By Jay Kilmartin State House District 85 On December 8, I proudly took the oath of office on the floor of the House of Representatives. When I campaigned to represent District 85, I had no idea an additional oath was required in order to serve. I really don’t know howContinue Reading

Columbia Parking Services has announced a new cashless payment method – ParkHub. Parking Services will migrate to this process for all paid parking events. A service fee will apply to all transactions. For more information on parking in the City of Columbia and to view all of the parking facilities,Continue Reading

Chair Volleyball is a fun physical activity for players with all abilities and activity levels, wheelchair bound to the regularly active. Regular participation in this activity can increase flexibility and stamina. The Ballentine Community Center is looking for participants to form teams. If this sounds like something you would beContinue Reading

Kimberly “Kim” Ann Lipsey Mitchell, 50, of Little Mountain, died Sunday, January 15, 2023. Born on March 27, 1972, in Greenwood, she was a daughter of Mary Lunell Davenport Lipsey and the late Clyde Douglas Lipsey. She was a 1990 graduate of the Mid Carolina High School and worked forContinue Reading

A Vietnam War Biography by Col. William P. Collier Jr., U.S. Army (Retired) BOOK REVIEW by W. Thomas Smith Jr. THERE ARE MEN WHO ARE SAID TO BE GREAT, though most of those “said to be great” are only penultimately exceptional. Then there are truly great men in the purestContinue Reading

Since November 1, Rapid Shelter Columbia has been in full operation. In addition to the overflow center to shelter people from colder weather, 50 individual pallet units were built to provide temporary housing for the chronically unsheltered. As of today, all of the 50 pallets designated for homeless individuals areContinue Reading

H. E. Corley Elementary School teacher Brandi Floyd-Francis and 5th grader Rachel Gutierrez have been named the Irmo Chamber of Commerce’s Student and Teacher of the Month. “Rachel’s teacher describes her as an awesome leader who is involved in numerous leadership roles in our school including Safety Patrol and StudentContinue Reading

In response to the evolving addiction crisis that is impacting communities throughout South Carolina, South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) Director Sara Goldsby and Governor Henry McMaster has announced a new partnership involving the state’s three research universities that will improve the state’s ability toContinue Reading

By Sarah Ostergaard Did you know that South Carolina offers free, public residential high schools focused on rigorous academics and professional achievement for students in any part of the state? These are called SC Governor’s Schools and there are three: the SC Governor’s School for Agriculture at John de laContinue Reading