October 2, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Shandon UMC celebrates the choir

Photo by Jim Covington Shandon United Methodist Church members welcomed back Guthrie Darr as part of the Celebrating 100 Years of Ministry Sunday, September 27. More...

News

Green flag drops on historic Columbia Speedway

At a joint press conference on September 23, the city of Cayce, the West Metro Chamber of Commerce, Racers’ Reunion, along with Wade and Bobby Sellers, announced that the historic Columbia Speedway, which has been lying dormant for nearly half More...

Veterans to be honored

October 15, 2009 has been declared USS Columbia CL–56 Day in South Carolina by a South Carolina Senate Resolution. More...

Young heroes serve Columbia

City Year is a national nonprofit that unites 1,500 young people age 17–24 for a year of full–time community service, leadership development, and civic engagement in 19 sites across our nation and in one site in South Africa.  More...

Business

ULI reviews Midlands and Lowcountry development

The local chapter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) met at Seawell’s last week to hear a talk by John Knott, president and founder of the Noisette Company, the developer of about 3,000 acres of former Navy Yard called the North Charleston Nois More...

Georgia Trifos of Devine Foods

On the south side of Devine Street about a block west of Brittons and immediately east of LaRoque sits Devine Foods. It’s an infill kind of lease space with signage so spare passersby can’t notice it. More...

Briefs

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Society

Part 22: Congaree Bluffs

The High Hills of the Santee in western Sumter County are a well–known historical, geological, and scenic feature of the COWASEE Basin. More...

The winning foursome!

These ladies were the tournament champions of the Forest Lake Ladies Member Guest Golf Tournament on Tuesday, September 22, 2009. More...

SC AARP honors Columbia sparkplug

The first thing the exuberant Jean Bridges said to me when I met her about ten years ago was, “I plan to meet 1,000 new friends in Columbia this year. More...

Travel

Destination Guinea

After almost two complete days of traveling and   three articles in the Columbia             More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Columbia Riverfront “Botanical” Park

smell flowers

The many recreational activities at Columbia Riverfront Park… jogging, biking, walking, picnicking, hiking, fishing, birding… are enjoyed amid the rich background of plants suggestive of a botanical garden. More...

Star Chefs

Baked goods call for specific types of pumpkins. For best results, look for pie (or sugar) pumpkins, which are small and have firm, sweet flesh. In addition to orange, their shells may be light yellow, gray, or cream–colored.  More...

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The South Carolina State Museum has the largest and most important collection of South Carolina pottery in the United States. Visit our website at www.thecolumbiastar.com to hear the rest of the story and to see some of these beautiful pieces. More...

On Second Thought

Time for newspaper folks to fight back

OK, newspaper folks. It’s time to pick ourselves off the ground and fight back. There is plenty of time left on the clock, and our fans — more than 100 million loyal readers — are pulling for us to win. More...

Opposition still exists for billboards

In reading Mr. Ike McLeese’s article about digital billboards (September 25), a casual reader might come away with the impression that opposition to them doesn’t reflect a very strong public sentiment.  More...

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Government / Neighborhood

Confusing signals from Ethics Commission and the McMaster matter

The S.C. Ethics Commission has its mission as proceeding according to the laws of South Carolina. More...

Education

Ft. Jackson Soldiers repaint at Caughman Road Elementary

Contributed by Richland One Schools Trainees, drill sergeants, and other soldiers from Ft. Jackson Army Base repaint the giant map of the United States in the courtyard of Caughman Elementary School. More...

University of Phoenix donates to Killian Elementary

Contributed by Killian Elementary School Stephanie Jones, Jacklyn Filyaw, Alicia Spencer, and Meshia Davis delivered school supplies from the University of Phoenix to students at Killian Elementary. More...

USC opens new “green” Honors Residence

The University of South Carolina celebrated the opening of its new Honors Residence 11 am Friday, September 25, with a grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting.   More...

Sports

Red Foxes hold on to beat Vikings

The Hartsville Red Foxes bounced back from a loss to Myrtle Beach with a 21–17 victory at Spring Valley Friday, September 25. Hartsville improves to 5–1 while the Vikings drop to 2–3.   More...

High School Football

Week 5 Stats

By The NUMBERS   The Records   More...

Paulk’s last second heroics lead Cavs over Timberwolves

The Richland Northeast Cavaliers finally got one in the win column with a lightning delayed, last–second 20–17 road victory against the White Knoll Timberwolves Friday, September 25.   More...

Events

Sandlapper Singers to perform at Dreher High

Sandlapper Singers with the Dick Goodwin Quintet in “American Faces” from this season’s “People, Places, and Things That Make America Great!” will perform 7:30 Friday, Oc More...

Events

-ART Columbia Museum of Art will present The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel           Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States             October 23–January 17 at 1515 Mai More...

All that jazz

Friday nights from 9 pm to 12 am the Columbia Marriott on Main is the place for “hot live jazz music,” French American cuisine, and guest artists. More...