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Richland finishes Bluff Road widening

University of South Carolina football fans got a small surprise when they arrive at Williams-Brice Stadium for the first home game September 16. There they’ll discover that Bluff Road, between Rosewood Drive and George Rogers Boulevard, [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: Government|0 Comments

County to cover costs of dependent health coverage

Richland County Council is taking steps to lessen the burden of rising health costs for County employees with dependents. Council approved a recommendation from the County Administrator’s Office to absorb additional dependent premiums for employees, [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Categories: Government|Tags: |0 Comments

James Smith launches website

James Smith, a husband, father of 4, soldier, legislator, attorney and small business owner,  has launched a website to gather support and input from South Carolinians as he considers a run for governor. The website [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Becoming REAL ID ready now more convenient

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) is has announced a more convenient way for South Carolina residents to confirm if the documents needed to order and buy a REAL ID driver’s license online [...]

By |September 19th, 2017|Categories: Government|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|Categories: Government|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|Categories: Government|Tags: |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|Categories: Government|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Beware of phony hurricane charities

In response to the devastation of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, many South Carolinians are searching for ways to help victims. Secretary of State Mark Hammond advises consumers to be on the lookout for fake charities [...]

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

Comptroller to publish gas tax spending

S.C. Comptroller Richard Eckstrom says his office has spent recent months developing procedures to track revenues generated by the new road-funding law -- which raises the gas tax and vehicle registration fees -- and post [...]

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

For James Smith, 9/11 has special meaning

The annual September 11th observance holds special meaning for one area lawmaker. Rep. James Smith, whose S.C. House district stretches from Northwest Richland and the St. Andrews area to downtown Columbia, has fought the Taliban [...]

By |September 11th, 2017|Categories: Military, Politics|0 Comments