June 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Mayor Benjamin receives award from Historic Columbia Foundation

Robin Waites, executive director with Historic Columbia Foundation, presents Mayor Steve Benjamin with the 2014 Preservation and Renovation Award for the renovation of council chambers. More...

News

Local chef travels from Venice to Croatia to Greece and Turkey and back to Venice

Absolutely perfect picture. I just uncorked a bottle of Chateau Preuillac 2009 to share with my wife Karin. More...

Turkish-American found non-profit to encourage dialogue and cultural education

Ufuk Ozer was born in Malatya, Turkey. He received his undergraduate degree in biology at the university near his home in Inonu, Turkey. More...

Shoes for Souls sends first shipment to Afghanistan

The first of the shoe shipments has arrived in Afghanistan. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County Council debates sewer system user rates

At the June 17 Richland County Council meeting, Chairman Norman Jackson read a proclamation recognizing June 22-28 as Mosquito Control Awareness Week. More...

Columbia City Council approves first reading of development agreement for baseball stadium

With a 5- 2 vote, Columbia City Council approved the first reading of the venue development agreement between the City of Columbia, Hardball Capital, LLC, and Bull Street Development LLC for a multi-use facility at the meeting Tuesday, June 17.  More...

West Columbia City Council approves budget for new fiscal year

The West Columbia City Council held a special meeting on June 16, 2014 at 6 pm to vote on the ordinances adopting the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014 and to amend the water and sewer fees services charges and hydrant fees for city c More...

Education

School Stars

Citing a history of “strong finances, characterized by conservative budgeting and consistently strong general fund balance reserves,” Fitch Ratings, Standard & Poor’s Rating Services and Moody’s Investor Services have affi More...

Society

Captain and Mrs. W.R. Beary exchange vows at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

Captain and Mrs. Webster Richard Michael Beary were married at sixthirty in the evening at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Columbia, South Carolina, on June 14, 2014. More...

Miss Harbin and Mr. Ellis marry at Pearl Fryar’s Topiary Gardens

Jennifer ( Jenn) Harbin and Travis Ellis were married on April 26, 2014, in a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Pearl Fryar’s Topiary Gardens in Bishopville, South Carolina. More...

Take me back to la belle France

Seventy years ago this month, the Allies landed on the northern coast of France and then bloodily battled their way all the way to Paris, liberating the city and later the entire country from more than four years of Nazi occupation.  More...

Events

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Dinner and a movie with Dorothy Vogel

Columbia Museum of Art will host Dinner and a Movie with Dorothy Vogel, an epic evening with the renowned art collector Friday, June 27, at 5:30 p.m. More...

Five Points presents Wine Down Wednesday

The Five Points Association is extending an invitation for patrons to join them in Five Points each Wednesday in June and July for some great summer shopping specials and complimentary refreshments.  More...

Home & Garden

Embedded with Blooming Butterflies

Stopping to smell the flowers

The Critter Garden at EdVenture Children’s Museum is aflutter with Blooming Butterflies. More...

Star Chefs

Butterfly Buns   More...

trail marking project under way at Congaree National Park

Congaree National Park rangers have begun an extensive project to remark over 20 miles of trails in the park. More...

Four generations of Patiences celebrate centenarian

The 100th birthday celebration for Patience Bonham Shand Gause Chappell was held at Forest Lake Club for family members Saturday, June 14, 2014. More...

Still Hopes hosts TAG Juried Exhibition

Through July 26, Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community will host a Trenholm Artists Guild Juried Exhibition in the Gallery in The Marshall A. Shearouse Center for Wellness at One Still Hopes Drive, West Columbia. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

Sesquicentennial Park

When established in the mid-1930s, Sesquicentennial State Park was located well away from urban development associated with the capital city. More...

ALL About Golf

Good putting saves stokes: A few simple fundamentals might be timely to review for better putting: (1) Ball positioned opposite front foot. (2) Weight positioned over front foot. (3) Eyes over line and ball. (4) Lower body kept still during stroke. More...

Commentary

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The Absurdity of Appointments

I’m just saying...

Lately, I’ve been wondering why I make appointments with professional people. It’s an exercise in futility as they are almost never kept.  More...

Mindless Commercials Redux

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

I realize discussing the absurdity of TV commercials is easy pickings, but some people mindlessly watch programming without considering the residual effects of so much stupidity. Besides, I’m not Hemingway. More...

Business

Gibson’s owner leaves legacy of personal, friendly service

With her first grandchild due this fall, and 34 years building a popular gift shop, nobody faults Susalee Lamb for deciding to retire.  The owner of the Gibson’s on Devine Street store has spent most of the month presiding over a huge sale More...

City Snippets

Huge tire plant coming to Chester County   More...

Folks About Town

Navy Seaman Wal ter McLaurin Jr. recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois.  Charlie Howell has been named the new resident life coordinator at Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter.   More...

Sports

Stuckey leaves legacy from West Columbia to San Francisco

From the age of eight, former Airport Eagle Jim Stuckey knew he wanted to play football. His first opportunity came in 1972 as a freshman at Airport High School.  More...

Sky is the limit for the Eagles

OVERVIEW: Last year, the Eagles and their fans suffered through their worst season since 2004. Doomed by failing to close out close games, Airport was never able to gain any momentum on the season. More...

Northeast Columbia beats West Columbia

West Columbia’s Drew Towery pitches against Northeast Columbia on June 16. Northeast Columbia won the game 11-6. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Writers sponsor Children’s Chance concert

Retired Richland One teacher Fran Rizer is as excited as she was in 2002 when The Columbia Star featured an article about the band Split Rail performing some of her original songs in the Columbia area.  More...

Theatre SC 2014/15 season schedule

Theatre Mainstage • October 3-11, Ajax in Iraq, by Ellen McLaughlin; directed by Peter Duffy, Longstreet Theatre.   More...

Travel

Celebrating my Birthday in Beaufort

Part 1: A Little History

May 10, 1939 – May 10, 2014 = 75 Wonderful Years. My thoughtful wife Linda said, “Pack your bag. We’re going to Beaufort for your birthday.” And off we went. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Richland County Masters Sale

Notice of Sale 2011-cP-40-6477 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Richland County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the Certificateholders of C More...

Public Notices

Notice of UNclaiMeD VeHicleS/PUBlic Sale The following vehicles are subject to towing, repair and/ or storage liens: are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5- 5810, 56-6-5635 and/ or 29- 15-10 SC Law as Amended: and are in the custody of More...

Legals

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