September 10, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

From South Carolina to New York City

Editor’s note: Natasha Whitling is in New York City preparing to intern at the United Nations for her final course in the masters program in USC’s School of Journalism and Mass More...

News

First presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church claims the distinction of being the oldest church in Columbia. More...

The third market man remembered

As the new South Carolina State Farmer’s Market adapts to its new location and the people of the Midlands begin to flock to the new place for their fresh and locally grown produce, it has been discovered that there was an overlooked employee w More...

Commentary

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

The kindle

For my 59th birthday, I received a Kindle. That’s an electronic reader for those of you who don’t watch Oprah. The Woman Whose Garbage I’m Responsible for thought it would be a great gift. More...

Forty– something

amusement comes full circle

Sometimes I think my dad is looking down on me from Heaven with a devilish grin because his qualities, eccentricities, and the general goofiness I enjoyed during his time on earth are the qualities my children are enjoying about me now, and I’ More...

Education

Richland one marks completion of historic construction/renovation projects

Over the last 14 years, Richland One has renovated, constructed, and upgraded all 47 schools and athletics stadiums and fields, transforming them into state–of–the–art facilities that rival any in the nation. More...

RNE gets out the goodies to greet new parents

As it has in past years, Richland Northeast served up a continental breakfast, catered by faculty and parent volunteers, to greet new parents who were sending their offspring off to start high school. More than 150 people attended. More...

Shayna Simoneaux joins glenforest School as community relations director

Glenforest School, a K–12 non–profit day school dedicated to educating and celebrating students who learn differently, announces Shayna Simoneaux, newly appointed Community Relations director.  More...

Sports

Capitals blank Blue Devils

In the relative quiet of the preseason, first– year coach Josh Stepp discussed how his experiences as a player and as a coach would shape how he reacts to the inevitable growing pains for Dreher High School’s football team. More...

Falcons fly by Shamrocks

The A.C. Flora Falcons moved to 3–0 with a 40–21 win over the Eau Claire Shamrocks on Thursday, September 2 at Bolden Stadium.   The Falcons started early when Travis Watson took the kickoff back 86 yards for the score. More...

Lions pounce on Cardinals

Christian Croft ran for 175 yards and three touchdowns to lead the visiting Augusta Christian Lions to a 34–3 trouncing of the Cardinal Newman Cardinals on Friday, September 3 at George R. Watson Field in Columbia.   More...

Arts & Entertainment

Columbia Children’s Theatre opens its season with Schoolhouse Rock Live

Columbia Children’s Theatre (CCT) opens its 6th season with Schoolhouse Rock Live!, September 17–26. More...

Filipino american association to celebrate annual gala

The Filipino American Association of Greater Columbia (FAAGC) will celebrate its 20th Annual Gala and 19th Anniversary Ball with a formal dinner, dance, and cultural show presented by the Columbia Fil–Am Dance Troupe. More...

Trustus Theatre opens season with rent

The Broadway musical Rent will be performed at Trustus Theatre, September 10 through October 2.   Showtimes are Thursdays through Sundays only. There will only be two Sunday matinees, September 19 and 26. More...

Travel

In Search of a Slave Trader

Part 12: Lunch with the rich and famous

It was a bright sunny day in Nassau Town, 80 degrees with a slight breeze, perfect. More...

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Local Lit

Ellison Durant Smith IV, an environmental lawyer currently residing in Sullivan’s Island, earned a degree in English and a law degree from the University of South Carolina. More...

Injured life coach walks the walk and talks the talk

When a person hears the term life coach, many things come to mind. Is it a person who helps people get their lives together and counsels them? Is it a person who teaches people to make the best out of any situation and move forward? More...

On Second Thought

Community banks foresee a bright future

Community banks are a vital part of our economy and our communities in South Carolina. As such, community banks are a reflection of both the prosperity and the struggles of its customers and its communities. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

West Columbia   More...

Correction

From the September 3 “Columbia welcomes Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge” article, The Columbia Star published, “The Midlands Coin Club meets at 7 p.m. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Cayce City Council approves bids

Members of the Cayce City Council met on Tuesday, September 7, for their monthly meeting. At this time, council addressed the approval of numerous bid awards or monetary allocations for improvement to Cayce. More...

West Columbia City Council agrees to temporary plan for transportation

The Regular Council Meeting of the West Columbia City Council was called to order at 6 pm on September 7, 2010 by Mayor Bobby Horton. All council members were present except Cathy Shannon. More...

Olympia Cemetery gets new entrance

During the summer, new columns were built at the Olympia Cemetery on Granby Lane. Every year the members of the Olympia Community Festival Association donate the proceeds of the festival (held in April this year) to a project in the community. More...

Business

CFO shows council how it’s done

During city council’s retreat in the Big Apple building at the corner of Hampton and Park, Wednesday, September 1, the city’s chief financial officer, Bill Ellis, walked council through some updated accounting in two stages. More...

Briefs

Hotel value   More...

Folks about town

Cour tney Lowe of Allstate’s Palmetto Market Claims Office has been named Allstate’s Helping Hands Volunteer of the Season for the second quarter of 2010. More...

Society

Baritone performs at concert series and at uSC football game

On September 5, during the Cornelia Freeman September Concert Series, Richard Conant (r) baritone, sang with Charles Fugo accompanying him. More...

Foundation celebrates preserve america Community designation

After months of work and research, a 20–page application accompanied by supporting documents, and a lot of community involvement, Columbia has been designated a Preserve America Community.   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, Wednesdays September 15, 22, and 29 from 6 p.m. More...

Events

Events

-CHURCH/CHARITY First Presbyterian Church will hold lunch service each Wednesday in Jackson Hall at 1324 Marion Street. Lunch 11:30 a.m. –12:15 p.m. followed by a program until 12:50 p.m. Hot meal $6; soup and salad $5. Free parking. 799-9062. More...

Sandlapper Singers to celebrate 2010–11 season kick–off party

Guests experience America the beautiful at The Sandlapper Singers kick–off partyand silent auction to celebrate the start of yet another glorious season of American Music, American Sound on Tuesday, September 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Cornelia Freeman university September Concert Series

The Cornelia Freeman University September Concert Series is presented by University of South Carolina School of Music faculty and staff. For over two decades this series has raised scholarship funds for worthy USC music students.   More...

Home & Garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

While butterfly habitat gardens provide the environment for butterfly metamorphosis to occur, they transform the health of humans, especially those in nursing homes. More...

Edible Flowers

Candied Flowers   Contributed by www.oldfashionedliving.com   More...

Pets

There’s a new chick in town

And baby makes nine…Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is now home to nine gentoo penguins after the birth of a chick earlier this summer. More...

autumn is sociable and would love a good home

Very appropriately named, Autumn’s a beautiful red with stunning golden eyes. She will be five years old this month. She is good with cats and small dogs and gets along well with all of the other greys. More...