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News

Citizens speak out to Richland County Council

On September 8, Richland County Council’s meeting featured a familiar face during Citizen’s Input. More...

The mayor proclaims Constitution Week September 17-23

The Declaration of Independence was the promise; the Constitution was the fulfillment. So declared the late Warren Burger, former chief justice of the U.S. More...

FARMA proposes reducing the number of Rooftop Rhythm nights

At the monthly meeting of the Forest Acres City Council held September 8, members heard a proposal from the Forest Acres Restaurant and Merchants Association (FARMA) about using the city’s hospitality tax in different ways, including reducing t More...

Business

Consignment shop marks first step in West Columbia’s project “Brookland”

Karen Hoover remembers her epiphany struck on the way to the grocery store.  It was a bit more than two years ago when, turning a corner, she glanced over her shoulder at a familiar, long vacant brick store, with missing shingles and vines snaki More...

City Snippets

Big Apple to reopen   More...

Folks About Town

Josh Speed, with Newmark Grubb Wilson Kibler, has been selected to the 2015-2016 Midlands Executive Committee for the Urban Land Institute. More...

Society

Andy Warhol's Famous Faces

Since June 12, the Columbia Museum of Art has exhibited “From Marilyn to Mao: Andy Warhol’s Famous Faces,” a collection of 55 pieces by the eccentric artist.  More...

Art with a Heart

September is Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Awareness Month

The City of Columbia and One Columbia hosted Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital art exhibit in honor of Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Awareness month  More...

Over the Mantel Gallery presents works by Salley McInerney

“My Columbia,” a showing of works by artist and writer Salley McAden McInerney of the city’s most iconic and familiar images, will open September 17 with a reception from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Historic Columbia celebrates 37th Annual Jubilee: Festival of Heritage September 19

Celebrating the rich cultural heritage and entrepreneurial spirit of African Americans in Columbia, the 37th annual Jubilee: Festival of Heritage will take place on the grounds of Historic Columbia’s Mann-Simons Site and Outdoor Museum, 1403 Ri More...

20th Anniversary party for Sandlapper Singers “Singing with the Stars” costume party September 17

The 20th Anniversary Party for Sandlapper Singers, “Singing with the Stars” costume party, will be held September 17, 6:30–9:30 p.m. More...

Travel

Ode to my Father

Part 19: Mischievous Boys

(Note: This series is from my father’s memoirs I found long after his death.) One of the most mischievous boys in Greeleyville was Tokie Harrington. I particular remember one of his pranks that happened about 11 p.m. More...

New African–American art enhances CMA collection

The Columbia Museum of Art announces the acquisition of art by Tyrone Geter, Charles Ethan Porter, and Joseph Norman, three prominent African-American artists all new to the collection.  More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION Mitigation Consultant Group, LLC (the “Company”) filed Articles of Termination on September 1, 2015. More...

Legals

Full Story

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 Representa-tives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of More...

City issues special proclamation for Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers S.C. 5K Run and Walk on September 11

On September 11, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin will issue a special proclamation from the City of Columbia for the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run & Walk. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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The Friendship Nine and Jubilee

Entrepreneurial spirit. This is what stands out when reading a description of the Jubilee Festival on Historic Columbia’s website.  More...

Dinner for Two...You and your dog

Dinnertime for many dogs involves the owner ripping open a bag, pouring kibbles into a bowl, and walking away.  Not the stuff of a meaningful relationship.  Kris Rotonda likes to take an occasional break from that routine and give his four More...

Commentary

Adjusting to modern newscasting

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

The world was much different during my years exiled in East Tennessee. Among other things, I watched local news religiously. Everyone did. Few had home computers to peruse Yahoo or Google Chrome. More...

We must remember

I’m just saying...

I can’t believe it’s been 14 years since our Twin Towers were attacked, and almost 3,000 people were murdered or died trying to get to the injured. More...

The Juxtaposition of Jogging

40–Something

They say exercise is good for you. If that’s true, then why does it hurt so much?  Case in point...  More...

Education

Harmony School students visit farmer’s market

The elementary students of Harmony School enjoy a weekly trip to the Forest Acres Farmer’s Market where they buy local fruit, vegetables, and seafood in season to prepare and eat for a snack in More...

Share an Act of Kindness Today

During the summer, Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine hosted Beyond the Lemonade Stand Girls Entrepreneur Camp with local entrepreneurs Lasenta Lewis-Ellis of LLE Construction, Karen Jenkins of KRJ Consulting, and Attorney Dahli Myers of Myers Busines More...

Richland One superintendent to host live Twitter Chat

Richland One Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon will host a live Twitter Chat Monday, September 14, 6–7 p.m. Dr. Witherspoon will share information about the district and answer questions.  More...

Sports

Thompson excited about Hammond swimming

Janice Thompson enters her tenth year as head coach of the Hammond Skyhawk swim team and 29th year overall as a coach. More...

Lady Bearcats down Dreher

Girls Tennis September 2, Southeast Park   More...

Hammond v. Heathwood Hall & Cardinal Newman v. Ben Lippen matches completed

Two matches covered by The Columbia Star were not able to finish due to unforeseen weather circumstances. Both were completed Wednesday, September 9. Here are the final results... More...

Home & Garden

The Monarch’s Marathon to Mexico

Stopping to smell the flowers

From late August to Halloween, Midland gardens are visited by eastern North American monarch butterfly populations enroute to the Oyamel cloud forests of central Mexico’s Sierra Madre mountain range, their overwintering home from November throu More...

Star Chefs

Sauteed Apples   More...

Pets

Beware of poisoned cues

You know you need to keep your dog from eating chocolate, onions, grapes, and raisins. There are also some plants, such as the Sago palm, that can be poisonous to your dog. Did you know some words end up being poisonous to your dog as well? More...

Pawmetto Lifeline can help you keep your pet

At Pawmetto Lifeline, pet retention is a critical component to being a no-kill community. More...

Pet of the Week

Ziva is a playful oneyear old Tree Walking Hound mix. She’ll love her new owner so much that she won’t want to share him/her with anyone else. Ziva is also spayed, microchipped, and housebroken. More...