April 7, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

Opinion Andr Bauer is working hard trying to help people like us

For years, Andr Bauer has been known for his tireless constituent service and a work ethic that the state Republican Party chairman once described as "almost superhuman." More...

Thirty-something speaks

The wisdom of Jan Brady

Mike Maddock Once I watched a low-level but very entertaining comedian ask the members of his audience who happened to be first- born children to raise their hands. He looked at the hands and said something like, "So you are the chosen ones. More...

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

When men were men and dogs were dogs

Mike Cox For anyone with an open mind, the evidence is overwhelming. Cats are like women. Mysterious, aloof, hard to figure out. They prance around as if they control the universe. Just when you think you have a cat figured out, it changes. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Richland County Council Meeting+ March 21, 2006 + 7 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...

Cayce City Council Meeting+ April 4, 2006 + 7 pm

Roll Call Cayce City Council convened Tuesday, April 4 at 7 pm for its regular monthly session. More...

Education

AC Moore teacher wins the story

Editor%27s note: On March 10, 2006, AC Moore Elementary School held its BobCat Bash and More...

International Day brings a taste of globality

Flora's International Day

Anyone walking through AC Flora high school on March 28, 2006, would assume they had stepped into an international bazaar. More...

Children's Day

For some Midlands students, an international experience was just a bus ride away on March 14. More...

Sports

Shaw-Schiano Redemption

Jamie Shaw and Rosie Schiano each score goals in overtime to lead Cardinal Newman past Heathwood Hall

Sometimes it is tough to be a coach. Just ask Cardinal Newman head girls soccer coach Steve Berzins. More...

Events

The calendar

Arts

USC will hold its 51st Annual Art Auction, Tues., April 18, 7 pm at The McGee Auction Gallery, 725 Meeting St. Contact Mana Hewitt, 777-7480 or 777-4236. More...

Travel

What's left to explore?

Part 1: Explorers gather at Waldorf

By road, rail, and air, Explorers from around the world, 3,000 strong, traveled to New York City to ask themselves, "What%27s left to explore?" After a week of meetings, seminars, reports, and presentations, the answer was, "Almost everything. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

What's growing in Columbia

This white hydrangea is called a "mophead" or hydrangea macrophylla. They are grown mostly in the south where there is temperate climate. Most come in blue or pink, although some can be white. More...

The Original Mystery Plant

This marvelous plant has a truly spectacular flower. The five petals, which may be snowy white to bright pink, are swept back, like the tail of a comet. More...

Blue lupine shocks the eye

Blue lupine, Lupinus perennis L., is a beautiful and remarkable plant. The flower is shockingly blue and attracts the endangered Karner blue butterfly and the frosted elfin butterfly. More...

Complaints filed against mayor and council

No-bid contracts source of troubles

In the interest of expediency, the City of Columbia allows for no-bid contracts. The objective by all concerned is just to get the job done, and so the winners of the contracts proceed without haste, and the public is soon served. More...

TheColumbiaStar.com covers your neighborhood

Great news at The Columbia Star ! Our new website has been launched...at www.TheColumbiaStar.com. More...

News

Explorers honored in New York City

Explorers conduct archaeological survey in Guinea, West Africa, and find B-25 in Lake Murray

Warner M. Montgomery, John Hodge, Bill Vartorella of Camden, and Bob Seigler of Greenville, members of the Greater Piedmont Chapter of the Explorers Club, were honored at the Explorers Club annual convention in New York City. More...

Artist commissioned to paint B-25 for Bomb Island Grill

Watercolorist J. J. Casey lives on Lake Murray and was commissioned to paint the B-25 for the Bomb Island Grill. She completed two watercolors of the bomber: "Bomb Island Sortie" and "Raiders Resurrection." More...

Rosewood Auction, a howling success

Rosewood School fans swarmed into the coop for their second annual auction last Saturday with pockets full of money. For four hours they enjoyed BBQ by Mike Capriotti, drinks by Liquid Assets, and music by Sugar Daddy. More...

Business

FuelCellSouth input conference planned

The Greater Columbia Fuel Cell Challenge is putting out the word industry-wide to attend Columbia%27s concept and input conference April 26 at the convention center. More...

Star Profile

Virginia Bedford of 3 Rivers Music Festival

In a few weeks, Virginia Bedford will be directly responsible for 2,000 Columbia hotel room nights, part of a total $5 million being thrown around town for the 3 Rivers Music Festival. More...

Mortgage Survey

30-year fixed-rate US average Last week More...

Society

CC students perform for Ariail Chapter

The regular meeting of the Ariail Chapter of the Columbia College Alumni Club was held at Alumnae Hall on the college campus. A musical program was presented by the Columbia College Music Department. Dr. More...

Grandma saved Kensington Mansion from the Yankee hordes

In 1860, the Kensington Plantation of Matthew R. Singleton, grandson of SC Governor James Richardson (1802-1804) and great grandson of Revolutionary War hero Gen. More...

Junior Cotillion

Sunday evening, March 26, 2006, was a special night at the Marriott in downtown Columbia. Several dozen second year Junior Cotillion participants were preparing to finish two years of training in dance and social graces. 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 c More...

NOTICE TO CREDITORSOF 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...

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED / FOUND PROPERTY

CITY OF COLUMBIA POLICE DEPARTMENT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE BICYCLES LISTED BEING UNCLAIMED / FOUND PROPERTY WILL BE DISPOSED OF PURSUANT TO SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS AFTER THIRTY DAYS OF FIRST PUBLICATION. More...