October 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Water Missions International provides clean water to residents

Water Missions International has set up headquarters at the water tower on Gladden Street in Melrose Heights in Columbia. More...

No bread for birds

Like so many others, I remember going out into the backyard with my grandmother to feed the birds. More...

Olympia Residents Council hears update on knock and talk

Janie Kerzan, the community outreach director for the Department of Student Life at the University of South Carolina, gave an up date on the knock and talk in the Olympia community at the Olympia Residents Council meeting Wednesday, September 30.&nbs More...

Education

School Stars

Cardinal Newman High School senior McCarley Maddock has been named a 2015 National Merit Semifinalist.   Cardinal Newman High School senior Katie Dodds has been awarded The Class of 2016 Bobbi Rossi Memorial Scholarship.   More...

Vote online to help students get musical instruments

Your vote would be sweet music to the ears of Hyatt Park Elementary School teacher Veronica Smith who submitted a grant on DonorsChoose.org to get three authentic African drums for her world music class.  More...

Midlands Technical College awarded $2.25 million to enhance student services

Midlands Technical College (MTC) will use a $2.25 million grant from the US Department of Education Strengthening Institutions Program to help improve the success of freshmen students through enhanced academic advising and student engagement. More...

Sports

Heathwood’s Nasir wins Highlander Invitational

mikem@thecolumbiastar.com   Heathwood Hall’s Maryah Nasir won her fourth race in five meets this cross country season taking the girls’ side of the Highlander Invitational on the campus of Heathwood Hall on September 30 in a time of More...

Dreher slogs past Diamond Hornets

Dreher’s Blue Devils overcame the elements and a pesky effort by the Lower Richland Diamond Hornets before answering with three late second half touchdowns to scratch the Diamonds 36-16 in a soggy Region IV-3A opener for both schools on Friday More...

High School Football

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Arts & Entertainment

Georgia O’Keefe opening events rescheduled

Due to inclement weather and flooding conditions, the Columbia Museum of Art (CMA) is postponing three events originally scheduled for this week.  More...

Local acting company partners with non-profit haunted attraction

The Cayce-West Columbia Jaycees and the NiA Company have joined forces to bring this year’s Hall of Horrors back to its roots for this year’s production, X13: Evil Never Dies. More...

Travel

Ode to my Father

Part 24: Warner is born

(Note: This series is from my father’s memoirs I found long after his death.)  Bub [brother John A.] and Lottie bought a house in the new development where Gervais Street ended at the Glenwood Golf Course run by Mr. Jennings. More...

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Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles are subject to towing, repair and/ or storage liens: are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5- 5810, 56-6-5635 and/ or 29- 15-10 SC Law as Amended: and are in the custody of 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 Representa-tives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of More...

Legals

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On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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Our Places, Our Stories: What is next for the Mann-Simons Site?

In 1978, coordinated grassroots preservation efforts on the part of Columbia, South Carolina’s African American and white communities saved a circa-1875 former residence, which had been owned by the same African American family from 1843 until More...

ASK ANN...

What is happening at the old Master Cleaners site?

A few months ago, a reader asked about the old Master Cleaners site, and after digging around, I came to a dead end somewhere in Virginia. Another reader saw the demolition had begun and asked the question again. I decided to try again.  More...

Business

Army Vet becomes Window Genie

A question about work: can a long-serving retired veteran find happiness in a second career washing windows?  In this particular case, you can bet your pail and squeegee, he can.  More...

City Snippets

Price-gouging law in effect  S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson is asking citizens to alert his office to any price gouging following the flooding over last weekend. More...

Folks About Town

Rich Parsons has joined Capitol Consultants as a member of the government relations team. More...

Society

NSDAR—celebrating its 125th anniversary—has more than 4,500 members in South Carolina

As one of the original 13 colonies, South Carolina had a pivotal role in the American Revolutionary War. More...

Taking a seat in The High Court

Capital Rotary Club members settled into spectator seats at the S.C. State Supreme Court as staff attorney Mary Lucas explained the workings of the state’s highest judicial body.  More...

Senior advocates issue 2016 legislative priorities

Under the leadership of its newly elected speaker (president), Hannah Timmons, Richland County, the 186 member South Carolina Silver Haired Legislature (SCSHL) recently held its 17th Annual Legislative Priorities Session in the House Chambers of the More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS  Patter Pet’s First Annual Dog and Pony Show will be held Sunday, October 11, 1–5 p.m., Historic Columbia Speedway, 2001 Charleston Highway, Cayce. www.patterpets.org.   More...

Historic Columbia cancellations and postponements

We hope everyone is safe, dry, and getting all the help and supplies needed after this historic flooding. The following programs for this week have been cancelled or postponed to a later date to be determined.   • Spirits Alive! More...

Home & Garden

Fall Fireworks

Stopping to smell the flowers

Overnight, unexpected, and from out of nowhere the red spider lily perennial bulb, Lycoris radiata, shoots forth its 12-18” long, smooth, leafless, sturdy stem with an explosive coral-red flaming flower looking like a fall fireworks display, a More...

Star Chefs

Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake   More...

Pets

Skills your vet will love

If you get nervous at doctor visits, imagine how your dog feels at veterinary visits...strangers picking him up and handling him, being poked and prodded. More...