July 18, 2014 RSS feed / On Second Thought

Thanks to Hook for defending Hoover

Kudos to Julia Rogers Hook for the opinion piece concerning Ben Hoover ( July 11, 2014). It was entirely spot on! It was like she was reading my mind. I also enjoyed the extra information about his situation. More...

More kudos for Cedar Terrace Hardware

Mr. Hughes did a great job on Cedar Terrace Hardware ( Jam- packed, unique family- owned hardware store thrives for 38 years; July 11, 2014)....EXCEPT he should have talked to us old customers. More...

The Columbia Curmudgeons

More Paving Envy Dear Curmudgeons- More...

Researching old newspapers is a click away

Several times a week I receive a phone call or email from folks interested in learning more about their home or business. They are intrigued by its architecture, landscape, or a story conveyed by a former owner, resident, or neighbor. More...

ASK ANN...

What is the difference between the Taliban and Al Qaeda?

Both organizations are terrorists organizations. The name Taliban comes from the Arabic word for student. Al Qaeda is Arabic for base or foundation. Mullah Mohammed Omar founded the Taliban while Osama bin Laden founded Al Qaeda. More...

Clark praises The Star

Warren (Hughes), Thank you so much for your most kind and wellwritten article ( Renaissance man loves coming home to Columbia; July 11, 2014). I am extremely appreciative, and it has made my three siblings and other assorted relatives happy. More...

ALL About Golf

Hybrid Bump and Run: Shots near the green but too far off to putt can be played with a hybrid or lofted fairway wood. These clubs will lift the ball over the fringe and on to the green like a putt. The swing used is very similar to putting. More...