September 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

Fighter Aircraft of the SCANG: The F-16 Fighting Falcon, Part 1

The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact fighter/ attack aircraft that is highly maneuverable and a proven veteran of both air-to-air and air-to-surface combat. More...

The Summerhouse

Last week’s article focused on the years during which the Hampton-Preston Mansion operated as a tourist home—a relatively unknown (or at least largely forgotten) aspect of this venerable Columbia landmark, which has been open to the publi More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

Business

Two iconic downtown Columbia restaurants celebrate milestones

• California Dreaming, the restaurant and bar at historic Union Station, marked its 30th anniversary September 16 with customers treated to discount cocktails and live music by Columbia rock band Tokyo Joe. More...

South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce endorses $10.10 Federal Minimum Wage

On September 18, the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce ( SCSBCC), which represents more than 5,000 businesses in the state, announced its endorsement of legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. More...

City Snippets

Unemployment rate up to 6.4 percent More...

Society

Miss Owings and Mr. Dunn exchange vows September 20, 2014

Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Willingham Dunn were married September 20, 2014, at six thirty in the evening at Shandon United Methodist Church in Columbia, South Carolina. The marriage is announced by Doctor and Mrs. More...

Do you remember?

Remembering the Roosevelts

When I watched the Roosevelts story on TV for several nights, it awakened some almost forgotten memories. Memories of seeing Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt speak at the Township Auditorium right here in Columbia. More...

Columbia’s Capital Rotary honored as Two-Star Club

Jimmy Gibbs (l), an assistant governor for Rotary District 7770 in eastern South Carolina, congratulates Columbia Capital Rotary president Mark Bokesch for the club’s achieving 2-STAR status. More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS Animal Protection League Annual Benefit Auction will be held Saturday October 11, 6–10 p.m., Medallion Center 7309 Garners Ferry Road. 331-0197 or aplscevent@gmail.com. •ART More...

Arts & Entertainment

How I Became a Pirate sets sail at Columbia Children’s Theatre

Columbia Children’s Theatre (CCT) is presenting How I Became a Pirate through September 28. Show times are Saturdays at 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m.; and Sundays at 3 p.m. More...

Ajax in Iraq at Longstreet Theatre takes provocative look at life on the front lines

Theatre South Carolina at the University of SC will kick off its 2014-2015 season with the provocative war drama Ajax in Iraq, October 3-11 at Longstreet Theatre. Show times for Ajax in Iraq are 8 p.m. More...

Travel

Bagnal's Bottom

Part 6: The Neighborhood

This is a trip into a history of my childhood neighborhood, a section of Columbia fondly known as Bagnal ’s Bottom. This sandhill subdivision has a rich history dating back to Wade Hampton III and including many interesting people. More...

Part One: 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...

12th Annual Congaree SwampFest

OCTOBER 3rd & 4th

SwampFest begins Friday, October 3, 2014, with BBQ, R&B, and Blues & Jazz at the historic Harriet Barber House, 116 Barberville Loop, at Lower Richland Boulevard off Garners Ferry Road, Hopkins, SC 29061. More...

News

Correction

In the September 19, 2014, issue of The Columbia Star in the article “Richland County councilman accused of name calling,” the person accusing Councilman Jackson was Helen Bradley, not Helen Brawley. More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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The Naked Truth

I’m just saying...

Why are so many celebrities running around naked these days? Twice in the last month or so, newscasts have carried the story of computer hackers leaking naked photos of various celebrities and posting them all over the Internet. More...

Being first

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

As I struggled to meld my thoughts into something legible last Friday, I considered how many people were somewhere standing in line. More...

Education

Grits for Grandparents at Claude A. Taylor Elementary School

Claude A. Taylor Elementary hosted Grits for Grandparents September 3 and 5. More...

Camp Discovery announces fall nature programs for preschoolers

Fallen leaves, animals, sweet treats, and more. Camp Discovery’s fall preschool program will engage young children in nature. More...

Saluda River Academy receives grant

Saluda River Academy for the Arts was awarded the Arts in Basic Curriculum grant for $6,380 for the 2014/15 school year. More...

Sports

Desmond returns to lead Cards over Heathwood

Brittney Desmond made a successful return to Cardinal Newman tennis Thursday, September 18 after a brief stint at A.C. Flora. More...

Falcons fly by Richland Northeast

Girls TennisA.C. Flora 6,Richland Northeast 0A.C. Flora,September 18, 2014 More...

Cardinal Newman sweeps Highlanders

Maria Cummings had nine kills, and Hayleigh Martin had 20 assists to lead the Cardinal Newman Cardinals past the host Heathwood Hall Highlanders in straight sets, 25-10, 25-13, 25-13, on Thursday, September 18. More...

Home & Garden

The Land of Iron and Clay

Stopping to smell the flowers

The incongruity of purple pea like blossoms and 8” long tan pods growing throughout a fig tree at the USC Green Quad Farm prompted me to take a closer look at what was happening. More...

Star Chefs

Black-Eyed Pea Salad More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

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

Legals

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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...