June 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

News

First Christian Church of Columbia holds ordination for former member

There’s nothing ordinary about ordination. A solemn ceremony makes it official that a seminarian has completed the studies and work required to serve as a minister in a Christian church. More...

Teens After-School Center receives donation

Patrons/Friends of the Arts at Ebenezer presented a check for $900 to Teens on TASC (Teen After-School Center <http://teensontasc.org/> ) during its annual contributors reception on Thursday, June 14, 2012, at the Heritage on Senate Street.&nbs More...

New first aid app brings American Red Cross safety tips to Smart Phones

The American Red Cross has launched its official first aid app, putting free and simple lifesaving information right in the hands of smart phone users.  More...

Government / Neighborhood

Council supports sales tax increase for CMRTA

Richland County citizens came in droves to the June 19 Richland County Council meeting to express their opinions about the proposed solution to the current uncertainty of CMRTA. More...

Benjamin elected U.S. Conference of Mayors trustee

Mayors from across the country gathering at the 80th Annual Meeting of The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) Friday, June 15 called on Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin to serve in a major leadership role by electing him to serve as a trustee.&nb More...

Snyder has clear vision for buses

When it comes to the future of the bus system, executive director Bob Schneider's vision is 20/20. It has nothing to do with his eyesight, but instead 2020 signals the deadline for when Schneider hopes to see the fruits of his labor. More...

Education

Blythewood Middle School celebrates five honor graduates

Blythewood Middle School celebrated graduation this year with five honor graduates who had the highest GPAs of all of their classmates over the three year period at BMS. More...

Richland One student graduates with 12 years of perfect attendance

She’s a perfect 12. In the last 12 years, Dreher High School graduate Kimberly Merceda Clarke has never missed a day of school. More...

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands Bridge Creek campus awarded major accreditation

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands (BGCM) campus located at Richland School District Two’s Bridge Creek Elementary has received accreditation by the prestigious Council on Accreditation (COA). More...

Sports

Bearcat becomes one of Gamecocks’ all time greats

Before South Carolina coach Ray Tanner’s pitching rotations were filled with Michael Roth, Sam Dyson, or Blake Cooper, he had a right-handed ace by the name of Kip Bouknight. More...

Bearcats strive to get back on winning side

Overview: Despite the 3-8 record from 2011, there is plenty of enthusiasm surrounding the Brookland-Cayce football program heading into the 2012 season. More...

Lexington’s Hart beats West Columbia

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Arts & Entertainment

Southeastern Piano Festival wraps up 10th anniversary year with great attendance, competition winners, and a significant donation

The Southeastern Piano Festival wrapped up Saturday night June 16 with a concert by the winners of the Arthur Fraser International Concerto Competition and the announcement of a $20,000 gift to the festival.  More...

Playing in the French Manner concert to be performed by Columbia Baroque Soloists

The Columbia Baroque Soloists will present its Summer Institute Concert, Playing in the French Manner, Monday, July 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall at the University of South Carolina School of Music, 813 Assembly Street in Columbia.  More...

Travel

A Step into Kingstree’s Past

Part 6: Rules of Lancing

Jousting began in the Middle Ages as a way for knights to practice their skill with weapons and keep their fitness sharp. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

ArChiteCt Consulting serviCes rFP The City of Columbia, South Carolina is issuing a Request for Qualifications for architectural services for the implementation of various City improvement and new construction projects. More...

Legals

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES

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Police chief and sheriff sign agreement to ensure public safety

On June 14, Sheriff Leon Lott and Chief Randy Scott were joined by deputies and officers from the two departments as they signed a formal written agreement that ensures public safety and the prevention of crime in the City and County. More...

On Second Thought

Readers respond to “Take charge of your health”

Hi Mimi,   I loved your story in The Star about Doctors Wellness Center. It was both well written and inspiring. Thanks for sharing it with those of us “of a certain age.”  Cheers, Howard Hellams  Dear Mimi,   More...

The immorality of delaying immigration reform

Acting to build a better immigration system now is not only in America’s best economic interest, it is also the right thing to do. As a clinical social worker, I’m aware of how relationships are impacted by our broken immigration system. More...

Aging Matters: preparing for the late night emergency call

If you are over 40, you may already have issues with parents who are chronically ill or who no longer have the ability to care for themselves. More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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Farewell OJ

I’m just saying...

My husband proposed to me on a beautiful rainy August night in 2003. I was stunned when he went down on the traditional knee and presented me with a beautiful diamond and asked me to be his wife. More...

Gravy, biscuits, and country legends

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

One of the problems with living in the Bible Belt is trying to find a Sunday morning breakfast place. Waffle House and the fast food biscuit joints are open but sometimes one wants something only family restaurants and world class dives offer. More...

Business

Brittons of Columbia expands

Brittons of Columbia, family owned and operated since 1947, is now expanding its retail clothing store located at 2818 Devine Street in Columbia. More...

City Snippets

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden announces koala joey   More...

S.C. receives two awards from Area Development magazine

Area Development magazine, a national, leading economic development publication, has awarded South Carolina with its 2012 Gold Shovel award for the state’s economic development efforts last year. More...

Society

Miss McMillion and Mr. Lagasse exchange vows in Atlanta, Georgia

Leah Elise McMillion and First Lieutenant Bryan Alan Lagasse were married June 16, 2012, in the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta, Georgia. Father Frank McNamee performed the ceremony.  More...

Marley Kanoelani Lion

July 31, 1994–June 16, 2012

Marley Kanoelani Lion entered into eternal rest on the morning of June 16, 2012. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service at St. James Episcopal Church Ministry Center on James Island, Thursday, June 21, 2012, at 2: 00 p.m. More...

Shandon UMC dedicates history and archives room in memory of Betty Bruner

On June 17, the Shandon United Methodist History and Archives Room was dedicated in memory of Betty Livingston Bruner. Betty was the ultimate historian and preserver of Shandon’s great history. More...

Events

Innovative S.C. State Fair program promotes understanding and appreciation of agriculture and sustainability

The South Carolina State Fair has introduced a wide-ranging program called “From Field to Fair®” designed to educate, entertain, and motivate consumers about the wonders — and the profound importance — of agriculture in South More...

Lake Murray Boat Club and West Marine to donate “Light up the Lake” kits

Free glow sticks part of 4th of July safety kit

Hot weather, the Fourth of July fireworks and boating on Lake Murray are unmistakable signs that summer has officially arrived in the Midlands. More...

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Home & Garden

Bringing back insects with native plants

Stopping to smell the flowers

With nesting season in full swing, parent birds are busy feeding their young. More...

Star Chefs

Hoppin’ John   More...