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For Butter or Worse

I’m just saying...

What has happened to butter?  I went to the market the other day, and one of the things on my list was butter.  There was no butter in the butter section.  More...

Free Range Parents

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

I thought 2015 might bring sanity back. I hoped the pendulum would swing away from hysteria and toward common sense. I was misguided and terribly wrong.  More...

Business

Blindspot Art encourages healing through self expression

Vanessa Ashford, also known as B. Vanash, is the founder of BlindSpot Art, a wellness company that helps people heal and de-stress through painting. More...

City Snippets

Fort’s downsizing a serious loss   More...

Folks About Town

Linda Gamble, South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis’s unclaimed property director, has been named secretary-treasurer of the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators executive committee.  Army Pvt. More...

Sports

Lady Devils run by Richland Northeast

Three weeks ago, a fair number of Dreher’s Lady Blue Devils did not bring their best game to Richland Northeast against the Lady Cavaliers. Last Friday night was a very different story.  More...

Hester honored, and Lady Falcons fly by Heathwood

The Ben Lippen varsity girls’ basketball team celebrated Falcon Forward Corrie Hester’s 1000th point scored last Friday night with a ceremony and a 42-19 win over the visiting Heathwood Hall Lady Highlanders Friday, January 30.  More...

Balanced scoring key to Dreher’s win over Cavaliers

Dreher head coach Jeff DiBattisto said it best. The Blue Devils had lost their previous games on the road at A. C. More...

Arts & Entertainment

CCT presents Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Kids

Everyone’s favorite bear—that chubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff— comes to life on stage when Columbia Children’s Theatre (CCT) presents Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Kids February 5-8 with shows Thursday and Friday a More...

USC Dance Company presents Pushing Boundaries

The University of SC Dance Company will present Pushing Boundaries, a concert of contemporary dance works, February 10–13 at Drayton Hall Theatre. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. nightly. More...

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Public Notices

Public Notice: Branch Towers, LLC proposes the construction of a 195-ft AGL Self-Support Communications Tower (199-ft with appurtenances), west of a portion of Highway 321, south of a portion of Scioto Drive, and north of the City of Columbia, in Ric More...

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...

Legals

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Experience Moments on Main Street

One Columbia for Arts and History and the City of Columbia are proud to announce the installation of a second sculpture resulting from the public art pilot program.  More...

Stash goes nuts for Carolina Wildlife Center

South State Bank’s mascot, Stash, decided to get behind the effort to collect nuts for some orphaned squirrels by delivering a half bushel basket of fresh pecans and $100 donation to Carolina Wildlife Center. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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Writing portfolio preserves Civil War history

Before lifelong Columbian Cecile Huggins passed away 14 years ago, she ensured meaningful artifacts connected to the capital city’s past were offered to area museums and libraries so they may be helpful in educating later generations as to what More...

Fifth Judicial Circuit Veterans Court program a success

This past week I had the honor and privilege of attending the Veterans Court Program’s graduation. In the ceremony, six deserving veterans graduated and were able to start their lives anew. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Sidewalk project in Olympia put on hold

Olympia Residents Council president Vi Hendley announced at the monthly meeting Wednesday, January 28 Olympia Avenue will not be getting sidewalks.  In May 2014, Hendley said she had been told by Richland County Councilman Kelvin Benjamin that O More...

Reader responds to “Name this famous Columbian”

Editor’s note: The Columbia Star had this information in the January 23 issue.  Name this famous Columbian   He was born in Virginia, received an M.D. degree in Philadelphia, moved to Ft. More...

Society

Trial lawyers hold annual dinner

The American Board of Trial Advocates is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. More...

New ABOTA members sworn in

The South Carolina Chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) held its annual black tie dinner at the Palmetto Club in Columbia, January 29, 2015. Robert W. Foster Jr., 2013 chapter president, opened the meeting. John T. More...

February 15, deadline for open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace

Nearly 7.2 million consumers selected a plan or were automatically re-enrolled in the Federally Facilitated Marketplace as of January 16, 2015, including 161,941 in South Carolina. More...

Events

Events

•ART  University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum will present Power in Native Art: American Indian Aesthetic and Artistic Sovereignty February 6, 3:30–5 p.m., museum’s second floor south gallery, University of South C More...

Richland County Recreation Commission kicks off Black History Month

The Richland County Recreation Commission kicked off Black History Month January 29 with The Sankofa African American Traveling Museum. More...

Home & Garden

Taking the pulse of Planet Earth in your garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

Gardeners are close observers of what is happening to plants and animals in their domain. By February we are watching the buds and birds for changes and signs of spring. We watch the temperature to know when to plant outdoors to avoid frost. More...

Travel

Lithuania, a new democracy, a new friend

Part Three: Vilnius, founded 1323

I landed in Vilnius with my friend, Dr. Jim Fisher. Our mission was to speak at the 2004 UNESCO conference at the Law University of Lithuania. More...