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On Second Thought

Thirty- something speaks

Attacks on Palin are attacks on fathers

Many prognosticators and commentators have questioned Republican presidential nominee John McCain for his selection of Alaska governor Sarah Palin as his vice- presidential running mate. More...

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

Saving the planet

My first experience saving the planet was in 1960. As an active member of the Bibb County, Alabama 4H club (Head, Hands, Heart, Health), I was required to complete a project. More...

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Business

Briefs

The Mint moves Charlotte's Mint Museum of Art was designed by architect William Strickland and built by Perry & Ligon (the same) in 1837 on Mint Street. It was moved brick- by- brick to woodsy Randolph Road in the 1930s. More...

City agreements and campaign contributions

The City of Columbia and its design/development team came together for a city- financed and city- developed 300- room Hilton Hotel in late spring 2003. More...

Nominations for the 2009 Small Business Awards sought

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) South Carolina District Office is currently accepting nominations for the 2009 Small Business Awards. More...

Society

James E. McKinnon

Funeral services for James E. McKinnon, 69, were held Sunday, September 7, 2008, at the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia. Interment was held in Elmwood Cemetery and Gardens. Serving as pallbearers were Sterling Beckman, Dr. More...

Who is Cornelia Freeman?

Cornelia Freeman wanted to do something special for her husband R.E.L. Freemon on his 90th birthday, April 21, 2001. She funded an entire concert of the S.C. Philharmonic. As it turned out, the evening became a memorial to him. More...

Who is John Fitz Rogers?

Composer John Fitz Rogers' music has been performed around the world. He has received many commissions, fellowships, and awards. More...

Events

Events

-ART Columbia Museum Constantine Manos' Aof G Arret ei ks Pn oorwtf oh loiosting . More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 75: Conclusion

The Pineville series began on March 23, 2007. Keith Gourdin and I thought a story of our ancestral home would take, maybe, four parts. Now, at its conclusion, we have written 75 parts. More...

Join Pineville Tour

Sponsored by The Columbia Star and the North Berkeley Historical Society. October 11. Conducted by Dr. Warner M. Montgomery. For ty lucky people will board a VIP luxury bus in Columbia at 8 am, Saturday, October 11. More...

Made in Uganda for Italian Show

To keep abreast with developments at home, at the close of each day, I usually browse through online newspapers from Uganda. They give me the feel of what is taking place in my fatherland. More...

Cornelia Freeman University September Concert Series features the work of John Fitz Rogers

Mayer Johnson, patron of the arts; Morihiko Nakahara, music director of the SC Philharmonic; John Fitz Rogers, composer; and Tina Stallard, soprano and assistant professor of voice at USC after the Cornelia Freeman University September Concert Seri More...

Meadowfield students witness re- enlistment ceremony

Benjamin Dozier, a Sergeant First Class in the United States Army, has served his country for 12 proud years in the military. More...

News

St. John's Episcopal Congaree celebrates 150th anniversary

Part 3: The last 50 years

In the 1960s, the financial condition of St. John's Episcopal Congaree was at a low point. Since the 1870s, the church had operated as an "Aided Parish," subsidized financially through Diocesan funds. With the building of the Rectory in 1959, St. More...

Ode to Warner

Tried to find a way to thank you For your time and all the things you do! You have had a lot of schooling and college And strive to impart some knowledge Your class is like a box of chocolates, More...

Adventure Travel with Warner Montgomery

Warner began his travels in 1962 and continued to: • West Africa: Morocco, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Gambia, Senegal, Togo • Mayan civilization: Belize, Guatemala, Mexico • Lewis and Clark Trail • O More...

Government / Neighborhood

Cayce City Council meets September 2, 2008

Roll call The Cayce City Council meeting was held September 2, 2008. More...

Richland County Council meets September 9, 2008

Chairman Joe McEachern, Vice Chair Val Hutchinson, Joyce Dickerson, Norman Jackson, Damon Jeter, Paul Livingston, Bill Malinowski, Mike Montgomery, Greg Pearce, Bernice Scott and Kit Smith were present at the Richland County Council meeting Septemb More...

Education

Two headmasters are better than one

While a search committee carries out its mission to bring on board a new permanent headmaster, Anne Weston and Stephen Mandell have charged all their batteries to see that no momentum is lost in the Episcopal school's ambitious agenda. More...

How much can you do in four weeks?

How much can you do in four weeks? If you're bassist Jose Carrión, plenty. More...

SC School for the Deaf and Blind students to perform at EdVenture

"Where Every Child is a Masterpiece" is the inspiration for the arts program for students with sensory disabilities at the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind. More...

Sports

Capitals run over Blue Devils

Columbia 21 Dreher 6

Rushing the ball on almost every play, the Columbia Capitals warded off a feisty Dreher team 21- 6 on Thursday, September 4 at Memorial Stadium. More...

Cardinals battle Barons

Wilson Hall 20 Cardinal Newman 3

Ricky Crum ran for 99 yards and a touchdown as Wilson Hall spoiled the home opener for Cardinal Newman, 20- 3, on a game moved to Thursday, September 4 due to the threat of Tropical Storm Hanna. More...

Carvalho leads Heathwood volleyball

Jessica Carvalho is the new coach for the Heathwood Hall volleyball team. She was born in Brazil, but has been in the United States for six years. Carvalho played for Spring Valley High School and the S.C. Juniors Volleyball Club. More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

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, More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Don't forget

The Palmetto Garden Club of South Carolina will hold its 58th annual Old Rose Show Wednesday, October 8, 2008, at the Ellison Building at the SC State Fair. More...

Step back in time on the grounds of USC

The landscape of USC has undergone numerous transformations in its 200 year history. Five Horseshoe Gardens were added during a major renovation and restoration of the quadrangle of the 1970s. More...

Are granite tabletops safe?

From Wikipedia Granite is a natural source of radiation. Granite contains around 10 to 20 parts per million of uranium. More...