December 2, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Abraham stars in Christmas play

For a camel named Abraham, November and December are his busiest months. More...

News

Brothers soar to the top

Brothers Josh and Jake Baker are to receive their Eagle Scout award in a Court of Honor ceremony January 2, 2012. More...

The City of Columbia invites you to discuss proposed changes to stormwater ordinances

The City of Columbia is inviting the public to participate in a series of meetings to discuss planning efforts to improve water quality, improve quality of life for City residents, and help address regulatory requirements mandated by the Federal Wate More...

Business

Deep ports, deep concerns

During the first half of November, S.C. Governor Nikki Haley and U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham were speaking with a shared tone to federal officials Charleston’s harbor people, and Georgia governmental officials, including the governor.  More...

Briefs

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Folks about town

Eddie Muldrow and Adrienne Thompson   More...

Education

Brookland-Cayce High School Honors Choir spotlighted

The Brookland-Cayce High School Honors Choir has been selected to perform “Side-By-Side” with the Sandlapper Singers, a 35-voice professional choral ensemble. More...

Cardinal newman School presents largest donation ever to Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner

Cardinal Newman School presented just over $4,000 to The 21st Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner, the largest donation in the dinner’s history. The School hosted a 5K Run and Kids Fun Run on November 13 to raise funds for the event.  More...

Scholarships score big with Spanish speaking students

One question kept coming up in Alma Puente- Ruiz’s Skills for Life program meetings, “Can you help me get my kids onto a soccer team?”  Puenta-Ruiz is Richland Two’s bilingual social worker. More...

Events

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ART  Palmetto Artist Series presents Tim Zimmerman & The King’s Brass Saturday, December 17, 6 p.m., and Sunday, December 18, 6 p.m., St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 6952 St. Andrews Road. www.sapc.net or 732-2273. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Sandlapper Singers Christmas concert “Signs and wonders” December 2 at Dreher High School

Christmas is for children and no more so than at The Sandlapper Singers Christmas concert. “Signs and Wonders” will be presented Friday, December 2, 7:30 p.m. More...

Character reference: A forgotten Southern writer’s work is revived

The works of a forgotten Southern writer whom Edgar Allen Poe dubbed “the best novelist which this country has, on the whole, produced, will be accessible to scholars around the world thanks to a digitization project at the University of South More...

Trustus Theatre presents daring musical Spring Awakening

As occupations and protest grow all over the nation as well as in our Capital City, Trustus Theatre brings a daring production which portrays revolution against a tightening conservative society through a celebration of youth and rebellion with the S More...

Travel

The 5L (Liberty, Literature, Leaves, Lobster, and Love) Tour

Part 1: Wine & Johnny Appleseed

Between Hurricane Irene and the pre- Halloween snow storm, Linda and I slipped in and out of New England. With purpose? Of course. More...

Public invited to participate in December birding programs

Congaree National Park and the Friends of Congaree Swamp will host two birding programs in December, aimed at engaging visitors in observing, identifying, and counting winter birds at the park. More...

wreaths Across America ceremony at Fort Jackson Cemetery

The Third Annual Wreaths Across America Ceremony at The Fort Jackson National Cemetery will be held at noon Saturday, December 10. The public is invited.  This ceremony is to honor and remember the veterans who served us so well. More...

Author of Steve Jobs says we must be uniters

Walter Isaacson, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, who has been the chairman of CNN and the managing editor of Time magazine, spoke Tuesday night, November 29, 2011, in USC’s Capstone house Campus Room as part of the Moore Business’ Wells F More...

Sweet Season

On December 8, Forest Acres will make this holiday even sweeter.  For the eighth year, city-sponsored Sweet Seasons will kick off the holiday season on the rooftop of Richland Mall at the corner of Beltline and Forest Drive from 6-9 p.m. More...

Commentary on The Theology of Harry Potter

See commentary on The Theology of Harry Potter at www.imaginationmovesthemind. blogsot.c om.   More...

On Second Thought

Readers respond to travel stories

ITHACA   I’m enjoying Warner Montgomery’s stories from our area. Looking forward to reading his impressions of MacKenzie-Childs. More...

Reader compliments The Columbia Star’s reporters

I am very impressed with the depth and accuracy of your reporting. The State should take a lesson from The Columbia Star’s dedication to excellence. The coverage of the Hammond games was spot on in every way. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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The Amazing Turkey Lady’s days are over

I’m just saying...

My cousin Cynthia is like the Martha Stewart of Dixie. I don’t know how she does it, but she can come up with such unique and interesting ideas for decorating that Martha would hang her head in shame.  More...

Predicting the future

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

One of the interesting things to watch for in an old movie about life down the road is how well the future is depicted. Cheesy sci-fi flicks from the 50s always tried to predict how life would be in the year 2000. More...

Society

The Palmetto Center for women honors attorney and law firm

The Palmetto Center for Women recently recognized Nexsen Pruet and attorney Nikole Mergo at its annual “ Honoring Women in Achievement” awards luncheon in Columbia November 16. More...

You are invited to the Governor’s Mansion

Governor Nikki Haley, First Gentleman Michael Haley, and the First Family will welcome guests to join them for a Christmas Open House on Monday, December 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Governor's Mansion.  More...

Sports

A.C. Flora’s dream season comes to an end

The A. C. Flora Falcons’ incredible season came to an end as they fell to the Bluffton Bobcats 44- 35 in the Lower State Championship game Friday, November 25.  In a game in which A.C. More...

Highlanders beat Barons again

In an early-season matchup of last year’s SCISA 3A finalists, the defending champion Heathwood Hall Highlanders came out on top again and evened their season record at 1-1 by defeating the Wilson Hall Barons, 48-36, Tuesday, November 29, at the More...

Home & Garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

Pomegranates begin appearing in the produce department of grocery stores in November from California. More...

Star Chefs

Holiday Cranberry-Pomegranate Sauce 1 (12 oz.) bag freshcranberries, rinsedand sorted1 cup white sugar1 cup orange juice1 tsp. orange zest1/4 tsp. ground cloves2 cinnamon sticks1 pomegranate, peeled and seeds separated 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...

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