August 26, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Calvin makes a full house

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden now has a full house—of giraffes, that is— following the birth of calf number two on July 27.  The now four-weekold giraffe was the second born at Riverbanks in July ( the other on July 11), bringing the zoo More...

Granby Chapter DAR honors Quiet Hero

Merry Ann Wright, Richard Cosby, and Pamela Wright More...

News

SUMC welcomes new minister of music

Eddie Huss has joined Shandon United Methodist Church as the minister of music and arts. Prior to coming to Shandon, he was director of music at First Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. More...

Record broken at SUMC blood drive

Phillip Bence gives blood at the Shandon Methodist United Methodist Church blood drive. With him from the American Red Cross is Joyce O’Leary. More...

Shop for a cause

Macy’s shoppers can save 25 percent on most of their purchases during the August 27th Shop for a Cause program, and help a worthy cause at the same time.  More...

Government / Neighborhood

Groucho’s celebrates 70th year

When Harold “Groucho” Miller hit Columbia back in 1941, all he had to start a business was a handful of original recipes he devised while growing up in a Philadelphia orphanage.  More...

Kellie Pickler and Barry Michael to perform for Salute the Troops

Operation Homefront of South Carolina, a non profit organization that provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our services members and wounded warriors, in conjunction with Fort Jackson, will host a star-studded evening o More...

Business

Senator brings Rotary up to date

Senator Lindsey Graham spoke to a full house at the Columbia Rotary Club luncheon Monday, August 22. More...

Briefs

Walker throws hat into Irmo’s ring   More...

Folks about town

Healthy Learners, a South Carolina charity serving school children in Allendale, Dillon, Georgetown, Greenwood, and the Midlands, has been identified as the charity of the month by the philanthropic organization, The Five Dollar Project. More...

Society

Granby Chapter DAR honors Quiet Hero

The Lexington Granby Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, was honored to nominate Richard Cosby for the Americanism Award of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. More...

Peter Linder

Peter Linder, 68, passed away in Columbia, South Carolina on August 20, 2011. More...

The Red-headed Redneck from Red Bank discusses burning of Lexington

Dean Hunt, who describes himself as a red-headed, redneck from Red Bank, headlined the S.C. Archives and History Foundation Lunch and Learn program August 16. More...

Events

Events

ART  L.C. Carson’s art can be seen through January 15 in the South Carolina State Museum’s exhibit Uncommon Folk: Folk Art from the South Carolina State Museum Collection. www.southcarolinastatemuseum.org.   More...

Arts & Entertainment

Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet 2011/2012 Season

The Breath of Life Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of theKing James BibleAnd the Lord God formed man of the dustof the ground, and breathed into his nostrilsthe breath of life - Genesis 2.7September 23, 24, and 25, 7:30 p.m., limitedseating, reserv More...

Columbia Music Festival Association presents The 30th Annual Ye Olde Liz Wessels Pub Night

Columbia Music Festival Association ( CMFA) will hold the 30th annual Lize Wessels PUB NIGHT, February 4, 2012, at 7: 30 p. m. at the CMFA Arts- Space. 914 Pulaski Street, Columbia, SC. More...

Travel

Cuba? Why not?

Part 14: Hemingway in Cuba: Papa loved to fish the Gulf Stream

Note: This series first appeared in The Columbia Star in 2001 soon after Warner and I returned from an illegal trip to Cuba. More...

High school football season begins

Dreher quarterback Joe Fennessy scrambles to avoid the chase of Richland Northeast’s Aaron Watson. More...

Imaging the Invisible

“Imaging the Invisible,” a collection of photos and scientific instruments that explores a world not seen by the naked eye, opened Saturday, August 13, at the University of South Carolina McKissick Museum’s north gallery. More...

Senator brings Rotary up to date

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, Republican, and Boyd Summers, Richland County chair of the Democrat Party More...

On Second Thought

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Keep military service out of ads

In the August 12 issue Julia Hook Rogers had an excellent article about using military service to sell things. I cannot stand those Chapin furniture ads, but his latest one stoops to a new low. More...

Keepin It Real is working

There is a ministry in downtown Columbia dedicated to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ and meeting the individual needs of the homeless. More...

Commentary

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Better to speak fox than pay $500

I’m just saying...

When I first saw the fox in my back yard, I was enchanted. I couldn’t believe such an elusive and beautiful animal was right there in our woods. More...

Spam-A-Licious

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

Great ideas materialize in various ways. Some are never considered extraordinary until after the fact; others are obviously pure genius from inception. This one was neither. More...

Education

Richland School District Two enrolling for 2011-12 Adult Education Program

The Adult Education Program of Richland School District 2 is enrolling for the 2011-12 school year. Classes begin Tuesday, September 6. More...

S.C. GED testing program bests national passing rate for the first time

South Carolina’s GED test-takers improved their passing rates on the high school equivalency exams in 2010 and also bested the national passing rate for the first time, the State Department of Education reported recently.  More...

SCSDB accepting applications for 2011-2012 school year

The SC School for the Deaf and the Blind (SCSDB) is now taking applications for its School for the Deaf, School for the Blind, and School for the Multihandicapped programs. More...

Sports

Cavaliers sink scrappy Blue Devils in opener

Coach Josh Stepp’s scrappy Dreher Blue Devils will have to wait at least another week.  A 37-yard touchdown run by senior James Huggins early in the fourth quarter gave the Devils hope, but Richland Northeast answered with two scores later More...

Hammond welcomes Falcons and Raiders to inaugural Jamboree

The Hammond Skyhawks welcomed the Ben Lippen Falcons and the Keenan Raiders to the first Hammond Jamboree Friday, August 19 at Edens Field on the Hammond School campus. More...

Jamboree offers hope for Highlanders and Cardinals

Heathwood Hall hosted its annual football jamboree Friday, August 19 by inviting three flocks of birds: the Cardinal Newman Cardinals, the Florence Christian Eagles, and the Richard Winn Eagles. More...

Home & Garden

Hollyhocks were heaven sent

Stopping to smell the flowers

When hollyhocks were featured on the cover of the spring 2011 Park Seed catalog, I was elated and hopeful for a resurgence of the old-fashioned cottage garden favorite.  In southern gardens two mallow family relatives, ornamental hibiscus and ed More...

Star Chefs

Grapes, Plums, and Blackberries Late-summer sweetness

Mama’ s Blackberry Cobbler 1/2 cup butter, melted1 cup white sugar1 cup self-rising flour3/4 cup milk2 cups fresh blackberries Preheat oven to 350 degrees. More...

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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...

Legals

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