February 26, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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Local restaurants are going green in their partnership with a one–of–a–kind recycling company. Midlands Biofuels, in Winnsboro, is using waste cooking oil to make biodiesel fuel. More...

News

From homeless to filmmaker

In August 2008, The     Columbia Star published an article about Eric “Protein” Moseley, a homeless man who was given the opportunity by South Carolina ETV to film a documentary about the realities of homelessness in Colum More...

Spring Valley High School’s Voices in Praise Gospel Choir heads to competition ready to win

In connection with and to honor Black History Month, a local Columbia group will be traveling to New York City Saturday to try their luck in the 10th annual Pathmark Gospel Choir Competition. More...

Columbia Conference Center earns award for 6th straight year

Columbia Conference Center was selected as a ConventionSouth magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award winner, an honor that names it one of the top 100 meeting facilities in the nation. More...

Business

South Carolina has a $3 billion problem

The City of Columbia with its mismanagement and abject absence of generally accepted accounting principles is not alone. The State of South Carolina and its Employment Security Commission is guilty of the same. More...

South Carolina has a $3 billion problem

The City of Columbia with its mismanagement and abject absence of generally accepted accounting principles is not alone. The State of South Carolina and its Employment Security Commission is guilty of the same. More...

Briefs

Charleston MBA   More...

Society

Moffat Burris speaks to Golden K. Kiwanis

The Golden K. Kiwanis Club’s weekly meeting was filled with members and members’ spouses to hear T. More...

Midlands residents eat pizza for vests

A recent Cici's Pizza fundraiser for In–Vest USA was a success, say its organizers   On February 10, four area locations set aside ten percent of the day’s proceeds to help the Midlands–based organization purchase life– More...

S.C. regent speaks to USC Chapter NSDAR

The University of South Carolina Chapter NSDAR held it 53rd anniversary luncheon February 20 at Spring Valley Country Club. Marilyn Altman, S.C. state regent was the keynote speaker.   More...

Events

Vietnam War photography exhibit coming to S.C.

Editor’s note: The Life   magazine photo on the       front page is by Larry Burrows. More...

Events

-ART The March meeting of Palmetto Painters will be March 13, 10am, at Green Hill Baptist Church, 1734 Augusta Road. 781-2340. The Village Artist Gallery will host “Go Figure” the newly formed N.E. More...

Sea Chanters to perform at Richland Northeast High School

Richland Northeast High School and the RNE Junior ROTC program will present the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters in concert on March 5 at 7 pm in the Richland School District Two Auditorium, 7500 Brookfield Road. More...

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We were soldiers

Vietnam was an ugly war. The horrors and atrocities witnessed by young American soldiers became their nightmares when they tried to sleep, and followed them home when their tour of duty ended.   More...

“Reporters are the guardians of our society”

— Claudia Smith Brinson

The mood in the room February 18 at Columbia College was one of happy anticipation as the seats filled with students, poets, journalists, and friends of Claudia Smith Brinson, an award winning reporter/writer and a Pulitzer Prize finalist.   More...

On Second Thought

Get rid of the nuts

Why doesn’t Washington keep nuts out of the sky and prevent Austin like tragedies? The answer is simple. It can’t be done. At least not in a free and democratic society.   As a private pilot, I have a few thoughts on this. More...

West Columbia

Central Drive, 900 block: Police were called to a home at 11 pm Tuesday after a man said another man dragged him from his bed and beat him. More...

Students need to be safe

Parents need to be certain that classrooms are a safe place to learn. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County hosts Crane Creek Watershed meeting

Richland County Stormwater Management will host a Crane Creek Watershed Association Meeting on Thursday, March 4 from 6:30 pm–8 pm at the Crane Creek Community Center located at 7405 Fairfield Rd.   More...

Richland County hosts world renown expert

Richland County Government hosted a special discussion session with world–renowned design expert Ellen Dunham–Jones in the morning February 22.   More...

Filling out Census forms means money for S.C.

2010 is not only the beginning of a new decade; it is also marks the time for the Census to be taken. More...

Education

Glenforest School to host al•aG Fundraiser and Awareness Gala

Glenforest School, in partnership with Clemson University, will host the first annual “al•aG Fundraising Event & Gala” Thursday, March 25, 2010. More...

Forest Heights Elementary School collects over 3,100 items for earthquake victims

Forest Heights Elementary Student Council organized a drive to collect items to help earthquake victims in Haiti as well as those in need in the Midlands. More...

Forest Heights Elementary School collects over 3,100 items for earthquake victims

Forest Heights Elementary Student Council organized a drive to collect items to help earthquake victims in Haiti as well as those in need in the Midlands. More...

Sports

Lady Vikings cruise to third round

The Spring Valley Lady Vikings advance to the third round of the playoffs with a 71–29 victory over the Hillcrest Rams Friday, February 19. More...

Devils get through second round

BOYS 3A BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS ROUND 2 FEBRUARY 19, 2010

Two games into the Class 3A boys basketball playoffs, coach Jon Richards was still waiting for the Blue Devils to play the complete game he wants. More...

2009–2010 SCISA REGION I AAA All Region Team

GIRLS Player of the Year Molly Rainwater Cardinal Newman School 10th grade, Guard All–Region Team A’ja Wilson Heathwood Hall 8th, Guard Amaura Brandt Augusta Christian 10th, Guard Elizabeth Hodges Ben Lippen School 12 More...

Travel

An Interlude in France

Part 13:: Verdun the City

The U.S. Army occupied a base on the outskirts of Verdun between 1950 and 1968. Linda’s father, Herbert Sosbee, served in the military police at the base from 1961 to 1964. His family joined him for his last two years.   More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Camelliias iin the Snow

Stopping to smell the flowers

The Mid–Carolina Camellia Society held the annual winter show February 13 and 14 at Midtown at Forest Acres in the promenade. The camellia show was a gallery of the finest blossoms resulting from a delicate balance of nature and nurture. More...

Camelliias iin the Snow

Stopping to smell the flowers

The Mid–Carolina Camellia Society held the annual winter show February 13 and 14 at Midtown at Forest Acres in the promenade. The camellia show was a gallery of the finest blossoms resulting from a delicate balance of nature and nurture. More...

Star Chefs

Strawberries

St rawbe r ry Cake   1 package white cake mix 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry–flavored gelatin powder 1 cup vegetable oil 4 eggs, lightly beaten 1/4 cup water 3/4 cup mashed strawberries More...