December 17, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Holy Apostles Orthodox Church

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. But when he arrives for his pre–Christmas visit in the Midlands, he goes by his Russian name of St. More...

Gabriella Trebuchon Bice

Gabriella Trebuchon Bice, daughter of Alice and Joshua Bice of Irmo, was born October 24, 2010. She weighed seven pounds two ounces, and was 19.25 inches long. More...

Deputy Sheriff terminated and arrested

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced December 14 the termination and arrest of former Deputy Anthony Ard.   More...

Government / Neighborhood

Command changes hands

Caroline Grimball, sister of Maj. Gen John Grimball, and Norah Grimball, daughter, watch the ceremony. More...

Vacancies on Richland County committees need to be filled

At the Richland County Council meeting December 14, Alonzo Smith was introduced as the new assistant director of Emergency Services for the county. More...

Crime in Forest Acres down for the year

Crime in Forest Acres has been on a steady decline over the past eight years, the city’s police chief reported at a city council meeting on December 14.   More...

Education

Airport High School Student Government awarded for fundraising efforts

Airport High School’s Student Government was honored recently at the Association of Fundraising Professional’s National Philanthropy Day Luncheon. More...

The Mischievous Gingerbread Man visits St. John Neumann School

Pre–K students from St. John Neumann School enjoyed reading and baking their very own, “The Gingerbread Man” with Principal Barbara Cole. More...

Hannah Mount named RCPL Teen Idol

Hannah Mount, a student at Dutch Fork High School, was named the 2010 RCPL Teen Idol in October at the Richland County Public Library in downtown Columbia. More...

Sports

Falcons pull away from Cavs

The beginning of the A.C. Flora and Richland Northeast girls’ game Friday, December 10 at A.C. Flora displayed a Cavalier offense that was on fire and an A.C. Flora offense that wasn’t. More...

Falcons and Cavs battle to OT

A three–point deficit with 3.2 seconds left stood between the A.C. Flora boys’ basketball team and a second overtime with the Richland Northeast Cavaliers Friday, December 10 at A.C. Flora. More...

Cardinals take their own Christmas Classic

Cardinal Newman wrestling hosted its annual Cardinal Christmas Classic on Saturday, December 11, 2010, with 15 other schools sending teams to participate. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Sandlapper Singers in concert at Dreher High School Friday, December 17

The Sandlapper Singers will perform American Carols, holiday delights by our country’s finest composers, in a concert Friday, December 17, at 7:30 p.m. More...

O. Henry’s classic, The Gift of the Magi comes to Columbia December 18

Actors’ Theatre of South Carolina will present a one–act play with music based on popular O. Henry's romantic Christmas   tale, The Gift of the       More...

Travel

Alaska, the Final Frontier

Part 8: White Pass & Yukon Railway

During the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897, the eager stampeders got off the ship at Skagway and were immediately faced with the challenge of getting over the mountains to the Yukon River where they could float 600 miles to the gold fields. More...

The Great Outdoors

The Outdoor Experiment worked...keep it coming

The last article of 2010. When I began writing for The Columbia Star earlier this year, it was a bit of an experiment. The folks at The More...

Fly fisherman lands an alpha–fish mining the small waters

Fly fishing small streams requires a certain measure of faith. When you cast in a trickle of water bouncing down a mountain you assume the water is cold, clean, and fertile enough to support wild trout.  More...

Local fisherman reels in a big cat on Sunview Lake

With the shorter days, it means that a little less time can be spent out on Columbia’s Sunview Lake when I get home from work each day. More...

Wall Street Journal publishes interview with Columbia businesswoman

Cheryl R. More...

The South is famous for its beautiful women,

who given the opportunity would enhance their appearance with fashionable clothing —Mrs. J. Pierre LeCoq

In October 1961, a new concept involving fashion, the arts and community service came to Columbia. J.B.White introduced suburban shopping to the city. The president, James C. More...

On Second Thought

Masters plans resignation as SCRA chairman

The S.C. Research Authority board chairman says he plans to resign in January because SCRA management and his fellow board members have obstructed his efforts to bring more accountability and transparency to the Research Authority. More...

Retreat from Charleston

Get ready Columbia! They’re coming again.   More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Richland County   More...

Commentary

Cartoon

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

The poetry of the mundane

Ombudsman’s Office Nacho Sale.   This homemade eight by 11 notice was taped to the men’s room door in the Richland County administrative building on Columbia’s Hampton Street.   More...

Forty– something

Santa’s on a budget, too

My almost eight–year–old son came to me the other day and said, “Daddy, you don’t have to worry this year, because I’m not going to ask you or Mommy for anything expensive for Christmas— I’ll save that stuff More...

Business

Economic forecast delivered at USC

The Darla Moore School of Business at USC held its 30th annual economic outlook conference Thursday afternoon, December 9. The day’s keynote speaker was Zoltan J. More...

Briefs

Fighter jets   On Thursday, December 9, the U. S. Department of Defense announced its decision to base many of its new F–35 fighter jets in South Carolina. More...

SCORE one for the Midlands

What began as the Service Corps of Retired Executives is now called by its acronym SCORE, “counselors to America’s small business,” as they put on their letterhead. More...

Society

Charles Edward Baker

Charles Edward Baker of Columbia died peacefully Tuesday afternoon at Providence Hospital.   Charlie, as he was known by all, was a brilliant lawyer and accomplished singer.   More...

Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands works tirelessly to give high quality service

This past fiscal year, dedicated staff and volunteers at Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands (STSM) responded to 512 hotline calls and 508 hospital visits. More...

Remembering Harriet Keyserling

Dear Friends,   I am writing with sad news: our great friend and former board member Harriet Keyserling passed away on Friday. More...

Events

Holiday pet adoption, a perfect gift

The City of Columbia Animal Services wants to know what better way to celebrate the spirit of the season than to offer the precious gift of life to a homeless pet? More...

Events

-ART Arts Draughts: Art, drink and be happy! will be held at Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main Street, January 7, 7 p.m. at the museum with a performance by Devil Music Ensemble at 8 p.m. More...

Home & Garden

The Natural Nativity

Stopping to smell the flowers

What natural garden resources could be used to craft a nativity scene? The tradition of Chr istmas nativity scenes started in Europe at the beginning of the 13th century and was influenced by St. Francis of Assisi. More...

Iris Garden Club member receives Special Achievement Award

Patricia Setzer, a member of the Iris Garden Club, was presented a Special Achievement Award by Columbia Tree and Appearance Commission and Columbia Green. More...

Star Chefs

Russian Tea Mix More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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