August 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Representative Beth Bernstein partners with the Office Depot Foundation

Representative Beth Bernstein (D- H78) and the Office Depot Foundation are pleased to announce that Polo Road Elementary has been chosen to receive 300 colorful new sackpacks containing essential school supplies as part of the foundation’s 2013 More...

Spring Valley Baptist Church raises money for 60,000 meals

On August 24, 2013, Spring Valley Baptist Church will team up with Stop Hunger Now, a Raleigh based hunger relief agency whose goal it is to reduce world hunger. More...

Join Bike MS: Breakaway to the Beach

Allison Cook has some advice for anyone with multiple sclerosis (MS): Get involved! More...

Government / Neighborhood

Shandon Neighborhood Council president leads her first meeting

The May 2013 Shandon Neighborhood Council meeting marked the first meeting for Caroline Clarkson as neighborhood president.  More...

Family shelter residents meet Coach Dawn Staley

Coach Dawn Staley and her organization, Innersole, were the highlight of a back-to-school event for children living at Family Shelter. More...

The Columbia Star wins Palmy Awards

Members of The Columbia Star involved in selling advertising and designing won several awards in the 2012 Palmy Advertising Contest sponsored by the S. C. Press Association.  More...

Business

Businesses partner for children’s creativity and education

Tag-it-Art, where art “magically” comes alive, is 100% devoted to children.  This local art studio at 4517 Forest Acres was started by Jackie Humphries originally from Johnston, S.C., and a graduate of the University of South Carolin More...

USC professor studies effects of coffee drinking

Drinking more than four cups of coffee a day can raise the risk of dying from a host of diseases, according to a new study led by University of South Carolina researcher Dr. More...

City Snippets

Chicken Salad Chick opening in Lexington   More...

Society

Barbara and John Wrisley celebrate 65 years of marriage

Statistics reveal that only 1.2 percent of marriages are still intact after 65 years, so Barbara and John Wrisley are delighted to find themselves in this group and have hopes of keeping their union going a while longer.  More...

Do you remember?

Second grade

Do you remember being in the second grade?  I went to a unique private school in Columbia called Bon Air. It was located on the corner of Greene and Barnwell Streets. An apartment building stands on the site today.  More...

Blanche and Stan Stanek celebrate 71 years of marriage

Blanche and Stan Stanek were surprised with a 71st wedding anniversary and birthday reception by their church, family, and friends August 18 at Mill Creek United Methodist Church. The couple was married August 9, 1942, at the same church. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Sandlapper Singers announce 18th season of concert experiences

The theme for the Sandlapper Singers 18th season is “America: The Melting Pot.” Experience an exciting, multi-dimensional approach that includes choral and instrumental music and visual arts concerts presented in two locations for each co More...

2013 Cornelia Freeman Concert Series kicks off September 8

Spend your Sunday afternoons with the USC School of Music’s renowned faculty performing a diverse repertoire. This popular fall chamber music series has been raising scholarship money for worthy music students for more than 20 years. More...

Travel

Siberia Revisited

Part 13: The Hermitage

Our tour guide had made reservations at The Hermitage, so we did not have to wait in the line that wrapped around the block. Linda and I simply walked up the few steps into the foyer of what had been two Romanov palaces. More...

Pets

Howlmore Sanctuary: Where unwanted animals beset by illness or malady have a lasting haven

August 15 was International Homeless Pets Day and August 26 is National Dog day

For animals in need, deemed probably unadoptable due to illness or other malady, they have a lasting safe haven at Howlmore Animal Sanctuary, founded by Linda Moore and Hayden Howell of Richland County in 2008.  More...

PAALS places first VIP dog with local veteran

Like too many servicemen and women, U.S. Army veteran Vince Byrne came home from Iraq 10 years ago with physical and psychological wounds that have yet to heal. More...

Former ‘USC president donates memorabilia to Challenger Learning Center

Aviation Week: August 19– 23

The Challenger Learning Center (CLC), where Richland School District One students and others are introduced to aeronautics and spacethemed programming, launched into Aviation Week by adding two pieces of rare memorabilia to its educational collection More...

Discovery Days ignites outdoor learning

In an age when children are spending less time outside than ever before, Camp Discovery is launching a new program designed to awaken the senses and get children outdoors. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

Is the judge legal?

Question: Is Judge Frierson legally sworn in as she does not appear to know right hand raised and left hand on the Bible? Have mercy on our city court if her knowledge of the law is not better than proper swearing in protocol. More...

Reader appreciates WWII story

I just caught up on reading enough to get to the article about Mr. Fowler and his experiences during WWII ( Columbia Star, August 9, 2013). More...

Commentary

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Kids for Dummies

I’m just saying...

Kids should come with an instruction book.  I don’t care if you give birth to them or adopt them or become a parent through marriage and/or death, you need a manual!  We just got our son moved back on campus at his North Carolina scho More...

The Blue Tarp

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

I noticed the blue tarp one evening last week. The property is one of those places I drive by dozens of times each month. The father grew up next door. He put a trailer on the property years ago and began to raise his own family. More...

Education

Back to school

Richland One students and staff began a new school year Monday, August 19.

A.C. Moore Elementary School—third-grade students ready to learn. More...

Cardinal Newman students designated AP Scholars

Nine students in Cardinal Newman School’s Class of 2013 have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.  More...

Spring Valley High School senior attends Brevard Music Institute

Spring Valley High School senior Mimi Harding attended Brevard Music Institute for six weeks this summer playing flute and piccolo.  More...

Sports

Clemson’s Doug Brewster did not sweat the Gamecocks

For former Clemson linebacker Doug Brewster there was no lack of confidence when it came to playing the University of South Carolina.  “We weren’t worried about the Gamecocks,” Brewster said. More...

Ridley leads Heathwood

Despite having to replace their top two runners from 2011, the Heathwood Hall Highlanders boys’ cross country team captured their third straight region championship in 2012.  More...

Bearcats young but tested

Youth will dot the Brookland-Cayce swimming team roster in 2013, but many of the Bearcats swimmers did compete in the 2012 Class 3A state meet, which is sure to payoff for coach Sarah Lowery.  More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS  The Animal Protection League will hold its annual Benefit Auction Saturday September 21, 6–10 p.m., Medallion Center, 7309 Garners Ferry Road. 603-5443, judyjeweler@gmail.com, or aplsc.org.  •ART   More...

Home & Garden

Cat’s Whiskers are the Cat’s Pajamas!

Stopping to smell the flowers

Cat’s whiskers will not bring cats to your garden like its mint family cousins catnip and catmint, but it will certainly bring curiosity.  More...

Star Chefs

Country Apple Dumplings More...

Citizen scientists needed for Butterfly Count events in September

The public is invited to join park staff in September for two free butterfly programs at Congaree National Park. 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...