November 21, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Employee of the Month

Deputy Fire Marshal Demeion Dawson is the November 2014 Employee of the Month for the City of Columbia. More...

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

Christmas Traditions

If you were dropped into the middle of Christmas celebrations in 1860, the festivities would look awfully familiar. More...

ALL About Golf

Use your lower body for power and direction. I was talking with some of my best students the other day about comparing the golf swing to other sports and natural physical movements. More...

Government / Neighborhood

The Pinetree Park pine straw saga continues in Forest Acres

At the Forest Acres City Council meeting on November 12, councilman Shell Suber asked again why city workers are continuing to rake the pine straw at the pocket park, which he contends adds to the erosion problems there. More...

DNR proposal to take over Cook’s Mountain/Goodwill Plantation hot topic at Richland County Council meeting

The November 18 Richland County Council meeting opened with a resolution honoring Judge Michael Davis, who is the longest serving magistrate in South Carolina and the judge with the most seniority ever in Richland County. More...

West Columbia City Council considers revitalization projects

The regular meeting of the West Columbia City Council postponed from November 4, 2014, was held November 17, 2014 at 6 p.m. at West Columbia City Hall. Council member L. More...

Education

Cardinal Newman School honors veterans with Veterans Day program

Students at Cardinal Newman School welcomed veterans and active duty personnel to a special Veterans Day program in the school gymnasium. More...

Dreher High School band competes at SCBDA 3A Upper State Marching Band Championships

The Dreher Blue Devils Marching Band, directed by Dr. Chris Lee, performed its 2014 show Flight at the South Carolina Band Directors Association 3A Upper State Marching Band Championships and earned an Excellent Rating. More...

Heathwood community honors Veterans, supports Wounded Warriors Project

At 11 a.m. sharp on Veterans Day, the Heathwood campus was quiet but for the toll of the chapel bell and the notes of solo trumpets playing Last Post and Taps. More...

Sports

Skyhawks down Ben Lippen, soar to 9th straight championship game

The Hammond Skyhawks (12-0) advanced to the SCISA 3A championship for the ninth year in a row with a 28- 14 defeat of the Ben Lippen Falcons (9-4) on a chilly November 14 at Edens Stadium on the Hammond Campus Friday night. More...

Dutch Fork dominates Mauldin

The Dutch Fork Silver Foxes welcomed the visiting Mauldin Mavericks to the Class 4A Division I playoffs by scoring 28-first quarter points on them and then coasting to a 49-0 victory. More...

Falcons score early and often to advance

The old saying goes, games can’t be won in the first quarter, but in A.C. Flora’s case, it can. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Dreher’s Three-D Players to perform Anything Goes musical

Shipboard shenanigans abound as the S.S. American sails from New York to London in Dreher High School’s production of Cole Porter’s jazzy musical Anything Goes. Performances will be held November 20-22 at 7 p.m. and November 23 at 3 p.m. More...

The Nutcracker presented at Township Auditorium

Ann Brodie’s Carolina Ballet will present The Nutcracker, Thanksgiving week only at The Township Auditorium. More...

USC Chamber Orchestra warms up winter with a free concert

The University of South Carolina’s Chamber Orchestra, led by director Donald Portnoy, will present a December 2 concert at the W. W. Hootie Johnson Performance Hall in the new Darla Moore School of Business. More...

Travel

Martin conquers America

Part 3: The U.S. Capitol

This is the continuing pictorial story of Martin Decker, a 17-year-old Frenchman, Linda and I hosted this past summer. We hosted his mother in Columbia in 1995, and his family hosted us in Nancy, France, in 2009. More...

Public Notices

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, 56-5-5635 and/or 29- 15-10 SC Law as Amended; and are in the custody of P 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 representatives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Form #371pC with the probate Court of r More...

Falcon 5K runners support Booster fund

Some 60 runners and walkers, plus many more roadside supporters, braved freezing Saturday morning temperatures November 15 to support the A.C. Flora Athletic Booster Club’s Flora Falcon 5K Fun Run. More...

Community angel honored by Central Carolina Community Foundation

The Columbia Star has watched with great anticipation the “coming of age” of the educational non- profit, Prosperity Project, led by an angel of the community, Michelle James, otherwise known as Mrs. Michelle. More...

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, November 16- 22

For millions of Americans, Thanksgiving is an oppor tunity to reflect on the blessings of the past year. More...

News

Columbia City Council approved text amendment, extending benefits for same sex couples

By a vote of 5-1, Columbia City Council approved the first reading of a text amendment permitting private dormitories as part of the C-3 zoning district at their monthly meeting Tuesday, November 18. More...

Commentary

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The Pitfalls of NASCAR

I’m just saying...

Football season is a little rough at my house. My husband, Marty, is an avid football fan and a RABID Gamecock man. His idea of a perfect weekend is non-stop football and then topping it off with a good NASCAR race on Sundays. More...

Remembering busted heads

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

My brother spends his free time reliving events that happened in our hometown long ago. He peruses newspaper archives searching for anything that jogs his memory or has a familiar name. More...

Business

Trustus Theatre to kick off Trustus Preservation Society campaign

With 30 years of award-winning productions to its credit, Trustus Theatre is banking on its new Trustus Preservation Society to help raise the funds needed to wow another generation’sworth of theatre goers. More...

HBA Charitable Foundation donates $7,000 to HomeWorks

Accepting the donation at the Home Builders Association Annual Meeting is Jim Powell, executive director of Home Works, from Michael Nieri of Great Southern Homes who serves as secretary of the Home More...

City Snippets

Kennedys give $1 million to Midlands Tech More...

Society

Gay marriage in S.C.: still on the wrong side of history

North Carolina is no longer fighting it. Neither is Virginia, West Virginia, or Maryland. More...

Can an abusive relationship ever change?

At least one in every three women will be abused by a current or former partner at some point in her life. It’s a statistic we are familiar with, but often ignore. More...

Margaret Leiby Perkins

Margaret Leiby Perkins, 67, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Margaret was born December 31, 1946, in Worcester, Massachusetts to Kenneth Llewellyn and Rebecca Henry Leiby. More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS Sunset Felines is in urgent need of dedicated volunteers to help one hour a week with several cat colonies in West Columbia. 794-5686 or thesunsetfelines@hotmail.com. More...

Sandlapper Singers concert What Shall I Bring to be performed at two venues

The theme for Sandlapper Singers 19th season is “Winds of Change,” providing exciting, multidimensional concerts that include choral and instrumental music presented in two locations for each concert on consecutive Thursday and Friday nig More...

Columbia Choral Society fall concert under direction of Dr. Matthew Caine

The Columbia Choral Society will present its fall concert, Sunday, November 23, 4 p.m., at Christ Chapel on the campus of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, 4201 N. Main Street. Dr. More...

Home & Garden

Project Feeder Watch from your Window

Stopping to smell the flowers

Winter is the best season to feed birds. The winter residents have arrived mingling and foraging with the permanent residents. More...

Star Chefs

Sweet Potato Pie More...