Hire Me SC — a statewide workforce development campaign to increase employment outcomes for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities — has launched a free online resource for families of people with disabilities. The employment gap between those with disabilities in South Carolina compared to those without is 42.2Continue Reading

You can purchase computers, clothes, school supplies, and a variety of other items free of Sales Tax during South Carolina’s annual 72-hour Sales Tax Holiday August 6 – 8. Eligible items can be bought online and in-store without paying the state’s 6 percent Sales Tax and any applicable local taxesContinue Reading

Leo’s Pride Foundation, in partnership with Contract Construction, the Saluda Shoals Foundation, and the Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission, will host a Groundbreaking Celebration for the expansion of Leo’s Landing Inclusive Playground August 12 at 10 am at Saluda Shoals Park East, 6071 St. Andrews Road, Columbia. The public is invitedContinue Reading

A series of in-person events beginning this week will help inform Richland County residents about newly rewritten land development regulations before the new rules are finalized. The rules make up the County’s revised Land Development Code (LDC), a draft of which is available for public review at weplantogether.org. The upcomingContinue Reading

The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) has been selected to receive $2,935,190 under Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA’s) Low or No Emission Vehicle Program for Fiscal Year 2021. The grant allows The COMET, which provides service in Richland and Lexington Counties, to buy battery electric and fuel cell busesContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five is encouraging senior citizens to be involved and active in district-sponsored events and activities for the upcoming school year.  The district is again offering Golden Passes to residents who will be 60-years-old or older during the 2021-2022 school year. The permanent photo identification card provides freeContinue Reading

An estimated 9,232 children in South Carolina are deaf or hard of hearing and are not identified or receiving appropriate interventions. Beginnings SC is working to change that with the launch of their statewide awareness campaign, “Ready, Set, Screen.” The campaign’s goal is to ensure more children ages birth toContinue Reading

Round Room LLC, the nation’s largest Verizon authorized retailer, announces that its TCC and Wireless Zone stores are donating 140,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children across the U.S. during its ninth annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. Nearly 750 participating TCC and Wireless Zone stores are inviting local familiesContinue Reading

The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers to watch out for schemes peddled by tax promoters, including syndicated conservation easements, abusive micro-captive insurance arrangements and other abusive arrangements. The IRS warns people to be on the lookout for promoters who peddle false hopes of large tax deductions from abusive arrangements.Continue Reading