January 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Young men achieve highest rank in scouting

Three young men received the highest rank attainable in the scouting program during a ceremony at Eastminster Church January 10. More...

On Second Thought

Stop the unfair point of sale tax

The South Carolina REALTORS® Association today launched a comprehensive, statewide media campaign to raise public awareness about a bill in the South Carolina Legislature that would reform the unfair point of sale tax. More...

What you are not hearing about Haiti

Published on Thursday, January 14, 2010 by CommonDreams.org

In the hours following Haiti's devastating earthquake, CNN, the New York More...

Textbook rental now available

The South Carolina Bookstore announces an innovative textbook rental program designed to lower the cost of textbooks for students while also providing students with a choice between renting or purchasing textbooks new or used. More...

Business

Tennis serves up money

South Carolina is a national leader in tennis participation and Columbia particularly so. And that’s pretty impressive when the number of tennis players in the country climbed from 27 million last year to this year’s 30 million. More...

Briefs

Governor still has $1.4 mil. More...

Chris Dorsey of Big Red Box

Star Profile

In the second year of The Recession, construction is off, way off, so Chris Dorsey’s roll–off containers aren’t filling up with construction debris like two years ago. More...

Society

Conductor comes in on a high note

A home–town chord was struck last Saturday evening at the Koger Center, when guest conductor Dr. Erin Freeman stepped to the podium to lead the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra. Her grandmother Cornelia Freeman led the cheering section. More...

Groups meet to Break Bread and Barriers

Concerned members of the communi ty gathered at St . Mary’s Episcopal Church on St. Andrews Rd. to discuss issues surrounding immigrat ion reform in our country Friday night, January 15, 2010. St. More...

Sports

Too much Tequila for Airport

Led by 21 points from Tequila McNeal and 9 points from Shakeina Smith, the Dreher Lady Blue Devils were able to run away from the Airport Eagles 53–39. More...

Cardinals pull away from Hammond

The Cardinal Newman Lady Cardinals used a 17 –5 run in the second and third quarters to pull away from and defeat the visiting Hammond Lady Skyhawks 41–27 on Tuesday, January 19. More...

Experiments at Highlander Duals

Hammond coach Randy Wolfe sat on a mat engaged in a running conversation with an assistant coach as both watched Columbia and Cardinal Newman wrestle late Saturday afternoon. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

Al l Ameriican Selectiions awaiit green thumbs

Stopping to smell the flowers

All American Selections (AAS) is an organization evaluating the growing performance of flower and vegetable seeds for home gardens. This year four flowers proved superior at trial gardens across the United States and Canada. More...

Star Chefs

Herb Butter 1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature 1 Tablespoon flat leaf parsley finely chopped 1 Tablespoon fresh dill or tarragon finely chopped Mix herbs and butter until well blended. This may be done by hand or in a food processor. More...

Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia to meet

The Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia will meet January 25 at the Garden Council Building, 1605 Park Circle, Maxcy Gregg Park. More...

Award winning journalist and USC alumna returns for breakfast

A breakfast table for 12 was set Wednesday morning at Ruth’s Chris inside the Hilton Columbia in the Vista. More...

SC Women Honor Valor

SC Women gathered at the Convention Center for the South Carolina Women Honor Valor luncheon January 20, 2010, to honor our Medal of Honor recipients. More...

Mayor to give State of the City Address

Mayor Bob Coble’s State of the City Address will be held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (1101 Lincoln St.) in Ballroom C, on Thursday, January 28, 2010, at 6 pm. The general public is invited to attend. More...

News

Eastminster Presbyterian funds International Student Scholarships

Since 1994, Eastminster Presbyterian Church has funded an International Student Scholarship. Its first recipient was Denis Fedulov from Russia, who earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at U.S.C. while living with the Ben Boyd family here. More...

Cayce UMC responds to Haiti’s needs

Cayce United Methodist Church (1600 Twelfth St. More...

Government / Neighborhood

From the streets of South America to a scholarship at USC

Three people in Columbia are happy with the turn of events that brought a student from Brazil to the U.S.: Nayana Reis, and Peter and Jane Brissette. More...

One bag thing after another

Richland County Council meets January 19, 2010

Roll call Chair Paul Livingston, Vice Chair Damon Jeter, Joyce Dickerson, Val Hutchinson, Norman Jackson, Gwendolyn Kennedy, Bill Malinowski, Jim Manning, Greg Pearce, Kit Smith and Kelvin Washington were present at the Richland County Council meet More...

Community prepares for Olympia Festival

With spring only a couple of months away, the Olympia community has begun preparing for the Olympia Festival. More...

Education

Annie Burnside Elementary receives $1,000 and savings education from NBSC

Annie Burnside Elementary School students recently received $1,000 and a personal finance lesson from The National Bank of South Carolina in connection with the Teach Children to Save Million Child Challenge. More...

Spring Valley High School students artwork on exhibit

Spring Valley art students have an exhibit on display at The Village Artists Gallery located in Sandhills. The artwork will be on display for several weeks and is available for purchase. More...

Friday afternoons are HOT at St. John Neumann Catholic School

It may be frigid outside but it’s smokin’ HOT on Fridays at SJN. Students have Higher Order Thinking, or H.O.T. time in the afternoons. More...

Events

LifeChance gives back

For the Columbia Classical Ballet’s artistic director Radenko Pavlovich LifeChance is all about giving back – giving the gift of top notch dance to Columbia while raising money for a worthy cause. More...

Events

-ART 10th Annual Winter Exhibition of work by artists Stephen Chesley, Mike Williams, Edward Wimberly, and David Yaghjian will open January 22, 6 pm–9 pm, at Gallery 80808. 252-6134. More...

Travel

India

People and Places: Living in Jaipur

Editor’s note: Sydney Kornegay was one of the first Cub Reporters for The Columbia Star while she was a student at A.C. Flora High School where she graduated in 2007. More...

An Interlude in France

Part 9: Notre Dame and St. Chapelle

On our fourth day in Paris, Linda and I went to church...two in fact...Notre Dame Cathedral and Sainte–Chapelle. More...