July 29, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Columbian experiences a world away from home

Thirty years ago, Columbia native Laura Law, like most other Americans, wouldn’t have been able to find Iraq on a world map or identify Saddam Hussein from a photograph. More...

Grandfather takes Tiger Cruise

Each year the US Navy arranges for sailors to take a Tiger Cruise with one of their relatives. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Organization seeks cure for epilepsy

The newly formed South Carolina Advocates for Epilepsy will host an organizational meeting in Columbia on Saturday, July 30.  Approximately 90,000 South Carolinians carry an epilepsy diagnosis, with 44,000 currently receiving treatment. More...

Richland County Council haggles over county’s newly acquired real estate

At the Richland County Council meeting July 26, a proposed agreement with existing tenants at Decker Mall, soon to be renamed Decker Place, was discussed. More...

Rosewood residents want solution to tree trimming

While the summer thunderstorms have brought refreshing rain and a short break from the heat, they have also brought problems like high winds causing tree limbs to fall and residents to lose power.  More...

Business

House passes Congressional districts reapportionment

Every 10 years, just after the census is taken and confirmed, the South Carolina Legislature has to redraw the political map of South Carolina to make sure every vote counts. At least, that’s the intent.  More...

Briefs

Manufacturers recognized   More...

Folks about town

Tim Arnold has been named senior vice president and chief operating officer at Colonial Life.  Linda Bambacus has been named vice president, global enrollment business owner at Colonial Life. More...

Society

University High School graduates reunite

Graduates of University High School gathered at Seawell’s Restaurant July 16 for an all class reunion. The school was located on the USC campus and closed in 1966. More...

Inez B. Caskey

Inez B. Caskey, 103, widow of John H. Caskey, passed away Friday, July 22, 2011, at N.H.C., Parklane.  More...

Dreher High School Class of 1961 50th reunion

Date and Time: October 15, 2011 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Place: Forest Lake Country Club Dress: Dressy Casual Food: Heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar Entertainment: Music and Special Entertainment Cost: $50 per person   More...

Events

Southeastern Region A-cat-emy Awards TICA Cat Show this weekend

Southeastern Region A-cat-emy Awards TICA Cat Show will be held Saturday July 30 and Sunday July 31, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Radisson, 2100 Bush River Road. More...

Events

ANIMALS  Effective August 1, 2011, the Columbia Animal Shelter, 127 Humane Lane, off Shop Road and I-77 will be open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The shelter will be closed on Sunday. More...

Home & Garden

‘ Pink Lemonade’ in the Sun

Stopping to smell the flowers

If your yard luxuriates in azaleas, camellias, mountain laurel, or hydrangeas, then blueberries should feel right at home. All of these acid- loving plants are ornamentals, but with blueberries you have the addition of an edible ornamental.  More...

Harvesting vegetables

A major reason for growing vegetables at home is to produce crops of a higher eating quality than may be otherwise available. More...

Star Chefs

Pink Lemonade Layer Cake More...

Leg of lamb wins Palmetto Palate

(L-r) Tim Vernon and Chef Fatback won the Palmetto Palate with their roast leg of lamb with lemon mint demi glaze and strawberry cobbler ice cream. The Palmetto Palate, S.C. More...

Grandparents’ Brag Box

Baker Olin (standing behind Coach Ray Tanner) attends USC Baseball Camp. More...

On Second Thought

Do not tolerate illegal discussions in executive sessions

I got a call from a school board member recently asking what to do when her board goes into executive session and then talks about things that cannot legally be discussed there.  “Can I speak out about this without being sanctioned?” More...

Program refocuses lives of at-risk youth

It’s one of society’s most important challenges: rescuing at-risk youth from a life of crime, drugs or hardship.  More...

Sheriff thanks Denny Terrace neighbors

Sheriff Leon Lott is extremely thankful to the Denny Terrace Neighborhood Association for providing a ballistic vest to one of Richland County’s Finest on August 2, 2011, during the Annual National Night Out Celebration at 6429 Bishop Avenue (C More...

Commentary

Cartoon

Full Story

Six Teeth, hero of the swamp

I’m just saying...

My husband is a wonderful man. He has all the qualities any woman would envy and want for herself. And I know I am a lucky woman. More...

A better world or a happy man

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

Garnett was younger then than I am now. A smiling package of optimism, he constantly walked around with a half full glass of whatever was available. Six years before I moved to Chattanooga, he had undergone open heart surgery. More...

Education

Donations needed to assist Clothes for Kids

The Salvation Army needs donors and volunteers to help local children this summer

Do you remember how thrilling it was to receive a new shirt, pants, shoes, and school supplies when you were a child as you prepared for the first day of the new school year? There is something exciting about starting fresh. More...

Get ready Cayce neighborhoods

It is time for the “Back-to-School Caravan”

Busbee Creative Arts Academy, Claude A. Taylor Elementary, and R. L. More...

First Choice Community Center hosts Back-to-School “Jump Start”

The First Choice Community Center will be hosting a Back-to-School “Jump Start” Saturday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3315 Broad River Road. More...

Sports

Cavaliers’ experience should help 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 Richland Northeast Cavaliers. More...

Local offensive stars to look for in 2011

 Jake Nidiffer (Hammond) The junior quarterback will make his starting debut for the Hammond Skyhawks this fall, and he’s got some big shoes to fill. First, he’s taking the controls of the current, five- time defending SCISA Champions. More...

The Columbia Star Midlands SCISA 3A Top Five

1) Hammond 2) Ben Lippen 3) Orangeburg Prep 4) Heathwood Hall 5) Cardinal Newman   More...

Arts & Entertainment

More than 100 area children to appear in Columbia Children’s Theatre’s production The Music Man Jr.

More than 100 Midlands children will march across the stage and into your hearts when Columbia Children’s Theatre (CCT), presents the award-winning musical The Music Man Jr. as its latest YouTheatre Company production, August 4-7. More...

Auditions scheduled for “Young Sandlapper Singers”

A new chi ldren’s choir “Young Sandlapper Singers” sponsored by the “Sandlapper Singers” will hold auditions for young singers in thi rd through eighth grades from 5:30-7 p.m. More...

Travel

Cuba? Why not?

Part 10: The beat of a new 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 - Master’s Sales

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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...