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Columbia Green 2017 Festival of Gardens upcoming

Columbia Green Photo. The historic Elmwood Park neighborhood will be featured as the location for Columbia Green’s 25th Annual Festival of Gardens on Friday, May 5 and Saturday May 6.  The tour will showcase 10 private gardens and the Roy Lunch Butterfly garden. Tickets may be purchased in advance via Columbia green’s website, www.columbigreen.org   Tickets are $20 for Columbia green members and…

Airport High School Educational Foundation announces Distinguished Alumni Gala

The Airport High School Educational Foundation will hold its 2017 Educator Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni Gala on April 25. It will be at the Brookland Baptist Convention Center in West Columbia. There will also be an auction. Airport High School. “We are grateful to have the support and participation of the many local volunteers and businesses in this…

Small business optimism high, changes awaited

Small business optimism, in February, remained at one of its highest readings in 43 years. But businesses are waiting for a new healthcare law, tax reform, and regulatory relief from Washington. That is the word according to the February National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Optimism Index. It released data Tuesday. “It is clear from our data that…

Job numbers at record high, Lexington County has lowest unemployment rate

More people in South Carolina than ever were working at the end of January, but the rate of unemployment rose. That information comes from the monthly report issued Monday by Kristin Coulter of the S.C. Department of Employment Workforce. The number of people working rose by 9,373 in January from December 2016 to more than 2.2 million people. The number of…

Henry’s Restaurant in Cayce to open March 20

Henry’s in Cayce The Cayce location of Henry’s Restaurant will officially open on March 20, (next Monday) according to a post on the company’s Facebook page. The restaurant is at 2108 State Street, in the building of the restaurant that had that name. The opening will include a full menu of items. Before the official opening Henry’s will be open…

Rhythm on the River concert schedule announced by C-WC Chamber

1/1ROR Show Caption Hide Caption It’s cold outside and the Riverwalk in West Columbia is still undergoing flood repairs. But in less than a month the spring CMC Rhythm on the River Concert Series begins. The first concert is April 8. The popular, well-attended events are at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater at the base of the Gervais Street Bridge, where…

Palmetto State Job Fair is Wednesday in Columbia

1/1Job fair Show Caption Hide Caption The 4th annual Palmetto State Job Fair- billed as the largest in South Carolina – is from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Wednesday. It’s at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, in the heart of the Vista- downtown Columbia. It was formerly known as the SC Midlands Job Fair, but the job fair has become…

Land bought on Park Road for Lexington residential subdivision

NAI Avant announced, on Monday, the sale of 25 acres of land at 824 Park Road in Lexington. The property will be developed into a residential subdivision. The property is not far from Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church according to Google Maps. It is off of Old Cherokee Road and near Wise Ferry Road. Ernest Ambrose Hendrix RPW Development purchased…

Congaree National Park announces record, with spike in number of visitors

Congaree National Park experienced a banner year in 2016, hosting a wide range of activities and programs and record setting visitation. The record was announced in a press release Tuesday morning. Elizabeth and the cherrybark oak. (Permitted Use Photos.) The park exceeded past numbers with 143,843 visitors, a 39.2% increase over 2015. Visitors participated in a variety of activities while…

Gamecocks Men make NCAA Tournament – game at 9:45 Friday

Gamecocks at Colonial Life Arena (USC Athletics Photo.) The University of South Carolina Gamecocks Men’s basketball team (22-10) has been chosen for the NCAA Tournament. USC is a No. 7 seed and will play No. 10 seed Marquette (19-12) on Friday in Greenville. The game is at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. USC’s game is scheduled to start at approximately 9:45…

Some roads to be closed in Lexington for St. Pat’s Day parade, Sunday

1/1ST. PATRICKS DAY PARADE ROUTE Show Caption Hide Caption There will be some road closures and detours in the Town of Lexington, during, and after the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Lexington on Sunday, according to Police Chief Terrence Green. Road closures and detours will begin at 1 p.m. with the closure of West Butler Street, from Columbia Avenue…

Kemopalooza 2017 raises funds to help children with cancer

1/7 Silent auction Show Caption Hide Caption 2/7 Live music Show Caption Hide Caption 3/7 Auction items Show Caption Hide Caption 4/7 Good crowd Show Caption Hide Caption 5/7 Wine sales Show Caption Hide Caption 6/7 Checking in Show Caption Hide Caption 7/7 Kemopalooza 2017 Show Caption Hide Caption Part of the silent auction. Hundreds came out for KEMOPALOOZA 2017,…

