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Birds of Eden houses over 3,500 exotic birds

Editor’s note: Jessica Mejia, writer for The Columbia Star, has recently returned from South Africa where she interned for a newspaper. The Columbia Star will be publishing a series of stories by her about her experiences. More...

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Fugitives from Sleep

I’m just saying...

This past week, the news has been full of the story and the updates about two convicted killers who broke out of a maximum security jail and have managed to avoid authorities for several days. More...

Photogenic Food

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

I once worked with a guy named Rick. We inhabited different demographics on numerous levels but had enough in common to get along outside work. More...

Business

Innovista Greene Street Corridor expected to transform the heart of USC

Area leaders broke ground Thursday on the Innovista Greene Street corridor, a project expected to transform the heart of the University of South Carolina, creating a milelong corridor for new business and residential development.  More...

City Snippets

Columbia increasing utility rates   More...

Folks About Town

Historic Columbia has received the 2015 Historic Preservation Heritage Tourism Award from Lt. Governor Henry McMaster. More...

Sports

Reese returns home to coach Lower Richland baseball

When Lower Richland athletic director Robert Matz and principal Kelvin Wymbs were looking for a change in leadership for the Diamond Hornets’ baseball program, they found someone from the school’s past. More...

Falcons have questions but plenty of talent

OVERVIEW: After suffering through a rough 2013 season, the A.C. Flora Falcons rebounded in 2014. The 12 wins posted by last year’s squad matched the most in school history. More...

Joch dominates at Belton

Dutch Fork’s Lauren Joch won her second straight girls’ U16 singles draw of the Chick-fil-A Palmetto Championships held in Belton, S.C. May 22-27. The tournament is the qualifier for the Southern Closed Championships. More...

Home & Garden

From Campus to Community

Stopping to smell the flowers

In a yearlong study of pollinators, Michele Mauney’s Environmental Science students at Muller Road Middle School in Blythewood tackled the problem of the declining populations of monarch butterflies and honeybees by planning, planting, and main More...

Star Chefs

Lime Chicken Soft Tacos   More...

Pets

Is your dog a Canine Good Citizen?

In Columbia, there are many restaurants that allow your dog to accompany you at outside eating areas or at events, such as Soda City. More...

Help stop the slaughter of American horses

In the midst of the Triple Crown excitement, we can’t lose sight of the horses who are not in the limelight. More...

City’s Pet of the week: Jai (ID#A209025)

Jai is an adorable one- year- old domestic short hair cat. He loves to be around people and gets along well with the other cats. Jai is confident, friendly, and would make a great addition to any family. He is also neutered and microchipped.  More...

Carlisle Street—the new art district?

If you live in Melrose Heights or Heathwood, you are probably familiar with “The Cut-Through” (aka Carlisle Street). More...

Downtown Church: the message is contemporary; the theology is traditional

Last December, the Downtown Church at 701 Whaley was chartered as a congregation by the Presbyterian Church ( U. S. A.), a milestone achieved far sooner than anticipated. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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To walk the aisle in her shoes

In March 2010, American designer Jason Wu donated a dress to the Smithsonian Institution. Also present at the ceremony was the lady who had worn the dress, First Lady Michelle Obama.  More...

Hurricane Season 2015; It only takes one

Hurricane season is here, and with it comes renewed focus on how simple preparations can save lives in the event of a major disaster. Our local community tells a tale of resilience.  More...

Government / Neighborhood

South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association learns what to do when approached by solicitors

At the monthly meeting Thursday, June 4, South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association president Michele Huggins discussed what residents need to do when they are approached by solicitors. More...

Blythewood resident speaks the language of flowers

When Sonya White bade farewell to a friend, she gave her a bouquet with both beauty and meaning.  More...

Cayce City Council sets Special Election date

The members of Cayce City Council met June 8 at noon and approved the Resolution revising the date of the Special Election date for the Cayce City Council, District 4 seat. More...

Education

School Stars

C.A. Johnson High School biology teacher Chanda Jefferson has been selected by Harvard University to be a speaker at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Society for Developmental Biology in Snowbird, Utah, July 9-13. More...

Society

Miss Lesslie and Mr. Francis marry on Sullivan’s Island

Ann Tipton Lesslie and Raleigh Kent Francis were married in Sunrise Presbyterian Church on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, June 5, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Vance Ernest Polley assisted by The Rev. More...

Miss Clark and Mr. Erickson exchange marriage vows June 6, 2015

Holly Melissa Clark and John Thomas Erickson Jr., both of Lugoff, South Carolina, were married June 6, 2015, at Shandon United Methodist Church. The Reverend Carly Wicklund performed the 3 p.m. ceremony. More...

Bud and Ruth Tibshrany celebrate 50 years of marriage

Bud and Ruth Tibshrany celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 30 with a trip to Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. More...

Events

Events

•AUDITIONS  Carolina Renaissance Festival will hold open auditions Saturday, June 20, 9 a.m.–noon and Saturday, June 27, 9 a.m.–noon, Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord, NC. Carolina.RenFestInfo.com. More...

Travel

Ode to my Father

Part 6: The Marbles Game

My father, Miller Montgomery, wrote in his memoirs about an incident that occurred on Varner Avenue in Greeleyville when he was walking home after running an errand. More...

Center for Knowledge student attends Space Camp

David Max Johns Jr., a fifth grade student at Richland School District Two’s Center for Knowledge, recently attended Space Camp Robotics at the U.S. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

Request foR PRoPosals Richland County First Steps Health Consultant Services Bids are being solicited by the Richland County First Steps Partnership Board for health consulting services that would affect a child’s readiness for school. 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...

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