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Breaking news

A recent dust up on an airplane perfectly sums up life in this modern time. None of it is pretty. A flight attendant with Jet Blue got into an argument with a customer and ended up with a suitcase upside his head. More...

Forty– something

Stress used to be a whole lot more fun

I can remember when being nervous or worried was much more fun. When I was a kid some butterflies in the stomach may have made for a sleepless night and maybe an extra trip or two to the bathroom, but that was about it. More...

Business

Grand opening at Innovista

The SCRA USC Innovation Center, a 74,000– square–foot building, opened Thursday, August 19. More...

Briefs

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Folks about town

Bryan Barnes of Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC has been slected to be included in the 2011 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in construction law. More...

Sports

Highlander Jamboree kicks off SCISA football season

The Hammond Skyhawks are the four–time defending state champion. The Cardinal Newman Cardinals are coming off a one–win season, but both schools made football look easy in the Highlander Jamboree at Heathwood Hall Friday, August 20. More...

Cavaliers run over Dreher with 384 yards rushing

During the off–season, Richland Northeast head football coach Jay Frye changed his offense to a run oriented attack. Friday night, August 20, that running game ran all over Dreher on the way to a 54–7 dismantling of the Blue Devils. More...

Falcons fly in opener

On the sideline before the game Friday August 20, defensive coordinator Matt McCormick approached coach Dean Howell with an unusual suggestion. He thought it might be better if A.C. More...

Arts & Entertainment

McKissick museum presents Silver Yana: The photography of fredric Tobias morriss

McKissick Museum at the University of South Carolina will exhibit the works of F. Tobias Morriss, a beloved adjunct instructor who was tragically killed earlier this year. The exhibit will run through December 18. More...

Correction

The McKissick batik exhibit, featured in the August 20 edition of the Columbia Star, is not on loan from NASA. Only one batik is on loan from NASA. More...

Rachel parker to participate in S.C.’s art with a heart Show

To help raise money for a good cause, Rachel Parker, along with 19 other artists, will sell her art at the Ronald McDonald House Fundraiser “SC’s Art with a Heart Show.” The show will feature tremendous artwork as well as dessert, More...

Travel

In Search of a Sllave Trader

Part 10: St. Thomas: Capital of the US Virgin Islands

Although Charlotte Amalie is really the only town on St. Thomas, there are a number of other interesting places on the small Virgin Island. My wife, Linda and I drove our rented Jeep to as many as was possible in one day. More...

Public Notices

public notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC More...

NOTICE OF APPLICATION

NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that Edward Napoleon Scott dba Scott’s ABC intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and OFF premises consumption of Liquor only, at More...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES

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Columbia welcomes Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge

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Senator vows to rid bear baying

It could be somewhere in the woods in South Carolina. Families picnicking with beer, a bucket of chicken, and some potato salad anticipating a good time when a big black bear is led out on a leash and staked in the ground with her back to a fence. More...

News

The midlands newspaper industry will miss rod Shealy

Those of us at The Columbia Star are deeply saddened by the death of Rodney Ryan “Rod” Shealy who died August 18, 2010, of a brain tumor. More...

Understanding roller derby

The first thing one must know is that “roller derby is not fake.” The skaters, while developing their own personas, which can include elaborate costumes, outrageous hair and over–the–top makeup, nevertheless must abide by all More...

Brookland Baptist Church

Drive along Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia and take a look at the expansive campus of Brookland Baptist Church. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Youth interested in politics holds first meeting

As a high school student, Ashley Page of Columbia served as a leader in student government. More...

Green Quad gets greener

In order to be more environmentally friendly, the University of South Carolina formed the Green Quad, a quad located between Main and Sumter Street and south of Wheat Street. More...

Million dollar bus stop comes to north main

At Columbia City Council’s last regular meeting Wednesday morning, Aug. 18, Teresa Wilson introduced an idea to use a federal appropriation of $735,000. More...

Education

St. John neumann School is breaking new ground

St. John Neumann Catholic School is expanding at a time when other schools are contracting and cutting. Their vision to add four classrooms, storage rooms, and office space began in 2003. By the 2008–2009 school year, the time was right. More...

Glenforest School welcomes new visual arts instructor

Glenforest School, a K–12 non–profit day school dedicated to educating students who learn differently, announces new faculty member, Paula Bowers. More...

County educators earn credit by learning about agriculture

Three Richland County educators recently completed a rigorous week learning about the importance of family farmers and domestically produced food, fiber, and fuel at the S.C. More...

Events

Events

-ART Village Artists at the Village at Sandhill (I–20 and Clemson Road) will feature new works by four artists at the monthly First Friday, September 3, 6–9 p.m. More...

Capital Senior Center offers Lunch & Learn programs

Capital Senior Center is partnering with Hospice Care of Tri–County to offer Lunch & Learn Programs designed to meet the needs of area seniors. Bring your own lunch; beverages and snacks will be provided. More...

Chabad’s “Jewish Learning Center” presents The amazing Shofar factory

Chabad of SC is preparing a special program called “The Shofar Factory” Sunday, August 29, 1–3 p.m. at the Columbia JCC, 306 Flora Drive. More...

Home & Garden

Summer Symphony of Color

Stopping to smell the flowers

“This is my paradise,” smiles Mabel Overby who with her husband Lonnie has been creating a garden that looks like the Yard of the Month on a daily basis in St. Mark’s Woods. More...

Melons

Chilled Cantaloupe Soup with Tarragon Syrup More...

Fishin’ or Huntin’ Tales?

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