July 31, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

All About Agriculture

Palmetto Palate attendees voted Juniper Restaurant’s Brandon Velie of Ridge Spring, SC the 2015 Top Chef. He was among a dozen other local chefs participating in the South Carolina Farm Bureau (SCFB) Federation’s 2015 Palmetto Palate. More...

Commentary

Time is of the essence

I’m just saying...

I can’t believe I got up this morning at 5 a.m., and it’s now 11:30 a.m. and only two things have been crossed off my to-do list. I’m beginning to think I have the attention span of a gnat. Here’s how it went. More...

The King and his Throne

40–Something

In the grand tradition of Digger the Dermatophyte, the Ped Egg foot file, and the “not so fresh feeling” that started it all, there is a new product out there that has disturbed me to my very soul. It’s called the Squatty Potty. More...

Tales of Hybrid Coyote/Wolves

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

Not long after I left Birmingham for the country living of Northwest Richland County, I was on my morning walk when a fox stumbled into the road. At least, that what I initially thought. More...

Business

Aerial technology takes off in Richland County

Richland County is adopting some of the world’s newest technology, using unmanned aircraft to photograph and market industrial property it owns at the end of Shop Road. More...

City Snippets

MUSC hospital tops in S.C. More...

Folks About Town

Amanda Strickland has joined Children’s Trust as development coordinator. More...

Society

Historic Horrell Hill: A Journey Through Our Heritage

Remembrances of a Horrell Hill Lady

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...

Future of Olympia School

The original Olympia School house still stands next door to the present Olympia School. It has been purchased by the Olympia Village’s Neighborhood Association to preserve as a museum. More...

Lower Richland

Lower Richland is a land of contradictions with its modern suburbs, agricultural lands, historic houses unchanged in over a hundred years, and jets from McEntire Joint National Guard Base flying overhead. More...

Arts & Entertainment

S.C. Phil seeking conductor for new concert series: YOU

Air conductors of all skill and experience levels are hereby on notice. More...

Travel

Ode to my Father

Part 13: My First Cigarette

(Note: This series is from my father’s memoirs I found long after his death.) My classmate Bobby Harrington lived five miles outside Greeleyville on a farm. 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 and/or 29-15-10 SC Laws as Amended; and are in the custody of R&L Car 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 Representatives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of R More...

Riding an elephant is not all it’s cracked up to be

Editor’s note: Jessica Mejia, writer for The Columbia Star, has recently returned from South Africa where she interned for a newspaper. The Columbia Star has been publishing a series of stories by her about her experiences. More...

First vertical steel set in place at Spirit Communications Park

A major milestone in the construction of Spirit Communications Park was reached on July 28 as the first pieces of vertical steel were erected. These pieces were set in place along the first base line of the ballpark. More...

On Second Thought

Discover more than the Civil War at the S.C. Military Museum

In the aftermath of the Confederate Flag being removed from Statehouse grounds, perhaps it’s time to remember there is much more to South Carolina’s military history than the Civil War. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

Beating the heat in 19th century Columbia

The triple-digit summer heat has revealed that there are some very smart Columbians when it comes to dealing with the heat. They are easy to spot when out of doors on hot sunny days because their umbrellas give them away. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Children experience camp, thanks to The Salvation Army

Camper receives the Walter E. Hayden Star Camper Award

After doing the most good all summer long, 216 underserved local children who participated in this year’s Salvation Army of the Midlands summer camp programs went home with a smile on their faces. More...

Tap an app to pay for parking

In just a few days, Columbia residents won’t have to worry about their parking meter expiring in the middle of an important pitch to a client or to an attentive date. More...

Organizations celebrate the 25th anniversary of the American Disability Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law July 26, 1990, by President George H.W. Bush.

Five local non-profit organizations, mandated by law to help enforce the American Disabilities Act, joined together for an evening of celebration and commemoration on the day of the 25th Anniversary of the signing of the American with Disabilities Ac More...

Education

Richland One announces new principals, assignments for the 2015-2016 school year

Richland One announces the following principal appointments and new assignments for the 2015- 2016 school year: • Kelvin Lemon, former principal at Marlboro County High School in the Marlboro County School District, is the new principal at Lower More...

First day of school for students at Forest Heights Elementary

The 2015-2016 school year has already begun for some Richland One students. Monday, July 27 was the first day of school at Forest Heights Elementary School, the district’s year-round school. More...

Blythewood High School holds German National Honor Society induction

Blythewood High School celebrated another first at the establishment of the Günter Grass Chapter of the German National Honor Society. More...

Events

Events

•ART Lourie Center and Logan Lap Quilters have partnered to bring an exhibition of handmade quilts at The Gallery at City Hall, 1737 Main Street. The show opened Monday July 6 and continues through Friday August 28. More...

Home & Garden

The Hummingbird Hotline

Stopping to smell the flowers

Thirty-three years ago, two conservation minded friends, actress Helen Hayes and former first lady, Lady Bird Johnson, founded what is known today as the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas in Austin. More...

Star Chefs

Zucchini Bread More...

Ridge View high School soccer team assists “Big day out”

The Ridge View varsity soccer team participated in the 2015 Fort Jackson “Big Day Out” recently. More...