August 19, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

ETV pays tribute to war hero

In tribute to retired World War II Colonel Charles P. Murray Jr. who passed August 12, 2011, ETV will air Beyond Valor. This 30- minute program features interviews with South Carolina Medal of Honor recipients including Col. Murray, as well as Sgt. More...

On Second Thought

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Roaming dogs on busy streets = dead dogs

Twice at the intersection of Maple and Millwood, I have had heart palpitations seeing dogs running across the street. I tried to catch the first one, which I think was a male golden lab. More...

Should babies be allowed in movie theaters?

A motion picture rating system is designated to classify films with regard to suitability for audiences in terms of issues such as sex, violence, substance abuse, profanity, impudence, or other types of mature content. More...

Commentary

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Respect your toilet paper; dress it

I’m just saying...

As if I don’t have enough pressure in my life, now there’s a television commercial telling me I don’t “respect” my toilet paper. Yep. Really. More...

Cruising with anonymity

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

My father never became comfortable with cruise control. He felt it was unnatural and secretly worried the system would revolt at a critical time. More...

Education

Richland One students go back to school

Richland One's 23,000 students returned to school August 15 ready to begin a new school year.

A.C. Moore Elementary School starts off the new school year with an assembly. More...

Teachers get “Hands-on Minds-on” at EdVenture

Professional development course assists state’s teachers in improving educational standards

EdVenture, with support from the South Carolina Department of Education, hosted 150 public school teachers who participated in the sixth year of Hands- On, Minds- On! (HMO) Summer Institute for Teachers. More...

Richland One JROTC cadets sharpen leadership skills

JROTC cadets from all seven Richland One high schools, representing three military branches, attended leadership training on the campus of North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega, Geo More...

Sports

Sertoma/District One Sportsarama kicks off 2011 season

Fans of eight Columbia area high schools got an early taste of what the 2011 football season may bring at the 51st Annual Richland Sertoma Club and District One Sportsarama held at Memorial Stadium Saturday, August 13. More...

Blood, Sweat, and Cheers...

2001: Jenkins leads Gamecocks over Tigers

The 2001 season had been a success for the South Carolina Gamecocks and coach Lou Holtz. Entering their November 17 match- up with the Clemson Tigers, the Gamecocks boasted a 7-3 record with victories over Georgia and Alabama. More...

Swim team makes history

The Maxcy Gregg swim team won the Columbia Swim League City Meet for the first time in the history of the swim club. More...

Travel

Cuba? Why not?

Part 13: Hemingway in Cuba: Papa’s Cuban farm, Finca La Vigia

Note: This series first appeared in The Columbia Star in 2001 soon after Warner and I returned from an illegal trip to Cuba. American novelist and short–story writer Ernest Hemingway first visited Cuba in 1928. More...

The Great Outdoors

NRB approves early migratory bird season

The S. C. Natural Resources Board recently approved migratory bird hunting seasons for mourning doves, marsh hens (rails), woodcock, snipe, moorhens, purple gallinules, and early seasons during September for teal and Canada geese. More...

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Kayakers invest in nature

The midmorning stillness, unusual for the South Carolina coast, transforms the water surface to a glasslike consistency. The only sounds are shore birds and the faint conversation of accompanying paddlers. More...

Mother Nature sculptures and paints in Columbia

Above: Mushroom art seen on Lakeshore Drive in Forest Acres Right: Double rainbow appears Sunday afternoon after a rain shower. |align=left|width=169|height=250|link=node] |align=left|width=250|height=192|link=node] More...

Holy Trinity shares new sanctuary

The community was invited to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church August 14, 2011, to hear Dr. George Kordis, the iconographer of the new sanctuary, speak. More...

News

Trinity Presbyterian celebrates 50 years

Trinity Presbyterian Church

Fifty years of Faith in Action and fifty acts of love and kindness. Trinity Presbyterian Church has chosen those themes for its yearlong Golden Anniversary celebration, which begins on Sunday, August 28. More...

SUMC prepares for garage sale

(L-r) Debbie Prier, Lyn Anne Knudsen, Jennifer Parker, Bobbie Moore, Meredith Dreibelbis, and Mary Hellams prepare for Shandon’s Missions Possible Garage Sale Friday and Saturday, August 19 and More...

SC Mission 2011:Midlands provides over $500,000 in health care

Thanks to the efforts of more than 1,500 volunteers, SC Mission 2011: Midlands, a free health care event held August 5 and 6 at the Carolina Coliseum, provided dental, medical, and eye care services to more than 2,000 individuals. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council meets at Greenview Park

Columbia City Council held its annual District I evening meeting at Greenview Park Tuesday night, August 16. Every quarter, city council leaves City Hall and meets at a remote venue in one of its four districts. More...

Business

Historic houses stay, faculty expands, and the law school moves ahead

Getting a little smaller may move USC’s’ law school into a category where it gets much better. The school currently has a total of 695 students, 38 faculty, and 50 staff. More...

Briefs

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Folks about town

Ken Brock has joined Glenforest School as its new development officer. Adam C. Hahn, DMD, FAGD has received the 2011 Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry. More...

Society

Miss Connick and Mr. Williams exchange vows in New Orleans

Katherine Grace Connick of New Orleans, Louisiana, and Christopher James Williams of Columbia were married June 18 at the Most Holy Name of Jesus Church. Father Richard Charles Hermes, S.J. More...

Palmetto Center for Women accepting nominations for 2011 TWIN awards

Palmetto Center for Women, the Midlands’ meeting place for the development of women, is now accepting nominations for the 2011 TWIN Awards. More...

Lions host Night for Sight

On August 14, four Lions clubs hosted the fundraiser which showcased three local gospel music groups: Hi Cotton from Ridge Springs; Sonrise from Trinity UMC Blythewood; and Doug Hudson, a local radio personality and musician. More...

Events

Events

ART David Yaghjian’s exhibit Everyman Turns Six will be August 19-September 6, Gallery 80808/Vista Studios 808 Lady Street, with a reception Friday, August 19, 5-9 p.m. and Gallery Talk Sunday, August 21, 2 p.m. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Ballet Auditions to be held this weekend

Columbia City Ballet ... ...will hold auditions Saturday, August 20, beginning at 11:30 a.m. for Columbia City Ballet II for roles in the upcoming 2011-2012 productions. Auditions will be held at Columbia Conservatory of Dance, 1545 Main Street. More...

Home & Garden

A Secret Play Garden opens at Riverbanks

Stopping to smell the flowers

This July a new addition opened in the children’s discovery zone of Riverbanks Botanical Garden where families have been enjoying Mulberry Fort, the Doll House and Giant Chair, and Junior Master Gardener programs for years. More...

Star Chefs

Soupe au Pistou Soup:2 Tbsp. More...