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Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Business Expo 2018 is Tuesday

The Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Business Expo 2018 is Tuesday. It starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 11 a.m. It’s at the Blue Moon Ballroom, 554 Meeting St, West Columbia. The Greater Cayce West Columbia Chamber’s 2018 Breakfast Business Expo is an ideal way to showcase your business and your products/services with an exhibit booth at the event. A…

Lease agreements in place for five businesses coming to Chapin shopping center

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Two Columbia shoe cobblers, one 38-year-long friendship

It's a friendship that was built from shoes.

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Dominion deal to buy SCANA in “public interest” says Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved Dominion Energy’s proposed $14.6 billion acquisition of the Cayce-based SCANA Corp. The proposed deal is “consistent with the public interest,” a FERC report said last week. According to a press release, Dominion’s leaders welcomed news of the the approval. “We are pleased by the FERC’s considered and timely action,” said Dominion CEO Tom…

Forest Acres Lowes Foods opening Wednesday, offering more than 2000 local products

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Springdale welcomes new Dollar General at ribbon cutting ceremony

ribbon-cutting Show Caption Hide Caption Dollar General, 2922 Platt Springs Rd.  Karamie Sullivan photos. Springdale Mayor Michael Bishop, police chief Kevin Cornell, members of the Chamber, and employees of the city gathered Thursday afternoon for the newest ribbon cutting in the town. Dollar General celebrated their opening on 2922 Platt Springs Road. Bishop laughed that he nearly had forgotten the…

Town of Springdale’s police chief surprised with $2000 check for department

Chief Cornett with Chamber members and city employees. Karamie Sullivan photo Thursday afternoon marked the grand opening of Springdale’s new Dollar General. The town’s police chief Kevin Cornett attended the event, assuming he was going to simply support a new business in the community. However, the Greater Cayce West Columbia Chamber had another reason for asking Cornett to be at…

Family waits nine hours for stuffed animal at Build-A-Bear’s “Pay Your Age Day”

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Local artist, “The Chicken Man” thankful for his Columbia fans

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Great Southern Homes names Shelton Twine chief operating officer

Shelton Twine Irmo-based Great Southern Homes has named Shelton Twine as the Chief Operating Officer of the company. His responsibilities include, but are not limited to overseeing all pre-construction, sales, marketing, general operations and construction management of all areas and markets in which the company operates. “He is very experienced and knowledgeable in the operational, sales and marketing sides of…

“Super termite” discovered in Lexington County, first time in history

“Super termite,” photo provided. An unwanted guest has made its way into Lexington County. Modern Exterminating’s Inspector Rodney Dorn was conducting an inspection of a residence in June, when he noticed something he didn’t normally see. The homeowner had called with suspicions of swarming termite activity. Dorn realized they did not look like the usual eastern subterranean termite found in…

Topgolf Swing Suite coming soon to Columbia’s Main Street

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S.C. Department of Administration’s Job Fair is 10 a.m. ’til 3 p.m. Thursday

Click to enlarge Are you looking for a job where you can be part of the team? Then check out the South Carolina Department of Administration’s Job Fair! Thursday, July 12 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Midlands Technical College (Beltline Campus) 316 Beltline Boulevard Lindau Engineering Technology (LET) Building, Room 207 Recruiting for: -Postal Couriers -Building and Grounds Specialists -Trade Specialists…

Businesses highlighted at Lexpo Wednesday

1/5Lexpo-1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5Lexpo-22 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5Lexpo-4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5Lexpo Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5Lexpo-31 Show Caption Hide Caption Kirk Litton, Renee Lowder, Chris Turner of Midlands Media Group at the Lexpo. Marie Stover photos.  More than 100 local businesses were on-site Wednesday to network and display their wares. The Greater Lexington Chamber and…

Bill Mooneyhan replaces Richard Brinkley as C-WC Lions Club president

Richard Brinkley, left, with Bill Mooneyhan. Terry Ward photos. Bill Mooneyhan was installed as the new president of the Cayce-West Columbia Lions Club, Tuesday. He takes over for past-president Richard Brinkley. Mooneyhan will serve a two-year term. Brinkley received a pin in appreciation for his tenure as president. The Lions luncheon was held at Grecian Gardens in West Columbia. C-WC…

Lexington’s Bee Trail Farm in the middle of the spring honey season

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The Baked Bear creating artisan ice cream sandwiches in Five Points

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The Aristocrat offering a fresh, Southwest take on bar food

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Blowie’s Sweet Spot opens in Lexington

1/5Blowies 4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5Blowies 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5Blowies 5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5Blowies 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5Blowies 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Photos by Karamie Sullivan. The Lexington County Blowfish baseball team’s merchandise store is on Main Street in Lexington.   Formerly, it sold mainly shirts, game tickets, and Blowfish paraphernalia for fans.  On…

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…