October 8, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Who is Chief Randy Scott?

Randy Scott is the new interim police chief for the City of Columbia as of October 5, 2010.   More...

Forest Acres now available

Local author Warner M. Montgomery, Ph. D. and Arcadia Publishing present Forest Acres, the newest addition to the popular Images of America Series. More...

Columbia Churches

Mt. Hebron UnitedMethodist Church

For Sale: Traditional mustard–base   barbecue pork   and chicken. Slaw, hash, and rice sides.   Adult plate: $8   Child’s plate: $5   All proceeds go to the   ministries of Mt. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County Council addresses sewer service

At the Richland County Council meeting this week, after more than four years of deliberation, gyration, and consternation, the council finally approved a plan to address the sewer problem in the Lower Richland area. More...

Hyatt Park advised to prepare for winter

Fire Prevention week is October 4–October 9. Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins spoke to residents of Hyatt Park at the Hyatt Park/Keenan Terrace Neighborhood meeting on Tuesday October 5 about several issues:   Smoke detectors. More...

Columbia City Council wants to know if you know where your children are?

Local businesses get nod from city On Wednesday morning, September 29, Columbia City Council voted for a preference ordinance favoring local businesses in city projects let out to bid. More...

Education

Dutch Fork High School student crowned Teen Miss South Carolina

Janie Davis, daughter of Joe and Melanie Davis and granddaughter of John and Betty Davis, was recently crowned Teen Miss South Carolina at the state pageant held in Hartsville.   Janie has won several pageants including Miss Irmo Teen 2008. More...

Richland Two art teachers to take part in food art show

The Richland School District Two Visual Art teachers are cooking up a feast for the eyes at the Arts Teachers Food & Art, Part Two show. More...

GSSM accepting applications for class of 2013

The S.C. Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) is accepting applications from rising high school juniors now through March 1.   More...

Sports

Falcons move to 6–0 with win over Bearcats

As a team, A.C. Flora has been producing a series of firsts all season.   It was only a matter of time until the players started getting in on the act as well. More...

High School Football Week 6 Stats

By The NUMBERS   A.C. More...

Diamond Hornet tidal wave swamps Dreher

The Lower Richland Diamond Hornets, aided by a 503–yard rushing attack, a mid–game monsoon, and a stingy defense, defeated the Dreher Blue Devils 32–7 Thursday, Spetember 30 at Memorial Stadium in Columbia.   More...

Arts & Entertainment

Spring Valley High graduate presents world premiere of The New Normal

The New Normal, written by Columbia native Donnetta Lavinia Grays, will premiere at Wings Theater in New York City October 13–23. More...

Southern culture film collection becomes part of Moving Image Research Collection at USC

More than 250 films and videotapes that capture practices and customs in the South, from snake handling to eating grits, have found a new home at the University of South Carolina.   More...

Travel

Punxsutawney is a wild and crazy place

OK, Mayor Benjamin, here’s the deal. All you have to do to put Columbia on the world map is declare that Bob, a red–tailed squirrel that lives on the State House grounds, can forecast hurricanes.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF   UNCLAIMED   VEHICLES/PUBLIC   More...

Columbia has a new police chief

Mayor Steve Benjamin, City Council members, City Manager Steve Gantt, and city officials held a press conference October 4, 2010, to introduce the incoming interim Police Chief Randy Scott.   More...

On Second Thought

Continue fight against bear baying

In reference to the article by Julie Rogers Hook, (www.TheColumbiaStar.com August 27 “Senator vows to rid bear baying,”) I am writing to request that you continue to report on this story until this horrible activity is completely stopped More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capitol City

West Columbia   More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

Full Story

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

Getting old and irritated

Last weekend I settled in to watch Texas and Oklahoma play the Red River Shootout, now called the Red River Dance Contest, or something. In addition to not knowing what to call it, I couldn’t watch it.   More...

Forty– something

A prayer of thanks

I offer this prayer for the parents as well as the aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, friends, and anyone who has ever had their lives touched by a child.   Thank you God for ten fingers and ten toes.   Thank you for that first smile. More...

Business

Without cutting tuition, USC still makes the cut

In 2009–2010, state appropriations and lottery scholarship money totaled $763.6 million, down 6 percent from 2002–2003, which was the first year education lottery money was put into the mix.   More...

Briefs

BMW adds workers The Greer BMW plant is hiring another 600 workers, bringing to 1,600 the number of new people it plans to bring aboard for its new X3 assembly line. All told, the BMW plant has about 7,000 workers. More...

Folks about town

US News and World Report More...

Society

Miss Dial and Mr. Suthoff exchange vows October 2, 2010

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Joseph Suthoff were married October 2, 2010, at six o’clock in the evening. The marriage is announced by the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Donald Dial Jr.   Mrs. More...

William Leggo Boyd III

Graveside service for William “Billy” Leggo Boyd III, 85, was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 2, 2010, in Elmwood Cemetery. More...

It’s all Greek to me!

Jack Williamson JD, MS, CFP, ATA was raised between Richmond and Petersburg and graduated from Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia Law School.  More...

Events

Biggest Halloween Party in the City

The “Biggest Halloween Party in the City” will be held October 30, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Dutch Square Mall, 421 Bush River Road.   More...

Home & Garden

Go green with old garden roses

The mention of old garden roses evokes strong visual, tactile, and olfactory images from grandma’s garden. More...

Star Chefs

Beer Braised Irish Stew and Colcannon Contributed by   www.allrecipes.com   Irish Stew 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil 1 (3 pound) beef chuck   roast, trimmed of fat and   More...

Pets

Velcro Dog and the sofa liift

Fresh from a recent sabbatical, the Canine Americans are back full of doggy tales to share with you.   Velcro Dog   More...

PAALS and the Heartworm Project team up for Poochapalooza

PAALS (Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services) and the Heartworm Project are teaming up again to raise funds to train assistance dogs for people with disabilities and provide medical intervention and find permanent homes for shelter dogs and cats. More...

Pets, Inc and the Carolinas Humane Society host Dog’toberfest

PETS Inc., The Carolinas Humane Society is hosting its annual Dog ’Tober Fest October 16, 2010. The event will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the PETS Inc. Adoption Center at 300 Orchard Drive in West Columbia.   More...