August 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Council approves resolutions, funding requests

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, August 15. More...

First banner unveiled showcasing new logo for Broad River Road Corridor

Longtime residents of the Broad River Road corridor know the area is a “neighborly place” and now visitors, motorists, and passersby will too.  More...

Stepping out of the shadow

Daniel Coble knows what it’s like to be in the spotlight. Coble is the son of former Columbia mayor Bob Coble.  Daniel was three years old when his father was elected as mayor in 1990. More...

Government / Neighborhood

K-9 Deputy Tosca’s memorial service was August 17

Memorial services for Richland County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Tosca were Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at 5623 Two Notch Road, Columbia (Richland Sheriff ’s Department Headquarters).  More...

Neighborhood president steps down

In a letter to neighborhood association officials and residents, Bob Johnson announced he was stepping down as president of We Are Olympia. Johnson took over the position in March 2015, replacing long-time president Jim Jaco. More...

Columbia natives serves in Japan on the USS Germantown

Columbia High School graduate and Columbia, South Carolina native is serving in Japan in the U.S. Navy aboard USS Germantown.  Fireman Timothy Cofer is an engineman aboard the ship operating out of Sasebo, Japan.  More...

Education

Columbia Fire Department, City of Columbia, and Richland County donate decommissioned fire engines to high school firefighter programs

Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins in partnership with the City of Columbia and Richland County has announced the donation of three fire engines to local school districts as part of a career technical center program.  More...

City’s 2017-18 After-School Program begins August 22

The City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department’s After-School Program will begin Tuesday, August 22 for youth ages six-12.  Children will have the opportunity to participate in sports, games, arts and crafts, field trips, and appeara More...

Dutch Fork Elementary resident scientist named SC PLT Outstanding Educator of the Year

Amy Umberger has been named the 2017 South Carolina Project Learning Tree Jerry L. Shrum Outstanding Educator of the Year. More...

Sports

Sportsarama 2017

The 57th Annual Richland Sertoma Sportsarama kicked off the high school football season at Memorial Stadium Saturday, August 12.  Game 1: Eau Claire 19, Colleton Prep 0   More...

No new development to Dreher proposal

The field pictured on the A.C. Flora campus will house A.C. Flora lacrosse and soccer games as well as junior varsity and b-team football games and is similar to the proposed multi-sport complex for Dreher High School. More...

Irmo Jamboree kicks off football season

The second annual Joe Turbeville Irmo Football Jamboree got off to a soggy one-hour late start Friday, August 11 at WC Hawkins Stadium on the Irmo campus. More...

Travel

Pineville, a frontier village - Part 2: Academy

The small village of Pineville was incorporated by the State of South Carolina in 1805. The first order of urgency was a chapel constructed in the center of the village in 1810. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

MASTER'S SALE  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

Full Story

Return to dance with Queen T

When African dance expert Tremontenia “Queen T” Morgan first visited Columbia, she knew she had to return and return she did, becoming a well-known resident and a beloved dance instructor at the Lourie Center. More...

On Second Thought

In the Path of Totality

Have you ever been in the path of something you cannot escape? Have you ever been faced with an event that cannot be avoided? Such situations often elicit anxiety or even dread. What if you knew exactly when and where such an event was to occur? More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

Response to The Veggies Can Wait

Editor’s note: The following letter is in response to the column 40- Something The Veggies Can Wait that appeared in the August 4, 2017 edition of The Columbia Star. More...

Commentary

Dogs are dogs

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

I sleep with two tiny dogs that many people would categorize as yappy. How this came about is hard to explain. As recently as ten years ago, I would’ve never considered myself a small dog person. More...

Cool Cats

I’m just saying...

“Honey, I’m worried about the cats.” I was confiding in my husband Marty about my concern that our two cats, Molly and Scrappy were no longer sleeping with us.  “The cats?” he said as he looked up from his computer. More...

The Shortest Male in the Family

40–Something

I’m already shorter than my wife, and now my standing as the tallest male in the family is inevitably coming to an end. My 14-year-old son had a significant growth spurt this summer. More...

Business

SUMC prepares for huge yard sale

Shandon United Methodist Church’s giant yard sale with all proceeds supporting missions will be open to the public Friday, August 18 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 19 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

City Snippets

V.C. Summer roundup • SCE&G has withdrawn a legal petition to abandon the V.C. Summer project and to increase charges to ratepayers. More...

Folks About Town

Robert L. Sumwalt III was sworn in as the National Transportation Safety Board’s 14th chairman. Sumwalt is the only South Carolinian to ever serve on the five member National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). More...

Society

Columbia Civitan Club enjoys a Fireflies win

Columbia Civitan Club members and friends took in a Fireflies win over the Charleston Riverdogs Monday night August 7 in support of the Babcock Center. More...

Carolyn Barker Bowen

Carolyn Barker Bowen died at her home August 9, 2017, surrounded by her family. Carolyn was born in Beaufort, S.C., April 2, 1930, the daughter of Lewis Carroll Barker and Martha Katherine Bexley Barker. More...

Frances Shelley “Scottie” Asbill

Dr. Frances Shelley “Scottie” Asbill, 76, passed away peacefully August 7, 2017, surrounded by her family. Dr. Asbill was born January 5, 1941, in Columbia, South Carolina, the daughter of the late Lauren W. and Lucile Brown Shelley. More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS Columbia Animal Services will host a Clear the Shelter adoption special Saturday, August 19, Columbia Animal Services, 127 Humane Lane and Lexington County Animal Services, 321 Ballpark Road, Lexington. 803-776-7387 or 803-785-8149. More...

Home & Garden

Plant responses to the solar eclipse trigger inquiry

Stopping to smell the flowers

A ribbon of research 2,500 miles long and 70 miles wide, aka the path of totality, will include scientists and citizen scientists asking the question: How will plants respond to the solar eclipse? More...

Star Chefs

Dark Chocolate Eclipse Cake   More...