August 5, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Eastminster hears news of Ethiopian school

Eastminster Presbyterian Church and the school Bethel Evangelical Secondary School (BESS) in Ethiopia have a long relationship. More...

Sexual Trauma Services partners with USC to evaluate Youth Violence Prevention Program

Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands (STSM) is in the process of evaluating its Youth Violence Prevention Program ( YVPP), and the results are promising. More...

Make an arrangement to save lives

The American Red Cross and Edible Arrangements ® are partnering during the month of August to “Make an Arrangement to Help Save Lives.”  More...

Government / Neighborhood

CNN members discuss K-9 safety

Safety is a concern for the men and women in the police department, especially when they face a life or death situation. But what safety measures are taken to protect the animals that serve alongside their human counterparts?  More...

City of West Columbia to host Coca Cola Recycle and Win program

The regularly scheduled meeting of the West Columbia City Council was called to order at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2011.  More...

National Night Out Kick-Off, a big success

The Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center was the site of “Stomping Out Crime...one block at a time,” the fourth annual National Night Out Kickoff that took place Monday, August 1.  National Night Out originally began in 1984 with More...

Education

Fort Jackson Boy Scout Troop finds summer camp adventures on post

While many students spent time this summer sleeping, watching television, or playing video games, Fort Jackson’s Boy Scout Troop 89 members embarked on a rigorous week of outdoor fun, leadership training, and character building.  More...

Forest Heights Elementary School students go back to school

July 25 was the first day of school for Richland One students attending Forest Heights Elementary School, the district’s yearround school. Excited parents, students, and teachers are ready to begin a new school year. More...

Society

1x1 Design celebrates with launch event

A launch celebration was held June 30, 2011, at 701 Whaley Street for the opening of 1x1 Design, Inc., a new full-service architectural design firm in Columbia. Food was provided by Corley Mill Catering.  More...

Events

Events

ANI MALS  PETS Inc., 300 Orchard Drive, West Columbia, will host a Dogwash and Rally Saturday August 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to raise awareness about dogfighting in South Carolina. 739-9333 or http://www.facebook.com/#!/petsinc  ART   More...

Arts & Entertainment

USC Symphony season offers stellar lineup starting September 22

The coming University of South Carolina Symphony Orchestra season brings back some favorite artists, welcomes a first-time guest, and offers a concert/drama illuminating the power of music in the darkest of times.  More...

Benny Goodman swings onto Trustus Main Stage as Swing ’39 comes to the Capital City

Trustus Theatre is preparing to bring the professional premiere of Alessandro King’s Swing ’39 to the Capital City with a fully realized production. More...

Travel

Cuba? Why not?

Part 10: Hemingway in Cuba: “Why I live in Cuba”

Note: This series first appeared in The Columbia Star in 2001 soon after Warner and I returned from an illegal trip to Cuba. In June of 1968, I fell in love with a dead man. My English instructor at USC assigned us to read Papa Hemingway by A.E. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

NOTICE OF APPLICATION

Notice is hereby given that Lulu’s Hot Dogs, LLC intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of Beer, Wine, and Liquor at 2303 Devine St., Columbia, SC 2 More...

Public Notices

NOTICE OF  UNCLAIMED  VEHICLES/  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...

Five Points icon served customers for 55 years

Archie Harrell died August 2, 2011. He would have been 94 on his next birthday, December 5. Harrell only recently retired from his the job in Five Points. He and Mary, his wife, worked at A. A. More...

Skipp Pearson released from post opt care

Skipp Pearson underwent bypass surgery July 25 at the Medical University of S.C. in Charleston, S.C. More...

On Second Thought

Cartoon

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The battle for a bed

Throughout the past year, John Magill, the director of the South Carolina Department of Mental Health, has conducted community forums across the state to update mental health professionals, legal members of the community, politicians, advocates, and More...

Blueprint for protecting S.C.’s credit rating

Government credit ratings might be of only casual interest to the public, but they must always command the close attention of the state’s financial officers.  More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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Want visitors? Wear a bikini in your backyard pool

I’m just saying...

I rarely wear bikinis. More...

The liquor store: one of the great wonders of modern society

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

Experts say the easiest way to tell a Baptist from a Methodist is that a Methodist will speak to you in the liquor store. The South is loaded with this symbol of religious influence. More...

Business

Economy outlook gloomy, Midlands future bright

On Monday, August 1,the Associated Press released a report from the Institute for Supply Management. More...

Briefs

Five banks   More...

Lawyers make their case with video

S.C. Bar launches “Proud to be a South Carolina Lawyer” campaign

While growing up in public housing, Greenville attorney Zandra Johnson was told kids from the “ hood” didn’t go to college, let alone law school. More...

Sports

Safety’s interception clinches win

Blood, Sweat, and Cheers... Stories of the Clemson/South Carolina rivalry

It was the highest combined ranking between South Carolina and Clemson heading into their match up in 1987. The Gamecocks came into the game ranked # 12, while the Tigers were #8. More...

Cardinal Newman student chosen for qualifying rounds as ball boy for U.S. Open

On August 29, 14-year old Collin Hornsby will have an opportunity to be a ball boy for the 2011 U.S. Tennis Open. According to the U.S. More...

2-A Preseason football poll

1) Columbia 2) Batesburg- Leesville 3) Swansea 4) Pelion 5) Eau Claire   More...

Home & Garden

In the Shade of the Chinese Parasol Tree

Stopping to smell the flowers

I brake for beautiful trees and Riverbanks Botanical Garden has quite a collection requiring one to slow down and take a closer look. More...

Star Chefs

Mom’s Wonton More...