December 16, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

Thirty–something speaks

Somebody stole it!

Either there are a lot of thieves in this world or my guardian angel just really enjoys messing with me because my stuff just keeps disappearing. Pencils vanish from my desk. My stapler ends up in various locations throughout the office. More...

It’s not a criticism, it’s an observation.

Is spitting a crime?

Deep down, humans are just mammals, much like the wild ones living around us. Many of our traits are hard More...

Ron’s arrest becomes a PR crisis

It More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council Meeting • December 14, 2005 • 9 am

Roll call City council convened its work session Wednesday morning, December 14, at 9. Anne Sinclair and Sam Davis were absent, and Hamilton Osborne was running a few minutes late. Present were Tameika Isaac Devine, E. W. More...

Richland County Council Meeting • December 13, 2005 • 6 pm

Roll Call Members present were Anthony Mizzell, Doris Corley, Joyce Dickerson, Valerie Hutchinson, Damon Jeter, Paul Livingston, Joseph McEachern, Michael Montgomery, Greg Pearce, Bernice Scott, and Kit Smith. More...

Education

What are editorial cartoons?

Richland One Visual Literacy Winners

The State paper More...

Sports

Bengals Flora’d

Falcons soar in Blythewood

The Blythewood basketball team only dressed seven players, but the AC Flora Falcons were a one-man show. More...

Tied up in Knotts

AC Flora outlasts Blythewood in double overtime

Freshman Tiara Knotts and sophomore Tierra Scott refused to let AC Flora lose. Knotts led all scorers with 18 points and Scott added 13 points to help the Falcons come from behind and defeat a determined Blythewood squad 51 More...

Beauty in the Backyard

What’s growing in Columbia

These purple pansies in front of the Richland County Courthouse are hardy annuals that will continue to bloom even in cold weather. More...

Columbia Green plants tulips at city hall

Representatives of Columbia Green planted tulip bulbs at City Hall on Main Street along the wrought iron fence and in the new driveway planters on December 12 at 8:30 am. More...

The Original Mystery Plant

Last week I spent some time in New York City, mostly on the upper west side. One of several excursions led to the Waldorf= Astoria Hotel, which is on Park Avenue, between 49th and 50th Streets, the west entrance pictured here. (The More...

Bidding a farm farewell

Letting go is easier with memories to hold onto.

Sam and Betty McGregor always behaved more like stewards than owners of Laurinton Farm. More...

From sailing to serving

Duncan MacRae returns to Yesterday

Duncan MacRae, back at home in Yesterday’s Photo by Natasha Whitling More...

News

A Christmas Night debuts during Harborside Lights Festival

Thousands of twinkling holiday lights captured the fascination of children and adults during the Harborside Lights event at Lake Carolina last weekend. The magical display set the mood for a myriad of winter activities at Lake Carolina More...

Richland Sertoma Club hosts Signing Santa

The Richland Sertoma Club hosted its annual More...

Junior Cotillion teaches manners

Twelve years ago, Jan Cohn was teaching tennis to young people in Columbia, when a friend from Charleston called to tell her about a neat program for preteens she had seen while in Arkansas More...

Business

First bids come to Knight Ridder

Star Exclusive

Newspaper publisher Knight Ridder has 32 papers, including More...

Star Profile

Blossom Shop

How does a flower shop owner get started in the business? Here More...

Big plans for Bull

Charles Cole discloses Bull Street plan

Retiring from a banking career with Wachovia, Charles Cole volunteered some time for the design and development of the Bull Street property, the 178 acres recently dedicated to improvements in mental health. More...

Society

Mary Anne Kaneft 1931–2005

A memorial service for Mary Anne Cappelmann Kaneft, 74, was held Sunday, December 11, at 3:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church. Rev. L. Craig Wilkes and Rev. David L. Arthur officiated. More...

Bet Montgomery celebrates 100 years

Elizabeth Montgomery of Kingstree celebrated her 100th birthday December 13 with tea, cake, and hundreds of guests at her home. She is the esteemed first cousin of the late John A. and Miller Montgomery of Columbia. More...

Travel

Under the Tuscan Spell

Part 25: Gypsy pickpockets

When we began our tour of the Roman Forum, the guide warned us against pickpockets. More...

Public Notices

LEGAL NOTICE

The original Wills of the decedents listed below were delivered to the Richland County Probate Court and admitted for Probate on the dates shown: More...

Notice of Application

Notice is hereby given that Danyel Wright dba Players Sports Bar, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale on premises consumption of Beer and Wine only, at 103208 Killian Rd., Blyt More...

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/

PUBLIC SALE The following vehicle was ordered towed by Law Enforcement and no one has claimed this vehicle as of More...