Students Jump Rope for Heart

Opera in the Capital—a must see

Palmetto Opera, in partnership with worldwide opera company Teatro Lirico D’Europa, presents Tosca, Puccini’s edge-of-your-seat thriller Saturday, March 2, 2013, at the Koger Center in Columbia, SC. Curtain time is 7 p.m. The performance features Teatro’s internationally acclaimed soloists and cast with Artistic Director Giorgio Lalov and a full orchestra. Lalov, a tenor who debuted at La Scala at the […]

Reader appreciates the Comptroller General

Comptroller General Richard A. Eckstrom, CPA has made a very real and lasting difference to the quality of government and life in our state. I believe Mr. Eckstrom’s constituents, including his fellow CPAs, deeply appreciate The Star’s very complete coverage of his public policy positions. While I could hardly do justice to the full scope of the Mr. Eckstrom’s historic […]

Reader questions gun lobby and asks for calm discussions

In the past six or so months, the discussion of guns, ownership, ammunition, availability, and all other things gun have become more numerous. We have heard many views from both the pro-gun and gun control sides. It is no secret that my personal view is not with the NRA. From the aforementioned NRA-minded, we get the subject of gun confiscation, […]

Washington calls for government salaries equal to the task

In South Carolina, the number of state employees is established in relation to the state’s population. In 1994, the state’s population was approximately 3.7 million, and the state appropriated funding for approximately 42,000 FTE positions, nearly 95% of the annual limitation. In 2012, the state’s population was more than 4.7 million, and the state appropriated funding for approximately 32,000 FTE […]

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres tMill Pond Road: Police were called to a home at 1 a.m. Tuesday after the resident said a woman he knew was “beating on” his door. The 33-year-old man told officers he and the woman had a prior relationship, but it had ended a few days earlier, and she had moved out of his home. When officers arrived, […]

What will you do when the time comes?

Part 3

Editor’s note: During the month of February, The Columbia Starwill feature a series on the options available and decisions involved in caring for our aging loved ones. Lisa Exum Courson learned compassion at her father’s knee. As a youngster, she saw the care and commitment he demonstrated as a leader in the development of Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community on […]

February only…Beat the Heat Special

$20 Female Cat Spays Thanks to a generous Beat the Heat grant from PetSmart Charities, Pawmetto Lifeline is able to provide more than 300 spay surgeries during the month of February for only $20 each. Beat the Heat and help prevent unwanted litters of kittens from being born before “kitten season.” Cat owners will receive high-quality care for their pets […]

Bulletproof vest presented to Benedict College Campus Police Department

In- Vest USA and Riverland Hills Baptist Church will present three bulletproof vests to the Benedict College Campus Police Department on Monday. The vest presentation will take place at the Richland County Coroner’s Office at 1931 Pineview Drive (off Garner’s Ferry Road.) In- Vest founder Michael Letts, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts, and Riverland Hills Pastor Wayne Cole will make […]

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