Bearcats dethrone Falcons to take state championship

Class 3A Baseball State Championship • May 12 & 14, 2008

Game 1,May 12, 2008 at Brookland- Cayce Brookland Cayce 7 A.C.Flora 6 Eight Innings O.B. Johnson made an incredible running catch in deep left- center field in the top of the eighth inning and then singled home the eventual game- winning run to give Brookland- Cayce a 7- 6 eight inning victory and a 1- 0 lead in the best- […]


Brittany Powell, a senior graduating this year, has been accepted to the Chowan University Graphics Summer Camp, an affiliate of The Kreuger School of Graphic Communications June 22-27 in Murfreesboro, North Carolina. Only 24 student applications are accepted from students in the Southeastern United States area. Junior and seniors pursuing graphics careers will be exposed to web design and multi- […]

Kilgore receives Pepsi Little People’s/The First Tee of Great River scholarship for 2008

Pepsi Little People’s and The First Tee of Great River announce that Chase Johnson of Barberton, Ohio, and Devon Kilgore of Columbia, S.C., are the recipients of the Pepsi Little People’s/The First Tee of Great River scholarships for 2008. Application for the Scholarships was open to participants in more than 200 national First Tee programs throughout the country. “This was […]

Final SCHSSCA Rankings

Class 4A Boys 1. Northwestern, 23-2 2. Spring Valley, 25-1 3. Irmo, 20-4 4. Wando, 20-3 5. Lexington, 15-9 6. Dorman, 18-4 7. Beaufort, 16-4 8. West Ashley, 14-9-1 9. Summerville, 15-4 10. Dutch Fork, 12-11-1 11. Greenwood, 19-4 12. Fort Mill, 13-6 13. Fort Dorchester, 11-5 14. South Aiken, 13-9-1 15. Spartanburg, 13-10-1 Class 3A Boys 1. Riverside, 22-3 […]

Viking rule comes to an end

Class 4A Boys Soccer State Championship • May 17, 2008

Enzo Martinez scored one goal and assisted on the other as the Northwestern Trojans upended Spring Valley 2- 0 at Stone Stadium Saturday, May 17 to capture the Class 4A boys soccer championship. Northwestern dominated the play from the start, as most of the action was in Spring Valley’s end of the field during the first half. The Trojans outshot […]

Letter to the editor

No time for higher taxes

I read today in your newspaper that a transportation planning panel has recommended a penny sales tax to pay for transit, sidewalks, bike lanes, and highway construction. This action will raise the tax on a family of three by $387 per year and put the sales tax in Richland County at 8%. For years, Council put the sales tax to […]

An intensive investigation

This caper is doomed to failure the moment Harry and Larry think it up. It’s the weekend, and Jessup’s Jewelry store is supposed to have a safe full of cash and diamonds totaling $250,000 in value. At least, that’s the rumor down at the pool hall. The rumor gets the boys all hyped up. For this job they’ll need a […]

It’s not a criticism, it’s an observation.

Anger management

A kid made national news recently because someone stuck a butter knife in his head. Available x- rays and pictures made it perfect for our world of 24 hour news reporting. Anything unusual on video is automatically newsworthy. I can’t explain how a butter knife penetrates the skin on a skull, the angles and skin tautness present problems for even […]

Three principals visit The Columbia Star

Letter to the editor

Filmmaking brings money to our state

I am writing to thank you for your story regarding our state’s Film Incentive Bill. As a casting director for feature films and a South Carolina resident, I am well aware of the filming and income effects caused by the decrease in our state’s film incentives first hand. For many state film crew members, myself included, it means no work […]