McKissick Museum presents “Under an August Moon” summer exhibit

The University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum invites the public to celebrate the summer season with the annual art exhibit, “Under an August Moon.” The exhibit is on display now until August 19 in the museum’s South Gallery and will culminate with the 17th annual gala art sale on Friday, August 19 from 7:30-10 p.m. Tickets to the gala are […]

Defensive stars to look for in 2011

 Raquan Ruff (A.C. Flora)- Ruff is the foundation of the defensive line for the Falcons. He is solid player who can provide a game changing play at any time, as evidenced by his game- saving tackle against Columbia last year. His senior leadership will be needed as well for this defense to flourish.  Desmond Joyner (Richland Northeast)-As the […]

Former RNE star takes passion for football to another level

This fall Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney will welcome one of the best classes of freshman receivers in the country in Charone Peake, Martavis Bryant, and Sammy Watkins. Nearly ten years ago, Clemson was again the recipient of one of the best freshmen group of receivers in the country. Airese Currie was one of three wide receiver prospects to sign […]

Local sprinter wins at Hershey’s

D’Andre Harley, from the Columbia area, won first place in the boys’ 200 meter dash event at the 34th annual Hershey’s® Track & Field Games North American Final Meet August 7 at Henry Hershey Field on the campus of the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pa. Harley finished with a time of 23.12 seconds in the 200 meter dash. Winners […]

Cavalier chosen for USA National Team

Following a four-day trial and training evaluation period, USA Baseball has announced the names of the 18 players who will make up the 2011 14U National Team. The club travels to San Felipe, Venezuela, to compete in the COPABE Pan Am ‘A’/14U Championships, August 11-22. The 14U team competed in two Red vs. Blue intra-squad scrimmages, August 6-7, before it […]

Recruiting: the lifeline of college football

For football fans one of the most enjoyable parts of college football is recruiting. It has turned into a 12- month- a- year business, concluding with an all day marathon on ESPNU. Columbia has had some notable high school players go on to play at the Division I level, and this year is no exception. A.C. Flora’s Daquan Miller and […]

Blood, Sweat, and Cheers… Stories of the Clemson/South Carolina rivalry

2003: Bowden looks back at the 63-17 dismantling of USC

Heading into the 2003 season finale against the South Carolina Gamecocks, Clemson Tigers head coach Tommy Bowden was still considered to be on the hot seat. Discontent among Clemson fans had risen nearly three weeks prior following a 45- 17 loss in Winston-Salem to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Back to back wins against # 3 Florida State and Duke […]

The Worst Garden Ever

Stopping to smell the flowers

A fabulous food and flower garden wrapped around a brick cottage on a corner lot stops pedestrian and vehicle traffic with its colorful flowers, yard art, luxurious growth, unusual specimens, and meticulous manicure. When I caught up with the garden’s originator, Hayes Bell, he was apologetic when showing me “the worst garden I’ve ever had.” Bell attributes excessive heat, drought, […]

Share a meal and a recipe

Almost every family has a favorite recipe that has stood the test of time, a popular dish with a story of its own that draws rave reviews from the generations. The local Home Instead Senior Care® office is encouraging family caregivers to dig into the family recipe box to find that dish, and prepare and share a meal with their […]

Friends honor Caroline Legare Judson on her 89th birthday

Caroline Legare Judson, current writer for The Columbia Star and an active member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, was honored by friends August 3, 2011. Attending Miss Caroline’s 89th birthday celebration at Rosso’s in Trenholm Plaza were Pam Clark, Mimi Maddock, Warner Montgomery, and Linda Sosbee from The Columbia Star. Friends from Trinity Episcopal Cathedral were Betsy McColl, Pam Wood, Joanne […]