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The Symphony League invites you to its Valentine Ball to benefit the SC Philharmonic

Symphony league, a proud benefactor of the South Carolina Philharmonic, contributes over $30,000 each year to support the South Carolina Philharmonic and to increase awareness of the performing arts in the community.  More...

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God on email

I’m just saying...

I don’t think God uses email.  I guess a lot of folks do though because I keep getting these prayers and blessings and power-point shows that tell me that if I don’t pass them on to a dozen or more people that I am not a Christian a More...

The sensitive man

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

Jerry was a work friend of mine a decade ago. Good at racquetball, bad at golf, he loved to drink beer and discuss life. Nearly the perfect companion. He grew up in the Swingin’ 70s and never quite moved beyond. More...

Business

Taboo apparently taboo

What began as an adult novelties shop with a business license on December 4, the location 4716 Devine Street near the Rosewood Extension, may be available again.  More...

Briefs

Palmetto Trust takes Walmart’s $50,000   More...

Folks about town

Allison Pena, audit manager and director of small business services, and Matt Joy, senior accountant with The Hobbs Group, P. A., have received the CPA designation from the South Carolina Board of Accountancy. More...

Society

Miss Brewer and Mr. King marry December 30, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Isaac King were married December 30, 2011, at six o’clock in the evening at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina. The marriage is announced by Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Thomas Brewer, the bride’s parents. More...

Events

Historic Columbia Foundation offers lecture series on history of Columbia

In honor of its 50th Anniversary as an organization, Historic Columbia Foundation will offer a three-part Lecture Series on the history of Columbia, South Carolina.  More...

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...

Carolina Children’s Garden and Conservation Station offers winter programs and activities

Even though it is winter, there are still have some exciting programs happening at the Carolina Children’s Garden and Conservation Station. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Workshop Theatre assembles popular local theatre artists for John and Jen

A moving and entertaining story about family

Workshop Theatre is returning in the New Year with a moving, haunting, and entertaining musical about family ties as J ohn and Jen takes the stage. The curtain rises on John and Jen at 8 p.m. More...

Palmetto Opera presents La Traviata March 3

Palmetto Opera will present Verdi’s La Traviata at the Koger Center, March 3, at 7 p.m., performed by the international opera company Teatro Li r ico D'Europa, with artistic director, Georgio Lalov  Ticket s may be purchased online at Capi More...

“An Egg a Day” drawings on display at Richland County Library

The Richland County Public Library will feature a special exhibition entitled “An Egg a Day: Drawings by Phil Burns,” in the Gallery of the Main Library, 1431 Assembly Street, through March 4.  More...

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Notice of  UNclAiMeD  VeHicleS/pUBlic  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...

Dance magazine picks Pavlovich protégé as one of “2012 25 to Watch”

Brooklyn Mack of Elgin and former student of Radenko Pavlovich, director of the Columbia Classical Ballet, was picked as one of “2012 25 to Watch” by Dance magazine. More...

Richland School District One wins awards for

effective process and use of property and casualty claims.

Richland One has been recognized by the S.C. More...

On Second Thought

Save the males

Memo to men: if you want to father a healthy child, keep your laptop off your lap. More...

Be careful with home heating fires

As overnight temperatures have been below freezing for the last three nights, Chief Aubrey Jenkins of the Columbia-Richland Fire Department cautions citizens that some heat sources that comfort us also represent a leading cause of U. S. More...

Local Red Cross on the scene assisting resident after home fire

The local Red Cross responded to a fire that occurred at a duplex located at 1007 Lynn Street in Columbia. More...

Government / Neighborhood

West Columbia City Council honors city employees

The regularly scheduled meeting of the West Columbia City Council was held January 3, 2012, at 6 p.m. at the West Columbia City Hall. Members present were Mayor Joe Owens, Mayor Pro-Tem Boyd Jones, Abbott L. Bray Jr., Eric L. More...

Cayce City Council gets down to business for first meeting of the year

Members of the Cayce City Council met Tuesday, January 3, for their monthly meeting. Following an Invocation led by Councilman Jumper, Mayor Partin began by asking for the approval of the minutes from a December 6, 2011, regular meeting. More...

Education

Satchel Ford theatre teacher one of ten selected to write new national theatre standards

Susan Yelverton (MAT), theatre teacher at Satchel Ford Elementary School, has been selected by the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) to serve on the ten-member writing committee for the development of new, updated, national theatre s More...

Body Worlds Vital Field Trip contest voting period now open

The voting period to select which lucky South Carolina school classroom will receive a free trip to the South Carolina State Museum exhibit of Body Worlds Vital is now open.  More...

Killian Elementary School students learn about Native Americans

Killian Elementary School students have been learning about Native American cultures. They learned about “Black Indians,” Cherokee, Catawba, and other tribes that existed or still exist today. More...

Sports

Lady Sharks bite Airport

The St. James Lady Sharks were too much for the Airport Lady Eagles beating them 46-19 in the second round of the Highlander Classic Wednesday, December 28.  “We just have to learn how to score. More...

Bengals fly to final

The Blythewood Bengals outlasted the Charlotte Country Day Buccaneers 59-47 Wednesday, December 28 to advance to the championship game of the Highlander Classic.  More...

Heathwood boys fall, girls move on

Heathwood Hall’s Joseph James takes a shot against First Baptist at the Highlander Classic. Heathwood fel l 63- 60 to the Hur r icanes. James led the Highlanders with 26 points. More...

Home & Garden

Star Chefs

Debutante Cake 1 can (395 g) sweetened condensed milk4 large eggsScant 1 cup all-purpose flour1/2 Tbsp. baking powder3-4 Tbsp. unsalted butter,melted and cooled4-5 drops red food coloringPowdered sugar, for dusting More...

Flowers for the Debutante Ball

Stopping to smell the flowers

Several weeks ago The Star introduced the belles of the S.C. Debutante Ball held at the Forest Lake Country Club. More...

Travel

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

Part 6: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Linda and I continued our 5L Tour in Concord at the famous Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. This is not Washington Irving’s Sleepy Hollow, home of the headless horseman. More...