Columbia College partners with St. Lawrence Place to grow a garden

In an effort for Columbia College to refocus its commitment to service–learning and making an impact in the community, its students will work with children from the St. Lawrence Place to design, build, plant, and tend to a garden. Columbia College Professor Calley Hornebuckle is overseeing this project. The young people will have a chance for hands on learning such […]

MASTER’S SALE 2009-CP-40-08777

MASTER’S SALE 2009-CP-40-08777 By virtue of a decree heretofore granted in the case of SAFE Federal Credit Union against Mark A. Capell, Doreen L. Capell aka Doreen Capell and Old Republic Insured Credit Services, Inc., I, the undersigned Master in Equity for Richland County will sell on Monday, August 2, 2010, at 12 o’clock noon, at the Richland County Courthouse, […]


NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that Hudgins Britt Properties LLC intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of Beer, Wine, and Liquor at 700-A Gervais St., Columbia, SC 29201. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no […]


NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ESTATES All persons having claims against the following estates are required to deliver or mail their claims to the indicated Personal Representatives, appointed to administer these estates, and to file their claims on Form #371PC with the Probate Court of Richland County, the address of which is P.O. Box 192, Columbia, SC 29202, on or before […]

Public Notices

NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED VEHICLES/PUBLIC SALE The following vehicles(s) are subject to towing, repair and/or storage liens, are declared to be abandoned pursuant to Section 56-5- 5810, 56-5-5636 and 29- 1540 SC Law as Amended, and are in the custody of the following businesses: Lexington Magistrate, Irmo/Lake Murray Schroeder’s Towing, 3512-E Bush River Rd, Cola, SC 29210 (803)772-7930 2000 Toyota Celica […]

A Lingering Cancer on the World’s Conscience

Part 1: What is The West Bank?

Burj el–Barajneh Palestinian Refugee Camp in Beirut, Lebanon By William R. Stanley, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, Geography, USC STANLEYB@mailbox.sc.edu Editors note: Dr. Stanley recently returned from his third visit to Lebanon. While waiting to join the relief shipments to the blockaded Palestinians in Gaza, he visited the Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon and filed this report to the Star. One suddenly […]

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

West Columbia tSaluda Chase Way, 1000 block: Police were called to a home at 5 p.m. Sunday after a woman said she received a bizarre message on her cell phone. The woman showed officers the message, a graphic picture of a woman with blood oozing out of her mouth and dribbling down her chin, neck, and chest. The text of […]

Protect our $55 billion

Less than an hour’s drive from downtown Greenville are two extraordinary places—Jones Gap State Park and Caesar’s Head State Park. With more than 10,000 acres in the heart of the Blue Ridge Escarpment, the parks are spectacularly beautiful and afford an amazing array of nature–based opportunities for all of us to enjoy. But most of us take these two parks—and […]

The flowering totem pole

Stopping to smell the flowers

On its own initiative one native plant has taken on the task of beautifying Columbia wherever the opportunity arises. The deciduous clinging woody vine ascends to great heights trumpeting its achievements from telephone poles, pillars, host trees, towers, and even rooftops. Garden writer Steve Bender predicts it could easily scale the Eiffel Tower. Whether you know the perennial climber as […]

Star Chefs

Peach Muffins 2 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 1/4 tsp. salt Cooking Spray. Combine brown sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla extract in large mixing bowl beating well. Combine remaining ingredients except for peaches and add to the egg mixture. Stir this just until dry ingredients are moist. Fold […]