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Raising the Rocket

The South Carolina State Fair's landmark Rocket is being raised as a part of ongoing grounds upgrades and building renovations at the fair. More...

Commentary

Extreme Pastimes

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

I first read about Mt. Le Conte in a Chattanooga magazine 25 years ago; a rustic lodge 6,000 feet up in the Smoky Mountains so remote food and supplies are hauled in by llama. More...

Don’t go changin’... It doesn’t please me

I’m just saying...

I think there are allnight parties going on at my grocery store. That’s the only explanation I can come up with as to why they keep rearranging the aisles. More...

The Color of Fashion

40–Something

I have never been a flashy guy when it comes to clothing, with the possible exception of several unfortunate decisions in middle school. More...

Business

City Snippets

Plans approved for new dorm   More...

House of Raeford founds nonprofit to give back to the community

In 2001, House of Raeford took over ownership and management of Columbia Farms on Highway 378 in West Columbia. More...

Is COSTCO coming to the Midlands

The Richland County Department of Planning and Development is reviewing revised plans for wholesale warehouse Costco’s first Midlands store in the Harbison area.  More...

Society

THE COLUMBIA STAR CELEBRATES WOMEN OF FITNESS

Stephanie Rosehart, an athletic trainer at the University of South Carolina, works mainly with the women’s soccer team, but she is also involved with women’s golf and tennis. More...

The Columbia (SC) Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. hosts Diamond Jubilee Street Renaming Ceremony

Members of the Columbia (SC) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. were joined by city and state officials, along with community leaders at the Delta Life Development Center, 5307 Fairfield Road on Saturday, August 8, 2015.  More...

DEVINE STYLE: DRESSED TO CURE

Local women’s boutique Devine Robin will host Devine Style: Dressed to Cure on Thursday, August 27, 2015, at its location in the Forum at 2800 Devine Street in Columbia, SC. Cocktails will be served at 6:00 p.m. More...

Events

Events

•ARTS Log Cabin Art Guild meeting will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, September 12, Spring Valley Presbyterian Church, 125 Sparkleberry Lane. Myrtle Robinson will demonstrate gel printing. mcneely2000@yahoo.com. •AUDI TI ONS More...

Home & Garden

Renegade Species

Stopping to smell the flowers

I brake for mystery plants. The latest specimen to bring me to a halt was a willowy branched shrub seven to nine feet tall with a pink cloud of flowers atop the branches.  More...

Star Chefs

End of Garden Casserole   More...

Lexington County Master Gardeners Fall 2015 Schedule

• GLAM program ( Garden Like a Master) Houseplants for Clean Air will be held August 24, 6 p.m., at Lexington Main Library, 5440 Augusta Road, Lexington.  • GLAM program Pests in the Garden will be held August 25, 5:30 p.m., at Gilbert More...

Travel

Ode to my Father

Part 16: Cuss Words

(Note: This series is from my father’s memoirs I found long after his death.)  More...

Scootaway rolls out 100 more scooters August 20

Scootaway is launching the second test phase of its on-demand scooter ride share program. More...

Teen becomes CEO at 18

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

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in THE CAPITAL CITY

Forest Acres   More...

Getting to know your property

Among the research inquiries I receive each week from the public, one of the most frequent concerns is people wanting to know how to find out information about their property’s past. More...

What can animals teach us about kindness?

Studies of our non-human friends may show how genes inspire our better tendencies.

While humans are capable of acts of cruelty, greed and deception, they also possess plenty of positive characteristics such as kindness, compassion, friendliness, and empathy.  More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia Fireflies set schedule

The Columbia Fireflies, in conjunction with the South Atlantic League, have released the team’s schedule for the Inaugural Season at Spirit Communications Park in downtown Columbia.  More...

The Columbia Star recognized as “Media Organization of the Year at NAMI SC 2015 Annual Conference

Mimi Maddock, publisher of The Columbia Star, was presented with the “Media Organization of the Year” award by NAMI-SC at its 2015 Annual Conference in Columbia, SC.  More...

Lower Richland Sewer Project public meeting

Richland County Councilmen Kelvin Washington and Norman Jackson and other officials will hold a public meeting to discuss the Lower Richland Sewer Project. More...

Education

Richland One goes back to school We’re Ready

Richland One kicked off the start of a new school year Monday, August 17, as it welcomed back 24,000 students on the first day of school.   We’re ready! The 2015- 2016 school year is here and we are ready to make it great. More...

Richland County educators learn about power production at Santee Cooper’s Energy Educators Institute

This summer Santee Cooper provided hands-on experience in critical fields of the energy industry to two Richland County educators, as part of the 30th annual Energy Educators Institute series at the Wampee Conference Center in Pinopolis, S.C.  More...

Sports

Aun-McKay Kickoff Classic

The dreams begin anew in the sweltering August heat on football fields all across South Carolina. More...

Sertoma Sportsarama

The 55th Annual Sertoma Sportsarama took place at Memorial Stadium Saturday, August 15.  Game 1: Columbia Capitals 0, C.A. Johnson Green Hornets 0   In the first game, the Columbia Capitals and C.A. More...

Battle of the County Line

The Battle of the County Line Football Jamboree brought its second annual act to W.C. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Third Annual FOLKFabulous Festival to celebrate traditional music in South Carolina

The University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum will present the 3rd annual FOLKFabulous festival August 22, from 11 a.m.–5 p.m., in front of the Museum on USC’s historic Horseshoe in Columbia. More...

Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College doubles season offerings for 2015-16

Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College’s full season includes 25 events including three Behind the Scenes learning opportunities. Packages and passes are on sale now at the box office, 407-5011 and at HarbisonTheatre.org. More...

USC Symphony Orchestra opens season with “empress of the keyboard,” Natasha Paremski

The University of South Carolina’s premier orchestra ensemble, led by acclaimed music director Donald Portnoy, receives accolades for its fine performances. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

MASTER'S SALE BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: Bank of America, N.A. vs.  More...

Richland County Masters Sale

MASTER IN EQUITY NOTICE OF SALE 2015-CP-40-03082   More...

PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF COLUMBIA BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS

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