Applying for student loans could not be any easier. Midlands Technical College’s Educational Opportunity Center is providing one-on-one help with a staff member at a drive-thru event on the MTC Beltline Campus.
Family and friends are preparing to gather this week to enjoy a festive, loving time with one another. Local non-profit, Palmetto Place, is also preparing, but they are opening their three homes to house homeless youths during the holiday 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 pandemic pounds off and maintain their healthy eating habits survive during this holiday…
As Hammond School was once again crowned as SCISA Class 3A champion, four Midlands public schools moved Friday a step closer to reaching the “Weekend of Champions” at Benedict College.
Chapin Police Chief Seth Zeigler officially stepped into retirement as of 3 p.m. Friday. He said earlier that morning it was a bittersweet feeling.
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.
The Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas released its 2021 South Carolina team roster Tuesday. Midlands players made up 12 of the 44 players selected to the Sandlappers:
Midlands Technical College is offering every qualified South Carolina resident free tuition and fees for the upcoming spring semester.
Officials from the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles announced Wednesday that the DMV will be returning to in-car road tests for regular licenses as of Nov. 15. The change will be for all branch offices across the state.
The University of South Carolina is seeking the support of students, faculty, alumni, and fans to win the 37th annual Carolina-Clemson Blood Battle.
Local military families will get a special treat Thursday. T-Mobile has partnered with EdVenture Children’s Museum to offer free admission to all military families on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11.
The final regular-season SC Prep Football Media poll has Midlands teams mostly ranked at or near the post-seasons they’ve held during the 2021 campaign.
Veterans looking to continue a career of service can take part in a Veterans’ Virtual Career Fair happening Nov. 9. The goal is to provide veterans an opportunity to explore career opportunities with more than 35 state agencies and institutions of higher education.
The South Carolina Department of Transportation and nonprofit Keep the Midlands Beautiful are cleaning up the Carolina roadways in November.
Those looking to shop for a new handbag while also supporting a good cause can soon check out a fundraising event in Chapin.
While many of us are enjoying the fall season, it is bittersweet for one local couple. West Columbia Councilman, Attorney Joseph Dickey Jr., and his wife, Attorney Kiosha Dickey, were hoping to celebrate their newest baby girl Autumn Rei this month. Now, they are hoping to turn the tragedy o…
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women and is the second leading cause of cancer death. Localized breast cancer has a 99% survival rate if detected early, which is why the Columbia VA Health Care System is encouraging women Veterans to get screened for breast cancer during O…
Trick-or-treating is back this Halloween; however, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic means there are extra factors to consider when planning your activities. The American Red Cross is offering tips and more to help keep families and loved ones safe.
The Bally Sports Southeast channel has made its way to the Midlands to film two episodes of their TV series, The Excursion Show. Capital City Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board officials provided updates this week about the crew's visit.
October is Firewood Awareness Month, and the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism (SCPRT) and South Carolina Forestry Commission (SCFC) are partnering to remind South Carolinians and visitors to “buy it where you burn it.”
Construction on the new, wider and modernized bridge in Lexington County near Chapin over Interstate 26 was completed earlier this week. The project has been part of the South Carolina Department of Transportation's work to improve the state's infrastructure with strategic investments.
It was announced Tuesday evening that local pro fisherman Johnathan Crossland of Chapin represented the Midlands with a big win at the Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship. T-H Marine hosted the event for Major League Fishing on Lake Murray, and Crossland brought a three-day tot…
Izayah Whiteside’s two-yard touchdown run and PAT by Jose Villanueva in the fourth quarter gave 10th ranked Irmo the 28-27 win over top-ranked AC Flora.
The College Board highlighted ten scholars from Lexington-Richland School District Five last week as this year’s National Recognition Program Scholars. The group of 11 scholars includes eight National African American Recognition Program Scholars and two National Hispanic Recognition Program…
For the first time since a new classification was added in the SC High School League, a team other than Lexington was crowned Region 5-5A girls' golf champion.
East Point Academy's physical education teacher recently completed a milestone while surrounded by her cheering students.
Many drivers who pass the development at 524 Columbia Ave. have been able to watch the formation of the new Chapin Goodwill from start to finish. The store held its official grand opening Wednesday and is now fully operational.
Austin and Callie Benz took one popular, simplistic comfort food and expanded it to develop an entire food truck concept.
The wait is almost over. Chapin's new one-stop shop for candy, ice cream, coffee, breakfast and lunch will officially be open to the public Sept. 23.
Officials from Lexington-Richland School District Five announced Thursday that 16 students within the district have been named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program. The academically talented high schoolers are represented in the nationwide pool of semifinalists, which repr…
Back-to-back victories to open the season over Class 5A Blythewood and highly-ranked Class 3A Chapman has Brookland-Cayce moving up again in the SC Prep Football Media poll.
Colleen Graziadei and Cindy Duesler moved to Chapin from New York two years ago to begin their retired living. Although the couple was ready to build a house and settle down a bit, they still did not want to consider themselves "idle." Graziadei and Duesler happened to see a brightly-lit, at…