- By Josh Crusejoshc@thecolumbiastar.comNothing brings a group of people together like controversy.read more
- Story by Donna Fosmire, Photos by Jeff Blake PhotographyThe “luck of the Irish” was with one Cardinal Newman faculty member this past St. Patrick’s Day when he was surprised with a “pot of gold”—or a new suit—by some very special “leprechauns.” Last Friday, Tony Haughey was picked up from school, given green-colored accoutrements, and whisked away to Brittons on Devine.read more
- The F.B.I. says Joseph Meek’s failure to speak up before the massacre in a Charleston church deprived “law enforcement of the opportunity to intervene.”
- The plan, with its focus on defense, has met with skepticism in Washington, but supporters here cheer a leader doing “just what he said he was going to do.”
- Contributed by Ridge View High SchoolIt’s not every day you get to shake hands with a teenage millionaire. Ridge View High School senior Tre’Von Mincy had the honor of doing just that when he met 19 year-old Jaylen D. Bledsoe at Orangeburg Wilkerson High School.read more
- Story and Photos by Mimi M. MaddockRemains found read more
- Having passed a bill in 2015 to end the display of the Confederate flag at its capitol, the state was eligible to host tournament games the N.C.A.A. moved out of North Carolina.
- A modernist house in Scottsdale, Ariz.; a creekside home on a South Carolina island; and a 19th-century house in San Antonio.
- Compiled by Pam StaplesThe Pine Grove Community Center, formerly the Pine Grove Rosenwald School, 937 Pineywoods Road, was the site of a Heritage Celebration to honor Black History Month Saturday, February 25. read more
- By Cathy CobbsWith degrees from Harvard University, New England Conservatory of Music, and the University of South Carolina, read more
- By Bill HughesExperts say South Carolina’s spring is already some 20 days early, with blooming shrubs and pollen-loaded pines testifying to the warmest February temperatures since Reagan was president.read more
- Contributed by Janie QuinnDowntown Church, a Presbyterian congregation based in downtown Columbia has announced it will relocate to the Bull- Street neighborhood. The church plans to move from its current home at 701 Whaley to the former central energy facility at BullStreet in the next year.read more
- By Cathy CobbsJon Ken Powell, a graduate of A.C. Flora High School and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Powell, decided to change up his life after graduating from the College of Charleston in 2015.read more
- The president, visiting South Carolina en route to Florida, seemed thrilled to escape the marble political prison that is his new home.
- Federal officials say they arrested Benjamin T. S. McDowell after he bought a gun from an undercover agent and said he wanted to commit an attack like Mr. Roof’s.
- By Jessica MejiaOn February 4, hundreds gathered on Harden Street to watch the 13th Annual Statewide Black History Parade. The educational event included educators, community leaders, and young people. Civil Rights activist James Felder, who supported the first parade 13 years ago, made a special appearance along with the National Buffalo Soldiers.The National Buffalo read more
- Contributed by Granby Chapter DARDuring the Commemoration of the Battle of Cowpens weekend, Granby Chapter Daughter Lisa Cain Borden participated in the reenactment of Brigadier General Morgan’s March to the Battle of Cowpens in remembrance of her SCDAR ancestor’s brother, Michael Cain. Cain suffered a wound to the head in this battle.read more
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- The vote, which came after employees faced enormous pressure from management, was widely viewed as an early test of labor’s strength in the Trump era.
- In many states, reducing the rate of incarceration has become a bipartisan goal.
- A bid to organize workers in South Carolina challenges the company’s leverage over the union at its facilities near Seattle.
- The 41-room Spectator is a stylish addition to Charleston’s hotel scene that offers an authenticity you won’t find in a chain hotel.
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Diamond Hill was the first of General Hampton’s plantations to be destroyed by General Sherman’s troops. The monument at Westminster Street and Stratford Road in Forest Hills off Gervais Street was made of stones lef t from the house that once stood on the si te.read more
- Contributed by Lexingto Medical CenterDogs are affectionately called man’s best friend. But did you know their companionship also offers benefits for your heart health? Studies show a canine companion can help with everything from lowering blood pressure to reducing stress.read more
- By Jennifer Scales Dorn VAMC Public AffairsNo one enjoys getting shots.read more
- By Phyllis Beasley, CP DT-KA Owner/Lead Trainer, Praise Dog! Training, LLCwww.praiseyourdogtraining.comKissing your K9? Or is your K9 kissing you? Well, enjoy it….it’s Valentine’s month and your dog loves you.read more
- The decision is a rebuke of the Trump Organization and could result in millions of dollars in added costs for the company.
- Newly unsealed court documents reveal that a court-appointed psychiatrist diagnosed convicted Charleston murderer Dylann Roof with a host of mental disorders.
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Columbia natives Charley and Carolyn McDonald give their grandson, Hudson Crider and his wife, Emily, a sendoff to see the USA.read more
- Editor’s note: The following article is comprised of talking points from Mayor Steve Benjamin’s State of the City Address. read more
- The organization wants the State of South Carolina to limit its cleanup costs at an industrial site, but it may not be eligible for the program to which it applied.
- A videographer is resolutely silent in response to a complaint that he never sent a wedding tape.
- By Cathy CobbsEditor’s note: This story is part of an ongoing series From the Valley to the Mountain and Points in Between that chronicles local Columbians who face and triumph over adversity. read more
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Above on the left is a young General William T. Sherman. On the right is Mary Catherine Poya Walker. Pictured above is The Tin Bridge, which was replaced after the Civil War, and crosses Gervais Street near Harden.read more
- Contributed by Palmetto ArtifactsPictured Thales Thomas “Skipp” Pearson (at the microphone in picture above) received South Carolina’s highest civilian honor January 14 during a musical tribute held in the Johnson Performance Hall, Darla Moore School of Business on the University of South Carolina campus.read more
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Beth Dinndorf, president of Columbia College, claps for City of Columbia’s accomplishments.read more
The National Center for State Courts inducts Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough’s Ed Mullins into the Warren E. Burger SocietyContributed by NCSCThe National Center for State Courts (NCSC) has inducted Edward W. Mullins Jr., partner emeritus in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Columbia office, into the Warren E. Burger Society, which honors individuals who have volunteered their time, talent, and support to NCSC.read more
- Contributed by Historic ColumbiaThe Columbia Jewish Heritage Initiative ( CJHI), in partnership with the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina and Historic Columbia, dedicated a South Carolina Historical Marker at the Beth Shalom Cemetery Sunday, January 15 from 2– 3: 30 p. m. Free tours of the cemetery were given after the dedication with state archaeologist Jonathan Leader.read more
- Investigators said DNA analysis proved that a teenager who was raised as Alexis Manigo was the same person who had been kidnapped from a hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., in 1998.
- The monument, in the Beaufort, S.C., area, is a cluster of sites dedicated to emancipated slaves’ achievements during Reconstruction.
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- By Cathy CobbsNOTE: This article is part of an ongoing series about the journey of ordinary people to overcome adversity.“Never quit. Never stop. Not today. Not ever.”read more
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- Monday morning started out like any other day at Columbia’s Jewish Community Center in Northeast Columbia. Classes were going on from body pump to yoga and people were on the treadmills and working out with trainers.read more
- A jury will decide whether Dylann S. Roof, a white supremacist who killed nine black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., should be put to death.
- Dylann S. Roof was found guilty of 33 counts in connection with the June 17, 2015, massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Nine people died.
- Meryl Streep called Donald Trump out for making fun of a disabled reporter. Times coverage of her speech seemed to let him off the hook.
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