September 7, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Pit bull thief sentenced to six years

Editor’s note: For months, The Columbia Star reported on the disappearance of the pit bulls from the Columbia Animal Shelter. Finally, the guilty party has been arrested, convicted, and sentenced. More...

News

Foundation fights hatred and prejudice

The Selden K. Smith Foundation for Holocaust Education was formed to further the programs of the South Carolina Council on the Holocaust. More...

Harvest Hope Food Bank needs your help. Send a donation to P.O. Box 451, Columbia, SC 29202 or take non-perishable food to 2220 Shop Road.

The City of Columbia is accepting applications to fill three (3) vacancies on the Hospitality Tax Advisory Committee.  This committee is tasked with reviewing applications for hospitality tax funds and making recommendations to council for disbu More...

Shandon Presbyterian youth group travels to Guatemala to share the gospel

The youth group from Shandon Presbyterian Church, corner of Woodrow and Devine streets near Five Points, traveled to Guatemala in July to share the gospel, to be immersed in Guatemalan culture, and b More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council celebrates Lorick’s 75th anniversary

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, September 4. More...

West Columbia City Council hears from The River Alliance

West Columbia City Council met Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at 6 p.m. at the West Columbia City Hall. All city council members were present.  More...

Cayce City Council discusses the Riverwalk and WWII Memorial

Members of the Cayce City Council met Tuesday, September 4.  Virgil Dillon, Congaree Park supervisor, was presented an award in recognition of his above and beyond work, particularly in helping a child on a recent school field trip retrieve his More...

Education

New headmaster installed at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

A convocation and installation of Dr. David Michael Heath (c) as head master of Heathwood Hall Episcopal School was held September 5, 2012. More...

Bethel-Hanberry Elementary School walks down memory lane

Bethel-Hanberry Elementary School (BHE) is taking a walk down memory lane all the way back to the school’s beginning in 1954 and beyond. More...

Two board members recognized for state level training

Two members of the Richland School District Two Board of Trustees earned recognition by the South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA) for achievement in the association’s 2011-12 Boardmanship Institute.  More...

Sports

Cavaliers escape Westwood

In life, it is said, there is a first time for everything. Such was the case last Friday night at Westwood High School in Blythewood.  More...

High School Football

Week 2 Stats
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Raiders get by Hornets

The C.A. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Workshop Theatre goes Legally Blonde this September

Workshop Theatre will present the trials and tribulations of Elle Woods, the strikingly blonde heroine of Legally Blonde on stage September 14 through 29, under the direction of Scott Blanks. More...

Fall into step with The Music Man at Town Theatre

The Music Man kicks off Town Theatre’s 94th season Friday, September 14 and runs through October 5. More...

Berofsky and Bush perform Beethoven Violin Sonatas at Columbia Museum of Art September 7-9

The Baker and Baker Concert Series of the Columbia Museum of Art will present violinist Aaron Berofsky and pianist Phillip Bush in a three-concert series Friday September 7, Saturday September 8, and Sunday September 9, performing all ten of the Sona More...

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Legals

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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...

It was all lies

After several weeks of apprehension and fear due to reports of dead and mutilated pets in their neighborhood, the residents of Spring Valley can breathe a sigh of relief that no pets in their neighborhood were brutally killed and mutilated.  More...

Council goes for tangible results

With a gracious demeanor, the Rev. J.P. Neal Jr. welcomes visitors to his historic property in the heart of rural southeast Richland County. More...

On Second Thought

S.C. State Museum to feature The Lives They Left Behind and Lives Behind the Walls: Bull Street

Beginning September 1, 2012, through October14, 2012, South Carolinians will be able to catch a glimpse of the realities of those individuals living in mental health institutions or “asylums” at the beginning of the 20th century. More...

Quirky Crimes from the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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Prison does wonders for faith

i’m just saying...

On Tuesday morning as I was waiting for my coffee to brew, I was flipping around channels on television. I landed on a program called The 700 Club and Philadelphia Eagles football icon Michael Vick was being interviewed. More...

OMG! My cell isn’t working!

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

Recently, a major calamity was averted here in Columbia. Verizon experienced some type of outage with its cell phone service, restricting frightened customers to only being able to text or access the Internet. More...

Business

Metropolitan Renovation Services serves Home Depot customers in Columbia

Jimmy Bartlett, president of Metropolitan Renovations Services, Inc. was born and raised in Columbia. More...

SC Chamber of Commerce announces winners of the 2012 Manufacturer of the Year Awards

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the state’s unified voice of business, announced the winners of the 2012 Manufacturer of the Year Awards. More...

City Snippets

Lake Murray Marina reports increase in boat slips   More...

Society

Do you remember?

Uncle LeGrand Guerry

One of my memories I cherish is of my Uncle Legrand Guerry. He was a surgeon right here in Columbia. He had a host of friends, but his patients always recognized his talents as a surgeon. More...

Catherine Leigh Hunter

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Catherine Leigh Hunter, 47, was held at 11: 00 a. m. Friday, August 31, 2012, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. A reception followed the service in Satterlee Hall. More...

Fido Dog Rescue holds event

There will be a silent auction at the Old Mill in Lexington, Sat. Sept. 29th 5:30-8:00,bottom floor. All proceeds will go to Fido Dog Rescue (501 C3 charity) www.fido.petfinder.com. More...

Home & Garden

Slow Gardening

Stopping to smell the flowers

When well-known and witty garden writer Felder Rushing came to Columbia last spring, he drove into town in his pick-up truck. More...

Star Chefs

End of Garden Stew  3 cups tomatoes, diced 1 cups onions, diced 1 cups green peppers,   More...

Travel

Ma Normandie, My normandy

part 2: paris potshots

Paris is Europe’s largest and most visited city, home to a tightly-fitted 2.2 million people. More...