June 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Poachers rip the horns off Bonnie and Clyde

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...

News

Lower Richland Sewer Project continues to be main topic at the Richland County Council meeting

The June 16 Richland County Council meeting opened with two resolutions. The first recognized June 21- 27 as Mosquito Control Awareness Week in Richland County. The second recognized Leora McCarty for her years of service with Richland County.  More...

Should you leave your child home alone?

What age should a child be allowed to stay at home alone? This is a challenging decision for parents, especially when the school year ends. More...

West Columbia City Council approves 2015 Fiscal Year Budget

The West Columbia City Council met Monday, June 15, 2015, at 6 p.m. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council approves budget for 2015–16 year

With a vote of 4-2, Columbia City Council adopted the budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year at its monthly meeting Tuesday, June 16. More...

Richland County needs residents to serve on boards and commissions

Richland County Council provides a wide variety of boards and commissions that encourages its members to participate in discussions that affect and shape the future of the county. More...

Community cat spay/neuter blitz

Each year, progress is made to decrease the tide of pet over-population; however, despite our efforts thousands of cats still continue to fill our local animal shelters, especially kittens this time of year.  “Pet over-population is a comm More...

Business

Original Pancake House soon to celebrate 25 years

Marguerite Carlisle and Cathy Wilson were just as charming and bright last week as they were 25 years ago when I first met them at their Original Pancake House restaurant.  More...

Consumer alert!

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is warning consumers about a common scam targeting hotel guests. More...

City Snippets

Parking lot is fate of VA building  The General Services Administration wants to demolish the vacant Veterans Administration Regional Office building on Assembly Street and replace it with a parking lot. More...

Society

How to spot an abuser on the first date

In South Carolina, we are constantly bombarded with news of domestic violence, including our incredibly high homicide rate. We hear and read stories of men abusing the women they claim to care about all the time. More...

Women of Fitness

Maxine Deutschendorf of Infinite Yoga brings an atmosphere of lightheartedness to each class as she offers skilled attention to proper alignment and breathing. More...

Governor Haley signs S.3 the Domestic Violence Bill

Governor Nikki Haley was joined June 4 by Senate Judiciary Chairman Larry Martin, Representative Shannon Erickson, and Sara Barber, executive director of the S.C. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Sterling Chamber Players to present the Mentoring Project

The Mentoring Project was created to give local talented pre-college musicians the opportunity to learn about chamber music by rehearsing and performing with local professionals.  More...

The Wizard of Oz comes to Workshop Theatre

There’s no place like home.  Journey over the rainbow as Workshop Theatre presents the timeless classic The Wizard of Oz, the young performers' edition, June 25-28 at the Heathwood Hall Episcopal School Belser Auditorium.  More...

Travel

Ode to my Father

Part 7: The Swimming Hole

My father, Miller Montgomery, was born and raised in Greeleyville in Williamsburg County, S.C. This a continuation of the memoirs he wrote for me before he died in 1996: More...

DiPrato’s launches Pimento Cheese in Bi-Lo stores

On Sunday, June 14, 2015, Dianne Light (l) and Bill Prato (c) were at Bi-Lo on Devine Street giving away samples of the DiPrato’s Pimento Cheese— Original and Sharp White Cheddar. More...

Columbia Council of Neighborhoods installs new president

On Thursday, June 25, Emma McGraw Myers will be officially installed as the president of the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods in a ceremony at Columbia City Hall. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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Remembering Irwin Park

At first glance, it may seem the slated park expansions and improvements in Columbia’s city center are a new and novel idea, when in reality the face of our park system has been evolving over the years. More...

Support efforts to eradicate polio

Last week, the World Health Organization announced a significant decline in polio cases this year. There have been 24 cases since the start of the year, a decline of more than 70 percent from the same period last year.  More...

Commentary

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Working that Daddy-Magic

I’m just saying...

I was three or four before I remember seeing the ocean. I guess my parents didn’t relish the idea of taking a baby or a toddler to the beach, so they waited until I was “potty trained” and eating “real” food.  More...

Modern Technology on Vacation

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

Being assigned the important responsibility of planning a guy’s-only baseball trip was weighing heavy on my mind. Not as heavy as it might have been were women involved. More...

Education

School Stars

Medina Boggs, a social studies teacher at Hand Middle School, has been awarded the Law Related Middle School Educator of the Year Award by the South Carolina State Bar Association. More...

Free lunches for all Richland One Schools

Beginning with the 2015- 2016 school year, Richland One Schools will offer meals at no cost to all students, regardless of family income. The average district family could save more than $400 per child in a school year. More...

Boy Scouts of Troop 37 receive Eagle Scout rank awards

Marion Rast Campbell III, Newman Perry Cate Jr., Remington Grant Fontaine, and James Rivers Martin, all of Columbia, were awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a formal ceremony held May 24 at Shandon United Methodist Church. More...

Sports

Armstrong and defense key to Blue Devils’ success

OVERVIEW: It was an interesting ride to the postseason for Dreher in 2014. The Blue Devils got off to a 6-1 start, including wins in their first two region games, before adversity struck. Following a loss to Camden, the two teams got into a brawl. More...

USC’s Rogers gives back

The 24th annual George Rogers Foundation gala was held Sunday, June 14 at Seawells. 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...

Home & Garden

Pocket Park Peppers

Stopping to smell the flowers

The Hollywood- Rosehill neighborhood developed as a south suburban area of Columbia in the first quarter of the 20th century. More...

Star Chefs

Vegetarian Quesadillas   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Richland County Masters Sales

Notice of Sale 2015-cP-40-00961 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Richland County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as Trustee for the Certificateholders of the First Franklin More...

Public Notices

Notice of HeaRiNG State of WiScoNSiN ciRcUit coURt cHilDReN’S DiViSioN  More...

Legals

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