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Adams oversees big agenda while mayor watches city expansion from afar

Part 2: Columbia history through the eyes of its mayors

When plans began forming for the 1986 election, Mayor Kirkman Finlay Jr. announced his intentions to run for governor. While his campaign was brief, the vacant mayor’s seat became an opportunity for councilman Patton Adams. More...

Laurie Dhue to keynote LRADAC 40th anniversary fundraising event

The LRADAC 40th Anniversary Celebration will take place September 26 from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Brookland Banquet and Conference Center, located at 1066 Sunset Blvd. in West Columbia. More...

Festival to feature South Carolina books

Books in all price ranges, including books for collectors, will be available at The Cooperative Ministry’s annual Book Festival, Saturday, August 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Business

Folks About Town

Leadership Columbia, a Columbia Chamber program for emerging and existing leaders in the Midlands, has announced the Leadership Columbia Class of 2019. More...

Southeastern Freight Lines delivers $140K for United Way

Employees of Southeastern Freight Lines have completed their 2018 United Way campaign with a total of more than $140,000.  More...

City Snippets

Lexington has family friendly score   More...

Education

Richland One announces new principals

New principals greeted students at eight Richland One schools when the new school year began Monday, August 20.  In addition to three previously announced appointments, the district announces the following new principals for the 2018-2019 school More...

Seven Lexington Two career specialists among first in nation to get new credential

Seven Lexington Two career specialists, along with regional career specialist Lisa Call of Midlands Education & Business Alliance, spent the month of June “in school,” completing requirements for the National Career Development Associ More...

Little Gym of Columbia now enrolling children for 2018-2019 season

As families plan for the start of a new school year, owner Angie Brazell of The Little Gym of Columbia highlights a study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics of 26 studies involving more than 10,000 children ages four–13. More...

Sports

Airport flies past Dreher

Despite falling down early, the Airport Eagles got three touchdowns from Nanders Lawrence and one each from Zach Roberts, Dwayne Lewis, Emari Melidor, and Josh Goodman to outlast the Dreher Blue Devils 49-35 Friday, August 17. More...

Blythewood opens Seidel era with win

The Blythewood Bengals and their new head coach Jason Seidel began a new era in the school’s 13- year gridiron history with a convincing 38-21 victory over the Ridge View Blazers in the season-opener for both teams Friday night, August 17 at Di More...

Football Schedule

August 16 results Great Falls 8-C.A. Johnson 6 Robert E. Lee 21-Heathwood Hall 7 Eau Claire 44- Lewisville 18  August 17 results Beaufort 35-A.C. More...

Home & Garden

Business is Bloomin’

Stopping to smell the flowers

Have you viewed the façade of your business from the customer’s perspective? Your business’s curb appeal conveys messages to customers and passersby. Plants can be potent partners in promoting positive first impressions. More...

Star Chefs

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Public Notices - Free Access

Master’s Sales

MASTER'S SALE  More...

Public Notices

SUMMONS  STATE OF SOUTH  CAROLINA  COUNTY OF  RICHLAND  IN THE COURT OF  More...

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...

France comes to Rotary

Corentin Grenon, a Rotary exchange student from Paris, France, recently visited Columbia Rotary Club. More...

I Don’t Litter #Up2U

The Columbia Star’s little photographer “Snapshot” prepares to photograph photographer Phillip Jones wearing his new T-shirt from the S.C. More...

On Second Thought

Research Roundtable: Picturing a Gift Worth 16,000 Words

Places of worship, education, government, and business. Streetscapes and glimpses of natural beauty. Buildings long gone and foreign; familiar landmarks that define our cityscape to this day. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

West Columbia More...

Community newspapers are not a public enemy

Let’s make one thing crystal clear…the press is not the enemy of the American people.  It is hard to believe any thinking citizen in South Carolina or around the country would actually believe that. Yet some do.  More...

Commentary

Appreciating British Cinema

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

Looking for something to do and stay cool has been especially hard recently. I’ve resorted to television with high speed air conditioning. More...

Tidy is as tidy does

I’m just saying...

“Julia what in the world are you doing?”  This question came from my husband Marty one evening earlier this week when he walked in on me vacuuming and holding a feather duster.  More...

And then there was one

40–Something

My son is now the lone remaining kid in our household, and I’m not sure he’s real happy about it. More...

Society

Rotary Club of Forest Acres provides Happy Feet to students

The Rotary Club of Forest Acres showed its support of local children Sunday, August 19 through its Happy Feet program. More...

S.C. BlueCross, S.C. BlueChoice focuses on fearless schoolteachers

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and BlueChoice HealthPlan of South Carolina are once again seeking South Carolina schoolteachers who want to Live Fearless. More...

DAR celebrates anniversary of patriot victory at Musgrove Mill

Granby DAR members Deborah Blanpied; Pam Freck, regent; and Betty Carson represented the Granby Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Saturday August 18, at the More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS Dog Walk—Woof Walk Wag, hosted by SQ Rescue, will be held October 14, Columbia Country Club. woofwalkwag.myevent.com. More...

GLAM (Garden Like A Master) presentations Fall 2018 Lexington County Libraries by Master Gardener Volunteers

• Tuesday, September 11, 1 p.m., Cayce–West Columbia, 1500 Augusta Road, Cayce— Hydrangeas—What southern garden isn’t complete without hydrangeas? Learn how to plant, grow, and prune these flowering shrubs. More...

Arts & Entertainment

PlantBot 2.0

PlantBot 2.0, a collaborative exhibition by artists Wendy DesChene and Jeff Schmuki, will be displayed August 30–October 11 with an opening reception Thursday, August 30, 5–7 p.m., McMast More...

Place It/Face It

Place It/Face It: Pottery by Eugene is now on Display in the second Floor North Gallery at McKissick Museum. The exhibition surveys 30 years of ceramic art by Winton and Rosa Eugene of Cowpens, S.C. More...

Smoke Signal

Jaime Misenheimer’s Smoke Signal exhibition will be on display August 24–September 15 at if ART Gallery, 1223 Lincoln Street. More...

Travel

Ode to my Father

Part 11: My Papa was so calm

(Note: This series is from my father’s memoirs I found long after his death.) My father told me many times that his father he called Papa was the calmest person he’d ever known. More...

Winederlust

Your P.A.S.S. to food friendly wines

Selecting wine can make us a nervous bunch. Throw food into the equation and we become even more insecure. Truth is, there are no hard and fast rules for food and wine pairing no matter what you’ve heard in the past. More...

High School Musical

It was a hot Saturday at the lake, and for once, swimming did not feel like taking an ice bath. It was just about time for lunch, so I grabbed my beach towel on the way up to the cabin. More...