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Grace Church of Columbia hosts back to school party

Over 100 children and families of the Pinehurst neighborhood in Columbia enjoyed hotdogs and snowcones, balloon animals, facepainting, and games at Pinehurst Park in an event sponsored by Grace Church of Columbia, Columbia Christian Fellowship, and t More...

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Don’t use your military service to sell products

I’m just saying...

Just when you think you’ve heard it all, someone or something comes along to prove you wrong.  While watching television the other night, I caught this commercial.  A lawyer was using his status as a former veteran to try and “s More...

A friend is someone who is there for you

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

The most emotional moment of my father’s passing happened at the Citronelle church during his funeral. I was wandering around in a dazed state trying to come to grips with the fact that he and I would never talk again.  More...

Education

New Richland One program to train students for high-paying careers as diesel technicians

Richland One and Navistar, the world leader in the production of diesel engines, are teaming up to offer high school students training and certification that could land them highpaying jobs after graduation.  More...

Lexington Two educator participates in Discovery Educator Network Summer Institute

Kathy Seibert, a teacher for the academically gifted from Pineview Elementary in Lexington County School District 2, along with more than 100 educators from across the country, recently spent six days at University of San Diego, participating in an e More...

Making a case for CASE (Cultural Academic Student Exchange)

For years here in Columbia, there was an exchange program known as the Irish Children’s Summer Program that allowed young Irish students to experience life in the United States away from the “ Troubles” in their homeland.  More...

Sports

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

2003: Bowden looks back at the 63-17 dismantling of USC

Heading into the 2003 season finale against the South Carolina Gamecocks, Clemson Tigers head coach Tommy Bowden was still considered to be on the hot seat. More...

Recruiting: the lifeline of college football

For football fans one of the most enjoyable parts of college football is recruiting. It has turned into a 12- month- a- year business, concluding with an all day marathon on ESPNU. More...

Cavalier chosen for USA National Team

Following a four-day trial and training evaluation period, USA Baseball has announced the names of the 18 players who will make up the 2011 14U National Team. 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...

Travel

Cuba? Why not?

Part 12: Hemingway in Cuba: My mojito at the Bodequita, my daiquiri at the Floridita”

Note: This series first appeared in The Columbia Star in 2001 soon after Warner and I returned from an illegal trip to Cuba.   In planning our trip to Cuba last February, Warner and I decided we would visit as many Hemingway haunts as possible. More...

Pets

SC Animal Fighting and Baiting Act

Under the Animal Fighting and Baiting Act, any person who owns an animal for the purpose of fighting or baiting, is a party to any fighting or baiting of any animal, or obtains the use of any structure for the purpose of fighting or baiting any anima More...

What is that swelling in my dog’s ear

When dogs have issues with their ears or really bad allergies, they often shake their head or scratch at their ear. More...

It’s a boy

Charlie and Ginger have 105 pound baby

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is pleased to announce its newest arrival—a giraffe calf, born at the Zoo on July 11.  The now four-weekold giraffe weighed 105 pounds and stood five feet tall at birth and is the second born to parents Charlie an More...

Casper stars in commercial

The red carpet rolled out for a very special dog at Pupcakes Pet Boutique Tuesday night. More...

End dog fighting

Contact legislators to tighten laws; blow the whistle on the people involved in dogfighting

Even the triple digit heat didn’t stop people from turning out for a rally at Pets Inc. More...

On Second Thought

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Financial transparency much needed in colleges and universities

On Wednesday, August 3, I was proud to join Gov. Haley and others for a bill- signing ceremony at TriCounty Technical College’s satellite campus in Easley, S.C.  More...

Treat Congressmen like Americans

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only three months and eight days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971...before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Forest Acres may get in the cell phone business

The city of Forest Acres soon may be in the cell phone business, in a way.  Prior to its regular August 9 meeting, the city council held a public hearing about amending an ordinance to allow the installation of cell phone towers on city-owned pr More...

Melrose Park needs shade to cool playground equipment

While the temperature may be 100 degrees, the temperature on a piece of playground equipment can be several degrees warmer, making it virtually untouchable let alone playable. This has been the case at Melrose Park. More...

Nelson Mullins ranks in top three among AHLA National Healthcare Practices

The American Health Lawyers Association has ranked Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough as its third largest healthcare practice in the United States, up from fifth last year.  More...

Business

Hot yoga comes to Bluff Road

And now for something completely different, quoting directly from www.hotyogamasala.com:  Why Hot Yoga?   More...

Briefs

Reports of former executive at Carolina First   More...

Folks about town

Phil Noble will be writing a column for the South Carolina Press Association’s news sharing site.  Br ian Davis has been named senior project manager for LCK Construction Services. More...

Society

Miss Leppard and Mr. Kluttz exchange vows in Mount Pleasant

Catherine Cameron Leppard and James Whittle Kluttz Jr. were married August 6, 2011, in Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. The six o’clock ceremony was performed by the Reverend Tom Herrington. More...

Adelina Kate Szczepanski

Adelina Kate Szczepanski poses with her proud parents Adam and Christina Lindsey Szczepanski. She was born June 25 weighing eight pounds six ounces and measuring 21 inches long. More...

Share a meal and a recipe

Almost every family has a favorite recipe that has stood the test of time, a popular dish with a story of its own that draws rave reviews from the generations. More...

Events

State Museum presents “The Mystery of the H.L. Hunley”

As part of the Southeastern Toy Soldier Show, the South Carolina State Museum will present “The Mystery of the H.L. Hunley Saturday, August 13, 11 a. m.- 3 p. m. More...

Events

ART  “Under an August Moon” will be on exhibit at University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum through August 19, South Gallery with the 17th annual gala art sale Friday, August 19, 7:30-10 p.m. More...

Home & Garden

The Worst Garden Ever

Stopping to smell the flowers

A fabulous food and flower garden wrapped around a brick cottage on a corner lot stops pedestrian and vehicle traffic with its colorful flowers, yard art, luxurious growth, unusual specimens, and meticulous manicure.  More...

Star Chefs

Easy Pepper Relish 2 cups coarsely choppedred pepper(about 1 lb.)2 cups coarsely choppedgreen peppers(about 1 lb.)1 small clove garlic,slivered1 cup white vinegar1/2 cup salad oil 1/4 cup sugar1-1/2 tsp. salt1/4 tsp. pepper1 tsp. More...

Sow seeds now for fall garden

Mid to late summer is the ideal time to start a fall garden. In most areas of the country, second season crops of cool-season vegetables can be grown. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

“BID” The City of Columbia is requesting Bids from qualified general contractors for the following project: PROJECT # SS6884; WM4179; SD8141; CM1024 REHABILITATION AND STREETSCAPE NORTH HARDEN PHASE II BID OPENING: SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 at 2 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...