October 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Everyday is a gift, not a promise

Columbia resident Emanuel Prioleau is a busy man. More...

News

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church chartered in 1904

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church on Olympia Street in Columbia was chartered in 1904 and continues serving the Olympia community today on the same piece of land that held its first church building.  More...

The Miller Plan

The time has come that we the people might do something for the good of our country.  One thing might be to lower our demand for foreign oil. It will be mostly up to the workers living in the regions around Columbia, as far out as 50 miles. More...

Congressmen receive 2011 Global Vision Award

The Columbia World Affairs Council held its annual Global Vision Award Gala on Monday evening, October 10, 2011, at the Columbia Marriott.  More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council discusses cab fares

Columbia taxi cab fares have not been altered since 2005. Inflation has held itself down fairly well in those six years, but the price of gasoline has peaked. Columbia City Council pondered the question Tuesday night, October 11.  More...

South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association president moves toward better communication

Michelle Huggins, a resident of the South Kilbourne neighborhood since 1996, has served as president of the association for the past two years. More...

Forest Acres City Council to prohibit sale of ingredients for synthetic marijuana

The city of Forest Acres passed on first reading an ordinance to prohibit the sale of ingredients used to make synthetic marijuana.  Known as “ bath salts,” the drug, which can be injected, snorted, or sniffed, is similar to cocaine, More...

Education

Brookland-Cayce Honors Choir attends Converse College

Several Brookland-Cayce Honors Choir members were selected to participate in the South Carolina American Choral Directors Association Honors Choir held October 7-8 at Converse College in Spartanburg. More...

Forest Lake Elementary Magnet School team chosen for NASA experience

Forest Lake Elementary Technology Magnet School teachers will literally defy gravity. More...

French television crew studies single gender at Sandlapper Elementary School

A film crew from French TV 1, a French television broadcast group, visited Sandlapper Elementary School Wednesday, September 21, to do a story on single gender classes. More...

Sports

Bearcats down Diamond Hornets in thriller

The Brookland-Cayce Bearcats scored a touchdown 17 seconds into their game with the Lower Richland Diamond Hornets and scored another with 1:48 left to overcome the Diamond Hornets 24- 20 on a wild Homecoming night at The Cage Friday, October 7.  More...

High School Football

Week 7 Stats
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Foxes finish off Cavaliers

The visiting Richland Northeast Cavaliers and the Dutch Fork Silver Foxes combined for 779 yards of total offense and 79 points Friday, October 7, but a big third quarter from the Silver Foxes catapulted them over RNE 49-30 in the end.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Scarecrows in the Garden at Robert Mills House

Take a stroll through the historic grounds at Robert Mills House and Gardens, 1616 Blanding Street through October 31 to view dozens of uniquely-crafted scarecrows from area businesses, schools, fami More...

Artist-Turned-First- Responder to recall 9/11 at State Museum

The tragic events that occurred 10 years ago on September 11, 2001, took the lives of thousands in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D. More...

Pianist Phillip Bush to perform with USC Symphony Orchestra

Pianist Phillip Bush will perform October 18, 7:30 p.m. at the Koger Center for the Arts, his first appearance with the University of South Carolina Symphony Orchestra performing Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concert No. 4 in G major. More...

Pets

October 19 is National Feral Cat Day

The Columbia Humane Society estimates there are more than 400 feral cat colonies in the Midlands with thousands of cats roaming through neighborhoods and urban alleys. More...

Hit dog fighters where it hurts...in their pocketbooks

There are 24 very lucky dogs in Richland County these days.  They are the horrendously mistreated innocent victims, some of them mere puppies, that deputies rescued September 8 after receiving complaints of barking dogs in the woods between 633 More...

Golfers play Bingle, Bangle, Bungle

Even with rain sprinkling on the golf course at Forest Lake Club, Junie Hickman, Jo Hines, Georgia Hart, and Betta Hepfer continued their game of Bingle, Bangle, Bungle. More...

Veteran shares plan to save gas

When some people talk, you listen. George Miller is one of those people.  The 91- year- old Miller struggles with dementia, but you wouldn’t know it from talking with him. More...

Commentary on The Theology of Harry Potter

See more of the commentary on The Theology of Harry Potter at www.imagin ationmovesthe- mind.blogspot.com. More...

