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Columbia City Council votes for 11 p.m. curfew in Five Points

In a press conference Tuesday, June 28, following the brutal beating of an 18- year-old young man June 20, Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, Columbia City Council members, Five Points Association members, and surroundi More...

Somebody’s got to keep the traffic moving

Mason Stewart (l) and Stewart Lincoln direct traffic at Zoe’s Restaurant on Forest Drive in Columbia. More...

News

CPAs needed in government accounting positions

As a certified public accountant (CPA) for a major international public accounting firm in the 1980s, I wrote a proposal to audit the state’s books for the first time ever. More...

Famously Hot Historically Cool for 225 years

History

The nation’s first planned city, Columbia, was laid out on 2,471 acres purchased for $8 an acre from Thomas Taylor (398 acres), Richard & Wade Hampton (381), John Compty (362), James Taylor (361), Nathan Center (298), Henry Patrick estate ( More...

City welcomes the first and only woman elected as president in Africa

The Council of Bishops and General Board of the African Methodist Episcopal Church convened in Columbia S.C. to celebrate the Investiture of the Right Reverend David R. More...

Business

Mike Cinnamon shares elections and expectations

Star Profile

In the coming year Richland County can look forward to at least seven elections: ( 1) Columbia, (2) presidential preference, ( 3) Blythewood, ( 4) Forest Acres, (5) June primary, (6) Eastover, and (7) general election. More...

Briefs

We’re Top 5   More...

Folks about town

Leadership Columbia has announced its 2012 Leadership Columbia committee to include Chair Krisdee Foster and Chair Elect Neil Jones. More...

Society

Miss Livingston and Mr. Chen marry in Kauai, Hawaii

Leah Danette Livingston of Columbia, South Carolina, and Wei Ting Chen of Taipei, Taiwan, were married June 24, 2010, at Pakala Beach in Kauai, Hawaii. The Reverend Dr. Paul Kirchner of Lihue Lutheran Church in Kauai performed the sunset ceremony. More...

Dr. Steele and Mr. Vanderslice exexchange vows in Greenville, S.C.

Dr. Jennifer Janelle Steele of Greenville, South Carolina, and Mark Scott Vanderslice Jr. of Salisbury, North Carolina, were united in marriage at high noon Saturday, June 25, 2011, at the Daniel Memorial Chapel at Furman University in Greenville. 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...

Events

High Five Tour stops in Columbia

Wounded Warriors Family Support’s second annual High Five Tour will be stopping in Columbia Saturday, July 2 as Colonel John Folsom continues on his 50 capital city tour in a 2011 Shelby Mustang GT-500, a vehicle chosen by the Colonel because i More...

Arts & Entertainment

McKissick Museum presents “Under an August Moon” summer exhibit

The University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum invites the public to celebrate the summer season with the annual art exhibit, “Under an August Moon.” The exhibit is on display now until August 19 in the museum’s South Gal More...

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang flies into Town Theatre July 8-23

Come one—come all and be ready for a race. You may have seen the movie and probably have read the book, but the stage version of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is sure to surprise and please old and young alike.  More...

Two Hours From Home

Cuba? Why not?

Part 6: Chasing dollars 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...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

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Patricia Roberts Plott, USC drum major in 1956

Correction

Betty Martin in 1974 was not the first female drum major at the University of South Carolina. According to an alert reader, there was at least one other female drum major, Patricia Roberts Plott of Delray Beach, Florida in the fall of 1956. More...

Congratulations Gamecocks!

The Gamecocks celebrated their historic College World Series win in Omaha, Neb. at TD Ameritrade Park. More...

Columbia Marines tackle the African Lion

CAP DRAA, Morocco - The sun barely peeked over the horizon when the stillness was shattered by the roar of artillery. The sons of several Columbia residents crawled out of their tent into the southern Moroccan morning to begin another day.   More...

On Second Thought

Your voice, your paper

RCSD commits to all in our community

Over the years, as your Sheriff, I have seen many positive changes in our communities. I am proud of all of our deputies and their commitment to the community. More...

Quircky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres tForest Drive, 4000 block: A woman was arrested at 5 p.m. Sunday after she was seen stealing baby medications from a drug store. More...

Commentary

Taxes are the Pitts

40–Something

I would much rather write about parenthood than politics. I’d like to tell stories about family life as opposed to fiscal policy. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Squeezing out every drop

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

After the fourth or fifth time it happened, I glanced over the pump. He was a regular southern redneck boy just like me, maybe a little younger, but hard at work. More...

Education

Spring Valley High School Viking Singers perform at Biltmore House

The Spring Valley High School Viking Singers performed this spring at the Biltmore Mansion in Asheville, North Carolina. More...

Butler Scholarship awarded to Lower Richland High senior

Raven D. Flemming, a senior at Lower Richland High School and the reigning Miss Lower Richland, has been named the first recipient of the $1,000 Butler Scholarship.  More...

University of Phoenix donates books to Killian Elementary School

The University of Phoenix recently donated books valued at over $400 to the students at Killian Elementary. Faculty and staff from Phoenix participated in a book sale to raise money to purchase books to donate to Killian Elementary. More...

Sports

Club offers boxing training with pros without the blows

In November 2010, former boxer and Citadel graduate Corey Goodwin wanted to open a gym to share his love of boxing. More...

Lexington tops Irmo- Chapin

~Ball Park Road Complex • June 27, 2011~

Irmo-Chapin third baseman Alex Kirby throws out a base runner attempting to bunt during the American Legion match-up between Lexington Post 7 and Irmo-Chapin Post 193 June 27. Lexington won 8-5. More...

Cardinals scaling back and looking for depth 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 Star will present previews of several area schools. This week we present the Cardinal Newman Cardinals. More...

Home & Garden

The Garden Room for Children

Stopping to smell the flowers

The family of Dorothy P. Peace sponsored the Garden Room for Children as a 90th birthday present for its namesake in the late 1990s. More...

Sorority gifts Children’s Garden with yellow rose

The Yellow Rose Project of the Preceptor Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority is intent on planting yellow roses throughout the greater Columbia area.  More...

Best Southern Summer Dishes contest

Representatives from Margaret Holmes will hold a “Best Southern Summer Dishes” recipe contest through September 6. Recipes can combine any of the Margaret Holmes label products. The winning recipe will win a $1,000 gift card.  More...