June 23, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

What makes a man a man?

What makes a man a man? Is it commitment to family? Is it an extraordinary work ethic or success in business? Or is it a variety of strange smells and lots of inappropriate scratching? More...

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

Congress in action

Last week, American citizens got the opportunity to see something that is becoming more commonplace, but is still stirring to watch. The United States Congress spent a couple of days doing what it does best. Getting re-elected. More...

Letter to the editor

Shame on you, South Carolina

Only a small percentage of you went to the polls election day. By not voting in every election you're letting the radical elements of society dictate policy, promote their own agenda and elect kooks and crazies to public office. More...

Business

Andrew Card salutes Leadership Columbia

Recent White House chief of staff makes plans

Andrew H. Card Jr., chief of staff for President George W. Bush over the past six years, addressed the alumni of Leadership Columbia in the main ballroom of the Capital City Club last Friday, June 16. More...

Star Profile

Dennis Hiltner of the Gourmet Shop

Dennis Hiltner was born the first of eight children on a 90-acre farm in Langdon, N.D. At The Gourmet Shop, 58 years later, Hiltner reflected recently on North Dakota winters. Columbia is in the tropics. More...

Briefs

by John Temple Ligon

Gas taxes and gas prices North Carolina's gas tax is $0.299 a gallon, the nation's sixth highest, and is to stay there for another year. More...

Society

Artists capture spirit of Five Points

Michael Story's Columns is among the paintings auctioned June 22 at a reception at Carolina First Bank in Five Points at 6:30 pm. More...

Columbia resident stars in national commercial

After spending 45 years working for the federal government, Walt Douglas finally experienced his 15 minutes of fame. More...

Miss Wilson and Mr. Chocklett exhange vows June 16, 2006

Dorothy Kelly Wilson of Columbia and James Bowman Chocklett of Mauldin, South Carolina, were married Friday, June 16, 2006, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Rev. Timothy Tebalt and Rev. John Yost performed the 6:30 pm ceremony. More...

Events

Calendar

ART Children of Hope 2006 Art Exhibit will run through August 27 at The Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main Street. The exhibit displays art work created by children with cancer and blood disorders. More...

Travel

Slave Trade Expedition to Africa

Part 9: The Queen's Soothsayer

The year 1833 was a tragic year for the Lightbourns of Farenya. Capt. Stiles Lightbourn (husband of Queen Niara Bely) was lost at sea on his way to his brother Samuel's funeral in Savannah. More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

MASTER'S SALE 05-CP-40-5983 By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of ATLANTIC COAST PROPERTIES, INC. against LATOYIA S. JONES AND WAYNE A. More...

Public Notices

NOTICE The Montessori School for Citizenship and the Arts (MSCA) admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the schoo More...

Notice of Application

Notice is hereby given that Doc's Restaurant, LLC, 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 1601 Shop Rd. More...

Forest Acres visions of the future

One June 13, 2006, Bill Steiner presented Forest Acres City Council with a ten year vision for the City of Forest Acres, and it was impressive. More...

Jazz company dances through every major city in China

Dancing: the new form of international diplomacy? The gate to a new era of camaraderie in Sino-American relations? More...

News

Libertarian candidate for S.C. Superintendent of Education speaks on discipline

Editor's note: Each candidate for S.C. State Superintendent was sent a questionnaire about how he/she would deal with the problem of discipline in the schools by email June 16 and asked to respond by June 20. More...

Democratic candidate for S.C. Superintendent of Education speaks on discipline

Editor's note: Each candidate for S.C. State Superintendent was sent a questionnaire about how he/she would deal with the problem of discipline in the schools by email June 16 and asked to respond by June 20. More...

The Columbia Star

Republican candidate for S.C. Superintendent of Education, Karen Floyd, did not respond to The Columbia Star questionnaire.

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Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council Meeting + June 21, 2006 + 9 am

Roll call City council convened for its work session Wednesday morning, June 21, at 9 am. Council members Sam Davis and Daniel Rickenmann were absent. Present were Tameika Isaac Devine, E. W. Cromartie, Mayor Bob Coble, and Anne Sinclair. More...

Richland County Council Meeting + June 20, 2006 + 6 pm

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

Columbia City Council Meeting + June 21, 2006 + 9 am

Roll call City council convened for its work session Wednesday morning, June 21, at 9 am. Council members Sam Davis and Daniel Rickenmann were absent. Present were Tameika Isaac Devine, E. W. Cromartie, Mayor Bob Coble, and Anne Sinclair. More...

Education

Shepherd's Center of Columbia gets new leader

Carol Spivey has retired as executive director of the Shepherd's Center of Columbia. She served for eight years in this position. During this time Spivey increased enrollment at the Shepherd's Center to nearly 400 registered students. More...

Church librarians grow membership

As treasurer of the new South Carolina chapter of the Church and Synagogue Library Association (CLSA), Patsy McIntosh sees that one way of building the treasury is to bring in more members. More...

RNE teacher wins national award

Perry McLeod, a social studies teacher at Richland Northeast High School, is one of 20 teachers nationwide to win a 2006 National Teacher Award from Time Warner Cable. More...

Sports

Turbulent Waters

Columbia Swimming League is organized chaos and loads of fun.

Pay attention or you might miss something. It doesn't matter if you are a swimmer, a coach, or a fan, everything moves fast in the Columbia Swimming League. More...

Results

Columbia Parks & Recreation 334, Rockbridge 222

8 & Under Girls: Butterfly: Hannah Robbins (Rockbridge) More...

NECSA's Ambush advance to US Youth Soccer Region III Championships

By winning the recent US Youth Soccer SC Championship, the under 18 Boys NECSA Ambush have qualified to compete in the US Youth Soccer Region III (South Regional) Championships. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

What's growing in Columbia

The Japanese Crape Myrtle, lagerstroemia faurei, was brought to the United States in the 1950s. This species is able to withstand the cold and powdery mildew. More...

Firefly show lights up night sky at Congaree Swamp

Rare are the places in the world where fireflies light up in a syncopated rhythm. A natural area near Columbia is one of the three known places. More...

Will your trees survive this hurricane season?

With hurricane season just around the corner you need to know if your trees will be safe from the possible wrath of Mother Nature. More...