The Social Security Administration has expanded online services for residents of South Carolina through its my Social Security portal at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, announced that residents can use the portal for many replacement Social Security number (SSN) card requests. This will allow people to replace theirContinue Reading

The House Legislative Oversight Committee has scheduled a meeting August 13, 2019, at 10 am in Room 110, Blatt Building to receive public input about the Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services; Department of Education; Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services; Secretary of State’s Office; and South CarolinaContinue Reading

The Lexington County Land Development Division has released a report outlining the progress made in mitigating the potential flooding hazards throughout the county. The report lists 22 action items identified by county officials and residents and published in the 2017 Floodplain Management Plan as important steps in addressing how theContinue Reading

Richland County Stormwater Management is partnering with Columbia Water, One Columbia and a local artist on a storm drain public art project. The art project is part of the “Drains Aren’t Dumps” storm drain marking campaign that kicked off July 12. The campaign will bring attention to the harmful effectsContinue Reading

South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond has announced $2.5 million will be distributed to cancer centers across the country as a result of a multi-state enforcement action against sham cancer charities. The $2.5 million was recovered through settlements of a landmark lawsuit against four affiliated sham charities – theContinue Reading

For the third consecutive year, South Carolina’s Motor Fuel User Fee, which helps support road, bridge, and infrastructure work in South Carolina, will increase from $0.20 to $0.22 per gallon beginning July 1. The increase is part of the South Carolina Infrastructure and Economic Development Reform Act passed by theContinue Reading

By now many of you have heard the devastating news of long time Chapin business, Ellett Brothers, closing their doors. In light of this unfortunate news, the Town of Chapin and the Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce have partnered to put together the Chapin Job Fair. The event will beContinue Reading

The Richland County Assessor’s Office has completed its 2019 countywide reassessment and anticipates mailing out reassessment notices at the end of the month. In accordance with state law, a reassessment is conducted every five years to ensure all real property is valued fairly. Richland County has 173,700 parcels of realContinue Reading

Followers of today’s political news are treated to plenty of fireworks, fanfare and theatrics. There’s talk of contempt charges and constitutional crises, of tariffs and of the emergence of socialism in American politics. Presidential candidates are making grand promises and are ratcheting up the rhetoric as they elbow for theContinue Reading