September 2, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

Using military service to sell ads stands as a memorial

Editor’s note: In the August 12 issue of The Columbia Star Julia Rogers Hook wrote a column Don’t use military service to sell products. More...

When will S.C. get mad enough to change?

Each year about this time, following the release of the latest Kids Count report, the print and electronic media offer their annual reaction. More...

Spending becoming more transparent

I was sitting at my desk last Monday when I got a call I had long awaited: The city of Greenville had decided to post its spending details on its website. More...

Government / Neighborhood

CCN discusses neighborhood money matters

June 30 marked the end of the performance year for the Columbia Community Development Department. More...

Tree trimming to continue

Earlier this summer residents in the Rosewood Community were outraged at the trimming that SCE&G was doing to their trees. After a period of time, the trimming was halted and officials from Columbia and SCE&G tried to negotiate a better plan. More...

Soulfest involves Historic Waverly Community

“Soulfest” is a multicultural outdoor event sponsored by St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church and School located in the Historic Waverly Community. The event was held this past Saturday, August 27, 2011, on the property of the St. More...

Business

Senator DeMint meets with Rotary

U. S. Senator Jim DeMint ( R- SC) stood before more than 300 members of the Columbia Rotary Club at a Seawell’s lunch last Monday, Aug. 30, and laid out his positions on several national issues. More...

Briefs

Why not South Carolina? More...

Folks about town

McAngus Goudelock & Cour ie has been recognized by Speech Technology magazine for the firm’s implementation of Big- Hand’s digital dictation workflow software. Karen R. More...

Society

Nathaniel Welch Morrisette Jr.

Nathaniel Welch Morrisette Jr., 89, of Columbia passed away Monday, August 22, 2011, in his home after a brief illness. More...

Miss Atkinson and Dr. Crosswell exchange vows in Charleston, S.C.

Anne Marie Atkinson and Edward Granderson Crosswell were united in marriage on August 27, 2011, at Bethel United Methodist Church in Charleston, South Carolina. More...

The Columbia Chapter of the Links, Inc. gears up for another year

The members of the Columbia Chapter of the Links, Inc. convened to hold their annual retreat and to make plans to embark upon another productive chapter year. The venue for the Links 2011 Retreat was the Modjeska Monteith Simkins House. More...

Events

Events

9-11 10th Anniversary of 9-11 Service of Remembrance will be held September 11, 6:30 p.m. Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church sanctuary, 5503 Sunset Blvd., Lexington. 359-7770 or www.saxegotha.org. More...

Home & Garden

Jozefine’ s Catering Garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

Step out the back door of Jozefine Mikolajcxyk’s brick bungalow and be greeted by grapes. A backyard vineyard supplies enough grapes to make 50 or more bottles of grape liqueur annually. More...

Star Chefs

Recipes from Jozefine's Catering Garden

Jozefine Mikolajcxyk emigrated to the United States 22 years ago from Glogow, Poland. She has been growing a catering garden for the past six years in suburban Chicago. Chicago and its suburbs boast the largest Polish American population of any U.S. More...

Public Notices

Public Notices

LegaL advertisement soLicitation for Bids Reynolds, Inc. More...

Legals

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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...

Miss Emmie’s namesake steals the show

Four generations of the Douglas family: seated (l-r) Billy Douglas, Lillian Douglas; Standing (l-r) Gayle Douglass Johnson, Laurie Douglas, Bill Douglas, William Douglas, Angie Douglas, and Little Miss Emmie. More...

News

Paul Redfern, a Columbia hero, remembered

It was exactly 85 years ago that Paul Redfern, a graduate of Columbia High School and one of America’s leading aviators, set out to be the first person to fly from North America to South America. More...

Commentary

Cartoon

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Happy days are here again...

I’m just saying...

Oh it’s a happy time these days in my house. My husband is smiling, and his step is lighter and sometimes I even think I hear him humming softly to himself as he’s taking out the garbage or watering plants. And I know why. More...

Worms are idiots

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

During any lengthy period between soaking rain showers, worms start to populate the paved road where we walk the dogs. Most are fried by the hot asphalt and end up as sustenance for the various ants and bugs in the immediate vicinity. More...

Education

Richland One students enjoy first week of school

St. Andrews Middle School eighth-grade student Stephanie Gilyard will be hitting the books this year. More...

Inspire one. Motivate many. Educate all... at Killian Elementary School

Do you have time during the day or during your lunch hour to volunteer and help a young student succeed? More...

MFA Program at USC leaps into top 50

The thriving MFA (Master of Fine Arts) Program at the University of South Carolina has broken into the top 50 MFA programs in the United States, according to a ranking released this week by Poets & Writers. More...

Sports

Skyhawks’ one-two punch KOs Cardinals

Joey DeAngelis ran for 291 yards and three touchdowns, and B. J. Bennett added three more scores and 225 all-purpose yards as the Hammond Skyhawks defeated the Cardinal Newman Cardinals 40- 14 at George R. More...

High School Football

Week 1 Stats
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Falcons overpower Heathwood

Ben Lippen Falcon running back Tyler Renew took a seemingly harmless hand off one minute and 40 seconds into the game with Heathwood Hall and patiently waited for his blocks to set up as he made his way to the left sideline. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Trustus Theatre opens its 27th season with The Great American Trailer Park Musical

The Great American Trailer Park Musical barrels back onto the Trustus Main Stage Friday, September 9 at 8 p.m., leaving road-kill in its wake. More...

Columbia Classical Ballet celebrates 20th year with first full productions of Swan Lake and Le Corsaire

The Columbia Classical Ballet will launch its 20th anniversary season Sunday, September 18 with Cabaret Night an evening of performance, fundraising, and fun. More...

Travel

Cu ba? Why not?

Part 15: Conclusion: Hemingway in Cuba: Paradise Lost

Note: This series first appeared in The Columbia Star in 2001 soon after Warner and I returned from an illegal trip to Cuba. Warner and I were well aware that the Cuba we visited was not the Cuba Hemingway knew and loved. More...