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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…

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.).