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News

USC dedicates Booker T. Washington renovations

“We’ll forever be true to Booker Washington.”  The last line of Booker T. More...

Zonta helping women in need

There was only one civic club that Amelia Earhart, the first woman (in 1928) to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, ever joined: Zonta International.  Founded in Buffalo, New York, nine years before Earhart’s famous flight, Zonta is a glo More...

Talk with your child about sexual abuse

You talk with your children about looking both ways before they cross the street, eating their vegetables, and wearing a helmet when they ride their bikes. But, have you talked with them about sexual abuse? If you haven’t, you should.  More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia Explorer joins peace delegation to Syria

Dr. William R. More...

Council approves second reading of budget

The Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, June 18. More...

Richland County Council gives update on Voterheads.com

Richland County Council’s June 18 meeting featured a presentation by Mike Switzer, giving those in attendance an update on Voterheads.com, a radically different way of getting involved in political action. More...

Education

Spring Valley High School seniors receive Beth Bernstein scholarships

The Representative Beth Bernstein Women’s Leadership Scholarship is a $1,000 one-time scholarship available to a female high school senior, residing in House District 78, who will be attending a South Carolina university, college, or technical More...

The Coursons— like father, like son

Harris Courson elected president pro tempore at Boys State

For one Boys Stater, it’s a serious case of “like father, like son.”  Harris Courson, a rising senior at Dreher High School, was elected to a top leadership position at Boys State – Senate President Pro Tempore.  More...

Student driver parking requirements change for 2013-14

In order to register for a parking permit beginning in the 2013-14 school year, high school students must have a valid driver’s license and proof they have completed either a certified driver’s training program or have taken the Alive @ 2 More...

Sports

Irmo-Chapin cruises by Columbia NE

Irmo-Chapin Post 193 jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning and cruised to a 10-5 win over the Columbia Northeast Vikings in American Legion baseball action on June 18 at Polo road.  More...

Jolly outlook for Ben Lippen

Overview: The 2012 season never got off the ground for Ben Lippen and former coach Reggie Shaw. A three-game losing streak to start the season proved to be too much to overcome. The season continued a gradual decline the program has seen recently. More...

Dickerson hired to lead Ben Lippen girls’ basketball

A former MVP of the Francis Marion University (FMU) women’s basketball team is the new varsity girls’ basketball coach at Ben Lippen High School. More...

Home & Garden

Bunnies’ Brew

Stopping to smell the flowers

With the enthusiasm of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, the students at Barclay School at Columbia College have launched a brand in partnership with two rescued rabbits.  More...

Star Chefs

Twenty-Four Hour Salad   More...

Tomato terms and types

Tomatoes are the most popular vegetable in home gardens across America. It’s important to understand common tomato terms, often seen on tomato plant tags and the basics of growing tomatoes…. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

Public Notice PTA-FLA, Inc./Cleartalk proposes to construct a 255- foot self supporting tower and associated 60’ x 60’ fenced equipment compound located 0.12 miles southeast of the intersection of Garners Ferry Road and Highway 601, Richl 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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A. C. Flora team headed to Washington for national competition

After advancing through two fast-paced rounds of online competition testing their knowledge of leadership principles and Army values, a five-member team from A.C. More...

Gladys the Grasshopper welcomes children to museum

The art education program at the Columbia Museum of Art has a new mascot, Gladys the Grasshopper. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Richland County   More...

Reader says Star is getting it done

Julia, Mike, and Mike are absolutely getting it done. While other media outlets in our fair city and elsewhere relentlessly pursue wrecks and robberies, their stories provide humor, entertainment, and insights into American life.  More...

The Columbia Curmudgeons

You know it’ s coming; get out the checkbook!  Dear Curmudgeons,  More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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The Naked Truth

I’m just saying...

I was watching one of those morning shows this week, and they were saying the newest thing “trending” is for a bunch of women getting together and having nude photos made of themselves.  They said they do this for weddings and signif More...

Growing old wisely

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

We were sitting in a Greek restaurant in Chapin. I was eating pizza and sipping a Blue Moon staring through the window’s greasy film. An older guy was astride an idling motorcycle in a parking lot across the street. More...

Business

City of Cayce opens third phase of the Cayce Riverwalk Park

The third phase of the Cayce Riverwalk Park is set to open to the public June 28 at 9:00 a.m. The new parking lot at the entry of the third phase is located beside the City of Cayce Raw Water Intake Facility on Old State Road. More...

United Way of the Midlands awards Community Impact grants

The United Way of the Midlands awarded Community Impact grants of nearly $ 4 million to area nonprofit organizations, including $3.5 million in continuing grants and more than $420,000 in new grants focused mainly on health care and education.  More...

Financial Crimes Unit arrests/prosecutes 18 in tax scam

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that investigators have been tirelessly looking into cases of fraudulent tax preparations that netted the criminals 2012 tax refunds ranging from $5000 to $9000. More...

Society

Couple celebrates 60 years of marriage

Pictured above: Annette Crumley, the organist at the Cruse’s wedding; former Bishop James R. More...

The Woman’s Club of Columbia wins top award

At the annual convention of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs- S. C. More...

French Ambassador to the U.S. visits Charleston

His Excellency Mr. François Delattre, Ambassador of France to the United States, will visit Charleston, South Carolina, June 24, 2013, accompanied by Denis Barbet, Consul General of France to the U.S. Southeast.  More...

Events

Events

•ART  One Columbia for Arts and History is calling for artists to submit their qualifications for an upcoming public art pilot project. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Southeastern Piano Festival ends up most successful year ever

The Southeastern Piano Festival has wrapped up its 11th year with a week of sold-out concerts, a dynamic training program for young pianists from around the nation who took part in the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition and the announcemen More...

If You Miss Me at the Back of the Bus on display at McKissick Museum

The University of South Carolina’s Mc- Kissick Museum invites everyone to experience artistic expressions of the Civil Rights Movements in its annual art exhibition, If You Miss Me at the Back of the Bus, on display now through September 20, 20 More...

Travel

Siberia Revisited

Part 4: Mockba, take one!

In order to get to the Trans–Siberian Railway, Linda and I had to fly to Moscow via Copenhagen. Plans called for us to spend two days in Moscow ( Mockba in Russian), two days in St. More...