January 8, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Richland County Council picks out seats and attempts adjustment for voter registration

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 at the Richland County Council meet More...

Cayce City Council holds public hearing to discuss smoking ban

Roll call The October meeting of the Cayce City Council was called to order just after 6 pm, Tuesday, January 5, 2010, by Mayor Elise Partin. More...

West Columbia City Council honors two of its own

Call to order Mayor Bobby E. Horton called the meeting of the West Columbia City Council to order Tuesday, January 5, 2010, at 6:03 pm. All members were present: Mayor Bobby E. Horton, Mayor Pro–Tem Tommy G. Parler, Eric L. Fowler, L. More...

Business

Economist cloudy about S.C.’s future

Dr. Frank Hefner, College of Charleston economics professor, addressed the Columbia Rotary Club at Seawell’s during its lunch meeting on Monday, January 4. More...

Briefs

American Le Mans and Clemson’s ICAR   More...

Bobby Stepp of Sowell Gray

Star Profile

Attorney Bobby Stepp, former president of the South Carolina Philharmonic Board of Directors, remains on the board who managed a six–continent, nearly three–year search to find Morihiko Nakahara, the orchestra’s fifth music directo More...

Society

Gay Blackmon Fuller

Graveside service for Gay Blackmon Fuller, 98, were held at 1 pm Saturday, January 2, 2010, in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.   More...

The Cottons celebrate 66 years of marriage

Herbert Stuart Cotton and Edna Allene Saylors were married January 1, 1944, in Pendleton, South Carolina. They have lived in Columbia since 1945. Herbert was born and raised in Eastover and Edna in Anderson. More...

Five generations gather to celebrate Nell Eleazer’s 102nd birthday

Five generations of the Powers family were present at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Powers over the holidays for Nell Powers Eleazer’s 102nd birthday on December 23. More...

Travel

An Interlude in France

Part 7:: The Palace of Versailles

Louis XIV believed in the divine right of kings, called himself the Sun King, ruled for 72 years as a Greek god, moved his palace from the Louvre in 1682 to a small village 10 miles from Paris, and turned France into the first modern nation state. More...

Pets

Mackie’s got his groove back

I was told Mackie, my 14–year–old blond llasa apsa, had two weeks, or at the most, two months to live in November 2008. Probably cancer, they said.   More...

Cold weather is not for pets

Right now, with these cold temperature, our pets, especially elderly dogs, dogs with short coats, or poorly nourished ones, as well as puppies, should never be left outside on days and nights in weather that we’ve experienced lately. More...

News from The Humane Society Spay Day Benefit Concert

In February 2010, The Humane Society will hold its first ever Spay Day Benefit Concert. Governor Sanford and Mayor Coble have made it official for South Carolina and the City of Columbia. More...

Park wins over expensive homes

A 37–acre recreational park or 88 homes priced from $250,000 to $400,000?   In these tough economic times, believe it or not, the park won.   More...

Watch Jean’s Journal

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Before we kick off 2010, let’s take a look back at what Jean’s Journal brought to us in 2009. To see the best of 2009, visit our website at www.thecolumbiastar.com. More...

On Second Thought

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Full Story

South Carolinians censure, Democrats forget the rules, and Jenny Sanford goes “Palin’

1. SC Loves to Censure More...

Tax credits may be the answer to the school situation

Great schools are not just an economic necessity for our state, they are a fundamental right for the children living in South Carolina. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Hyatt Park Neighborhood Association plans facelift

Hyatt Park Neighborhood Association President Gail Baker announced at the January 5 meeting at 3907 Ensor Avenue, that renovations for the community are underway. More...

Shandon Neighborhood Association discusses chickens in the backyard

Could your neighbor soon be able to raise chickens in his own backyard? If a proposal comes to fruition, it could become a reality. More...

Education

Timbuktu raises over $400 at December open house

When The Timbuktu Academy decided to raise funds for the school, they reached out to the community. And the community reached back.   More...

Southeast Middle School students give the gift of reading

This holiday season, Southeast Middle School sponsored the “Literacy Tree,” a schoolwide effort to provide books as gifts for all 600 of its students. More...

The 14th Annual Cardinal Newman school auction is coming

Dust off your cowboy boots, grab your favorite jeans, and get ready for a bidding bonanza of fun!   The 14th Annual Cardinal Newman School Auction “Cardinal Corral 2010” will be held Saturday, February 27. More...

Sports

Bearcats rally but fall to Falcons

Nearly half of the once–huge lead was gone.   The full–court press by Brookland–Cayce’s starters was fueling a seven–point run, and A.C. More...

Falcons hold off Bearcats

Part yell and part growl, A.C. Flora coach Austin Coleman’s utterance midway through the first half was all frustration. More...

Events

"if this be magic..."

Shakespeare, as usual, said it best: “If this be magic, let it be an art lawful as eating.”   A convention of SCAM artists may sound unlawful, but when translated as the South Carolina Association of Magicians, not only is it lawfu More...

Museum Road Show returns

Find out about artifacts, collectibles, antiques, and heirlooms as the South Carolina State Museum presents the winter edition of the Museum Road Show, Saturday, January 16. Informal (verbal) appraisals are offered from 9:30 am–3:30 pm. More...

Richland County International Corridor hosts Latino Celebration

Latino Communications in partnership with the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties and Richland County Government invite residents to attend the first annual Three Kings Day Parade and Celebration Saturday January 9, 11 am–3 pm More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Gardening facilitates achieving many New Year resolut ions

Stopping to smell the flowers

The new year starts with good intentions of fulfilling a list of New Year resolutions. More...

Dangerously cold temperatures ahead

What you need to know to protect yourself from carbon monoxide poisoning

The temperatures for the next couple of weeks are expected to dip below freezing. This can potentially increase the risk throughout our state for carbon monoxide exposures.   More...

Star Chefs

Wii nter   Roo t   Vegetables   Roasted Winter Vegetables   6–8 cups winter vegetables: potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, turnips, parsnips, beets, winter squash, rutabagas 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil 1 tables More...