Dr. Tom Mullikin, chairman of the S.C. Floodwater Commission, is pictured here with academics from Columbia International University (CIA), members of Malvern Hill Baptist Church in Camden, and Global Eco Adventures (GEA) during SCUBA training in Columbia, Saturday, Dec. 4. “The dive training we’re conducting for this group of religiousContinue Reading

For the fifth straight holiday season, Richland County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) challenges residents to help the division Stuff an Ambulance with toys, clothing and other items for children. The annual toy drive benefits Richland County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), a national award-winning advocacy program that trains volunteers toContinue Reading

Are you an avid gardener willing to share your knowledge of gardening with others or are you someone who wants to participate in growing fresh vegetables and fruits in a community garden? If you answered yes to either of those questions, the Ballentine Community Center is starting a community garden.Continue Reading

Due to decreasing numbers of coronavirus cases across the state, the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) is changing the way it offers regular driver’s license (Class D) road tests. As of November 15 the SCDMV will return to performing in-car road tests for regular licenses at all branchContinue Reading

VA benefits counseling available The Department of Veterans Affairs Columbia Regional Office Columbia Regional Office Home (va.gov) is encouraging the public to take advantage of all opportunities to speak with a Veterans Benefits Administration counselor either over the phone or in person. COVID-19 guidelines are being followed to include wearingContinue Reading

Congressman Joe Wilson issued the following statement: “I was saddened to hear of the passing of former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole today. “A great American hero and statesman, Bob Dole gallantly served his country in the Second World War, where he was severely wounded trying to help a comradeContinue Reading

Chapin Garden Club recently received a $250 grant from Espoma Garden Products. To secure the grant, members were invited to tour Cold Creek Nurseries in Aiken. Cold Creek Nurseries has been in business since 1977. They pride themselves on being a full-service nursery, providing advice, plants, and supplies to meetContinue Reading

A Lexington-Richland School District Five librarian has been named the School Librarian of the Year for the Midlands region by the South Carolina Association of School Librarians (SCASL). Rachel DiMaria serves as the Media Specialist at Lake Murray Elementary School. She will now compete to become the South Carolina LibrarianContinue Reading