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

Online registration for the 2021-22 school year is now available in Lexington-Richland School District Five. School District Five parents and guardians of returning students are asked to log in to Registration Gateway to verify and/or update their student’s information by visiting update.lexrich5.org, using the log in information provided in aContinue 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

Four Lexington-Richland School District Five educators have qualified to become South Carolina Financial Literacy Master Teachers. Launched in January 2020, this innovative program was designed to increase the number of teachers incorporating personal finance education into their classrooms across the K-12 spectrum. Patera Eskew-Martin (Dutch Fork Elementary), Angela McGregor (IrmoContinue Reading