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Richland County Sheriff names first female Deputy Chief

On April 2, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced the promotion of Roxana Meetze to Deputy Chief, making her the first female to achieve the rank at the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. Meetze will be [...]

By |April 5th, 2018|Announcements, Sheriff's Report|0 Comments

Veteran Resource Fair

The South Carolina Veterans Advocacy Council is sponsoring a free event in April, which veterans may gather information and be able to interact with invited organizations about issues that are important to them and their families. [...]

By |March 16th, 2018|Events, Military|0 Comments

The Force is strong with Dr. Jernigan

Dr. Chris Jernigan and his Team were at it again!  They hosted screenings of the highly anticipated new movie, Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Saturday, December 16th at Regal Theaters in the Village at [...]

By |January 25th, 2018|Business|0 Comments

Richland County announces board vacancies

Richland County residents can take active roles with local government by applying to serve on one of several boards, committees and commissions. “We value the input, consideration, recommendations and time and energy our board and [...]

By |January 18th, 2018|Government|0 Comments

SCANA pays more than $209 million in taxes

SCANA Corporation and its subsidiaries paid South Carolina counties more than $209 million in property taxes for property assessed in 2017. “These funds are essential to the counties throughout the state,” said Iris Griffin, chief [...]

By |January 18th, 2018|Business|0 Comments

Volunteers needed to prepare free tax returns

Columbia’s working poor need help with the completion of their annual tax returns. For many, the tax return, with its earned income and childcare credits, is a roadblock to receiving a much-needed tax refund that [...]

By |November 24th, 2017|Non Profit|0 Comments

Museum offers family astronomy workshops

The State Museum is offering a new series of workshops November 18; January 20 and February 24 from 5 pm until 8 pm The workshops are designed for anyone looking to buy a telescope or [...]

By |November 24th, 2017|Entertainment, Events|0 Comments

Last beam placed at top of new patient care tower

Lexington Medical Center’s clinical expansion project reached an important milestone November 9 with a topping out ceremony. This significant event occurs when the last beam is placed atop a structure during its construction. The top [...]

By |November 24th, 2017|Health|0 Comments

EdVenture Holiday Schedule

EdVenture has announced its schedule of events and programs that highlight the holiday season and offer guests ways to celebrate. All events and programs are free with museum admission unless indicated. Specific times vary. Visit Edventure.org for [...]

By |November 24th, 2017|Entertainment, Events|0 Comments

Volunteers needed to serve on boards and commissions.

The Richland Legislative Delegation's Application Review Committee, chaired by Representative Joe McEachem, will be accepting applications from persons who wish to serve as volunteers on the following: Richland/Lexington Airport Commission, Columbia Area Mental Health Board, [...]

By |November 24th, 2017|Government|0 Comments