September 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

11th Annual Swampfest

A fall celebration of people, nature, and heritage in Lower Richland County, the 11th Annual SwampFest featuring music, tours, food, and entertainment will be October 4-5 in the Town of Hopkins.  More...

Veteran airmen meet future aviators at Hamilton Owens Airport

Favorable flying weather last Saturday ( Sept. 14) was also an ideal climate for Palmetto Sport Aviation ( EAA Chapter 242) to celebrate multiple superlatives at Hamilton Owens Airport. More...

Correction

In the September 13 issue of The Columbia Star, the front page story, “It began on the corner of Washington and Main,” Henry Abell’s Shoes was incorrect. The correct name of the store was Henry Averill Shoes. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council addresses mayor’s salary

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, September 17. Council members present were Sam Davis, Leona Plaugh, Tameika Isaac Devine, Moe Baddourah, Cameron Runyan, Brian Newman, and Mayor Steve Benjamin.  More...

Olympia to celebrate 701 Whaley’s 5th anniversary

We Are Olympia held its monthly meeting Monday, September 16.  Neighborhood president Jim Jaco announced 701 Whaley Street will be holding an event to commemorate its fifth year anniversary October 3, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.   More...

Richland County Council discusses Hospitality Tax budget

Richland County Council’s September 17th meeting featured a presentation from Heather Jones, state program manager for Concept SC, a 501 3 (c ) organization dedicated to providing Broadband internet service to South Carolina.  More...

Business

Cannin’ Granny preserves family traditions

As the long summer days transcend into the first hint of fall, Pam Staples’s Columbia kitchen is warm and savory with the pleasures of preserving nature’s bounty. More...

City Snippets

Pig selling 28 stores, three in Midlands   More...

Folks about town

Rosalyn Caudle has joined NAI Avant as the marketing and brokerage coordinator.  Bree Boyce will join WACH Fox’s 10 p.m. news team in October. More...

Society

Explorers remember the Burning of Columbia

The monthly meeting of the Greater Piedmont Chapter of The Explorers Club met at the Capital City Club September 13. More...

Members of Granby Chapter of DAR observe Constitution Week

Constitution Week will be observed September 17-23, 2013, beginning on the 17th, Constitution Day, with a proclamation by Governor Nikki Haley on the State House grounds in Columbia. More...

Author Janna McMahon to speak at fundraiser

Local author, Janna McMahan will be featured at an “Author Book Chat” on November 7. She has published four books with different settings filled with drama, keeping the reader interested at all times. 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...

Arts & Entertainment

Flat Stanley arrives special delivery to kick off Columbia Children’s Theatre’s ninth season

Be there or be flat!

Columbia Children’s Theatre (CCT), the Midlands only professional theatre for families and young audiences will present The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley September 20–29.  More...

Les Misérable opens at Town Theatre

On Friday, September 20, Town Theatre proudly kicks off its 95th season with Les Misérables. An awarding winning, international hit for almost three decades, this Victor Hugo classic story is brought to life by an unforgettable score.  More...

Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra begins 2013-14 season with fundraiser gala

Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra will kick off the 2013-14 season with its annual fundraiser gala, Wine & Waltzes. This year, they’re adding a “touch of New Orleans” for a bit of dixieland-cajun, mardi gras-style fun. More...

Travel

The Canadian Maritimes

Part 3: Bay Harbor, Maine

Our brave band of 32 seniors led by a brazen female bus driver, a very knowledgeable guide, and a cute trainee made our way from Boston (breakfast) to the L.L. More...

Happy Hour History Tours of Main Street

The Historic Columbia Foundation is serving up a Capital City cocktail that is one part happy hour and two parts history Fridays, September 20 and 27, October 4 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Finally... the Fountain for Youth

For 16 years, visitors to the Carolina Children’s Garden at Clemson Sandhill campus noticed there was “water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink.” The twoacre public garden overlooks a man-made lake. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

ASK ANN...

CAN I JUST THROW OUT BATTERIES & LIGHT BULBS IN MY TRASH?

No. Please don’t do it. These items and many others are just too dangerous to throw into our landfills. It takes some extra time, but light bulbs and batteries need to be taken to a location where they can be properly disposed of. More...

Historic Columbia

American boxwood has long been the backbone of many gardens and can be seen growing in the great gardens of Europe. More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Bring on the fuzzy menus

I’m just saying...

Sometimes you just have to face the fact that time is passing and you are getting older. While Oprah says “50 is the new 30,” I still find myself surprised when I realize how many years I’ve been blessed to be on the planet.  More...

Dressing down

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

If one wants to observe old people, maybe the best place for it is an eye doctor’s office. I found myself doing so recently. More...

Education

G.O.L.D. Fest September 21 at Pine Ridge Middle School

Pine Ridge Middle School at 735 Pine Ridge Drive in West Columbia will host a family friendly G.O.L.D. Fest Saturday, More...

Richland Northeast High School teacher helps bring Anne Frank exhibit to Richland Two

Dr. Charles Vaughan, a social studies teacher at Richland Northeast International Baccalaureate High School, was instrumental in bringing the Anne Frank – A History for Today to Richland School District Two. More...

Spring Valley High School receives 2013 Region IV AAAA Sportsmanship Award

Spring Valley was voted by region members as the recipient of the 2013 Region IV AAAA Sportsmanship Award. This is an athletic department award for excellence in character, ethics, and sportsmanship.   More...

Sports

Highlanders rough up Ben Lippen

The Heathwood Hall Highlanders opened the second half with three consecutive interceptions of Ben Lippen quarterbacks and held the Falcons to 174 yards in total offense to defeat the Falcons 34-7 in SCISA football action on Friday night, September 13 More...

Vikings and Lady Highlanders take titles at Coaches Classic

Led by Jack Trimmerman’s sixth place finish (16:38.87) at the SCTCCA Bob Jenkins Coaches Classic Saturday, September 14, the Spring Valley Vikings took first place in the team rankings of the Championship division of the race held at Sandhills More...

Cardinals stop Airport

Savanna Haynes had 15 kills and five blocks to lead the Cardinal Newman Lady Cardinals past the visiting Airport Lady Eagles 3-1 (19-25, 25-8, 25-17, 25-18) on Monday, September 16.  More...

Home & Garden

Garden with your community

Stopping to smell the flowers

Do you need a place to garden? Do you long to grow fresh food, flowers, and friendship in your neighborhood but don’t have the space?  More...

Star Chefs

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Don’t miss Beach/River Sweep

The third week in September has been named beach/river sweep by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources and S.C. Sea Grant Consortium.   Keep the Midlands Beautiful will be leading a sweep September 21 from 9 a. m. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices - Master’s Sales

MASTER'S SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association vs. Sophia R. Gibson; Michael I.  More...

County Master’s Sale

MASTER'S SALE  More...

Public Notices

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