Columbia youth becomes 2009 ambassador

Legislators were introduced to the 2009 South Carolina Speech Language Hearing Association (SCSHA) ambassador Will Rambo and his family at a breakfast hosted by SCSHA for S.C. legislators. Will was nominated by his therapists from the EC Singleton Rite Care Center in Columbia where he has received services in both group and individual settings. His mother, Lee, first recognized a […]


The 28th Annual Snowman Run 8K Road Race and Youth Fun Run was held Saturday, January 17, 2009, at Caughman Road Park. Jayvonne Dennis, a fifth grader at Meadowfield Elementary, had the winning entree for the annual T- shirt contest. About 150 children braved the record low temperatures for the Fun Run at 12:30 pm. AC Flora High School and […]

Richland Sertoma chooses Sertoman of the Year

Richland Sertoma Club selected Fred Lamphere as Sertoman of the Year for his active and dedicated service to the club. In addition to his many contributions, he serves as co- chairman of the club’s annual charity golf tournament.

Best snowman seen January 20

Legislators receive awards

When the S.C. Legislature returned for the 2009 session members of the S.C. Speech Language Hearing Association (SCSHA) treated the them to a low- country shrimp and grits breakfast to thank them for their hard work. SCSHA president- elect Dr. Juliet Stoute- White welcomed those assembled and presented awards to Sen. Hugh Leatherman and Rep. Tracy Edge, each of whom […]

Plowing, Praying, Paying, and Poisoning: A Lower Richland family thrives

Part 3: The Staying Power of the Church

Before there was a church structure, it is said that freed black people of Lower Richland worshipped in a structure made of small tree limbs and branches called a Brush Arbor. Ephraim Neal (1844- c.1905) donated the acre of land on which St. John Baptist Church was built in 1879 and still stands. Today, one can stand where the back […]

Go Red For Women holds casting calls

For every heart, there is a story – and the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement wants to hear yours. On February 6 and 12, survivors, family members, friends, and heart health professionals in the Midlands area are being asked to share their stories. Participants of this Casting Call have a chance to become the official “Heart of […]

Montgomery will be missed

Warner Montgomery received the 2008 Journalist of the Year from ABOTA Warner M. Montgomery has retired from The Columbia Star as publisher to pursue more dreams. After 20 years of service as a journalist and helping to bring the Star to new heights, Montgomery is taking a new route with his travel experiences and his knowledge of history. Between meetings […]

Invisible people live in S.C.

Marcy L. Hayden, program coordinator for Native American Affairs at the S.C. Commission of Minority Affairs, spoke to the Greater Piedmont Chapter of the Explorers Club in Columbia January 8. She is a USC anthropology graduate, a protégé of Dr. Jon Leader, SC State Archeologist. Hayden’s talk focused on how the Native American (Indian) population is mostly invisible now. The […]


Truck plant layoffs around Charlotte Daimler Trucks North America, formerly known as Freightliner, has three manufacturing facilities in the Charlotte area. By March 13, Daimler will layoff 2,137 workers among its three Charlotte plants. Reduced revenues S.C.’s Board of Economic Advisors has revised again its forecast for state tax revenues in the current fiscal year, already half over, by reducing […]