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News

Wreath ceremonies begin

At noon on Monday, December 12, 2016, a wreath was placed at the S.C. Veterans Memorial on the Assembly Street side grounds of the S.C. Statehouse. South Carolina’s Adjutant General, Maj. More...

Bluff Road widening effort underway

Construction on the first phase of a project to widen Bluff Road near Williams-Brice Stadium is underway. More...

Forest Acres Police Department has five new officers

The Forest Acres City Council was introduced to five new police officers fresh out of the academy at its December 13 meeting.  More...

Commentary

Getting soft

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

I came to a startling conclusion last week. I’m softer than ice cream in July. Softer than a librarian’s voice. Softer than a baby’s butt. I’m also out of touch with modern electronic conveniences. More...

Turkey Trepidations

I’m just saying...

“Good morning Louise…could you come touch my turkey?”  “Umm…I’m sorry…what did you just ask me to do?”  “Come touch my turkey. More...

Mr. Lonely Sweat Pants Guy

40–Something

Last Saturday evening, I was doing what I always do. Yes, it’s lame, but Saturday night ice cream has become a tradition around my house. More...

Education

Seven Dreher seniors earn National Engineering awards

Seven Dreher High School seniors have earned the National AP + PLTW Student Achievement in Engineering Awards based on their work in Advanced Placement ( AP) science and math courses and advanced engineering courses taught at Dreher. More...

Integrated Learning vs. Teaching to the Tests

The Why America is Free Curriculum (WAIFC) immerses 4th or 5th grade students in the life of revolutionary America through a hands-on history experience. More...

Richland Northeast High School now boasts its own SAFE Federal Credit Union debit card

There’s a new way to show school pride at Richland Northeast High School. Students, teachers, and others can now get their own student-designed SAFE Federal Credit Union debit card. More...

Sports

Dutch Fork doubles up Fort Dorchester

One…..step…..closer….. to history. And to perfection. The Dutch Fork Silver Foxes have history in their sights, and they aren’t about to let it go. More...

Bearcats season comes to an end against Wildcats

Brookland-Cayce’s magical season came to an end Friday, December 9, as the Bearcats fell to the Dillon Wildcats 34-21 at Fort Knox in the 3A semifinals.  More...

Many Shades of Gray compete at finals

Captain Vicki Williamson’s tennis team, Many Shades of Gray, won the city league playing out of Saluda Shoals Park.  The team advanced to the 2016 South Carolina USTA 3.5/Ladies/65 & over division held at Hilton Head Island, South Caro More...

Home & Garden

Happy Holly Days

Stopping to smell the flowers

Throughout the year evergreen hollies form the background of our landscape in versatile roles as foundation shrubs, screens, accent trees, hedges, impenetrable barriers, specimens for spacious areas, and backdrops for beds and borders.  Many sp More...

Star Chefs

Citrus Shortbread Cookies   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

MASTER'S SALE  More...

Masters Sales

NOTICE OF SALE  More...

Legal Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC More...

Dorn continues annual reverence to Fallen heroes, families of Warriors Walk

From November 2015 through October 2016, another group of honored veterans, who were once patients in the Warriors Walk Hospice Care unit of William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center, have completed their service in the military…and life.& More...

On Second Thought

New silver acquisitions at Historic Columbia

Artifact Spotlight

The holidays are a time when hosts pull out all of the stops and set a dining table that is a feast for both the taste buds and the eyes. Many families make use of heirloom table cloths and china and for some, silver is the highlight. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres tVallejo Circle: Police were called to a home at 7 a.m. Monday after one resident went out to his car to discover it had been broken into. More...

Of floods and families

A husband’s perspective

Note: I thought last week was the last column about the flood that would appear in the Columbia Star. More...

Business

City Snippets

Correction West Columbia Maurice’s BBQ sold Maurice Bessinger’s BBQ restaurant in West Columbia has been sold, according to NAI Avant. More...

Folks About Town

U.S. Air Force Airman Shane D. Harkness, of Columbia, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Harkness was a student at Westwood High School, Blythewood.  S.C. More...

Real Estate

A new Thai restaurant will be coming to downtown Columbia after NAI Avant director of retail services Patr ick Palmer and senior broker Rob Lapin brokered the deal. The restaurant will occupy ±3,063 square feet of space at 1100 Senate Street. More...

Society

Granby Chapter DAR members enjoy Christmas luncheon

Granby Chapter DAR members in Lexington got the Christmas season off to a festive start by attending their annual Christmas luncheon at the Mitchell House and Gardens, Tuesday, December 6. More...

Town Theatre holds volunteer appreciation night

Editor’s note: This article was contributed by Anita H. Baker, a committed volunteer for Town Theatre and the performing arts in Columbia for over 50 years. More...

DAR members celebrate the 141st Anniversary celebration of The Battle of the Great Cane Break held December 3, 2016, at the Timberrock at Hopkins Farm, Simpsonville, South Carolina.

Daughters of the Granby Chapter DAR in Lexington, S. C. Jean Smith, chapter regent and Norma Corley, chapter registrar. More...

Events

St. Pat’s committee announces 2017 Get to the Green race details

On Saturday, March 18, 2017, the St. Pat’s in Five Points festival will offer more than music, good eats, and green beer. More...

Events

•CHURCH/CHARITY Wednesdays@First Lunch Service—First Presbyterian Church lunch service is each Wednesday; lunch served at 11:30 a.m., brief service 12:20–12:50 p.m. Hot lunch $6; soup and salad $5. Jackson Hall, 1324 Marion Street. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Larry Hembree joins Columbia Children’s Theater staff

Columbia Children’s Theatre Board of Directors announces Larry Hembree has been hired by the organization as the theatre’s first director of development. More...

“Fa la la la lahhhh, la, la, la, lah!” resounds in Dorn’s CLC

Even if a person did not know the words to even one popular top 40s hit today, they would have been sure to know the sounds, and most of the words, to the holiday music performed by the 282nd Army Band Brass Quintet of Fort Jackson, December 6.  More...

St. John Neumann students hold a special celebration of St. Nicholas

On December 5, 2016, the sixth-grade “elves” at St. John Neumann Catholic School, as part of school tradition, spent the evening decorating the school for the celebration of St. More...

Travel

My Visit to Cuba

Part 2: Where To Eat?

Note: This series is an edited compilation of past stories I have written about my 2001 trip to Cuba. These stories honor the passing of the Castro Era. Cuba was not a gourmet’s delight. More...