February 1, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Four Seasons cleanup brings community together

The Four Seasons apartment complex looks vastly improved today after a cleanup initiative last Saturday, January 26, led by U. S. Attorney William Nettles and the Columbia Police Department. More...

Commentary

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The fight is on...vegetables or chicken wings

I’m just saying...

I just heard that a major fast food company has pulled a commercial for the Super Bowl after vegetarians took offense to the trial run. More...

One hundred years ago

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

In 1913, my grandfather was head of a household that included his mother, two sisters, and a brother unable to walk. He was 21 and assumed responsibility for this collection of kinfolks when a falling tree limb killed his own father.  More...

Education

Hammond School to hold Dance Marathon fundraiser February 9

Coming off the amazing success of the January 12 Cardinal Newman High School Dance Marathon, which earned $31,000 in its second year, Hammond School is launching its first effort on February 9. More...

EOC announces winners in statewide student video contest

Four winners have been announced for the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee’s 2012 Video Contest focused on innovation in schools. More...

ROSES are blooming all over town

ROSES (Respecting Our Selves and Each other through Sisterhood), a mentoring group for seventh and eighth grade girls at Longleaf Middle School, sponsored a Zumbathon December 14 to culminate the Toys for Tots Toy Drive. More...

Sports

Hammond holds off Lady Falcons

The Hammond Lady Skyhawks took a 12-2 lead and held on to escape a pesky visiting Ben Lippen Lady Falcons’ team 43-40 last Friday, January 25 in a game full of fourth-quarter action.  More...

Dreher bounces back against Lady Redhawks

The Dreher Lady Blue Devils bounced back from a loss to Lower Richland by defeating the visiting Westwood Lady Redhawks 51-24 Friday, January 25.  The game included five lead changes in the first quarter, but players like Kaydra Duckett and Jhil More...

Ridge View handles improving Lady Cavs’ squad

Yes, basketball fans, you read that right: “an improving Richland Northeast.”  The Lady Cavaliers won the fourth quarter, 11-4. The building blocks are coming together slowly. More...

Home & Garden

The Branding of Bulbs

Stopping to smell the flowers

Plant purveyors have their ad agencies just as other products do. In 2011 the Dutch bulb industry responding to a decades long decline in sales hired a North Carolina advertising firm to revitalize its image across the North American landscape. More...

Star Chefs

Super Bowl Salsa Dip More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF  UNCLAIMED  VEHICLES/PUBLIC  More...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

OF ESTATES  More...

Legals

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What will you do when the time comes?

Editor’s note: During the month of February, The Columbia Star will feature a series on the options available and decisions involved in caring for our aging loved ones.   More...

Dreher High School Basketbal l Champs of 1956 honored

The atmosphere on the court in the Dreher Blue Devils’ basketball court on January 29 was fast-paced and frenetic as the team took on the high-flying Camden Bulldogs, but the vibe on the bench was calm and reserved.  More...

On Second Thought

Transparency top priority in politics

Sunlight has always been the best disinfectant. The League of Women Voters of South Carolina strongly believes our democracy is best served by maximizing transparency in the actions of our public officials. More...

Crossbreed dog owner offended by Cox column

I found this article (Goldendoodles lead us astray, January 18, 2013) not only to be terribly rude and critical to owners of crossbreed dogs, but also terribly misinformed and brimming with inaccuracies.  More...

Superintendent: School safety has and will always be top priority

Editor’s Note: The following is the first in a series of columns Richland School District Two Superintendent Katie Brochu will be releasing to the media regarding issues that affect the Richland Two Community.   More...

Government / Neighborhood

Mayor launches One Columbia: CityServe

On January 29, 2013, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin joined University of South Carolina First Lady Patricia Moore- Pastides, Fort Jackson Commanding General Bryan Roberts, and Carolina Gas Transmission Corporation President Paul V. More...

More about CityServe

What is it? More...

City accepting applications for Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee

The City of Columbia is accepting applications to fill 6 vacancies on the Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee. More...

Business

Fall-Outs, Wet Spots, and Wedgies

The story of how a West Columbia entrepreneur hopes to revolutionize the boxer shorts industry

Boxers or briefs? The question is as old as President Bill Clinton’s appearance at a town hall meeting sponsored by MTV in 1994. Clinton answered, “Usually briefs.” More...

City & S.C. Snippets

Cabela’s® plans 100,000-square-foot location to open in Greenville, spring 2014   More...

The City of Columbia office of Business Opportunities to host 10-week training class

The City of Columbia and Turner Construction School of Management will host training classes for contractors. The purpose of this course is to enhance the managerial, technical, and administrative skills of participating contractors. More...

Society

Soldiers are enrolled in The Salvation army

It has been said that The Salvation Army is always one generation away from extinction. New soldiers both young and old are always needed to fill the ranks, carry the flag, and continue the hope-giving mission and helping work of The Salvation Army. More...

Edward B. Wilkins III

Edward Bernard Wilkins III, 73, died Thursday, January 24, 2013. A memorial service was held January 27, 2013, at Dunbar Funeral Home Chapel. More...

This is not Confederate money

Dr. Jack A. Meyer emphatically stated at the January meeting of the Columbia Torch Club, “This is NOT Confederate money! More...

Events

Events

•ART The second “Uptown Girls” show will be held Thursday, February 7–Tuesday, February 12 at at Vista Studios/Gallery 80808, 808 Lady Street. The show will open Thursday, February 7, with a reception at 5 p.m. 360-6794. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Columbia City Ballet presents Snow White

The Columbia City Ballet opens its spring season with an epic rendition of the full- length classic Snow Whi te. More...

Connie James to perform with the Sandlapper Singers

The Sandlapper Singers, now in their 17th season, will present a special concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 8 at the Koger Center for the Arts. Tickets are $23 and $28 at www.capitoltickets.com or call 251-2222.  More...

Travel

Ma Normandie, My Normandy

Part 23: Saint-Suliac, A Most Beautiful Village in France

We pulled away from Cancale full of oysters and drowsy from beer. As I nodded off, our guide asked, “Would you like to visit the most beautiful village in France. More...