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Columbia Metropolitan Airport names Gula as new executive director

Michael A. Gula The Richland-Lexington Airport District has promoted Michael A. Gula to the position of Executive Director of the Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) after a national recruitment initiative. “I am very excited to transition into the role of Executive Director at CAE and work with the Airport Commission, staff, stakeholders and community,” said Mr. Gula.  “I look forward to…

Augusta-based pool, spa company expanding to Lexington

NAI Avant announced Wednesday, the sale of a 6,500 sq.- ft. retail building at 5541 Sunset Boulevard in Lexington. Senior broker Ben Kelly represented the seller, Grand Investments, LP, in the transaction. Broker John Gregory represented the buyer, PHA, Jr, LLC, doing business as Pete Alewine Pool and Spa. Pete Alewine Pool and Spa purchased the property for $1,250,000 and…

New hotel planned for Lexington a “game-changer” says mayor

A new 90-to-100-room Marriott Hotel is being planned for Lexington’s Main Street. Town of Lexington’s Events and Media Coordinator Jennifer Dowden confirmed that the hotels is coming, Tuesday morning. “It’s a game-changer,” said Lexington Mayor Steve MacDougall. “What it brings and what it does changes Lexington forever, in a positive way.” MacDougall said town leaders have worked diligently to re…

Columbia Museum of Art unveiling new rentable venue, gallery space, Thursday

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Vehicle runs into Lexington building, Friday morning

Lexington County photo. Lexington County Fire Services, Lexington Police, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and EMS and the S.C. Highway Patrol responded to a call from the 1200 block of South Lake Drive early Friday morning. The call was in reference to a vehicle running into a commercial building. One occupant was involved with a minor entrapment and minor injuries….

Adrenaline Trampoline Park and Entertainment Center opening in Columbia

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Carolina Wings to open at Main and Washington streets, Wednesday

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Lexington “Cops on the Coop” raises more than $12,000 for Special Olympics

Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green said he wants to thank the Lexington community for their generous support of the recent “Cops on the Coop” events. The effort raised more than $12,000 to benefit Special Olympics athletes throughout the state of South Carolina. Lexington Police Department officers, along with the help of Volunteers In Police Services (V.I.P.S.) members, were at Chick-fil-…

Midlands Gives is going on until midnight – link to give included

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Panera Bread, Richland 2’s Stuff the Truck is Saturday

The Sandhills Panera Bread in Columbia at 631 Promenade Place will host its first-ever “Stuff-The-Truck” book drive Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to support the Richland Two (R2) School District’s Ready to Read initiative. The program is requesting new or gently used books for pre-K to 2nd grade reading levels, and all book donors will receive a Panera…

S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis speaks at Advocacy Day for Access and Independence

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May 1, Midlands Gives promoted at Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Breakfast

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Nephron pays for meals for Gov. School students

West Columbia-based Nephron Pharmaceuticals has given $13,800 to the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities in Greenville. The donation is to support meal plan scholarships for Midlands students attending the school’s residential high school program. Nephron’s gift will provide meal plan scholarships to four Midlands students attending the school during the 2018-2019 school year. “Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corp. is…

“Nuisance” businesses targeted in West Columbia ordinance

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Senate legislation to cut SCE&G rates puts deal with Dominion at risk, say Dominion leaders

Dominion Energy photo- Use permitted The South Carolina Senate passed a bill Wednesday to cut the 18 percent SCANA Corp. is charging customers to pay for its failed nuclear reactor project down to 13 percent. Dominion Energy, which is vying to buy SCANA and manage it out of its current difficulty, said mandating a rate cut could jeopardize its deal…

Artista Vista, celebration of art, begins Thursday

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Poke Bros set to open in Vista, offers unique sushi dish

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Lexington Police holding Special Olympics fundraiser at 2 Chick-fil-A restaurants, Wednesday, Thursday

The Lexington Police Department will begin fundraising efforts to benefit Special Olympics athletics with two days of “Cops on the Coop” events at both Chick-fil-A restaurant locations in the Town of Lexington on Wednesday and Thursday. Lexington Police Department officers, with help from Volunteers In Police Services (V.I.P.S.) members, will be at Chick-fil-A Lexington located at 5560 Sunset Blvd. in…

McDaniels Automotive Group raises $507,370 for 3D mammography at LMC

The 2018 McDaniels Automotive Group Gala and Golf Classic raised $507,370 for Lexington Medical Center to expand the 3-D mammography initiative throughout our hospital’s network of care. Pictured are Former USC Head Football Coach Steve Spurrier;  Suzanne Pucci; Bill McDaniels of McDaniels Automotive Group;  LMC’s Barbara Willm, and LMC’s Tod Augsburger