In order to continue, we will have to convert it to a subscription only website beginning March 1. We hate to do it, but if we remain free, this website will cease to exist. We truly appreciate your understanding, and as always, the print edition is available free in over 300 locations throughout the Greater Columbia Metropolitan Area. Thank you!

Mike Maddock, General Manager

October 8, 2004 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

SCPA Award Winning Columnist Mike Maddock Thirty–something speaks Leave the scratching and strange smells to the men of the species

I firmly believe I could have lived a happy and very fulfilling life without ever hearing the phrase, More...

Shot over skinless chicken

It More...

SCPA Award Winning Columnist Mike Cox It’s not a criticism, it’s an observation. Give me the South any day

It was bone chilling; a cold rain that pierced jackets, fleece, shirts, and skin. Without warning, the shower began. There was no increase in wind velocity to signal its arrival. More...


Principal spends vacation in South Korea

Dr. Ted Wachter spent four weeks in South Korea on a Fulbright Fellowship studying the country

Twelve other educators and I had the good fortune to spend four weeks in South Korea this summer on a Fulbright Fellowship to study the country More...

Roundtop Elementary: where learning takes flight

Celebrate Freedom Foundation and Roundtop Elementary School have joined to gether to honor the Tuskegee Airmen

In August, 2003, Round Top Elementary School opened its doors. Students, faculty, and staff of the new school were given the name The Round Top Aviators, and they adopted the motto, More...



No rocking chairs for senior golfers

The green goddess is back swinging a silver walking cane! Diana Saine claimed the Columbia Country Club More...


Athletes of the Week

Class AAA No. 1 ranked Fairfield More...


Lady Cards splash to the top

The disappointment endured by Cardinal Newman More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The original mystery plant

Each week The Columbia Star features an explanation and picture of a More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

NOTICE OF SALE Space Place storage located at 110 Newland Rd, Columbia, SC 29229 will sell at public auction on Friday, October 29th, More...

The right neighborhood means everything

Location, location, location...that More...


Welcome to Old Shandon Centennial Celebration

Residents of Old Shandon celebrated October 2 sharing memories and visiting the old neighborhood

Editor More...

We walk you through the door and get you to the other side.

Full Story

Horses stop traffic

Four horses appeared suddenly on Garners Ferry Road at 11:30 am last Sunday, September 26. Two stopped near their corral, but two were spooked and galloped down the highway. More...


Business Briefs

The Township board last week disclosed a site plan of the block bounded by Taylor, Barnwell, Blanding, and Henderson. The 74 More...


Women in Philanthropy holds Annual Founders’ Breakfast

Women in Philanthropy heard how they could enhance their philanthropic capabilities from speaker Dr. Patricia Motes

More than 90 women gathered for breakfast at the Capital City Club last week to hear an overview of Women in Philanthropy More...

Garden club wants the perfect tree

The Columbia Garden Club, Breakfast Optimist Club of Columbia, Christian Thee, and BellSouth are challenging South Carolinians to find the perfect tree to be placed on the State House grounds for the upcoming holiday season and be lit at the annual S More...

Your home can look just like the ones in

Southern Living Kay Muri hosts a party for a decor consultant for Southern Living at Home, a subsidiary of Time Warner

Forget the mall, Internet orders, and home channel bargains when it comes to shopping for home d More...


Around the Town

Church Seeds of Hope Farmer , Louis Reid will be at Shandon United Methodist on Devine Street October 9. Vegetables lovers, this a one More...


Adventure Travel

Part 11: Islam in the Pongo

The African Slave Trail Islam spread along the trade routes from North Africa across the Sahara Desert to West Africa beginning in the ninth century. Gold and slaves moved north as Islamic law, accounting, art, and language moved south. More...

By Natasha Whitling Singing Russia I was a member of an Earthwatch Institute research team, and our task was to record the folk songs and folklore of a dying culture. These are my stories. Episode 12

Full Story