February 12, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

This Valentine’s Day— first time in 38 years without Rosewood Florist

Thomas Edison said, “Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” To rephrase that to fit Rosewood Florist and owners Mary and Charles Russell, the saying could go “A successful business comes from one percent ins More...

News

Lexington Medical Center wears red to “Just Say Know” to heart disease

Lexington Medical Center doctors, nurses, clinicians, and staff members wore red February 5 on National Wear Red Day to encourage community members to “Just Say Know” to heart disease. More...

Commentary

Love at the Waffle House

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

Waffle House is offering a Valentine’s Day Special this year to help lovers celebrate. I like the connection. I spent my early married years eating dinner at Waffle House most weeknights at 3 a.m. Working from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. More...

Loving Out Loud

“I love you.” Those are three little words, but they can be life changing. More...

The Case for Clunkers

40–Something

There are advantages to driving a ten-year-old, heavily-used minivan. For starters, my minivan brings me closer to God because I spend a lot of time praying about it. More...

Business

City Snippets

Fabrics shop to reopen Forest Lake Fabrics owner Michael Marsha says he plans to renovate his 4865 Forest Drive store damaged in the October 4 flood. More...

Folks About Town

Corey Wise has joined Thomas & Hutton as a designer. Courtney Fisher has joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia as a case manager. More...

Attorneys Honored

The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of South Carolina‘s personal injury attorney S. Jahue Moore Jr. as 2015 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction. More...

Sports

Cardinals pin down third straight title

Led by pins from Cooper Schroeder, Luke Petit, and Delson Coward and aided by four forfeits, Cardinal Newman defeated Heathwood Hall 48-30 to win the SCISA wrestling state title for the third consecutive year and seventh time in eight years. More...

National Signing Day February 3, 2016

Spring Valley athletes sign their National Letters of Intent. More...

Dreher’s Kleinfelder receives National Coach of the Year

Coach David Kleinfelder, Dreher High School’s varsity girls’ soccer coach, has been named the 2015 Soccer Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Coaches Association (NFHS). More...

Home & Garden

Harvesting Brooms

Stopping to smell the flowers

The golden copper foliage of broomstraw grass, Andropogon virginicus, waving in the wind beckons us to harvest the stems to make brooms. More...

Star Chefs

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake More...

Pets

Bringing home baby (to baby)

Preparing your dog to be comfortable with the arrival of your new baby may just be the most important training you will ever do. You love your dog dearly and, of course, you want your baby to be safe. More...

Help stop the slaughter of horses

Advocates like the readers of The Columbia Star helped us win important victories for horses in 2015. More...

From tobacco, cotton, and corn to Marine, lawyer, and devoted family man

I first met Eugene F. Rogers at a birthday party his daughter Carol Papaletsos gave for her son. I had become acquainted with Papaletsos when I wrote an article about her Greek cooking. Mr. More...

Richland One celebrates 20th anniversary of Challenger Learning Center

For 20 years, a spirit of adventure and a love of science and math, along with the help of a space flight simulator, have “transported” thousands of students, teachers, and visitors across the solar system at Richland One’s Challeng More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres: More...

Remembering Columbia

By the time you read this article, an important event for some Columbians, particularly those belonging to Christian denominations that follow a liturgical calendar, will have passed. More...

ASK ANN...

What and where is the Zika virus?

The Zika virus in Central and South America is a strain from French Polynesia. It was probably introduced when a traveler came from French Polynesia to South America with the illness and was bitten by a mosquito. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County Council allows housing authority to use county landfill for Gonzales Garden demolition without costs

At the February 9 meeting, Richland County Council featured a presentation by the Capital City/ Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board. More...

South Kilbourne residents receive little help from the city

At the monthly South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association meeting Thursday, February 4, South Kilbourne residents expressed their concern about service they received from the City of Columbia. More...

President of Melrose Heights Neighborhood Association concerned about the effects of the demolition of Gonzales Gardens

At the monthly meeting Monday, February 8, Melrose Heights Neighborhood Association president Fred Easley discussed the impact tearing down Gonzalez Gardens will have on the Melrose neighborhood. More...

Society

Miss Limkemann and Mr. Hart plan a May wedding in LongCreek

Mrs. Karen Bradtmiller Limkemann of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Mr. Pete Limkemann of New Haven, Indiana, announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Leigh, of Long Creek, South Carolina, to Russell Callaway Hart, also of Long Creek, and son of Mr. More...

Miss Miler and Dr. Ashley to wed at Magnolia Plantation

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Sherwood Miler III of Summerville, South Carolina, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Gibbon Sizemore Miler, of Charleston, South Carolina, to Dr. Bryan Ellis Ashley of Columbia, South Carolina. Dr. More...

Capital City Club member becomes a Paul Harris Fellow

Capital Rotarian Ben Carlton (l) is congratulated by past president Mark Bokesch as the latest member to join the ranks of the club’s Paul Harris Fellows, signifying a $1,000 contribution to the Rotary Foundation. More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS Columbia and Lexington Animal Services will hold a Fur- Ever Yours pet adoption special for $14 February 12–15, Columbia Animal Services, 127 Humane Lane, and Lexington Animal Services, 321 Ball Park Road, Lexington. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Rigoletto comes to Koger Center

An acclaimed international cast and local performing artists will share the stage when The Palmetto Opera presents Rigoletto, Verdi’s masterpiece, at the Koger Center for the Arts Saturday, February 20. More...

Game of Tones—annual high school battle of the bands—coming February 28

The Friends of Justin Foundation will present the Second Annual “Game of Tones”— a battle of the bands competition to be held Sunday February 28 at Music Farm in Columbia’s beautiful downtown Vista district. More...

UofSC Dance presents Breaking Boundaries

The UofSC Dance Program will present Breaking Boundaries, a contemporary dance concert featuring several premiere works, February 15-18 at Drayton Hall Theatre. More...

Travel

A Wild Senior Trip

Part 4: Fernandina, The First Test

Lee Tigner recruited Kelly, Alex, and me for our high school graduation trip saying, “We will catch fish for food and sleep in my boat. More...

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Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicle(s) are subject to towing, repair and / or storage liens; are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5- 5810, 56-5-5635 and 29-15- 10 SC Law as Amended; and are in custody of Puff More...

Legals

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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...