beware! They've got you now

Statewide Security Systems installed three call boxes in Five Points.

In a few areas of Five Points, Columbia police officers now have the ability to be in two places at once. More...

Watch Jean's Journal

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A local business woman sounds off about the condition of Columbia's rivers and has a plan to clean them up! For details on how to get involved visit www.thecolumbiastar.com for the rest of the story. More...

On Second Thought

What is all this right- winged rubbish?

I don't understand where you get all this right- wing BS from. I keep reading extreme rubbish from all sorts of conservative web sites and a lot of your letters seem to come from outside Columbia. I thought this was a local newspaper! More...

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We need a revival of real journalism

New York Times, Washington Post, ABC, CBS, NBC...none of these mainstream media covered the Van Jones scandal until Jones apologized twice for his indiscretions. More...

Business

Recession and the North Charleston Boeing plant

The recession hi t bottom maybe a month ago, if the financial press can agree on that. The recovery should come in spurts over the length of 2010 while demand for passenger flight tickets rises. More...

Briefs

Purposeful pads Formerly known as the Governor's House at the northwest corner of Lady Street and Main Street, the Rodeway Inn is under development by Columbia's Ben Arnold as an apartment building. More...

Harriet Luttrell of Rogers Townsend & Thomas

Star Profile

The world is in the worst recession since the Great Depression. The trouble officially began in December 2007, but the trouble is not over, not yet. More...

Society

The Children's Garden receives community support

There are more than 15,000 homeless children in South Carolina. Children's Garden in Columbia has served over 3,000 since 1990. Children's Garden is a childcare center for six weeks to five- year- old children of homeless and needy families. More...

Spring Valley Rotarian selected as District Award Recipient

Rotary District 7770 recently awarded its 2009 Service Above Self Award to Richard Hucks, a member of the Spring Valley Rotary Club. More...

Shandon Presbyterian Church begins "The Arts at Shandon Series"

Shandon Presbyterian Church will present the opening event of "The Arts at Shandon Series" with "The Mozart Project" Friday, September 18, 2009, at 7:30 pm. More...

Events

Events

-ANIMALS Pet Adoption on the Lawn at Mars Petcare US, 1720 Pineview Drive, Columbia, South Carolina 29209, will be held Saturday, September 12, 10 am- 2 pm. More...

Two Hours From Home

Part 19: Congaree Crown Jewel

My first introduction to what is now the Congaree National Park was back in 1967 via an old issue of SC Wildlifemagazine. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

PUBLIC SALE NOTICE The following vehicles were ordered towed by Law Enforcement and no one has claimed these vehicles as of August 26, 2009. More...