April 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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Presbyterian retirement communities compete in the PCSC Olympics

Columbia Presbyterian Community started something that may go viral across the planet: the state-wide Presbyterian Olympics at the retirement community across the river from Columbia.  More...

PCSC Olympics results

The Columbia Presbyterian Community was the host site today for the 3rd annual Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina Olympic Games. More...

Exercise class celebrates birthdays in the 90s

Mrs. Mable Norton 90, Mr. Robert (Bob) Pratt 90, Forest Acres Mayor Frank J. Brunson, and Mrs. Linda Treme 92, celebrate with a birthday cake on Tuesday, April 17 at Trenholm Park. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Fastest young man in U.S. honored by Columbia City Council

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Wednesday night, April 18. Council members present were Dr. Belinda Gergel, Sam Davis, Tameika Isaac Devine, Leona Plough, Daniel Rickenmann, and Mayor Steve Benjamin.  More...

Columbia City Council District 3 representative prepares to serve

Moe Baddourah defeated Daniel Coble in the runoff for the District 3 Columbia City Council seat Tuesday, April 17.  More...

Rosewood residents learn about code violations

David Hatcher, housing official for Planning and Development Services, and Johnathan Chambers, zoning administrator, provided Rosewood residents with information on code violations at the Rosewood Communi ty Council meeting Thursday, April 19.  More...

Education

Columbia College students share using Dining for Women model

Columbia College students, faculty, and administration enjoyed a festive evening April 18 at the college using Dining for Women’s model of sharing a meal. More...

Saint John Neumann receives award for innovative marketing plan

Over the past several years, enrollment in Catholic schools has declined forcing many to combine or close altogether. St. More...

MTC honors outstanding students

At Midlands Technical College’s Honors Ceremony, Sheldon Sumpter was recognized as the highest scoring member of South Carolina’s All-State Academic Team, thusly being named S.C.’s 2012 New Century Scholar, a distinction only 50 com More...

Sports

Bearcats ground Falcons

The Brookland-Cayce boys’ soccer team rolled to a 4-0 win against A.C. Flora at Bolden Stadium Thursday, April 19 to remain perfect in region play.  More...

B-C takes control of Region 3A-V

The Brookland-Cayce girls’ soccer team completed a season sweep of A.C. More...

Falcons fly by B-C

Jake Lewis went 2- for-2 with a couple of RBIs to lead the visiting A.C. Flora Falcons to a 7-1 victory over the Brookland- Cayce Bearcats Thursday, April 19. More...

Home & Garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

Native plants are in the limelight as homeowner’s embrace bringing and keeping nature in their gardens. Native plants are considered to be the flora present when Europeans arrived in North America.  More...

Star Chefs

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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...

Snapping turtle comes a knockin’

Janie Stancik was startled when she opened the front door of her home to find a giant snapping turtle. So startled, in fact, that she called Rudy Mancke at ETV to ask him what to do about it. More...

Entrance to Riverbanks Zoo spruced up

On Monday, April 23, representatives from Columbia, Riverbanks Zoo, and the Scott’s Company gathered on a blustery hillside near I- 126 and dedicated a green space renovation at the end of Greystone Avenue. More...

On Second Thought

Articles in The Star have common bond

I found an ironic coincidence in two articles appearing in The Columbia Star, April 20, 2012.  More...

S.C. needs better consumer protection

Recently, when I paid a company in Ridgeway, SC, a driveway contractor, close to $5,000 to replace my driveway and walkway, I assumed that he would do the work satisfactorily, and that I would have recourse if he did not. More...

Stop senseless animal abuse

I am writing in response to the moving letter by Becca Lawhead about the disappearance of their dog Knolla Grace. More...

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Sick to death of the same old news stories

I’m just saying...

I don’t know about anyone else, but I am already sick to death hearing news story after news story about the Secret Service men who hired prostitutes while in Colombia (Note the spelling…it’s the country, not our fair city) last we More...

Growing old with TF

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

My friend TF had a birthday recently. He celebrated in the dignified and understated fashion people expect from a man of his stature and breeding. More...

Business

Charlie Farrell to direct the S.C. Aerospace Task Force

Charlie Farrell graduated from Richland School District One schools. He plans to attend A.C. Flora High School Class of 1962’s 50th reunion May 30, 2012, to be held on the eighth floor of the Moore School of Business overlooking the USC campus at 7 pm. His class was the first graduating class of A.C. Flora High School.

Charlie Farrell will direct the new S.C. Aerospace Task Force, an advisory council to the Secretary of Commerce on the development of a strategic initiative to enhance and grow the state’s aerospace industry.  More...

City Snippets

Law firm adds office in Tennessee   More...

Connect South Carolina leads effort to increase high speed internet access

Connect South Carolina unveiled an innovative new broadband mapping tool offering unmatched views of South Carolina’s technology landscape that will guide expansion efforts.  More...

Society

Beloved decorator moves to Isle of Palms

“Our dear fr iend Mary is going to relocate. Who in the world will help us decorate?”  This was the theme of Mary Clowney’s goodbye party last week. More...

Miss Beighley and Mr. Dinkins wed in Eastminster Presbyterian

Kathryn Benson Beighley and Gene Lyn Dinkins Jr., both of Columbia, South Carolina, were married Saturday, April 21, 2012, at six o’clock in the evening at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina. More...

Columbia Rotary Club honors the late Bob Ford

The late Bob Ford was honored Monday at the Columbia Rotary Club for his long service to the club and to law enforcement and newspapers in Columbia. Present at the ceremony were Sheriff James R. More...

Events

Events

•ARTTitanic:   The Artifact Exhibition opens May 5 at the South Carolina State Museum. www.southcarolinastatemuseum.org or 898- 4921.  •CHURCH/CHARITY   More...

Arts & Entertainment

Grease is the word at Town Theatre

In our “Famously Hot” town, these temperatures sure do make it feel like we are already in the midst of summer. More...

Riverbanks signs book deal

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will release its first pictor ial “coffee table” book, a partnership with the University of South Carolina Press, to mark its milestone 40th anniversary on April 25, 2014.  The zoo announced plans for the pu More...

Travel

The 5L (Liberty, Literature, Leaves, Lobster, and Love) Tour Part 23: Salt Pond Preserve

As Linda and I were exploring the area around New Harbor, Maine, we stumbled upon the Rachel Carson Salt Pond Preserve. More...

CC professor is back in Mongolia

Dr. Lynne Noble, professor of early childhood education at Columbia College, has returned to Mongolia for the second time. More...