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In Columbia, in Cayce, on campus at the University of South Carolina, and all across the country, people paused Saturday morning to remember and reflect on a Tuesday morning 20 years ago.

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Columbia and West Columbia city councils held meetings Wednesday to discuss reinstating mask mandates. Both city councils approved emergency ordinances, and Columbia's mandate takes effect immediately. West Columbia's will begin Friday at 6 a.m.

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Gov. Henry McMaster and other state leaders gathered on the back patio of West Columbia's Café Strudel Thursday for the signing of the South Carolina COVID-19 Liability Safe Harbor Act.

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Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin formally announced Tuesday he will not be seeking re-election after his current term ends Dec. 31. There have since been two Columbia City Council members who have announced their candidacy.

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Unemployment benefits for around 14 million people expired Saturday and a partial government shutdown could begin Tuesday, depending on whether President Donald Trump signs into law a pandemic aid and general spending bill or Congress takes action to change the bill or pass another.

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Members of the Lexington town council voted Monday night 5-2, to reinstate a mask ordinance that will again require a face covering in all grocery stores, pharmacies, big box stores and other retail establishments within the Town limits.

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With President-elect Joe Biden declared winner of the 2020 presidential election Saturday, leaders in the Columbia area reacted to the news, including the history-making choice of Kamala Harris as vice president-elect.

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As with many other races, the results were slow to arrive for Richland and Lexington County school board elections. As of Wednesday evening, however, the Lexington County results were complete with more than 90% of the votes counted in all the Richland County races.

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According to scvotes.gov, there were 169,573 ballots cast by residents of Richland County in Tuesday's general election. Polling stations were open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with special COVID-19 safety precautions in-place.

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Election day is Nov. 3, and South Carolinians will have to decide whether to reelect US Senator Lindsey Graham for a fourth term, or if the tides have changed in the Palmetto State. Graham is opposed by Democratic Senate nominee Jaime Harrison, who entered the race in May of 2019.

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As in-person absentee voting begins Monday in South Carolina, the presidential election is getting most of the attention. However, one other federal government race and many more at state and local levels will also be on the ballot.

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Current and former South Carolinians can find out if they have any extra money lying around by visiting the State Treasurer’s Office online. In order to find out if they have any missing money, residents can search for themselves, their family and their friends on Treasurer.sc.gov for free.

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Leaders of Lexington and Richland counties gathered in West Columbia at Stone River Thursday morning to acknowledge and honor the “Midlands heroes” who have been essential workers throughout the pandemic. First responders, educators, military, and health care workers were all recognized for …