May 27, 2011 RSS feed / Business

Hilton achieves Four Diamond rating

In the United States, hotels are rated for quality by the American Automobile Association. AAA Approved lodging must meet strict quality guidelines relative to cleanliness, comfort, security, and safety. More...

Mast General Store Columbia holds ribbon-cutting ceremony

The Mast General Store held its ribbon cutting ceremony to open its “newest” old location at the corner of Main and Taylor Streets, Wednesday, May 25. More...

Folks about town

Representat ive Bi l l Whi tmi re has been appointed to serve as the newest member of the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee.  Will Schafer, president of Master Automotive in Augusta, Ga. and Aiken, S. C. More...

Richland County hosts Light Bulb Exchange events

Every Saturday in May, Richland County is sponsoring light bulb exchange events at participating Food Lion stores. Residents can bring in four regular household light bulbs and receive four energy efficient compact fluorescent bulbs. More...

Briefs

The past half-century   More...

Large-tract real estate broker rides it out

The Great Recession began in December 2007 and supposedly ended in June 2009, as the economists tell us. But a short survey of local real estate interests might reveal a mistrust with the June 2009 declaration of a definite end. More...

The Third Army brings economic boost

On Friday, May 20, I had the honor of meeting and talking with George Patton Waters, grandson of the legendary World War II General George Patton. As he stood beside a painting of his grandfather, I saw many striking resemblances.  More...

Michelin announces expansion in Lexington County

$200 million investment expected to create 270 new jobs

Gov. Nikki Haley, the South Carolina Department of Commerce and Lexington County recently announced that Michelin will invest another $200 million in its Lexington facility to further expand its tire building capacity. More...

Harvest Hope collects over 72,400 pounds of food during food drive

Harvest Hope Food Bank collected over 72,420 pounds of food in the Columbia area on Saturday, May 14 during the 19th Annual Stamp Out Hunger letter carriers food drive. More...