June 24, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Dancer chosen to study at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow

Anne Jackson’s summer reading list may be a little out of the ordinary for a tenth grader as it might include Anna Karenina instead of the usual Jane Eyre. More...

News

Veteran and special education teacher to receive assistance dogs

Editor‘ s note: The photograph on the front page is Gary Phillips and Spirit.   More...

Famously Hot Historically Cool for 225 years

In April 1786 the appointed commissioners of Columbia, the new capital of South Carolina, met under an oak tree at the high point between Thomas Taylor’s plantations, The Plain and Taylor’s Hill. More...

NAMI celebrates successes

The fourth annual NAMIWALKS Mid-Carolina was held on April 30, 2011, at Riverfront Park in West Columbia, SC. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Bus system continues downward trends

USC Associate Vice President Derrick Huggins held a press conference and general information dissemination on Columbia’s bus system last Thursday, June 16, in the IT-oLogy auditorium at the corner of Sumter Street and Gervais Street. More...

Community Relations Council holds luncheon

Attending the Greater Columbia Community Relations Council luncheon at the Convention Center June 15 were Paul Livingston, Richland County Council member; Frank White, chairman of the Community Relat More...

Police invited to work out at Gold’s Gym

At Columbia City Council’s regular meeting on Tuesday night, June 21, Police Chief Randy Scott appeared to appeal for his employees and their fitness maintenance. He had a better idea on top of what’s already available for free.  More...

Education

Veteran Richland Two educator retires

As the 2010- 2011 School year fades into memory and students and teachers everywhere prepare to take a well deserved holiday, things will look different at one Richland Two School. More...

SCSDB student finds a job the day after graduation

Carlos Sanchez started a job the day after graduation. Not many new graduates can say that.  Carlos recently graduated from the S.C. School for the Deaf and the Blind (SCSDB) where he earned an occupational credential. More...

Lexington Two announces Teachers of the Year

Lexington School District Two has announced 2011/12 Teachers of the Year. The District Teacher of the Year, who will represent Lexington Two in the State Teacher of the Year competition, will be selected and announced in September.  More...

Sports

Falcons running in 2011

Editor’s Note: Over the course of the next several weeks in a run- up to the start of the 2011 high school football season, The Columbia Starwill present previews of several area schools. This week we present the Ben Lippen Falcons.   More...

Charpia feels B-C is perfect fit

In February, Brookland Cayce hired Rusty Charpia to run the football program, replacing Abby Bray.  Charpia brings 17 years of experience having coached Marlboro County High School, the University of Arkansas, the University of Georgia, James Is More...

Local golfers head to Ryder Cup Academy

Columbia’s William Godfrey and Lexington’s Sydney Legacy have been invited to the Ryder Cup Junior Academy. More...

Travel

Cuba? Why not?

Part 5: The boy on the bench

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...

The Great Outdoors

The Braggin' Board

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News from the S.C. Department of Natural Resources

Commercial shrimp trawling season opened June 22   The commercial shrimp trawling season opened in South Carolina state waters within the General Trawl Zone at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 22. More...

Pastor hits two 50-year milestones

The East Columbia Pentecostal Holiness Church members will not only be celebrating their pastor, Rev. Robert Ward’s 50th year of ministry, but also his and Janice’s 50th wedding anniversary Sunday June 26 at 10:30 a.m. More...

Star wins awards

Columbia Star general manager and editor Mike Maddock (right) won two S.C. Press Association 2010 PALMY Advertising Awards at the June 16 luncheon. More...

On Second Thought

Financial meeting a positive step for S.C.

On Tuesday, June 14, Governor Haley hosted a meeting between state government’s financial leaders and representatives of Standard and Poor’s, one of the nation’s most highly respected credit rating agencies.  More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

Commentary

Cartoon

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Billy Jack tried to make the world a better place

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

I’ve been noticing Born Losers making the rounds on the TV movie channels recently. If you haven’t heard of Billy Jack you are either under 50 or lived your younger life in Botswana.  More...

Goofy is in the eye of the batter

40–Something

Baseball batting stances are like snow flakes. No two are alike. There are closed stances and open stances. Some hitters hold the bat high while others hold it low. More...

Business

Airlines need $4 trillion in new aircraft

Up to 2030, according to Boeing Co., the world’s airlines need 33,500 new jets, which amounts to $4 trillion in purchases. More...

Briefs

Yeah, but where does that leave Columbia?   More...

Folks about town

Kristine Hooker, director of operations for IT-oLogy, has graduated from the 2011 Leadership Columbia class.  Alice Hurley has received the Leadership In Diversity Award from the Sisters of Charity Foundation. More...

Society

Robert Wayne Ford

Robert Wayne “ Bob” Ford, 82, died June 19, 2011, at his home in Columbia, South Carolina. He was born April 22, 1929, in Philadelphia, the son of Francis Henry Wayne MacDougall and Virginia Christine Ferley MacDougall Ford. More...

Kent Doty Wolfe

A memorial service for Kent Doty Wolfe was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 19, 2011, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Visitation took place from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the home of the Postics, 3305 Heyward Street. More...

In Memory of Donald Valentine Richardson III

Donald Valentine Richardson III died on November 23, 2010, after a courageous battle with liver cancer. He was survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty Ann Nelson Richardson. More...

Events

Events

ART City of Columbia Arts Center and Backman Gallery will feature a One Woman Show by West Columbia artist, Constance Reid Cashwell through June 30, 1932 Calhoun Street. 545-3093. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International

Come one, come all and be ready for a race. You’re about to take an incredible ride with one of the most wonderful families of all time. More...

Home & Garden

Bulbine for Butterflies

Stopping to smell the flowers

I met bulbine in a butterfly bar at the beach. A nectar hunting butterfly led me to the citrus colored bulbine flower in Whispering Wings seasonal exhibit at Brookgreen Gardens. More...

Understanding Cold Hardiness and Heat Zones

Hardiness zones or ratings are listed in gardening magazines, reference books, plant catalogs and on seed packets. A hardiness rating is based on a map developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. More...

Star Chefs

Summer Salads

Sensational Summer Salad More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

MASTER’S SALE  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 Amarjit Singh intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and OFF premises consumption of Wine, and Liquor at 10890 A Two Notch Rd, Elgin, SC 29045. More...