September 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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The Columbia Curmudgeons

Too Much Tweeting

Dear Curmudgeons- I’ve come to believe that some people cannot have one single thought cross their minds without putting it on Twitter. The sports guys are particularly bad. More...

ALL About Golf

The Privilege of Playing Golf: A letter from a “former” golfer giving his thoughts on how to approach the game: I can’t play golf anymore. I tried to swing the club the other day, but my body wouldn’t cooperate. More...

Business

Smells of bacon sizzling on the grill seeps through Shandon

Memories of ocean breezes and the aroma of bacon cooking arrive in the heart of Shandon with Saturday’s grand opening of Columbia’s first Eggs Up Grill. More...

Zorba’s is gone; flooding risk reduced

Richland County Councilman Jim Manning announced September 3 the demolition work has begun at 2628 Decker Boulevard, fondly referred to as the Old Zorba’s. More...

North Columbia residents organize against beer and wine licensing

A group of concerned North Columbia residents is organizing to resist the growing number of retail sites in the area licensed to sell beer and wine. More...

Society

Miss Collins and Mr. Kirkpatrick exchange vows August 9, 2014

Sarah Elliott Collins and Alexander Earl Kirkpatrick, both of Atlanta, Georgia, were married August 9, 2014, at six-thirty in the evening at Shandon United Methodist Church in Columbia, South Carolina. More...

Correction

In the September 5 front page of The Columbia Star, these ladies were incorrectly identified. They are Maenell Glover, Shelvy Mann, and Mary Palmer. More...

Columbia rotarian joins Bequest Society

Capital Rotary Club member Matt LaMarche (left) is honored as a new member of the Bequest Society by Rod Funderburk, governor elect of Rotary District 7770. More...

Sports

Eagles’ trick play does in Blue Devils

A trick play late in the fourth quarter proved to be the winning play for the Airport Eagles, as they defeated the visiting Dreher Blue Devils 17-14 Friday, September 5. More...

Skyhawks soar past Heathwood

Girls Tennis: Hammond 5, Heathwood Hall 4Hammond School, September 4, 2014 More...

Hammond handles Highlanders

The Hammond Skyhawks hosted the Heathwood Hall Highlanders in volleyball action Thursday, September 4 and beat them in three straight sets (25-8, 25-19, 25-17). Chapman Giles had nine kills for Hammond and led the Skyhawks in passing efficiency. More...

Home & Garden

Save the South from destruction by building with nature

Stopping to smell the flowers

Does your home property or the building where you work preserve the surrounding natural features and native vegetation? Is your home or workplace screened from traffic? More...

Star Chefs

Southern Tomato Pie 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 H 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...

Out of the Darkness Community Walks

After the tragic news comedian and actor Robin Williams had died by suicide on August 11, 2014, individuals who had followed the actor’s career for decades began to ask questions. More...

Magna Carta lecturer at State House

Sir Robert Worcester, the chair of The Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Commemoration Committee, will speak at the South Carolina State House Friday, September 19 at 11 a.m. More...

Commentary

Political Cartoon

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America Again

I’m just saying...

As I write this column, I can’t help but think back to 2001 to the pre- 9/11 days. On September 9 of that year, I have no idea what I was doing, but I was doing it in a world far different from the September 9 of today. More...

Avoiding “whop” biscuits

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

I have a confession to make. For the last few decades, I’ve been eating frozen biscuits instead of making them from scratch. This habit, like most bad ones, started innocently enough. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Shandon proceeds with tennis courts

Sims Park could be getting tennis courts in the near future after a vote taken at the Shandon Neighborhood Council meeting Monday, September 8. More...

Residents say NO to tap charges for sewer upgrade

The parking lot outside the county building was filled to the brim long before September 9’s Richland County Council meeting began, as citizens from the Lower Richland area, mostly Hopkins residents, came to express their displeasure over the p More...

South kilbourne meets with Chief Holbrook

South Kilbourne residents got an opportunity to meet with Police Chief Skip Holbrook one-on-one at the monthly meeting of the South Kilbourne Neighborhood Association Thursday, September 4. More...

Education

Westwood High School gives back to the community

(L-r) Tan Benson, assistant principal at Killian; Jabril Hilliard; Courtney Belton, Ja’Quan Pickney; Rowdy; Lauren Drescher, Westwood student body vice-president; Lauryn Dinkins, junior class president; and Carrie Murray, assistant principal a More...

Troop 10 Boy Scouts earn Eagle Scout Award

Troop 10 of Eastminster Presbyterian Church and the Indian Waters Council of the Boy Scouts of America presented scouting’s highest honor, the Eagle Scout Award, to George Thomas McCutchen IV a More...

Master educator leads profession through online collaboration

Killian Elementary School teacher Ramona Brown has been selected as a facilitator for the National Education Association’s Great Public Schools (NEA GPS) Network. More...

Events

Events

•ART Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera exhibit will be on view in the Lipscomb Family Galleries at Columbia Museum of Art Friday, October 17–Sunday, January 18, 2015, 1515 Main Street. www.columbiamuseum.org •CHURCH/CHARITY More...

Arts & Entertainment

Oklahoma! opens at Town Theatre

“Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry...” ...all the way to Town Theatre for the opening production of Town’s 96th Season—Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic Oklahoma! Beloved by young and old alike, Oklahoma! More...

In Five Points... A celebration of the life and art of Jerry Garcia

The Five Points Association, in conjunction with alternative clothing store Loose Lucy’s and Concert Promoter Listen Local, will be hosting this year’s Jerryfest, starting at 3:30 p.m., October 5. More...

Plants and Planter: Henry William Ravenel

McKissick Museum, the A.C. More...

Travel

Bagnal's Bottom

Part 4: Joseph Walker & Forest Hills

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 includes many interesting people. More...

Pets

PAAlS receives $5,000 from PetSmart, Inc

PetSmart, Inc. presented a $5,000 charitable gift to PAALS (Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services) September 3, 2014. The presentation took place at 11 a.m. at PetSmart’s Two Notch Store (10135 Two Notch Rd, Suite 109. Columbia, SC, 29229). More...

Laws give animals more rights than ever before in S.C.

As part of the South Carolina Animal Legislation Coalition (SCALC), the Humane Society has worked diligently with other area animal-welfare organizations from around the state to see anti-cruelty legislation signed into law. More...

Humane Society welcomes new officers

New officers of The Humane Society Board of Directors are president, Jared Libet; vice president, Carrie DeVier; treasurer, Michelle Jones; and secretary, Karl Kemmerlin. More...