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Eastover South Carolina is home to the Kensington Mansion, an architectural and historical state gem. To see how to take a tour of this beautiful house, visit www.thecolumbiastar. com for the rest of the story. More...

On Second Thought

All we need is love

Amid the recent positive media hype about The Beatles Rock Band video game, let’s not forget their partnership also produced sentimental, poetic melodies, that endure as serene classical music. More...

Cartoon

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Keep the electronic billboards in our county

I am in support of the change in the Richland County sign ordinance that would allow electronic billboards in our county. More...

Business

Drilling for dollars

According to its Web site, the Consumer Energy Alliance is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization created to help expand the dialogue between the energy and consuming sectors to improve understanding of energy security, more effectively develop and u More...

Briefs

Foreclosures According to RealtyTrac’s Foreclosure Market Report, there were 358,171 foreclosure filings in the country for August. S.C.’s August increase was less than 2 percent over July foreclosures. More...

Chris Weston of C.T. Weston & Associates

C.T. Weston & Associates is an insurance firm owned and run by Chris Weston. The firm is a success story and has been for decades, but Weston’s position with Sertoma Inc. is what piqued interest in him at The Columbia Star. More...

Society

Miss Sample and Mr. Walters plan December wedding

Mary Kay Martin Sample announces the engagement of her daughter Paige Hamlin Sample to Joshua Thomas Walters. The bride–elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Sample of Columbia and Greensboro, North Carolina. More...

Family gives of themselves to the community

The Lower Richland Ruritan Club honored The Threatt Family: Billy, Harriett, and Pam, with a plaque announcing them as the "Lower Richland Family of the Year Award at the September monthly meeting. More...

Part 21: Manchester State Forest

Manchester State Forest is located on the eastern edge of the COWASEE Basin in western Sumter County. Many Columbians pass through it on the way to the beach. More...

Events

USC Theatre SC returns to Longstreet stage with Cyrano de Bergerac

“Cyrano de Bergerac,” the legendary story of the long–nosed, hero for all seasons, will be the University of South Carolina Theatre SC’s debut production for 2009 – 10 running Sept. 25 – Oct. More...

The Dillards headline the Congaree Bluegrass Festival Oct. 3

Danny Creamer picked up an electric guitar when he was young like a lot of other guys. And also like a lot of other guys, he didn’t learn to play it. After a few months it was gone, and he was interested in other things. More...

St. David’s Episcopal Church to host Blessing of the Animals October 4

The public is invited to bring their pets to a Blessing of the Animals to be held at 4:30 pm, Sunday, October 4, at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 605 Polo Rd., in northeast Columbia, S.C. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Stopping to smell the flowers

When we think of autumn plants for the garden, chrysanthemum, aster, calendula, autumn sedum, and goldenrod come to mind. However, one vine which stages a spectacular show in autumn should not be overlooked. More...

Treasured Trees

Nominations are now being accepted for the Treasured Trees Program. More...

West Nile Virus confirmed in Shandon area

With a Shandon–area man’s confirmed, serious case of West Nile Virus and the discovery of a dead bird in the area also infected with the disease, city and county officials are getting serious about taking the steps they can to contain it More...

Krissy and Charlie have a new baby

The giraffe herd at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is 6 feet taller after the birth of a female calf. The leggy little girl was born overnight and was standing and alert when the keepers entered the giraffe barn on the morning of August 15. More...

News

Decorated patriot rides as grand marshal for Laurens County Patriots’ Pride Parade

For the fifth time, the Office of Veterans Affairs in Laurens County sponsored the annual Patriots’ Pride Parade held at noon, Saturday, Sept. 19. More...

Columbia Police Department meets to fight crime

Where else can one hear the following stories all within one hour and in one room? • A planned land mine explosion at Fort Jackson Army Base. • Several snatch–and–drag purse thefts in the Columbia area. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Wounded Warriors share stories

With the upcoming annual Veterans Day, Americans throughout the United States pause to remember and pay tribute to patriots and wounded warriors for their valor and bravery in the line of duty. Every year, the recognition is on or near Nov. 11. More...

Don’t make it easy for the bad guys

The Forest Acres Neighborhood Association met Tuesday, September 22. Sergeant Lori Tumlin, with the Forest Acres Police Department, gave a report on summertime crimes in the Forest Acres neighborhood. More...

Rosewood Community Council learns about the Boys and Girls Club

The Rosewood Community Council met Thursday September 17. Mary Role, the director of the Boys and Girls Club announced changes to the club’s building. More...

Education

Reading really rocks in Richland One

Hundreds of students, parents, employees, and community members turned out in full force at Crayton Middle School Saturday, September 12 to celebrate the joy of reading at Reading Rocks Our World, the kick–off for the distri More...

Young Eagles flying high

It may not take but one trip in an airplane to become hooked on flying. That’s what the sponsors of Young Eagles believe, and they back up their conviction with action. More...

Academy for Civic Engagement earns “superior” ranking at national conference

Students from The Academy for Civic Engagement at Lonnie B. Nelson Elementary School earned a “superior” ranking at the National Conference of State Legislatures July 20–24 in Philadelphia. More...

Sports

Whalen leads Hall over Falcons

On Friday, September 18, the Heathwood Hall Highlanders, led by Mac Whalen, defeated the Ben Lippen Falcons 24–10. Whalen was a one man wrecking crew for the Highlanders, scoring all three of Heathwood touchdowns. More...

High School Football

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Upcoming Schedule

September 25 Augusta Christian @ Ben Lippen* Brookland–Cayce @ Lugoff–Elgin Keenan @ Dreher Hammond @ Porter–Gaud Heathwood Hall @ Wilson Hall Richland Northeast @ White Knoll Hartsville @ Spring Valley October 2 A.C. More...

Travel

Destination Guinea

Part 3

My 15–hour layover in Casablanca left me with a stunning example of how I am, quite frankly, not that intelligent. 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 custody of More...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES

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