June 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Richland County Adult Activity Center holds Healthy Cooking Class

Charlene Lyles, manager of the Richland County Recreation Commission’s Adult Activity Center, hosted a Healthy Cooking Class May 29. More...

Why do funerals cost so much?

In 2011, the most recent year for which figures are available, there were 41,949 deaths recorded in the State of South Carolina. More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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Take out the earphones and talk!

I’m just saying...

People are becoming too darned isolated. We never talk to each other anymore. More...

Give me a dollar’s worth of stupid

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

My middle son and I were traveling toward the Opryland complexington in January, looking for camera-worthy places; riding and talking. I hadn’t seen this monstrosity in decades. As I pulled into a service station, Chad began to giggle.  More...

Business

Art and artists hang out at 701 Whaley

Since its founding in 2008, the 701 Center for Contemporary Art at 701 Whaley St. More...

City Snippets

Judge Amy McCulloch to speak   More...

Total construction registers small gain in April

Total construction spending registered a small gain in April but showed very mixed patterns among major segments, according to an analysis of new Census Bureau data by the Associated General Contractors of America. More...

Sports

Post 79 sinks Vikings

West Columbia Post 79 sunk the Columbia Northeast Vikings, 7-1, in American Legion play Friday night, May 31 at Polo Road Park in northeast Columbia.  More...

Hammond’s Seventh Woods makes USA Basketball U16 National Team

Hammond’s Seventh Woods has been named to the 12-member USA U16 National Team that will compete in the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Maldonado, Uruguay June 11-15. The U.S. More...

Lucas named RNE basketball coach

Aaron Lucas has been named the new head basketball coach at Richland Northeast High School.  Lucas attended Richland Northeast in 1994 and became a varsity basketball starter midway through his freshman season under Gary Fulmer.  More...

Home & Garden

The Front Door Plant

Stopping to smell the flowers

When least expecting it, you meet a familiar plant from the past. This spring the sight of a leaf on a flowering shrub kindled recognition of a plant I grew up with in Illinois.  More...

Star Chefs

Mock Orange Juilus  1/2 can of frozen orange juice concentrate 1/2 cup water 5-6 ice cubes 1/4 cup sugar   More...

Elmwood Park wins first place in its category for Neighborhood of the Year from NUSA

The 38th annual Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA) conference was held May 24 in Minneapolis. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF  UNCLAIMED  VEHICLES/PUBLIC  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...

Legals

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Art and artists hang out at 701 Whaley

Pictures on the left and right are from David Cianni's opening reception at 701 Center for Contemporary Art. The middle is Stephen Hayes whose residency at 701 ended March 31. More...

Too little, too late?

City workers spread cement on the sidewalk in front of The Columbia Star this week, filling in a hole left after work was done on the sewer line back in April. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

The Columbia Curmudgeons

I vote, so stop calling me!! Dear Curmudgeons, Why do politicians seeking my vote call me at home? If I have to answer a call from politicians, you can bet those politicians will not get my vote. In fact, I may just campaign against them. More...

Historic Columbia

Sixty-nine years ago, on June 6, 1944, the Allies launched D-Day, what effectively became the “beginning of the end” of the war against the Axis powers in Europe.  More...

Government / Neighborhood

Council approves first reading of 2013-2014 budget

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, June 4. More...

Whitney Hotel to be converted to condominiums

More than 75 percent of the Devine Street Association merchants endorsed a proposal to convert the Whitney Hotel to condominiums, and the developers are ready to move to the next step—seeking a zoning change and parking variance— that wil More...

County proceeds with eminent domain on Monticello Road

Richland County Council’s June 4 meeting opened with a resolution honoring Ginny Waller as the 2013 recipient of the Francis Marion University and South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ Award.  Waller is executive dir More...

Education

Killian Elementary School celebrates Health Night

Killian Elementary School Health Council sponsored a Family Health Night recently. The kindergarten, second, and third graders started the evening with singing. More...

Society

Leonard Lee Price

The memorial service for Leonard Lee Price, 92, will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at 1: 00 pm at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3909 Forest Drive, Columbia SC 29204. More...

Torch Club plans for June Convention

The Torch Club of Columbia will be hosting the International Association of Torch Clubs annual convention June 27-30. David Coward, president of the Columbia Torch Club, expects 120 participants from the U.S. and Canada.  More...

Do you remember?

In bed with a cat on my head

I remember a friend I had during my radio writing days who shared an office with me and another female. She was friendly and kind, outspoken and humorous if she liked you. If she did not like you, you were ignored.  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

Columbia Children’s Theatre presents the world premiere of The Commedia Rapunzel

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the trattoria, The Spaghetti and Meatball Players are back at Columbia Children’s Theatre (CCT) with an allnew world premiere comedy. More...

Full week of music ahead at the Southeastern Piano Festival

The Southeastern Piano Festival will be held June 9–16. Unless otherwise noted, concerts take place in USC School of Music Recital Hall, 813 Assembly Street. The competition is free and open to the public as is the winners’ concert. More...

Travel

Siberia Revisited

Part 2: The Regular Train

Anyone could go to a train station in Moscow in 2003 and buy a ticket to Vladivostok, a trip of over 6,000 miles. More...