October 26, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Richland Two residents to vote on bond referendum

Less than two weeks remain before residents in Richland County will go to the polls for the midterm elections. For residents in Richland School District Two, one issue on the ballot will be a $468.4 million bond referendum.  More...

Columbia advertises vacancies

The City of Columbia is accepting applications to fill several vacancies on the following boards and commissions. More...

Cayce hires new city manager

The City of Cayce voted on October 17, 2018 to terminate without cause their relationship with Brian Watkins and announced that starting November 19, Tracy Hegler, AICP, will be the new city manager of the City of Cayce.  More...

Commentary

Just say No to senior dogs

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

While perusing a time-wasting website recently I discovered cigarette ads from television’s early days. Famous movie stars, athletes, and doctors were enthusiastically endorsing specific brands of cigarettes. More...

Night Demons

I’m just saying...

It never ceases to amaze me how much noise nine pounds of dog and roughly five pounds of cat can make.  More...

The Disney Dilemma...for boys

40–Something

I never thought to warn my two daughters about the apparent detrimental effects of watching the Disney princess movies. Which they did...a lot. I mean... A LOT. More...

Society

Brackish Bow Tie Day at Brittons

(L-r) Tommy Windsor from the governor’s office, Brittons’ Perry Lancaster, co-founder of Brackish Bow Ties Ben Ross, and city councilman Howard Duvall recently participated in Brackish Bow Tie Day at More...

Columbia preschoolers donate to families affected by Hurricane Florence

Throughout the month of September, students at Chesterbrook Academy Preschool collected and donated more than 750 diapers and 1,500 baby wipes to benefit residents in New Bern, Wilmington, Arapahoe, More...

Troop 397’s newest Eagle Scout

Daniel Lacoste of Troop 397 located at Asbury United Methodist Church, recently earned his Eagle Scout. More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS South Carolina Wildlife Federation is holding its 16th Annual Photography Contest. Send your best pictures capturing the beauty of South Carolina’s nature. More...

Home & Garden

Hunting brooms on Halloween

Stopping to smell the flowers

When taking your ghosts, pumpkins, and ninja turtles trick or treating during Halloween week, why not add a witch’s broom hunt? It’s free and only requires looking up into the treetops to find where a witch has parked her broom. More...

Star Chefs

Witches Hats   More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Master’s Sales

MASTER'S SALE  More...

Public Notices

SUMMONS  Deficiency Judgment  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...

Out of the Darkness Walk brings hope and healing to those affected by suicide

The 14th Annual Columbia Out of the Darkness Walk brought over 700 people and 100 organized teams together to walk in remembrance of loved ones lost to suicide. More...

Brookland-Cayce discovers treasure preserved by class of 1931

While construction crews were working on renovations to the Brookland Cayce High School Auditorium this past summer, they were required to move the brick cornerstone of the building engraved with the words “The Class of 1931.” This reveal More...

On Second Thought

New Historic Columbia event explores Main Street’s history

Palladium of Historic Columbia recently announced its inaugural Palladium Fall Tour, a two-day behind-the-scenes tour of Main Street. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Richland County More...

Jan Collins reprise

After reading the article Jan Collins wrote concerning Anita Hill and Christine Ford, I wanted to respond to her opinion. However, when I sent my response, the email she has for reading her articles would not accept my response. More...

Business

The Star celebrates 55 years

The Columbia Star has been synonymous with Columbia’s local newspaper industry since 1998; however, the history of this community newspaper can actually be traced back 55 years to October 24, 1963, when the husband and wife team of Harold and M More...

City Snippets

S.C. to London flights begin April 4 Charleston International Airport says British Airways will begin nonstop air service to and from London beginning April 4. More...

Folks About Town

Reed and Heather Mattingly, owners of Rainbow International of Columbia, were recently recognized as the Franchisees of the Year by the brand’s parent company, Neighborly. More...

Education

Four to be inducted into Richland One Hall of Fame

Richland One will induct four new members into the school district’s Hall of Fame in February, district officials announced October 17. More...

Dreher High School students among first in state to earn AP Capstone diploma

Twenty-five Dreher High School students have earned the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone Diploma based on the work they completed at Dreher in the 2017-18 school year. More...

Two Richland One employees selected for prestigious education program

Richland One has announced the selection of two of its employees to participate in the South Carolina Education Policy Fellowship Program (SCEPFP) for 2018-2019. More...

Sports

Blue Devils advance to second round

The Dreher Blue Devils defeated the Bluffton Bobcats, 5-1, in a first-round girls 4A tennis playoff match on Wednesday, October 24, at the Columbia Tennis Center.  The Dreher girls advance to the second round to play at South Aiken on Monday, Oc More...

Vikings swat Yellow Jackets

The Spring Valley Lady Vikings downed the Fort Mill Lady Yellow Jackets 5-1 in the first round of the Class 5A Playoffs at Spring Valley Wednesday, October 24.Singles1. Crawford Latham (SV) def. Amelia Hall (FM) 6-0, 6-02. Jamie Petrella (FM) def. More...

Fort Mill stops Vikings in five

The Class 5A volleyball playoffs got off to a rousing start October 25 at Spring Valley with a five-set battle between the Vikings and the Fort Mill Yellow Jackets. More...

Travel

Ode to my Father

Part 24: Warner is born

(Note: This series is from my father’s memoirs I found long after his death.) Bub [brother John A.] and Lottie bought a house in the new development where Gervais Street ended at the Glenwood Golf Course run by Mr. Jennings. More...