Columbia Star

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Lexington Medical Center Cayce is now open at 1111 Knox Abbott Drive, Cayce. Lexington Medical Center Cayce is open Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 803-314-0660.

More than 450 customers in the Eastover community are now eligible for free energy-saving products and services. Dominion Energy hosted a kickoff event recently to inform residents of the Neighborhood Energy Efficiency Program (NEEP), which offers energy efficiency home assessments and other products and services to eligible customers. Customers began receiving information on how to participate in December. Installations in homes began in January and will continue through the end of February. NEEP provides income-qualified customers with these services in communities in the company’s service territory.

The Richland County Economic Development Office celebrated a record-breaking year of achievements from 2023, including a total investment exceeding $2.35 billion and the creation of 4,532 new jobs, according to its latest annual report.

Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina has announced the launch of JA Finance Park Mobile®. This program is designed to equip middle and high school students with a better understanding of effective money management by allowing them to experience an innovative, real-life simulation while challenging them to successfully manage their finances through decades of hypothetical life scenarios. The JA Finance Park® model is demonstrated to raise financial literacy, capability, and empowerment of students who have experienced the program in other areas of the country.

Applications are now open for the Columbia Chamber’s leadership program, Leadership Columbia, for the Class of 2025. Approximately 60 applicants will be selected as the 52nd class of Leadership Columbia.

The South Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) with assistance from the South Carolina Department of Archives and History (SCDAH) has been awarded $80,000 in federal grant funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) to conduct an historical records regrant project.

The Cayce Historical Museum has announced the first permanent exhibit dedicated to African Americans from the Cayce area: The African American Legends of Cayce Exhibit. The exhibit will highlight contemporary and 20th Century African American “Legends” from the Cayce area. Many pieces of the exhibit have been donated, or are on loan from local families, to showcase the lives and the accomplishments of their loved ones. The exhibit’s grand opening reception will be held February 8, 6–8 p.m. The exhibit will be a permanent part of the Cayce Historical Museum.

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