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Part VIII—Ahead of His Time: Almost a Lottery The Columbia Years: Excerpts From

Capitol Steps; the Rise, Fall, and Redemption of Congressman Jenrette

The connections and goodwill State Representative Jenrette built up in Columbia nearly paid off big time. The name of the economic game back home at the beach was attracting tourist dollars. More...

Blythewood resident writes story of growing up in foster care in NY

Blythewood resident, Shandreka Jones, is a wife, mother, and student at the University of South Carolina earning her masters degree in social work. More...

Fake IRS calls top the list of scams in 2015

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) received more than 3,000 scam reports between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2015. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Veterans from the American Legion Post 6 present Robert Holland a Quilt of Valor

On January 22, 2016, Robert Holland was presented a Quilt of Valor by Veterans from the American Legion Post 6 in Columbia. He turned 95 January 25. He was a WWII veteran. More...

Rosewood Community Council receives update on Owens Field Park and the landlord ordinance

At the quarterly meeting Thursday, January 21, Todd Martin, with Columbia Parks and Recreation, gave the Rosewood Community Council an update about plans for Owens Field Park.  More...

PAALS needs families to foster new puppies for service training

Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS) is recovering from a tough 2015. Ten days after moving into their facility a sewage flood delayed them helping people with disabilities. More...

Business

New manager to oversee all wildlife habitat programs

The South Carolina Wildlife Federation (SCWF) has named Laura Blake- Orr as Wildlife Habitat manager. More...

City Snippets

W. Cola nursing center sold   More...

Folks About Town

Those who have been appointed to the 2016 CREW Midlands South Carolina Executive Board of directors and officers include Mary Winter Teaster, president; Lauren Smith, president elect; Jessica Koumas, immediate past president; Jenny Lanford, secretary More...

Sports

Ahlea-thal Weapon for Hammond

Hosting just their second game in their new gymnasium, the Cardinal Newman Lady Cardinals held a 3-0 lead against the Hammond Lady Skyhawks four minutes into the first quarter, but then Hammond head coach Roshan Myers pulled sophomore guard Ahlea Mye More...

Skyhawks fly by Cards in the 4th

Behind a raucous crowd in their brand new gymnasium, the Cardinal Newman Cardinals held a 21-18 first quarter lead over the Hammond Skyhawks and trailed by just one point going into halftime, but Hammond’s dynamic duo of Seventh Woods and Cheve More...

Dreher comes back to beat Lady Diamonds

Despite being down six points with their best player in foul trouble, the Dreher Lady Blue Devils rallied to defeat the visiting Lower Richland Lady Diamond Hornets 57-52 in Region IV-3A girls’ basketball action Friday, January 22.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Midlands area dancers to perform at Disney World

After nearly a year of preparation, 38 dancers from the four branches of South Carolina Music and Dance Academy will be presenting a special performance at Disney World February 6. More...

Columbia Children’s Theatre to kick off its Altered Visions Tour with William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

What happens when your star-crossed lovers carry cell phones, use iPads, and sing 1960s love songs? It’s Columbia Children’s Theatre’s Altered Visions Tour production of Romeo and Juliet.  More...

S.C. Phil to explore jazzy side of classical music

Orchestral music takes more forms than often realized, and the South Carolina Philharmonic will explore its jazzy side in All That Jazz, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 6, at the Koger Center.  Tickets are $53, $45, $35, $27 and $23. More...

Travel

A Wild Senior Trip

Part 2: St. Simon’s Departure

The day after graduating from Dreher, Captain Lee Tigner and his three brave sailors gathered at Lee’s home on Trenholm Road. More...

Queen of the Dough retires from The Columbia Star

The Columbia Star is losing its “Queen of the Dough.” More...

A Natural Wonder: S.C. schools explore Georgia O’Keeffe’s Columbia College story

Julia Rayfield, a ninth grader at Dreher High School, decided at an early age to commit herself to art. Georgia O’Keeffe made that same decision for herself at age ten. Rayfield’s art piece is an eye-catching study of leaves. More...

On Second Thought

Partisan Commanders of S.C.: The Swamp Fox, The Gamecock, and The Wizard Owl

After the British successfully conquered Charleston in May of 1780, all hope seemed lost for South Carolina. More...

ASK ANN...

How do I vote in the primaries?

Sorry, but you can only vote in one primary. The Republican primary is February 20, and the Democratic primary is February 27.  In order to vote in a primary, you must be registered 30 days before the election. More...

Volunteer with Historic Columbia

Historic Columbia was founded in 1961 by a group of concerned local citizens who volunteered their time, talents, and passion for history in order to save the Robert Mills House and open it to the public. More...

Commentary

Marketing food diversity

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

I tried a Wendy’s black bean burger last week. The landlord bought a couple and thoughtfully saved one for me. I was not impressed. A homegrown tomato sandwich is a better vegetarian choice. More...

Part II: Running with Donald Duck

40–Something

This was no ordinary half-marathon. Not that I’m qualified to make that judgment because this was my first (and possibly only) half-marathon. More...

Praise and Prejudice

I’m just saying...

“Ooooh mama’s sweet baabums….. him SUCH a goooood baaaby….. yessss him izzzz…… ooooh YESSSSS him izzzzz……. More...

Education

Ben Lippen School receives third place in Division I State High School Math Meet competition

After the students “did the math” and the judges tabulated the totals, South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) executive director Larry Watt announced that Ben Lippen School received third place in the Division I State High More...

School Stars

Cassandra Randolph of Richland Northeast High School was nominated as January’s teacher of the month by South Carolina Education Association (SCEA).   More...

Society

Guests brave the 1,000 year flood to witness the marriage of Miss Andreatta and Mr. Grimball

Sara Catherine Andreatta and Edward Barnwell Grimball Jr., both of Charleston, South Carolina, were married Saturday, October 3, 2015, in the midst of the 1,000- year flood. More...

Do you remember?

Where is Paradise?

The weather was something everyone was accustomed to talking about. It was even a welcomed subject when silence fell on a conversation. Not anymore! More...

DAR Granby Chapter members visit Gaffney to celebrate the 235th Anniversary Celebration of the Battle of Cowpens

The Battle of Cowpens (January 17, 1781) was a decisive victory by Continental Army forces under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan in South Carolina over the British Army led by Colonel Banastre Tarleto More...

Events

Events

•CHURCH/CHARITY Super Sunday Service will be held at Stedfast Christian Center Sunday, January 31, 10 a.m., 5200 Fairfield Road. 786-9129. More...

Home & Garden

Victory for space-challenged gardeners

Stopping to smell the flowers

February is generally the month for sowing tomato seeds indoors. If you’ve given up on growing tomatoes because they take too much space, staking and caging, you are not alone. More...

Star Chefs

Fresh Tomato Pie   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF TOLLYS ON THE CURVE, LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TOLLYS ON THE CURVE, LLC, a South Carolina limited liability company (the "Company"), was dissolved on December 11, 2015.  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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