February 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Buffalo Soldiers march in Black History Parade

On February 4, hundreds gathered on Harden Street to watch the 13th Annual Statewide Black History Parade. The educational event included educators, community leaders, and young people. More...

News

Scouts honored at Shandon United Methodist Church February 12

Shandon UMC Cub Scout Pack 37, Boy Scout Troop 37, Troop Committee members, Eagle Scout recipients, and Active Boy Scouts were honored Sunday, February 12 at Shandon United Methodist Church More...

Dreher zoning efforts put on hold

At its monthly meeting Monday, February 13, Melrose Heights president Fred Easley updated residents on Richland School District One’s efforts to rezone Dreher High School.  More...

Forest Acres City Administrator to retire at the end of the year

The city of Forest Acres will, at year’s end, lose an invaluable member of its team— City Administrator Mark Williams.  Williams revealed at the council meeting that he will be retiring at the end of the year after 37 years of govern More...

Commentary

Political Boycotting is Hard

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

In this rugby scrum we call politics in America, things are deeply divided. Neither side can claim the high ground in poisonous accusations or Tweets against the opposition. More...

Answering the call

40–Something

They say time flies when you’re raising children. It certainly didn’t feel that way when I was changing diapers at 3 a.m. More...

A Tale of Two Cats

I’m just saying...

“THANK HEAVEN YOU’RE HERE!!! More...

Education

Carver-Lyon Elementary School celebrates Chinese New Year

Students at Carver-Lyon Elementary School celebrated in style with a Chinese New Year Festival Friday, February 10 with traditional Chinese games, activities, and food. More...

Richland One announces new apprenticeship program with Cummins Inc.

Cummins, Inc., a global manufacturer, distributor and service provider of diesel and natural gas engines, is partnering with Richland One to create its first-ever Youth Technician Apprenticeship Program that will train students and give them a head s More...

Apply now for SC State Fair’s Ride of Your Life Scholarship

Each year, the South Carolina State Fair “Ride of Your Life” Scholarship Program awards a total of $300,000 in scholarships to high school students in South Carolina.  More...

Sports

Westwood banishes Bears

Adam Douglas scored 12 points, and Cameron Wormack and Russell Jones added 11 each to lead the Westwood Redhawks to a 53-35 victory over the visiting Belton-Honea Path Bears in the first round of the boys’ Class 4A basketball playoffs Wednesday, Febr More...

Blazers gallop to 2nd round

Ridge View’s Kaiden Rice scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Blazers to a 63-49 victory over the visiting Daniel Lions in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs Wednesday, February 15. More...

Reese helps Falcons tame Bulldogs

The A.C. More...

Home & Garden

the Camellia Community

Stopping to smell the flowers

Since discovering camellias in their native habitats of Asia, man has moved the ornamental evergreen across the globe or traveled to collections to appreciate the blossoms. More...

Star Chefs

Kung Pao Chicken 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...

Veterans share war stories

During the 6th Annual Valentines for Veterans event at Richland Northeast Friday February 10, 2017, Vietnam War veteran Lt. Col. More...

Patriot walks 25 miles to commemorate the Battle of Cowpens

During the Commemoration of the Battle of Cowpens weekend, Granby Chapter Daughter Lisa Cain Borden participated in the reenactment of Brigadier General Morgan’s March to the Battle of Cowpens in remembrance of her SCDAR ancestor’s brothe More...

On Second Thought

Absolute Slaves: Race, Law, and Society in Antebellum S.C.

Today, South Carolina remains one of the most diverse states in the union. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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ASK US AT THE STAR

How can I learn more about crime incidents in my area?

In this day of active social media, one of the best ways to stay informed on crime in your area may well be through Nextdoor, an online national network with local groups, or your neighborhood association’s Facebook page. More...

Business

“One Book, One Community” brings award-winning columnist to Columbia

The “One Book, One Community” concept was brought to Columbia by former City Councilwoman Belinda Gergel in 2011. More...

Director of animals at Collections and Conservation at Riverbanks speaks of endangered animals of South Africa

Ed Diebold, director of Animals Collections and Conservation at Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens, wowed members of the Greater Piedmont Chapter of the Explorers Club last week with pictures he took on a scientific safari to South Africa with his wife Daw More...

City Snippets

Governor asks Trump for $5.2 billion  Gov. Henry McMaster is asking the new president for $5.2 billion in federal funds as the White House begins shaping a $1 trillion national infrastructure spending package. More...

Society

James Edward “Jimmy” Truesdale Jr.

James Edward “Jimmy” Truesdale Jr. died Sunday, February 12, in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. He was 76 years old, born on November 18, 1940, in Columbia, S.C. He was predeceased by his parents, James Edward Truesdale Sr. More...

Ebenezer Lutheran Church to celebrate and dedicate the new Ebenezer Chapel Cupolas

During the Sunday worship service February 19 at 3:15 p.m. at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1307 Richland Street, members will celebrate and dedicate the Ebenezer Chapel Cupolas. More...

Local talent joins international cast in Palmetto Opera’s Madame Butterfly

In addition to Teatro Lirico d'Europa’s international soloists and chorus, local talent and musicians from the SC Philharmonic will participate in Palmetto Opera’s full-scale production of Madama Butterfly at The Koger Center on March 4. More...

Events

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Columbia Breakfast Optimist Club to sponsor oratorical contest for students

The Columbia Breakfast Optimist Club is again sponsoring its annual Optimist International Oratorical Contest.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Dance Theatre of Columbia to perform Alice in Wonderland

Dance Theatre of Columbia will perform Alice in Wonderland March 4 at 2 and 7 p.m. at Keenan High School to benefit the local charity, Family Shelter. Family Shelter provides emergency food, shelter, and hope to homeless children and their families. More...

Columbia Classical Ballet presents Oz

The Wizard of Oz message is inspirational for all of us: like the gifts sought by Dorothy and her three companions, we need a place to call home, a heart of compassion to love our neighbors, a creative mind to overcome life’s challenges, and co More...

Travel

Laos, strangely wonderful

Part 2: A Laotian Dinner

On my trip to Laos in 1970 I asked— in Thai— a worker at my hotel for directions to a good local restaurant. My ability to (barely) speak his language got me an invitation to dinner at his home. I was honored. More...