My Encounter with America

Part 6: Money blows up and yellow flour causes impotency

By Zadok Ekimwere zomwere@hotmail.com The meeting to review the first two weeks was somber because most reports were negative. Being cantankerous, the journalists presented their side of the story first. They complained there was a news black- out about their home countries or their activities in American media. A local US newspaper which tried to cover one group gave a […]

Forest Acres City Council meets Feb. 13

By John DixonCub@TheColumbiaStar.comRoll call Forest Acres City Council met at 5:15 pm, Feb. 13, 2007. Present were Councilmen Charles Fetner and Shel Suber and Councilwoman Ginger Dukes, Mayor Frank Brunson, Mayor Pro Tempore Curtis Rye, City Attorney Lee Holloway, and Business Manager Bob Massa who stood in for City Administrator Mark Williams who was away on family business. All minutes […]

Richland County Council meets Feb. 20, 2007

By Mike CoxMWC423@bellsouth.net Roll call Joe McEachern, Val Hutchinson, Norman Jackson, Damon Jeter, Paul Livingston, Bill Malinowski, Mike Montgomery, Greg Pearce, Bernice Scott, and Kit Smith were present. Joyce Dickerson was absent. Staff reports The county attorney notified the council of several executive session items, although none of them were new. A couple of TIFs with Columbia, the Farmer’s Market, […]

That is the stupidest question!

By Warner M. MontgomeryWarner@TheColumbiaStar.com Linda and I were in line at the Convention Center at 4 o’clock to attend the Barack Obama rally last Friday. A local TV reporter stopped a distinguished elderly black man and positioned him before the camera. “Do you think Obama is black enough?” she asked. That was the stupidest question I had ever heard and […]

Columbia City Council meets Feb. 21

Roll call Columbia City Council convened Wednesday morning, Feb. 21, at 9 am. Council member E. W. Cromartie was absent at the outset but he arrived in another hour. Other council members present: Daniel Rickenmann, Sam Davis, Mayor Bob Coble, Anne Sinclair, Tameika Isaac Devine, and Kirkman Finlay III. City’s favorite The February Employee of the Month for the City […]

Events Calendar

ART The 31st Annual Lowcountry Shrimp Festival and Blessing of the Fleet art competition is seeking entries through Feb. 26 at 6 pm. Contact Beth Baldwin, 843-697-4339 or www.LowcountryShrimpFestival.com. The Columbia Museum of Art will present From Pissarro to Picasso: European Works on Paper and A Foreign Affair: American Artists Abroad March 2- July 17. 799-2810 or www.columbiamuseum.org. The H.E. […]

Congratulations to A.C. Flora High School National Merit Finalists

Jim Manning, Josie Bailey, Lauren McFadden, Amy Betenbaugh, Sydney Kornegay, students at A. C. Flora are National Merit Finalists.

Au pair nominated for Au Pair of the Year

By Janna Todd, local au pair coordinator, Cultural Care Au Pair Caring, dependable childcare is hard to find and exceptional childcare even rarer. But the Burke family recently struck gold when they welcomed Victoria Thomas of the United Kingdom to their home. Thomas provides live-in childcare for the Burke’s four children, and her outstanding dedication and enthusiasm in caring for […]

Mangiamo! (Let’s eat!)

MTC's "A Taste of Italy" class fares well

Contributed by Midlands Technical College The best part about cooking is eating, especially when you know how to cook. That is what students found in an all- new cooking class called “A Taste of Italy,” offered through Midlands Technical College’s Continuing Education program. In the two- week class, students learned to perfect their Italian- cooking skills through delicious recipes for […]


The original Wills of the decedents listed below were delivered to the Richland County Probate Court and admitted for Probate on the dates shown: NAME OF DECEDENT DATE OF DATE WILL ADMITTED WILLFOR PROBATE Eugene Scott AllenMarch 12, 1991December 20, 2006 Beatrice N. ArmstrongJanuary 9, 2006November 13, 2006 Ernest P. Ashley, Jr.March 10, 1999November 14, 2006 Elizabeth G. BlackMay 30, […]