January 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

News

St. Joseph Catholic Church

St. Joseph Catholic Church traces its beginnings to 1920 when the downtown St. Peter’s Catholic Church sponsored a new church in the then–suburb of Shandon, at the corner of Maple and Wheat streets. It was originally named St. More...

Local medical facility sees increase in winter injuries and illnesses

Patients with winter related injuries and sicknesses are filling up a new, local medical facility that offers patients a more cost effective and quicker alternative to the overcrowded emergency rooms.  More...

The Fighting 360th Civil Affairs Brigade

It has been over 20 years ago that Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm took over as the number one news story in this country and in the war. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Mayor’s wish list goes public

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin delivered the annual State of the City Address Tuesday night, January 18, to a packed audience in the Coble Ballroom at the convention center on Lincoln Street. More...

Almost 700 properties in Sealed Bid Auction this week

COUNTY OF RICHLAND OFFICE OF COUNTY TREASURER

The Richland County Treasurer’s Office will conduct a sealed auction of almost 700 properties that did not sell at the annual tax sale on December 6th and 7th.  More...

Volunteers needed for Olympia Festival

The Olympia Festival Committee is looking for volunteers as well as sponsors and vendors according to Betty Hillard who spoke at the We Are Olympia meeting Monday, January 17. The Olympia Festival is scheduled for April 30 at 10:00 a.m. More...

Education

Circus makes special stop at RCPL

The Richland County Public Library and Colonial Life Arena teamed up to bring a special Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performance to the library January 19 in the Children’s Room of the Main Library. More...

Brookland–Cayce hosts second annual Miss Cougar

Brookland–Cayce High School was the host site for the second annual Miss Cougar Pageant. Fifty–eight girls from the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade at Northside Middle School participated in the event.  More...

Killian Elementary School names Miss and Mr. Killian

Killian Elementary, LTD hosted its fifth annual Miss and Mr. Killian pageant. The event was hosted by Miss Allen University, Miss Hope Bupe, who is currently in her senior year at the university. More...

Sports

Blue Devils do well with Invitational

Dreher wrestling coach Jason Sandifer with some time to reflect, is pleased with the results from the Dreher Invitational wrestling tournament that his Blue Devils hosted on January 7–8 in Columbia.  More...

2011 Hardee’s Blue Devil Invitational

Team Results   More...

Highlanders hammer Hammond

Heathwood Hall girls’ basketball, led by A’ja Wilson, jumped out to an 18–6 lead in the first quarter and never looked back, handing cross–town rival Hammond a 60–30 drubbing on January 14.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Dreher High School’s Three D Players presents

Long Story Short

The Three–D Players of Dreher High School’s Senior Directed One– Act Repertory Play Festival— called Long Story Short— will begin during Coming Home week January 26, 27, and 29.  More...

Columbia Baroque Soloists to perform at Shandon United Methodist Church

The Columbia Baroque Soloists will perform Friday, January 28, the early Baroque music that was performed in London when it was Baroque Europe’s great musical capital.  More...

South Carolina Symphony League presents 6th Annual Valentine Ball

It’s back by popular demand.  The 6th Annual SC Symphony League Valentine Ball will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 200 Stoneridge Drive, Sunday, February 13, from 6:00–11:00 p.m.  Each year this formal affair proves to be More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE The tax returns for the Dallas Hirst Lumpkin Scholarship Fund Inc. are available for review at the undersigned's address during normal business hours or when otherwise arranged, within 30 days of the notice of their availability. More...

NOTICE OF APPLICATION

Notice is hereby given that Uptown Gifts LLC intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and OFF premises consumption of Beer and Wine at 1204 Main Street. Ste. 100, Columbia, SC 29201. More...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES

All persons having claims against the following estates are required to deliver or mail their claims to the indicated Personal Representatives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of R More...

A walk in the bark park

The City of Columbia and Downtown Neighborhoods hosted a grand opening celebration Sunday, January 16, 2011, for an off–leash dog park in Earlewood Park in North Columbia. More...

On Second Thought

Fix the filibuster

This is a critical need and time for this change. Please add my voice to this call for a change!  Scott W. Trent Jr. Columbia, SC 29223-7548  Many bills are not getting to the floor becouse of the current filibuster use. More...

Correction of UUCC

I LOVE The Columbia Star and read it every chance I get, so don’t get me wrong. By the same token, don’t get my church wrong, please.  I just saw the web version of The Star featuring the article by Jackie Perrone. More...

Poetic attempt to correct the President

At the halfway point of Barrack Obama’s Presidency, January 20, 2011, it occurs to me that his Inaugural Speech error ought be corrected—perhaps in this pathetic attempt at poetry. More...

Commentary

Cartoon

Full Story

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

College football finale

I woke on Tuesday all bleary–eyed and stiff. It had been a long season— like watching a really good movie where the hero gets killed at the end or spending the day picnicking and getting food poisoning late that afternoon. More...

Forty– something

Boredom is now child abuse

Normally, I would have to be strapped to a chair unable to move and forced to watch a television in some sort of Clockwork Orange nightmare before I would sacrifice one minute of my life to the fourth hour of NBC’s Today Show. More...

Business

Columbia connects with Gulf Coast golf, fishing, and architecture

Atlanta– based Vision Airlines has a hub in Destin, Florida, next to Fort Walton Beach, home of Northwest Florida Regional Airport ( VPS). More...

Briefs

Little nukes   More...

Folks about town

Columbia Jewish Federation’s 2011 executive board of directors includes president, Shelley Kriegshaber; vice president/ president elect, Dr. Naomi Farber; vice president, Barbara Blau; secretary, Dr. Joshua McDuffie; treasurer, Dr. More...

Society

Explorer corrects mistake on marker

David Brinkman believed the marker on the Broad River Bridge in Columbia was mistaken. His personal research suggested Sherman’s army crossed the river upstream from the bridge, not downstream as the marker indicates. More...

Local church and school celebrate international week of unity

Saint Joseph Catholic Church and School will host its sixth annual Ecumenical Prayer Service on Friday, January 21 at 9:00 a.m. in the church located at 3600 Devine Street. More...

YMCA of Columbia celebrates 100 years

The YMCA of Columbia is commemorating its 100th year at 1420 Sumter Street in 2011. A series of events are planned to celebrate the impact the Y has made on the community. More...

Events

State Museum to hold sale of Guy Lipscomb art

A gift from the late artist and arts patron Guy Lipscomb will benefit the South Carolina State Museum when the museum holds a sale of his art Saturday and Sunday, January 29 and 30.  More...

Events

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Home & Garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

We accessor ize our wardrobe with jewelry, scarves, belts, hats, shoes, and gloves to make a fashion statement and to create a more complete and appealing appearance. One way we accessorize our gardens is by the choice of plants. More...

Star Chefs

Crockpot Corn and Sausage Chowder  1 lb. smoked turkey sausage 3 cups frozen hash brown potatoes with onions and pepper 2 carrots, chopped 15 oz. can creamed corn 2 cups water 10 oz. More...

Travel

Alaska, the Final Frontier

Part 13: Carmacks & Moose Creek

After a restful sleep in Whitehorse, our Holland American motor coach reentered the Klondike Highway and headed north. Almost immediately, we encountered road construction. More...