Retired Richland County deputy sheriffs and others making deliveries By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Saint David’s Episcopal Church in northeast Columbia provided 65 Thanksgiving dinners for seniors across Columbia and the Midlands, Wed., Nov. 17, with approximately 35 percent of the senior recipients being shut-ins, though nearly all are erringContinue Reading

The Richland County Recreation Commission’s Board elected new officers during its meeting on November 1. New Chair, and outgoing Vice-Chair Donzetta Lindsay, was unanimously elected as the new Chair of the board and replacing outgoing Chair, Robert Lapin. Donzetta Lindsay retired from the Federal Government in 2012 with 40 yearsContinue Reading

Staff from Richland County’s EMS team recently were recognized for saving the life of a 17-year-old. EMS staff performed CPR when the teenager went into cardiac arrest.  Cpl. Theresa Douglass, EMT Nathan Miller, Lt. Andrew Fowler and two firefighters from the Columbia-Richland Fire Department were presented with the Phoenix AwardContinue Reading

Multi-agency collaboration aids in thwarting violent criminal activity in central S.C. By W. Thomas Smith Jr. For the past several years, the multi-agency Midlands Gang Task Force (MGTF) in central South Carolina has been aggressively and successfully disrupting and dismantling illegal gangs operating throughout the capital city of Columbia andContinue Reading

For Chanda Cooper, conservation education analyst with the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (RSWCD), a career path in the environmental field proved to be a natural fit. Cooper was recently recognized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for being among the first class of Ernest F. HollingsContinue 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 The upcomingContinue Reading