Forest Acres and Columbia police officers and Richland County sheriff's deputies are investigating a burglary.
The Forest Acres Police Department (FAPD) is investigating a fire that took place Thursday morning in an A.C. Flora High School bathroom. According to the public information officer for the City of Forest Acres, the cause of the fire has been ruled suspicious.
South Carolina residents visiting the SC Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) can also donate books for kindergarten students during the month of March. Visitors of the SCDMV can make a difference in rural and underserved areas across the state by donating a new early reader book to support …
St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner. If you are looking for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, all roads lead to the 41st annual St. Pat's in Five Points, and Cola Daily is helping FIVE lucky winners get there.
Midlands Technical College (MTC) and Truist announced a new training program to help change the landscape of workforce development in South Carolina. Funded by $700,000 from Truist Foundation and Truist Financial Corporation’s community reinvestment department, the Heavy Equipment Operator (…
The South Carolina State Fair announced a 67 percent increase in awards for its 2023 annual Ride of Your Life Scholarship program Tuesday morning. For the first time in over a decade, the individual award amount per student has increased from $6,000 to $10,000. All students are encouraged to…
The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) will hold the 2023 Driver Suspension Eligibility Week (DSEW) for drivers with licenses suspended for specific reasons. Residents in the state with a suspended license may be eligible to take advantage of the program March 6 through 10.
In the end, the ghosts of North Augusta was too much for Westwood to overcome.
As the final seconds ticked off the scoreboard at the USC-Aiken Convocation Center Thursday night, Irmo coach Tim Whipple simply raised his arms in the air and let out a deep sigh of relief.
The 2023 Young Filmmakers Project is now open for high school students who want to take their stories from script to screen.
Inflation on top of the pandemic nearly created a perfect storm for Caveman Haircuts. Owner Stephanie Armstrong says customer uncertainty, staffing shortages and declining wallet share have caused her fledgling northeast Columbia business to struggle in recent years. But help weathering that…
The magical postseason run for the Spring Valley girls basketball team came to a crushing end Monday night in the Class 5A Upper State finals against Mauldin.
The Columbia Fireflies are looking to see who in the Midlands who is ready for their big moment in the spotlight.
The gates to Fort Jackson will be open to the public Tuesday, Feb. 28, for a special and up-close night view of Basic Combat Training from 5 until 8 p.m.
The University of South Carolina’s College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management has launched a program designed to open doors for young people in South Carolina.
Irmo boys basketball is back in a familiar place. The Yellow Jackets throttled Lucy Beckham 59-34 in the third round of the Class 4A playoffs Monday and will play Hartsville in the Lower State championship this coming Friday at the Florence Center at 7:30 p.m.
American Airlines has announced that it will be starting a new nonstop route from the Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) beginning July 6, 2023. The route is available now to be booked on the American Airlines website.
Central Carolina Community Foundation awarded $370,000 to 14 organizations this year through its Connected Communities grant.
River Bluff used a hot start and some sharp three-point shooting in the fourth quarter to knock off Berkeley 63-56 in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs.
Hartsville’s Xavion Robinson was on the wing watching the clock tick down with the season on the line and his Hartsville team down by three. Taking action, he launched a long three-pointer that found nothing but net with seven seconds to go forcing overtime against AC Flora in the first roun…
The SC High School Basketball League playoffs kicks off this week and here is the SCHSL Playoff Schedule.
Looking for last minute ideas for Valentine’s Day? Several local businesses are offering ways to celebrate, with options for both partners and pals. Events are taking place all week, so get ready to eat, shop, explore and spread some love.
Anyone looking for love in February will also need to look out for romance scams.
Governor Henry McMaster announced the launch of scpowersev.com Friday, a virtual hub highlighting South Carolina’s growing electric vehicle (EV) industry and the state’s capacity for further industry expansion.
Just in time for spring, Richland County residents have a new source for free vegetable, herb and wildflower seeds. The Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (RSWCD) has opened a second permanent Seed Sanctuary program in the hallway outside the RSWCD office at the Richland County Ad…
Turning Pages SC is a non-profit literacy program, offering free reading tutoring to adults. The council teaches adults to read through personalized, one-on-one tutoring with volunteers.
February is American Heart Month and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is reminding everyone to maintain positive habits that build a strong and healthy heart.
A local legend in blues music is turning 90 years old soon, and the Midlands has a celebration in the works. The name Drink Small conjures up more than just ‘intoxicating’ thoughts for South Carolina blues fans.
Midlands travelers will soon have new options to fly to several popular destinations from Columbia Metropolitan Airport.
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.
Nothing Bundt Cakes is celebrating dual anniversaries this week. Kandi Bubonic owns the local franchises, and to help celebrate each monumental occasion, Bubonic is giving back to the community by offering special discounts and giveaways during Community Appreciation Days.
The Forest Acres Police Department (FAPD) is investigating a deadly shooting that took place late Sunday evening.
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.
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.
The holiday season witnessed a shakeup in the newest S.C. Basketball Coaches Association polls.
Tornado warnings are being issued across the Midlands Wednesday.
With New Year's Day falling on a Sunday, some businesses and organizations will be closed on Monday, January 2 in observance of the holiday.
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.
It's the end of the year, and that means it is time to start looking forward to a new year.
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 opening round of the American Division of the 20th annual Chick-fil-A Classic hasn’t been kind to teams from South Carolina.
The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is encouraging everyone to get their flu vaccine for extra protection against the illness.