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The Miss South Carolina Organization moved the live telecast of the 2020 Miss South Carolina competition to Sat. Aug. 1. The scholarship competition was originally scheduled to air on June 27, however in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the competition was moved.

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Most children whose birthdays have fallen during the time of social distancing have not been able to experience a normal celebration. Master Trooper David Jones with the South Carolina Highway Patrol is doing what he can to help kids around the Midlands still feel special on their big day. 

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Francis Creel is like most Midlands children these days: sequestered at home for weeks, separated from school friends and cut off from many normal activities. And as an only child, he pretty much sees only mom and dad in person every day.

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Representatives from the Christopher Conner Foundation announced Monday that they have launched the Let It Sing COVID-19 Relief Grant. It will be used to provide assistance to South Carolina-based musicians during the current global pandemic. The foundation’s board of directors voted unanimo…

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A wise woman once said “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.” Thursday evening, that theory was put to the test, as members of the cast of Town Theatre’s production of Mary Poppins found a way to bring a little fun into the days of social distancing and other restrictions caused b…

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Keep the Midlands Beautiful (KMB) will host a shoe drive fundraiser from Apr. 1 until June 15 to raise funds for the Keep the Midlands Beautiful mission. KMB’s mission is to engage, inspire and educate the Midlands to invest in our community through litter prevention, recycling, and beautification.

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It's safe to say many children and adults are looking for activities to remain occupied while spending more time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The South Carolina Wildlife Federation is offering a creative way to spend some time that could have a profitable result.

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Many community members are doing what they can to help keep children's spirits high while learning from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the Mallard Lakes/Coventry Lakes neighborhood in Lexington decided to create a "bear hunt" to provide a little added excitement for kids, inspir…

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Theaters, libraries, museums and recreation complexes are closed and most public events have been cancelled or postponed — but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do. Several area organizations are offering virtual (and in person) experiences that are educational, entertaining and inspirational.

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As quarantine guidelines are enforced throughout local communities due to COVID-19 concerns, residents are experiencing a new “normal” as they adjust to curfews, temporary business closures and other restrictions.

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A week filled with news of cancellations seemed almost forgotten in Chapin Saturday night, as hundreds of people gathered for an oyster roast and street party co-hosted by the town and the Tipsy Toad Tavern.

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The intoxicating aroma of dozens of racks of ribs grilling and smoking drew hundreds of people to Doko Park in Blythewood on Saturday for the town’s first-ever Doko Rib Fest cook off competition.

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Along the storefront of Bluetile Skateshop in Five Points, customers lined up Friday afternoon with chairs, blankets and snacks. Some of the customers have been sitting at the storefront since Thursday evening waiting for the launch of a new Nike sneaker.

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The South Carolina State Museum (SCSM) will celebrate the state's rivers through art during Art Day on Mar. 7 from 10 am until 4 pm. Guests can experience the Reflections on the River exhibit with gallery tours, live art demonstrations, live musical performances, and hands-on activities. Eac…

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Candidates arrived in Columbia Friday afternoon for the orientation weekend of the 84th Miss South Carolina Scholarship Competition. The competition will take place in June, but the 47 Miss and 47 Teen competitors will spend the weekend meeting fellow candidates, learning information about t…

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The first six-horse Clydesdale hitch delivered one of the first Budweiser cases to the White House in 1993, drawing crowds of thousands at their appearances since then. The horses have become an iconic symbol for the brand. KW Beverage (Budweiser & Bud Light Seltzer), a major sponsor of …

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Locally-owned and operated Lizard’s Thicket had a special group of visitors this morning. Todd Prio of morning news show, FOX and Friends, paid a visit to the restaurant’s Elmwood Ave. location to report reactions from Tuesday night’s Democratic debate.

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Election season has made its way to South Carolina and there are 14 new candidates vying for a special title. Experience Columbia SC created the "pimento cheese passport" last April in celebration of national pimento cheese day. The election is a means to gain community involvement in electi…

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A sweatshirt for sale Saturday at the State Fairgrounds featured the words “Columbia, SC: Football and Beer.” It was a fair summary of the day, if one subtracted the football.

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The sun came out and warmer weather returned to Columbia Saturday just in time for the 10th annual Mardi Gras Columbia Festival and parade, and the bons temps (good times) did indeed rouler (roll).

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The University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum has a new exhibit highlighting some of the history of television in the Palmetto State. It includes materials from the South Carolina Broadcasters Association Archive, artifacts from the South Carolina State Museum, and Saturday a living le…