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News

Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist partners with Columbia based colonoscopy center to bring lifesaving technology to patients

Dr. Piet de Groen’s presented ”Colonoscopy: How to Realize the Promise of Colorectal Cancer Prevention,” Thursday, July 25 at 6 p.m. in Room 855 of University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business.  More...

Montessori School of Columbia to expand

The Rosewood Community Council held its quarterly meeting Thursday, July 18.  Karen Kuse, the director of Montessori School of Columbia in Rosewood, spoke about the plans to expand the school.  More...

Scam alert!

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is urging consumers to beware of suspicious calls from fraudsters posing as medical alert systems companies.  More...

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How hard could it be? Taste the dog food and serve...

I’m just saying...

My husband and son are continuously telling me I have totally spoiled all of our animals and especially the dog, Whitman.  I disagree.  My two cats, Molly and Scrappy, are both feral females I tamed when they picked our yard to live in and More...

The Love of Your Life

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

Who is the love of your life? This jarring, and potentially dangerous question surfaced suddenly during a recent Sunday brunch at a delightful Columbia oasis called Thirsty Fellow. More...

Society

Pirates find Murder Ahoy ship shape

The GNO group ( Girls Night Out) and friends enjoyed Murder Ahoy by James Dash presented by Theatre Rowe Productions at the Fine Arts Center of Forest Acres at Richland Mall July 23. More...

Lake Leos presents S.C. Lions Foundation funds for eye surgery

Representatives of the Lake Leos presented the S.C. Lions Foundation with a check on Monday, July 22 to help fun eye surgeries in South Carolina. More...

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GNO (Girls Night Out) member Jennifer Loveday, Randy Loveday, Leslie Stanley, the founder of GNO, and her husband, Dennis Stanley More...

Arts & Entertainment

Trustus Theatre presents the world premiere of Pine, winner of the Trustus Playwrights’ Festival

NYC playwright Eugenie Carabatsos is coming to Columbia at the start of August as her Trustus Playwrights’ Festival winning script Pine comes to life on the stage for the first time. This premiere production will have a limited run.  More...

Home & Garden

Solving garden mysteries with Clemson Extension Service

Stopping to smell the flowers

In scouting my garden for fungal and insect problems, many of the heart shaped leaves on all three eastern redbuds, Cercis canadensis, were folded and browning. More...

Star Chefs

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City of Cayce announces date and lineup for 6th Annual Congaree Bluegrass Festival

The City of Cayce announces the schedule and musical lineup for its Annual Congaree Bluegrass Festival, which this year is being held Saturday, October 5. This year’s day of music and fun will be held at the City Hall Complex from 11 a.m. More...

6th Annual National Night Out Kickoff set for August 3

The City Of Columbia and the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods will be hosting the sixth annual National Night Out Kickoff Saturday, August 3 from 4-10 p.m. at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street. More...

Century plant dies after sending forth “pups”

Editor’s note: In the July 5 issue of The Columbia Star, Dr. Arlene Marturano wrote about this unique plant that bloomed for the first time in 30 years at the home of Joy Sovde on Daly Street. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

Part II: Carolina Maneuvers of 1941

The GHQ Maneuvers of 1941 were preceded by corps v. corps maneuvers in the spring and summer of 1940 which, at the time, represented the largest simulated battles in U.S. military history. More...

Historic Columbia

One of the many thousands of artifacts recovered from archaeological excavations undertaken at the Mann-Simons Site (a collection of domestic and light commercial structures owned by a single family in downtown Columbia, S.C., from at least 1843 to 1 More...

Business

Teen experiment becomes West Columbia culinary landmark

Al Loftis laughs about it now, but it was a real head slapping moment the night he debuted his new restaurant on a March Saturday in 1979.  More...

City Snippets

Jobless rate up slightly   More...

Folks about town

Board officers elected for 2013-2014 for the Central SC Alliance include executive committee chairman Mike Brenan, vice chairman/ public sector Bill Banning, vice chair/private sector Ted Creech, chair of development John Garrison, chair of finance J More...

Education

Five A.C. Flora graduates awarded scholarships

Five A.C. Flora graduates have been awarded scholarships as part of an ongoing effort to recognize and promote students who have showed great promise at the school. More...

Richland Northeast High School graduate earns college-sponsored National Merit scholarship

Richland Northeast High School graduate Kittridge Janvrin is the recipient of a University of South Carolina National Merit scholarship announced by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). More...

Students still need to take Alive@25 to receive parking permits under updated requirements

Richland Two is committed to keeping its students and campuses safe places to learn. As in years past, all student vehicles parked on high school campuses must display a valid current school-year parking permit issued by their high schools.  More...

Sports

Cavaliers hope to bounce back from disappointing 2012 finish

Overview: The end of the 2012 season surely left a sour taste in the mouths of Cavalier players, coaches, and fans. More...

Heathwood’s Richardson named to 30 Under 30

Heathwood Hall varsity boys’ soccer coach Andrew Richardson has been selected to the inaugural class of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s (NSCAA) 30 Under 30 program, identifying 30 of the nation’s top coaches who More...

Wilson & USA U19 move closer to gold

Heathwood Hall’s A’ja Wilson and her USA U19 World Championship team blitzed through Group D of the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championships in Lithuania July 18-20 winning three games by an average score of 106-43.  In the three games, Wil More...

Travel

Siberia Revisited

Part 9: St. Peter's Summer Palace

Peter the Great founded St. Petersburg in 1703 after chasing off the Swedes. Linda and I arrived 300 years later. During his 53 years, the tall rugged Romanov twisted the head of the Russian bear from west to east. More...

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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...