June 15, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

Thirty- something speaks

Take me out to the ballgame

I'm not a farmer in Iowa with some issues to resolve with my father. So I don't expect to plow down some cornfields and construct a baseball Field of Dreams. More...

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

Substitute mothers cannot be fathers

Harmon Killebrew played professional baseball in the 60s. He was a manly man in the days when such a thing was still allowed. The Killer played for the Washington Senators and Minnesota Twins for nearly 20 years. More...

Breaking into (and out of) jail

Police Headquarters gets a hit on the intruder alarm of one of their abandoned jails. Two cars are dispatched almost immediately to check out the alarm. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council meets June 6, 2007

Roll call Columbia City Council met Wednesday, June 6, 2007, beginning at 4 pm in City Hall. Following at 6 was a public hearing on water and sewer rates and on the city budget. More...

General Assembly adjourned, sine die

The House of Representatives adjourned "Sine Die" June 7 at precisely 5. Sine Die is a Latin phrase we use in the General Assembly to mark the end of our legislative session. More...

Education

Midlands' finest

Discovery Communications, Inc., nominated 60 of the Midlands finest to compete in the 2007 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC). More...

Lewis Greenview Elementary students are world champs

Lewis Greenview Elementary students were honored at the State House after winning first place at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals on May 26.(l- r) front are Maya Dilligard, Desia Truesdale, (second row, l- r) Kadeedra Elkins, Ayanna Suber, More...

Sports

The 11th Annual Columbia Midlands Soap Box Derby

The 11th Annual Columbia Midlands Soap Box Derby was held on Taylor Street June 9. The awards banquet was held in First Baptist Church Saturday evening. Birds on a Wire Restaurant and Veta Holloway of Birds by Veta provided water and snacks. More...

AMERICAN LEGION LEAGUE EIGHT BASEBALL

Cayce at Columbia Northeast Spring Valley High School, June 12 Cayce 8 Columbia NE 11

Cayce's Derrick Raybon hit two homeruns and drove in six runs, but it was not enough as Columbia NE countered with two homeruns of their own to defeat Cayce 11- 8. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 13: Santee Canal, labor and costs

The South Carolina Legislature passed an act to establish a "Company for the Inland Navigation from the Santee River to the Cooper River" on March 22, 1786. More...

Journey down the Santee

Part 2: Porcher's Embankment

Heyward Douglass and I made it over the Santee Dam and continued our 1966 journey down the Santee River at Wilson's Landing. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The Star's Garden of the Week

Emily DeQuincey- Newman owns Harbison Hall, which sits on 30 acres of her father's farm. More...

The Original Mystery Plant

Chanda Cooper, who graduated this past May at USC with her bachelor's degree in biology, brought in this odd- looking leaf and the associated flowers. More...

Bonsai

Don't come to The Bonsai Club of Columbia with big ideas. Miniaturization is their game, along with painstaking care, long life, and perfection. More...

Raggs presents

Three of Columbia's young people will soon be seen interviewing a cat on the TV show Raggs . More...

My dad is a prize

As Father's Day comes closer by the day, I realize what a prize I have as a dad. He is sweet, caring, funny and always entertaining. I am my father's child. We are alike to a T. Good and bad. More...

News

Explorer finds legless lizard in Greece

Alan Shoemaker enjoys the best of all possible worlds. He retired from Riverbanks Zoo several years ago and now travels from A to Z on a regular basis. More...

Paws and adopt a Feline American

Single orange stripped female looking for companionship. She is one of many feline friends with lots of personality available for adoption at the Columbia Animal Shelter, 127 Humane Lane off of Shop Rd. and I- 77. More...

Help Canine and Feline Americans

Contributed by The Animal Protection League + The Animal Protection League will hold its Annual Garage Sale June 16 and 23, 2007 at the Old Resale Revue Building in Parkland Plaza in Cayce (right over the Blossom St. Bridge). More...

Business

Midlands Tech breaks ground

Midlands Technical College held a groundbreaking ceremony, Thursday, June 7, on its 25,000- square- foot Business Accelerator, designed to accommodate emerging businesses, industries, or technologies that have left the research a More...

Star Profile

Nicole Grubbs of Carter Todd

The outdoor Main Street Marketplace in Boyd Plaza at the Columbia Museum of Art is in business every Friday in May and June from 10 am until 2 pm. More...

Briefs

Democrats do Charleston The Citadel will be the host venue for the July 23 Democrat presidential debate. The event follows an April Democrat debate at S.C. More...

Society

Miss Leadbitter and Mr. Allen wed at the Mitchell House April 21

Sarah Elizabeth Leadbitter and Richard Hamilton Allen were married at the Mitchell House and Gardens in Lexington, South Carolina. The double ring ceremony took place April 21, 2007, at 7 pm. Music was provided by the Columbia Strings. More...

Miss Dew and Mr. McGovern exchange vows June 9, 2007

Dorothy Shelburne Dew and Tarrence Bryan McGovern were married June 9, 2007, at Asbury Memorial United Metho-dist Church. The Rev. Dr. Stanley Kenton Ingrum performed the 6 pm ceremony. More...

Miss Smith and Mr. Cathy marry in First Presbyterian Church

Constance Esther Smith of Columbia and James Donald Cathy of Jonesboro, Georgia, were married May 26, 2007, at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia. The Rev. Matthew Lucas performed the one o'clock ceremony. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

ART The Columbia Museum of Art will present Material Terrain, A Sculptural Exploration of Landscape and Place July 6- August 26. 799-2810. The McCrory Galleri, 1276 Assembly St. 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 of Application

Notice is hereby given that 2901 Devine LLC dba Simply Savory, 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 2901 Devine St., Col 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 Pro More...