November 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Retired teacher wins $25,000 on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”

Debbie Daniel, a retired teacher from Columbia, S.C. was a contestant on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” in the episode airing Monday, November 19. More...

News

President goes to great heights for CC United Way Campaign

Columbia College President Elizabeth Dinndorf is going to great heights in partnership with United Way of the Midlands to benefit Columbia residents this holiday season. More...

Columbia Sertoma Club sponsors 6th Annual Tailgating party for Charity

This Saturday, November 24, 2012 the Columbia Sertoma Club will host its annual “Tailgating Party for Charity” at The Coop at 1100 Key Road next to the USC Williams Brice Football Stadium and the SCETV building to celebrate and watch the More...

West Columbia City Council hears requests from community

The regularly scheduled meeting of the West Columbia City Council was held November 13, 2012, at 6 p.m. at the West Columbia City Hall. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Capital Senior Center renamed for Senator Isadore Lourie

On November 15, Capital Senior Center Board of Directors Chair Hayes Mizell announced that after nearly two decades of serving Columbia’s senior residents, the Capital Senior Center would be renamed in April 2013 after the late Senator Isadore More...

Richland County Council honors Richland County Sheriff Ryan Rawl

The Richland County Council meeting on November 20 featured a proclamation honoring the life of Richland County Deputy Sheriff Ryan Rawl, who was killed in action while serving with the Timmonsville National Guard in Afghanistan.  More...

Education

Partnership Summit connects district to its stakeholders

“The more people see in their schools, the more they like them,” said Jamie Vollmer, an award-winning champion of public education, and the author of the highly acclaimed book, Schools Cannot Do It Alone. More...

School bus safety Road-e-O winners

Parking lots and roads at Westwood High School were recently transformed into a school bus safety obstacle course. More...

Award winning author/illustrator visits Richland One Schools

Richland One students may find the inspiration to pursue a career as an author or illustrator after listening to Bryan Collier talk about his life and profession. More...

Sports

Falcons lose heartbreaker

Union County quarterback Keiston Smith threw three touchdowns and ran for three more. The A.C. Flora Falcons could not find the range on three extra point kicks and one field goal, and that was costly.  More...

Hammond finally falls

There would be no trip to “seventh heaven” for the Hammond Skyhawks.  More...

Cardinal signs with Clemson

Cardinal Newman School basketball star Austin Ajukwa signs with Clemson University Friday, November 16. Ajukwa averaged 24 points, nine rebounds, and three assists per game last season. More...

Home & Garden

A Winning Tree

Stopping to smell the flowers

We all love getting something for free. Raffles, sweepstakes, contests, drawings, bingo, and lotteries are games of chance appealing to our desire to win and to delight in surprises.  More...

Star Chefs

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Gamecock National Championship cheerleading squad reunites

In April of this year, former USC cheerleader Stephen Schiavone took it upon himself to organize a reunion of the 1972- 73 Gamecock cheerleading squad for Homecoming weekend. More...

Feline lovers provide new home for feral cats

Since this past summer, The Columbia Star has been following the progress of a colony of feral cats that were “evicted” from their “home” in Chapin’s Bi-Lo shopping center.  More...

Commentary

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Empty turkeys

I’m just saying...

One of these days I have GOT to learn to keep my mouth shut. Sometimes I simply do not think before I speak. More...

Fighting inappropriate language

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

On Veteran’s Day, while sitting in the Philadelphia sun at a rooftop bar enjoying tasty beverages with friends and family, I uttered a word that launched me into the deep crevices of inappropriateness.  More...

Business

Entrepreneur offers creative consignment opportunities

Debbie McDaniel opened Revente, Columbia’s “premier” consignment store for designer clothing and accessories in 1992. On May 1, 2012, Revente celebrated its 20th year in business. More...

City Snippets

Columbia retail experience slight improvement   More...

Folks about town

John Curnias was named sales manager of Carolina Ceramics Brick Company. He will oversee sales efforts throughout the state working with architects, developers, and general contractors. More...

Society

Do you remember?

Memorable aromas

With all the good food we will be eating and cooking during the holiday season, it’s fun to remember the delicious aromas: turkey cooking in my mother’s kitchen along with specially prepared, homemade stuffing. More...

Mayor unveils Christmas ornament

Mayor Steve Benjamin and representatives from the Babcock Center unveiled this year’s “Official City Ornament” at a press conference November 14. This year’s ornament depicts the Robert Mills House in Columbia.  More...

Expert discusses “The invasion of the Crabs”

Blaine Griffen, a Ph.D. graduate of the University of New Hampshire in marine science, spoke to the Greater Piedmont Chapter of The Explorers Club November 9 at the Capital City Club. More...

Events

Events

•ART The Midlands Clay Arts Society’s 12th Annual Holiday Sale will be held Gallery 80808, 808 Lady Street, Thursday, November 29, 12-8 p.m.; Friday, November 30, 12-8 p.m.; Saturday, December 1, 12-4 p.m.; and Sunday, December 2, 12-4 p.m More...

Arts & Entertainment

University of S.C. dance students present Fragments of Light

Students from the University of SC Dance Program will present Fragments of Light, a showcase of their original choreography, November 27-30 at Drayton Hall Theatre.  More...

Carolina Ballet presents The nutcracker

Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet will present The Nutcracker, Thanksgiving week only at The Township Auditorium. This holiday classic features international guest artists, a company of over 100 performers together with full orchestra and chorus. More...

Travel

Ma Normandie, My Normandy

Part 13: D-Day Normandy - Caen Peace Memorial

Our first stop in a World War II-related place was the Peace Memorial on Esplanade General Eisenhower in Caen. Needless to say, it was a moving and tearful event for our busload of Americans, most of whom could remember DDay.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

public notices

NOTICE Town Council of Arcadia Lakes will have a Public Hearing for the Second Reading of the 2013 Budget, on December 6th at the Town Hall, 6911-2 N. Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC at 6:00 P.M. More...

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...

Legals

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