August 31, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

News

United Methodist Women of Shandon Methodist Church thank the community

The United Methodist Women of Shandon Methodist Church would like to thank the community for supporting their 7th Annual Treasure Sale on August 17 and 18. More...

Missionaries to Ethiopia to speak at Eastminster Presbyterian Church

The Ichthus Disciples Class of Eastminster Presbyterian Church invites everyone to meet Larry and Barbara Moir Thursday, September 6 in the Adult Reception Hall of the church. More...

SUMC holds blood drive

Pam Daly registers Philip Pence as a blood donor at Shandon United Methodist Church Sunday, August 26. Pence has given five gallons of blood for the American Red Cross. More...

Government / Neighborhood

CCN hears the Consolidation Annual Performance and Review Report

The Columbia Council of Neighborhoods held its monthly meeting Thursday, August 23. Dolly Bristow with Community Development held a public hearing on the Consolidated Annual Performance and Review Report for 2011. More...

Community celebrates new Bluff Road Park

The Richland County Recreation Commission is proud to announce the grand opening of the new Bluff Road Park. A ribbon cutting and community open house will be held Friday, August 31, 11:00 a.m. at the new facility, 148 Carswell Road.  More...

Pacific Park closed

The City of Columbia has closed public access to Pacific Park on Wayne Street so city officials can conduct a comprehensive study of lead and arsenic contamination found six feet below ground in the area. More...

Education

Reach Out and Read South Carolina expands to serve 8,000 additional children with charitable investment from Boeing

Reach Out and Read South Carolina announces a partnership and strong investment of $125,000 from Boeing South Carolina for the expansion of its work to serve 8,000 additional children across South Carolina.  More...

AAF of the Midlands and AAF District 3 award scholarships to Diversity internship program recipient

The American Advertising Federation (AAF) of the Midlands selected Taliyah Wolff to complete the 2012 AAF of the Midlands Diversity Internship Program. More...

USC law students help state’s most vulnerable

Each year a growing number of Americans face losing their homes, their children, and their livelihoods because they don’t have the money to hire a lawyer to represent them. More...

Sports

Eagles’ 21-point third quarter declaws Bearcats

A 21-point third quarter for the visiting Airport Eagles broke open a tight game allowing them to walk away with a 41-9 win over their rival, the Brookland- Cayce Bearcats, Friday, August 24.  More...

Lady Skyhawks win Newberry Invitational

The two-time defending SCISA Class AAA women’s swimming champion Hammond Skyhawks picked up right where they left off a year ago, winning the Newberry Academy Invitational August 25 by a comfortable 34- point margin. More...

Epic opener goes to the Falcons

If the girls’ high school volleyball season rolls like the opening match did at the Falcons’ Nest did on Tuesday night, we are going to be in for a wild ride!  Flora’s Lady Falcons downed the Brookland- Cayce Lady Bearcats 3-2 More...

Events

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Missionaries to Ethiopia to speak at Eastminster

The Ichthus Disciples Class of Eastminster Presbyterian Church invites everyone to meet Larry and Barbara Moir Thursday, September 6 in the adult reception hall of the church. More...

Home & Garden

Shish Kebab Berries

Stopping to smell the flowers

Mother nature has threaded her own version of a fruit shish kebab. The American beautyberry, Callicarpa americana, has come into fruit fairly early this year. Beads of brilliant purple berries are clustered along skewer like stems.  More...

Star Chefs

Greek Island Chicken Shish Kebabs   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices - Masters' Sales

2012-CP-40-01692BY VIRTUE of a decreeheretofore granted in thecase of Arthur State Bankagainst Ivan Roldan, I,Joseph M.  More...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

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Public Notices

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Parade of pictures comes to Main Street

With the relocation of the Nickelodeon Theatre to its new Main Street building finally coming to fruition, naturally, everyone wants to throw a party. But this event has a little twist – it will be a mobile party, specifically a parade.  More...

Community activists honored

Sam Davis, Columbia City Councilman, and Ellen Fishburne Triplett, president of the Hyatt Park/Keenan Terrace Neighborhood Association will host a formal dedication of the Henry Hopkins/Bill Manley Conference Room on Friday, August 31, 2012, at 11:30 More...

On Second Thought

Reader says Colorado gunman is criminally insane

Julia Rogers Hook’s article rekindles the discussion about criminals that “might be” mentally ill, along with the issue of unregulated bulk ammunition sales and automatic weapon ownership. More...

Give Julia Rogers Hook a big hug

Dear Mike and other staff members at The Columbia Star, One of the main reasons I LOVE The Columbia Star and dislike The State newspaper is that you allow the “truth” to be written regardless of who you might offend....I am so tired of ha More...

Let’s call the shooters what they are...cowards

Regarding Julia Rogers Hook’s column of July 27, I think she was dismayed and heartbroken for her fellow man and simply venting what many people feel: that duly convicted murderers should be dealt with swiftly and publicly as both punishment to More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Spend less time on Survivor and more time getting this nation to survive

I’m just saying...

I went into a store over the weekend, and it was filled with Halloween stuff. I couldn’t really believe it.  More...

Can Hootie change the world?

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

Augusta National Golf Club announced the admission of two women on August 20. More...

Business

Benjamin Moore Paints store opens on Devine Street

Pete Asmer, owner of E.D.’s Paint Center, has opened a “boutique-style” retail paint store on Devine Street in Shandon. E.D.’s Paint Center is an independently owned, authorized dealer of Benjamin Moore Paints. More...

A tale of two talents

Open several doors in Columbia’s bustling downtown and Vista business districts, and, undoubtedly, you will discover the interior design talent of Tim McLendon.  McLendon’s commercial design projects comprise a wide variety of restau More...

City Snippets

Gwen Rawls Italian Shoe Boutique opens in Trenholm Plaza   More...

Society

Miss May and Mr. Klein exchange vows at Spence Plantation

Alison Ruddle May and Theodore Paul Klein Jr. More...

Do you remember?

School days, school days, good ole golden rule days

I was just thinking of some of the things that happened when I was in grammar school and middle school and how different school and everything else is today.  More...

Advocate for women receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Because of her leadership in advocating for the needs and rights of women, Carole Stoneking received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Listen, Inc. and the Columbia Community of Women August 18, 2012.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

S.C. Shakespeare Company presents Cheer from Chawton: A Jane Austen Family Theatrical

The role of The Bard will be temporarily played by the world’s most famous female British literary icon, as The South Carolina Shakespeare Company (SCSC) presents a celebration of all things Jane Austen to kick off its 2012- 2013 season.  More...

Columbia Classical Ballet kicks off new season with Cabaret Night

At the Columbia Classical Ballet’s Cabaret Night, dance fans will get a taste of what’s on tap for the 2012- 2013 season. More...

Duo de Vista to perform at 300 Senate Street September 8

Duo de Vista (guitar/flute duo) will be joined by bass virtuoso Craig Butterfield in concert Saturday, September 8, 7 p.m., at 300 Senate Street, in the Vista. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. More...

Travel

Ma Normandie, My Normandy

Part 1: Family Connections

Linda and I went to France last July in search of my roots – the Montgomery and Gourdin families both of which originated in Normandy. We had found her Sosbee ancestral home in Yorkshire, England, years ago, so it was now my turn.  More...