December 15, 2017 RSS feed / Society

Gunshots at Christmas—and Always?

Exactly two years ago, I wrote a column for The Columbia Star entitled “Gunshots at Christmas,” lamenting the latest mass shooting that had occurred in the United States in 2015. More...

That Devil—Facebook

My mother thinks Facebook is the devil. She might be right. She thinks you don’t need to have everybody “knowing your business.” I have a different issue with it. Face- book is a fake, a fraud. More...

Knights of Columbus Assembly 1072 holds recognition dinner

Knights of Columbus Assembly 1072 in Columbia will be holding its Second Annual First Christmas Responders Recognition Dinner, to honor of First Responders from the City of Columbia and Richland County.  More...

Seven trees now part of Treasured Trees program

The Columbia Tree and Appearance Commission, the Columbia Garden Club and the City of Columbia Forestry and Beautification Division added seven new trees to the Treasured Trees program December 12 at More...

Asbury United Methodist Church awards the man and woman of the year

The Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church Men’s Club honored Gene Clark with the Man of the Year Award for the church this past Monday evening. More...

Pause to reflect before the New Year

Every December, newspaper headlines shout, Looking Back, Recapping Highlights, Best Stories of the Year. More...

“Quilted Fascinations” to be exhibited through January 22

“Quilted Fascinations,” a show of quilted art by Janet Swigler, will be exhibited through January 22, 2018, in the social hall of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, 2701 Heyward Street. More...

What is the Richland County Coroner’s Foundation?

As the population of Richland County grows, the number of investigations and the responsibilities of the Richland County Coroner’s Office (RCCO) also grows. More...

Columbia vocalist returns home to present eclectic concert

Columbia native tenor Sam Grosby returns to Columbia with guitarist Adler Scheidt to present an eclectic evening of music Tuesday, December 19 at Grapes & Gallery in downtown Columbia.  More...