October 15, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Former football coach Bobby Bowden wows audience

Former Florida State University Football Coach Bobby Bowden can still command a crowd, much like he did during his coaching heyday at Doak Campbell Stadium for much of his 57–year career. More...

News

Columbia C hurches Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church

By Jackie Perrone The church that stands at the corner of Queen and Heyward streets in Columbia has moved around town and also changed its name several times over the past 100 years. More...

Church Women United honor those who have overcome challenges of a disability and their advocates

On October 1, 2010, the Church Women United of Columbia’s Human Rights Celebration program “Living the Challenge: Differently Enabled, Uniquely Called” honored outstanding Columbia area people who have been inspirational by overcom More...

Government / Neighborhood

Vote yes or no for one cent sales tax increase

With only weeks left before Election Day in November, a proposed one cent increase to the sales tax appears to be on the minds of residents in Richland County. More...

Polling places moved for November general election

The Richland County Election Commission by necessity has moved two (2) voting locations for the November 2, 2010, General Election. The moves were required because of construction at the normal sites and the locations were not available for use. More...

Leaks from the legislature

Speaker of the House race speeds up The slow burn of the speaker of the House race began to take up more speed when reports came to light about Rep. More...

Education

B–C Grammar School celebrates

In today’s world, peace needs to become more than just a word.   On September 21, B–C Grammar School No. More...

Columbia College and Midlands Tech create new transfer option

Columbia College and Midlands Technical College (MTC) have partnered to offer an additional transfer option. More...

Richland Northeast senior has poem published in national literary journal

A poem by Rachel Epperly, a senior in Richland Northeast High School’s Palmetto Center for the Arts Literary Arts magnet, was published in   H.S. , a highly competitive national literary journal for high school students.   More...

Sports

Vikings using 2010 championship dissappointments for 2011 motivation

If Spring Valley sophomore Ben Spinek needed any additional motivation, he received it at the Class 4A state swim championships on Saturday, October 9 at Carolina Natatorium on the University of South Carolina campus.   More...

Falcon and Blue Devil swimmers perform well at championships

Throughout the season, Hannah Robins was the stop–gap performer on the A.C. Flora swim team.   “We moved her around into whatever event we needed points in,” Falcons’ coach Sarah Goho said. More...

Eagle softball player flying to Beaufort

Contributed by Dannette Bickley Airport High School senior Hailey Grimoskas signs to play softball for USC–Beaufort. More...

Home & Garden

Star Chefs

Acorn Squash Soup Contributed by   www.allrecipes.com   1 small onion 1/4 cup chopped celery 2 Tbsp. butter or   margarine 2 Tbsp. all–purpose flour 1 tsp. chicken bouillon   granules 1/2 tsp. dill weed 1/4 tsp. More...

Stopping smell flowers

Civilization has been celebrating harvest time for centuries. Today, fall festivals draw families back to the farm for flavors, fragrances, and fellowship.   More...

Travel

Staunton is Stanton in Virginia

Part 1: Woodrow Wilson’s Birthplace

On our way back from Youngstown and after our stop in Punxsutawney, Linda and I spent two wonderful days in Staunton, Virginia. Yes, I know, it is pronounced Stant.n. Why? I don’t know. More...

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Public Notices

2010-CP-40-03479 NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED   PUBLIC VEHICLE   More...

Public Notices

MASTER'S SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Keith T. More...

Heathwood Hall breaks ground for bell tower

The community of Heathwood Hall Episcopal School gathered on the front lawn of the school for a groundbreaking celebration in honor of the new bell tower. More...

Football team wears pink for the cause

During their game on October 7, the Northside Middle School Cougar football team members and coaches wore pink socks and/or arm bands in honor of all of the work being done to find a cure for breast c More...

On Second Thought

Forest Acres   More...

Email your opinions to Mike@TheColumbiaStar.com Governor discusses misconceptions of higher education and money

Higher education has never been more important than it is today, but unfortunately in many cases it has never been less affordable. More...

Commentary

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Texting destroys $1 million car

A Lufkin, Texas, man drove his very expensive luxury sports car into a salt marsh near Galveston. We’re all familiar with the qualities of salt water on the undercarriage of automobiles—no matter how expensive the car may be. More...

Forty– something

Date Night

It’s a tad bit risky to make a movie about a target demographic that thinks a wild night is ordering extra jalapenos and hot salsa to go along with the rest of the Mexican take-out it occasionally picks up on the way home from work to start the More...

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

Taking drastic steps

The signs were small at first. I didn’t really realize what was going on. I started enunciating the ending R on words like summer and dinner.   would ask people from deep in the Confederacy to repeat phrases to me. More...

Business

Business Briefs

Graham on Obama Healthcare On Thursday, October 7, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham was at Skylyn Medical Associates in Spartanburg where he entered a discussion of President Obama’s healthcare policies. More...

Journalism takes multiple paths

National Newspaper Week, October 3–9

weeks Columbia and USC have been home to an array of offerings in the field of journalism. More...

Folks about town

The Friends of the Richland County Public Library have elected Stacey Haynes president of the board; Christina Auman as vice president; Joan Edwards as secretary; and Jonathan P. Lee as treasurer. More...

Society

Columbia World Affairs Council names Global Vision Award Winner

Each year the Columbia World Affairs Council sponsors the Annual Global Vision Award Gala, a special event designed to honor an individual, organization, or business that has demonstrated a vision toward the advancement of international affairs in S More...

Trail of Tears inspires story told by music minister

After his retirement in 2005, RD Roberts had no plans to write a book. He spent his career as a Southern Baptist music minister and as the owner of Roberts Music in Columbia. More...

Luncheon benefits Family Serenity Garden

Members of the Iris Garden Club catered a luncheon October 7 and 8 for the Judges Club of South Carolina 2010 Symposium at the Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia building at Maxcy Gregg Park. More...

Events

Events

-BRIDGE Columbia Regional Bridge Tournament, hosted by the Columbia Bridge Club, will be held October 18–24, Radisson Conference Center, Bush River Road. columbia.bridge-club.org, www.mabcbridge.org, 348-0852, or 359-7434. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Sleeping Over with Lizzie Borden

Looking for something spooky to do this Halloween? What about a motor trip to Fall River, Massachusetts? What about a sleepover with the ghost of Lizzie Borden? You remember Lizzie Borden. More...

Columbia Museum of Art launches Baker Baker Art of Music Series

The Columbia Museum of Art announces the 2010–2011 Baker Baker Art of Music Series featuring innovative programs that showcase a cross–exploration of art, music and cultural history. The fall season begins Sunday, October 17 at 3 p.m. More...

Correction

In the October 8 edition of the Columbia Star, the story “Spring Valley High graduate presents world premiere of The New Normal” says that Andrea Caban is a York, S.C. native. It is Anna Warren Schumaucher who is the York, S.C. More...

The Great Outdoors

A deer caught on camera by Frank O’neal More...

Football doesn’t prepare kickers for “Buck Fever”

After the USC v. Alabama football game, it is difficult to concentrate on an article about the outdoors in South Carolina. I, along with 87,000+ fans, witnessed one of the finest single–game performances in Gamecock football history. More...