January 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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Henry Troy Cook, son of Troy and Sarah Cook of Mt. Pleasant, S. C. Photo submitted by grandparents Philip and Sarah Meek of Columbia. More...

News

Captain Joseph Pellicci worked tirelessly for his community

Sheriff Leon Lott stated the passing of Captain Joseph Pellicci leaves a large void in the Richland County Sheriff ’s Department family because Joe so positively impacted everyone at the Sheriff’s Department and in the Community in so man More...

Junior League kicks off 90th anniversary with giving

On January 9, 2014, The Junior League of Columbia ( JLC) kicked off its 90th anniversary year by announcing the recipients of its first-ever Community Enrichment Grant program. More...

Shandon Neighborhood Council hears about underground power line project

The Shandon Neighborhood Council held its bimonthly meeting Monday, January 13.  More...

Government / Neighborhood

Explorers learn the dead teach the living

The monthly meeting of the Greater Piedmont Chapter of The Explorers Club met at the Capital City Club January 17. More...

Forest Acres City Council commends city employee

The Forest Acres City Council at Tuesday night’s meeting commended a city employee for an act of heroism that saved lives and property. More...

Correction

Information about roll carts and garbage pickup was not clear in the article “Richland County Council performs the annual Picking of the Seats” published in the January 10 issue of The Columbia Star. More...

Business

City Snippets

Sears closing Harbison stores in March   More...

Aging population creates job explosion

Despite the sluggish recovery from the recession and an unemployment rate that remains stubbornly stagnant, the in-home care sector is exploding, hiring locally and nationally. Providing in-home care is one of the hottest jobs in 2014. Why?  More...

Folks about town

Matt Abee, Graham Mi tchel l, and Everett McMil l ian have joined Nelson, Mullins, Riley, & Scarborough as associates.  Stephen “Steve” Creech has been named chairman of the NBSC Board of Directors. More...

Society

Baby Blues (and Reds)

If you just had a baby and are fortunate enough to live in California, like a relative of mine does, you will be guaranteed six weeks of paid maternity leave to care for your newborn. More...

Is it time to move on?

As we begin a new year, many of us are analyzing our lives, starting new healthier habits, and letting go of old toxic ones. For some, that means leaving an unhealthy or deadend job. For others, it means letting go of poor diet and exercise habits. More...

Do you remember?

Memories can feed the soul

Memories are one thing but what about feelings? Can you remember how you felt when you were ecstatically happy when you received a gift you especially wanted?  More...

Events

Eastover Seniors meet each week

Pictured, back row (l–r) are Gladys Goodson, Kiziah R. Goodwin, Yvonne Hall, Eulela Rice, J. Marie Green, and Arthur Bookert Jr. Front row, Cleveland Howell, James Myers, and Rosa Haynes. More...

Help Cinderella get to the ball

S.C. Bar Young Lawyers collect formal gowns for annual Cinderella Project

The S.C. Bar Young Lawyers Division ( YLD)is sponsoring its annual Cinderella Project, which provides gently worn formal, bridesmaid and prom dresses for young women who lack the financial resources to buy a gown for their high school prom.  More...

Events

•ART  The Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties, in partnership with the Greater Columbia Metropolitan Airport, is issuing a call to 2-D and 3-D artists for rotating exhibition opportunities at the airport beginning in Februar More...

Travel

The Canadian Maritimes

Part 20: Halifax Harbor

Halifax Harbor (spelled Harbour in Canadian) is almost as fun as Disneyworld. It is large, natural, Canada’s gateway for trade with Europe, and North America’s first port of call to and from Europe with intercontinental rail connections. More...

Rest Assured provides lasting care

A mule named Bogie romps with thoroughbred horses at a Blythewood farm and his pet companions, a Jack Russell terrier and an aging cat were all assured of equally loving care after their owner passed away. More...

Carolina Classic Gymnastics Meet takes place at The Plex

Carolina Gymnastics Center hosted the 37th annual Carolina Classic Gymnastics Meet January 10-12 with the women competing at The Plex Indoor Sports Center at the Sandhills Mall in Columbia. The men compete January 11 at Carolina Gymnastics Center. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

Camp Asylum

Camp Asylum—just the name conjures up a host of feelings. Ostensibly, the words might have meant a comfortable safe haven for weary travelers. More...

Reader appreciates Star arts coverage and “Colonia” story

I want to thank The Star for the coverage of the arts in the Midlands. More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The Joy of Cooking

I’m just saying...

I’ve decided to start cooking more meals during the week.  For most people that’s kind of a no-brainer, but, for me and with mine and my husband’s wacky schedules, getting together for the evening meal is not always a given. More...

Blue-Haired Rock Stars

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

Last week, I found myself pondering one of those deep, mystical questions: whatever happened to all the blue-haired ladies of my youth? More...

Education

Pineview Elementary School students participate in Run Hard program

Pineview Elementary School boys who participated in the Fall 2013 Run Hard season included Alex Galloway, Layne Bailey, Jase Jones, Christopher Keaton, Tanner Libbey, Parker Libbey, Parker Mergo, Pey More...

Richland Northeast High School seniors accepted to Francis Marion University through on-site admissions process

An admissions counselor from Francis Marion University was on campus recently to conduct on-site application reviews for seniors interested in attending the university.  More...

USC recognizes middle and high school master scholars

The University of South Carolina has recognized middle and high school students as Carolina Master Scholars for successfully completing summer academic programs.  More...

Sports

Skyhawks fight back to down C.A. Johnson

The Hammond Skyhawks overcame a 13-point first half deficit and a fourpoint deficit going into the fourth quarter before finally downing the C.A. Johnson Green Hornets 68-61 in a cross-town clash Friday night, January 10 at the C.A. More...

Lower Richland grounds Lady Falcons

A stout second half by the Lower Richland defense helped the Lady Diamond Hornets knock off the visiting A.C. Flora Lady Falcons 42-29 Friday, January 10.  More...

Battle of youth goes to Hammond

Hammond’s youthful Lady Skyhawks—paced by six eighth-graders who spend a lot of time in action—blew open the game with an 18-4 thirdquarter burst to down the C.A. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Columbia Classical Ballet welcomes guests from major dance companies for a night of classical and contemporary works

The Columbia Classical Ballet’s annual LifeChance gala performance is always a high point of the dance season with guest artists from top dance companies around the nation and company dancers performing classical and contemporary works.   More...

USC School of Music students in the spotlight for January concert

Students from the USC School of Music will be in the spotlight during the Thursday, January 23 concert by the USC Symphony Orchestra with winners of the university concerto competition and student conductors performing. More...

Home & Garden

Stout Ollie has come to town

Stopping to smell the flowers

When Elloree farmer and home gardener Ray Oliver was searching for a source of fertility for growing pasture grass, kiwi, and homegrown heirloom tomatoes, he discovered the ingredients in the local landscape. More...

Star Chefs

Kiwinanaberry Cream Smoothie   More...

Art students at John P. Thomas Elementary School create Mandela portrait using crayons and wrappers

Art students at John P. More...