February 3, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Volunteers keep Columbia beautiful

Columbia Green, a local non-profit organization led by a volunteer board of directors, is responsible for many of the beautification projects around the City of Columbia and its outlying neighborhoods. More...

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You can cheat on your wife, but don’t you dare cheat your dog

I’m just saying...

Well now the elections are getting interesting. More...

Never call me spry or harmless

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

A Richland County staff member, who I have great respect for and consider a fine and sincere human being, called me spry one night. I was performing more than my normal allotted weekly exercise, and my pants were getting looser. More...

Business

Amazon.com speaks to Rotary

Paul Misener, Amazon.com’s vice president for Global Public Policy, came to Seawell’s on Rosewood Drive to speak to more than 200 at the Columbia Rotary Monday lunch meeting, January 23. More...

Briefs

Not my Type 2   More...

Folks about town

Kevin N. White has been accepted into the Blueprint for Leadership program, United Way of the Midland’s comprehensive non-profit board leadership training program. More...

Society

Shandon Book Club celebrates 100 years

The Shandon Book Club celebrated its 100th anniversary with a luncheon at Forest Lake Club on January 24. More...

The Columbia Chapter of Links, Inc. partners with the SC Department of Juvenile Justice

Members of the Columbia Chapter of Links, Inc. More...

National president to attend conference of S.C. Society Colonial Dames XVII Century

President General Jan Lockard, National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, will be the special honored guest of the South Carolina Society for their 57th annual state conference in Columbia on February 17th and 18th. More...

Arts & Entertainment

University Theatre Program to stage undergraduates’ Original Works

Three plays written and directed by university theatre majors will be premiered February 15- 26, when the University of SC Department of Theatre and Dance presents a festival of Original Works. More...

University of SC Dance Program premieres Breaking Ground February 8-11

The University of South Carolina Dance Program will present Breaking Ground, a concert featuring three premiere contemporary works, February 8-11, 2012 at Drayton Hall Theatre.  More...

Columbia City Ballet presents Romeo & Juliet

The world’s most famous lovers will take the stage next month when Columbia City Ballet presents its most requested ballet, the timeless love story of Romeo & Juliet. More...

New four-legged mascot greets deputies at gym

When you enter the Richland County Sheriff ’s Department Crossfit gym, you will now find the newest edition to the RCSD team, a four-legged member named Sonny.  More...

More risk, more reward?

On Tuesday afternoon, January 31, S.C. More...

On Second Thought

The Columbia Star is hypocritical: animal lovers and animal killers

I just would like to express my offense and disgust at the pictures you have published in The Braggin` Board - this last issue took the cake.  More...

Still Hopes holds “Baby Boomer Triathlon”

When we think of a triathlon, many of us think of buffed men and nimble women donned in tank tops and running shorts who have probably never had a glass of wine or a nibble of a potato chip.  More...

Correction

In The Columbia Star’s recent story about Braille at the S.C. Commission for the Blind, names were transposed. More...

Government / Neighborhood

City of West Columbia to use federal funds for redevelopment plan

The City of West Columbia and the City of Columbia, through a partnership, the Congaree Coalition, received $1 million from the United States Environmental Protection Agency in 2009 as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for the preser More...

Money matters makes for confusion at Forest Acres City Council meeting

A special meeting held January 25 that was intended to make the process of distributing Forest Acres’ hospitality tax proceeds easier ended up with almost everyone confused.  After more than an hour of discussion, the city council decided More...

“Taking Care of the Man in the Mirror”focuses on African American men’s health

The American Cancer Society in Columbia, S. More...

Education

CIU dedicates renovated G. Allen Fleece Library

Columbia International University dedicated the renovated G. More...

SCGSSM students learn to dream big and follow their passions

Cameron White, a Cayce native and SC Governor’s School for Science and Math (GSSM) junior, traveled to Silicon Valley as part of January Interim, an innovative “mini-mester” opportunity to explore interests outside of the classroom. More...

Heathwood Hall School welcomes artist and teacher, Scotty Peek to faculty

Artist Scotty Peek has joined the Heathwood Hall Episcopal School faculty and will serve as Upper School art teacher, instruct- ing students in grades nine through 12.  More...

Sports

Eagles hold off shorthanded Bearcats

The Airport boys’ basketball team held off Brookland Cayce for a gutsy 60-47 road win Friday, January 27 as Quan Bovain and Manny Polston led the Eagles with 14 points each.  More...

Skyhawks escape Ben Lippen

The Hammond Skyhawks traveled across Columbia to take on the Ben Lippen Falcons Friday, January 27 in front of a capacity crowd. The two teams were perfectly matched. More...

Airport beats B-C, but that’s not the whole story

For the Airport girls’ basketball team, it was an ugly win against an overmatched opponent while trying to salvage the season with senior star Taylor Vinson out for the year with a knee injury.  For Brookland-Cayce, the 39-22 loss at home More...

Home & Garden

USC Students Spruce Up the Carolina Children’s Garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

On Martin Luther King Day, 2012 USC students, faculty, and staff dispersed throughout the Columbia metropolitan area to serve the community in the annual Community Service Day.  More...

Star Chefs

Garden Harvest Cooking with Kids

Mom’s Fresh Salsa Tomatoes cut upand dicedOnions, howevermany you wantSmall can of mildgreen chiliesGarlic clovesSalt to taste More...

Travel

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

Part 10: Emerson’s Home

Concord, Massachusetts, we found out, is a historical gold mine. One fantastic nugget was Ralph Waldo Emerson whose home we visited during our visit to New England.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

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...

Legals

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