November 25, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

News

ETV radio much stronger and better able to serve

ETV Radio hosted a Grand Opening Ceremony in its new facilities at the ETV Telecommunications Center at 1041 George Rogers Boulevard in Columbia.  More...

Nun celebrates 40 years of teaching

Saint Joseph Catholic School is proud to announce the 40th anniversary of one of its esteemed teachers, Sister Maria Lovett. More...

Children pray for 2,148 homeless children in Richland and Lexington Counties

Light the Way/ Midlands Interfaith Homelessness Action Council was formed in Columbia in 2007 by a small group of faith leaders who shared a vision to “encourage and coordinate the extraordinary faith-based commitment and energy in the Midlands More...

Government / Neighborhood

Sons of Confederate Veterans give 17 SCV War Service Medals

The above photograph was taken at the November 17th meeting of the Lt Gen Wade Hampton Camp #273, Son of Confederate Veterans. More...

WWII pilot joins in 70th anniversary of Columbia Army Air Base

Alvin Strasburger read about the upcoming 70th anniversary commemorating the opening of the Columbia Army Air Base (CAAB) in The Columbia Star and immediately called the office of host organization, South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation www.sch More...

CCN members learn about jurisdictional signs and weatherization programs

With the holiday season approaching, communities and the Columbia Police Department are looking at ways to deter crime. More...

Education

Keenan High School Raiders Rubber Band scores big at national competition

Keenan High School Raiders Rubber Band came in second in general effect for music, scored in the top 12 out of 32 bands, and placed fifth overall in the Asymmetrix National High Step Band Competition More...

Crayton Middle School art teacher wins award

Erin Fisher is the winner of the 2011 Educator’s Award for Middle School Award recently given at the S.C. State Fair Art Exhibit. More...

Eau Clair High School’s state cross-country champion makes school and district history

Eau Claire High School junior Omar Sharif is helping to rewrite the record books at his school and in Richland One.  As the new Class 2A boys cross-country state champion, Omar is Eau Claire’s first cross-country champ in the school&rsquo More...

Sports

Hammond wins 6th straight championship

Hammond’s chances at a SCISA 3A championship had not been this much in doubt since the Skyhawks had to score ten points in the final 3:18 to beat Augusta Christian 17-14 in 2007. That was their second straight title in this magical run. More...

Falcons advance to Lower State Championship

The A. C. Flora Falcons advanced to the Lower State Finals with a 44- 28 win over Cane Bay at Memorial Stadium, November 18.  More...

Bulldogs end Dutch Fork’s run

The Boiling Springs Bulldogs came to Dutch Fork November 18 and took out the Silver Foxes, 28-27, in the second round of the state 4A Division II football playoffs.  The Silver Foxes, Region 4-4A champs, end their season with a 10- 3 overall rec More...

Home & Garden

On the Shores of Lake Cayuga

Conclusion: MacKenzie-Childs home furnishings

A major highlight of our stay with John and Janice in Ithaca, N. Y., was a visit to the MacKenzie- Childs showroom in the Village of Aurora on the shores of Cayuga Lake, one of the beautiful finger lakes. More...

Stopping to smell the flowers

Mexican Natives for the Fall Flower Border

Many of our favorite heat and drought tolerant flowering plants originate south of the border. More...

Star Chefs

Mexica n Fo od

Mexican Bride Cookie  2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 cup butter, softened 1 pinch salt 1 cup chopped pecans 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract   Preheat oven 350 degrees.   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Richland County Tax Collector Delinquent Tax Sale

Richland County Tax Collector

DELINQUENT TAX SALE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF RICHLAND   More...

Public Notices - Master’s Sales

MASTER’S SALE   More...

Public Notices

NOTICE OF  UNCLAIMED  VEHICLES/PUBLIC  More...

100-year-old mom gives birth to five

One of Riverbanks Zoo and Garden’s oldest residents isn’t letting her age get in the way of motherhood. More...

