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Everything you need to know about Southeast Park and Tennis Center

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On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

The argument for kids

Is the need to argue a genetic necessity? I'm starting to wonder, because my two daughters seem to need to argue as much as they need to breathe. More...

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

Saving the planet

My generation was going to save the planet. We invented Earth Day, Earth shoes, and made the world aware of what pollution was doing to the atmosphere. More...

Learning to read trail signs

Marvin is assigned to drive the Doughnut Factory delivery truck this morning. Then he's to stop at the bank and pick up the week's payroll. More...

Business

Selling the view

Situated on a hill at 520 Violet Street, the five floors of Cityline condominiums have a panoramic view of Columbia's skyline. Each of the 20 units, 1900 square feet starting at $450,000, has a balcony facing the Congaree River and Columbia beyond. More...

Star Profile

Jim Rex, candidate for State Superintendent of Education

Jim Rex grew up in Ohio, where he finished high school. Immediately out of college, Rex taught high school English and coached football. More...

Briefs

Volatile Affinity For the past year, Columbia-based Affinity Technology Group has seen its share price swing between $0.05 and $0.85. As of midday Monday, August 21, the price was $0.43, down a nickel from Friday's $0.48. More...

Sports

Highlander Jamboree showcases SCISA football

SCISA Region I AAA threw a party and didn't invite the defending state champion Augusta Christian Lions. More...

Correction

In the August 18 edition in the story titled "High school football 2006 regions at a glance," the paragraph referring to the Dutch Fork Silver Foxes stated Rashad Counts was no longer with the team. This statement was an error. More...

The Coaches' Corner

Weekly thoughts from area coaches.

Jeff Scott, Blythewood: Jokingly says his request for one more JV season was denied. Big game for entire community against Ridge View. None of his players have played in this atmosphere. More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/ PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles(s) or other property are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens, are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5-5810, 56-5-5636 and 29-1510 SC Law as Amended, More...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF 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 APPLICATIONS

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Just as we predicted, unfortunately

Five Points floods again after one year

Last Sunday night, August 20, the rains came at a rate unexpected for another 100 years, according to city officials in August of last year. On August 6, 2005, there was a similar storm and Five Points flooded, floating cars along Saluda Avenue. More...

Forest Lake Elementary School wins first in the nation

Forest Lake Elementary School won first prize in the nation for technology excellence. The school has worked hard to build connections with parents. The school has won numerous awards for excellence. More...

News

International students mean the world to host

Lou Brooks was recently recognized with a lifetime achievement award, the first the Columbia Council for Internationals organization has ever given. More...

Checking eyes is a back-to-school basic

One important checklist item for preparing children for school is getting a proper vision check. When a child's vision suffers, it can affect not only school work but also recreational activities. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council Meeting + August 23, 2006 + 10 am

By John Temple Ligon Temple@TheColumbiaStar.com

Roll call Council convened for its regular meeting Wednesday at 10 am in City Hall. All council members were present: Daniel Rickenmann, Sam Davis, E.W. Cromartie, Mayor Bob Coble, Anne Sinclair, Tameika Isaac Devine, and Kirkman Finlay. More...

Forest Acres City Council meeting

Getting started Forest Acres City Council held its monthly meeting at 5:15 pm August 8, 2006. Members of Forest Acres City Council are Mayor Frank J. Brunson, Charles W. Fetner, Ginger Dukes, Curtis Rye Jr., and W. Shell Suber Jr. More...

Congressman Joe Wilson works his district

U.S. Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC) and his staff took his bus tour through Columbia last Tuesday, August 22. Stops included Keenan Development Company, Fort Jackson, Harvest Hope Food Bank, the S.C. More...

Society

Miss Long and Mr. Ellis marry in Rockport, Maine

Ashley McCaa Long and Benjamin Hunting Ellis were married August 19, 2006, in Vesper Hill Children's Chapel in Rockport, Maine at 6:30 pm. The double-ring ceremony was performed by Rev. Kevin Pleas. Music was provided by harpist Mary Chamberlin. More...

More memories of "Miz" Sloan's Dancing School

We moved back to Columbia when I was in the sixth grade, and one of my first memories of that first year back was that my mother enrolled me in Mrs. Sloan's Ballroom Dancing class. (We said "Miz" because we were Southern, and the more recent Ms. More...

Sisters of Charity Foundation celebrates 10th anniversary

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Augustine, celebrates its ten-year anniversary next month. More...

Events

Calendar

ANIMALS Animal Protection League will host its annual benefit auction, Sat., August 26 from 6-11 pm at Rosewoods, inside the State Fairgrounds. Admission is $25 per person. More...

Travel

Slave Trade Expedition to Africa

Part 18: Archaeologist in Sanya Paulia

The third village in which Dr. Ken Kelly conducted an archaeological survey was Sanya Paulia, a small community on the Rio Pongo which began life in 1795 as a British outpost against the advancing French traders. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Golfing for Goldens to be September 11

The 7th Annual Golfing for Goldens sponsored by The Low Country Golden Retriever Rescue (LCGRR) and hosted by Snee Farm will be Monday, September 11, 2006. It's a fun, Captain's Choice scramble. More...

America's first grape is still a favorite

When it comes to grapes, we have Thompson seedless, Concord, and wine varieties like Zinfandel, Merlot, and Cabernet. More...

Cotton and soybean crops flourish at Riverbanks Botanical Garden

Educators planning field trips for the 2006-2007 school year have one more reason to schedule a trip to the Zoo. More...