April 28, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

No one finds the pearl

The Eastover Ruritan held its bi-annual Oyster Roast and Shrimp Boil at the State Fairgrounds April 8, 2006. The proceeds from the fundraiser go to scholarships for students in the Lower Richland and Eastover area. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

The legend of looking the wrong way

My late great-aunt's driving record was flawless, which violated so many laws of nature and physics that Edward A. Murphy may have completely changed his philosophy on life had he sat in her passenger seat just once. More...

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

Then and Now

On April 23, 1968, we were standing in line, waiting for the assistant principal to give us permission to leave school. More...

How not to go out of business

Simpson has worked for 42 years and is ready to retire. He's in the furniture business and is doing okay, but nothing spectacular. So, he's decided to sell his furniture store. More...

Business

Star Profile

Bo Aughtry and his Columbia Hilton Hotel

Paul C. (Bo) Aughtry III, president of the commercial division at Greenville-based Windsor/Aughtry Company, was born in Columbia and educated in Charleston. More...

Spurrier, Sorensen, and Cocky promote USC growth

At lunch, Monday, April 24, in the Williams-Brice End Zone, USC football coach Steve Spurrier led the speakers' schedule before the International Downtown Association. More...

Briefs

by John Temple Ligon

Innovators BusinessWeek and The Boston Consulting Group recently ranked the world's 25 most innovative companies. Apple was tops, followed by Google (2), 3M (3), Toyota (4), and Microsoft (5). There's money in innovation. More...

Society

Miss Nijem and Mr. Lerstang exchange vows April 22, 2006

Mary Alyson Nijem and Christopher (Kim) Vaughn Lerstang were married at noon April 22, 2006, in St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church. Father Fred Nijem and Father John O'Brien performed the ceremony. More...

Ariail Chapter of the Columbia College Alumnae Club meets

The last meeting of the Ariail Chapter of the Columbia College Alumnae 2005-2006 Club year was held at 11 am, April 13, 2006, at the home of Mrs. Doris Durante Kahn, honorary member of the chapter. More...

Lower Richland High School's Class of 1945 holds 60th reunion

Lower Richland High School Class of 1945 held their 60th high school reunion April 21, 2006, at New Orleans Restaurant in West Columbia. Fourteen class members were present including their teacher, Mrs. Mary Hogan. More...

Events

Calendar

ARTS Artista Vista will be April 28, 5-9 pm and April 29, 11 am-5 pm in downtown Vista district. More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

N OTICE OF UNCLAIMED MOBILE HOMES PUBLIC SALE More...

Notice of Application

Notice is hereby given that GOOD IMAGE HOSPITALITY, INC., intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of BEER, WINE, and LIQUOR at 7510 TWO NOTCH ROAD, COLUMBI More...

Notice of Application

Notice is hereby given that Sandra Lemons, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale on premises consumption of Beer, Wine and Liquor, at 5740 B Farrow Rd., Columbia, SC 29203-6249. More...

Dreher soccer teams add brains to brawn

Richard Rowell, head coach of the Dreher men's varsity soccer team, had a problem recently that high school coaches don't mind having. More...

Here the wild things are

Ben was used to walking around at night, but when he got in the road and the lights of a car blinded him, he froze. A car smashed into him severely fracturing his leg, breaking his jaw, and causing irreparable brain damage. More...

Sarah Graydon McCrory receives the Community Mediation Center 2006 McKay Brabham Building Bridges Award

The Community Mediation Center provides a place for people to resolve disputes quickly, confidentially, and inexpensively with trained volunteer mediators. To ensure access to all community members, community mediation services at the CMC are provided fo

Sarah Graydon McCrory, my mother, had no reason to think her dreams could not come true. Her unselfish, deliberate path can be seen throughout her adult life. More...

News

Sennema receives lifetime achievement award

My neighbor, David Sennema, this year's recipient of the Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Lifetime Achievement in the Arts award, recently spoke with me in his home about some of his experiences in the development of the arts community in SC. More...

Healthy Falcon Run

Falcon Drive was a little crowded on Saturday. And while there wasn't a car in sight, the road was full of runners and walkers participating in the first annual Healthy Falcon Run. More...

Relive the memories of the Pawleys Pavilion

Dance under the stars at the 9th Pavilion reunion at THE Party of 2006 to music featuring The Craig Woolard Band. Formally with the Embers for 27 years, Craig Woolard has been chosen as one of North Carolina's Ambassadors of Beach Music. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council Meeting + April 26, 2006 + 9 am

Roll call City council convened for its work session Wednesday morning, April 26, at 9 am. Council member Sam Davis was on jury duty, but all other council members were present: Tameika Isaac Devine, E. W. More...

Education

Hand Middle School's principal receives recognition

Sen. John Courson, chairman of the Senate Education Committee and Shandon resident, presented Marisa Vickers with a Senate Resolution recognizing her as SC's Middle School Principal of the Year. More...

Richland One honors Academic All Stars

Richland One held its fifth annual Academic All-Stars Recognition Banquet on April 18 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. This year 147 outstanding high-school seniors were honored for their academic achievements. More...

Richland District One named One of "Best 100 Communities in America for Music Education"

Parents, teachers, school administrators, and students from communities across the US consider music education vitally important for a quality education -this was the resounding message from applicants who applied to be recognized as part of this yea More...

Sports

Highlanders get Punked

Punky DaSilva hits and pitches Hammond to a victory over Heathwood Hall.

With a name like Punky, he's got to be good...right? More...

Dreher guns down B-C in shootout

They saved the best for last. The Dreher versus Brookland-Cayce soccer game Monday night April 24, 2006, was the most exciting game of the year. More...

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER

Bearcats' claws make Devils blue

The fifth-ranked Bro-okland-Cayce girls soccer team easily defeated their cross-river rivals, Dreher 3-0, Monday, April 24, 2006. During the first few minutes, Dreher took the initiative driving on the Bearcats. More...

Travel

Slave Trade Expedition to Africa

Part 1: The team is assembled

History is a fascinating puzzle made up of penetrating questions and tentative answers. Since 1998 when Dr. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Spring has sprung

Anne the green anole entered the office of The Columbia Star More...

What's growing in Columbia

This shasta daisy is one of the most popular varieties of the perennial flower. Daisies love rich soil and bright sunlight and are a good choice for beginning gardeners. More...

Garden event to help, highlight Fast Forward

Fast Forward, Columbia's community technology center, has much in common with More...