Element counters trade group’s charge

element pic 11-25 onlineThe company, which prints “Assembled in the USA” on the boxes of TVs shipped from its Winnsboro plant, said it’s complying with federal regulations. The Alliance for American Manufacturing says Element Electronics is misleading consumers. Read More...

Nuclear scientist becomes newest SmartState chair at USC

Ted Besmann, who previously worked at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Materials Science and Technology Division, has focused research on accident-tolerant fuels and materials that are less susceptible to the type of damage that occurred at Japan’s Fukushima commercial nuclear power plant following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Read More...

City seeks to fill vacancies on 2 panels

The city of Columbia has a position for a landscape or urban planner on the Board of Zoning Appeals Form Based Codes. It also is seeking a resident to serve a 3-year term on the Planning Commission.  Read More...

Utilities warn scammers targeting small business

People posing as utility employees call customers warning their service will be disconnected if a bill isn’t paid immediately and then tell the victim to pay up with a prepaid debit card. Small businesses are often targeted because they can’t afford to close. Read More...

Peak Corp. to locate in Clarendon County

The $6.6 million investment by the maker of automotive lifts is expected to create 59 jobs in the town of Manning. Read More...


Airport to host Toys for Tots collection event

Donations of new and wrapped toys will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 5 in the main lobby of the terminal of Columbia Metropolitan Airport. Hot chocolate and cookies during the event.  Read More...

USC’s Wright wins honor for HR research

University of South Carolina professor Patrick Wright has been recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management for his research in HR management. The awarded included a $50,000 prize. Read More...