On Second Thought

Developer continues to build with no regard for lawsuit

It’s obvious by driving down North Trenholm Road that the development of the former Roper property is in full swing. What’s not obvious is that there is an active lawsuit involving the property that is currently on appeal.  More...

Columbus Day and regaining the spirit of discovery and individual achievement

I sit at my desk and write this on one of our nation’s overlooked holidays – Columbus Day, the annual observance of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas. More...

Lecture Series discusses History of Forest Acres

Historic Columbia Foundation, the City of Forest Acres, and the Forest Acres Restaurant & Merchant Association (FARMA) will present a three-part lecture series, History of Forest Acres, Wednesdays (October 19, 26, and November 2), 6:00-7:30 pm, a More...

Commentary

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So long, Garcia

I’m just saying...

Well it’s finally happened. Stephen Garcia is gone. He told Associated Press that he was shocked and flabbergasted. Why? The man had five chances to return to the team and to buckle down and play by the rules. He didn’t. More...

What happened to Tarzan?

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

Looking for a third option on a Saturday afternoon, something to watch if both football games went to commercial simultaneously, I happened upon a movie on Turner Movie Channel. More...

Business

SCANA responds

In The Columbia Star issue of September 23, SCANA and its two new nuclear reactors waiting regulatory approval were discussed with an eye on safety and with a question on costs. More...

Briefs

Charlotte house sales up, prices down  For September, the Charlotte metro area sold almost 2,000 houses, a 26 percent increase. In August, more than 2,200 houses were sold. More...

Folks about town

Weston Adams III, Tommy Lydon, C. Edward Rawl Jr., and David A. Ross of the law firm McAngus Goudelock & Courie have been named some of the Midland’s Legal Elite by Greater Columbia Business Monthly.   More...

Society

A Sunday Afternoon in the Park: Maxcy Gregg Park Celebrates 100 Years

In 1905, a group of Columbia’s citizens organized the Civic Improvement League of Columbia to draft a plan for their vision of “The City Beautiful.” The Civic Improvement League brought in the architect Harlan Kelsey from Boston, Ma More...

Janet Wismer Hadwin Receives South Carolina Jennie Award for General Federation of Women’s Clubs of South Carolina

The prestigious General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) Jennie Award is the only national honor that recognizes individual members of GFWC clubs for personal excellence and is the highest honor bestowed by GFWC.  More...

Events

ABC’s Extreme Makeover searching for deserving families

Do you know a family whose home deserves an Extreme Makeover or a family who simply deserves a home? More...

Robert Mills House staged for 19th century funeral as Part of October exhibit, A House in Mourning

The Robert Mills House will be staged for a fictional, but typical, nineteenth century funeral, complete with a coffin in the parlor as a part of Historic Columbia Foundation’s exhibit, A House in Mourning, through October 31 at the Robert Mill More...

Remake America comes to Columbia

The producers behind The Biggest Loser are gearing up to remake America. Is your current livelihood at stake due to our crumbling economy? More...

Home & Garden

Best Pumpkin Pickin’ Places in the Midlands

Stopping to smell the flowers

For families looking for fall fun, there are farms and festivals with pumpkin patches and corn mazes throughout the Midlands. Some offer hayrides, haunted trails, petting zoos, scarecrows and goblins, and evening campfires.  More...

Star Chefs

Pumpkin Recipes for Kids

Pumpkin Dip 2 large packages of creamcheese, softened,12 oz. total 3/4 cup pumpkin puree2 Tbsp. taco seasoning mix1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice2/3 cup chopped olives2-3 chopped plumtomatoes, seedsremoved1/3 cup choppedbell peppers More...

Travel

Anniversary in Charleston

Conclusion: Spoleto

Spoleto Festival USA and its offshoot Piccolo Spoleto Festival were founded in 1977 in Charleston by Gian Carlo Menotti as an outgrowth of his Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE Auction schedule for October 12, 2011 @ 10:00AM at Storage Express, 3400 Broad River Road was postponed until October 19, 2011 @ 10:00AM.   More...

Legals

NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that Discount Liquor, LLC intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and OFF premises consumption of Liquor Only at 10890-A Two Notch Rd., El 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...