May 31, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

New diagnostic manual aids in diagnosing ADHD

When they become aware of problems at home or school, some parents initially may be baffled by their child’s extremely impulsive or inattentive behavior. More...

News

Even one was too many

Memorial markers bearing names of airmen who died in Columbia Army Air Base training accidents unveiled in area’s first Memorial Day service

But the name of only one Midlands’ airman, now perpetuated in granite, is facing the sun again. The name of 2nd Lt. Thomas F. More...

South Carolina ranks 36 for senior health

South Carolina is ranked 36 for senior health, according to the inaugural edition of United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings ® Senior Report: A Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities.  More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Perfection is a color-coordinated tote

I’m just saying...

I just got back from a “girlfriend trip” to New York that involved air travel, so once again, I was trying to present myself as the ohso savvy traveler who can live for a month with two pairs of pants and three shirts.  More...

Redneck Food Preferences

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

The Garbage Fairy shuffled through the plastic and cardboard detritus, sorting things in a distinct but secret pattern. Then she saw the big green bottle.  “You drank a whole bottle of Sprite while I was gone?”  More...

Business

Capital Kitchen & Bath opens another store on Gervais Street

In 2009, Gerald and Kristen Meetze purchased Capital Kitchen & Bath located at 1987 US Hwy. 76 near Chapin, S.C. from founder Bill Christy, former regional vice president with Armstrong Cabinetry. More...

City Snippets

City unveils BuildColumbia   More...

Folks about town

Tim Sox received the Volunteer of the Year award from Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company.  Kristie Cassidy has been named the new pharmacy director at Hawthorne Pharmacy. More...

Sports

Bengals sign to play at next level

Eight Blythewood High School seniors have announced plans to continue their athletic careers on the collegiate level upon their graduation in two weeks.  More...

Millard named National Player of the Week

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America named Cardinal Newman senior Koty Millard National High School Player of the Week.  Millard, a member of the U.S. More...

Viking sailing to next level

Spring Valley softball player Morgan Barker (front row, center) signs a letter of intent to play softball at Columbia College next year. More...

Home & Garden

An Antique Amaryllis

Stopping to smell the flowers

If you like antiques of any kind, the St. Joseph lily is for you. Arthur Johnson, a British watchmaker bred the first hybrid amaryllis bulb in 1799. He crossed Hippeastrum reginae, a satiny red petaled Peruvian amaryllis with a Brazilian beauty, H. More...

Garden Like a Master Program: Fire Ant Invasion?

Fire Ant Invasion!  Have the fire ants taken over your yard? Do you treat the mounds and a new mound materializes next to it, bigger and better?  Join S.C. More...

Star Chefs

National is Month June Dairy

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Squares   More...

50 Years of Joe Pinner

1983 memories recorded in The Star Reporter

Joe Pinner walked through the doors of WISTV at 9 a.m. Monday, May 27, 1963. That same night, he was on the 11 p. m. report covering sports. More...

The Whitney Hotel up for sale

After a meeting with the potential developers of the Whitney Hotel, the Devine Street Association (DSA) merchants are voting this week whether or not to support rezoning of the 74- suite hotel into condominiums or apartments. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

The Columbia Curmudgeons

From baggy britches to dimple butts  Dear Curmudgeons,  More...

Part IV: That’s no crescent moon on the S.C. flag; it’s a gorget

In the last three installments, the gorget was traced from its medieval origins to a symbol uniquely and permanently tied to the colony and now the State of South Carolina. Today, this bond exists most visibly in the State flag.  More...

Government / Neighborhood

Veterinarian says “What’s good for the gander may not be good for the goose” is filled with errors

I have some concerns about some incorrect information that was printed in an article written by Mimi Maddock in The Columbia Star (“What’s good for the goose may not be good for the gander”) on the Friday May 24, 2013 paper. More...

Olympia cemetery raps the roads

The Olympia Cemetery continues to have changes. In March, Sloan Construction Company installed the roads of the cemetery with reclaimed asphalt pavement or RAP. More...

Richland County’s oldest living voter celebrates 104 years

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin visited local community leader and legend Donella Wilson to help celebrate her 104th birthday May 24 at Wilson’s home.  More...

Education

Cardinal Newman School awards and scholarships

Spirit of Cardinal Newman Awards

(L-R) Lucas Alva-Ganoza, Josh Green, Cam Tringali, Mary Pickler, and Noah Zimmermann More...

Society

Members of the Mimosa Garden Club select officers for 2013-2014

The 2013-2014 Mimosa Garden Club Officers are front row: Denise Hoft, Barbra Jones, Sonya White (president), Debbie Burton, and Shay Smith. Second Row: Betsy Howard, Jane Evans, and Judy Doolittle. More...

Story brings back memories of passalongs

The May 24 issue of The Columbia Star has spurred observations from other gardeners who cherish plants given to them by family and friends.  More...

Martha Ann McCullough

Miss Martha Ann McCullough, 82, died Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community in Columbia. More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS  Doggone Days of Summer Camp, sponsored by PAALS, the Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services, two weeks of service dog camp for youth, ages 11-14 and for youth with disabilities ages 11-19, will be held at Lonnie B. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Pocket Productions redefines the audience Playing After Dark

Pocket Productions will present an eclectic evening Old School , part of their Playing After Dark series, in downtown Columbia Friday, June 7, 7 p.m. at CMFA, 914 Pulaski Street. More...

New movie from Columbia native and USC grad to premiere June 8

Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan, the new horror/creature feature from writer/producer Jeff Miller, a Columbia native and University of South Carolina graduate, will get its South Carolina premiere Saturday, June 8 at the Nickelodeon.  More...

Travel

Siberia Revisited

Part 1: The dream of a lifetime

As a small boy I dreamed of riding the Trans–Siberian Railway, the train that runs across Russia. More...