January 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

The Clean Election Act is dirty business

The Kumbayah Liberals are at it again. Becci Robbins of the S.C. Progressive Network is proposing a Clean Elections Act (www.sc.pronet.com) to stop government corruption. More...

Bigotry did not bring down Confederate sign

I know I am late in my rebuttal to the story in The Columbia Star July 14, 2006, but this is a perfect time since we are celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. More...

Sanford stands up for children - touts school choice

School choice supporters in S.C. were confident following Governor Sanford's State of the State speech. More...

Business

Briefs

by John Temple Ligon

Innovista gets new leader John Parks, formerly the director of the University of Illinois Research Park and most recently the director of the University of Kentucky Research Campus, will become executive director of USC's Innovista a More...

South Carolina Chapter of the Urban Land Institute meets

On Thursday, Jan. 18, the first statewide meeting of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), SC Chapter, took place in the Columbia Convention Center on Lincoln Street. More...

Marvin McCrory and Columbia construction

Marvin Lowery McCrory was born the fifth of eight children in Kosciusko, Attala County, Mississippi, 40 miles from Yazoo City, the home of Harper's Magazine 1970s editor Willie Morris. More...

Society

Red Dress Ambassador to speak at rally Feb. 1

Lou Nolan feared the prickly feeling she'd experienced a few times on the outer side of her left breast was something else; a heart problem was not what she wasn't thinking. More...

Miss Kibler and Mr. Brewer announce plans for a May wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Marshall Kibler announce the engagement of their daughter Sarah Rhett Kibler to Brooks Allen Brewer. The bride- elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rhett Heyward and the late Mr. and Mrs. More...

Captain John Chappell Chapter, Colonial Dames XVII Century, holds winter meeting

The winter meeting of the Captain John Chappell Chapter, Colonial Dames XVII Century, was held Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, at Spring Valley Country Club with 23 members in attendance. More...

Events

Folks about town

The Columbia Eye Clinic welcomes Derek L. Barker, M.D. , a board- certified opthalmologist, to the staff. More...

Calendar

Contributed by Mike Williams Friday, January 26, 2007, will mark the opening of the fifth annual Winter Exhibition at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios featuring South Carolina artists Stephen Chesley, Mike Williams, Edward Wimberl More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

Master's Sales Part 1 of 2

MASTER'S SALE 06-CP-40-4609 By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of American General Financial Services, Inc., against Christinia L. Dickerson and David P. Dickerson; Citifinancial, Inc. More...

Public Notices

Master's Sales Part 2 of 2

MASTER'S SALE 06-CP-40-4037 By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. against Elaine M. More...

Public Notices

NOTICE SUBCONTRACTORS/ SUPPLIERS WANTED T. A. Loving Co. More...

Student captures crown

Emily Herring, a senior at A.C. Flora High School, was crowned Miss Falcon the evening of Jan. 18, 2007. She was also named Miss Congeniality. She was escorted by her brother, Ben Herring. Emily is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Red Dress Ambassador to speak at rally Feb. 1

Red Dress Ambassador Lou Nolan will be the featured speaker at the 2007 Red Dress Rally at the SC State House February 1 at noon. More...

News

st.pat's in Five Points needs you

This year's St. Patrick's Day Celebration in Five Points is right around the corner and promises to be as fun- filled as the previous 24 years. More...

CMFA dedicates Pub Night to Lize Wessels

Cyd Berry rummaged through Columbia Music Festival Association's (CMFA) prop room for wooden pub signs made years ago by a loyal volunteer. More...

BB&T Charleston Food and Wine Festival debuts March 1

New York Times as a "new capital for regional cuisine," is well on its way to making the gastronomic big time. More...

Education

Artshack holds student art show

Paula Hayne Bowers, owner of The Artshack and illustrator of Charley's Columbia Backyard , hosted an exhibit the week of Jan. 15, 2007, featuring the artwork of her students. More...

Killian Elementary receives Palmetto Silver Award

The Palmetto Silver Award, recognizing high levels of academic achievement and high rates of student academic improvement for the 2005- 2006 school year, has been awarded to Killian Elementary School; One of three elementary schools to b More...

Ridge View Scholastic Art Awards winners

The following Ridge View High School art students recently won awards in The Scholastic Art Awards of South Carolina 2007: Mrs. Casey's students 1. Darryl Brown Certificate of Merit 2. More...

Sports

BOYS BASKETBALL Highlanders upset Skyhawks

The Heathwood Hall Highlanders (5- 12, 2- 2) led the visiting Hammond Skyhawks (12- 5, 2- 2) for a total of about one minute in their game Tuesday, Jan. 23, but it was an important minute. More...

GIRLS BASKETBALL One- two punch leads Skyhawks

The Hammond Lady Skyhawks (8- 12, 2- 2) invaded Heathwood Hall Tuesday, Jan. 23 and used the one- two punch of Ali Hymson and Lauren Smith to knock out the Highlanders (7- 12, 2- 2) 54- 37. More...

Eagles fly away with Ridge View Duals title

Real wrestling is just about as individual a sport as it gets. Even within teams, it's mano a mano on a mat with no place to hide and no help from a teammate. More...

Travel

Wateree River Expedition

Part 4: Stateburg's Miller- Ellison House

Warner@TheColumbiaStar.com The Greater Piedmont Chapter of the Explorers Club members walked from the Borough Plantation next door to the historic Miller- Ellison House. More...

My Encounter with America

Part 2: Cultural clash

Editor's note: Zadok Ekimwere is from Uganda. He is presently a USC graduate student in journalism. These articles are about his first experiences with Americans. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Weaving sweetgrass baskets in the Holy City

The art of weaving sweetgrass baskets crossed the Atlantic Ocean from West Africa 300 years ago when slave traders brought West Africans to the United States. More...

The Original Mystery Plant

Winter is a time to remember that natural processes are still occurring, although slowed down a bit. It's also time to remember the days are getting longer, and it won't be too long before more and more flowers will pop out. More...

When winter comes, can spring be far behind?

Stopping to smell the flowers

Arlene Marturano Columbia gardens are never at a loss for flowers in winter. However, something seems different this year. More...