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News

Quirky Crimes in THE CAPITAL CITY

West Columbia   More...

Mayor stops flooding in Five Points

Thomas E. Hair, the Grandfather of Five Points, speaks out

The following is an excerpt from the Five Point News June 13, 1941. The Five Point News was published every Friday at 817 Harden Street. The editor was J.P. Gramling and the business manager was Jack C. DeWitt. Subscriptions were $2 a year. More...

Tidbits from the Five Point News June 13, 1941

The following are excerpts from the Five Point   News June 13, 1941. The Five Point News was       published every Friday at 817 Harden Street. More...

Business

City of Columbia annual budget FY 2010/2011

On Wednesday morning, June 16, Columbia City Council held first reading of the coming year’s (July 1, 2010–June 30, 2011) general fund budget. More...

Briefs

Tuition hike at USC The proposed tuition and fees increase for in–state undergraduates at USC will be $630 or 6.9 percent, which puts next year’s total at $9,786. More...

Folks about town

Nelson Mul lins Riley & Scarborough has received three national recognitions this month: Legal directory publisher Chambers and       Partners has recognized Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP as a national leader in product More...

Society

Star wins PALMY awards

At the South Carolina Press Association 2009 PALMY Awards luncheon at the Summit Club June 17, Columbia Star employees won several awards. More...

Pigskin Poets arrives at RCPL

Spurrier’s Gamecocks are taking the field at the Richland County Public Library for Pigskin Poets, an annual program that emphasizes the importance of summer reading, at 11 a.m. More...

Author discusses history of Forest Acres

Historic Columbia Foundation, the City of Forest Acres, and the Forest Acres Restaurant & Merchant Association will   present a three–part lecture series, History             of Forest Acres, Wedn More...

Events

Events

-ART The Village Artist Gallery will host Go Figure, N.E. Columbia artists group, Monday evenings, 6:30 p.m., Village at Sandhill. 699-8886. More...

Travel

In Search of a Slave Trader

Part 1: Tortola: A Dove of an Island

My purpose in visiting Caribbean islands in January, 2003, was to locate information on the slave trade between Africa and South Carolina. Specifically, I was looking for any signs of Capt. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF   UNCLAIMED   VEHICLES/   More...

Too many pages leave too many loose ends

City police investigation of Mayor–elect Benjamin’s April 21st wreck buried under 218 pages of police reportage

In the 218 pages of the city’s police investigation of Mayor–elect Steve Benjamin’s 5:43 a.m., April 21 wreck at the intersection of Pickens and Gervais, there is not one mention of Police Chief Tandy Carter. More...

Jean’s Journal signs off

This story contains a video

For one year now I have been bringing you video stories about the Midlands, but now I'm heading far from home for a new adventure. To see the year in review and find out where I’m headed, visit our website at www.thecolumbiastar.com. More...

On Second Thought

“Wall Street” bill bad for Main Street

Your Voice, Your Paper

Something happened on the way to Wall Street reform. More...

Open letter to Sally Roach, executive director of Township Auditorium

My husband and I attended the Tony Bennett concert last week, and enjoyed it immensely. We also thought the renovations were nicely done; it is a lovely facility.   More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Government / Neighborhood

Rosewood Community Council members take steps to preserve neighborhood

A vote passed at the Rosewood Community Council meeting on June 17 to proceed with the next step in the process to make the interim measures protection for the entire Rosewood community permanent.  More...

Leaks from the legislature

House sustains 51 line-item vetoes More...

Education

Springdale Elementary School celebrates the arts

This year’s 10th anniversary of Springdale Elementary School’s Celebration of the Arts was held May 27 and 28. The students studied six countries (USA, Egypt, Australia, Italy, Mexico, and Japan). More...

Richland One school on Newsweek’s list of Top High Schools in the Nation

Rigorous and challenging academic courses have placed A.C. Flora High   School on the 2010 Newsweek           magazine list of America’s Best High Schools. More...

Killian Elementary School student makes S.C. Honors Choir

Every year children in elementary school choirs try out for the South Carolina Elementary Honors Choir. This choir is made up of 200 plus students from all over S.C.   Aisha Robinson is in Ms. More...

Sports

Errors doom West Columbia

For the third time in four games, West Columbia Post 79 is on the wrong end of the score dropping a 13–11 decision to Chapin Post 193. The West Columbia offense was able to stay hot knocking in 11 runs on 16 hits. More...

Irmo–Chapin powers past Pathfinders

In general, a baseball team that blasted three home runs, one of which was a grand slam, racked up a total of 16 hits, and scored 16 runs would be guaranteed a win—if not an easy win. More...

Irmo–Chapin takes control of League 8

West Columbia coach Kevin Mattox looked at Tuesday’s game with Irmo– Chapin as a chance to close the gap on the region leaders.   Chad Balderman and Post 193 had other ideas. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Honeysuckles and Hummingbirds

Stopping to smell the flowers

Ruby–throated hummingbirds announced their return to my garden this spring by feeding at the native honeysuckle climbing along my deck. Lonicera sempervirens commonly referred to as trumpet honeysuckle is native to the eastern US. More...

Star Chefs

Shack Burgers   Contributed by Pam Edwards   Ground beef shaped into patties, one for each burger packet Potatoes— one or two per packet, peeled and thinly sliced   More...

Columbia recognized as Tree City USA Community

The City of Columbia has been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA community for its commitment to urban forestry. This is the 31st year Columbia has received this national recognition.   More...