July 20, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

News

City announces plans to remove bike lanes from Farrow Road

City manager Teresa Wilson announced a decision to complete a lane reversal on Farrow Road (from Columbia College Drive to E. Campanella Drive), which includes the removal of bike lanes.  More...

Richland One responds to fireworks incident

Richland School District One officials responded to a request from The Columbia Star regarding district policies about on-campus events.  More...

Firehouse Subs foundation awards $38k grant to Cayce

The City of Cayce announced the department of public safety has been awarded a $37,685.40 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to purchase 15 sets of firefighter bunker gear. More...

Business

Gyrotonic studio opens in Five Points

Get a Gyrotonic workout at The Movement Studio opening in Five Points across from Yesterdays and above The Baked Bear.  More...

BCBS employees donate to Harvest Hope

The summer months are hard on food banks because the need goes up but donations go down. BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina employees understand that need and have made an incredible contribution to Harvest Hope food bank this month.  More...

Freddy’s opens 3rd Columbia-area location

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers opened July 10 at 10611 Broad River Road in Irmo. The new restaurant joins two other Freddy’s locations at 2879 Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia and 457 Killian Road in northeast Columbia.  More...

Society

Miss Rhines and Mr. Jeter exchange wedding vows April 14

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Russell Jeter III were married April 14, 2018, at 6:00 in the evening at Myers Park United Methodist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. The marriage is announced by the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. More...

Skip and Diane Kickey celebrate 50th anniversary

On June 7, 1968, Alfred “Skip” Kickey and Diane Cromer were married at Rosewood Baptist Church in Columbia. More...

Alzheimer’s fundraiser coming August 17

Rotary clubs in South Carolina’s Midlands will hold a gala fund-raiser in Columbia Friday evening, August 17 to benefit the CART (Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust) Fund. More...

Sports

Diamond Hornets raise the Barr in 2018

The 2017 season was a historical one for the Lower Richland Diamond Hornets. It began with two losses, extending its losing streak to 19 games. Then came a breakthrough. A 24-19 win over Airport gave the Diamond Hornets their first win since 2015. More...

Cardinals’ expectations soaring in 2018

Fourth-year head coach Dough Dutton is hoping the growing pains his young Cardinal Newman Cardinals battled through in the 2017 season will pay off. Cardinal Newman finished with a 3-7 record, its fourth straight three–win campaign.  More...

Hammond equestrian wins National Championship

The Hammond Equestrian Team won the Interscholastic Equestrian Association National Championship in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma this past June. More...

Travel

Ode to my Father

Part 3: Roman Candles

My father remembered that on Christmas day during World War I, Greeleyville was cool enough for a fire in the fireplace but warm enough for the windows to be wide open. Daddy blamed that strange weather for the following events of his childhood. More...

Part 4: Papa was a mailman

When my father was born, my grandfather (Papa) was clerking for the company store of Mallard Lumber Company. Daddy remembered often waiting for Papa to come home after work worrying that Papa had gotten lost. More...

Columbia native finds her way

When a Future Sailor walks into a Navy recruiting station, it’s not by accident. They’re driven through those doors by something. More...

Vermont museum offered portraits, again

Steve Perkins, executive director of the Vermont Historical Museum, must be wondering if Santa Claus decided to double up on his contributions this year. More...

On Second Thought

Research Roundtable: Tackling 200 years of questions at Hampton-Preston

It’s rare today for people to have worked at a place long enough to benefit from a 20-year perspective. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

Back to school savings tips and tricks

It’s that time of year! The season of searching for No. 2 pencils, brightly colored binders, and that oh-so- special book bag is here. It’s an exciting time, full of anticipation for school-aged children and their parents. More...

Commentary

Memories of Tarzan

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

While perusing a website offering interesting things from my native state, I came across a story featuring old photos of small town theaters. Hidden among the pictures was a kick start to my memory bank. More...

Bedlam in the Bedroom

I’m just saying...

“Marty aren’t you going to say anything?” This is a question that strikes fear in my husband’s heart and practically makes him break out in a cold sweat. More...

Circling a Nightmare

40–Something

I’ve been driving for well over 30 years, and in another life I was a civil engineer, so why in the world am I so afraid of traffic circles?  More...

Education

Bela Family Dentistry announces local scholarship winner

Bela Family Dentistry of Irmo has announced the recipient of the Bela Family Dentistry Academic Scholarship Program for $1,000 for the spring 2018 semester. The winner is Dutch Fork High School student, Isaiah Bowman of Irmo.  More...

New Richland One teacher wins awards for teaching excellence

Maria Ausburn, agriculture teacher at W.J. Keenan High School, has been named New Teacher of the Year by the South Carolina Association of Career and Technical Education (SCACTE). More...

New names coming to Lexington Two facilities

The 2018-19 school year will bring new names and new locations to some Lexington Two schools and facilities. More...

Events

Events

•BACK TO SCHOOL Remington College Columbia Campus is offering free backto school haircuts for kids with its 10th Annual Cuts for Kids Wednesday, August 1–Friday, August 31, 607 Bush River Road. 803-214-9062. •BLOOD DRIVE More...

Home & Garden

Zebrina

Stopping to smell the flowers

There she stood …upright and tall beside my walking path on campus. She was dressed in a soft-mauve purple striped two inch pinwheel flowered frock. More...

Star Chefs

Marshmallow Squares   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Master’s Sales

MASTER'S SALE  More...

Public Notices

NOTICE AT&T Mobility, LLC is proposing to modify telecommunications equipment on the rooftop of an existing building located at 1230 Pendleton Street, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina (N33° 59’ 55.0” W81° 1’ 51.2” 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...