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Antioch Baptist Church youth honor breast cancer survivors

The youth of Antioch Baptist Church of 5715 Koon Road honored breast cancer survivors on the fifth Sunday, April 29, 2012, at 8 a.m..  There were several women honored that are members of Antioch. Sarah Furgess, Edna Harrison Virginia M. More...

Strolls for Seizure Control raises awareness about seizure disorders

Strolls for Seizure Control, sponsored by South Carolina Advocates for Epilepsy (S.A.F.E.), were held in Greenville, Charleston, and Columbia Saturday, April 28 to advocate, educate, and inspire South Carolinians about seizure disorders or epilepsy.& More...

Torch Club hears about “The Development of Thinking Machines”

Eric Davis continued his dissertation on the “Development of Thinking Machines” at the Columbia Torch Club on April 24 at the Capital City Club.  More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council votes for no change

Columbia City Council held it’s monthly meeting Tuesday, May 8. Council members present were Dr. Belinda Gergel, Tameika Issac Devine, Sam Davis, Bryan Newman, Leona Plough, Daniel Rickenmann, and Mayor Steve Benjamin. More...

Be smarter than the criminals

Columbia Police Officer Scott Stover, with the Crime Prevention Unit, spoke to residents at the South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association meeting Thursday, May 3 about things the community can do to prevent crime.  More...

Education

Cardinal Newman seniors receive teaching fellowships

Cardinal Newman seniors Slayden Thomas and Grace Zimmermann have each been awarded a 2012 teaching fellowship by the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention & Advancement.  More...

Three Dreher students win National Merit Scholarships

Three Richland One students are among the 2,500 high school seniors across the nation to win National Merit Scholarships, a highly prestigious honor for academic excellence.  Dreher High School seniors Christian Kloot, Jad Sheehi and Samuel Tru More...

St. Joseph selects winners of school service awards

The following students of Saint Joseph Catholic School were selected by its administration as the recipients of the school’s quarterly School Service Awards for the third quarter of the 2011-2012 school year: More...

Sports

Epic battle goes to Falcons

It’s the bottom of the 14th – yes, 14th – inning. The game is tied 1-1, and the District V championship is at stake.  More...

Jaramillo hat trick does in Blue Devils

Nestor Jaramillo scored a hat trick—all in the second half—to lead the Cardinal Newman Cardinals to a 4-1 victory over the visiting Dreher Blue Devils Wednesday, May 2.  More...

Skyhawks bomb Ben Lippen

When Hammond’s softball team takes on Ben Lippen, the final score usually sounds like one heard at a football game. More...

Events

Events

•ARTThe South Carolina State Museum’s ThirdThursday Lunch Discussions begins at noonon the third Thursday each month throughAugust, and are held in conjunction with themuseum’s new exhibit Abstract Art in SouthCarolina: 1949-2012. More...

Home & Garden

The Queen of Climbers

Stopping to smell the flowers

Flowers are a traditional gift for Mother’s Day. This year give mom the pleasure of knowing and growing clematis.  More...

Star Chefs

Chicken a la Queen More...

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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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S.C. honors Walter Edgar

Walter Edgar has been called a true South Carolina treasure. On May 2, the State of South Carolina recognized the University of South Carolina historian for being just that.  More...

Chief Randy Scott receives the Fourth Star

Police Chief Randy Scott receives his fourth star as a symbolic gesture from Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and City Council. More...

On Second Thought

Why Crown Vics?

Editor’s note: This comment is referring to the Cayce City Council report on page 14 of the May 4th issue of The Columbia Star. More...

First Christian choir director enjoys article

I enjoyed the article about the First Christian Church celebrating its 110th anniversary in Columbia. I’ve had a warm spot in my heart for the Church ever since being hired as its choir director back in 1957 while I was still in the Army.  More...

Moms praised on Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, I want to share the incredible stories of a group of extraordinary mothers in our community. More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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Cheating in church never pays

I’m just saying...

Mother’s Day will be a very hard day this year. More...

Singing about Mom

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

One recent morning I searched frantically for something to listen to on satellite radio. My usual selections were unacceptable, so I reluctantly punched the button for 60’s tunes. More...

Business

Devine Foods

serving small town Greek food to Columbians for 25 years

Angelo and Georgia Trifos, both of Greece, met in Nova Scotia, Canada, and moved to Columbia in 1987 to open Devine Foods, the popular Greek restaurant located in the Shandon neighborhood near Five Points.  More...

The Columbia Star presents the Bob Ford Excellence Award

The Bob Ford Excellence Award has been established by The Columbia Star staff to honor the late Bob Ford who for 20 year wrote the column “Call the Cops” that was published in The Columbi More...

City Snippets

World’s largest lizards at Riverbanks Zoo   More...

Society

Miss Hope and Mr. Marino plan October wedding

Heidi Darr-Hope and Stuart Hope are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Lindsay Hope to Stephen Daniel Marino. He is the son of Victoria and Anthony Marino of Malvern, Pennsylvania.  More...

Do you remember?

Do you remember your first date? First and foremost, I asked my parents what I was supposed to talk about. I got no help from them as they only suggested, “You’ll think of something.”  More...

Shandon Quilt Group holds trunk show May 1

The Shandon Quilt Group presented a quilt trunk show at an X-tra Years of Zest luncheon May 1 at Shandon Presbyterian Church. More...

Arts & Entertainment

The Orchestra ROCKS!

The Symphony League is an organization of women and men throughout the Midlands who support the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra and advocate the musical arts associated with the Philharmonic, both financially and philosophically.  More...

South Carolina Book Festival marks 16th year

Bestselling author Pat Conroy will be among the headliners at the 16th annual SC Book Festival which will be held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center from May 18 through May 20, 2012. More...

Travel

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

Conclusion: L.L. Bean started with a boot

“ We have to stop at L.L. Bean’s,” Linda said as we pulled out of New Harbor, Maine. I agreed and we headed straight to Freeport where Leon Leonwood Bean sold his first pair of boots in 1912.  More...