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From Grandmother’s diaries: The War Years

Holocaust Remembrance Day is April 24

My name is Kathy Morrell Newman. I live on top of historic Horrell Hill, 285 feet above sea level, in the house my Grandfather Howell Morrell built for his bride, Mary Boozer Morrell, 112 years ago. More...

Commentary

Re-inventing our useless stuff

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

The folks who traditionally live in rural areas of America have been recycling for centuries. More...

I need to be a willow tree

I’m just saying...

“Are you making a photo album with those?” My husband Marty was curious when he came home and found me surrounded by dozens of photos of myself with him, other family members, and numerous friends. “Nope. More...

Strapping on the feedbag once again

40–Something

I have a long and mixed history with buffets. I enjoyed them immensely until a fateful trip to one that used to be on Decker Boulevard. We’ll just call it “The Smorgasbord” to protect the lives of the innocent.  More...

Education

Richland County helps students turn lunch food into plant food

More than 7,000 pounds of food waste have been diverted from landfills and transformed into plant food through a pilot composting program at a local elementary school. More...

Columbia High School class of 1956 61st reunion

Columbia High School class of 1956 held its 61st reunion March 31. More...

Scholars Magnet excels at USC High School writing contest

Four seniors in the Scholars Academy for Business and Law Magnet program are finalists in the fourth annual South Carolina High School Writing Contest sponsored by the University of South Carolina Honors College.  Madeline Hahn, Grace Justice, M More...

Sports

Brookland-Cayce High School hosts 25th annual Nike Palmetto Cup

Brookland-Cayce 2Spring Valley 1 The host Brookland- Cayce Bearcats knocked off the Spring Valley Vikings 2- 1 in the first match of the 25th annual Nike Palmetto Cup Monday, April 10 at Fort Knox. More...

9th inning walk-off gives Vikings win over Blythewood

Khyree Miller’s two-out walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Spring Valley Vikings a 6-5 win over the visiting Blythewood Bengals in Region V-5A baseball action Tuesday, April 18. More...

Eagles clip B-C

The Airport Eagles parlayed a five-run sixth inning into an 8-5 win over the Brookland-Cayce Bearcats Monday, April 17. More...

Arts & Entertainment

One Columbia and Columbia Bethlehem Community Center partner on mural

One Columbia for Arts and History and the Columbia Bethlehem Community Center have partnered to complete a mural to enhance the exterior appearance of the center, located in the North Columbia area on McRae Street.  More...

Nakahara to perform in season finale for Youth Orchestras

Competition winners, a commission premiere, and a “surprise” guest performer will combine for the S.C. Philharmonic Youth Orchestras 3:30 p.m. season finale Sunday, April 30, 2017, at the Koger Center. More...

Travel

Turkey, Land of Mystery

Part 1: Athens to Istanbul

In 1992, Linda and I flew to Athens, Greece, for a history lesson before taking a bus to Istanbul, Turkey, to visit a Turkish student we had hosted while she was at USC. More...

To the Easter Bunny... thank you

It’s been 18 months since the flood, and I am still affected.  More...

Sunshine Foundation answers a child’s dream

Sunshine Foundation (www.sunshinefoundation.org), the original wish granting organization, answered the dream of a local Columbia child, Kifer Cameron. Kifer, seven years old, dreamed of receiving his very own playhouse.  More...

On Second Thought

Historic Columbia honors its volunteers

Every April, Historic Columbia holds its annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon to celebrate and thank the many volunteers who donate their time and expertise to advancing the organization’s mission. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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ASK US AT THE STAR

After reading about pet sitters, I am interested in knowing about first aid supplies I should have on hand for the caretaker and what pet first aid tips I should know and share.

Just like their owners, pets need their own first aid kits, and Petplan Insurance provides some excellent advice on what you need for them. In a recent publication, Petplan says you should have two first aid kits, one for home and one for your car. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Quarry Crusher Run brings 802 runners

We Are Olympia held its monthly meeting Monday, April 17. Darla Oldham announced 802 runners participated in the Quarry Crusher Run held Saturday, March 25. The large turnout eased concerns about holding the run between the St. More...

Columbia City Council creates a food policy committee, proclaims May as National Bike Month

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, April 19.  Council approved a resolution to create a City of Columbia Food Policy Committee. More...

Business

Richland County receives clean audit

Richland County Council met in closed session Thursday to discuss the county’s financial management amid issues raised by the county’s auditors after completing the annual audit.  More...

City Snippets

Governor signs new ID law Gov. Henry McMaster has signed a law allowing South Carolinians to obtain a driver’s license that meets federal identification requirements. More...

Community Development Department wants your input

The Community Development (CD) Department is committed to making the City of Columbia and its neighborhoods a better place to live, work, and play. More...

Society

The Eagle Huntress– or, What Girls Actually Can Do

My two youngest granddaughters are six and eight years old. They are (ahem) smart, verbal, and athletic. By no means do they appear to believe boys are inherently smarter and more talented than girls. In fact, they seem to think just the opposite. More...

Life is a Balancing Act

Women have learned a thing or two about this balancing act called life. 5K’s and Closet Cleaning More...

Celebrating our first language—poetry

Lullabies and rhymes heard in childhood provided our first experiences of poetry. Think back. Can you recall a song, a book, or poem you heard countless times, or a favorite bedtime story? More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS CSA-LAW will host its first annual 4 Legged 4K event May 6, 8–10 a.m., 2801 Devine Street. The event will spotlight and raise money for Homeward Bound Pet Rescue. www.4legged4k.com. •ART More...

Home & Garden

Hop on over to Cottle Strawberry Farm

Stopping to smell the flowers

My Easter bunny delivered baskets filled with freshly picked strawberries from Cottle Strawberry Farm at 2533 Trotter Road in Hopkins. More...

Star Chefs

Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie  1 cup soy milk 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 banana, broken into chunks 14 frozen strawberries   More...

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NOTICE OF  UNCLAIMED  VEHICLES/PUBLIC  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 Representa-tives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of More...