Dominion Energy celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with spotlight on sibling employees

Katiria Garcia-Santos and Javier Santos-Maduro have been helping Dominion Energy South Carolina customers for over a decade. The brother-sister duo from Puerto Rico started as bilingual customer service representatives. As they have grown in their careers, their focus remains the same: helping English- and Spanish-speaking customers receive the highest quality customer service. This is especially meaningful work for Katiria and […]

701 CCA Prize 2022 finalists announced

701 Center for Contemporary Art (CCA) has announced the finalists for the 701 CCA Prize 2022 are Kate Osmond of Charleston, Jordan Sheridan of Columbia, and Brittany Watkins of Columbia. The 701 CCA Prize 2022 is a competition and exhibition for South Carolina artists 40 years and younger. The three finalists’ work will be shown in the 701 CCA Prize […]

West Columbia Sanitation keeping streets cleaner with new equipment

Streets in the City of West Columbia are cleaner due to the new equipment rolling out in the Public Works Department. A street sweeper, switch-and-go truck, and leaf truck were purchased to help sanitation more efficiently complete routes and keep city streets clean. The street sweeper and crews are systematically moving through the city streets removing sand, dirt, and debris […]

Three Richland One students win swimming State Championships

Three Richland One student-athletes outswam their competition to win individual state championship titles at the South Carolina High School League’s state swimming championships held October 7-8 at the University of South Carolina. Darden Tate, a senior at A.C. Flora High School, won Class 4A boys state championship titles in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard breaststroke. This is the second […]

Vista Lights set for November 17

The Congaree Vista Guild will host its 37th annual Vista Lights Thursday, November 17 from 6 to 10 p.m. The family-friendly holiday event is presented by Prisma Health and will offer entertainment for visitors of all ages. Performances by local groups will take place on the main stage near the corner of Gervais and Lincoln Streets beginning at 6:15 p.m., […]

Trendy Green Vegetables

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

I’m a bona fide Southern Boy and can produce credentials as thick as Jerry Clower’s accent. I was born in a house with no running water or indoor toilets. I was still bathing in No. 3 washtubs until fourth grade. And I could make homemade cornbread before I reached double digits. Cornbread is best paired with vegetables cooked beyond recognition, […]

City of Columbia Highlights National Code Enforcement Compliance Month


October is Code Enforcement Month, and the City of Columbia has launched a campaign to help further improve the quality of life within Columbia. National Code Enforcement Compliance Month is a time to highlight the important role of code enforcement within the city. Throughout the entire month, the Code Enforcement Division will be reiterating the “Top 10 Code Enforcement Residential […]

Under the Tuscan Spell— The Tombs of Sorano

Originally published October 21, 2005

Tuscany, the area in central Italy between Rome and Florence, was originally settled by a tribe of people who wandered into the area from Greece. Known as Etruscans, they gave their name to the region. Since my knowledge of ancient European history is weak, I seized upon the opportunity to learn more while in Tuscany in May, 2004. While we […]


Michael J. McGandy has been appointed director of the UofSC Press. Caitlin Bright has been appointed executive director at 701 Center for Contemporary Art. Debbie Wardlaw, director of athletics at Columbia College, has announced her retirement. Kristie Anderson, Lake Homes Realty Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie agent, has been honored with the Big Wave Award for her achievements in real […]


Weston Inc. has announced DSV has leased 209 Flintlake Road, a 122,419- square-foot industrial building on 22 acres in Northeast Columbia. Colliers South Carolina’s Chuck Salley, SIOR; Dave Mathews, SIOR; Thomas Beard, SIOR; and John Peebles represented Weston Inc. in the transaction. Colliers’ Grant Butler serves as the property manager for 209 Flintlake Road. Colliers South Carolina’s Allen Wilkerson, SIOR, […]