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Pediatrician says,  
Pediatrician says, "Marry short women."
12/12/2008

The Columbia Star / STPNS
Columbia, South Carolina (STPNS)- If you plan to live a long life, you should expect to develop Osteoporosis. This isn't a disease you catch, but what happens to your bones based on your ancestry, gender, lifestyle, and age. The older you get, the more fragile your bones will become, and the more fractures you will likely have?espe... View

 
Briefs
12/05/2008

The Columbia Star / STPNS
Columbia, South Carolina (STPNS)- Home prices Among the 20 markets tracked by the Standard & Poor's/Case- Shiller Home Price Index, the Dallas home prices fell the least in September compared to the same month last year, 2.7 percent. Next to Dallas was Charlotte with a price drop of 3.5 percent. In the same group of 20 cities, Phoe... View

Tree crushes roof on Meadow Street  
Tree crushes roof on Meadow Street
12/05/2008

The Columbia Star / STPNS
Columbia, South Carolina (STPNS)- immy and Susan Martin did not hear the thunderous boom at their home Saturday, November 29, 2008. The couple was spending Thanksgiving weekend at the beach.... View

 
Columbia wins bike friendly award
11/14/2008

The Columbia Star / STPNS
Columbia, South Carolina (STPNS)- Columbia is the second city in the state of South Carolina to receive the prestigious designation of Bicycle Friendly Community.... View

Dreher High School student makes perfect score on ACT  
Dreher High School student makes perfect score on ACT
11/14/2008

The Columbia Star / STPNS
Columbia, South Carolina (STPNS)- Dreher High School student Noah Fram knows a little about perfection. The senior made a perfect 36 score on the ACT, a national college admission and placement exam comparable to the SAT.... View

Man brings awareness to Ronald McDonald Houses  
Man brings awareness to Ronald McDonald Houses
11/07/2008

The Columbia Star / STPNS
Columbia, South Carolina (STPNS)- Tommy Neeson, a 39 year- old resident of Virginia Beach, has set off on a 2300 mile run from Bangor, Maine to Miami, Florida to raise awareness for the Ronald McDonald Houses he will visit along the way. His route will take him through the Eastern United States with visits to 75 Ronald McDonald Hou... View

 
Columbia City Council meets November 5, 2008
11/07/2008

The Columbia Star / STPNS
Columbia, South Carolina (STPNS)- Columbia City Council convened Wednesday morning, November 5, at 9 in City Hall. All council members were present: Kirkman Finlay III, Tameika Isaac Devine, E.W. Cromartie, Mayor Bob Coble, Sam Davis, Daniel Rickenmann, and Beverly Gergel.... View

Fort Jackson holds dedication for new national cemetery  
Fort Jackson holds dedication for new national cemetery
10/30/2008

The Columbia Star / STPNS
Columbia, South Carolina (STPNS)- On Sunday, October 26, Fort Jackson held a dedication ceremony for their new national cemetery. Hundreds of residents attended, including many veterans, to celebrate the occasion.... View

Toxic waste concerns Lower Richland residents  
Toxic waste concerns Lower Richland residents
10/30/2008

The Columbia Star / STPNS
Columbia, South Carolina (STPNS)- Residents in Lower Richland are upset over a new landfill being built by the SCE&G Wateree plant. Their main concern is that the landfill is just another place for the power plant to dispose of its wastes. The water that is being released from the currently- used waste ponds drains into the Wateree... View

45 Years. Three Generations. Just the beginning?  
45 Years. Three Generations. Just the beginning?
10/24/2008

The Columbia Star / STPNS
Columbia, South Carolina (STPNS)- The name The Columbia Star has been synonymous with Columbia's local publishing industry since 1998; however, the history of this community newspaper can actually be traced back over 45 years to October 24, 1963, when Miller Montgomery, and Harold and Mary Booker published the first issue of The St... View

 
Briefs
10/17/2008

The Columbia Star / STPNS
Columbia, South Carolina (STPNS)- No shareholder vote for now... View

Isabel Sparkman has taught piano lessons for 40 years  
Isabel Sparkman has taught piano lessons for 40 years
10/22/2008

The Columbia Star / STPNS
Columbia, South Carolina (STPNS)- Stephanie Norris, high school piano student, with her teacher, Isabel Sparkman... View

Green is good for business  
Green is good for business
10/10/2008

The Columbia Star / STPNS
Columbia, South Carolina (STPNS)- The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce and the Public Works Department of the City of Columbia sponsored an all-day affair at the convention center on Lincoln Street, Green is Good for Business, Tuesday, October 7, 2008. This was the second annual such conference, and it drew more people than las... View

Thirty- something speaks  
Thirty- something speaks
10/10/2008

The Columbia Star / STPNS
Columbia, South Carolina (STPNS)- I had the pleasure of living with my granddad, Miller Montgomery, for four months back in 1993. He passed away a few years later. I was so grateful for that special time I had gotten with him, but I can't say it didn't come without a few amusing moments.... View

The truth about South Carolina's banks  
The truth about South Carolina's banks
10/03/2008

The Columbia Star / STPNS
Columbia, South Carolina (STPNS)- Everyone knows fear can make a person do strange things. Watching the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunge is enough to set anyone's nerves on edge. Amid the financial and political fallout, there is one thing that is easy to understand: South Carolina banks are safe and sound, and they are still th... View

Giant grows in Forest Acres  
Giant grows in Forest Acres
10/03/2008

The Columbia Star / STPNS
Columbia, South Carolina (STPNS)- Eight- year- old Sarah Porter grew a sweet potato in her backyard in Forest Acres. The monstrosity weighed seven pounds, and was eight inches long and 17 inches around.... View

St. John's Episcopal Church Congaree celebrates 150 years  
St. John's Episcopal Church Congaree celebrates 150 years
09/19/2008

The Columbia Star / STPNS
Columbia, South Carolina (STPNS)- Over the past century and a half, new names have been added to those of the Westons, the Adamses, the Hopkinses, and other founding members at St. John's Episcopal Congaree. They share some of the fond recollections which abound among this close- knit Christian community.... View

 
Standing on the Shoulders of Many
08/29/2008

The Columbia Star / STPNS
Columbia, South Carolina (STPNS)- At the 30th anniversary of Jubilee,... View

Society toasts Columbia's aviation pioneer  
Society toasts Columbia's aviation pioneer
08/29/2008

The Columbia Star / STPNS
Columbia, South Carolina (STPNS)- On August 25, 2008, at 12:46 pm, members of the Paul Rinaldo Redfern Aviation Society (PRRAS) raised their glasses in a toast to Columbian Paul Redfern. Exactly 81 years prior to the toast, Redfern became the first aviator to solo across the Caribbean Sea. He left from Brunswick, Ga., and headed fo... View

Sportsarama kicks off high school football season  
Sportsarama kicks off high school football season
08/22/2008

The Columbia Star / STPNS
Columbia, South Carolina (STPNS)- With eight schools, bands, cheerleading squads, and favorable weather, the 48th annual Sertoma Sportsarama took over Memorial Stadium on August 16. After canceling the 2007 edition due to temperatures well over 100 degrees, this year's Sportsarama was held in the evening to keep everyone comfortabl... View