Most families aren’t prepared for the unexpected death of a loved one. About 10,000 of the 325,000 Americans who die of sudden cardiac arrest annually are young adults, according to the American Heart Association. In addition, 40,000 people of all ages suffered unplanned, deadly traffic accidents in 2018. A closeContinue Reading

The start of the New Year means the countdown begins for Richland County businesses to renew their business licenses. All County business licenses expired December 31. The deadline to renew without incurring penalties is March 15. Every business needs a business license to operate legally, including home-based businesses. “Business licensesContinue Reading

By Mike DuBose Unexpected severe weather can wreak havoc on homes, businesses, cars, and lives. We saw this firsthand a few years back when arctic blasts struck South Carolina’s Midlands with freezing temperatures, ice, sleet, strong winds, and snow. More than 30,000 homes were without power for 5+ days, andContinue Reading

Dominion Energy South Carolina is offering its residential electric customers an opportunity to turn their old, secondary refrigerators and/or freezers into cash through their Appliance Recycling Program. As a bonus, customers who schedule their pick-up to take place between October 15 and December 31 will automatically be entered to winContinue Reading

DAV and RecruitMilitary are joining forces to attract, hire and retain military veterans and military spouses in the Columbia area September 19 at the USC Alumni Center from 11 am – 3 pm. This is a free hiring event for veterans, transitioning military personnel, National Guard members, Reserve members and militaryContinue Reading

The Richland County Office of Small Business Opportunity is holding an all-day networking event for local businesses. Connecting Small Businesses to Financing and Contracting Opportunities will be 9 am – 3 pm this Wednesday, September 11 at Richland School District 2’s Institute of Innovation (R2i2) and is part of theContinue Reading

South Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company (SCFBMIC) recently contracted with Denny Blalock to serve as an agent in the Chapin office located at 1409 Chapin Road. Blalock graduated from Lexington High School. He went on to attend the University of South Carolina. “I worked in customer service for theContinue Reading

Keep the Midlands Beautiful (KMB) recently received a $5,000 Keep America Beautiful/UPS Community Tree and Recovery Tree Planting Grant for the soon-to-open Saluda Riverwalk. The grant is one of 12 grants from The UPS Foundation that have been provided to Keep America Beautiful affiliates in 2019. Keep the Midlands BeautifulContinue Reading