Pinehurst Community Action group gives out produce

Jason Roland, of the Pinehurst Community Action non-profit group, hands out local organic produce from Pinehurst Farmers Market during a “Get Out The Vote (GOTV)” event held recently at 2020 Hampton Street. For more information, find Pinehurst Farmers Market on Facebook.

RCSD Aviation Unit patrols the skies

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott sits aboard a UH-1H Huey helicopter October 27. The UH-1H is one of nine Richland County Sheriff ’s Department (RCSD) aviation platforms, which also includes an OH-58 Kiowa helicopter, a Cessna 172M fixed-wing aircraft, and six unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones). The RCSD Aviation Unit was conducting a routine patrol operation over central S.C.

Congaree Land Trust announces collaborative conservation of 5,620 acres

Over 5,600 acres east of Fort Jackson Military Base and south of McEntire Joint National Guard Base in Richland County are now conserved thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Congaree Land Trust (CLT), The Conservation Fund, the Army National Guard, and multiple landowners. Now under conservation easement but remaining in private ownership, these four properties—Murray Tract LLC, Willow Lake […]

Author shares stories of S.C. civil rights struggles

Claudia Smith Brinson’s Stories of Struggle: The Clash Over Civil Rights in South Carolina is a contribution to South Carolina’s written history of the people, places, scenes, crimes, social movements, and lawsuits that comprised the civil rights movement in South Carolina from the 1930s to the 1960s. Brinson is a former reporter for The State newspaper and The Columbia Record. […]

Moon Pies

It’s not a criticism; It’s an observation

For some reason, Moon Pies are having a moment. Not sure why this is—anyone who’s ever consumed one knows what they taste like. This particular food craze verifies what I’ve known for decades. Americans are so burned out on fast food and reality TV we’ll fall for anything. The combination of celebrity, food, and being one of the Cool Kids […]

Ode to my Father

Part 19: Mischievous Boys

(Note: This series is from my father’s memoirs I found long after his death.) One of the most mischievous boys in Greeleyville was Tokie Harrington. I particular remember one of his pranks that happened about 11 p.m. one beautiful moonlit night, a very quiet night. You could hear sounds for miles. Suddenly in the distance, I heard a small war […]

COVID Innovations


I have to admit I’m really on board with some of our COVID- induced innovations. For starters, being a socially inept quasi-hermit is in vogue and— dare I say— heroic these days. I’ve never been so proud to have limited conversational skills. And second, I love early voting. We should definitely keep it. Voting at your leisure is as American […]

Local Election Results

South CarolinaElection Results US President(99% Reporting) Donald Trump (R) 56%Joe Biden (D) 42% US Senate(99% Reporting) Lindsey Graham (R) 56%Jaime Harrison (D) 43% US House 2(100% Reporting) Joe Wilson (R) 59%Adair Boroughs (D) 39% US House 5(99% Reporting) Ralph Norman (R) 60%Moe Brown (D) 40% US House 6(98% Reporting) Jim Clyburn (D) 66% John McCollum (R) 33% SC House District […]


Sabine Sell has been named among the top pharmacy technicians in the country, winning an award for “Best Pharmacy Technician for Service” by SingleCare. The Lexington One Educational Foundation recently welcomed seven new members to its board of directors, including Michael L. Boone, Harriet Poe Coker, Angela C. Douda, Kim Shealy Jeffcoat, LaMyron Jenkins, Dani G. Stroud, and Rebecca West. […]

U-Haul serves the Midlands

Speedy Oil & Tire on Taylor Street offers U-Haul truck sharing

U-Haul Company of South Carolina, Inc. announced Speedy Oil & Tire has signed on as a U-Haul® neighborhood dealer to serve the Columbia community. Speedy Oil & Tire at 1531 Taylor Street will offer essential services like U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, moving supplies, and in-store pickup for boxes. Normal business hours are 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday–Friday and 8 a.m.–4 […]