Eleven schools make SIC honor roll

Contributed by the School ImprovementCouncil Eleven South Carolina schools have made the School Improvement Council Honor Roll, the state SIC Board of Trustees announced recently. Those schools are now eligible for the Dick and Tunkey Riley School Improvement Award. Honor roll schools include the following: Chukker Creek Elementary School, Aiken County; J. Paul Truluck Middle School, Florence District Three; Pineview […]

Knock, ou Le triomphe de la médecine

Knock, ou Le triomphe de la médecine By Rachel Haynie Staging its first play is L’Alliance Française de Columbia’s latest way of spreading French language and culture well beyond the borders of France. Two performances of the satire, Knock, ou Le triomphe de la médecine , will be in the Columbia Museum of Art (CMA) auditorium Feb. 16, at 6:30 […]

My Encounter with America

Part 3: Arrested in New York

By Zadok Ekimwere zomwere@hotmail.com In 1980 I worked with The Uganda Times , as a features writer. One day, my boss asked me to into his office and told me I had been nominated for a study tour to America, organized by the U.S. Information Service. I felt awkward because I was a junior reporter and had not yet traveled […]

Historical Society tours Walled City

By Warner M. MontgomeryWarner@TheColumbiaStar.com The S.C. Historical Society held its 152nd Annual Meeting in Charleston Jan. 27. Dr. Walter Edgar presided over the meeting at the Carolina Yacht Club. Dr. Barbara L. Bellows, author of A Talent for Living: Josephine Pinckney and the Charleston Literary Tradition (LSU Press, 2006), gave the keynote address. Dr. Bellows, who holds a Ph.D. in […]

Wateree River Expedition Conclusion:

Goodwill Plantation By Warner M. Montgomery

Warner@TheColumbiaStar.com The Explorers Club concluded its Wateree River Expedition at Goodwill Plantation on the west bank of the river across from Stateburg. We were met by Larry Faulkenberry, the owner who has taken it upon himself to restore the historic site. Goodwill was the site of the first settlement by Europeans in Richland County, possibly as early as 1718. Andrew […]

Two RNE students win Gold Key

Contributed byRichland Northeast High School Six Richland Northeast High School visual arts students are winners in the 2006- 07 State Scholastic Art Competition at Lander University. Two of them, David Belton and Lyla Shon, won a Gold Key, the competition’s highest award. Belton and Shon both will move on to the National competition. Award winners are David Belton, Portfolio (eight […]

Polo Road hosts On the Other Hand

By John DixonCub@TheColumbiaStar.com The media center at Polo Road Elementary School was abuzz with activity Jan. 13 when the students became teachers. Polo Road Elementary, which opened its doors for the first time this past August, is already reaching out into the community. Principal Jane Fancher was thrilled to host the Columbia Region of “On the Other Hand” a video- […]

Shaw gets 1,000th point, but Skyhawks get the win

Photos and StoryBy Mike MaddockMike@TheColumbiaStar.com The Cardinal Newman Lady Cardinals invaded Hammond Tuesday, Jan. 30 and early on looked very much like the team that had compiled a 17- 1 overall record and 5- 0 league record. They jumped out to a 10- 2 lead over the Lady Skyhawks before Hammond coach Charles McCallister called a timeout to stop the […]


Photos and StoryBy Mike MaddockMike@TheColumbiaStar.com The Hammond Skyhawk’s Bailey brothers, Tyler and Daniel, started Tuesday, Jan. 30’s game with the visiting Cardinal Newman Cardinals a little shaky. Each had their first shots rejected by the duo of Trey Colman and Michael Littlejohn, but, undeterred, they led Hammond over Cardinal Newman 60- 54. Tyler Bailey drove to the basket time and […]


ANIMALS North Springs Park will host dog obedience classes beginning Feb. 19. Classes will be Mon. nights, 6- 7 pm. The deadline to register is Feb. 18. 736-6070. BOOKS The Five Points Book Shop, 718 Santee Ave., will hold a book signing for Edward Mitchell Marion, author of The Board of Destiny, one man’s soul searching, 7- 9 pm Feb. […]