March 31, 2017 RSS feed / News

CCN holds public forum, hears about national award

The Columbia Council of Neighborhoods held its monthly meeting Thursday, March 23.  Dollie Bristow, with Community Development, gave a presentation about the annual action plan. More...

Attention bidders

The City of Columbia is implementing a new eProcurement system April 3, 2017. All bidders must be registered in the new system. More...

Julia Moore and art on Carlisle Street

After working at Hammond School for 17 years in the admissions office, Columbia resident Julia Moore felt it was time for a change. It was 2007, and she was 60 years old.  More...

Historian to speak on moving 130 year old national treasure

How do you move a delicate, deteriorating, 130- year- old painting that just happens to be a national treasure and is one of the few remaining examples of a once popular genre of art? Obviously, very carefully. More...

Columbia had an air base during WWII

Because it sprang up so quickly, opening ahead of schedule following the December 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and reverted to a commercial airport in 1945, not everyone knows about Columbia Army Air Base (CAAB.) More...

Defeat Bill H.3931 We want to know how our money is being spent

Where does your tax money go? In most instances it supports direct government activities such as schools, police, housing, public health, and the like.  More...

Richland County Council receives final findings of Richland County Recreation Commission audit

A consultant performing an independent audit of the Richland County Recreation Commission said the organization suffered from “dysfunction” while its board failed to provide strong oversight to ensure effective management and sound financ More...

Susan Hendricks and Dining for Women

Sometimes what blooms out of transition is amazing new beginnings. Columbia Star ’s columnist Susan Hendricks is a perfect example of that. More...

Midlands Gives to be May 2

Now in its fourth year, Midlands Gives—the 24- hour, online giving challenge to be hosted by Central Carolina Community Foundation on Tuesday, May 2, 2017—will be headquartered at the South Carolina State Museum. More...

Crowds gather at State House to do away with the “R” word

Thousands of students from all over the state gathered at the foot of the South Carolina State House March 28 to rally in support of Ending the R word in our schools and in our communities. More...

Volunteers needed

Richland County and the City of Columbia are seeking community volunteers to help mark storm drains in April as a part of the “My River Starts Here” campaign.  More...