First responders host sixth annual joint-agency blood drive

  May 14, 2021

Richland County deputies, Columbia Police officers, and Columbia firefighters compete for most blood donor votes in the annual drive By W. Thomas Smith Jr. The Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD),…

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POWERPLANTSC ‘After Action’ Q&A

  May 6, 2021

Five Questions for S.C. Floodwater Commission Chairman Tom Mullikin By Alex Junes-Ward Less than two weeks after the statewide tree-planting effort, POWERPLANTSC, in which some 3.4-million loblolly pine tree seeds…

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County calls for input on rewritten Land Development Code

  May 6, 2021

A draft of Richland County’s revamped Land Development Code (LDC) is available for public review, and residents will soon have several opportunities to comment on the new policies before the code…

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SCDOR busts 10 common tax myths

  May 5, 2021

Taxes can seem confusing and complicated, leaving room for misconceptions and myths to pop up – especially during tax season. The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) wants you to…

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County seeks public input on federal grant spending

  May 4, 2021

A virtual public hearing Wednesday, May 19 will allow residents to give input on an end-of-year report that details Richland County’s use of federal funding to aid low-to-moderate-income residents. The Consolidated…

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SCDOR busts 10 common tax myths

  May 4, 2021

Taxes can seem confusing and complicated, leaving room for misconceptions and myths to pop up – especially during tax season. The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) wants you to…

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City of Columbia opens first parklet

  May 3, 2021

The City of Columbia is celebrating the addition of our first public parklet, an outdoor space placed in a parking space with public seating for all to use! The addition…

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Outdoor Book Sale at Irmo Library May 15

  May 3, 2021

Have you missed browsing the shelves or your local library or book store?  The Friends of the Irmo Branch Library have an opportunity for you to get out of the…

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SCDOT moves forward with Carolina Crossroads Phase 1

  May 1, 2021

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) announced that it is moving forward with awarding a contract to begin the first phase of the $1.7 billion Carolina Crossroads project in…

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USACE pilot project to begin around Folly Beach

  April 29, 2021

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District will soon begin a pilot project along the northeast end of Folly Beach. This new approach will take sand from the Folly…

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First Look at 2020 Census Data

  April 28, 2021

On Monday, April 26th some initial data from the 2020 census was released. That data had to be completed to meet legislative deadlines for apportionment. According to the census.gov website,…

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Language tool expands Rental Assistance Program’s outreach

  April 28, 2021

Richland County is making it easier for non-English-speaking renters who lost income because of COVID-19 to register for financial assistance. The County’s website, www.richlandcountysc.gov, includes a language support tool to help…

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“Capital Project Sales Tax” Starts May 1

  April 28, 2021

When Laurens County residents went to the polls on November 3, 2020 the Capital Project Sales Tax (CPST) Referendum that was on the ballot passed with overwhelming support. A total…

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City implements “Spring Forward Amnesty Program”

  April 26, 2021

The City of Columbia Municipal Court will be implementing a “Spring Forward Amnesty Program” every Friday in May.  This program will allow citizens with outstanding bench warrants and other penalties…

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Text-to-911 available to Lexington County residents

  April 22, 2021

Lexington County Emergency Services is pleased to announce the successful launch of Text-to-911 service. The County’s Text-to-911 uses the latest state-of-the-art technology allowing hearing- and speech-impaired residents, as well as…

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Lexington County detention lieutenant wins statewide award

  April 21, 2021

A lieutenant who serves in the Lexington County Detention Center has been recognized by the South Carolina Jail Administrators Association as the state’s top detention supervisor. Lt. Travis Felder has…

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Councilmembers team up to help distribute COVID-19 vaccine

  April 21, 2021

Richland County Councilmembers Gretchen Barron, Jesica Mackey, Derrek Pugh and Overture Walker are partnering with statewide elected officials to hold three vaccine clinics later this month in Northeast Richland. The…

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Millions in rental assistance funding still available

  April 21, 2021

County advises eligible renters, landlords to complete application2qa fully, accurately Renters in Richland County who lost income because of COVID-19 need to know two things: financial help is available to…

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Billboards to spotlight Fair Housing Month in Richland County

  April 20, 2021

With April celebrated as National Fair Housing Month, Richland County has teamed up with nearby governments on a billboard campaign to increase awareness of housing discrimination. National Fair Housing Month…

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Berkeley County mails assessment notices to property owners

  April 19, 2021

Assessment notices for Berkeley County property owners were mailed on April 16, 2021. These notices will only go out to citizens who experienced a change in property value or assessment for…

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Gov. Henry McMaster, Admin Executive Director Marcia Adams and SCDVA Sec. William Grimsley announce upcoming Veterans Virtual Career Fair

  April 19, 2021

Governor Henry McMaster was joined by South Carolina Department of Administration (Admin) Executive Director Marcia Adams and South Carolina Department of Veterans’ Affairs (SCDVA) Secretary William Grimsley to announce the…

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