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World famous Kudzu Queens return for St. Pat’s in Five Points Parade

Once again, the world- famous Kudzu Queens will support women’s charities and serve as the grand finale of the St. Pat’s in Five Points parade on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at 10 a. m. More...

News

Olympia holds Jim Jaco Day

For 33 years, Jim Jaco was president of the We Are Olympia organization.  We Are Olympia will honor Jaco Saturday, March 12, not only for his service to the organization but to the entire Olympia community.  More...

Forest Acres City Council passes first reading of zoning ordinance of redevelopment of former Cardinal Newman property

The Forest Acres City Council, without much fanfare or discussion, passed on first reading a zoning ordinance that brought the redevelopment of the former Cardinal Newman property one step closer to reality.  More...

Correction

In the March 4, 2016, issue of The Columbia Star pictured with the article “Dr. Harris Pastides, USC president , receives Global Vision Award,” the cutline should have read “ Dr. More...

Business

Orthodontics for adults opens on Main Street

Dr. Leslie Pitner, owner of Pitner Orthodontics, announces the opening of Pitner Downtown: Orthodontics for Adults at 1201 Main Street in the Capitol Center in downtown Columbia on March 29, 2016.  More...

Richland County issues a notice to proceed to contractor for two transportation penny projects

The Richland Penny Program has issued a Not ice to Proceed to Armstrong Contractors LLC to begin construction on the Jouster Street Dirt Road Paving Project and the Sidewalk Package S- 1 project . Both contracts total approximately $232,000. More...

City Snippets

Indian Mexican Grill open More...

Education

Cardinal Newman School raises over $169,900 for Palmetto health Children’s hospital in the last five years

Hundreds of Cardinal Newman students recently “Danced for the Real Stars” for eight hours and raised just under $24,000 for Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. More...

Ben lippen School names new head cheerleading coach

Charlotte “Chan” Gray is the new head cheerleading coach at Ben Lippen School.  More...

Richland One enrolling Pre-k and kindergarden students in language immersion program

Richland One will provide parents with yet another choice when it comes to the education of children when the district launches its new language immersion program in August 2016.  The program, which will offer Mandarin Chinese and Spanish, will More...

Sports

Eagles soar to comeback victory over Dreher

The visiting Airport Eagles scored two runs in the sixth inning and a run in the seventh to erase a 3- 0 deficit against Dreher. They then scored the winning run in extra innings to beat the Blue Devils 4-3 Tuesday, March 8.  More...

Parker’s hat trick helps Blue Devils survive scare from Bearcats

Dreher’s Kasey Parker proved once again it is her world, we’re all just living in it. The senior forward scored a hat trick against the Brookland- Cayce Lady Bearcats. More...

Blue Devils lean on Devlin, defense for win

Two goals from Ian Devlin were enough to lift the Dreher Blue Devils past the Brookland-Cayce Bearcats 2-0 Tuesday, March 8.  More...

Home & Garden

Ballerinas for Easter Week

Stopping to smell the flowers

As the spring plant ballet plays out in March, one ballerina takes center stage during Easter week— Kerria japonica. The supple arching Kelly green stems wearing brilliant buttercup tutu-like blossoms resemble graceful ballerinas. More...

Star Chefs

Pavlova More...

Pets

When is training not work? When it is play!

As a reward-based trainer, I am always looking for positive ways to make my training more effective while keeping it pleasurable and interesting for the dog. More...

Pet of the Week

Meet Brady  Id#A223043   More...

Dang–it! Dang–it! Dang–it!

American soldiers overseas may be in for a surprise when they open their family-sent packages and see more than the usual care products. More...

Dutch graduate students observe practice nurses and physician assistants

This is the 10th anniversary of Dutch graduate students coming to spend about nine days exploring how advanced practice nurses and physician assistants practice in the U.S. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

Boosterism Literature

One of the benefits of my job is working with amazing artifacts that document the history of our capital city. More...

Of floods and families

The perils and perks of walking away

Editor’s Note: This is the 17th installment in a series of articles by staff writer Cathy Cobbs chronicling her unique journey of the illness and death of her father and the loss of the family’s home in the Great Flood of 2015. More...

Commentary

Dealing with Lardo

During my early teen years, after the onset of puberty but before I got access to wheels, a local One Percenter bought land near our junior high school and began constructing a three story statement of his superiority.  More...

Older women don’t get kidnapped!

I’m just saying...

“NOOOOOOOOOO OOO!!!!!!!” It came out as something between a wail and a scream and brought my husband Marty dashing downstairs from his office.  “Baby! What’s wrong! Are you ok? More...

This doctor can’t help me sleep

40–Something

I haven’t been sleeping much lately. I’d like to blame the stress generated from my new responsibilities at work, but I can’t.  More...

Society

Women’s group donates 20,000 new books to children in need

Columbia members of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women distributed 20,000 new books February 26 and 27 to Palmetto State schools, after-school programs, and community programs serving students from low-income families and Title 1 Schools.  More...

Do You Remember?

Where have romantic cards gone?

Not only is spring the most beautiful season of the year in South Carolina, it is also second to Christmas spending when we southerners are shopping for candy, red roses, or Easter bonnets and dresses. More...

Student musicians win awards from the Music Clubs Scholarship Fund

On Sunday, March 6, 2016, the Music Clubs Scholarship Fund was used to present $2,400 in awards to the winners of Scholarship Auditions. The students performed in a recital in the Columbia College Wright Spears Performing Arts Center. More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS  Pawmetto Lifeline will offer discounted spay and neuter surgeries for both cats and dogs during the month of March as part of their “Spring Fling” campaign. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Palmetto Center for the Arts to present Aida

The Palmetto Center for the Arts Theatre Company at Richland Northeast High School will present the Tony-Award winning musical, Aida, Thursday through Saturday, March 17-19 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 20 at 3 p.m. More...

Workshop theatre and Paul Mitchell the School Columbia present the Southern classic Steel Magnolias

Honey, it’s the 1980s, in Monroe, Louisiana, at Truvy’s beauty shop — motto: “There’s no such thing as a natural beauty” — the women are all sass and brass. More...

Travel

A Wild Senior Trip

Part 8: Islamorada

It was a fast sail down the Florida Keys. And, silent, too. All four of us were too embarrassed to say anything.  At Islamorada, a sandbar-like island, Captain Tigner announced to his crew of weary sailors, “Swabbies, this is far enough. More...

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REQUEST FOR BIDS “Social services agency located in Columbia requests bids for cleaning services. 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...