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Thousands pack streets of downtown Columbia for annual Vista Lights

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Secretary of State Mark Hammond announces Angels of 2018

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Stone Canyon Cabins selling 400 sq.-ft. homes, based out of West Columbia

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Domino’s plans to build processing facility in West Columbia, creating 75 jobs

Company images Domino’s, the Michigan-based pizza restaurant chain, Wednesday announced plans to open a new processing facility in Lexington County. The company’s new project is slated to create 75 jobs. The company plans to construct a new, 67,000-square-foot processing facility in West Columbia. It will supply dough, as well as other ingredients and supplies, to its regional franchise stores. Expected…

Small Business optimism at record highs for last two years

NFIB image. Small business optimism continued its two-year streak of record highs, according to the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index October reading of 107.4. NFIB is the National Federation of Independent Business. Overall, small businesses continue to support the three percent-plus growth of the economy and add significant numbers of new workers to the employment pool. Owners believe the current period…

New do-it-yourself auto repair shop allows customers tools, space to fix their cars

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West Columbia revitalization – with TIF – needs Lex 2 School District’s support

Triangle City area of West Columbia. A large swath of West Columbia is primed for revitalization, but city officials need the support of the Lexington Two School District to implement the plan. In October, West Columbia City Council approved a Tax Increment Financing plan for a section of the city. Included is Triangle City, US 1, Jarvis Klapman Boulevard, Charleston…

McNulty’s Taproom opens in Blythewood

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Chapin’s Frayed Knot Bar & Grill up for sale

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New on-demand delivery service available in Columbia from noon to 4 a.m.

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Midlands Media Group reveals plans for “The LAKE” on WZMJ 93.1

Five days after closing on the purchase of WZMJ 93.1 FM and insinuating that a new music mix was coming, Midlands Media Group, LLC, has chosen to “remake” the LAKE. The station previously programmed an eclectic mix of 60s and 70s songs. Keith Stover, managing partner of Midlands Media, said: “We have some amazing lakes in the Midlands. They are…

Sheppard’s Glass Service celebrates 50 years in business

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Midlands Media Group purchases second radio station WZMJ 93.1

Midlands Media Group, LLC, led by Columbia residents Kirk Litton and Keith Stover, has added to its local presence by purchasing station WZMJ 93.1 from Lake Murray Communications. The purchase marks another step in the growth of Midlands Media which in 2016 bought WWNQ 94.3 The Dude, the only locally owned and operated country music station in the greater Columbia…

Chickenbutt Donuts draws crowd in Ballentine on opening day

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A ‘Boo-tiful’ Halloween night in Five Points

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Publix opens new location in Red Bank

Photo from Red Bank Publix Facebook page. The newest Midlands Publix opened its doors at 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, just in time for people to get their last-minute Halloween candy. The 45,000 sq.-ft. store is located at 5441 Platt Springs Road (near the intersection of South Lake Dr.) in the Red Bank area of Lexington County. Construction has been underway…

Fort Jackson band to perform free concert for Veterans Day

Fort Jackson will celebrate the centennial of the Armistice ending World War One on Nov. 11 with a Veterans Day concert free to the public. The performance will include a choir with bass and percussion, accompanied by organist, Debbie Bauer. The featured band, The Fort Jackson 282nd Band, will perform music by J.S. Bach, Aaron Copland, Marcel Dupré and Maurice…

25 Five Points merchants invite families to stop by for trick-or-treating

Photo courtesy of Five Points Columbia. Halloween has arrived and children are ready for candy! Five Points is offering families the opportunity to stop by multiple stores who are feeling the “Halloween spirit.” The Five Points announcement explains: “This Halloween, Five Points invites families and friends to enjoy a night full of tricks and treats as 25 merchants will be…

Irmo Music Academy cuts ribbon, opens for business

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State Museum offering free admission in celebration of 30th anniversary

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the South Carolina State Museum will be offering free general admission to the public Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from noon until 6 p.m. According to the museum’s announcement, there will be a variety of special activities taking place over the weekend. “This Free Anniversary Weekend will be packed full…

Ben Lippen School breaks ground on $5.5 million expansion

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Hire Me SC campaign promotes hiring of people with disabilities

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Columbia, Lexington Animal Services offering discounted Halloween adoption special

Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Noll. Freddy vs. Jason-themed Halloween costumes. Columbia and Lexington Animal Services will be offering a different kind of “treat” this Halloween, to benefit their four-legged occupants. Both facilities will be hosting a Halloween Adoption Special, with pet adoption fees being reduced to $31. All fees include spay/neuter, microchip, Feline Leukemia/Heartworm Test, initial vaccines, and deworming. The…

CoCreate Lexington invites community to rethink working from home

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The Honor Project raises nearly $26,000 for local charities at WildMayhem Golf Tournament

Check presentations to Happy Wheels and SCAS. Photo provided. The Honor Project’s fourth Annual WildMayhem Golf Tournament took place September 6 at Cobblestone Park Golf Club. This year’s tournament benefited two local charities: Happy Wheels, a non-profit organization providing books and toys for inpatient children, and the South Carolina Autism Society, a charitable organization promoting solutions for the needs of…