Retired Richland County deputy sheriffs and others making deliveries By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Saint David’s Episcopal Church in Northeast Columbia provided 80 Thanksgiving dinners for seniors across Columbia and the Midlands, Mon., Nov. 23, with approximately 35 percent of the senior recipients being shut-ins, though nearly all are erringContinue Reading

We have so much to be thankful for and to celebrate this Thanksgiving Day including the Pilgrims that landed at Plymouth Rock with and uncertainty of their fate. May this Thanksgiving Day be one of care and love and putting a bridle on our bias and hate:and we need toContinue Reading

What should the future of public transit look like in the Central Midlands region? The COMET wants the community to help decide by responding to two concepts of what a new bus network could look like. Both concepts show how The COMET bus network could be run differently within itsContinue Reading

Continuing an annual holiday tradition, Richland County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is putting out a call for residents to help “Stuff an Ambulance” with toys, clothing and other items for disadvantaged children. This marks the fourth year for EMS’s toy drive, and the third year the effort will benefit RichlandContinue Reading

Shop for a Christmas tree, browse holiday décor, snap a photo in front of a holiday tractor and sleigh, and buy some seasonal Certified SC Grown produce as the South Carolina State Farmers Market celebrates the holiday season. A Country Christmas will be held this Sunday, November 29, from 1Continue Reading

Admission will be free at state parks in South Carolina this Friday, November 27, as the Park Service joins the national #OptOutside initiative. The promotion, sponsored by REI, encourages people to spend some time in the great outdoors the day after Thanksgiving. “State parks are some of the most beautifulContinue Reading

Project Unity USA along with The Rivervettes of Columbia will host the second SC First Responders Day event on November 21 at Dutch Square Mall Parking Lot in Columbia, from noon to 4:30 pm. Masks are required. All Corvette owners and clubs that wish to participate contact Bruce A. TrezevantContinue Reading

Keep the Midlands Beautiful will be holding an Adopt-A-Highway & Adopt-A-Street Cleanup this Saturday, November 21. Volunteers will be removing litter from roads throughout Lexington, Richland Counties and the City of Columbia If you are driving throughout the Midlands and you see litter pick-up in progress signs or volunteers inContinue Reading

Reggie Sullivan will return to the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College this Saturday, November 21 from 4 – 6 pm to host a drive-in concert event featuring Kanika Moore (vocals), Sean Higgins Jr. (piano), Devin Fuller (drums), and Charlton Singleton (trumpet) from the South Carolina Grammy-winning band, Ranky Tanky.Continue Reading

Families and friends can fill up their cars for a festive ride through a wonderland of colorful light displays and animated scenes during Holiday Lights on the River. Beginning November 24 and running nightly through December 31, see colorful lights, dancing trees, and much more as Saluda Shoals Park isContinue Reading