September 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

COPS

To Feature the Richland County Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff Leon Lott announces SPIKE TV has begun airing all new episodes of COPS, now in its 28th season. The next episode, “Butt Wait… There’s More,” airs Saturday, September 26, 2015. at 8 p.m. More...

News

African Gospel Church welcomes American intern with open arms

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 has been publishing a series of stories by her about her experiences.   More...

Former Richland County Councilwoman proposes ordinance to Shandon Neighborhood Council

At the Shandon Neighborhood Council meeting Monday, September 14, former Richland County Councilwoman Kit Smith discussed an ordinance proposal that will help neighborhoods with student rental properties.  More...

New literary festival coming in February

The inaugural Deckle Edge Literary Festival will be held February 19- 21, 2016, in Columbia, South Carolina. More...

Business

Murray’s Bar and Grill adds entertainment to good food and good company

Still in his work clothes, a man elbows his way through the restaurant door, takeout bags draped over both arms. “Excuse me. Got to get home while this stuff’s still warm,” he apologizes.  More...

City Snippets

State’s tax structure ranked   More...

Folks About Town

John Trump, pastor of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, has received the Good Steward Award from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. More...

Education

Southern Exposure presents Tony Arnold and Jacob Greenburg

The University of South Carolina’s Southern Exposure New Music Series is devoted to exploring the rich variety of contemporary classical and world music. The upcoming concert Friday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m. is no exception. More...

Mental Health receives youth suicide prevention grant

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (DMH) has received a youth suicide prevention grant of $736,000 per year for five years from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  More...

2016 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists announced

Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program. More...

Sports

Falcons fly by RNE

The A.C. More...

Cardinals handle Heathwood

Senior Maria Cummings had eight kills and four aces to lead a balanced attack by Cardinal Newman as the Cardinals went to Heathwood Hall on Thursday, September 17 and came away with a three-set victory over the Highlanders, 25-10, 25-9, 25-9.  More...

Battle of old teammates goes to RNE

The Richland Northeast volleyball team faced one of its toughest challenges to date on Thursday, September 17 during a home match against A.C. More...

Home & Garden

Brenda’s Birds and Blooms Backyard

Stopping to smell the flowers

Entering the backyard of Brenda McLaurin is like stepping onto the pages of Birds and Blooms, the magazine with practiced advice and reader personal experiences on how to maximize beauty with flora and fauna in the home garden. More...

Star Chefs

Pumpkin Soup with Blue Cheese and Bacon   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF LIEN SALE The following bins of personal property will be sold due to lien of rental fees at The Mini Storage Center, 730 Chris Dr., W. Columbia SC 29169 at 3:00 pm on Tuesday October 13, 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...

Mayor Steve Benjamin to participate in Pope’s visit

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania September 23 where he will served as a panelist at the 2015 International Mayors Forum co-sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers and La Salle University.  More...

Ridge View football team assists the Rice Creek Elementary School car rider line

The Ridge View Blazers recently woke up early one Friday morning to assist with the Rice Creek car rider line. More...

Beloved friend of Harmony School passes away

Djembe, beloved friend of Harmony School on Covenant Road in Forest Acres, escaped from his playground on September 19. Unfor tunately, he met with a fatal accident. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

Part I: The SC Military Museum: A Brief History

Two of the most frequent questions we receive at the Museum are as follows: (1) what is our history; and (2) how do we acquire artifacts, macro and micro. More...

Scarecrow Season at Historic Columbia

The beginning of October means one thing at Historic Columbia: Scarecrows in the Garden! More...

Commentary

Surviving the pranksters

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

While testing my new walking partner recently, I spied what appeared to be a discarded bottle of beer. Shimmering in the sunlight, golden in color, exposed through the clear glass of a Miller bottle, was a free drink.  More...

The Ruin of Retail

I’m just saying...

Why are there 12- dozen credit card machines in this world?  I’ve noticed lately that at every place I shop, there is a different machine to pay by credit or debit cards.  Every machine in every store is different these days.  More...

Weird Days at Walmart

40–Something

Some days I fly through Walmart without a problem. Last Saturday was not one of those days.  It started as my wife and I approached the store. Walmart now has a new kind of greeter—one who asks for donations at the entrance. More...

Society

Columbia High School alumni celebrate 100th class reunion

Gov. Nikki Haley proclaimed August 29 the Columbia High School Cenntenial day.

Alumni Dick Addy (l) and current Columbia High School principal, Shenequa Coles announce the establishment of the “Larry Kearse Columbia High School Centennial Scholarship” at the recent More...

Granby Chapter NSDAR accepts proclamation from Lexington County Council

On September 8, 2015, the Granby Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Lexington accepted this year's proclamation for Constitution Week at the Lexington County Council Meeting. More...

Rotary Club of Forest Acres awards grant to Meals on Wheels program

Senior Resources received a $2,000 grant from the Rotary Club of Forest Acres to support the Meals on Wheels program.  The funding will be used to provide daily delivery of a hot, nutritionally balanced meal to a homebound senior for a full yea More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS   More...

S.C. State Fair’s “From Field to Fair®” program teaches children about farming and sustainability in a fun way

The South Carolina State Fair’s “From Field to Fair®” program was designed to help educate young people about the important role farming and sustainability play in the state. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Landmark musical The Threepenny Opera opens new Theatre SC Season

The infamous Mack the Knife is back as Theatre South Carolina presents the landmark musical masterpiece The Threepenny Opera, October 2–10 at Longstreet Theatre.  More...

New work premiered in a free concert at the University of South Carolina

William Terwilliger, violin; and Andrew Cooperstock, piano, play a premiere performance of new work by Meira Warshauer inspired by Christian Thee’s trompe l’oeil secret garden Orientation Gallery at the Columbia Museum of Art and works of More...

Unique partnership lands S.C. Phil musicians in area hospital

A renewed partnership between the South Carolina Philharmonic and Palmetto Health Richland Hospital is putting musicians in the hospital this season— to soothe anxiety and lift spirits while bodies mend.  More...

Travel

Ode to my Father

Part 21: Playing Football at PC

(Note: This series is from my father’s memoirs I found long after his death.) Billy Barron, a friend of mine from Greeleyville, had finished Presbyterian College (PC) and was attending medical school in Charleston. More...