October 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Archaeologists uncover history at Congaree Creek Battlefield

Artifacts have recently been discovered on land that served as a battlefield during the Civil War. Archaeologist Eric Poplin, Ph.D., presented these findings October 15 at Cayce City Hall. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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The Columbia Curmudgeons

Enough with fear-mongering Dear Curmudgeons- “We need to be very concerned about terrorists with ebola coming in to this country…even children from Central America.” More...

Fight Blight

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of taking a group of USC Honors College students enrolled in a class on “American Urban History and the Modern South” on a walking tour of portions of Main Street and the Congaree Vista. More...

Business

Cotton storage buildings change again

Congaree Vista pioneers Pam Harpootlian and Dottie Jordan say the busy pace of closing their business gives them little time to think about impending retirement. More...

City Snippets

Marriage law changes could be profitable More...

Folks About Town

Les Hal l has been appointed as chief executive officer of the Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group and executive dean of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. More...

Society

Miss Johnston and Mr. Lumpkin exchange vows October 11, 2014

Christine Hollis Johnston and John Parker Lumpkin, both of Charleston, South Carolina, were married October 11, 2014, at Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church in Georgetown, South Carolina. The Very Reverend Paul C. Fuener performed the 5 p.m. More...

S.C.’s 25 fastest growing companies honored at luncheon

Partner Sponsors of the SC 25 Fastest Growing Companies competition are Scott & Company CPAs, Wells Fargo, McNair Law Firm, Columbia Business Monthly, and Greenville Business Magazine. More...

Miss Foster and Mr. Detwiler wed in Nashville, Tennessee

Elizabeth Merritt Foster and Andy Scott Detwiler were married March 15, 2014, in The Village Chapel in Nashville, Tennessee. The Rev. Jim Thomas performed the 6 p.m. double-ring ceremony. More...

Sports

Running for Glory

Falcons, Highlanders, and Skyhawks run away with titles.

Heavy rains the night before soaked the Hammond cross-country course, so conditions were challenging for the SCISA Region I-3A meet when runners converged there Wednesday, October 15. More...

Falcons beat Blue Devils

The A.C. More...

A.C. Flora wins region again

Girls TennisA.C. Flora 6,Dreher 0ColumbiaTennis Center,October 16, 2014 The A.C. Flora Lady Falcons put the finishing touches on an unblemished region record ( 10- 0) with a 6- 0 win over Dreher October 16 at the Columbia Tennis Center. More...

Home & Garden

Hyacinth Bean— welcoming Vine of Fall

Stopping to smell the flowers

Pumpkin is usually considered the vine of fall providing fruit for food, festivity, and decoration. But there is a vine that stands up to the pumpkin in seasonal color, productivity, and beauty. More...

Star Chefs

Pumpkin Mousse in a Pumpkin More...

Columbia Metropolitan Airport changes image

Only 34 days remain until Thanksgiving and 58 days until Christmas. During these holidays, some Columbia residents will be flying to and from the Columbia Metropolitan Airport. More...

The Columbia Star celebrates 51 years today!

On October 24, 1963, The Star Reporter , now The Columbia Star, was born. Today is the 51st birthday of Columbia’s locally family owned weekly newspaper started by Harold and Mary Booker and Miller Montgomery. More...

News

Columbia City Council honors Olympia resident, Larry Gates

Columbia City Council honored a local hero at its monthly meeting Tuesday, October 21. Council approved a resolution for the honorary naming of the 100 block of Wayne Street, between Whaley Street and Heyward Street, as Larry Gates Way. More...

We Are Olympia hears crime report

Richland County Sheriff ’s Officer Misty Puckett reported crime statistics and policing during the holiday season at the We Are Olympia meeting Monday, October 20. She reported burglaries at Texas and Ohio Streets. More...

Buy wreaths for those who served

The 6th Annual Wreaths Across America Ceremony at The Fort Jackson National Cemetery will be held at noon December 13, 2014, at the new Flag Plaza in the cemetery. This ceremony is to honor and remember the veterans who served us so well. More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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Can’t we all just get along...in politics?

I’m just saying...

I wonder why politics always degenerates into mudslinging? I was so proud of the candidates when the ads for our next governor first came out. More...

Chasing unicorns

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

The image appears everywhere—on TV, in print media, and even in my nightmares. More...

Education

School Stars

Lexington School District Two employees who have completed 30, 20, or 10 years of service with the District by the end of the 2013/14 school year include: employees celebrating 30 years, Brenda Hooker, teacher at Davis Early Childhood Center for Tech More...

Palmetto Center for the Arts presents Lord of the Rings in Concert

The Palmetto Center for the Arts (PCA) at Richland Northeast High School will present Lord of the Rings in Concert, featuring students in the school’s band, orchestra, dance, theatre, and visual arts departments, Tuesday, October 28 at 6: 30 p. More...

Pete the Cat author visits St. John Neumann Catholic School

Students at St. John Neumann Catholic School were treated to a visit on October 14 from James and Kimberly Dean, authors and illustrators for the children’s book series Pete the Cat. More...

Events

Events

•BLOOD DRIVE Blood Drive will be held at Shandon United Methodist Church, Player Dining Room, 3407 Devine Street, Sunday, November 2, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. www.redcrossblood.org sponsor code ShandonUMC, 256-8383 ext. 113. •CHURCH/CHARITY More...

USC School of Music November 2014 Calendar

• Sunday, November 2, 3 p.m., Jazz Combos Recital, W.W. More...

Arts & Entertainment

CCT’s Peanut Butter and Jelly Players put the Big Bad Wolf on trial

The Peanut Butter and Jelly Players of Columbia Children’s Theatre (CCT) will present The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf October 24–26, with shows Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. More...

Heart 'n Soul to play for Blue Jean Ball

Heart ’n Soul will be playing for the Blue Jean Bal l , hosted by the Symphony League for the benefit of the South Carolina Philharmonic. The party takes place Saturday, November 8, 6:30 until 10 p. m. More...

Travel

Hot Springs, A Quaint Mountain Town

Part 1: The History

Linda and I needed a break from Columbia’s heat, so off we went to Hot Springs, N.C., for “recreation, relaxation, and romance.” Recreation in this historic town of 650 people on the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains revolves around More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE Branch Towers, LLC proposes the construction of a 150-ft AGL Monopole Communications Tower (155-ft with appurtenances), located at 4059 Broad River Road, northwest of the City of Columbia, and within the Unincorporated Community of St. 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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