August 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Jonathan Green participates in Q&A at Richland Library’s Friends’ Annual Meeting

Richland Library held its Friends’ Annual Meeting August 20 to celebrate its 40th anniversary with special guests Jonathan Green and the Columbia City Ballet. More...

Woodrow Wilson home mentioned in the The New York Times

In the article “Taking Another Look at the Reconstruction Era” by Jennifer Schuessler in the August 24, 2015, issue of The New York Times, the Woodrow Wilson home was mentioned. More...

Commentary

Sever the Puritan past

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

While perusing the website AL. com, which gives me news from my home state, a guest editorial caught my eye. Someone was offering a guest opinion about a sorority recruiting video. The writer, one A.L. More...

Lost at Sea

I’m just saying...

We have become Lake People. My husband Marty and I have been toying with the idea of getting a place on Lake Murray for several years and recently, all the stars and planets aligned, and we found a house. More...

A dog has his say

40–Something

My name is Wags. I’m a ten-year-old Bassett Hound. I live in Columbia with my human parents, two human sisters, one human brother, and one canine sister. More...

Business

Successful home builder finds time for overseas mission trips

Early in his career, Wade McGuinn seriously weighed studying for the ministry and earning a theology degree from Columbia International University. More...

City Snippets

Belk selling to equity firm More...

Attorneys Honored

Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A. announced eight of its attorneys have been named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America. •Johnston Cox•Gray T. Culbreath•John E. Cuttino•William R. Harbison•John D. More...

Sports

Blue Devils score 42-straight without Armstrong

Down 7- 0 without their top two quarterbacks, the Dreher Blue Devils responded by scoring 42 straight points to defeat the visiting Fox Creek Predators 42- 13 Thursday, August 20. More...

Vikings open Bacon era

The Spring Valley Vikings began the coaching era of Robin Bacon last Friday night; he is the Vikings’ third head coach in the last three years. While the coaching hats have changed, the look remains the same. More...

Cardinals rush past Panthers

Senior Sean Williams ran for 64 yards and three touchdowns, and sophomore Jamal Williams recovered three of Pelion’s six fumbles to help the Cardinal Newman Cardinals overwhelm the Panthers 37- 6 Saturday, August 22 in Game 4 of the Battle on t More...

Arts & Entertainment

Broadway performer Jordan Samuels returns to Columbia

Columbia’s Jordan Samuels, currently touring North America with Disney’s Newsies, will return to the Capital City September 2- 3 to teach a Broadway Master Class at the Broadway Bound Musical Theatre Company’s studios, 1315-C Gadsd More...

Slide guitarist John Emil will be in concert at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Columbia Coffeehouse

John Emil, accomplished singer/ songwriter, guitarist, and a master of slide guitar will perform September 5 at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Columbia Coffeehouse, 2701 Heyward Street. More...

USC Department of Theatre and Dance fall schedule

The University of South Carolina Department of Theatre and Dance performs at Longstreet Theatre, 1300 Greene Street, and Drayton Hall Theatre, 1214 College Street. More...

Travel

Ode to my Father

Part 17: Read All About It! The Greeleyville Rabbit!

(Note: This series is from my father’s memoirs I found long after his death.) Greeleyville made the national news back in the 1930s. The Williamsburg County town was having an election for mayor. 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, 56-5-5635 and/or 29- 15-10 SC Law as Amended; and are in the custody of W More...

Legals

Full Story

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...

Studies show a correlation between bilingualism and intelligence

According to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, there is a plethora of benefits to learning a second, third, or fourth language. These findings, support The Language Buzz’s goals and curriculum. More...

Two murders set in downtown Columbia

Mike Gilmore has spent his career in sales with American Standard Brands traveling the country, often listening to the car radio while visiting some of the nation’s largest and most historic cities. More...

Navy Petty Officer Airen Farmer serves aboard USS Farragut (DDG 99)

Operations Specialist 3rd Class Airen Farmer from Columbia monitors air tracks while on watch in the combat information center aboard the guidedmissile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). Farragut is deployed to the U.S. More...

On Second Thought

Part II: South Carolina Medal of Honor Recipients

As stated in Part I (http://www.thecolumbiastar.com/news/2015-06- 26/On_ Second_ Thought/ Part_ I_ South_ Carolina_ M edal_ of_ Honor_ Recipients. More...

Getting to Know Your City and Remembering Columbia

Over the past year, I had the pleasure and the benefit of working on a project that, in many respects, proved to be the culmination of over 15 years’ worth of research. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

Government / Neighborhood

Put a spoon on your nose for the hungry

Harvest Hope Food Bank, a member of the Feeding America® nationwide network of food banks, will observe Hunger Action MonthTM, a nationwide initiative designed to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger and join the movement to help More...

Education

Troop 397 member receives Eagle Scout rank

Troop 397, at Asbury Methodist Church, has a brand new Eagle Scout. On Sunday, August 23, Jacob Shiver received his Eagle rank award. More...

Local teachers eligible for conservation mini-grants

The City of Columbia is now supporting a new mini-grant geared towards clean water student projects such as rain barrels, composting initiatives, litter clean-ups, rain gardens, erosion control, stream bank restoration, and more. More...

Superintendent to hold town hall meeting August 31 at C.A. Johnson High School

As part of his ongoing “Listening and Learning” activities, Richland One Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon will hold a town hall meeting Monday, August 31 at 6 p.m. at C.A. Johnson High School. More...

Society

Historic Horrell Hill

A Journey through our Heritage Part I: A Teenagers View of Columbia, 1890-95 Based on the 1890-1895 journal of Mamie Boozer Morrell

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...

NSDAR holds fall forum

The South Carolina State Society of the National Society Daughters of the America Revolution met August 14–15, 2015, for its Fall Forum. The forum was held at the Doubletree-Hilton Hotel, 2100 Bush River Road, Columbia, S. C. More...

Centennial park to be built at Fort Jackson

The Midlands community is preparing to commemorate 100 years of Fort Jackson by building a centennial park, concrete testimony to the Midland’s commitment to Fort Jackson and to the military. More...

Events

Events

•ARTS Log Cabin Art Guild meeting will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, September 12, Spring Valley Presbyterian Church, 125 Sparkleberry Lane. Myrtle Robinson will demonstrate gel printing. mcneely2000@yahoo.com. •AUDITIONS More...

Camp Discovery announces fall nature programs for preschoolers

Squirrels, bats, leaves, and trees. This fall, Camp Discovery’s Giving Nature a Try (GNAT) preschool program will engage young children with nature. More...

Home & Garden

Capturing the Silk of a Garden Spider Web

Stopping to smell the flowers

One sign of late summer and impending fall is the increased visibility of yellow and black garden spiders. The web of this orb weave spider or writing spider, Argiope aurantia, is a garden’s security system. More...

Star Chefs

Grilled Bacon Jalapeno Wraps More...

September yard and Garden tips

Flowers Bulbs—it’s time to buy your spring-flowering bulbs, such as daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, and crocus. Don’t plant them yet, but wait for cooler weather. More...