November 16, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

Wilbert's power breakfast

According to WMC- TV in Memphis, Tenn., if you ever thought you had a bad day, check first with Wilbert - his day was worse than anything you might imagine. More...

Thirty-something speaks

Plenty of reasons to be thankful

Despite the fact summer's heat and humidity just recently relented, and tree leaves are finally changing colors and falling to the ground, it is the time for turkey and dressing with a side order of reflection. Thanksgiving is here. More...

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

Bumper stickers gone wild

My father had a ritual each election year. He would decide who his choice was and carefully place a sticker supporting that candidate on the chrome bumper of his car. More...

Business

Nuclear safety officers dance The Big Apple

For three days in the first week of November, Columbia was the host city for the Seventh International Network for Safety Assurance of Fuel Cycle Industries (INSAF) bringing a consortium of nuclear safety officers from around the world. More...

Briefs

Capital investment According to the S.C. Department of Commerce, Richland County attracted a total of $56,950,000 in 2005 for an additional 1,440 jobs. Lexington County drew $88,000,000 for 270 new jobs. More...

Star Profile

Rusty DePass of Grubb & Ellis Wilson/Kibler

William Brunson (Rusty) DePass was regularly introduced by South Carolina's Lee Atwater, campaign manager for George H. W. Bush (#41), as "the guy who whipped my *@#$." Atwater was referring to the S.C. More...

Society

39ers celebrate at Lake Murray

Some members of Dreher Class of 1957 (39ers) gather for lunch

The Lake Murray Chapter of the 39ers (Dreher High Class of 1957) met at the lovely home of Mr. and Mrs. G. Gerald Cash on the beautiful shores of Lake Murray on Thursday, September 27, 2007. Mrs. Cash is the former Caroline Floridia Sumner. More...

Sigrid Hansen Childers and John Charles Hyman marry November 3, 2007 at Shandon Presbyterian

Sigrid Hansen Childers and John Charles Hyman, both of Columbia, were married November 3, 2007, at Shandon Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Dr. Agnes W. Norfleet performed the ceremony. More...

Events

It's happening right here in your community

Sundays at Lowman

The Sundays at Lowman Piano Series continues this month with a performance on Sunday, November 18 at 3:30 pm in the New Life Chapel featuring Scott Price. Dr. More...

Events

ART Art, Art, and More Art at Mays Park will offer classes Oct.- March. Just the two of us, parent and child for ages 2- 4; Homeschool art for ages 4- 7, 8- 12, and 12 and up; and Afterschool for ages 4- 7, 8- 12, and 12 and up. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 34: Lawson's Pond Plantation now

Philip Porcher purchased Lawson's Pond and the surrounding land soon after 1800 and turned it into a working cotton farm. Philip left the property to his son, Charles Cordes Porcher (1801- 1877) who built a house on the plantation in 1823. More...

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 34 Extra: Ferguson, a lost town

Ferguson is not on the map today. It existed only 25 years and is now at the bottom of Lake Marion. More...

Dancing with the Teachers

Dreher High School Dance Team members will hold their second annual Dancing with the Teachers fundraiser Thursday, November 29, 2007, at 7 pm in the new Dreher auditorium, 3319 Millwood Ave. More...

News

Happy Birthday Lib Crosswell!

Lib Crosswell is surrounded by her family for her 97th birthday. Photo by Jim Covington More...

Police chief speaks to St. Andrews Rotary

Brian Buck, Chief of the Irmo Police Department for the last two years, spoke to the St. Andrews Rotary Club about the changes technology and the impact of Crimestoppers have had on the area. More...

The community celebrates 60 years of love at Killingsworth

A Diamond Birthday Gala was held November 8, 2007, at Seawell's as a fundraiser for the Killingsworth House. Music was provided by The Dick Goodwin Quartet. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Sixty- five or over? Read this article.

Open enrollment beginsNov.15

Q. I am over 60 years old and very active. I take dance lessons twice a week, exercise, and walk an hour everyday. I have a full time job and social life. More...

Forest Acres City Council meets November 13, 2007

The November 13, 2007, meeting of the Forest Acres City Council was called to order at 5:20 pm by Mayor Pro Tempore, Curtis Rye, standing in for Mayor Frank Brunson. More...

Education

Dreher Three- D Players perform Guys and Dolls

The Dreher High Fine Arts Department will launch what promises to be a series of entertaining theatrical performances in the new school's auditorium with its upcoming production of the classic musical comedy Guys and Dolls. More...

Photo

Clare Scurry, art teacher at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, dons jewelry made from bottle tops. More...

Charley's Backyard Stars

"What do Charley and Bernard see at Congaree National Park? Carolina wrens, a whitetail deer, and a slithering snake," says Jazmin Rodriquez, second grader in Mrs. More...

Sports

Skyhawks soar to second straight Championship Game

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL - SCISA CLASS 3A PLAYOFFS

The Hammond Skyhawks scored two touchdowns in the third quarter pulling away from the visiting Heathwood Hall Highlanders to take the rematch 34- 17 and advance to the SCISA 3A championship game against Augusta Christian at S.C. More...

Flora golfers commit

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS GOLF

A.C. Flora seniors J.B. Murphy and Brewer Bradshaw signed letters of intent Wednesday, November 14, to play golf for two of college golf's powerhouses. More...

Capitals' playoff run stays alive by inches

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL - CLASS 2A PLAYOFFS

Columbia survived a late Chesnee rally and stopped the Eagles on a two- point conversion in overtime to advance to the third round of the 2A state playoffs. The Capitals were led by a strong passing attack by Justin Payne and a stubborn defense. More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

For Public Notices call Pam Clark, 771-0219 or email pamc@sc.rr.com

MASTER'S SALE 07-29-40-1415 BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted in the case of: CitiMortgage, Inc. against Yvonne W. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

The Original Mystery Plant

The Mystery Plant blooms during the winter. Blooming in the cold months is risky, but there are some advantages. More...

The Star's garden pick

Randy and Hope Dunlap's mountain garden home in Little Switzerland, North Carolina

Show us your garden! Send a picture of your garden to The Columbia Star, PO Box 5955, Columbia, SC 29250. Email digital photos (jpeg 300 dpi) to mimim@sc.rr.com. 771-0219 More...

Investing in the garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

After 42 years in banking, Audrey Howell finds investing more time and energy in her garden pays high dividends. Howell's personal portfolio consists of being a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and career woman. More...