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About John Griggs

John Griggs is the online editor for The Northeast News. If you have news or events that you want published please contact [email protected]

Local student enrolls at James Madison University

Blythewood resident, William Slagsvol, has enrolled at James Madison University for the fall 2017 semester.Slagsvol's selected major is Sport & Rec Management - BSJames Madison University is excited to welcome the class of 2021 to [...]

By |September 14th, 2017|Announcements|0 Comments

Mother donates supplies, honors son’s life

In honor of the tenth anniversary of the death of her youngest son, Cynthia Byrd decided to take an unfortunate event and use it to support what was most important to him. “Education was important [...]

By |September 14th, 2017|Non Profit|0 Comments

Santa Claus saved by Palmetto Health

Yes, there is a Santa Claus – although there was a time when we very nearly lost him. Mickey Leith takes pride in his annual role as Santa Claus. Every December he dons the red [...]

By |September 13th, 2017|Health|0 Comments

Annual plant and flower festival September 22-24

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture is hosting the 8th annual Midlands Fall Plant & Flower Festival September 22-24 at the State Farmers Market located at 3483 Charleston Highway, West Columbia. With the fall season [...]

By |September 13th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

House Committee to Hold Hearing on Friday

Will receive briefing on Bechtel Report’s content and hear testimony from SCANA/SCE&G executives The House Utility Ratepayer Protection Committee (HURPC) will hold its second hearing this week as the group continues to work towards developing a viable [...]

By |September 13th, 2017|Government|0 Comments

Carolina Business Equipment expands

Carolina Business Equipment (CBE), a Columbia-based IT and print solutions company, continues to develop its presence in the southeast with its acquisition of a Piedmont-area copier and printer service base from S&B Office Supplies and [...]

By |September 11th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

What you can do to protect our waterways

By Karen Jackson Water Resources Agent – Richland County Clemson Extension   Our waterways here in the Midlands are essential to the survival of countless species, including our own. During the summer, we use our [...]

By |September 11th, 2017|Natural Resources|0 Comments

SCDOT to host information meeting on I-20/26/126

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) invites the public to attend the upcoming Reasonable Alternatives Public Information Meeting to provide feedback on improvements for “Malfunction Junction” through the Carolina Crossroads I-20/26/126 Corridor Project. The [...]

By |September 11th, 2017|Government|0 Comments

Richland County partners with ‘Columbia Relief’ for hurricane victims

Richland County is joining the City of Columbia, Lexington County, the University of South Carolina and other community partners to maximize efforts to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey. The Columbia Relief (columbiarelief.org) initiative combines city, [...]

By |September 11th, 2017|Government|0 Comments

B-17 bomber to visit area

The Madras Maiden a restored WWII B-17 "flying fortress" bomber will take to the skies over Columbia this Monday, September 18. The Liberty Foundation’s 2017 Salute to Veterans tour will be arriving in Columbia at the Jim Hamilton- LB Owens Airport, Eagle [...]

By |September 11th, 2017|Events, Military|0 Comments