July 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Mayor endorses Columbia City Council at-large candidate

Financial advisor and Columbia City Council at-large candidate Cameron Runyan has gained the support of Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin. More...

News

Columbia medical team cares for the South Sudanese

Bill Andress shared the latest news of the people of South Sudan with the members of the Trinity Presbytery Sudan Advocacy Action Forum. More...

A Dog Named Mackie

I’ll lend to you, for a little while,A dog of mine, God said.For you to love him while he livesAnd mourn for, when he’s dead. It may be ten or 18 yearsOr maybe two or three.But will you, till I call him back,Take care of him for me? More...

Capital City Club rededicates the Governor’s Ballroom

On July 22, 2011, The Capital City Club is celebrating a rededication of the newly renovated Governor’s Ballroom in honor of the chief executives who have served this state.  More...

Government / Neighborhood

Decker decision draws business owners to Richland County Council meeting

At the Richland County Council meeting July 19, several tenants of the recently purchased Decker Mall property expressed their concern about the future of their businesses.  More...

Columbia City Council honors head coach of Utah Jazz

By John Temple Ligon   Utah Jazz head coach honored  Tyrone Corbin graduated from A. C. Flora High School. He is the head coach of the Utah Jazz of the NBA. More...

Repairing Forest Lake Place bridge still on hold

The Forest Acres City Council heard July 12 that estimates on repairing the Forest Lake Place Bridge may run into the $300,000 territory, but city manager Mark Williams is still investigating other alternatives.  One company offered a quote for More...

Education

Heathwoood Hall welcomes Michael Eanes as interim headmaster

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School is pleased to announce that Michael Eanes of Litchfield, Connecticut, has recently joined the community as interim headmaster of Heathwood Hall.  Eanes brings with him over 45 years of experience in the educationa More...

Young artists featured at National Convention

Artwork by six Richland One students was on display at the National Youth Art Month Museum during the National Arts Education Association Convention in Seattle, Washington this spring.  Young artists featured included John P. More...

Schools’ Community Partner wins Governor’s Volunteer Award

Richland One partner Palmetto Health won the Governor’s 2011 Workplace Agency/Association Award for its volunteer efforts at district schools. More...

Sports

Gaffney ties series at two games apiece, forces decisive fifth game

“We battled back twice, it just wasn’t enough,” said coach Kurt Seibert of Irmo-Chapin Post 193.  Gaffney lefty Nick Smiley made sure of that, throwing 2 2/3 innings of shutout relief, carrying Gaffney to a 7-5 win over I-C Pos More...

Highlanders looking to rebuild under Wheeler

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 Heathwood Hall Highlanders. More...

Heise becomes youngest member of Hall of Fame

Brookland- Cayce High School boys’ soccer coach Kevin Heise, 40, became the youngest member of the South Carolina High School Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame when he was inducted to the 11 member society at the annual North-South Soccer More...

Home & Garden

Dancing in Hoop Petticoats

Stopping to smell the flowers

While toiling with the tasks at hand, gardeners are always thinking ahead. More...

Star Chefs

Southern Peach Cobbler 8 fresh peaches, peeled, pittedand sliced into thin wedges1/4 cup white sugar1/4 cup brown sugar1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg1 tsp. fresh lemon juice2 tsp. cornstarch More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

110.001002 NOTICE OF MASTER IN  EQUITY 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...

Legal Notices

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Scouts converge on McEntire

Boy Scouts from troops 771, First Presbyterian Church, Moncks Corner; 100, St. Joseph’s Church, Columbia; and Cub Scout troop 717, St. More...

Lieutenant wins six gold medals

Lieutenant John McMahan, range supervisor for the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, participated in the 2011 Florida Police and Fire Olympics this past June 20- 22, 2011. More...

On Second Thought

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Time to reform pension system

While it doesn’t often make headlines, funding the State Retirement System is among the most important challenges facing state government.  More...

Legislature passes laws that affect property/casualty insurance consumers

While most readers were undoubtedly focused on more high-profile issues of the most recent legislative session, there were several bills that made their way into law that could impact us all as property/casualty insurance consumers.  More...

Commentary

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I can end unemployment

I’m just saying...

I know how to end unemployment.  Really. I do.  It’s all very simple. More...

Folk remedies

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

I grew up in the rural south surrounded by folks who never saw a doctor in their life. I’ve heard of the healing power of Octagon soap, experienced the digestive miracles of baking soda, and was taught the many benefits of cod liver oil.  More...

Business

Development and diplomacy enhance Innovista

Under the leadership of Don Herriott, director of Innovista partnerships, the USC research and innovation compound at the corner of Main Street and Blossom Street is coming around. More...

Briefs

Tough on illegal immigration   More...

Folks about town

Six Colliers International brokers, Dave Mathews, Henry Moore, Henry Roe, Chuck Salley, John Sellers, and Tommy Tapp were recognized as CoStar Power Brokers in the Columbia market for 2010.   More...

Society

Joe Alexander Camp Sr.

Joe Alexander Camp Sr., 90, formerly of Columbia, died peacefully on Monday, July 11, 2011, at his home in Raphine,Virginia. His devoted wife was holding his hand. Mr. Camp was born on August 9, 1920. He was the fifth son of John F. More...

Burt and Carol Fowles celebrate 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. (Carol Berne) Burt Fowles will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary July 24 with family. They have three children: Burton Fowles Jr., Christy Britt, and Will Fowles. The couple also has five grandchildren.   More...

FN Manufacturing VP, human resources speaks to Columbia Rotary Club

Ralph Young (r), vice president, human resources of FN Manufacturing discussed his product at the Columbia Rotary meeting Monday, July 18. More...

Events

Events

ART  The Toy Republic and The Dream Life of Broken Toys by Dianna Farfan exhibit will be at 701 Center for Contemporary Art, 701 Whaley Street, Second Floor, through July 31. 779-4571 or www.701cca.org   More...

Arts & Entertainment

Shag with the Sensational Epics

The Sensational Epics will be playing beach music favorites at the Capital Senior Center Shag Dance and fundraiser Fr iday, August 5, from 7:30 until 11 p.m., in the Center’s grand ballroom. More...

Lower Richland High School step team excels

The Lower Richland High School Diamond Dawgs Step Team has been excelling in competitions and in the classroom for more than 15 years. During the 2010-2011 school year, the Diamond Dawgs won first place in many competitions. More...

Travel

Cuba? Why not?

Part 9: The tobacco region of 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...