November 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

barre3 combines ballet, Pilates, and yoga

Fitness enthusiasts know ballet movements are great for toning and shaping, and yoga and Pilates are as popular as ever, but finding all three in a single class has been a challenge. More...

On Second Thought

From Foxes to Tigers: The SC Air National Guard in Vietnam

During the height of the Vietnam War, the United States Air Force encountered a major dilemma. It had enough planes but not enough capable and experienced pilots. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Richland County More...

Big Thursday

With the climax of the regular football season drawing nigh, this time of year brings stirs the emotions like few other. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Part 3: Historic Horrell Hill A Journey Through Our Heritage

Those of us who live at Horrell Hill in Lower Richland County see it each day. We are accustomed to its rich land; its wide, open fields; its mysterious swamps; and its deep woods. The Wateree and Congaree rivers are old friends to us. More...

Lower Richland

Lower Richland ( rich land) County encompasses 300 square miles bounded by Ft. Jackson on the north, the Wateree River on the east, the Congaree River on the south, and the City of Columbia on the west. More...

Olympia to get new CAT officer, new fire station

The Olympia Community is getting a new Community Action Team officer according to current CAT officer Misty Puckett who spoke at the monthly Olympia Residents Council meeting Wednesday, November 19. More...

Education

St. John Neumann Catholic School annual auction a Silver Celebration

St. John Neumann Catholic School hosted its annual auction Saturday, November 8, one of only two yearly fundraisers for the school. More...

Preventing distractions, or victimizing female students?

Editor’s note: Bree is an intern writing for The Columbia Star. She is a junior at W. J. Keenan High School. More...

AC Flora unveils new logo design

Contributed by AC Flora High School AC Flora High School recently presented a new unified logo design for both academics and athletics, featuring a crest, falcon head, banners and font in school colors of light blue and true red. More...

Sports

Raiders make history

This year’s batch of Raiders did something no other team in the history of Keenan football has ever done. They won the Upper State championship by defeating the visiting Ninety Six Wildcats 46-28 on Friday night, November 21. More...

Bengals sign college commitments

Blythewood High School recognized 11 seniors who have accepted offers to continue their athletic careers on the collegiate level. More...

Local runners make Shrine Bowl Run Team

Blythewood’s James Palmer and T.J. Kirby, Airport’s Dorian Jones, and Westwood’s Ereck Lewis were chosen for the 2014 boys’ Shrine Bowl Run team. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Columbia Children’s Theatre premiers Jack Frost, a new musical by local playwright and composer

Columbia Children’s Theatre (CCT) will present the world premiere of the new musical Jack Frost, with book and lyrics by Crystal Aldamuy and music and lyrics by Paul Gilbert Lindley II, December 5-14. More...

Travel

Martin conquers America

Part 4: The Mall to the Lincoln Memorial

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 LieN SaLe advantage Self Storage, 1210 atlas Rd., columbia, Sc 29209; Pursuant to the South Carolina Self Storage Facilities Act shall conduct a public sale of the following units for non payment of rents and late fees on December 17, 2014 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...

Public Notices

MASTER’ SALE C/A NO. 13-CP-40-2332 BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the Court of Common Pleas for Richland County, South Carolina, heretofore issued in the case of U.S. More...

These were our kids

“It happens right under our noses.” Those words were spoken by Shawn Doeing, a Lexington businessman and motorcycle aficionado as he was explaining why he felt the need to remember the five local children allegedly slain by their father e More...

Resolution honors Judge Michael R. Davis

WHEREAS, Michael R. Davis graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor of arts degree in architecture in 1968. More...

CIU receives one million dollars from the Dents

Columbia International University (CIU) is the recipient of a gift of $1 million from a life insurance policy funded by Harry S. Dent Jr. and the late Harry and Betty Dent. More...

News

Programs are in place to help those in need

Part 2 of Series on the Homeless in Columbia

For thousands of homeless people across Richland County, food and shelter are a year round struggle. Fortunately, there are many different agencies that provide services for those in need. SERVICES Resurrections More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Holidays happen to the best of us

I’m just saying...

The Holidays are here, and the pressure is ON! More...

Problems with Gas

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

Very few things in life can match the schizophrenic relationship Americans have with gasoline. We hate oil companies but love our vehicles, especially large luxury SUVs and gigantic, honking, four-door pickups. More...

Business

The Hydr8tor, a non-spilling cup available for the holidays

A warm day at the 2011 USC spring football game left Gamecock fan Kirian Obioha thirsty. A large drink in hand, he was on his way from a concession to his seat when he stumbled into another customer, spilling sweet sticky lemonade all over both. More...

City Snippets

S.C. residents upbeat about economy More...

Folks About Town

Tom Falvey, director of education for The South Carolina State Museum, has received the Catalyst Award from the South Carolina Science Council. More...

Society

The Sailor is installed at Veterans Memorial Park

On Veteran’s Day, the bronze statue, The Sailor, was installed at Veterans Memorial Park. Funds for the statue were donated by Henry Crede of Boston; it was sculpted by Maria J. Kirby-Smith of Camden. More...

Indian mounds are sacred and protected by law

Footsteps of the Lady of Cofitachequi echoed through the room as Dr. Robert Milling, a distinguished psychiatrist and explorer, told how, in 1540, the Lady welcomed Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto to her town in what is now Kershaw County. More...

Homes for the Holidays Tour to be December 7

On December 7, 2014, residents of the Shandon and Hollywood- Rose Hill neighborhoods will welcome visitors to the annual Homes for the Holidays Tour. 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...

Forest Acres is Sweet for the Holidays

Forest Acres’ signature tenth annual holiday event, Sweet Seasons, will kick off the holiday season on the rooftop of Richland Mall, Thursday, December 4, 5:30–7:30 p.m., with the tree lighting with Mayor Brunson and Santa at 5:45 p.m., c More...

There’s no place like EdVenture for the holidays

It’s the holiday season, and EdVenture is bustling with wintertime fun for the family. More...

Home & Garden

Corner curb garden stops traffic

Stopping to smell the flowers

Shandon is known for its lovely gardens. Occasionally those gardens wrap around houses like a scarf. Others appear as belts around the edges of lots. A few gardens line a footpath escorting visitors to the front door. More...

Star Chefs

Turkey Tetrazzini More...