South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster delivered the State of the State Address at the State House Wednesday night. While speaking to a packed house, he also addressed many issues, but his main points were education, law enforcement, and the state's infrastructure.
Entrepreneurs in the Columbia area can sign up for The City of Columbia's Office of Business Opportunities 2023 FastTrac Growth Venture course. The 10-week program will be held in person every Tuesday at 6 p.m. beginning Jan. 24 at the Midlands Technical College Northeast Campus.
The 2023 Young Filmmakers Project is now open for high school students who want to take their stories from script to screen.
Getting healthier — eating better, exercising more, losing weight — pop up every year on new year’s resolutions list for many people. And experts agree the new year is an ideal time to address your health-related “to do” list.
South Carolina residents can now apply for a $10,000 grant for the establishment and expansion of hoop houses in low-income, rural communities.
Twenty South Carolina schools were chosen to receive grants from the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), including six schools in the Midlands.
Richland and Lexington County residents can recycle their Christmas trees through the Grinding of the Greens program.
Restaurants across the Midlands are gearing up to greet and serve hundreds of new and current food lovers for an 11-day culinary celebration as Restaurant Week South Carolina kicks off Thursday, Jan. 12, through 22.
After a day of ceremonies, Wednesday night was time to party for South Carolina’s elected leaders and their supporters.
Governor Henry McMaster took the oath of office Wednesday to start his second full term in office. Hundreds gathered at the South Carolina State House to witness the governor, lieutenant governor and state officers as they were sworn into their duties.
Lizard’s Thicket is celebrating its 45th anniversary by giving back in the month of January. The family-owned restaurant is selling special coffee mugs and proceeds from sales will benefit local non-profit organizations.
Jarvis Green continued his transition to boys’ basketball at Dutch Fork High School on Friday, as honors from football continue to be bestowed upon him.
Lexington-Richland School District Five will hold its 2023 Teacher Recruitment Event on January 7 to give educators seeking employment in the district an opportunity to talk one-on-one with administrators.
The stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve for some will signify the beginning of unrealistic new year's resolutions, vision board parties, and of course, the short-lived promise to oneself to lose holiday pounds.
The local teams in the Chick-fil-A Classic didn’t fare so well in the opening round games. Keenan was the only one to come away a winner and that came against fellow Midlands team AC Flora.
In 2021, South Carolina had the 8th highest percentage of the adult population with diabetes in the United States. That’s more than 561,000 adults. Even more alarming, more than 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. are estimated to have prediabetes.
The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is encouraging everyone to get their flu vaccine for extra protection against the illness.
The Chick-fil-A Classic is known nationally for the top-notch talent it’s brought to the Columbia area over the 20-year existence of the tournament. Photos of past stars Steph Curry, Zion Williamson and Anthony Edwards hang in the rafters as just some of the past stars that are now playing i…
Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) is now accepting submissions for the 2023 Art in the Airport program. The initiative showcases the work of four artists across the Midlands region and houses the work in the main terminal.
Dominion Energy and other utility companies are experiencing high demand on the electric system due to extremely cold weather. To protect the stability of the electric system and to continue to meet customers’ energy needs, Dominion Energy is asking customers to reduce consumption of energy.
The National Weather Service in Columbia is calling for a significantly colder air mass to arrive in the Midlands beginning early Friday morning.
Christmas is less than one week away, and Fire Safe South Carolina is urging residents to practice fire safety during the holidays.
The holiday season is just around the corner, and here is a list of state, county, and city offices that will be closed or operating on a modified schedule.
As Christmas day draws closer, many of us will already be sneaking a taste of our favorite festive snack and may be tempted to treat pets to some of the treats. According to ourfitpets.com. some common Christmas foods can actually make our pets seriously ill, so it is important to know which…
The countdown to the holidays has begun, so it's time to check off the last-minute gift shopping lists. Anyone looking to shop local, many businesses across the Midlands have gift options for shoppers to finish preparing for the holiday season.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is encouraging residents to reduce, reuse and recycle during the holiday season.
The holiday season can be filled with fun and celebrations — or costly, potentially dangerous surprises. Being aware of ways to protect the safety of you, your family and your home can help ensure your holidays stay on the “fun” side.
Eligible businesses may qualify for savings toward energy-efficiency projects with Dominion Energy’s EnergyWise For Your Business program.
'Tis the season' for festive holiday fun as homes across the Midlands shine bright with spectacular Christmas lights. To join in the fun, Cola Daily is accepting submissions for homes decked out and 'glowing' with the holiday spirit to be highlighted as a 'Sights & Lights Home of the Season.'
Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina (GIUMSC) held a grand opening Tuesday in Chapin for its newest retail venture, Auten’s Loft.
The Mungo Homes Foundation has announced its second annual Week of Giving taking place Dec. 5 through 9. All nine markets in which Mungo builds will participate in the Week of Giving volunteer opportunities.
Many families in the Midlands need a helping hand during the holiday season. Salvation Army and WLTX are teaming up to lift the community through their annual Stuff-a-Bus campaign to collect toys for children.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is offering free testing at most local health departments on Thursday, in observance of World AIDS Day. South Carolinians can be tested for HIV, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and Hepatitis C at no cost.
American Pickers is planning to return to South Carolina and is looking for collectors interested in participating. The History Channel television show is coming to the state in February 2023 and is searching for interesting characters with a lot of fascinating items.
Giving Tuesday is a day for giving back to the community, following the holiday shopping rush. Many Midlands charities and nonprofits are asking for donations to support their missions on Giving Tuesday.
Olly the Otter is a Midlands mascot with a mission to make a difference in children's lives. His hard work has been recognized by the Mascot Hall of Fame, which honored him Nov. 19 with the Best Independent Program award.
Picking out pumpkins to decorate homes is a seasonal tradition for many families. Some farms in the Midlands are asking the community to donate pumpkins to feed livestock, instead of throwing them away after the season.
Health and holidays are two words that cause many to cringe as delicious dishes are being paraded on the family table during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year. So, how do those trying to keep the pounds off survive this holiday season?
As Thanksgiving approaches, it is a time to celebrate with loved loves and brush up on home fire safety. No holiday celebration would be complete without a feast but be sure to take precautions against kitchen fires when you are cooking and baking.
The Thanksgiving holiday is almost here, bringing with it the stress of cooking for a large crowd. To help take the load off, many restaurants around the Midlands are offering meals on Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and here is a list of state, county, and city offices that will be closed or operating on a holiday schedule.
Students in South Carolina will be eating more food grown by local farmers as part of a partnership between the SC Department of Agriculture (SCDA) and the SC Department of Education (SCDE).