by Anna Wicker “Take a picture of me running while I still can Mama! Take a picture of me now while I still have my long brown hair because in a month from now, I won’t have any.” My dear friend, role model and inspiration, Haley Hughes, is more thanContinue Reading

The United States Tennis Association of South Carolina is coordinating a statewide Holiday Tennis Racquet Drive, in which people can drop off new and lightly used adult and junior racquets at participating facilities. Anyone can donate racquets. The deadline is January 15. The equipment will go to people in need,Continue Reading

By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Yamaha Rightwaters pro Davy Hite, an ESPN2 angling expert and two-time Bassmaster Angler of the Year, will again join Global expedition leader and S.C. Floodwater Commission Chair Tom Mullikin for next year’s 500-mile South Carolina Seven (SC7) expedition. Hite will also participate in a meet-and-greetContinue Reading

Miss Gamecock 2021 Callie Farrell will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross January 7 from 10 am to 3 pm at the American Red Cross Donation Center located at 2751 Bull Street, Columbia. For more information or to make an appointment to donate email [email protected] orContinue Reading

Matti Evans was your typical 15 year old teenager enjoying sports like cross-country, baseball and track at Dreher High School. This was a young man with no previous health issues and heading into some of the best times of his life. Then it all came to a halt on JuneContinue Reading

Columbia Children’s Theatre (CCT) is offering 10 new after school classes beginning January 25 and running through April 2. Registration is now open. There is a $25 Early Bird discount available through December 31. Details and registration can be found at www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com/after-school-programs CCT offers classes for ages 3 years oldContinue Reading

The Clemson Alumni Association recently honored Robyn Twine Nieri of Columbia with the designation of Honorary Alumna of Clemson University. The distinction of Honorary Alum is a special recognition intended for steadfast Tiger supporters whose “blood runs orange” but who never attended Clemson. Nieri graduated with a Child Development andContinue Reading

After two fires, years of deterioration and three years of getting government approvals, the Babcock Building in the BullStreet District is being renovated and construction work has begun. The most visible and recognized part of the building, the cupola that was destroyed by fire, will be replicated. The last majorContinue Reading

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is kicking off earlier than ever before in the upstate and midlands of South Carolina. Beginning December 15 cookie customers can order the Toast-Yay. alongside other favorites like Thin Mints and Caramel deLites. Though social distancing measures may keep families and friends apart, cookie customersContinue Reading

The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announced a driver who is employed by their subcontractor, RATP Dev USA, Inc., tested positive December 17 for the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. The driver last worked Tuesday and operated routes 501/55, bus unit 803. The driver will self-quarantine for 14Continue Reading

Keep the Midlands Beautiful will be holding its annual Grinding of the Greens Christmas Tree Recycling December 26 – January 9. Drop-off locations are in Lexington and Richland Counties. For a complete list of Christmas Tree Drop-off locations in call 803-733-1139 or visit www.keepthemidlandsbeautiful.org. Free mulch from the recycled ChristmasContinue Reading