January 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

On Second Thought

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

Non-residents should be given a say

Columbia water and sewer service is not limited to the city limits yet according to the page B1, Sunday, January 19 article in The Statenewspaper, only city residents have standing with this suit. More...

No tax dollars for a baseball stadium

I read with interest your recent article “baseball in Columbia.” I hope you were able to attend the, “so called,” public input meeting yesterday (January 21). More...

Commentary

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Yippee for yoga!

I’m just saying...

In the spirit of my New Year’s resolutions to become a better person, along with my recent venture into the world of cooking, I’ve taken up yoga. More...

Stinking Memories

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

One of the great things about acquiring years like crazy old ladies acquire cats is that one can browse through the internal catalogue and quickly bring to life memories from the past. More...

Education

Dent Middle School wins mock congressional hearing

Dent Middle School won the S. C. Bar Law Related Education (LRE) Division’s We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution competition January 9 at Columbia College. St. Anthony Catholic School was named runner up. More...

Richland One’s January 2014 Employee Spotlight honoree

Heather Abney, a speech-language therapist at Lewis Greenview Elementary School, struggled with a speech impairment as a child. Because of her experiences, Abney decided to pursue a career in speech therapy to help those with similar challenges. More...

Nearby schools need Junior Achievement volunteers

Teachers throughout the Midlands have requested Junior Achievement classes to be taught to their students. Many classes are in need of a volunteer in the area to teach the class. More...

Sports

Cardinals hold off Hammond

DaSean McMillian won the heavyweight matchup to clinch the victory for Cardinal Newman over Hammond 45-33 in a matchup of the top two SCISA wrestling programs on Thursday, January 16 at Cardinal Newman. More...

Lady Skyhawks going green

“Going green” can mean a lot of things these days, but, for the Hammond Lady Skyhawks, going green is a formula for success. More...

Lady Vikings blow open game in 3rd

The Spring Valley Lady Vikings exploded in the second half and romped to an 83-37 win over the Ridge View Lady Blazers Friday night, January 17 in a Region IV-4A girls’ basketball game at the Ridge View gym. More...

Home & Garden

Columbia Green is counting on you to...

Stopping to smell the flowers

Dig a hole, plant a tree, and be counted. More...

Star Chefs

Roasted Brussels Sprouts More...

The Camellia Tea comes to Edgefield February 13

The Camellia Tea, sponsored by the Edgefield Camellia Club, will be held Thursday, February 13 at Magnolia Dale in downtown Edgefield from 3 until 5:30 p.m. The event is open to the public; admission is free. More...

Edventure holds International Costume Party for children

Dr. Raj Aluri, director of the Columbia International Festival (CIF), said the CIF Committee decided to host a special event for international children and families living in Columbia prior to the April festival. More...

Micca Ervin’s Story

Discovering Type 1 Diabetes

Four short months after Sam and I wed, I became very ill and felt miserable. I woke up every hour in the middle of the night with severe thirst and painful cramps in my legs. More...

News

Prudential Midlands Real Estate earns 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Prudential Midlands Real Estate has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the consumer review service in 2013. More...

You are at risk in your bathroom

Recently, an older Shandon resident slipped on a slick bathroom floor, dislocating her shoulder. Across town in Forest Acres, a preschooler bumped his head on the bathtub, requiring careful observation in the aftermath. More...

Correction

In the article “Forest Acres City Council commends city employee” in the January 17th issue of The Columbia Star, the city’s public works director was incorrectly named. The correct name is Joey Paschal. More...

Government / Neighborhood

City continues to consider baseball stadium

After a nearly six hour work session, Columbia City Council, with a vote of 5-2, agreed on a proposal to direct city manager, Teresa Wilson, to work with city staff and bring a draft of a license and managment agreement between Hardball Capital, LLC, More...

Business

Army retiree starts his own business with N-Hance, a Home Depot sponsored service

With a shot in the arm from no less than The Home Depot, Army retiree Ron Adams is launching his dream of a business of his own. More...

City Snippets

Analysis shows Columbians like to walk More...

Folks about town

Caleb Riser, of Richardson, Plowden, & Robinson, has been selected to the 2014 class of the South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy. Prudential Midlands Real Estate has received the Angie’s List Super Service award. More...

Society

The 2014 State of the City Address

Members of Council, Madam City Manager, honored guests, gathered family and friends and my fellow Columbians: The story is that, on a cold day just like this many years ago, the Sun and the North Wind were having an argument over who was greater. More...

2013 Columbia Sertoman of the Year

Danny Williams was recently named the 2013 Sertoman of the Year. More...

2014 State of the City Address continued from page 8

pathetic pushovers – but would sacrifice anything to give them every opportunity to live up to their Godgiven potential. I don’t worry about the Benjamin girls. More...

Events

Events

•ART The Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties, in partnership with the Greater Columbia Metropolitan Airport, is issuing a call to 2-D and 3-D artists for rotating exhibition opportunities at the airport beginning in February, 201 More...

Nickelodeon Theatre participates in New York film critics series

The Nickelodeon Theatre is among the select number of theaters taking part in the New York Film Critics Series. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Palmetto Opera opens fourth season with An Evening with Pavarotti

The Palmetto Opera opens its fourth season with a performance of Pavarotti’s best-loved arias, three world-class tenors—Simon Kyung Lee, Fabian Robles, Jorge Antonio Pita—plus sensational soprano Olga Orlovskaya and a Meet-the- Cast More...

Historic Columbia celebrates Woodrow Wilson Family Home re-opening with party, opening festival

After eight years of research, rehabilitation, and restoration, South Carolina’s only presidential site, the Woodrow Wilson Family Home: A Museum of Reconstruction in Columbia and Richland County, will reopen to the public on Saturday, February More...

Travel

The Canadian Maritimes

Part 21: Peggys Cove

From Halifax, we drove 25 miles to Peggys Cove, a small fishing community on St. Margaret’s Bay which was discovered by Champlain in 1608 and named for his mother. More...