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Granby Uncovered

When most people hear the word “history,” they think of museums, battles, and far-off lands. How many have thought of backyards? Not many, but David Brinkman, chair of the local chapter of The Explorers Club, certainly did. More...

Melrose Heights continues traffic studies

Residents, who attended the Melrose Heights Neighborhood Association meeting Monday, August 11 approved a motion for another traffic study as more efforts are made to make the streets in the neighborhood safer.  A traffic study is the first step More...

Advertisement of vacancies for the City of Columbia boards and commissions

The City of Columbia is seeking persons to serve on a variety of boards and commissions. Participation is another way city residents can take part in their government. Below is a list of boards and commissions that currently have vacancies. More...

Government / Neighborhood

West Columbia City Council experiencing internal turmoil

Internal review of West Columbia city officials and personnel by Robert Bolchoz for the City of West Columbia

Sent by Ashley S.HunterMcKay PublicAffairshttp://www.mckayfirm.com/publicaffairs/ Editor’s note: This article has not been altered or edited in any way. By Temus “Tem”Miles More...

Response from Mayor Joseph Owens to internal review of West Columbia city officials and personnel by Robert Bolchoz

Sent from the Office of the Mayor Joseph W. “Joe” Owens, Mayor P.O. More...

Business

Jeweler sells, restores, discovers, and creates treasures

Columbia jeweler Ron Koenig is one of those lucky people who can savor his passions on and off the job.  On workdays, Koenig operates Michael’s Jewelry at Trenholm Plaza, selling high end designer jewelry, restoring family heirlooms, and c More...

City of Cayce celebrates 100 years

The City of Cayce is planning for the Cayce Centennial Celebration Weekend September 5 – 7. Admission for all festivitie is free to the public.  More...

City Snippets

Princeton guidebook lists 5 S.C. schools   More...

Society

Walk a mile in their shoes

The last time I looked, men could not get pregnant. Also the last time I looked, every single one of the U.S. Supreme Court justices owned a cell phone. More...

It’s time to declutter

We’ve done it—we’ve survived yet another summer. I’m not sure what happened, but with three kids at home, my house looks like a tornado came through. Trust me, I’m from Kansas, I know what that looks like.  More...

Are we asking the right questions?

Each day in the United States, three women are murdered by a current or former boyfriend or husband. And here in South Carolina, we are first in the nation for the rate of women murdered by men.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Lillian Quackenbush to retire as artistic director of Sandlapper Singers

The Sandlapper Singers report that artistic director and co-founder of the Sandlapper Singers will retire at the end of the 2016 season. The transition begins with the hiring of a general manager for the organization in 2014. More...

Encore of Let’s Go to the “Previews!”

On Friday, August 29 at 8 p.m., Town Theatre will present an evening filled with song and tons of laughter in an encore performance of Let's Go to the “Previews." Join Bill DeWitt, Kathy Hartzog, Emily Northrup, Andy Nyland, Shannon Willis Scru More...

Historic Columbia’s Jubilee: Festival of Heritage celebrates 36 years next weekend, August 23

Historic Columbia’s Jubilee: Festival of Heritage returns for its 36th year Saturday, August 23. More...

Travel

Battle of Cowpens

Conclusion

It was clear and cold on the morning of January 17, 1781. More...

Why being there matters

Aerographer’s Mate 2nd Class Howard Bigby, from Columbia, S.C., sets up I-type shoring to support a sagging overhead in a fan room during a damage control drill aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island ( LHD 8). More...

Shepherd’s Centers programs offer seniors enlightenment, engagement, and entertainment

Although Dr. Carol McGinnis Kay may say she’s retired, her active leadership role at The Shepherd’s Center of St. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

Giant Russian Mammoth Sunflower

The sunflower has deep roots in America’s history. More...

Reader happy with locals’ success

I enjoyed reading the article on Joe Walker (Franchisee delivers Marco’s Pizzas throughout S. C.) in the July 25 edition of The Columbia Star! More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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A wise man has his own bathroom

I’m just saying...

When I first moved back to town from California, I was surprised my then fiancé, Marty, had set up separate bathrooms for us. I mean, we were engaged and going to be married after all…didn’t married people share the bathrooms?  More...

Modern Times

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

During a Daytona 500 rain delay last February, Fox rebroadcast the 2013 race rather than a Hank Hill marathon. A crawler ran incessantly stating the current race was suspended and the previous year’s contest was airing. More...

Education

Dreher High School theatre students excel at nationals

Broadway here they come … in a few more years. More...

Sports Brief

Kamille Sarah Reese runs track with the Richland County Recreation Commision(RCRC) at Lower Richland where she is coached by her father Robert Reese. More...

Superintendent’s contract extended

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees recently met in executive session to conduct Superintendent Debra Hamm’s performance evaluation. More...

Sports

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Home & Garden

A horticulture hub of yesterday

Stopping to smell the flowers

Taking Root, a summer exhibit at McKissick Museum on the USC horseshoe, plants a historical portrait of one of the largest and most prolific plant nurseries in the antebellum south, Pomaria Nursery.  While the 19th century economy of the south w More...

Star Chefs

Hello Dollies circa 1960s  2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1 stick melted butter  Combine — press in (8. or 9.) pan   More...

Confusion about food expiration dates can lead to potentially harmful food handling behaviors

Expiration date labeling on food products is a source of confusion for consumers according to a new survey from NSF International, a global public health and safety organization.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

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 K More...

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...