Hollywood moves into Hollywood Hills

A bungalow featured on last year’s Homes for the Holidays tour recently was commandeered by a local production company making an independent film. The Hollywood Hills home of Karen Heid and Zack Kelehear became a set for the making of The Four Children of Tander Welch , starring Patty Duke and her son Mackenzie Astin. Astin appeared in scenes shot […]

Skyhawks are perfect!

It’s going on your permanent record!

Short story by Bob Ford Mrs. Hibbard was old. Probably about 40. She was tall, maybe 5′ 10″ with steel gray hair tied in the back in a large bun. Piercing the bun was what looked like a railroad spike. Mrs. Hibbard was my fifth grade teacher. She always wore long dark dresses, black stockings, and flat oxford shoes. Her […]

West Columbian tutors LBJ’s child at the time JFK was shot

By Laura Liger For those old enough to remember, November 22, 1963, was a day which prompted a nation to mourn. Similar to September 11, the assassination of John F. Kennedy is embedded in the memory of those who witnessed this tragic event from the sidelines to living rooms. Most can remember exactly where they were and exactly what they […]

Lawyers celebrate Trial by Jury

By Warner M. MontgomeryWarner@TheColumbiaStar.com In 1957, a small group of lawyers organized the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) to stand up for a civil jury system that was under attack by several states. Today, there are chapters in almost every state of the union with over 6,000 members. Attacks on the jury system are fewer now but more subtle. […]

S.C. Bar releases judicial candidate reports

The South Carolina Bar Judicial Qualifications Committee released its reports on the qualifications of judicial candidates in five contested races. The reports reflect the composite perspective provided by members of the Bar who were interviewed about each candidate’s judicial temperament, character, knowledge of the law and legal skills. A significant number of interviews were sought by the Committee for each […]

Royal palm turkey gobbles its way to Riverbanks Farm

Contributed by Riverbanks Zoo and Garden A royal palm turkey has made his way into Riverbanks Farm at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. With gorgeous black and white feathers and a beautiful red and blue head, this turkey is not what you would expect the average turkey to look like. Smaller than average, royal palm turkeys are ornamental and rarely exceed […]

New eye care center opens on Blossom Street

Residents open homes for tour

Mary Greene remembers as a child the last thing her family put under the Christmas tree was a china Santa. She has treasured this Santa all these years, and now it is the first thing she takes out when she begins decorating for the season. That Santa is in very good company with her collection of other Santas. Greene is […]

VIPs attend the Veterans Parade in Columbia

(l-r) Under Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs William Tuerk, Congressman Joe Wilson, and Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce CEO Ike McLeese (in back) attend Veterans Day Parade, Sumter Street reviewing stand.