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The kids are back in school and so are the animals at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. This Saturday the zoo will be hosting Enrichment Day where guests can come and watch timed encounters with animals and their back to school themed toys. More...

News

Imagination took us to the moon

Skip Steele learned a few life lessons from the time he attended the U.S. Naval Academy to the time he served as an engineer for such U.S. space programs as the Apollo mission and beyond. More...

SCCADVASA presents 'Til Death Do Us Part

Tanya Brown will speak about her sister Nicole Brown Simpson's abuse

South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA) is pleased to announce 'TIL DEATH DO US PART, an event to observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month, October 2009 and special guest speaker Tanya Brown. More...

Business

There are ethics, and there are ethics

Herbert Hayden, executive director for the S. C. Ethics Commission on September 14 was quoted by scbiznews.com as saying, "First of all, there's not going to be a preliminary report. More...

Briefs

Adoptions On Monday, September 14, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $721,757 to South Carolina for increasing the number of children adopted from foster care. More...

Erin Long, small business consultant

Star Profile

The best way to avoid problems in a start- up business is to engage the services of problem solvers and seasoned problem periscopes, professionals who can see the problems coming and steer clear. More...

Society

MUSIC

Annually, the faculty and staff of the USC School of Music unite to present a concert series at the beginning of the academic year. For more than two decades, this series has raised scholarship funds for worthy USC music students. More...

Pipe dreams can come true

Jim Ingram built his home around his huge pipe organ. The Ingram home on Corley Mill Road in Lexington will be the scene of three organ performances Friday night September 25, Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon September 26, 27. More...

Mayor signs Constitution Week Proclamation

The Constitution Week proclamation signing by Mayor Coble was held September 8, 2009. More...

Events

Columbia Children's Theatre begins season with

Go, Dog, Go!!

"Theatre teaches us what it means to be a social being, especially how to express ourselves verbally and how to communicate with one another with stories and humor." — Tony Scully Columbia Children's Theatre features productions by professio More...

First Novel contest

The South Carolina Arts Commission and its literary partners announce a call for submissions for the biennial South Carolina First Novel Prize. The application deadline is Jan. 5, 2010. A winner will be announced in May. More...

Events

-ART Columbia Museum of Art will present The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty StatesOctober 23- January 17 at 1515 Main Street. 799-2810. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Lost Boys serve up a garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

The near perfect weather of September has been ideal for outdoor activities in Columbia city parks. One gem of a park is South East Park and Tennis Complex on Hazelwood Drive off Sumter Highway. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF SALE 2009-CP-40-00772 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: CitiFinancial, Inc. against The Personal Representative, if any, whose name is unknown, of the Estate of Mary C. More...

Public Notices

NOTICE OF SALE 2009-CP-40-00772 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: CitiFinancial, Inc. against The Personal Representative, if any, whose name is unknown, of the Estate of Mary C. More...

We will never forget

Members of the Chapin Lion's Club waved American flags from vantage points at the Chapin exit and entrance ramps off I-26 and along the overpass September 11, in remembrance of 9- 11. More...

Help the population explosion

As the summer weather begins to cool into autumn and football tops most conversations, many animal shelters are taking a deep breath to prepare for another influx of unwanted kittens and puppies, dogs and cats. More...

On Second Thought

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From Congressman James Clyburn

This afternoon (September 15) the House will consider a resolution disapproving of the conduct by Rep. Joe Wilson (SC-2) during the joint session of Congress, September 9, 2009. More...

Stop the bickering and get on with the real issues

Dear Mr. President I am writing you out of deep concern regarding the ongoing political effort orchestrated by your fellow Democrats in Congress to censure Congressman Joe Wilson. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Literacy Leaders Awards reception at SC State Library

(L- r) Nate Barber, SC B&T; Patricia Moore- Pastides, USC; Jenny Dilworth, Richland County Public Library; Melanie Huggins, executive director, Richland County Public Library More...

City Council: Bull Street property preservation under debate

Roll call Columbia City Council convened close to 9 am, Wednesday, September 16 on the third floor of City Hall. All members of council were present: Kirkman Finlay III, Tameika Isaac Devine, E. W. More...

Forest Acres City Council holds September meeting

Public hearing The September 8, 2009, Forest Acres City Council meeting began with an invocation led by Charles Fetner and the Pledge of Allegiance led by James Leffew, a Troop 324 Scout from Bethel United Methodist Church. More...

Education

GAP Choir goes to Washington

The award- winning Richland Northeast High School GAP Choir will perform at the Congressional Black Caucus's Annual Legislative Conference Gospel Extravaganza in Washington, DC, September 24. "I contacted Rep. More...

Summer readers rewarded at RCPL

More than 31,000 children, teens and adults turned to the Richland County Public Library for summer reading and registered for RCPL's Summer Reading Clubs. More...

Cash for the (mus)Stache could mean new look for hirsute principal

Richland Northeast High School student Caleb Brown wants to raise money for Camp Kemo, a summer camp for children with cancer. Ralph Schmidt's upper lip hasn't seen sunlight since the 1970s. More...

Sports

Upcoming Schedule

September 18 Dreher @ A.C. More...

Blue Devils pluck Shamrocks

On a cool September Friday Night, the Dreher Blue Devils entered the win column with a decisive 35- 6 win over Eau Claire. More...

High School Football

Week 3 Stats

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

Travel

Destination Guinea

I arrived at Charlotte International Airport on May 15. The plan was for me to fly from Charlotte to JFK where I would connect with Royal Air Morocco, my flight to Casablanca. More...

Two Hours From Home

Part 20: Poinsett State Park

Tucked away in the "High Hills of the Santee" on the east side of the COWASEE Basin is one of the lesser- known jewels of the state park system, Poinsett State Park. More...