October 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Find a diamond in the rough at your local shelter

October is the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ (ASPCA) Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. More...

News

Melrose Heights Neighborhood Association approves traffic control proposal

A first draft of the Melrose traffic control plan was approved at the Melrose Heights Neighborhood Assocation’s monthly meeting Monday, October 9. More...

Commentary

Bigoted Drivers

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

I drove to Alabama back in May while I-85 and I-20 were closed. The traffic flow brain trust decided to reroute everyone to the north loop around Atlanta. This added an extra two hours to my trip. More...

A Two Bag Trip

I’m just saying...

My husband is a genius! He truly is.  I’m going to New York this week on a yearly trip a girlfriend of mine and I have turned into a bit of a “tradition.”  More...

Grumpy Old Man Status

40–Something

I may have turned a significant corner in my descent into grumpy old man status. At least, that’s what my wife tells me.  There are many contributing factors, but one recent epiphany stands alone.  More...

Education

Two former Gamecock football players find a fun way to promote an important message

Anytime you get former Gamecock football players together, you know it’s going to be a good time.  That was certainly the case when Langston Moore and Preston Thorne visited Pineview Elementary with a fun way to promote an important topic& More...

Cardinal Newman School announces Alumni Hall of Fame

At a ceremony on October 1, Cardinal Newman School inducted six distinguished alumni into its Hall of Fame. More...

Help S.C. schools win part of $2 million prize

Last year, Richland 2 Institute of Innovation school was named state winner in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest for their work improving the local community. More...

Sports

Lady Cardinals are State Champions!

Cardinal Newman took home the SCISA Girls’ Golf State Championship Monday, October 9 at the General James Hackler Golf Course at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC.  This is the first state title in women’s golf for the Cardin More...

Devaney & Dutch Fork girls run away with Run Hard titles

Dutch Fork’s Lauren Devaney took the overall top spot in a rain-soaked Run Hard Invitational October 7. More...

Falcons vanquish Vikings

The Class 4A A.C. Flora Lady Falcons took a trip to Spring Valley October 5 and came away with a 4-2 victory over the Class 5A Lady Vikings.  Spring Valley got wins at No. 1 and No. 5 singles. More...

Home & Garden

Perennial vegetables bring a forever harvest

Stopping to smell the flowers

While everyone enjoys the sensory delights of lowmaintenance perennial flowerbeds from spring through fall, the annual vegetable plot is much more labor intensive. More...

Star Chefs

West African Peanut Stew   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

NOTICE OF  UNCLAIMED  VEHICLES/PUBLIC  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 Representatives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of R More...

SCHAF B-25 airplane GF2 turns 75

Columbia’s fabled B- 25C GF-2 is turning 75, and the South Carolina Historic Aviation Foundation (SCHAF) is celebrating with an October 14 Open House and celebration. Second Saturdays are regular Open House days for SCHAF –10 a.m. More...

Hospital therapy dog celebrates service anniversary

When two-year-old yellow lab and golden retriever mix, Chiver, was selected to help motivate children to focus on therapy a year ago, the Children’s Outpatient Physical and Specialty Therapy team could not imagine the huge impact he would have. More...

On Second Thought

Fourteenth Annual Palladium Society Bluegrass, Bidding, and BBQ fundraiser set to draw crowds

Since 2003, Columbia’s young professionals have gathered on the lawn at Robert Mills to usher in the fall season with the Bluegrass, Bidding, and BBQ fundraising event.  More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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ASK US AT THE STAR

Since reading about nursing home deaths in Florida after Hurricane Irma, I want to know how to report long-term care facility problems in South Carolina.

Twelve people died in Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma when they were not safely evacuated from a nursing home that lost power. More...

Business

SCVSEC partners with Petcure Oncology

PetCure Oncology, the national leader in radiation oncology for pets and South Carolina and Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Care (SCVSEC) have announced a partnership that will bring potentially life-saving cancer care to pet owners in and aroun More...

One Columbia and Palmetto Luna Arts partner to create mural for Main Street

One Columbia for Arts and History and Palmetto Luna Arts have partnered to install a mural on 933 Main Street. More...

City Snippets

Flood-damaged TitleMax building sold Cypress Commercial and Investment Real Estate has sold the city’s top eyesore, the flood-damaged former TitleMax property on Devine Street for $200,000, to a local developer who intends to redevelop the site More...

Society

Remembering the flood of 2015

October 5, 2015. The flood determined my memories that day.  October 5, 2017. I get to be the boss. I am creating my memories today, and I am making sure they are good ones!  More...

Remembering the flood of 2015

Restoring the city

Two years have passed quickly, but we remember October 4, 2015, vividly. Since then, we have together made significant progress in not only aiding in rebuilding our homes but also restoring our city’s infrastructure. More...

SC Wildlife Federation to offer Autumn Botany Class Saturday, October 21 at Sesquicentennial State Park

Don’t miss your opportunity to learn plant identification, with a special emphasis on the sunflower family, from the “Mystery Plant Doctor” of the “Making It Grow” TV Show.  More...

Events

S.C. Fraternal Order of the Police to hold ceremony at State House to honor fallen officers

South Carolina’s Fraternal Order of the Police is dedicated to the advancement and protection of law enforcement officers, the promotion of officer benefits, and the fostering of enforcement of law and order.  The Fraternal Order of Police More...

Events

•ANIMALS Animal Protection League Annual Benefit Auction will be held Saturday November 4, 6–10 p.m., Medallion Center, 7309 Garners Ferry Road. 803-603-5443 or aplscevent@gmail.com. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Rosewood Art and Music Festival winners 2017

The seventh annual Rosewood Art & Music Festival was held Saturday, September 30.  More...

Pianist Matthew Ganong entertains at Afternoon Music Club

The Afternoon Music Club members were entertained by pianist Matthew Ganong October 9 at Rice Music House. Pictured are Betsy Mashburn, president of the Afternoon Music Club; J.P. More...

Travel

Timbuktou, a trip into history

Part 3: Stuck in the mud

I enjoyed the wonderful activity along the Niger River: farmers tilling tiny fields of corn; shiny black children running alongside our boat; vendors peddling milk and fish; and crowds waving to us at every village we passed. More...