December 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Commentary

Too Many Christmases

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

My buddy Terry is using Christmas as an excuse for new golf clubs. More...

I’d rather dream about zombies

40–Something

It happened again.  I could dream about tropical beaches or hitting a walk-off home run to win the World Series. I could even have nightmares about zombie apocalypses or alien attacks, but no...  What do I dream about? More...

Clapping for Tinkerbell

I’m just saying...

There’s something about a Christmas carol. The other day I was driving and listening to one of those radio stations playing only carols for the holiday season, and “Oh Holy Night” came on. More...

Business

Tech giant Capgemini opens global delivery center in Columbia’s BullStreet District

Capgemini stated December 6 it has opened a new delivery center at The BullStreet District in Columbia, S.C., known as the largest urban redevelopment project east of the Mississippi River. More...

City Snippets

Economy continues to grow USC economist Dr. Douglas Woodward expects the U.S. economic expansion, currently in its ninth year, to eventually surpass those of the 1960s and 1990s. USC researchers predict the S.C. More...

Folks About Town

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Lapaige Green graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Green is the daughter of Patrick and Wanda Mendy of Charlotte, N.C. More...

Society

Gunshots at Christmas—and Always?

Exactly two years ago, I wrote a column for The Columbia Star entitled “Gunshots at Christmas,” lamenting the latest mass shooting that had occurred in the United States in 2015. More...

Pause to reflect before the New Year

Every December, newspaper headlines shout, Looking Back, Recapping Highlights, Best Stories of the Year. More...

That Devil—Facebook

My mother thinks Facebook is the devil. She might be right. She thinks you don’t need to have everybody “knowing your business.” I have a different issue with it. Face- book is a fake, a fraud. More...

Events

Events

•CHURCH/CHARITY Brookland Baptist Brotherhood will honor three “Drum Majors in The Movement” during its 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday program, Saturday, January 13, 9 a.m., 1066 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia. 803-776-8072. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Experience the Holidays at Historic Columbia’s Annual Candlelight Tours & Carriage Rides

Experience the holidays in the Robert Mills Historic District at Historic Columbia’s annual Candlelight Tours & Carriage Rides Friday, December 15. More...

Travel

Waza’s beauty

My visit to Cameroon’s Waza National Park was very interesting especially the wild animals. Here are some I was able to photograph. Please enjoy! More...

Winederlust

Wine 101: Are you Old World or New World?

One of my goals as a wine educator is to demystify wine for my students. Why should our enjoyment of this venerated beverage be shrouded in obscure terms of art, overly technical jargon, and hyper-specific esoterica? More...

Veterans honored with wreath at the Veterans War Memorial

With the ringing of the bell at noon on December 11 on the S.C. More...

On Second Thought

Give the gift of Historic Columbia

If you’re in search of the perfect gift for a history buff, client, or colleague, why not give the gift of Historic Columbia? More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

State’s judicial screening process worked

Something remarkable happened in South Carolina legal and political circles on December 5. A sitting circuit judge running unopposed for reelection withdrew her candidacy before the Judicial Screening Commission.  More...

Government / Neighborhood

The Norwegian government honors J.R. Boots Beatty

Jim Hamilton said, “Just received this WWII recognition for J. R. Boots Beatty (97) from the Norwegian Embassy in Washington DC. More...

Richland County Council approves Penny Tax Bond Ordinance

On December 12, Richland County Council’s meeting opened with a presentation by EngenuitySC, the local organization that links university graduates with local businesses and political entities to improve the business climate in the Midlands.&nb More...

Man receives maximum sentence for setting puppy on fire

The maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine was handed down to Hykeem Dontavious Golson on Tuesday afternoon in Richland County’s Fifth Judicial Circuit.  More...

Education

A successful weekend for Bengal Battalion

Blythewood High School’s Bengal Battalion Drill Team traveled to West Columbia Saturday, December 2 to compete in the State Drill championship at Airport High school, and the Rifle team went to Lexington, North Carolina to compete in the 4th Br More...

4-H youth send supplies to Dominica

The 4-H Tri-County Teen Council, which includes youth from Richland, Kershaw, and Fairfield counties, collected over 400 lbs. of supplies to send to the Caribbean island of Dominica.  More...

Homework

Homework. The problem that plagues us all, or at least has plagued us all, at one time or another.  In almost every core subject, you get homework. In some electives, especially if they are AP classes, you get homework.  More...

Sports

Redhawks leave Raiders in a Huff

Westwood’s Tyrell Huff scored a game-high 20 points hitting six-of-seven 3-pointers to lead the Redhawks to a 56-39 win over the Keenan Raiders in the opening game of the Bojangles’ Bash at Ridge View High School December 7.  More...

Eagles’ comeback beats Blazers

Ridge View’s Crosby Harris-James and Walyn Napper each scored a game-high 15 points, but it wasn’t enough for the Blazers as the Rock Creek (Md.) Eagles had a furious fourth-quarter comeback to win 50-47 in the second game of the Bojangle More...

Knights blow by Ben Lippen

Ben Lippen’s Ryan McCray and Javian Bellamy combined for 52 of the Falcons’ 74 points against West Florence at the Bojangles’ Bash held at Ridge View High School December 9, but it was not enough. More...

Home & Garden

Sharing Christmas with Cats: Homemade Gifts for Feline Friends

Stopping to smell the flowers

Cats gift us with affection, warmth, and companionship throughout the year. They deserve to be included in holiday gift giving. More...

Star Chefs

Oreo Truffles More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Master’s Sales

MASTER'S SALE  More...

Public Notices

SUMMONS (Jury Trial Demanded) STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OR RICHLAND IN THE COURT OF  More...

Notice to Creditors of Estates

OF ESTATES  More...