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Sherman protects his friend

Part II: Sherman chats with Mary Catherine Poyas Walker, February 17, 1865

Editor’s note: Beginning last week, The Columbia Star began a series based on the book Eyewitnesses to General William T. Sherman’s Atrocities by Patricia G. McNeely to acknowledge the anniversary of the burning of Columbia February 17. More...

Be on alert!

The Columbia Police Department is urging citizens to be aware that scammers are calling and posing as police officers to gain access to their personal account information. More...

$380,000 in flood and hurricane recovery and rebuilding grants awarded by One SC Fund

The One SC Fund Grants Committee has announced the nonprofit recipients of the Phase Five grant awards for flood and hurricane recovery projects across South Carolina. More...

Business

Richland County exploring options for a new courthouse

The Richland County Council is exploring options for a new county courthouse. The current one, housed at 1701 Main Street, was built in 1978. More...

Updates heard about Providence Health and Operation Bedroll at Columbia Council of Neighborhoods meeting

The Columbia Council of Neighborhoods held its monthly meeting Thursday, January 26.  Joe Bernard, Chief Operating Officer of Providence Hospitals, gave an update on the hospitals.  More...

City Snippets

BullStreet loses theater Cobb Theatres says it has abandoned plans for a 10-screen luxury cinema, scheduled to be the retail anchor at the Commons at BullStreet. Cobb its termination of its lease was over a parking contingency. More...

Society

The Robert Gibbes Chapter of the Colonial Dames of the Seventeenth Century meets

The Robert Gibbes Chapter of the Colonial Dames of the Seventeenth Century met January 20, 2017, at the Palmetto Club. The speaker, E. Cantey Haile, M. D., entertained and enlightened the group with “Ramblings of a Relic Hunter.” More...

“People Reading” is Deckle Edge’s visual preface

“People Reading 2017” returns as the visual preface to Deckle Edge Literary Festival (February 24-26) with a month-long, multi- media art exhibition, beginning First Thursday at Michael’s Café and Catering, 1620 Main Street. More...

Historic Columbia taking nominations for 2017 Preservation Awards

Historic Columbia is now accepting nominations for its 2017 Preservation Awards. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, February 16. More...

Events

Historic Columbia honors Black History Month

During the month of February, join Historic Columbia in honoring Black History Month and learn about important local African American people, places, and moments in Columbia and Richland County’s history. More...

Events

•BLOOD DRIVE  Blood Drive will be held at Shandon United Methodist Church Player Dining Room, 3407 Devine Street, Sunday, February 5, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. www.redcrossblood.org. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Madama Butterfly comes to the Capital

Internationally loved for over a century, the lyrical beauty of Puccini’s music has made Madame Butterfly timeless. More...

USC Dance Company presents Original Contemporary Dance Works February 15-18

The University of SC Dance Program will present its Spring Contemporary Concert, a showcase of original contemporary dance works, February 15–18 at Drayton Hall Theatre.  More...

After apocalypse, it’s a Simpsons world in Mr. Burns, a post-electric play at Longstreet Theatre

The UofSC Department of Theatre and Dance will present the apocalyptic comedy Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, February 17–25 at Longstreet Theatre.  More...

Travel

Vietnam

Part 2: Sites in Saigon

During my visit to Saigon In 1970, I was given the freedom by my U.S. More...

Dreams can come true

Note: This story is part of an ongoing series that chronicles people with a Columbia connection who are living their dreams, despite adversity and roadblocks. More...

Pansy Heyward, who worked at the Granby Mill from the 40s to the 60s, celebrates 89 years

Pansy Heyward worked in the Granby Cotton Mill from the 1940s to 1960s. She has lived in the Olympia-Granby Mill Village since 1928. She celebrated her 89th birthday January 21. More...

On Second Thought

Why is it about chili?

What is it about chili that causes temperatures to rise and elicits such passionate responses? Why do Americans from generation to generation have such a steadfast belief in what is the right and true way to make a proper chili? More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

ASK US AT THE STAR

Please tell me more about SCE&G’s tree-trimming policy.

Although we’ve had our share of balmy temperatures lately, winter is by no means over, and we’re bound to have our share of wintry weather before spring. More...

Commentary

The Cute Problem

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

While waiting for my doctor to drop in and explain my most recent health puzzle, I picked up a copy of a nature magazine among the religious, medical symptoms, and old people specific periodicals scattered about the examining room. More...

Shopping Space Succinctly

I’m just saying...

I fervently hope when the aliens from outer space want to meet us they don’t choose to do it while we’re grocery shopping.  Can you imagine what they would think if they did? More...

The Genius of Rebooting

40–Something

I am—by default— the technology guru at both my home and office. I did not ask for this job, nor am I remotely qualified. When confronted with technology problems, my go-to move—my fix all solution—is to reboot. More...

Education

Camp Discovery presents the art of sweetgrass basketmaking

Learn about the Lowcountry art form in a hands- on class

Head to Camp Discovery this March and be inspired by the art of sweetgrass basketmaker Jennifaye Singleton. Singleton learned the time- honored S. C. Lowcountry tradition from family members who passed it down from generation to generation. More...

Nine Blythewood Middle band students to attend 2017 Region 3 Honor Band

Nine Blythewood Middle School Band students made the 2017 Region 3 Honor Band. More...

Central Carolina Community Foundation accepting scholarship applications for 2017-2018 school year

Central Carolina Community Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for the 2017- 2018 school year through March 5, 2017. More...

Sports

Cardinals claim top spot in SCISA wrestling

The Cardinal Newman Cardinals claimed the top seed in SCISA wrestling for the upcoming state dual meet with a 45-30 win over the Hammond Skyhawks at Hammond Wednesday, January 25. More...

Westwood comes back and then fights off late Northeast run

If you like nail-biting, fight-to-the-finish basketball, a Westwood-Richland Northeast clash never disappoints. More...

Lower Richland stings Blue Devils

For the better part of this decade, the matchup between the Lower Richland and Dreher girls’ basketball teams has been among the best in the Columbia area. More...

Home & Garden

Snow crocuses are awakening

Stopping to smell the flowers

In February the diminutive four-inch tall snow crocus, Crocus chrysanthus, aka wild or species crocus, blooms in full sun even if frost and snow are on the ground. E.A. More...

Star Chefs

New England Crab Cakes More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF  UNCLAIMED  VEHICLES/PUBLIC  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 Representatives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of R More...

Legals

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