December 30, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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SCE&G’s new roof helps assemble passenger jets At the only location in the world capable of assembling commercial aircraft with all-green power, SCE&G installed the largest solar roof in the Southeast on top of Boeing’s North Char More...

Congressman fights over payroll tax cuts

templel@thecolumbiastar.com   On Tuesday, December 13, U.S. Representative Jim Clyburn (D-SC) voted against a bill to extend Social Security payroll tax cuts and require construction of a Canada-to- Texas oil pipeline. More...

Kiwanians give funds for shoes

On September 7, a group of Kiwanians presented a $1,500 check to W.S. Sandel Elementary assistant principal Chad Myers. More...

Society

The Assembly members hold their 123rd annual ball December 23

The Assembly, established in 1889, held its 123rd annual ball Friday, December 23, 2011, at seven o’clock in the evening in the Columbia Ballroom of the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Guests were received by Mrs. More...

Humanity of wildlife, an inspiration for all

For the last 16 years, many of my days have been spent in the company of wildlife. Through these remarkable animal encounters, I have discovered that the “humanity” of wildlife can serve as inspiration for us all.  More...

Bay Blossom Garden Club remembers the birds at Christmastime

Bay Blossom Garden Club remembered the birds at Christmas by decorating a tree in the meeting room of the Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia with gold bows and ribbon and 45 gold bird houses hand made by founding member, Beneva Ouzts.  More...

Events

Events

ART  The Children’s Trust of South Carolina has opened registration for the 2012 Picasso Project student art competition for students grade 6-12. Registration will close February 29, 2012. scchildren.org.   More...

Arts & Entertainment

Actors play cat clones in the absurd and unexpectedly poignant comedy Kitty Kitty Kitty at Trustus

Trustus Theatre is returning from the holidays with a new offering for late- night entertainment seekers. More...

Home & Garden

Treasured Trees: Profi le of Chinese Pistache

Stopping to smell the flowers

For six years the city of Columbia has given residents of the metropolitan area an opportunity to nominate a favorite tree or grove of trees for the Treasured Tree Award. More...

Learn the Health Benefits of Chocolate at the Capital Senior Center

The Capital Senior Center’s next monthly brown-bag Lunch and Learn will be held Thursday, January 12, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and will feature a presentation with Linda Shanabrook, RN and Owner of Brook Health Care. More...

Star Chefs

Chinese Take-Out at Home

Won Ton Soup  1/2 pound boneless pork loin, coarsely chopped 2 oz. peeled shrimp, finely chopped 1 tsp. brown sugar 1 Tbsp. Chinese rice wine 1 Tbsp. light soy sauce 1 tsp. finely chopped green onion 1 tsp. More...

Couple to serve women in Mwanza, Tanzania

Chris and Katie Reid met while pursuing their masters degrees in social work at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. More...

The Braggin’ Board

Ryan Hirst, 20 months old, stands on one of the oldest and largest loblolly pines in the old growth forest of The Congaree National Park. Below he is with his uncle Happy Pappy Dave Barbee. More...

On Second Thought

Congress, Obama codify indefinite detention

In yet another reversal of his professed commitment to the rule of law, President Obama says he will sign the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which formalizes his authority to imprison terrorism suspects indefinitely without charge or tria More...

Quirky Crimes in Capital City

Forest Acres tForest Drive, 4000 block: Police were called to a retirement home at 8 p.m. Monday after a woman said her former boyfriend attacked her. More...

Newspapers continue to retain their value

It is again a time to celebrate the unique role newspapers play in our society and dispel the myth that they are going away.  It may be difficult for some to see through the fog of recession and digital disruption, but if you look closely you&rs More...

Education

Veteran readers at Killian Elementary School

Kindergarten students at Killian Elementary had the opportunity to listen to Veterans from the U.S. Army. More...

Ridge View High School student recognized as a 2011 Top Ten Youth Entrepreneur

Richard Black of Blythewood was recognized as a 2011 Top Ten Youth Entrepreneur of the Year by YesCarolina during their second annual blacktie gala, A Night at the Coppa, held at the Memminger Auditorium in Charleston, S.C. in October.  More...

Spring Valley Rotary Club donates dictionaries to Killian Elementary third graders

Terry Klosterman and Anil Mather from the Spring Valley Rotary Club visited Killian Elementary School to donate dictionaries to third grade students. More...

Sports

Columbia too much for Blazers

The Columbia (Ga) Eagles found their wings and took flight in the second round of the Chick-fil-A Classic. More...

Raiders nearly scale Oak Hill

The first half looked like it could be a runaway. The second half was a not-to-beforgotten classic. In the end, Oak Hill held on to its mythical No. 1 national ranking, and Keenan fell short in its bid to earn national recognition.  More...

Lions hold off Hornets

The West Charlotte Lions fought off two charges from the Lower Richland Diamond Hornets, one in each half, before holding on for a 56-54 victory last Wednesday, December 21, in a second round game of the Chick-fil-A Classic at Richland Northeast High More...

Travel

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

Part 5: South Burying Place

The second cemetery Linda and I visited in Concord was the South Burying Place, a.k.a. Main Street Burying Ground. This graveyard, established in 1697, was just a few blocks from the Colonial Inn where we were staying.  More...

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