October 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Writer enjoys Five Points, Mossel Bay, South Africa

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...

Camping fees to be implemented at Congaree National Park

Congaree National Park will begin collecting nominal fees for camping at Longleaf and Bluff campgrounds within the park October 15, 2015. More...

Appreciation, tired bodies, and frayed emotions fill the Richland County Council meeting

On October 12, Richland County Council’s meeting began with a gavel and a prayer like most previous ones but similarities ended there. More...

Business

T-Shirts to help S.C. flood victims

The founder of a Columbia, S.C. based jewelry line, The Heart Knot (www.theheartknot.com), has found another way to heal the hearts of those around her state. More...

Website matches services with victims of flooding

University of South Carolina business professor Hildy Teegen is repurposing her new website to facilitate free matching of goods, services, and temporary shelter with victims of South Carolina flooding.  More...

Volunteers needed to help with debris removal

The United Way of South Carolina is asking for volunteers across the state who can help victims clean debris from their flood-stricken homes and sort the debris at the curb. United Way requests that volunteers register here: getconnected. More...

Society

Manicures and pedicures on hold at Amy Nails

When Ann Weldon went to get a manicure at Amy Nails, she found Amy sitting on the curb almost in tears washing bottles of nail polish. The shop was hit by the flood. Pedicure chairs were ruined and nail stations gone.  More...

Do you remember?

Brain in absentia

I am in a questioning mood today as I wonder whatever became of that person or the other. I have come up with the word absent- minded because it sounds good. My memory tells me I should think more about what the word means. Whoa!  More...

Coldstream Garden Club announces meeting schedule

The Coldstream Garden Club held its first meeting of the 2015-2016 garden club year September 14. The club was organized in 1973 by residents of the Coldstream residential area, but now member come from the greater Columbia area.  More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS  Sesquicentennial State Park will hold “Howl-O-Ween,” a Halloween dog event, Saturday, October 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Two Notch Road. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Compassion floods Pavlovich Ballet School and Columbia Classical Ballet as waters recede

The angry flood waters emerging with the fluid arms of the villainous Gill’s Creek over the last weekend have largely receded now. More...

Travel

Ode to my Father

Conclusion: Called to Fort Jackson

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

Public Notices - Free Access

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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Historic Horrell Hill: A Journey Through Our Heritage

More remembrances of a Horrell Hill lady

Those of us who live at Horrell Hill in Lower Richland County see it each day. We are accustomed to its rich land, its wide, open fields, its mysterious swamps, and its deep woods. The Wateree and Congaree rivers are old friends to us. More...

On Second Thought

Mustache Brothers, Bluegrass, Bidding & BBQ

Bluegrass, barbeque, and a timeless backdrop— add a crisp fall setting— and you’ve got yourself the quintessential evening in South Carolina. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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ASK ANN...

How can I prepare for an emergency?

We have all heard one should have an emergency kit ready and available on a moments notice, but most of us never take the time to make emergency preparations. More...

Commentary

The Sports Hater

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

I encountered a bothersome creature during Labor Day festivities, the female who hates sports. Some sports haters allow marginal interaction. Others demand total, unconditional withdrawal. I’ve encountered these creatures before. More...

A Jacket and Shoes

I’m just saying...

South Carolina has had a tough year.  More...

Not punting on punishment

40–Something

My 12-year-old son recently had a little trouble telling the truth, so as a punishment, his mother and I took away his phone, his iPad, and television for a month.  More...

Education

Academics not the focus as Lexington Two employees return to work

As employees in Lexington District Two returned to work this week, the emphasis was not on students’ academic success, but their well being. More...

Midlands Technical College Foundation receives $40,000 grant from Wells Fargo

The Midlands Technical College (MTC) Foundation recently received a $40,000 grant from Wells Fargo. More...

Sports

SCISA swimmers make a splash in Augusta

SCISA held its 2015 Swimming State Championships at the Augusta Aquatics Center in Augusta, Ga. Saturday, October 10. Porter Gaud and First Baptist, both from Charleston, took first and second for both girls and boys.  More...

War Eagles ruin Cardinal finale

McKenzie Taylor had 12 kills, and Ariel Atwood and Jordan Lang had 10 kills each as the Gray Collegiate War Eagles came to Forest Drive and defeated the Cardinal Newman Cardinals in five sets, 25- 15, 20-25, 14-25, 25-18, 18- 16, dampening the spirit More...

High School Football

Week 7 Stats
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Home & Garden

occasion Butterflies

Stopping to smell the flowers

The emotional lift received while creating a church butterfly garden prompted Bill Robinson to begin breeding butterflies at his home in rural Paxville. Five years ago, Bill and his wife Frances launched Occasion Butterflies. More...

Palmetto Garden Club of South Carolina 2015 Greenery Sale

The Palmetto Garden Club of South Carolina 2015 Greenery Sale is already underway. This year orders may be placed directly and safely at the club’s new online store,palmettogardenclub.org. More...

Star Chefs

Rocky Road Popcorn Balls   More...