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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.

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Grateful Dead followers known as ‘Deadheads’ will soon have an opportunity to honor what would have been Jerry Garcia’s 80th birthday later this year here in the Midlands.

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The Lexington Medical Center Foundation will host Wine on the River at the West Columbia Riverwalk on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 6 p.m. The event's presenting sponsor is Jim Hudson Automotive Group and will feature live music, wine, craft beer, and culinary tastings.

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The community of Irmo and local law enforcement officers and businesses gathered in Irmo Community Park August 2 for National Night Out. Officers from the Irmo Police Department and South Carolina State Troopers mingled with the crowd and interacted with children to share safety tips and cri…

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If the irresistible aroma of slow pit-cooked pork isn’t enough to bring you into Maurice’s Piggie Park, the opportunity for a new career might be. The 70-year mainstay of the Columbia restaurant industry is hiring people for nearly every position.

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Most 5K’s, especially during a Columbia summer, start early in the morning to beat the heat, but one annual exception drew its biggest crowd yet on Saturday.

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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.

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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…

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‘The Voice’ finalist and South Carolina native CammWess will join a cast of other national and regional performers Thursday. The 10th annual performance will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the Township Auditorium, and the musical and dance extravaganza will benefit Artists for Africa-USA.

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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…

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Summer is flying by but there is still time to take a vacation. Individuals or families who do not wish to travel far may want to consider taking a staycation, to get away without leaving their hometown.

Many local organizations and businesses have teamed up to host the 5th annual Midlands Women's Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The day will be jam-packed with free activities, seminars, and services for women in the Midlands.

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Blythewood will honor military service members who have received the Purple Heart at its annual Purple Heart Day ceremony at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7 at Blythewood Town Hall, 171 Langford Road.

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"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…

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Richland Library will host a panel discussion this Saturday to talk about gun violence and how to work through it as a community. Attendees will have the opportunity to share their own ideas on creating safe communities and hear from those personally affected by gun violence.

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New Columbia restaurant Smoked received an Honor Award at the 27th annual South Carolina Historic Preservation Awards Wednesday at the South Carolina State House. Governor McMaster presented the team with certificates during the ceremony.

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Richland Library Friends and Foundation is preparing to host the 2022 Summer Book Sale July 22 and 23. Sales from the annual event offer the community opportunities to take advantage of great deals and rare finds while supporting their local library.

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The City of Cayce is home to more than 12,500 people, making it the fourth largest city in Lexington County — and it takes a village to keep it running, according to Beth White, the city’s benefits and payroll administrator.

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The Nickelodeon Theater will feature a back-to-back film screening Wednesday, July 13. The two films, Meltdown in Dixie and In the Bubble with Jaime Harrison, are documentaries created by SC native Emily Harrold.

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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.