May 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

City explores benefits of prevention

In today’s health care climate, some businesses are turning to preventive methods for their employees as well as the current practice of treating the illnesses once they manifest. More...

Travel to Uganda with Caroline Burns

Editor’s note: Caroline Burns attended Satchel Ford Elementary, Crayton Middle, and A. C. Flora High School (2006) and the College of Charleston (2010). More...

News

St. John’s Congaree Episcopal Church

Places of worship

One of the Midlands’ oldest churches, St. John’s Congaree Episcopal in Hopkins, has survived wars, depression, fire, economic pressures, and personnel crises. More...

At times, translucence is rather a nuisance

Ogden Nash wrote, A shrimp who sought his lady shrimp Could catch no glimpse Not even a glimp. At times, translucence Is rather a nuisance.   More...

“Old Hickory” was born in South Carolina!

Some people never give up. A recent Associated Press article by Jeffrey Collins brought up the argument once again of where Andrew Jackson was born, South Carolina or North Carolina? More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council holds redistricting public hearing

Columbia City Council convened Tuesday night, May 24, for its regular meeting and for a redistricting public hearing.  Paris trip   More...

Program enlightens the minds, encourages the hearts, and empowers the spirits of men

In 1996, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina began examining the family structure through research that revealed father absence is a key contributor to fractured families, poverty, and many negative social and economic outcomes for ch More...

Education

Women empowering women generates hope

Professor reflects on service learning involving Dining for Women

Hope. More...

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World-renowned poet Nikki Giovanni to visit Richland One

The poetry of Nikki Giovanni has inspired and challenged readers for decades. The world- r enowne d poet, writer, activist and educator visited W. G. Sanders Middle School Wednesday, May 25 to inspire a new generation of learners.  More...

Sports

Dent wins District Championship

The Dent Middle School girls’ soccer team won the Richland School District Two Girl’s Soccer Championship. The team’s final record was 9-1. More...

Heise heads to Hall of Fame

Before his team ever took the field for the 2011 soccer season, it was already a special season for Brookland– Cayce head boys’ soccer coach Kevin Heise.  More...

Spring football questions answered

May 20 marked the end of spring practice for many high schools in the Columbia area. More...

Arts & Entertainment

USC exhibit celebrates 400th anniversary of the King James Bible

The University of South Carolina is marking the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, the most widely reprinted English-language Bible in history, with an exhibit that showcases some of its most treasured and historic materials.  “Fou More...

Art student’s work chosen for permanent collection

A. C. Flora senior Madison Clements was honored recently at the school's "Senior Night" for her creation, " Crumpled Pattern," which was chosen as the first piece for Flora's new senior permanent art collection and included a $100 award.  More...

Travel

Cuba? Why not?

Part 1: Where to stay in Cuba

Note: This series first appeared in The Columbia Star in 2001 soon after Linda and I returned from an illegal trip to Cuba. In celebration of President Obama’s opening of Cuba to Americans, I am republishing the articles.   More...

Patriot Flag stops in Columbia

On May 12, 2011, the 30 x 58 foot Patriot Flag flew suspended between two fire trucks over the intersection of Main and Laurel streets to remind people about the sacrifices citizens, victims’ families, and first responders made on September 11, More...

Memorial Day

Memorial Day 2011 is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 30 in 2011). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. soldiers who died while in the military service. More...

Free fun at the Forest Acres Festival

Having fun at the Forest Acres Festival at A.C. More...

Famously Hot Historically Cool for 225 Years

President George Washington visited Columbia during his 1791 southern trip. He was escorted from Augusta into Columbia on May 22 by Thomas Heyward, Catherine Greene (widow of Gen. Nathaniel Greene), Wade Hampton I, and Thomas Taylor. More...

On Second Thought

Musher is no hero

I just read Dr. Warner Montgomery’s article about Iditarod musher Jeff King. King isn’t a hero for putting his dogs at terrible risk by racing them in the Iditarod. He’s even forced pregnant dogs to run. More...

The Salvation Army answers the call of duty

Salvation Army staff and volunteers from the Columbia and Greenville, South Carolina Corps recently provided meals, snacks, and hydration to emergency first responders participating in a National Level Exercise, a natural hazard exercise with a scena More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

Commentary

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A generation’s music

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

My satellite radio company recently decided to juggle the station locations. I’m not sure why. Even though I’m a valued customer they didn’t run the idea by me. More...

GPS can’t make me a better driver

40–Something

The late comedian George Carlin once said (and I’m paraphrasing), people who leave their turn signals on forever, even though there doesn’t appear to be a turn for miles, aren’t forgetful or stupid, they’re just taking a right More...

Business

Hilton achieves Four Diamond rating

In the United States, hotels are rated for quality by the American Automobile Association. AAA Approved lodging must meet strict quality guidelines relative to cleanliness, comfort, security, and safety. More...

Briefs

The past half-century   More...

Large-tract real estate broker rides it out

The Great Recession began in December 2007 and supposedly ended in June 2009, as the economists tell us. But a short survey of local real estate interests might reveal a mistrust with the June 2009 declaration of a definite end. More...

Society

Dr. Sandberg and Dr. Shapiro exchange vows in Charleston

Dr. Sarah Anne Sandberg of Columbia, South Carolina, and Dr. Robert Lauren Shapiro of Charleston, South Carolina, were married on Saturday, May 21, 2011, in a garden ceremony at the Governor Thomas Bennett House in Charleston. The Reverend Dr. More...

Being treasurer of Petal Pushers Garden Club is a “plum of a job”

The May meeting of the Petal Pushers Garden Club was held at the Capital City Club. Katherine Matthews was hostess and as usual, it was perfect affair. Co-hostesses were Judy Glenn and Dorothy Strickland.  More...

Harvest Hope needs volunteers

Harvest Hope Food Bank is currently in need of volunteers to help with several large events and packing sessions over the next few weeks. More...

Events

Events

ANNOUNCEMENT  Bluff Road Park will be closed beginning June 1. The public will not have access to the building or grounds (playground, athletic fields, walking trail). More...

Local heroes rally for the American Red Cross

Down the street, across the country, and around the world—whether raising money for local disaster relief, the recent tornadoes and flooding across the country, or the earthquake in Japan—Midland’s youth are making a difference.&nbs More...

Home & Garden

Bulbs for Bees

Stopping to smell the flowers

With all the buzz about Father’s Day coming up, why not get dad a one-of-a-kind gift this year-bulbs for bees?  Horticulturist and beeenthusiast Jenks Farmer grew up on a farm in Beech Island in Aiken County near Redcliffe Plantation state More...

Star Chefs

Caribbean Honey-Spiced Chicken with Mango More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF  UNCLAIMED  VEHICLES/PUBLIC  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...

NOTICE OF APPLICATION

Notice is hereby given that Debbie Langley 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 Only at 2768 Decker Blvd., Columbia, SC 29206. More...