December 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Goodwill Plantation, A Living History

Part 8: Historic Restoration Begins

On January 10, 2005, Grover Rye and his son began working on the historical restoration project at Goodwill. They started with the 1880 Winship 70 saw cotton gin manufactured in Atlanta and the 1860 blacksmith shop. More...

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If you are looking to keep the family entertained over the next few weeks, visit some of Columbia's beautiful, historic houses. To find out how to take a tour and hear the story of one of the city's oldest homes, visit www.thecolumbiastar.com More...

News

The Columbia Drama Club celebrates 100 years

Members and guests of The Columbia Drama Club gathered at 701 Whaley Street for a special celebration of the club’s 100th anniversary December 8, 2009. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Forest Acres is in excellent fiscal condition

The December 8, 2009 Forest Acres City Council meeting began with invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Charles Fetner. November minutes were unanimously approved without changes. More...

Richland County builds no kill shelter and works with Westinghouse

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

Columbia City Council discusses dental insurance, stormwater management, and historic designation

Roll call Columbia City Council convened in Mayor Coble’s absence Wednesday morning, Dec. 16, in City Hall, third floor. All other members of council were present: Kirkman Finlay III, Tameika Isaac Devine, E. W. More...

Education

The mischievous Gingerbread Man

Pre–K students from St. John Neumann School enjoyed reading and baking their very own, “The Gingerbread Man” with principal, Mrs. Barbara Cole. More...

Columbia College honorees receive medallion

Three honorees recently received Columbia College’s highest award, the Medallion.   Recipients of the 2009 Medallion Award are Dr. Vivia Lawton Fowler, Dr. Jan Love, and Betty Ulmer McGregor. More...

Three Richland One seniors named national achievement semifinalists

Three Richland One high school seniors have been named semifinalists in the 2010 National Achievement Scholarship competition.   More...

Sports

Gamecocks too much for Vikings

A month ago, Spring Valley coach Perry Dozier had no idea how to gauge this edition of the boys basketball Vikings.   All of the starters were gone – as were most of the reserves. In their place were a lot of … nothing. More...

Frontline leads Skyhawks

Before the season, coach Elizabeth Moses knew the Hammond girls basketball team faced several questions.   Could the Skyhawks withstand opponents’ pressure defense? More...

Heathwood’s changing of the guard

With only three players returning, the Heathwood Hall girls basketball team faced a changing of the guard this season.   And the first six games have borne that out. More...

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Public Notices

MASTER’S SALE By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Security Federal Bank, against Timothy L. Shull, Gloria S.  More...

Organ donor saves four lives

Brenda Pogue’s son, Joseph, died in the hospital five days before his 33rd birthday from a devastating aneurysm in his brain in 2004. Joseph was fondly known by friends and family as “Mr. Peabody.”   More...

Vikings’ super sophs down Sumter

Passing the ball to a place on the court where someone is supposed to be – as opposed to where someone is – requires a certain leap of faith.   More...

Junior Cotillion Holly Ball held December 7, 2009

The week of December 7, 2009, Leaside hosted the Greater Columbia Junior Cotillion Holly Ball. Under the tutelage of Jan Cohn students practiced dances and etiquette learned during the course of the previous semester. More...

Grandparents’ Brag Box

Christmas is about the little things

Lily Ann Ward enjoys a State House gift box. She is the granddaughter of Charles and Gail Trebuchon and Mark and Lisa Dyment and the daughter of Nathan and Claire Ward, . More...

On Second Thought

We’re drowning in plastics

Walking along El Salvador’s palm–treed Pacific beaches last summer, I picked my way through mounds of mostly– plastic debris washed ashore by the waves. More...

Council has no horse sense

City Council has ordered the City of Columbia Mounted Patrol Unit to be disbanded in 30 days as a “cost saving measure.” This makes no sense on several levels.   More...

Dog correction

This photo on last week’s Travel Page was incorrectly identified. This is a golden retriever, not a Labrador retriever. More...

Business

Local economic outlook follows state

The Lumpkin auditor ium in USC’s Dar la Moore School of Business was filled to capacity by business and government leaders December 2. Three panelists and three speakers followed dean of the business school, Dr. More...

Briefs

2010 World Beer Festival VIP tickets sold out For both the afternoon and evening sessions on Saturday, January 16, the VIP tickets are sold out. More...

Fulvio Velsecchi of Ristorante Divino

Star Profile

Fulvio Velsecchi, owner/ chef of Gervais Street’s Ristorante Divino, has 32 years in business, with 3,000 bottles of wine in the cellar and 430 wines on the list. More...

Society

Debutantes are presented at the SouthCarolina Ball

Nine daughters, one granddaughter, and three nieces were presented at the South Carolina Debutante Ball on Thursday, December 17, 2009, at Forest Lake Club.   More...

Post #6 dedicated to Medal of Honor recipient Col (Ret.) Charles P. Murray

Col. (Ret.) Charles P. Murray, a World War II Medal of Honor recipient and member of American Legion Post #6, here in Columbia, was celebrated by having Post 6 dedicated in his honor December 10, 2009.   More...

Home buyers may combine SC State Housing and federal tax credit money

Low–to–moderate–income South Carolinians may get a big boost toward achieving homeownership from the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.   More...

Events

Card Players put a new twist in Sleepy Hollow

This semester’s play at Cardinal Newman was Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow             adapted by Mary and Andrew Arnault.   More...

Events

-CHURCH/CHARITY Plantation Storage will be an official drop off location for Toys for Tots through the holidays. 4411 Hardscrabble Rd. More...

Travel

Inte rl An France

Part 4: Famous Monuments

Paris is a city of monuments on every corner, in every park, in the medians of streets, down dark alleys, and even on tops of buildings. One could spend a lifetime just searching out monuments in Paris.   More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Liven up the holidays with green gifts

Stopping to smell the flowers

Gardeners, both novice and veteran, enjoy receiving live plants for Christmas. They come naturally gift wrapped. Whether selected for color, form, fragrance, or edibility, nurseries and garden centers are teeming with choices.   More...

Star Chefs

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Sausage Balls   2 cups biscuit mix (Bisquick) 1 pound sausage 10 oz. package shredded cheese (or shred from a block of cheddar) Put everything in a bowl and mix. This is easiest to do with your hands. More...