Damaging winds and hail tore across the county on Monday, May 4. Quarter and larger sized hail along with tornado watches and warnings until 4:15pm. Dominion Energy reported that more than 4200 were without power due to the storms. Stoney Pointe neighborhood in Chapin received high winds and bringing downContinue Reading

Celebrate Freedom Foundation held a ribbon-cutting on Tuesday, May 4 at their facility in the Columbia Metro Airport. The Lexington Chamber of Commerce welcomed CFF as a new member of their organization and guests from all around the Midlands were in attendance. Fellow co-workers, along with veterans and students, watchedContinue Reading

By Al Dozier Students in Lexington-Richland District 5 will no longer be required to wear face masks in school. In response to increasing pressure from parents throughout the district, the board voted to drop the mask requirement beginning May 10. Students will still have the option to wear masks ifContinue Reading

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has announced it is moving forward with awarding a contract to begin the first phase of the $1.7 billion Carolina Crossroads project. The Carolina Crossroads project in its entirety is planned to provide a safer and modern interchange design for the infamous MalfunctionContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five students have won awards in the annual SC Economics Challenge. The SC Economics Challenge is a state-wide competition open to high school students in grades 9-12. There are two divisions, Adam Smith for AP/IB students, and David Ricardo for on-level Economics students. School District Five studentsContinue Reading

Midlands Gives is an excellent way for members of the community to support many non-profits and help supply services and opportunities for our citizens. Special contribution matching days and promotions will be aired throughout the Midlands Gives program beginning Tuesday, May 4. Friends of Fisher House Columbia are working tirelessly to campaignContinue Reading

By Mike DuBose None of us are guaranteed another day on Earth. About 325,000 Americans die annually of sudden heart attacks, including 10,000 young people, according to the American Heart Association. Though it may sound eerie, I have been planning to die for 30 years by working with knowledgeable expertsContinue Reading

The Chairman of the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) Board of Directors was determined not to miss his shot. Derrick Huggins was anxiously awaiting his turn to receive his COVID-19 vaccination. April 23 Huggins rode one of The COMET’s fixed route buses from COMET Central to the PrismaContinue Reading

President Joe Biden announced the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has extended the special enrollment period through August 15, giving consumers under 65 years old another opportunity to enroll in health coverage. Another COVID-19 stimulus bill passed not long after the announcement, giving consumers more savings to use towardContinue Reading