Students, teachers, administrators, and school staff are gearing up for the new school year. To help assist students with needed supplies, several back-to-school events will be taking place across Lexington and Richland Counties.
First Citizens Bank recently donated $50,000 to Midlands Technical College’s (MTC) QuickJobs workforce development program. The generous donation was given to help close the job skills gap and quickly fill open positions in the region.
Think jobs at Lexington Medical Center are only for doctors and nurses? If so, you could be missing out on one of nearly 700 career openings at one of the Midlands largest employers.
It was over a week ago that Camden Post 17 lost in the South Carolina American Legion Baseball tournament final against Rock Hill Post 34.
Tax-free weekend is right around the corner and shoppers are preparing for back to school shopping. Many businesses in the Midlands are hoping consumers will shop locally.
Lowes Foods will hold a virtual vendor summit to meet with local entrepreneurs and decision-makers who purchase the products sold in the stores.
A not-so-typical junk removal company has made its way to Columbia. Junk King expanded to the area to provide locals with a more eco-friendly route for removing unwanted items.
A new program aimed at helping future Army recruits overcome academic and physical challenges is set to begin this month at Fort Jackson.
School start dates are just around the corner for Midlands students and Kershaw County School District started back Monday. Here is some helpful information to prepare you for the start of the school year.
All areas of Richland and Lexington Counties will be hosting community events to foster partnerships between citizens and law enforcement. See below for a full list of times and locations.
After a month of postseason play, Camden Post 17 was the lone remaining Midlands team in the South Carolina American Legion baseball tournament.
The Mega Millions lottery jackpot has reached a peak of $1.02 billion after no one matched all six numbers to cash in on Tuesday’s big win fall of $830 million. According to reports, the new jackpot is estimated to be the fourth largest lottery prize and has been growing since April 15.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is responding to the monkeypox outbreak to ensure the health and safety of the community.
Governor Henry McMaster announced Tuesday that $25 million will be invested into Workforce Scholarships for the Future. The program provides scholarships to cover tuition costs and required fees at any of South Carolina’s 16 technical colleges.
The City of Columbia and the Columbia Food Policy Committee created a food access geographic system (GIS) map listing various locations where individuals and families can access healthy food. The map includes grocery stores, farmer's markets, food pantries, FoodShare produce box sites and fr…
The Carolina Panthers and Lenovo announced the return of the Empowering the Carolinas contest to highlight and support small businesses across the Carolinas.
School is starting back soon and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is reminding parents to make sure their children’s vaccines are up to date. Children enrolled in school and childcare are required to have up-to-date vaccinations at the start of the sch…
The Leon Levine Foundation awarded Senior Resources a $45,000 grant to provide nutritional support and resources to vulnerable seniors.
"One of the things I really wish for camping that would make me enjoy it so much more is if it was already set up and I don't have to tear it down, and it's got a nice comfy bed, and it's got chairs. Basically, I want Holiday Inn Express out of a tent," is how Kevin Berry felt after a horrib…
If you are a high-energy person who takes pride in doing a job well and would enjoy a flexible schedule, Deserved Comfort Professional House Cleaning may be the perfect employer for you.
MUSC Health and Lexington Medical Center, in collaboration with Alliance for a Healthier SC, South Carolina Hospital Association, and SC DHEC are launching a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) this summer to learn how to best serve their shared community.
A nation-wide mental health hotline will be accessible beginning July 16 for individuals having a mental health crisis. Users will be able to call or text 9-8-8 to speak with a trained counselor for assistance.
DHEC announced Friday morning that two South Carolina residents have Monkeypox, one in the Midlands and one in the Lowcountry. The individuals affected are the first people in the state to contract the rare disease. DHEC says the patients will be monitored until they are no longer contagious…
Summer months in South Carolina bring about some people's worst enemies - the mosquitoes. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) works with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor mosquitoes for diseases and provides tips for reducing mosqu…
The Columbia-Richland Fire Department (CRFD) is reminding everyone to use extreme caution when handling fireworks over the Independence Day weekend. According to the National Fire Protection Association, around 20,000 fires are started by fireworks every year.
Midlands residents looking for fun and entertainment to celebrate the July Fourth holiday have nearly as many choices as stars on Old Glory. Dig out your favorite red, white and blue attire and check out this list of some of the many Independence Day events planned in the area:
The Columbia-Richland Fire Department (CRFD) is advising those who are grilling outdoors to use precaution over the Independence Day weekend.
The musical lineup has been announced for Fort Jackson’s largest fireworks celebration. The Independence Day celebration returns Saturday, July 2, after a five-year hiatus. The event is open to the public, will feature two free concerts and will take place at Hilton Field at Fort Jackson.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) confirmed eight earthquakes within 10 hours, 3 to 5 miles east of Elgin, on Wednesday.
Elderly residents in Richland County who are homebound will continue to receive home-delivered meals from local non-profit Senior Resources thanks to a recent donation from Aflac.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the Capitol building Friday afternoon, protesting the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Severe weather, heavy rains, high winds, and flash flooding across the Midlands Thursday evening resulted in down powerlines, fallen trees, and damage.
The Midlands is bracing for a major heatwave this week. And while it might be the first one of the summer, it won’t be the last.
The Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is returning this month for the 21st year. The program recurs seasonally and is designed to help low-income seniors in the state purchase fruits and vegetables from community markets.
Mungo Homes has nearly 70 years under its (tool) belt — and it’s still growing. The Midlands mainstay started as a family-owned business in 1954. It was acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway in 2018 and joined Clayton Properties Group, but it’s still family-run. The company now operates in more…
The primary election is June 14, and South Carolinians have an opportunity to cast their votes early for the SC June primary races through June 10, excluding Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5.
Richland County Library announced Thursday that applications are now open for its fall 2022 artist-in-residence. The focus of this residency, which runs from July 18 through Dec. 16, 2022, is for the artist-in-residence to help the library improve the livelihood of our creative community.
The Central Carolina Community Foundation hosted the ninth annual Midlands Gives Day on Tuesday. The annual 18-hour online giving challenge for local nonprofits started at 6 a.m., and $3,734,986 via 19,534 individual gifts had been donated by midnight.
A Master Trooper and 17-year veteran, David Jones was recently named 2021 Trooper of the Year by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. He has been a member of the Patrol since 2005 and is also the South Carolina Highway Community Relations Officer for Richland, Lexington, Sumter, C…
Florida US District Federal Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle overturned the Biden administration's mask mandate for airplanes and other public transport methods Monday.
The FBI Columbia Field Office is warning parents and caregivers about a rise in incidents involving the sextortion of children over the internet.
The American Red Cross of South Carolina responds to storm damage and other resident impacts caused by tornadoes Tuesday evening in Allendale County. Disaster action teams met with impacted individuals to open recovery cases and conduct damage assessments.
Tornado warnings are being issued across the Midlands until 9 p.m. According to the National Weather Service, thunderstorms are possible until 8 p.m. making rain totaling around 1-2 inches with a few spots near 3 inches which could lead to some flash flooding.
Fort Jackson is the biggest and most active Initial Entry Training Center in the U.S Army and trains 50% of all soldiers and 60% of the women entering the Army each year.