August 6, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Columbians celebrate third annual National Night Out Kickoff

Residents of Columbia attended the third annual National Night Kickoff Event at the Columbia Convention Center on Monday August 2. More...

Cousins co-author African Americans of Lower Richland County

Marie Barber Adams and Deborah Scott Brooks are cousins; their grandmothers were sisters. The two are also co–authors of the soon–to–be published book, African Americans of Lower Richland County.   More...

Government / Neighborhood

Forest Acres City Council struggles with funding

So many causes, so little cash. More...

Leaks from the Legislature

Wanted: stronger Arizona immigration bill Recently, when a U.S. District judge suspended many key provisions in Arizona’s controversial illegal immigration law, the impact made it all the way back to South Carolina. More...

Mayor gives back half of his salary

Mayor making change More...

Education

Indian Guides sign up August 15 and 22

The YMCA Father (or Guardian) and Child program Y–Guides will be hosting informational and sign up days at the area YMCAs, Sunday, August 15 and 22, from 3 p.m.–5 p.m. More...

USC announces 2010 Carolina Scholars

Twenty graduating seniors from South Carolina high schools have been named 2010 Carolina Scholars at the University of South Carolina. More...

Students participate in Pursuit Program at Providence Hospitals

Providence Hospitals recently hosted Pursuit, an education program for rising high school juniors and seniors in the Midlands. More...

Sports

Richland Sertoma Sportsarama turns 50

Part I: An idea is born and survives and thrives despite the lack of mementos

In the attic of Rosser Thrash’s Summerville home sits a small box—about the size of the ones that mail–order fruitcakes are shipped in.   More...

Part II: First Sportsarama starts with a penalty, but the popularity of the event moves it forward

Art Baker still laughs at the memory of the first Richland Sertoma Sportsarama.   More...

Bacon back on the sidelines

Robin Bacon is back on the football sidelines of Columbia. More...

Home & Garden

Party Favor Perennial

Stopping to smell the flowers

Blue, purple, pink, or white bells, balloons, and stars are packaged in each flower of Platycodon grandiflorus, the old–fashioned balloon flower. The hardy ornamental perennial is named for the flower buds. More...

Star Chefs

Blueberry Tart with Walnut Crust   1/2 cup walnuts 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 1 large egg white 1Tbsp. butter 1 Tbsp. peanut oil 1 pinch salt 8 ounces cream cheese 1/4 cup sour cream 6 Tbsp. More...

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The losers are the winners

South Carolina has always ranked in the top ten of fattest states

The skies were cloudy and threatened rain last Saturday morning, but that didn’t deter hundreds of people from showing up at the Colonial Center for the audition of The Biggest Loser in its 11th season. More...

Young entrepreneurs help folks beat the heat

Pippa Richter and Elizabeth Collis set up their lemonade stand on Adger Road this past week. The first day the girls and two of their friends cleared $5. More...

On Second Thought

Community responds to article about Turning Pages’ struggle

Little did I know that when I picked up The Columbia Star in early May at Agapé at Kathwood when visiting Mom, that I would get involved with helping Turning Pages continue to operate for at least another year.   More...

About Turning Pages

The mission of Turning Pages is to help adults reach their full potential,by helping them improve reading, math, computer, and English language skills, through customized learning plans. More...

The consequences: Taxes! Taxes! Taxes!

When The Columbia Star writes articles on the proposed one cent sales tax proposed by Richland County to fund the bus system and roads, you may want to discuss some of the unintended consequences.   More...

Commentary

Cartoon

Full Story

It’s not a criticism; It’s an observation

Making the big time

I first heard of Jimmy McMath from teammates during the sweltering summer heat at high school baseball fields. Someone would indicate a tree five hundred feet away and swear McMath hit one into the upper branches. More...

Forty– something

Putting with the Darlings

Sometimes the best way to learn is to observe.   More...

Business

College graduates and businesses are leaving for better opportunities

Columbia chamber retains talent and businesses The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce has been canvasing recent college graduates and well– tracked business owners, asking both about what keeps people and businesses in Columbia. More...

Briefs

Retirement business   More...

Forest Acres Rotary giving Happy Feet

On Sunday August 1, the Rotary Club of Forest Acres purchased shoes for 70 students at Hyatt Park and Forest Heights elementary schools. More...

Society

Happy 50th anniversary Harold and Judy Rodgers

Harold & Judy Rodgers were married in Columbia, South Carolina, on August 6,1960. The couple will celebrate their 50th anniversary this week with a family trip to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee with their daughters and grandchildren.   More...

Robert I. Upshur

Robert I. Upshur,             9 2 , was bo rn May 3 0 ,   1918, in Sumter to the late         Caroline Mar tin an d   William B. Upshur. Mr. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Charming designs win national contest

Local girls Gracie Barrineau and Zoe Murrie designed winning charms in the nationwide Charm It! Design–A–Charm contest. Their winning designs are two of 36 chosen from thousands of entries. The Charm It! More...

Lexington County Arts Association celebrates 50th anniversary

The Village Square Theatre and Lexington County Arts Association will present Lexington County Arts Association’s 50th Anniversary Celebration August 26–29 at Village Square Theatre in Lexington. Show times are 8 p.m. with 3 p.m. More...

Rock with “Lunch Money” at RCPL before going back to school

Wrap up the summer with Lunch Money, the nationally known children’s rock band. More...

Travel

In Search of a Slave Trader

Part 7: Antigua: 365 lazy beaches

Our second stop on the search for Capt. Styles Lightburn in the Caribbean was   Antigua (pronounced an–ti     –ga). More...