June 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Travel to Uganda with Caroline Burns

Editor’s note: Caroline Burns attended Satchel Ford Elementary, Crayton Middle, and A. C. Flora High School (2006) and the College of Charleston (2010). More...

On Second Thought

Give us the money to educate our children

I’ve just read the news release from the S.C. Department of Education quoting State Superintendent Zais that South Carolina will NOT apply for the next round of Race to the Top funds being offered by the U.S. Department of Education. More...

Leave us alone and let us educate our children

State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais said May 25 that South Carolina would not participate in a new round of the federal Race to the Top program that was announced by the U.S. Department of Education. More...

Thanks to The Columbia Star

Josh [Cruse] Thanks for the very nice article in the Columbia Star concerning the Hall of Fame. It’s very much appreciated and will make a fine keepsake for me and my family. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia neighborhoods win big at Annual Neighborhoods, USA Conference

The Columbia Council of Neighborhoods ( CCN) attended the 36th Annual Neighborhoods, USA Conference (NUSA) in Anchorage, Alaska, May 25-28. During the conference, it was announced that neighborhoods in the City of Columbia earned two major awards. More...

Newt Gingrich speaks to Five Points Rotary

The Five Points Rotary Club heard from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich during a Friday, May 27, lunch at the convention center on Lincoln Street. The place was packed with about as many guests as members. More...

CCN addresses city codes and ordinances

There are many codes and ordinances that Columbia residents must follow in order to live in the city. More...

Business

South Carolina Business Hall of Fame inducts three

Inducting laureates annually since 1985, Junior Achievement’s South Carolina Business Hall of Fame celebrated its three new honorees Thursday night, May 26, at the convention center on Lincoln Street. More...

Briefs

Delivery date More...

Folks about town

Jason Bradley, associate general counsel for Blue- Cross BlueShield of S.C., was named Board Member of the Year by Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands (STSM). More...

Sports

Spring football questions answered

May 20 marked the end of spring practice for many of the high schools in Columbia. Three questions for Dreher, Richland Northeast, and Spring Valley were answered this spring. More...

Events

Events

BOOKS Book Fair for “Already Enjoyed” books will be held Thursday, June 30, 4-7 p.m., Cecil Tillis Center, 2111 Simpkins Lane. 553-1814. CHILDREN/FAMILY More...

Arts & Entertainment

web series release

Private Portions announces the release of the Completely Normal Activity web series’ official trailer available to view online at www.completelynormalactivity.com in HD which stars Columbia native Martha Hearn. More...

Workshop Theatre’s Hairspray held over for four additional performances June 8-11

Welcome to the 60s when Hairspray will continue to rock Workshop Theatre for additional performances June 8-11. It’s a comic, affectionate story of inspiration with a heart as big as its heroine, whose love of dance creates social change. More...

Friends of Juvenile Justice raises $10,000 in Palmetto Half Marathon

The Friends of Juvenile Justice (FJJ) is excited to be one of two Midlands non-profit organizations to benefit from funds raised during the recent Palmetto Half Marathon. More...

Travel

Cuba? Why not?

Part 2: Where to eat in Cuba

Note: This series first appeared in The Columbia Star in 2001 soon after Linda and I returned from an illegal trip to Cuba. In celebration of President Obama’s opening of Cuba to Americans, I am republishing the articles. More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

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Public Notices

Notice of UNclAiMeD VeHicleS/pUBlic More...

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, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of R More...

You’ll never get old if you never slow down

I had the pleasure of spending the day with legendary driver Phil Wicks, owner of the Phil Wicks Mini Driving Academy. More...

How did we get here, and where are we going?

Three South Carolina business leaders sat on a panel before a full house to discuss the topic, “Working Through the Recession”: Mike Brenan, State/Group president for BB&T since 2000 and current chair, Greater Columbia Chamber of Comm More...

News

Downtown Church

Places of worship

Downtown Church has a Blog, a Website, email, Facebook, and a newsletter. What it doesn't have, yet, is a permanent home. But it’s available to visitors and growing steadily. More...

Aunt Anna was an artist and world traveler

Dr. Edmund Taylor and Alexander Moore spoke to the Columbia Torch Club May 24 on Selected Letters of Anna Heyward Taylor: South Carolina Artist and World Traveler , the book they authored on the works of Dr. Taylor’s Aunt Anna. More...

Commentary

Cartoon

Full Story

The last Oprah

It’s not a criticism; It’s an observation

Last week I completed a quest both arduous and inconsequential. Nevertheless, I’m proud of my achievement. More...

Lava, clip-on ties, and Mr. Potato Head

40–Something

Some things in life are a little hard to understand…like the popularity of Jersey Shore, the applications of an iPad, or the politics of Barney Frank. But what has got me really confused these days is why my kids suddenly need more clothes. More...

Education

LCCS/Sylvia E. Looney Piano Scholarship winners

J. Blake Boulware (left) and Powers Burnette received the Lexington County Choral Society/ Sylvia E. Looney Piano Scholarship 2010-11. More...

Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation summer program

Lexington School District Two will participate in the federally funded child nutrition program to provide free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in needed areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow throughout the summer mo More...

University of Phoenix celebrates fifth anniversary

University of Phoenix celebrated its 5th anniversary in South Carolina by unveiling its Columbia campus renovations at a grand re-opening event May 19. More...

Society

Palmetto Cabinet honors Helen Coggeshall Harvey

The Palmetto Cabinet met for its annual May luncheon at the South Carolina Governor’s Mansion and presented a painting by renowned South Carolina artist, Elizabeth Verner O’Neill. More...

Still Hopes holds Guignard Society dinner

On May 26, the South Carolina Episcopal Home at Still Hopes held a fundraiser for the Guignard Society, an organization dedicated to residents’ assistance. More than 150 seats at dinner were taken by ticket holders who paid $80 to attend. More...

Famously Hot ... Historically Cool for 225 years

Getting across the river between Granby (Saxe Gotha) to Columbia was difficult in the early years. Friday operated a ferry between Columbia and Granby from 1754 to 1800. More...

Home & Garden

Gardens Employer- sponsored Root Taking

Stopping to smell the flowers

Growing on the job is a goal for most employees and the dream of human resource officers and management. But in today’s economic drought growing on the job has a whole new meaning. More...

Stepping back in time

Tucked away between two railroad tracks on Assembly Street near the site of the old State Farmers Market is a little produce business that reflects the days of yesteryear. More...

Star Chefs

Fresh from the Garden

Summer Squash Frittata into 1/2-inch cubes(about 2 cups)2 small summer squash,chopped into 1/2-inchcubes (about 2 cups)1 small onion, coarselychopped (1/2 cup)12 large eggs, lightly beaten1/2 cup sour cream1 tsp. kosher salt3/4 tsp. More...