Moms go to football camp

Airport High School’s two free summer football clinics drew more than 250-plus participants from the community to the campus this month. Both events—the Friday Night Lights Youth Camp and Moms Football Clinic—were coached by Airport athletic director and football coach Shane Fidler, along with his team of assistants and Airport football players. All participants took to the field at Eagle […]

Columbia becomes first city/county in S.C. to receive LEED Certification

The City of Columbia Public Works Department has announced the City of Columbia has achieved LEED Gold certification. The City of Columbia is part of a growing group to be certified using the LEED for Cities rating system. The city becomes the first city or county in South Carolina to receive LEED certification and joins a group of 40 cities […]

The Thrill of S’mores

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

Hershey’s Chocolate is airing commercials about s’mores. A festival in Minnesota features the largest s’mores assembly system anywhere. The thing looks like a gigantic gas stove. Another All-American community is gathering together to assemble and devour those same famous and irresistible treats. In the first ad, someone in the background says Hershey gave them several thousand Hershey bars for the […]

Mirci receives grant from United Way of the Midlands


The Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc. (Mirci) is pleased to share it will receive $170,000 from United Way of the Midlands to provide behavioral health services and housing in the 2023-2024 fiscal year. The grant will support programs that improve the wellbeing of people who are at risk or experiencing homelessness in the Midlands. “Mirci has been a partner of […]

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Pineville, a historic refuge— The Burning of Pineville, Part 2

Originally published August 31, 2007

Dr. Peter Gaillard Gourdin II wrote the following letter from the field hospital in Adams Run to his wife, Ella Palmer Gourdin, in Pineville on February 6, 1865: Dear Ella, Since my letter of the third the turn of military events have been so suddenly menacing that I write again to ask you to begin whatever preparations you think necessary […]


South Carolina ETV and Public Radio (SCETV) has been nominated for five prestigious South Carolina Broadcaster’s Association (SCBA) State Television and Radio (STAR) Awards. Nancy L. Smith, general manager of the South Carolina State Fair, has been named recipient of the John W. Parris Agricultural Leadership Award by the SC Association of Agricultural Educators. Crystal Willis, financial accountant for the […]


Riggs Partners, a marketing and communications consultancy, has announced the formation of a new practice area within the firm called For Goodness Sakes. It will specialize in communications for behavioral change and base its work in the principles of behavioral science. A Little Happy Shop held its grand opening Friday, July 21, 707 Saluda Avenue. Mungo Homes is expanding its […]


La’Jessica Stringfellow, an associate attorney with Robinson Gray law firm, has been recognized as a member of the 2023 class of Lawyers Weekly Media Icons and Phenoms.


NAI Columbia’s John Gregory, PE, CCIM and Bill Lamar sold 4638 Augusta Highway in Lexington. The property is a ±1.86 acre tract of land. NAI Columbia’s Ben Kel ly, CCIM; Pat r ick Chamber s; and Jack Springs leased 1,500 SF flex space located at 1060 Chris Drive in West Columbia. Weston, Inc. has announced that Lanter Delivery Systems has […]