October 31, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

Thirty- something speaks

Forever is a long time...better get some hobbies

I consider myself a Christian man. I wasn't always, but these days I go to church, pray a lot (and not just during Clemson football games), and I do my best to live a worthy life. More...

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

The real election

Each voter picks a candidate; either by habit, party affiliation, or chance. We read everything we can that solidifies our belief. Negative stories are discounted as biased media or dirty campaigning by the opposition. More...

Bob Ford's Call the Cops!

"The Thing" in the washing machine

Ida's washing clothes in the utility room of her 100- year- old farmhouse in Gorham, Maine, just west of Portland, when she gets the surprise of her life. Ida reaches into the washer after the spin cycle to pull out a clean pair of jeans. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council meets October 15, 2008

Roll call Columbia City Council convened at the Columbia Convention Center for its regular meeting on Wednesday night, October 15, at 6:30 pm. There was a nationally televised live debate between Sen. John McCain and Sen. More...

Richland County Council meets October 28, 2008

Roll call Chairman Joe Mc- Eachern, 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. More...

Education

Killian celebrates Hispanic Month

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, third grade students at Killian Elementary hosted their very first Hispanic Fiesta. Prior to the celebration, the students read the story Pepita Talks Twice . More...

Cooking with Kindergartners at Killian

Killian Elementary School's media specialist, Gai l King and her assistant Pam George enhanced a lesson for Kindergartners by baking cupcakes with the students. More...

Pine Grove Elementary surprises principal for Boss's Day with limo and red carpet

Pine Grove Elementary Principal Inger Ferguson received royal treatment on Friday, October 17 in honor of Boss's Day. Her staff arranged to have Ferguson picked up at her home in a limo around 6:10 am. More...

Sports

Skyhawk seniors shine on Highlanders' senior night

Hammond 51 Heathwood Hall 28

On a night when the Heathwood Hall Highlanders celebrated their senior athletes, it was the Hammond seniors that spoiled the evening for the home team helping the Skyhawks beat arch rival Heathwood Hall 51- 28. More...

Eagles aerial assault downs Devils

Airport 41 Dreher 13

After wind and rain kept their game from taking place under Friday night's lights, Airport and Dreher battled at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, October 25. More...

Falcons crush Cardinals

Cardinal Newman 0 Ben Lippen 34

The Ben Lippen Falcons won their fourth game in a row with a 34- 0 drubbing of the visiting Cardinal Newman Cardinals Friday, October 24. More...

Travel

Jefferson's House & The Jefferson Hotel

My wife, Linda, and I have always been fans of Thomas Jefferson. We have admired his uncanny ability to succeed in a variety of fields, such as nation building, architecture, and horticulture. More...

African leaders: pomp, dreams, and grand titles

In the 1980s and 1990s, the West identified a new breed of African leaders believed to be a godsend to Africa. More...

Hammond School students start high school Red Cross Club

One of the many philanthropic clubs at Hammond School is now the Red Cross Club. More...

Downtown neighborhoods face new neighbors

Columbia's Coalition of Downtown Neighborhoods held an outdoor press conference Monday morning, October 27 at 10:30 on the grounds of Roy Lynch Park in the Elmwood Park neighborhood. More...

News

Toxic waste concerns Lower Richland residents

Residents in Lower Richland are upset over a new landfill being built by the SCE&G Wateree plant. Their main concern is that the landfill is just another place for the power plant to dispose of its wastes. More...

Fort Jackson holds dedication for new national cemetery

On Sunday, October 26, Fort Jackson held a dedication ceremony for their new national cemetery. Hundreds of residents attended, including many veterans, to celebrate the occasion. More...

Legislator donates uniform to Military Museum

Representative James Smith served his state in the legislature while serving his country in Afghanistan. More...

Business

NASA climatologist repeats warnings

Last Thursday afternoon, Oct. 23, NASA scientist Dr. James Hansen held a telephone press conference among S.C. newspapers, The Columbia S tar included. More...

Briefs

Lexington, Richland County jobless drop In August, the Richland County jobless rate was 7.3%, and it fell to 6.7% in September. Lexington County's was 5.6% in August and 5.3% in September. More...

Star Profile

Dorothy Garone of Gotham Bagel Café

Real, authentic New York City bagels are found in New York City, obviously, but soon they will be made in the 1500 block of Main Street in the 1934 Kress Building, where Rising High operated most recently. More...

Society

Friends forever

Nine members of the A.C. Moore class of 1939 met at a home in Forest Lake this past Friday night to celebrate shared memories and ignite old friendships. More...

Cayce residents listen to music and issues

Singer/songwriter, Danielle Howle (middle) entertained guests at Myra Ramsey's home in Cayce. Elise Partin shared her issues and concerns as a candidate for the mayor of Cayce. Her husband Gene accompanied her. More...

Young Women in Public Affairs Award Applications Available

Applications for the 2009 Young Women in Public Affairs Award are now available from the Zonta Club of Columbia by contacting: Betty Jo Carson at 875 Pine Forest Trail, Columbia, SC 29210-4920, Telephone 803- 798-7265, or email BandBJCarson@Juno.co More...

Events

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

High Voltage Theatre, under the helm of artistic director, Christopher Cook, returns for its 5th season presenting Washington Irving's timeless Halloween tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. More...

Palmetto Center for Arts Dance Ensemble and Richland District Two present Cinderella

The Palmetto Center for the Arts (PCA) Dance Ensemble at Richland Northeast High School and Richland School District Two will present the classical ballet production of Cinderella on Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8, More...

Music N' Musin' with Marina Alexander

Music N' Musin' Coffee House, with Marina Alexandra, guitarist, will be held at 7:30 pm, November 14, at Shandon Presbyterian Church, corner of Woodrow and Devine Streets in Shandon, sponsored by Arts at Shandon. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Stopping to smell the flowers

So little time and so many pumpkins

The old saying "variety is the spice of life" certainly holds true for pumpkins. More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Storage Express will hold a public Sale to enforce a lien imposed on said property. As described below, pursuant to the South Carolina Self Storage Facility Act. SC Code Sections 30-20-10 to 39-20-50. More...

Masters Sales (1-100)

MASTER'S SALE 08-CP-40-2450 By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of Abbeville Savings and Loan Association, against A to Z Construction, LLC; William T. Wichlei; and Linda J. Wichlei, et al. More...

Masters Sales (101 to 45b)

MASTER'S SALE 08-CP-40-4175 By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. against, Steven Zarnoch, Kenneth C. Burr, Jr., Marcell C. Corp. More...