It’s never too early to start thinking about and preparing for college! To assist parents of elementary through middle school students with this process, Parent Advocates for Gifted Education in Lexington-Richland School District Five (PAGE Five) will host a webinar entitled “How to Plan and Pay for College 101” onContinue Reading

The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announced that a driver who is employed by their subcontractor, RATP Dev USA, Inc., tested positive for the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. The driver operated routes 77 and 6 on Monday, 9/7; Soda Cap 1 on Tuesday, 9/8 and last workedContinue Reading

Mayor Steve Benjamin has launched #MaskUpColumbiaSC campaign to inspire citizens to wear masks and other forms of protective facial coverings. #MaskUpColumbiaSC challenged Columbia citizens of all ages to express their individuality and imaginations by wearing fun and expressive facemasks and then sharing across social media channels and on the newlyContinue Reading

Columbia’s Office of Economic Development has partnered with Black Public Relations Society and local Columbia businesses to host a school supply drive. From now until September 23 community members and organizations can donate. If you would like to donate school supplies for the school drive, visit one of the followingContinue Reading

Columbia’s 2020 Tour of Homes will be held over three weekends in September from 11 am to 6 pm on Saturdays and from 1 pm to 6 pm on Sundays. The annual scattered-site showing will showcase four New Home Communities and 36 new homes September 12-13, 19-20, 26-27. The tourContinue Reading

By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Col. Steve Vitali, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), and his brother Keith Vitali, acclaimed Hollywood actor and world champion martial artist, both received Senate commendations from S.C. Senator Thomas Alexander, Wed., Sept. 2. The awards ceremony was held on the floor of the Senate at theContinue Reading

Today, September 3, Lexington County Public Library (LCPL) branches will begin allowing patrons inside the facilities, offering limited in-person services such as browsing, computers by appointment and mobile printing. The Lexington Main, Irmo and Cayce-West Columbia Branch Libraries will be open to the public Monday – Thursday, 10 am –Continue Reading

The Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center will postpone Dining On The Dam, originally postponed to October 25, to March 28, 2021 from 5 pm to 9 pm. “We value the safety of our guests, participating vendors and the community we call home,” said Angela Klosterman, Chamber Board Chair. “We alsoContinue Reading

The Third Annual Justin Pepper 5K (JP5K) may have a different feel this year, with temperature checks upon arrival and staggered start times for social distancing but The Justin Pepper Foundation will be holding the event this Saturday, September 5, at Palmetto Bone & Joint in Chapin. According to JustinContinue Reading

Paddling for Teachers is a fundraiser to help offset out of pocket expenses that District Five educators face each school year for needed supplies not covered by the district. Jondy and Ken Loveless are sponsoring the event and asking for donations with a goal of $5000. The event is toContinue Reading

By Brig. Gen. (Sheriff) Leon Lott [A version of this story was published Aug. 9, 2020, in the Post & Courier] This year, the S.C. State Guard is celebrating its 350th anniversary. As a legislatively mandated all-volunteer state defense force (SDF or state militia), we are easily one of theContinue Reading