Arrest made for Cayce CVS armed robbery

Monteka Rena Stevenson. (Cayce DPS Photo.) The Cayce Department of Public Safety responded to an Armed Robbery call at the CVS Pharmacy located on Knox Abbott Drive at about 8:50 p.m. Thursday. During the robbery, several customers of the business intervened and disarmed the suspect causing her weapon to discharge. The suspect, Monteka Rena Stevenson, or any customers were injured…

New Columbia Girl Scouts Leadership Center to be named for the late Cathy Novinger

The Columbia Design/Development Review Commission has approved the renovation of 1101 Williams St., in Columbia. The building will become the Girl Scouts Mountains to Midlands Urban Leadership Center. Rendering of the new leadership center. (Contributed.) The Vista location of the center will be across from the State Museum. The The 30,000 sq.-ft. brick building was constructed in 1971. It was…

Could Tim Tebow come back to Columbia to play for the Fireflies?

Tim Tebow, who has played in Columbia’s Williams-Brice Stadium, could be coming back to Columbia. Tim Tebow of the Mets. (Photo Contributed.) If Tebow does come to Columbia, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, will be wearing a Columbia Fireflies baseball uniform. Tebow signed with the Mets last fall. He played in the Arizona Fall League. On Wednesday, Tebow made his spring training…

Could Tim Tebow come back to Columbia to play for the Fireflies?

Tim Tebow, who has played in Columbia’s Williams-Brice Stadium, could be coming back. Tim Tebow of the Mets. (Photo Contributed.) If Tebow does come to Columbia, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, will be wearing a Columbia Fireflies baseball uniform. Tebow signed with the Mets last fall. He played in the Arizona Fall League. On Wednesday, Tebow made his spring training debut against…

Colonial Life Arena ranked as 4th highest grossing venue

Colonial Life Arena ranked fourth in the nation’s highest grossing university arenas for 2016, according to Venues Today, a nationally distributed magazine focusing on the sports and entertainment industry. The charts, which cover the period of December 1, 2015, through November 30, 2016, were published in the February 2017  issue.  This honor is based upon concert and event grosses for…

Reminder: Harvest Hope Food Bank’s 36th Anniversary Gala is Friday

Now in its 36th year, Harvest Hope Food Bank is throwing a big celebration with a black tie optional event featuring food, fun, music, and so much more. SCE&G is the Presenting Sponsor. Jim Hudson Lexus as our Hope Sponsor. The gala is an evening of friends, family, and giving at 6 p.m. on Friday (March 10) at the Columbia Metropolitan…

Lexington County deputies to patrol with defibrillators

Automated External Defibrillator. (LCSD Photo.) The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department has six new automated external defibrillators for use when deputies come in contact with citizens suffering heart-related problems. “We’re currently certifying our deputies on how to use the AED’s,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “It’s important for all of our sworn officers to understand how they work. Not only…

White Knoll Middle Robotics team qualifies for state

Middle and high school students from across the state descended on White Knoll Middle School on WKMS Robotics Team. (Photo Contributed.) Feb. 11, for the VEX Robotics Competition War Hawk Qualifier.   Twenty-six teams came together for a nonstop, action-packed day of competition, battling against each other with robots created from VEX EDR. Participants squared off in the VEX Robotics…

New poll says 58% in South Carolina favor Trump, 78% oppose gas tax

Trump in South Carolina. (Photo Contributed.) A poll released Tuesday shows President Donald Trump’s South Carolina approval rating at 58 percent. The poll was released by the The Trafalgar Group and surveyed more than 1,200 people. It is in contrast to a poll from Winthrop University published in February. According to the Winthrop poll Trump’s approval rating in South Carolina…

West Columbia has $16.7 million unfunded liability because of State Retirement System

It grew by $1.5 million in a year

The City of West Columbia has done an excellent job minding its budget, but the city owes $16.7 million in unfunded liability to the S.C. Retirement System. CPA Bill Hancock informed West Columbia City Council that the unfunded liability is $16.7 million. (Photo by Terry Ward.) “It will be a budget challenge,” said Bill Hancock, a CPA with The Brittingham…