February 22, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Freezin’ for a reason

When Saturday, February 16 dawned cold, dark, and rainy, most people probably snuggled back under the blankets for a few more minutes of snoozing, but not the family, friends and school mates of 17-year-old Chase Goodwin. More...

News

That’s no crescent moon on the S.C. flag

In the first of a fourpart series, we’ll be examining the crescent-shaped object that appears in the upper left corner of the state flag. More...

Historic Columbia

Artifacts of the Week   Copeland/Derby style porcelain dinner plate featuring hand-painted polychrome design of exotic birds, circa 1815. More...

What will you do when the time comes?

Part 4

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

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council takes care of business

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, February 19. Council members present were Sam Davis, Leona Plough, Tameika Isaac Devine, Brian Newman, Cameron Runyan, Moe Baddourah, and Mayor Steve Benjamin.  More...

Olympia Cemetery gets new fence

On Friday February 15, the Olympia Cemetery Association held an event to present the completion of 1,040 feet of black, vinyl, chain link fence at the front of Olympia Cemetery. More...

Richland County Council hears from the community

During the Richland County Council meeting, February 19, Councilman Norman Jackson was allowed personal privilege to announce he was no longer fighting to save his position as an elected official for Richland County and simultaneously working for the More...

Society

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Miller Lee celebrate 50 years of marriage

Patty and Frank Lee are celebrating 50 years of marriage, memories, and devotion. More...

Robert Keller West

Graveside service with Masonic Rites for Robert Keller West, 83, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 17, 2013, in Southland Memorial Gardens, officiated by the Reverend LaVaughn Keisler and the Reverend G. Reginald Cruse. More...

Bay Blossom Garden Club member wins five first place awards

Mrs. Sallie Spade ( John David), member of Bay Blossom Garden Club, won five first place awards at the Mid Carolina Camellia Society’s winter show February 10 and 11 in Columbia. More...

Events

Events

•ART  City Art Gallery will present a body of work by Robert Ariail, the recent recipient of the 2012 Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor’s Award for the Arts for Individual Artist with opening reception for the artist March 7, 5– More...

Arts & Entertainment

Palmetto Opera uses local talent

Palmetto Opera will present Puccini’s Tosca March 2, 7 p.m. at The Koger Center.  More...

Tense deliberations of 12 Angry Jurors begin February 28

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of SC will present the provocative courtroom drama 12 Angry Jurors, February 28–March 3 at Benson Theatre.  More...

Theatre SC prepares classic farce Boeing- Boeing for take-off

Buckle up and prepare for high-flying hijinks as Theatre SC presents the classic farce Boeing- Boeing February 22–March 2 at Longstreet Theatre.   More...

Travel

Ma Normandie, My Normandy

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Labyrinths have been discovered in Cretan, Egyptian, Etruscan, Indian, Jewish, Saxon, and even Native American (Indian) artifacts. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

Marli Drum, the super intendent of the Animal Services Division in Columbia, with the Pet of the Week. More...

Rock school students perform benefit for Children’s Cancer Fondation

Teenage students from the Columbia Arts Academy Rock Band program will perform a benefit concert at Jillian’s in the Vista Sunday, March 3. The concert is family friendly, open to all ages and admission is free. More...

State license tag honors Gamecock baseball team

My Carolina Alumni Association, in conjunction with the University of South Carolina Athletics Department, will offer alumni and fans the opportunity to show their school pride by purchasing a state license tag honoring the Gamecock baseball team&rsq More...

Commentary

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To the Funny Farm

I’m just saying...

It’s happened again.  I’ve once again made a complete and total fool of myself in front of my neighbors.  More...

Beer is okay

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

There in black and white, the information every real man has been awaiting since John Wayne died. Nutritionist Dr. Kathryn O’Sullivan wrote a scientific review stating quite plainly that beer doesn’t cause beer guts. More...

Business

A Coffee Shop with Perks

Former Miss Winston Cup is now filling coffee cups

Art Weinstein wrote in an article for NASCAR Winston Cup Illustrated back in October of 2000, “Renee Perks, a.k.a., Miss Winston, has more moves at a Winston Cup track than Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon combined. More...

City Snippets

2013 Famously Hot New Year brings millions to Main Street   More...

Folks about town

Jermaine Sims and Melanie Jones have joined ERA Wilder Realty as agents.  LRADAC was honored as a key partner by Goodwill Industries.   More...

Education

Timmerman Middle School wins SCISA Region 3 Quiz Bowl title

The Timmerman Middle School Quiz Bowl Team won the 2013 SCISA Regional Championship in Sumter, SC February 12. More...

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School welcomes new upper school head

Christopher Hinchey will be assuming the position of Upper School head at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School July 1, 2013. More...

Two students named candidates for Presidential Award

Two Richland Two students have been named candidates for the 2013 Presidential Scholars Program, which recognizes and honors some of the nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. The students are Courtney S. Noh and Jae H. More...

Sports

Vikings survive first round

Spring Valley’s Dominique Taylor and P.J. More...

Yellow Jackets crush Clover

Justin McKie scored a game-high 24 points and led the Irmo Jackets to an easy 68-30 first round win against the visiting Clover Blue Eagles in the boys’ Class 4A playoffs Wednesday, February 13.  More...

Lady Generals oust Spring Valley

The Wade Hampton Lady Generals made it to the 3A state basketball finals last year, where they lost to Dreher in the title game. More...

Home & Garden

Kline, Iron & Steel turns into A Lot of Wildflowers

Stopping to smell the flowers

Columbia’s gateway corner of Gervais and Huger has a beautiful new tenant. More...

Star Chefs

Braised Baby Artichokes with Olives   More...

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Notice  Docket No.  SU13p0322eA iNfoRMAl pRoBAte pUBlicAtioN Notice commonwealth of Massachusetts  Suffolk county probate and family court estate of: lillie Bell Brown  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...