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Family cat exposes 11 people to rabies in Richland County

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has referred 11 people to their private health care providers for post-exposure treatment after being potentially exposed to a rabid cat in Richland County near Chapin. More...

Police monitor suspicious behavior in Granby Park

Columbia Police Officer Joe Czeladko announced at the Olympia Residents Council meeting Wednesday, June 24 he will be keeping a close eye on Granby Park for the rest of the summer. More...

Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins releases statement concerning the arrest of two Columbia firefighters

Jimmy C. More...

Commentary

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Pink-Eyed Poodle

I’m just saying...

My poodle has pink eye. I knew something was wrong because his eyes were always tearing up, and every now and then he’d get a glob of gook in them, and I would painstakingly clean them, much to his dismay. More...

Dealing with useless items

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

Central Pennsylvania communities offer citizens one-day-a-year opportunities to rid the home of unwanted trash and junk. Everyone drags piles of discarded items, broken tools, and obsolete conveniences to the curb for no-questionsasked pickup. More...

Education

Cardinal Newman student honored for volunteer service

Kate Liggitt, a seventh grade student at Cardinal Newman School, received a service award for completing 50 plus service hours through Cardinal Newman’s DeLasalle Program. More...

Lexington Medical Center welcomes high school students for Partners Program

Lexington Medical Center is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Partners Program, a summer internship inside the hospital for some of the best and brightest high school students in Lexington County. More...

Events

Gibbes birthday party to double as family reunion, triple as genealogy session

Gathering July 7 on the birthday eve of one of Columbia’s most noted men of science will be local descendants of Dr. More...

Events

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Home & Garden

Over the Garden Gate: a Neighbor’s knowledge

Stopping to smell the flowers

For millennia the accumulated and evolving knowledge, practices, and beliefs of a society or local community were transmitted from generation to generation orally and by example within day to day lifeways including hunting, fishing, and gardening. More...

Star Chefs

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Eco-friendly mosquito control

Don’t let mosquitoes keep you from enjoying your garden and outdoor parties. Look for environmentally sound ways to manage these pests in your garden and landscape. Start by eliminating standing water in the yard. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles(s) are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens, are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5- 5810, 56-5-5636 and 29- 1540 SC Law as Amended, and are in the custody of th 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...

Intern swims with sharks

Editor’s note: Jessica Mejia, an intern for The Columbia Star, recently returned from South Africa, where she interned for a publication. This is another experience she had while in South Africa. More...

On Second Thought

S.C. Barbecue: a Long Standing Tradition

Barbecue and South Carolina have long gone hand in hand with early references of barbecue-style cooking dating back to the 18th century. More...

March 24, 2015

March 24, 2015 could possibly be remembered as the anniversary of the day that truly marked the day when the Department of Veterans Affairs became much more efficient. More...

Where can you live for $500 per month?

Roughly 30 percent of U.S. households earn $30,000 per year or less. On top of that, there are 10,000 Baby Boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) retiring each day into a social security check that averages $1,200 per month. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia Council of Neighborhoods installs officers

Mayor Steve Benjamin installed the officers of the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods at its monthly meeting Thursday, June 25. More...

Business

Two loves born for Lori Watson in 2006

Pregnant women are famous for strange behaviors, but for mother to-be Lori Watson, the strangest of all was an irresistible craving to launch a business. More...

City Snippets

Main Street getting free wi-fi More...

Folks About Town

Those who have been appointed to new roles at Providence Orthopedic Hospital include Thomas Gross, medical director of orthopedics, and James O’Leary, medical director of sports medicine. More...

Society

Bay Blossom Garden Club celebrates 65th anniversary

The Bay Blossom Garden Club hosted area garden clubs and friends at a drop-in on June 14. Over 60 attendees participated in celebrating the club’s 65th anniversary. Founding member, Mrs. More...

100 Girls of Code offers free workshops

Sara Kennedy, the chapter chair of 100 Girls of Code Columbia, is on a mission to motivate young girls ages 12 to 18 towards a career in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. More...

Emilie Ann Lowman Carter

Emilie Ann Lowman Carter was born to Roland and Annie Holman Lowman on October 7, 1926, on Long View Plantation in Calhoun County. Later the family moved to St. Matthews. Emilie graduated from St. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Mary Poppins comes to Town Theatre July 17

Things are not going well for the Banks family. Children Michael and Jane are out of control and have run off yet another nanny. More...

Paul McCartney performs for thousands at Colonial Life Arena

My dream of seeing a Beatle live in concert can be scratched off my bucket list. More...

Practically Perfect Poppins Preview Party

Join USA National Miss South Carolina Breanna Scurry, magician John Tudor, and members of the cast of Mary Poppins for a “Practically Perfect Poppins Preview Party” Saturday, July 11 at 10 a.m. at Town Theatre, 1012 Sumter Street. More...

Travel

Ode to my Father

Part 9: The Laundry and the Filling Station

(Note: This series is from my father’s memoirs I found long after his death.) Even though my father got “fired” from picking tobacco worms, he was not discouraged. More...