Record-setting Sheriff’s Department welcomes holiday shoppers in northeast Columbia By W. Thomas Smith Jr. FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott and deputies with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) – primarily RCSD’s command staff and members of RCSD’s Community Action Team – were outContinue Reading

Chabad of South Carolina is organizing a public Hanukkah menorah lighting event with massive a 12-foot menorah on the Gervais Street side of the State House, this Monday, December 11 at 6 pm. The event will feature an array of state and community leaders including Governor Henry McMaster, Mayor DanielContinue Reading

$18,000 distributed to 18 groups during December In a heartwarming initiative during the festive season, Southern Paw Partners, Inc., operating as Thrifty Paws Boutique in West Columbia, S.C., is spreading joy and support to animal rescue organizations in the Midlands. Throughout December, 18 deserving animal rescue groups will each receiveContinue Reading

The enchanting 2023 Christmas Light Boat Parade illuminated Lake Murray on Saturday, December 2, drawing crowds to the brim at the Lake Murray Dam Public Park in Lexington. Spectators eagerly gathered to witness the dazzling display of 20 festively adorned boats, signaling the onset of the holiday season. The SpiritContinue Reading

Tis the season at Columbia Metropolitan Airport, and the festive spirit is in full swing! The airport team is delighted to bring holiday joy to all passengers with a heartwarming kickoff event for the season. The celebration, last night, was a merry affair filled with delightful activities. Passengers and visitorsContinue Reading

The Historic Melrose Art in the Yard will once again welcome artists and artisans to show and sell their original work in the downtown Columbia neighborhood. The event will be held December 3 from 1 to 5 pm with art and food at a family friendly event. Historic Melrose ArtContinue Reading

From November 13 – December 12, the Midlands Gaming Coalition (MGC) will be holding its annual Toy Drive for MUSC’s Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital. There will be drop off locations around Columbia including every McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates office, and The Side Deck in Lexington. Gamez Block is offering 10Continue Reading