July 5, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Meet the Guardians of the Night

Sheriff Leon Lott is encouraging the community to come out and support the Guardians of the Night K-9 Fundraiser. It’s an opportunity to meet and greet the Richland County Sheriff’s Department K-9 team and check out their amazing skills. More...

News

S.C. Medical Association says declaring obesity a disease is the right step

Long before the American Medical Association (AMA) decided to classify obesity as a disease, the South Carolina Medical Association ( SCMA) acknowledged the issue “as not only an epidemic, but as a medical illness that needs collective attentio More...

Richland Library EdVenture brings library to Eddie’s Playground

Richland Library and EdVenture Children’s Museum have teamed up to bring the library’s collection of children’s books directly to Eddie’s playground.  More...

Government / Neighborhood

City Council holds dedication of Coble Plaza

Former and current council members, along with residents attended the dedication of Coble Plaza at Edventure Wednesday, July 3. Coble served as mayor of Columbia from 1990- 2010. More...

Runyan presents his idea for the homeless to CCN

The Columbia Council of Neighborhoods held its monthly meeting Thursday, June 27.  Councilman Cameron Runyan gave a presentation on Columbia Cares, a proposed plan to help with the homeless.  More...

Cayce City Council discusses farmer’s market sign ordinance

Members of the Cayce City Council met Tuesday, July 2, 2013.  Mayor Partin presented awards for those whose photos were selected to be in the 2013-2014 Cayce Calendar. This year employees took pictures for the calendar. More...

Business

Have you had your fun today?

Bob Morey, manager at Frankie’s Fun Park off Harbison Boulevard in Columbia, started his career as a janitor for the original Frankie’s Fun Park started in Charleston, S.C., over 25 years ago. More...

South Carolina rates high as entrepreneur friendly

Thumbtack.com, a website that allows service providers and consumers to find each other and negotiate jobs online, has released the secondannual Thumbtack.com Small Business Friendliness Survey showing that South Carolina improved upon last year&rsqu More...

City Snippets

CMA celebrates 15 years as a catalyst on Main Street   More...

Society

Five Points Rotary Club elects new president

Andrew Folks is the 2013-2014 president of the Five Points (Columbia) Rotary Club. He has been a member of the club since April 2005 and, at 35, is the youngest president of the club since its founding in 1955. More...

Miriam Freeman Rawl

A visitation for Miriam Freeman Rawl, wife of the late Francis L. Rawl, will be held from 3-4 p.m. Sunday July 7, 2013, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.  More...

Daughters of the American Revolution convene in Washington, DC

This week, the nation’s capital welcomed more than 3,500 members of the DAR, one of its foremost service organizations. More...

Events

Events

•ART  Palmetto Painters, a SC Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters, will meet Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m., Ashland UMC, 2600 Ashland Road. 781-2340 or www.PalmettoPainters.com.  •CAMPS   More...

Congaree National Park programs in July

The public is invited to join park rangers and volunteers for programs at Congaree National Park in July. All programs are free and begin at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center. Remember that summer weather has arrived at Congaree. More...

Upcoming events at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

• Members’ Night Series... final MNO of the Summer - July 12   More...

Home & Garden

Century plant blooms after 30 years

Thirty years ago when Joy Sovde planted a century plant in her front yard she wondered if she would live to see it bloom. The desert succulent, Agave americana, was thought to bloom every hundred years. More...

Star Chefs

19th Century Recipes

Flannel Cakes   More...

Riverbanks Zoo welcomes three new residents

Three new residents are now on display at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden.  Ajari is a 12-year-old western lowland gorilla. He was transferred to Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden from the Knoxville Zoo in Tennessee. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF  DISSOLUTION OF  HAMPTON HILL  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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Heathwood Hall star begins training with the 2013 USA U19 World Championship Team

Twelve of the nation’s top athletes age 19-yearsold or younger (born on or after January 1, 1994), including three who helped the USA earn gold at the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship, took to the court July 2 to begin training for the 2013 FIB More...

The man of many faces

For listeners of 107.5, Magic 98.5, or News Talk 1320, part of what they hear includes a morning traffic report from Captain Telegram. For 20 years, Captain Telegram has informed Midlands residents of roadways to avoid. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

Reader enjoys Cox’s musings

We greatly enjoy your musings in The Star . Your “Growing Old Wisely” column resonated strongly with my lady and me since we’re both well into our octogenarian years.  More...

Reader comes to Deen’s defense

I must comment on Julia Rogers Hook’s “I'm just saying” in the 28 June edition titled “The N-word should be history.” I appreciate her feelings, but I can't appreciate her attacks on Paula Deen. More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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Heaven doesn’t have a three-sided mirror and florescent lights

I’m just saying...

Ahh… summer is here, and with it dawns yet another season of skimpy clothing and bathing suits, which of course, spurs on crazy diets and wacky workouts.  More...

Foundation for a Fantasy World

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

I think the Foundation for a Better Life has finally overreached. After providing America with distinct lessons about living and sharing a quality life, FBL might finally have considered behavior even they can’t improve on.  More...

Education

Lower Richland High School graduate awarded Stevenson Music Scholarship

William Kweisi Wilson, a 2013 graduate of Lower Richland High School, has been awarded the Dr. John R. Stevenson Music Scholarship.   More...

Summer camp donations needed at Salvation Army

A total of $35,000 in donations is urgently needed to support The Salvation Army children’s summer camping program. More...

New school in West Columbia

Gray Collegiate Academy Charter approved by South Carolina Public Charter School District Board of Trustees for August 2014 opening in West Columbia

On June 18, 2013, the Board of Trustees of the South Carolina Public Charter School District voted to approve the charter application for Gray Collegiate Academy, a new public charter high school to be located at 3833 Leaphart Road, West Columbia, SC More...

Sports

West Columbia takes two from Lexington

West Columbia Post 79 swept a doubleheader from Lexington Post 7, 11-2 in the opener and 1-0 in the nightcap, on Friday night, June 28, in American Legion baseball action at Eagle Field at Airport High School. More...

Strong seventh inning leads Irmo/Chapin past West Columbia

Four runs in the bottom of the seventh helped Irmo/Chapin Post 193 put out a 6-1 win over West Columbia Post 79 Monday, July 1.  More...

Cardinals hope to soar higher and higher

Overview: The 2012 season was quite the debut for Tidwell, as the Cardinals won four games and made it to the SCISA playoffs. While the win total topped out at four, it could have easily been six as the Cardinals dropped a couple close games. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Tarzan swings into Town July 12

Don’t miss the opportunity to see Tarzan come to life on Town Theatre’s stage, July 12–28. More...

The Columbia Star apologizes

In the June 28th issue of The Columbia Star , several mistakes were made on the Arts/Entertainment page concerning the benefit performance of Tarzan at Town Theatre. More...

Two of Classical Ballet director’s students win in New York

Over the years Columbia Classical Ballet artistic director Radenko Pavlovich has guided and coached Columbia native and Washington ( D. More...

Travel

Siberia Revisited

Part 6: Ivan to Peter

Moscow, a city of over 8 million, was the capital of Russia from the day Ivan the Terrible executed his son in Red Square (1582) until Peter the Great moved the capital to St. Petersburg in 1712. More...