USC students raise over 12,000 for children’s hospital

Throughout the week of November 14, 2011, members of the USC Lamba Theta Chapter of Phi Mu held their annual fundraiser to benefit Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital in Columbia. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres tForest Drive, 3000 block: A woman was taken to the hospital at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday after she was found on the side of the road soaking wet and dirty with fresh abrasions on her arms and hands. More...

Commentary

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You’ll never see a Norman Rockwell painting of crazed shoppers

I love Norman Rockwell. I love browsing through his paintings and getting a glimpse of life during his time. It’s Americana at its best.  More...

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

Rock and Roll never forgets

The first music concert I attended was in Birmingham’s Boutwell Auditorium, in 1965. I can’t recall specific details; my friends and I attended several in a two year span a really long time ago. More...

Business

Briefs

Economic future USC’s 31st annual Economic Outlook Conference at the Darla Moore School of Business is planned for Wednesday, December 7, 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. in Lumpkin Auditorium. More...

Construction costs begin with honorable intentions

Taken from an announcement of an upcoming 2012 Mentor Protégé Conference planned for the Virginia Beach Convention Center:  More...

Folks about town

Studio 2LR, an architecture firm with an emphasis on sustainable contemporary design, recently earned a merit award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) South Carolina chapter for the firm’s work on the mixed- use development at 601 More...

Society

Thanksgiving tree brings joy

With the days of Christmas seeming to get started right after Easter, there is one place in Columbia that still recognizes and celebrates Thanksgiving.  More...

Miss Caughman and Mr. Ragsdale exchange vows November 19, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Van Brun Ragsdale were married November 19, 2011, at six o’clock in the evening at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Columbia.  More...

Husband strikes up the band for his wife

A parade was held Thursday, November 10 as a surprise from my dad (Cravens Ravenel) to my mom(Sandra Ravenel) for her 72nd birthday. The Dreher High School Band led the festivities. More...

Events

Events

BOOKS  Book lovers are invited to serve as Reading Advocates in the 2012 One Book, One Columbia program with orientation reception at Richland County Public Library December 13, 5 p.m. bfgergel@columbiasc.net. More...

Article

Forest Acres’ signature eighth annual holiday event, Sweet Seasons, will kick off the holiday season on the rooftop of Richland Mall, corner of Beltline and Forest Drive (3400 Forest Drive). More...

Arts & Entertainment

Town Theatre Youth Program presents The Wizard of Oz

“Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” Follow Dorothy down the yellow brick road to Town Theatre as the Youth Program presents a musical adaptation of The Wizard of Oz.  More...

Juniie’’ s Back!!

As Collumbiia Chiilldrren’’s Theattre presentts JJuniie B. in JJiinglle Belllls Battman Smelllls

Barbara Park’s irrepressible kiddie heroine, Junie B. Jones has made it to first grade, and she’ll be bringing all her brassy humor to the Columbia Children’s Theatre in J unie B. Jones in Jingle Bells Batman Smells ( P. S. More...

2011 Babcock Center Christmas ornament unveiled

Mayor Steve Benjamin and the Babcock Center are proud to present the City’s official Christmas ornament for 2011. This year’s ornament recognizes the 225th birthday of Columbia, South Carolina.   More...

Travel

Where in The World?

......with Paulene Fiesta-Cruse at Mount Saint Helens, Washington

Send your photos to MikeM@TheColumbiaStar.com Let us know who is in the photo and where in the world you are. More...

The Great Outdoors

Future sportswoman

Dr. Zack Hudson and his daughter, Sara Whitley Hudson, born November 18th at 7lbs, 1oz and 19" tall. Whitley and mom are both doing well More...

Photo

Cameron Sosbee, son of Chad and Stephanie Sosbee, holds the antlers of his first deer.  More...

Photo

Former Columbia resident Mark Mudd's limit of ducks in LaPlata, Maryland  More...