A Columbia City Council member issued an apology Wednesday after blaming a fire at Epworth Children’s Home on what he called “riots.”
State Representative Beth Bernstein (D-Dist. 79) told a Columbia Chamber of Commerce group Tuesday she’s concerned about the success of the June 9 primary election.
The League of Women Voters of the Columbia Area (LWVCA) encourages voters to look to nonpartisan election resource, VOTE411, ahead of the upcoming June 9 statewide primary elections.
Residents of Richland County can resume making appointments to schedule curbside pickup for old furniture, appliances and other large objects beginning Wednesday, June 3.
Governor Henry McMaster held a press conference Wednesday announcing the next step in reopening South Carolina amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor Henry McMaster addressed the public Monday afternoon, regarding an update on the coronavirus in South Carolina.
Governor Henry McMaster announced Friday that he is going to allow restaurants in South Carolina to reopen for dine-in service beginning Monday.
Governor Henry McMaster announced new guidelines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic on Friday. He announced that beginning Monday, May 4, the “home or work” order will no longer be mandatory.
Richland County Council approved the COVID-19 pandemic relief grant program Tuesday. The $1 million grant will allocate $500,000 for small businesses affected by the pandemic’s economic impact and $500,000 for nonprofits assisting communities in need, including food insecurity for low- to mo…
Governor Henry McMaster and other public officials held a press conference Monday at 4 p.m. to provide an update on South Carolina amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Governor Henry McMaster held a press conference Thursday around 4:30 p.m. along with other state officials, to provide an update on the COVID-19 crisis in South Carolina.
As of Sunday evening, Governor Henry McMaster has declared a new state of emergency for South Carolina, which creates an extension of the current state of emergency that had already been in effect. The new order will remain in place through April 27.
The Lexington Police Department, in a social media post Saturday morning, said it has been getting calls about yard sales that are going on in several Lexington neighborhoods.
Governor Henry McMaster and other state officials held a press conference Monday at 4 p.m., providing the latest COVID-19 update for South Carolina.
Governor Henry McMaster alongside other state officials held a press conference Friday afternoon to provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in South Carolina.
To help stop the spread of COVID-19, the Lexington County Clerk of Court is suspending cash payments for child support, unless directed by the court. This will remain in place until further notice.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported 261 additional cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. This brings the statewide total cases to 1,554 in all 46 counties.
As people all over the world struggle to stop the spread of coronavirus, Columbia’s hospitality districts and the city are teaming up to keep businesses running and paychecks coming in for their local owners and employees.
Columbia city council approved the decision to impose a citywide curfew at Tuesday's council meeting, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mayor Steve Benjamin declared a state of emergency for the City of Columbia Monday evening. The ordinance will be sent to Columbia City Council members to be reviewed at a meeting Tuesday.
Doko Park and Doko Manor will be closed March 17 through 30 to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. The town’s council made that unanimous decision after lengthy discussion at a special called meeting Monday afternoon.
Governor Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency for South Carolina due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, as of Friday afternoon.
Tonight, I’m proud to tell you that the state of the state is strong," said S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster near the beginning of his State of the State Address, Wednesday, from the S.C. State House.
To kick off the New Year, the West Columbia Public Works and Sanitation departments increased the recycling effort, along with reminding residents to recycle smart.
Former Lexington County Councilman Ned Tolar died at Lexington Medical Center Sunday. He was a businessman and he represented West Columbia and part of Lexington – District 8 – while on council. Tolar left council in 2018, replaced by Glen Conwell.
The State House lawn near the intersection of Gervais and Main Streets was packed Saturday with people calling for further restrictions on abortion.
Around two dozen people gathered at the State House Saturday as part of a nationwide series of demonstrations demanding that the U.S. government withdraw all its troops from the Middle East.
Second District U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson held a press conference to outline his 2020 Legislative Agenda, Friday, at his West Columbia office.
Malcolm Gordge and Sloan Griffin will vie for one open seat on Blythewood’s Town Council in a special election on Feb. 11. The filing period for candidates ended Monday.
Blythewood residents who want to vie for one open seat on the Town Council have 10 days to file an intention of candidacy statement beginning Friday, Dec. 6.
Howard Duvall, an incumbent, and Sara Middleton will face each other in a run-off election on Nov. 19, for an at-large seat on Columbia City Council.
Tem Miles has been elected the next mayor of West Columbia. Miles received 1,277 votes to 456 for Madison Duncan, Tuesday. Miles will replace outgoing Mayor Bobby Horton who did not run.
The City of West Columbia cut the ribbon on the much-anticipated Carraway Park at the Riverwalk, Monday morning. It's at 212 Hudson Street, and described as “A Place for All Children to Play Together.”
Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a single-vehicle accident that occurred in the 200 block of Cedar Road in Lexington just before noon Wednesday.
There are a lot of kids in West Columbia looking forward to Thursday evening because it’s Halloween. From Wonder Woman and Dr. Seuss to Goldilocks and Spiderman, the streets will be filled with children.
Cayce City Manager Tracy Hegler was the guest speaker at the Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Breakfast Tuesday. It was held at Cayce United Methodist Church.
President Donald Trump will be traveling to the Midlands next week. He is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Second Step Presidential Justice Forum. The event will be held Friday at Benedict College (1600 Harden St.).
The City of West Columbia has new and enhanced ways to pay utility bills and traffic citations. The new system gives the ability to view water and sewer account details and pay traffic and code enforcement citations online. There is also a new pay by phone option.