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Artist overcomes bone cancer

Jacolby Satterwhite of Columbia knows all about “Remission and Resilience.” He put that name on the painting that recently won him grand prize in a national exhibition in Washington DC. At age 11, this artist faced a devastating siege of bone cancer, which threatened to take away all use of his right arm and shoulder. Now, 10 years later, he […]

Montgomery to teach History of Columbia course

Dr. Warner M. Montgomery, publisher of The Columbia Star, will be teaching a history of Columbia course in January and February, 2008, with the Historic Columbia Foundation. People, Places, and Progress of Early Columbia, 1600- 1850 will consist of six lectures at the Big Apple and three bus tours. Montgomery, who has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, was […]

The Columbia Star’s own Mike Cox holds book signing

Mike Cox is a regionally known author who recently published his second book, October Saturdays. He is also a writer for The Columbia Star. Cox was interviewed by a staff member of The Columbia Star. Q: Can you tell our many readers about your new book? A: The book, October Saturdays is a Cox family history tied to University of […]

Columbia Riding Academy shines at Clemson Fall Classic

Eleven riders from Columbia Riding Academy at Hamilton Stables in Eastover participated in the 2007 Clemson Fall Class November 9 and 10, 2007, at T. Ed Garrison Arena in Clemson, South Carolina. Sandra “Sug” Kaiser, driving Sunset’s Popping took second place in the Hackney Pony Pleasure Driving Class. Ashlyn Hamilton took third place in the American Saddlebred Five- Gaited- Amateur/Jr. […]

Decking the poles in Forest Acres

With Thanksgiving over and the Yuletide season coming fast, the city of Forest Acres has begun to adorn itself for the holidays. Tuesday afternoon, a three- man crew from Standard Electric was spotted on Beltline Blvd. beside Midtown at Forest Acres with a trailer full of holiday lights. Chris Best was perched high atop the truck in a cherry picker, […]

Group discusses parking plans for Five Points

By John Temple Ligon Temple@TheColumbiaStar.com Claussen’s Inn partner Dr. John Bryan, who recently retired as a professor of art and architectural history at USC, welcomed a full house at a Martin Luther King Park meeting hall Monday night, November 26. The gathered group of nearby merchants and property owners came to see Bryan’s ideas on new parking for Five Points. […]


Power plant emissions According to the Southern Environmental Law Center, N.C.’s coal- fired power plants produce a disproportionate share of global- warming- causing pollution. SELC says the coal- fired plants are mostly responsible for the state’s 77 million tons of carbon- dioxide emissions annually. California produces two million tons more than North Carolina and 26 more than S.C.’s 53 tons. […]

Star Profile

Bill Dukes of The Blue Marlin

Columbia has a new convention center, albeit compact and with no designated headquarters hotel. It was put together by the man who put together the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Bill Dukes. On Tuesday, November 27, after 10 years of lending his leadership, Dukes attended his last meeting of Columbia’s convention center authority. The new, compact convention center is near the […]

Folks about town

EdVenture Children’s Museum was honored by the Association of Science- Technology Centers with the Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Award. Adam Davis has joined First Citizens as the private banking group manager. Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals acquired Peterson & Plante Internal Medicine Associates, which operates six physician practices. Elizabeth Halligan Black, Mary M. Caskey,Breana Burkett Collier,and Lawrence E. Flynn […]