February 8, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins celebrates 40 years of service

Aubrey Jenkins has been a part of the Columbia Fire Department for 40 years. At the February 5 Columbia City Council meeting, city council recognized the fire chief for his service by proclaiming February 2019 as Chief Aubrey Jenkins month.  More...

Columbia City Council supports independent investigation into Allen Benedict Court Apartment deaths

Columbia City Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday, February 5.  More...

Major road projects top transportation priorities in 2019

A major road project gets underway in Richland County this year and construction continues on another as transportation officials work to address traffic congestion and road safety on major thoroughfares in our community.  More...

Business

Folks About Town

Adriane McGillis, AIA has been promoted to senior associate; Walt Stellpfug, AIA, LEED GA, has been promoted to senior associate; Robin Trinter, PE, LEED AP BD+C, has been promoted to senior electrical engineer; Barry Kahler has been promoted to seni More...

ATTORNEYS HONORED

Kelly F. Morrow has joined Robinson Gray law firm. More...

REAL ESTATE

NAI Columbia has announced the sale of a ±4,247 square feet office building located at 247 Columbia Avenue, Lexington. Broker John Gregory and senior broker Peyton Bryant represented the seller in the transaction. More...

Sports

Skyhawks are State Champs!

Down one of their best wrestlers and facing one of the most competitive fields in years, the Hammond Skyhawks claimed their first SCISA State Wrestling Championship since 2013 by dominating Augusta Christian (60-22), squeaking by Ben Lippen (40-39), More...

SCISA semifinals come down to final matches

After the Columbia schools cruised through the opening round of the SCISA Wrestling State Championships at Ben Lippen Saturday, February 2, they came together for two classic semifinal matches.  The Cardinal Newman Cardinals and Heathwood Hall H More...

Blue Devils fall to Devildogs

The Dreher Blue Devils hosted the Travelers Rest Devildogs and Pickens Blue Flame Saturday, February 2 in the first round of the Class 4A State Wrestling Duals. More...

Arts & Entertainment

The adventures of a clever fox—an opera by Leoš Janácek

Leoš Janáçek’s opera presents an image of an idyllic countryside filled with forest creatures and villagers. More...

USC Dance Company to perform contemporary dance repertory

The University of S.C. Department of Theatre and Dance will present the USC Dance Company in concert February 12– 15 at Drayton Hall Theatre, 1214 College Street. More...

Travel

A Wild Senior Trip

Part 3: Fernandina, Isle of Many Flags

Fernandina, Florida ( now a city on Amelia Island and part of Greater Jacksonville) proved to be a series of tests the noble crew of the Tigner Tiger failed one after the other. More...

Winederlust

Climate Change and Wine: It’s a Thing

There may be a few holdouts, but the vast majority of the public has come to terms with the reality of climate change. More...

ABOTA holds annual black tie dinner

The South Carolina Chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) held its annual black tie dinner at the Palmetto Club January 31 with a record crowd in attendance.  More...

On Second Thought

Get to know Woodrow Wilson right here in Columbia this President’s Day

Woodrow Wilson served as President of the United States from March 1913 – March 1921. Wilson advocated for peace from early in his presidency. More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

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S.C. Bluebird Society provides guidance for luring sky-colored avians

ASK US AT THE STAR

How can I learn more about attracting bluebirds? More...

Commentary

Winter Chores

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

On the last Monday in January, I decided to check off a couple of Honey Do list items. Weather had been surprisingly harsh. More...

Hamming it up

I’m just saying...

Sometimes my life feels like it should be in a movie.  A comedy.  No matter what I try to do, it always seem to turn into a scene from some sitcom or a Saturday Night Live skit! More...

Sleeping my health away

40–Something

I’ve made two decisions recently: to exercise and to give up my second dose of caffeine during the day. Unfortunately, these two things aren’t exactly simpatico. More...

Education

A.C. Flora presents Footloose

A.C. Flora Fine Arts department will present the musical Footloose February 21, 22, and 23 at 6 p.m., and February 24 at 3 p.m., at Flora Theater, A.C. Flora High School, 1 Falcon Drive. More...

Family gifts $20,000 to Lexington Two school in memory of teacher’s love for reading and her “kiddos”

Eleanor Hightower Mann spent nearly 40 years doing what she loved, teaching children to read. So after the retired Lexington Two teacher’s death in 2017, it wasn’t hard for her family to figure out how best to honor her memory. More...

Dreher student receives national science recognition for research on stroke patients

The Society for Science and the Public selected Dreher High School senior Anthony Androulakis as a top 300 Scholar in the 78th Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and mathematics competition for hig More...

Events

Events

•ANIMALS Columbia Animal Services will hold a Fur-Ever Yours pet adoption special for $14 February 11–16, 127 Humane Lane. The adoption fee includes spay/neuter, microchip, Feline Leukemia/Heartworm Test, initial vaccines, and deworming. More...

Early spring predicted

Looks like an early spring thanks to colorful Councilman Duvall and his trusty sidekick Columbia Phil. More...

Home & Garden

Bring The Star into your garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

While it may seem a remote stretch from the tree farm and forest to the front page, sports section, and classified ads, newsprint paper is a cellulose recipe of ground tree pulp from a renewable and recyclable resource. More...

Star Chefs

Honeymoon Eggs Benedict   More...

Pets

My dog is hyper and he’s driving me crazy

My dog is driving me crazy…he jumps on me all the time. He gets into trouble. He mouths me. He runs through the house. My dog never calms down. He’s got ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)! More...

Public Notices - Free Access

Public Notices

SUMMONS AND  NOTICE BY  PUBLICATION  STATE OF  SOUTH CAROLINA  COUNTY OF  RICHLAND  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...

Notice of Application

NOTICE OF APPLICATION   More...