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Message from Haiti

Continued from Columbia Doctors saved from earthquake

This message is from a young Medical student that the team of “Haiti United Methodist Volunteers in Mission” is helping to go to Medical school. He is More...

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In–Vest USA is a local nonprofit that raises money to donate bullet–proof vests to law enforcement. One retired Kershaw County officer tells his story about the vest he was given that saved his life. More...

News

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S.C. Commission on Higher Education launches college access campaign

During a press conference Monday, January 11, at Brookland–Cayce High School in Cayce, the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (CHE) released findings of a statewide college access poll and announced an integrated plan for addressing More...

South Carolina College Access Network fact sheet

What is college access network? More...

Government / Neighborhood

Where have all the women gone?

Southeastern Institute for Women addresses the lack of S.C. women in elected offices

To Skip Webb, not enough S.C. women are aspiring to elected office. That’s why he started the Southeastern Institute for Women in February 2008. More...

Columbia City Council rejects Ella, the elephant sculpture

Roll call Columbia City Council convened in the auditorium of A.C. Moore Elementary School on Wednesday night, January 6 at 6 pm. All members of council were present: Kirkman Finlay III, Tameika Isaac Devine, E. W. More...

Education

Richland One in pictures — community supporters

Richland One schools have had many community supporters to visit the schools offering financial support, to volunteer, or to share their life/professional experiences with students. Below are just a few who have visited this school year. More...

Richland One Hall of Fame Gala to be held January 23

Three district graduates and a former superintendent will be honored as the newest members of the Richland One Hall of Fame in January.   More...

Richland One to close for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Richland One schools and administrative offices will be closed Monday, January 18 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Staff and students will return to their regular schedules on Tuesday, January 19. More...

Sports

Highlanders get a little revenge

The Heathwood Hall Highlanders lost the SCISA 3A state football championship 50–20 to their arch rivals, the Hammond Skyhawks. Some Hammond fans were more than happy to remind them of that at Tuesday night’s basketball game.  More...

Falcons run away from Cardinals

The Ben Lippen Falcons used a 23–3 run at the start of the game to defeat the host Cardinal Newman Cardinals 61–45 on Tuesday, January 12.   More...

Jackson named S.C. Coach of the Year

C. A. Johnson High School head football coach Jerry Jackson has been named Coach of the Year by the S.C. Football Coaches Association. Jackson led C.A. Johnson to the playoffs for the first time in 14 years. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

A Gardener’’s Winter Almanac

Stopping to smell the flowers

Although the garden gives the appearance of dormancy, the gardener’s tasks do not diminish in winter. The duties of January and February are pivotal to the success of the spring and summer garden. More...

Star Chefs

Chicken Chowder

½ cup carrots shredded 1 cup milk ½ cup chicken broth ½ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. black pepper 1 cup onions 1 cup diced red bell pepper 1 potato cut into bite size pieces ½ lb. More...

“How to Start a Community Garden” seminar presented by USC Green Quad and Sustainable Midlands

Learn how to organize and develop a community garden for your neighborhood, school, or organization. More...

“The Trap” keeps pulling ’em in

The Mouse Trap isn’t your usual casual dining establishment. For one thing, you’ll need a GPS unit or a friend who is in–the–know just to find it. More...

Pit bull rescues baby squirrel

Charlie, Lisa Smarr and LTC Paul Laymon’s pit bull, found a baby squirrel that had been washed from its nest during a storm three weeks ago. More...

Heart ’’N Soul to play January 22

“Unless a man is a recipient of charity, he should be a contributor to it.” —anonymous

We want to make it easy for all of us to be contributors. And we want to make it fun for everyone to be a contributor. To do that we are going to have a party at 300 Senate Street on January 22. More...

On Second Thought

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Economic incentives could cost taxpayers for years to come

Imagine a business plan based on overly optimistic results, an underreporting of costs and a desire to conceal essential data from key stakeholders. More...

South Carolina fails American Lung Association’s State of Tobacco Control Annual Report Card

South Carolina failed every category in the American Lung Association’s State of Tobacco Control 2009 report, released January 12. More...

Business

EdVenture stimulated “Unlocking the Mysteries”

Congressman Jim Clyburn (D–SC) addressed the EdVenture audience Monday morning with the good news. More...

Briefs

$50 million   More...

Dana Todd, public relations and marketing consultant

Star Profile

At EdVenture Monday morning Congressman Clyburn was announcing the largest competitive grant ever awarded to a South Carolina museum, $1.3 million. Dana Todd was moving among the crowd making sure all introductions came to pass. More...

Society

Twelfth Night Revelry benefits Women’s Shelter

Two hundred of Mary Greene’s closest friends gathered at her home January 6, 2010, for her 18th annual Twelfth Night Revelry. More...

Shandon United Methodist Church concludes centennial celebration with “We Were Strangely Warmed”

The Centennial Play at Shandon United Methodist Church, “We Were Strangely Warmed,” was written by the management and cast and adapted from the book,The History of Shandon United Methodist More...

Miss Cantey and Mr. Thrashplan May, 2010, wedding

Mr. and Mrs. James Willis Cantey Jr. of Columbia announce the engagement of their daughter, Leigh Childs Cantey of Columbia, to Ryan Alexander Thrasher of Greenville. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Benjamin Thrasher of Cleveland, S.C. More...

Events

Events

-ART 10th Annual Winter Exhibition of work by artists Stephen Chesley, Mike Williams, Edward Wimberly, and David Yaghjian will open January 22, 6 pm–9 pm, at Gallery 80808. 252-6134. More...

Upcoming CSC classes and events

The following special activities, classes and workshops are being offered at Capital Senior Center, along with the traditional health/fitness, educational and arts/crafts classes held at the Center:   Trivia with Margo & Courtney   More...

Travel

An I nterl ude in France

Part 8: More Versai l les Beauty

The Palace of Versailles is just ten miles outside Paris, but it is another world. More...

First Impressions

India

By Sydney Kornegay Editor’s note: Sydney Kornegay was one of the first Cub Reporters for The Columbia Star while she was a student at A.C. Flora High School where she graduated in 2007. More...