June 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Sharks are endangered predators of the sea

The June meeting of the Greater Piedmont Chapter of The Explorers Club met at the Capital City Club. Larry Fernandez (scuba instructor at Wateree Dive Center) and Marshall Fields spoke on “Diving with Predators of the Shark World.”  More...

How to get help with Medicare costs

Individuals may be able to get help paying their Medicare prescription drug cost. The Extra Help program helps individuals pay their Medicare prescription drug plan costs such as premiums, deductibles and copayments. More...

Correction

Referring to the article in the June 20th issue of The Columbia Sta r “ Couple works to turn f ir st Olympia school into a museum,” money pledged to Olympia museum project will go to the non-profit Olympia Community Education Foundation, More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council approves budget, venue development agreement

Columbia City Council approved the second reading of the 2014/2015 budget at its meeting Tuesday, June 24.  Similar to last week’s meeting, council approved each budget separately. More...

PAALS Summer Camp trains dogs at Columbia airport

PAALS, Palmetto Animal assisted Life Services, will hold the eighth annual Summer PAALS, an educational camp for youth. More...

Richland County’s transportation penny is foundation of project to benefit Midlands

Richland County is taking part in a local coalition, including Columbia and Lexington County, seeking state aid for a bundle of transportation projects that are collectively designed to stimulate economic development and improve traffic flow in the r More...

Business

Five Rivers Market opens on Millwood

Five Rivers Market, an Orangeburg business with a range of specialty foods, gifts, antiques, and collectables is opening companion stores in the Columbia area this summer.  Owner Burt Shuler said the new outlets are in the Corbitt Building at t More...

Councilwoman Devine attends White House Summit on Working Families

Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine joined President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. More...

City Snippets

7,100 jobs coming to York, Chester counties   More...

Society

June is Great Outdoors Month in S.C.

South Carolina is blessed with an abundance of natural and man-made gifts, as promoted by the State Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. More...

Book shows love and knowledge of South Carolina

Page Ivey’s devotion to her native state is as deep as her family roots going back to 17th century Charleston when her French ancestors arrived in South Carolina.  More...

Just a few of Page Ivey’s discoveries

Botany Bay, Edisto Island   More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS   More...

July and August attractions, events, and exhibits at EdVenture Children’s Museum

• Special Attractions   Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: Meet a T-Rex, Triceratops, Troodon and Edmontosaurus. Through September 14, this dinomite exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period. Free with museum admission.   More...

Arts & Entertainment

Journey under the sea with Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. at Workshop Theatre

Come under the sea this June as Workshop Theatre presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. More...

McKissick Museum uncovers buried treasure

The University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum will present Hidden Treasures: Rediscovering McKissick Museum’s Natural History Collection in the Museum’s 3rd Floor Central Gallery until August 30. More...

Travel

Celebrating my Birthday in Beaufort

Part 2: The Trip Down

Linda chose Beaufort for my 75th birthday getaway. In our usual manner, we avoided interstate highways and drove on backroads through Congaree, St. Matthews, Branchville, Smoaks, and Yemassee. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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...

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, 56-5-5635 and/or 29- 15-10 SC Law as Amended; and are in the custody of J More...

Legals

Full Story

Columbia has its own (Stan) Laurel and (Oliver) Hardy

Phillip Jones of Columbia and his “partner” Little Ollie welcomed visitors to the town square of Ulverston, England, posing for photos beside life-sized bronze statues of Laurel and Hardy during Another Fine Fest, a celebration honoring t More...

Warrior Challenge set for July 4

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is proud to announce a partnership between Richland County Sheriff ’s Department and Warrior Fitness in honor of Deputy Ryan Rawl. More...

On Second Thought

The F-104 Starfighter; Part One: Development

One of the most controversial yet dynamic fighter aircraft in aviation history is the F-104 Starfighter. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

West Columbia Lown Street: A man was arrested at 2 p.m. More...

Beating the Heat

Historic Site Spotlight

Last weekend, Columbians and citizens of Ri chl and Co unty offi ci al ly ushered in summer, though for months (in fact throughout the entire year) we have benefited from a comm odity tha t genera ti ons ag o wa s ra re an d much more greatly appreci More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Broke is in the eye of the beholder

I’m just saying...

I am really getting tired of politicians and political groups asking me for money. More...

A Different View of Old Friends

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

I’d never seen the moon quite like that before. Our satellite was hanging about halfway to Heaven, motionless and perfect. More...

Education

Traffic Bowl winners

Clemson University was the winner of the 2014 William Temple Scholarship Challenge Traffic Bowl this spring. More...

Swansea student goes “down under”

Russ Zahler, 15, of Gaston, has been selected to participate in the People to People program as a foreign exchange student. More...

Midlands Technical College student transfers to and graduates from Harvard

Former Midlands Technical College student Sara Oswald has achieved a dream that she never even foresaw being a possibility. More...

Sports

Bearcats building

OVERVIEW: It was a tale of two halves for the Brookland-Cayce Bearcats in 2013. A last second stand against Airport sparked an improbable 5-0 start for the Bearcats, but B-C went 1-4 down the stretch. More...

Coleman’s Journey

In 2013, the Brookland Cayce Bearcats enjoyed their first winning season since the 2004 team finished 9-3. The coach for Brookland Cayce at that time was Brad Coleman, a Bearcat alumnus.  More...

Northeast comes back to down West Columbia

Jake Mueller went 2- for-4 with an RBI to lead Northeast Columbia to a come-from-behind 9-7 victory over West Columbia in American Legion action on Monday, June 23 at Brookland Cayce High School.  More...

Home & Garden

The Foraging Family

Stopping to smell the flowers

“Eat your vegetables; they’re good for you” is a familiar parental refrain. More...

The Grounds Guys guide for the best office plants

Many types of plants are available to spruce up your work space.  Adding a touch of green to a work space has proven wellness benefits, from improving moods to purifying the air.  Lemon Balm   More...

Star Chefs

Wild Mushroom Sauce   More...