October 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Great-grandmother records her memories

Jo Ann D. Broome was raised in Columbia, S.C., during what she considers to be some of the best, safest, and fun times to be young: the 1940s and 1950s. More...

Give something that means something

The leaves are changing colors, and temperatures are dropping. One thing that remains the same is the constant need for blood. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Volunteers save Bi-Lo cats

In September, The Columbia Star did a story on a controversial feral colony of cats in the Chapin area that have become known as the Bi- Lo Cats.  More...

Melrose heights neighborhood association complains about lack of response from 911 calls

Melrose Heights Neighborhood Association held its monthly meeting Monday, October 8. More...

Mayor steve Benjamin to address north columbia residents

The Eau Claire Community Council will host Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin on Tuesday, October 23 at the Council’s Quarterly Meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Eau Claire Print Building, 3907 Ensor Avenue in North Columbia.  More...

Education

Blythewood high school 2012 s.c. state fair art winners

Ben Campbell - Self Portrait Painting Honorable Mention (No digital copy of Ben Campbell's work is available at this time.)   More...

Twenty-four team robot Basketball competition coming to irmo high this saturday

FIRST Robotics Competition teams from Lexington/ Richland 5 and Richland 1 are joining forces to host 24 robots in one of the premier fall competitions in the entire South. More...

Toddlers and Teddy Bears at st. John neumann catholic school

St. John Neumann Catholic School recently celebrated preschoolers moving up to kindergarten with a Teddy Bear Picnic. More...

Sports

Skyhawks run away from Ben Lippen in the third quarter

A solid running game led by Quayshon Myers’s 214 yards and three touchdowns helped the six-time defending SCISA 3A champion Hammond Skyhawks (8-0) escape Ben Lippen (2- 5) with a 33-14 victory Friday, October 5 at Hathaway- Weeber Stadium on th More...

Special-teams breakdown costs Vikings

Blythewood’s Bengals fired the first salvo in the race to claim Region IV-4A supremacy launching big plays on offense and special teams to beat the Spring Valley Vikings 42-27 on Friday, October 5 at Blythewood Stadium. More...

High school football

Week 7 Stats

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Arts & Entertainment

Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet to perform at faM fest october 20

The Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties has announced that BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, an internationally acclaimed award winning Cajun band, will perform at FAM Fest, Forest Acres Music Festival Saturday, October 20. More...

I am My own Wife kicks off at Trustus side Door Theatre

  Trustus Side Door Theatre kicks off with a powerful one-man vehicle, I Am My Own Wife, starring Paul Kaufmann who will portray over 30 characters in one evening. I Am My Own Wi fe runs through Saturday, October 20. More...

Columbia City Ballet presents Back in Black

Join Columbia City Ballet in your darkest attire for a carnival-chic season opening fundraiser, Back in Black, October 13, 7-11 p.m. at Hay Hill Garden Market. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC More...

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...

John Gregg McMaster receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Attorney John Gregg McMaster was honored with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” this past Friday, with a reception at the Richland County Court House. More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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Machines and humanity

I’m just saying...

I wonder why all of the credit card machines are all different.  I mean, studies show that most of us use our debit cards and/or credit cards far more than we pull out cash, and every business from fast food restaurants to furniture stores to ca More...

Establishing new profanities

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

I think it’s time to readdress profanity. An updated set of dirty words to deal with a more modern world is past necessary. There are new standards and new morals. More...

Business

The Vacuum center boasts 42 years of service

The Vacuum Center was founded by Tony and Lisa Bearden of Aiken, S.C., in 1970 operating first in Parkland Plaza in Cayce. In 1998, the store was moved to its current location at 542 Knox Abbot Drive in Cayce. More...

Get a sneak preview of Whole foods Market and help palmetto conservation

Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) will officially open its doors in Columbia on Thursday, October 25, and sneak preview tours benefiting Palmetto Conservation will offer an early look at its first store in Columbia. More...

City Snippets

South Carolina Plastics LLC locates new facility in Greenville County   More...

Society

Curtis Howard Dickerson

Curtis Howard Dickerson, 75, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Fr iday, October 5, 2012. Born on October 21, 1936, in Columbia, Curtis was educated in the Columbia City school system. More...

Do you remember?

once-in-a-lifetime experiences

One thought that has invaded my brain is happy feelings can be memories, too. Like once-in-a-lifetime events that each has its own “feeling” or “vibes.”  More...

Author introduces Literary Dogs & Their south carolina Writers

Columbia author Janna McMahan will introduce the new book Literary Dogs & Their South Carolina Writers Thursday, November 15 from noon to 1 p.m. as part of the State Library’s Speaker @ the Center series. More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS Animal Protection League annual benefit auction will be held Saturday, November 3, 6-10 p.m., Medallion Center, 7309 Garners Ferry Road. Tickets in advance $55 or $320 for table of eight. Also accepting donated items for the auction. More...

Home & Garden

Nature on the edges

stopping to smell the flowers

Nothing could be finer than to take a walk with naturalist Rudy Mancke on the edge of seasonal change. More...

Star Chefs

Kid Friendly Recipes

Fruity Fun Skewers   More...

Travel

Ma Normandie, My Normandy

Part 7: Chateau Gaillard Background

On our cruise through Normandy, we stopped at Les Andelys and walked (almost a climb) up to Chateau Gaillard, a historic medieval castle overlooking the Seine River. More...