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Food from the Heart is March 9

On Saturday, March 9, 2013, over 500 volunteers from Shandon Baptist Church and Northside Baptist Church will join together for their 5th Annual Food from the Heart one-day food drive. More...

Historic Columbia

When most people think of women’s institutions of higher learning in Columbia, they typically envision Columbia College. More...

We have choices for dignified, meaningful, and affordable funerals

Part II: Burial Series

Consumer protection vital for purchasers of preneed contracts, consumer advocates say   Last year, a grand jury indicted a Piedmont funeral home on more than 100 counts of violating the Preneed Funeral Contracts Law and breach of trust with frau More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County Council holds on to Appearance Commisision until new budget

During the Richland County Council meeting March 5, Lexington Richland Five School Board member Kim Murphy, who is also the chairperson of the Appearance Commission, spoke against the abolition of that commission during a public hearing. More...

Almost 600 cemeteries identified in county-wide survey

Some 550 cemeteries worthy of preservation in Richland County— about one for every mile and a half— have been identified, according to a report by Coroner Gary Watts and Chicora Foundation Director Mike Trinkley.  The Columbia Counci More...

West Columbia City Council recognizes police officers and approves consumption of wine at festivals

West Columbia City Council met March 5, 2013. Members present were Mayor Joe Owens, Mayor Pro-Tem Boyd Jones, Abbott L. Bray, Jr., Eric L. Fowler, Casey Jordan Hallman, L. Dale Harley, Tommy Parler, B.J. Unthank, and Teddy Wingard.  More...

Society

Columbia Bridge Club finds a new home

The Columbia Bridge Club (CBC) was chartered with the Secretary of State in 1957. More...

Ruth Elizabeth Gambill Miller

Ruth Elizabeth Gambill Miller, wife of the late Dr. Ben N. Miller, Jr., died February 27, 2013, at the Columbia Presbyterian Community in Lexington, South Carolina. She was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. James C. More...

Do you remember?

My first date

Do you remember your first date? First and foremost, I asked my parents what I was supposed to talk about. I got no help from them as they only suggested, “You’ll think of something.”  More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS  Pawmetto Lifeline’s Spay/Neuter Clinic is offering free spay/neuter surgeries for cats and dogs for residents of 29044 and 29052 in Richland County and 29123 in Lexington County. www.pawmettolifeline.org or 465-9100. More...

Arts & Entertainment

The “Art of Healing”

Each year, Lexington Medical Center sponsors the “Art of Healing,” a student art competition in partnership with the Columbia Museum of Art for Lexington County high school students.  More...

Workshop Theatre presents The Color Purple

The Color Purple will spring to life this month at Workshop Theatre. This musical about love is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the movie by the same name.  Show dates are March 15-17, 20-24, and 27-30, 8 p.m. More...

Ben Lippen School celebrates Grandparents Day

Elementary school students at Ben Lippen School had grandpa and grandma visit their classrooms and watch a special presentation just for grandparents Friday, March 1.   More...

Travel

A Glimpse into Burma

Part 1: Through a 1970 Window

Burma is famous in America for Flying the Hump and The Burma Road. In an effort to supply the troops of Chiang Kai Shek during World War II, American and British pilots flew from India over the mountains ( The Hump) of Burma into China. More...

Six years of caring

In 2007, The Columbia Star reported on two stray dogs, Shep and Mommy. Six years later, the story continues.

Being abandoned and tossed on the streets years ago, Shep, a male German shepherd mix, and Mommy, a female lab mix, joined forces to survive.  Each day the two frightened, starving dogs journeyed four to six miles to cross a busy highway to beg More...

John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court recognizes Ed Mullins of Nelson Mullins

Ed Mullins, of counsel to Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, has been recognized as the 2012 recipient of the Rhodes-McDonald award from the John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court. More...

Commentary

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Is a clean organized refrigerator even possible?

I’m just saying...

I want a refrigerator like those on television.  All the refrigerators on T.V. are so neat. When the people open the door, the fridge is spotless and organized. More...

Saving civilization one cup of coffee at a time

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

Older folks always seem convinced the world is on a runaway freight train to Hell. Old Man Carver lived across the street from us and often complained to my dad about the worthlessness of that era’s power generation.  More...

Business

Redbird Studio and Gallery: a perch for birds of a feather to see, learn, and make art

Artists of the ceramic and printmaking species need to flock over to the Redbird Gallery and Studio on Rosewood Drive where they can nest happily among their kind. More...

City Snippets

Salute to Manufacturing is March 21   Three South Carolina companies will be recognized at the 2013 South Carolina Salute to Manufacturing Awards Luncheon on March 21 at the TD Convention Center in Greenville.  More...

Folks about town

Jim Hinder sman has joined Brock & Scott, PLLC, as managing attorney over South Carolina real estate.  Mor r is Lyles of ERA Wilder Realty Inc. has been awarded with the Circle of Achievement designation by ERA Franchise Systems LLC.   More...

Sports

Perfect Foxes!

There were 9.3 seconds left in the game, and Dutch Fork senior guard Rose Robinson had yet to score a point in the state championship final.  She marched to the charity stripe with the game tied 42-42. More...

Yellow Jackets taste the sweetest victory

“The last one is always the sweetest,” said Irmo boys’ head basketball coach Tim Whipple. More...

Keenan dethrones Lady Bishops

The Keenan Lady Raiders reached the top of the 2A mountain Saturday, March 2 at the Colonial Life Area with clutch free throw shooting in the fourth quarter against the defending champion Bishop England Lady Bishops. More...

Home & Garden

Counting Birds at the Carolina Children’s Garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

When naturalists John Bachman and John James Audubon explored bird life in South Carolina in the 19th century, the natural habitat for avian species was much less fragmented than the contemporary landscape. More...

Star Chefs

Bird’s Nests  4 cups chow mein noodles 3 cups miniature marshmallows 3 Tbsp. butter 30 small jellybeans   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...