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November 3

Monday, November 2, 2015, is the last day for absentee voting for the City of Columbia Municipal Election. To review the 15 qualifications for absentee voting, visit www.scvotes.org.  More...

News

City manager reviews flood relief efforts at CCN meeting

At the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods meeting Thursday, October 22, Columbia City Manager Teresa Wilson provided updates on the flood relief efforts. Wilson says there are two paths the City of Columbia is working on. More...

S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities president comes home to share his students’ talents

Dr. Cedric Adderley was recently selected as the fourth president of The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities in Greenville. More...

Spinning Pigs fly into Columbia

PigOut Catering, renowned for popularizing mobile catering with its striking pig roaster as a central focal point, recently announced its forthcoming entrance into the South Carolina market. Several mobile catering units are planned for Columbia. More...

Business

Thanks to help from the community, Timmerman School students hope to return to their campus November 2

With a nod to the late singer Jerry Reid, If the Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise, Timmerman School students hope to return to their Forest Acres campus on November 2.  Robert Braciszewski, Timmerman’s middle schoo More...

City Snippets

Templeton quits SPA   More...

Folks About Town

Katherine Hopkins, Kim Jamieson, Mark Jones, Jamie Keller, Alison Summey, and Lauren Dillon have joined the 2015-2016 Historic Columbia Board of Trustees. More...

Education

School Stars

Gressette Felder attended Palmetto Boys State this summer and was recently selected to return to the program next summer as a junior counselor. More...

Richland One board approves additional makeup days

Richland One Board of School Commissioners has approved additional makeup days for students and employees.  The district announced its initial plan for students to make up the seven days of school they missed when schools were closed due to the More...

Sports

Lady Falcons fly to two titles; Dreher’s Kahler runs away with meet

A.C. Flora’s Susannah Cate won the Region IV-3A meet in a time of 19:27 and led the Lady Falcons to the overall team title with a total of 33 points Wednesday, October 21 at Sandhills.  More...

Dutch Fork sweeps Region IV-4A meet

Dutch Fork freshmen Anna Jenkins and Brianna Hartley finished one and two, respectively, at the Region IV-4A meet at Sandhills Thursday, October 22. Jenkins took the title in a time of 19:30.74, and Hartley finished in a time of 19:45.01. More...

Skyhawks soar to championship match

The Hammond Lady Skyhawks got a bit of a test for the first time in quite some time as they defeated the defending SCISA 3A state champion Porter-Gaud Cyclones 5-1 in the state semifinals Friday, October 23 at the Palmetto Tennis Center in Sumter.&nb More...

Home & Garden

The Golden days and Rays of Autumn

Stopping to smell the flowers

Beneath the canopy of golden trees—birch, tulip poplar, persimmon, sweet gum, hickory, gingko—yellow composites warm the air of autumn at ground level as cultivars and wildflowers in home and public landscapes, along roadsides, and vacant More...

Star Chefs

Shredded Brussels Sprouts   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

Notice of LieN SaLe In accordance with the provisions of South Carolina State Law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner's lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at Uncle Bob's Self S More...

Legals

Full Story

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 Representa-tives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of More...

Councilmember attended every meeting for 24 years

Eric Fowler was born on August 13, 1932, in New Brookland, S, C, known now as the City of West Columbia. Fowler describes his youth as a time of playing, fishing, and swimming along the banks of the Congaree River. More...

The Uniform Law Commission honors attorney for his efforts in forging four enactments through the S.C. Legislature

The Uniform Law Commission has honored Edward W. Mullins Jr., of counsel in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP's Columbia office, with a Blacksmith Award for his efforts to forge four enactments through the S.C. Legislature. More...

On Second Thought

Peace Medal Ceremony: Honoring SC’s Korean War Veterans

This Saturday, October 31, the South Carolina Military Department and the South Carolina Military Museum will be honoring the Palmetto State’s Korean War veterans as they receive the prestigious “Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal.” More...

Saving photographs and artwork

Every time a hurricane approaches the South Carolina coast, residents are reminded to put important papers in a readily accessible, waterproof box to make it easier to grab on the way out the door during an evacuation. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres More...

Commentary

Remembering home movies

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

I first remember Pat while pitching in the 13- 14-year-old baseball league. He was there every night with his 16mm camera. He had no real allegiance, just took movie after movie of awkward teenage boys hitting, pitching, and fielding.  More...

Hire a human!

I’m just saying...

Author’s note: The offices of Dr. Robert Boyd and Dr. Eddie Williams are not included in this rant. Their awesome staffs are always very helpful. ALL utility companies are included. More...

Death and Gravy Boats

40–Something

We had an executive meeting a few days ago here at The Star. Our meetings are a bit of a family reunion because the executive staff is made up of my aunt and uncle, my mom, and me. More...

Society

Jewish roots extend deep into Midlands

The Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina (JHSSC) and Historic Columbia will hold a joint meeting, A Tale of Two Cities (and a few small towns), on Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8, that features the dedication of a historical marker More...

South Carolina Chapter of Compassion & Choices being organized

When Perry Mitchell’s 99-year-old mother had a heart attack after a serious fall in Atlanta, he didn’t want her to have unnecessary medical care that only would prolong her suffering. More...

Two Capital Rotarians recognized for Paul Harris giving

Capital Rotary president David Boucher and immediate past president Mark Boksech honored club members Tony Thompson and Ann Elliott for donations to The Rotary Foundation, the international service club’s charitable corporation that funds progr More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS  Bark For Lifewill be held Saturday, October 31, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Davis Field across from USC’s Russell House, 1400 Greene Street. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Parker Quartet returns to Columbia

Now in their fourth year as the University of South Carolina’s Quartet-in- Residence, the Parker Quartet is becoming a staple for fortunate Columbia audiences and USC students of chamber music. More...

Dracula takes a bite out of Columbia this Halloween

Audiences are encouraged to stock up on garlic and sharpened stakes for the return of Columbia City Ballet’s Halloween favorite, Dracula: Ballet with a Bite, celebrating its 20th performing year this October 29 through 31.  Blood, fangs, a More...

Laugh for a Cause

Performance of A Christmas Story to benefit local children

Residents can enjoy an early helping of Christmas cheer at a special holiday event that offers lots of festive fun while also benefiting the wellbeing of neglected children in Richland County. More...

Travel

Pinewood, a place on the road

Part 2: Just passing through

Next Week: Wedgefield in the High Hills More...