July 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Commentary

Debate is debunked

I’m just saying...

If the current posts on social media are any indication, this is going to be the LONGEST election season the country has ever endured! More...

Family Fail

40–Something

I try to find fun activities to enjoy with my family. Sometimes I succeed; sometimes I fail. Last Sunday I took my wife, two daughters, and son to a park to run on a local trail. That day, I failed. More...

Rebooting your liver

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

While standing in a grocery store line recently, I noticed a startling headline. More...

Business

Jim Hamilton-L.B. Owens Airport has affected many lives

People respond to “Flock of ‘Eagles’ gathers to celebrate upcoming birthdays” published in last week’s issue of The Columbia Star

I am always pleased to learn from former students and associates about the positive impact the downtown airport (CUB) Jim Hamilton-L.B. Owens Airport and its people have had on their lives. More...

City Snippets

Public House opening on Main More...

Folks About Town

Kristen Beckham has joined Dominion as an external affairs representative. More...

Society

Local member awarded outstanding leadership

Audrey Smith, president of the Department of South Carolina Ladies Auxiliary was named Outstanding Runner- Up Department President in her membership group during the 102nd National Convention held July 18- 22 at the David L. More...

Capital Rotarian applauded for assistant governor service

Capital Rotary 2014-2015 president Mark Bokesch thanks club member Jimmy Gibbs (r) for two years of service as an assistant governor for Rotary District 7770. More...

Keep a close eye on older loved ones during heat wave

Nobody likes extreme and prolonged heat, but such conditions can be very dangerous and potentially deadly for seniors. More...

Events

Events

•ART Lourie Center and Logan Lap Quilters have partnered to bring an exhibition of handmade quilts at The Gallery at City Hall, 1737 Main Street. The show opened Monday July 6 and continues through Friday August 28. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Jeannie Steir Butler receives Partners in Excellence Award

Opera Volunteers International bestows coveted award on Palmetto Opera volunteer

The Palmetto Opera began in 2001 with a group of motivated enthusiasts and a goal to bring professional opera into South Carolina. Jeannie Stier Butler has served three terms as Palmetto Opera Board vice president as well as two years as treasurer. More...

Aaron Butler and Greg Stuart at Conundrum July 28

bigSphinx Productions announces a concert by Aaron Butler and Greg Stuart Tuesday, July 28 at Conundrum Music Hall Tuesday, 626 Meeting Street, West Columbia. More...

International Artists in Residence at Tri-District Arts Consortium

Visual arts students at the Tri-District Arts Consortium ( Tri-DAC) recently studied with international artists, Giorgos Mitsis from Greece and Shirou Shirai from Japan. More...

Travel

Ode to my Father

Part 12: My Billy Goat

(Note: This series is from my father’s memoirs I found long after his death.) After the near accident with the car in Greeleyville, my father downgraded his ambition and decided he wanted a billy goat which led to this funny but sad story he to More...

Five Points turns 100

Five Points has served as downtown Columbia’s original village neighborhood for shopping, dining, entertainment, and personal services since 1915. More...

On Second Thought

How to Put History (and Yourself) to Work

What am I supposed to do with my life with a history degree in the year 2015? Conventional wisdom says to teach or go to law school. Actual wisdom says, “Why are you doing this to yourself?” More...

How To Have Fun During Retirement... Keep Working

Six jobs you may be overlooking

What do school kids and retirees have in common during these dog days of summer? For many, it’s having lots of time and not knowing what to do with it. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council approves inclement weather services, votes to form committee for no-kill shelter

At its meeting Tuesday, July 21, Columbia City Council approved four resolutions regarding the Inclement Weather Shelter. More...

Richland County Council meets July 21

On July 21, Richland County Council’s meeting opened with a resolution commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was signed by President George, HW Bush on July 26, 1990. More...

Correction

By early 2013 the scale of the War Dog Memorial statue sculpted to a monumental scale that created a completely new mission for the statue and plaza design and placement in the park. The cost of the project now is 130 K and we’ve raised 95 K. More...

Education

School Stars

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics ( GSSM) welcomed the third cohort of students to Accelerate, the School’s virtual engineering program, during Base Camp, July 12–17. More...

Sports

Local soccer players named to www.scsoccer.com 2015 Super XXII Team

The SCSoccer.com Super XXII is released each July after the conclusion of the Palmetto State prep soccer season’s two All-Star Games sponsored by the S.C. More...

Jones new Ben Lippen A.D.

Scott Jones, a twotime South Carolina Region Athletic Director of the Year, is the new athletic director at Ben Lippen School. Jones has served as assistant football coach at Ben Lippen since July 2014. More...

CN grads named to 2014 NSCAA Scholar All-American Teams

Cardinal Newman 2015 graduates Catherine Onate, Lillie Powers, and Jack Sicker were named to the 2014 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Scholar All-American Teams. More...

Home & Garden

Coexisting with wildlife

Stopping to smell the flowers

What is your tolerance for sharing your habitat with wildlife? Are you willing to allocate food, water, cover, and space for raising young to species other than human? More...

Star Chefs

Chanterelle and Egg Sandwich More...

Tips for kids Eat Right Month this August

You want the best for your kids. As role models, parents and caregivers play a vital role in children’s health—teaching kids about healthful foods and making sure they get enough daily physical activity. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicle(s) are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens; are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5- 5810, 56-5-5635 and 29-15- 10 SC Law as Amended; and are in the custody of Ro More...

Legals

Full Story

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...