February 8, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Chinese art expert speaks to S.C. Silver Society

The South Carolina Silver Society held its 16th Annual Dinner Meeting February 1 at the Palmetto Club in Columbia. Established in 1996, the S.C. Society is one of only three national silver societies. More...

Have tea and scones with the Charleston Silver Lady

If you appreciate the history of fine silver of the early 1900s, you will want to make a reservation for the March 10 benefit presentation by the Charleston Silver Lady, Dawn Corley, at Laura’s Tea Room in Ridgeway, SC.  More...

Golden K Kiwanis continues Best Feet Forward program

Columbia’s Golden K Kiwanis Club “Best Feet Forward” children’s program is now in its seventh year. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council amends franchise fee with SCE&G

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, February 5. Council members present were Tameika Isaac Devine, Moe Baddourah, Sam Davis, Brian Newman, Cameron Runyan, Leona Plaugh, and Mayor Steve Benjamin.  More...

Cayce City Council moves on agreement between school system and city

Members of the Cayce City Council met Tuesday, February 5, 2013.  Veteran Darlene Walton, State American Legion Representative, attended to lead the City of Cayce in the pledge of allegiance. More...

Richland County Council votes for committee members

Richland County Council February 5 meeting began with the election of seven members to the recently formed Transportation Committee, which will provide input and offer suggestions on how to spend the One Penny Tax revenue, assuming the vote taken las More...

Education

Spring Valley High School Discovery students compete in Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Spring Valley High School Discovery students competed in the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium against students from across S.C. Friday, February 1. More...

Two Richland One students named U.S. Presidential Scholars candidates

Two Richland One students have been named as candidates for the highly prestigious 2013 U. S. Presidential Scholars Program. A.C. More...

Blythewood High School honors Career and Technology Students of the Quarter

Blythewood High School recently recognize the Career and Technology Students of the Quarter for the second nine weeks, including Kelsey Denine Parham, Agricultural Science and Technology; Samuel Redw More...

Events

Events

•BLOOD DRIVE  American Red Cross South Carolina Blood Services Region Board of Directors will host the third annual Columbia Lifesavers blood drive 7 a.m.–2 p.m. More...

Arts & Entertainment

How I Learned to Drive opens at USC Lab Theatre

Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama How I Learned to Drive will be performed at the Lab Theatre, February 7-10, 8 p.m. nightly in the Booker T. More...

Heart Fever

2013 Fundraiser performance event by South Carolina Contemporary Dance Company

This Valentine’s Week come see, hear, and feel the dance experience entitled Heart Fever with the renowned South Carolina Contemporary Dance Company featuring Miriam Barbosa. More...

Carolina Ballet celebrates 25th anniversary with repertory performance February 9

Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a special repertory performance February 9, 7:30 p.m., at Township Auditorium. More...

Travel

Ma Normandie, My Normandy

Part 24: Chartres, the town

Our last stop before returning to Paris was Chartres. The town of Chartres was once the political and religious center of the Celtic people of Gaul and was known by the Romans as Carnutes. More...

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NOTICE OF  UNCLAIMED  VEHICLES/PUBLIC  More...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

OF ESTATES  More...

Legals

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Laughing for Literacy

Local community leaders are raising money for adult literacy with an evening of fun at the Clarion Hotel’s Comedy Zone. High school teacher, football coach, and standup comedian D. More...

“Chopped” Champion crowned at North Springs

Taking inspiration from the popular competitive cooking show “Chopped,” Richland District Two Food Services held a school’s Chopped Competition. More...

On Second Thought

What are the choices available 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...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

Commentary

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The Stripper Bowl

I’m just saying...

When did the Super Bowl become a sex show?  I mean I know I’m pretty self absorbed and don’t always pay attention to details and such, but it seems to me that the last time I checked, the Super Bowl was family oriented football game More...

Back to School

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

At first I thought another spam email slipped past my electronic goalie, like Nigerian royalty, long-ended business relationships, and Amazon.com. After noticing the sender was family, I opened the document.  More...

Business

Business is not the same at Tapp’s on Main Street

Probably any Baby Boomer can remember the first time they saw the movie, The Night of the Living Dead, a 1968 horror classic depicting corpses that feast on the living after being resurrected by some unknown radio active contamination due to a space More...

City Snippets

February 8 is National Girl Scout Cookie Day   More...

Shop local and save money

From 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2013, go visit the merchants of Devine Street for their first BIG sale of the year. More...

Society

Trial lawyers hold annual dinner

The South Carolina Chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) held its Annual Black Tie Dinner at the Palmetto Club in Columbia, January 31, 2013.  Samuel W. More...

Frederick D. Gray

Frederick D. (F.D. or Fred) Gray died Friday, February 1, 2013. Born in Lower Richland County he was the son of the late Harry and Julia Joyner Gray.  More...

Eleanor Godfrey Bruno

CAYCE – Eleanor Godfrey Bruno, wife of Lucien “Red” V. Bruno Sr., died Wednesday, January 30, 2013, following a brief illness. Mrs. More...

Sports

Lady Vikings take control of Region IV

In a battle for supremacy of Region IV- 4A, Cierra Carter scored a game-high 19 points, and Akia Dunlap added 14 to help the Spring Valley Lady Vikings stay on top and undefeated with a 56-48 win at Ridge View Friday, February 4. More...

Lady Diamonds are back on top

The visiting Lower Richland Lady Diamond Hornets remained undefeated following a 57-38 win over the A.C. More...

Blazers stay alive

The Ridge View Blazers got 15 points from Jose Roman and 13 from Jordan Portee to help down the visiting Spring Valley Vikings 62-53 in a Region IV-4A matchup Friday, February 1. More...

Home & Garden

A Green Valentine

Stopping to smell the flowers

Give your Valentine a gift from the heart and one that will be a perennial favorite for years to come. No fading of blooms, no wilted or dropped petals, no pesticide coated flowers flown in from Equator or Colombia.  More...

Star Chefs

Romance-in-a-Bowl Salad More...