Pawmetto Lifeline helping TNR large stray cat population at Kirkland Correctional Institution

Pawmetto Lifeline is partnering with the S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDC) to Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) a multitude of stray cats living on the grounds of the Kirkland Correctional Institution, a maximum-security prison on Broad River Road. Kirkland currently houses more than 1,500 inmates. Some of them have been feeding the cats their leftover food after meals for a long time. Kirkland […]

RSWCD announces 2023 school grants

With a new school year underway, the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (RSWCD) is once again offering opportunities for conservation engagement to K-12 students, teachers, and staff. The RSWCD works to conserve the natural resources of Richland County by providing landowner education and technical assistance, supporting local and sustainable agriculture, strengthening the Midlands local food system, and engaging K-12 […]

Shepherd’s Center of Columbia resumes Adventures in Learning

After COVID closings and delays, the Shepherd’s Center of Columbia will resume its Adventures in Learning classes beginning September 13 at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church, 3401 Trenholm Road. For more information, visit www.shepherdscentercolumbia.org.

Pineville, a historic refuge—A Scientist Survives

Originally published October 5, 2007

Henry William Ravenel became a full-fledged member of the planter society centered around Pineville. He had the connections, knowledge, and aptitude needed to compete in the global marketplace. With careful management of his rice and cotton, he became wealthy. But, he was not satisfied. And war clouds were gathering. Ravenel, Samuel DuBose, Isaac Porcher, and other planters formed the Black […]

Driving Mr. Marty

I’m just saying...

My poor husband, Marty, has had a rough summer. He’s been dealing with some really severe back issues, which will soon entail an intense surgery later this year. As with any surgery, it’s preceded by a minutia of doctor visits. The patient has to be cleared by his family doctor, heart doctor, respiratory doctor, and it just goes on and […]


Roxanna Schmidt has been named CEO of Lexington Regional Rehabilitation Hospital. Wingard’s Market has been selected as the Small Business of the Year by the Lexington Chamber and Visitor’s Center. Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity has recognized the following donors with its 2022-2023 Donor Appreciation Awards: Elite In-Kind Partner Award— Distinctive Surfaces, Outstanding ReStore Partner Award—Stier Supply, Golden Halo […]


Bluestein Attorneys attorneys being honored in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America include Margaret Miles “Marti” Bluestein, Clarke Newton, Allison Sullivan, and Timothy Mercer. Bruner, Powell, Wall & Mullins, LLC attorneys being honored in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America include E. Wade Mullins III, Benjamin C. Bruner, Henry P. Wall, Warren C. Powell […]


Crawford Prezioso of Colliers South Carolina represented Forest Office Plaza, LLC in the sale of a ±9,600-square-foot multi-tenant office building located at 5115 Forest Drive to Lexington County Health Services (Lexington Medical Center). Colliers South Carolina’s Rox Pollard Jr., John Gressette, and Rox Pollard III represented Barrio Tacos + Tequila + Whiskey in the lease of ±3,687 square feet of […]


CenterWell Senior Primary Care is celebrating its newest center opening at 1612 Airport Boulevard, West Columbia giving Cayce seniors in West Columbia access to a personalized, care-team approach to healthcare. EXIT Realty Corp. International has announced a new market opened by the real estate franchisor, including EXIT Realty New Horizons, 914 Richland Street, Suite B201.

West Columbia parks undergoing renovations

Residents who live around or travel past the B Avenue Park or the Rosamounda Percell-Butler Park in West Columbia have noticed more activity than usual recently. That is because both parks are part of the City of West Columbia’s revitalization plan. “Over the last several years we’ve focused on trying to improve the livability and enjoyment of living in West […]