RCCC Grants repair bridges and more

The Richland County Conservation Commission allots $250,000 each year for community grants, offering $50,000 Heritage Preservation Grants and $25,000 grants for Natural Resources. One such grant helped with the completion of a project at Harbison State Forest. In October 2020, Friends of Harbison State Forest volunteers inspected the 41 bridges located in the forest, which encompasses 2,137 acres. Each bridge […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us to all of you!

Boy Scout Troop 397 member completes Eagle project

Adrian Sander, Boy Scout Eagle candidate with Troop 397, built a bench and arbor in the Asbury Methodist Church’s Reflection Garden. Top photo: Eagle project accomplished and thumbs up! Pictured (l -r) Sebastian Sander, Adrian Sander, Jeff Bloom, and Jacob Shiver. Bottom photo: the bench and arbor.

Under the Tuscan Spell— The Colosseum

Originally published November 25, 2005

The Colosseum in Rome is one of the most famous buildings in the world. Within its stone walls Romans held spectacles to glorify the empire: contests among gladiators, games where prisoners were hunted by wild animals, mock battles between armies to honor famous victories, and even battles between ships to honor famous sea victories. The stories of Christians being thrown […]

Rural South Carolina: building healthier communities for the people who power America


As we celebrate National Rural Health Day this year, we are reminded that a strong community is rooted in its people. The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to serving those who live in the rural areas of this country, like the small towns and communities right here in South Carolina. At the United States Department of Agriculture, we are hard at […]

Gratitude is the Attitude

I’m just saying...

I saw Martha Stuart on television the other day giving out her obsequious “holiday tips” to the rest of us lowly mortals as she’s apt to do every year, and I’ve decided she’s either in extreme denial of reality or her family and friends are from the same town as The Stepford Wives. Our Martha does everything up to beyond […]

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Stacey O’Neal has joined GMK’s construction services division as a construction project manager. Paul Ham has joined McGregor & Company, LLP’s Columbia accounting staff. Wal l ick Investments, LLC’s separately managed account composite, WI Fidelis, has received a 5-Star Morningstar RatingTM for 3, 5, 10-year, and Overall risk-adjusted performance. Alexandra “Alex” C. Glunt, Jennie J. Steiner, and Rob Tiro have […]

BOPs holds grand opening

Mayor Daniel Rickenmann, the City of Columbia, and the North Columbia Business Association recently welcomed BOPs, to Columbia. BOPs stands for “Black Owned Products” and offers a variety of products such as clothing, personal care, cleaning products, and more—all from black owned companies. Ayesha Driggers, interim director for the City of Columbia’s Office of Business Opportunities says, “The concept will […]


Grand opening/ribbon cutting ceremony for the House of Hathor was held November 16, 6319 N. Main Street. Cyber Academy of South Carolina renewal and Heron Virtual Academy of South Carolina signing ceremony was held November 16, Capital City Club, 1201 Main Street, Suite 2500. Executive Personal Computers, Inc. (EPC, Inc.), a subsidiary of CSI Leasing, Inc., will expand with new […]