September 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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News

New exhibit at Columbia Metropolitan Airport honors 70th anniversary of Columbia Army Air Base and the Doolittle Raiders

A tribute to one of military history’s most storied missions – with origins right here in Columbia – is the focus of a new exhibit on view in the main lobby at Columbia Metropolitan Airport.  More...

Local man needs transplant

In 2009, Ken Stevenson, 48, began having issues with his blood pressure, and his health worsened until he was diagnosed with end-stage renal failure. More...

Operation Christmas Child recipient shares story

On September 23, Operation Christmas Child speaker Livia Satterfield will share how a simple shoe box gift changed her life and how Columbia residents can touch the lives of needy children around the world.  More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County Council discusses curfews for alcohol related businesses

The Richland County Council returned from the August recess fit, tan, and ready to get back to work. After observing a moment of silence for the victims of 9/11, the council immediately retired into executive session for 30 minutes.  More...

Forest Acres City Council attempts to solve mysteries

The Forest Acres City Council, at its regular September meeting, spent its brief meeting trying to solve a few mysteries, including:  • What happened to the old duck-playground equipment at the nearly renovated Idalia and Citadel parks?&nbs More...

South Kilbourne hear news from SCE&G and the Gang Task Force

For residents around Columbia interested in more lighting, SCE& G’s Kelly Arms says there are options. More...

Education

Killian Elementary School celebrates Grandparents Day

Killian Elementary celebrated grandparents Friday, September 7. Over 250 grandparents came out to eat breakfast with their grandchildren and to enjoy fellowship with friends and other grandparents   More...

Cardinal Newman student named National Hispanic Recognition Program scholar

Conner Miles was named a 2012-2013 National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) Scholar. This year, the NHRP is recognizing about 5,000 Hispanic/ Latino students selected from a pool of over 253,000 who took the PSAT/NMSQT in 2011.  More...

Little Red Schoolhouse reopens

The Little Red Schoolhouse Museum (LRSHM), located on the campus of Killian Elementary School, will be open monthly on the second Sunday, from 2-4 p.m. for self-guided tours of the museum and grounds.  More...

Sports

Highlanders outlast Ben Lippen

The Heathwood Hall Highlanders (1-2) hosted the visiting Ben Lippen Falcons (0-3) Friday, September 7 in a game that provided an opportunity for each team to enter the win column for the first time this season.  More...

Vikings handle Hammond

The Spring Valley Lady Vikings went to four sets against the Hammond Lady Skyhawks before emerging victorious in a girls’ volleyball match last Wednesday, September 5 at the Spring Valley gym.  More...

Skyhawk is a World Champion

Hammond senior Sydney Beasley recently returned from Tulsa, Okla., where she competed in the 2012 Youth World Palomino Show along with 131 other riders from across the United States and Canada. More...

Home & Garden

The Dog(wood) Days of Summer

Stopping to smell the flowers

In late summer when the ruffled blossoms of crepe myrtle are everywhere, this past spring’s spray of flowering shrubs and trees seems a distant memory.  More...

Star Chefs

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Local blogger named “Canbassador”

Pam Staples, aka “Canning Granny,” a local blogger, food preserver, and assistant edi tor at The Columbia Star, was recently named by the Washington State Fruit Commission to ser ve as a More...

Pets

Signs of pet cancer

The ASPCA says 60% of all dogs over age six will get cancer during their lifetime, and Veterinary Pet Insurance says in 2011, they received nearly 50,000 claims for cancer diagnosis and treatment in pets – the No. More...

Pawmetto Lifeline needs veterinary technician/team lead

Pawmetto Lifeline is currently accepting resumes for a position in its highquality, high-volume spay/neuter clinic. Join the team and help end companion pet overpopulation and needless euthanasia of pets in our community. More...

Have you seen Cherry?

Stolen Horse International, aka NetPosse.com is helping in the search for a horse lost on August 27, 2012, in a nearby state park. The horse was spotted last night and nearly hit by a truck. Can you help us please. More...

Community fights to save feral cats

There’s a huge controversy going on in the small town of Chapin, S.C., that is centered around a feral cat colony known to the residents as the “Bi-Lo” cats.  More...

Decoding the Black Death

USC has its own bones

Each time Sharon DeWitte takes a three-foot by one-foot archival box off the shelf at the Museum of London, she hopes it will be heavy.  More...

Spiderman helps with first day of school jitters

Cravens Ravenel greets children each year as they walk to school on the first day of class. His grandson, Cravens Godbold, is on his way to the first day of third grade at Brennen Elementary. More...

On Second Thought

Thank you to the community for helping keep officers safe

It’s a sad fact our neighborhoods aren’t the safe places they once were. In many communities, violence, drug use, theft, and other crimes can rob us of the peace of mind that we are safe in our own homes.  More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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Commentary

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A Wish to be United Once More

I’m just saying...

Tuesday was September 11 and the 11th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on American soil.  I got up that morning and expected a lot of remembering and memorializing of the event and the thousands who died that day.  More...

Dog Diapers

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

Those who want to improve brain function and slow down the effects of aging try to learn something new every day, searching conversations and the Internet for challenges to preconceived notions rather than clinging stubbornly to old ideas and continu More...

Business

Harvest Week highlights small, local, and sustainable farms

Motor Supply Co. to serve goat from Doko Farm in Blythewood at Fall Harvest Week

Executive Chef Tim Peters of Motor Supply Co. Bistro continues making an impact on the South Carolina sustainable food scene with Fall Harvest Week at Motor Supply, October 16-21, 2012.  More...

City Snippets

City of Columbia Installs New Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon   More...

Folks about town

Nikki Snead has joined The Columbia Star as an advertising sales representative. More...

Society

Neal protects historic family cemetery on his Lower Richland County property

The hallowed ground of a cemetery inspires thoughtful reflections in caring souls. That’s why the Rev. J.P. Neal Jr. is always moved when he walks near the old graveyard of the Reese family situated on the property he owns near Hopkins.  More...

Factoid

Old Quaker Cemetery is a cemetery located in Camden, S.C., in Kershaw County. It dates back to the earliest days of Camden, which was first settled in 1730, and is the oldest inland city in South Carolina.  More...

Do you remember?

Memories to forget

Have you ever had memories you would rather forget but can’t? I have a few that I cannot seem to erase from my “memory bank.”  I was totally unprepared to have two sons. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Harbison Theatre to present All Hands on Deck! musical September 29

Based on “G.I. Bob” Hope’s 1942 USO tour to entertain WWII troops, this Big Band musical shouts the rallying cry, “All Singing! All Dancing! More...

Artists for Africa raises money for Anno’s Africa

Cooper Rust, a professional dancer with the Columbia City Ballet, was born and raised in Columbia. She began taking ballet at the age of three from Columbia’s Ann Brodie. More...

Columbia Children’s Theatre opens with Goodnight Moon

“In the great green room, there was a red balloon...” The beloved story that follows these famous words will be brought to life as Columbia Children’s Theatre (CCT) presents a new musical based on the cherished children’s book More...

Travel

Ma Normandie, My Normandy

Part 3: French Manners

“Every meal will begin with a polite ‘ Bon Appetit,’” said our Grand Circle cruise director as she began the lecture on French etiquette. More...

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Public Notices

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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...