Mayors strive for collaboration as growth takes off in Midlands

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Being able to lean on the strengths of neighboring cities and towns is essential to furthering the area’s development, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin said Thursday during the Columbia Regional Business Report’s quarterly “Power Breakfast” networking event. Read More...

Amazon to add more full-time jobs at West Columbia fulfillment center

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The 1.25-million-square-foot Midlands facility is one of 50 fulfillment centers in in the United States that the Seattle-based online retailer operates. The company today announced plans to add 6,000 full-time jobs at fulfillment centers in 19 cities. Read More...

New wellness, rehabilitation facility opens in Forest Acres

The 6,000-square-foot facility, which houses Doctors Wellness Center and Progressive Physical Therapy, offers a range of services that include occupational therapy, pain management and personal training. The building is located at 2005 N. Beltline Blvd., just down the road from Richland Mall.

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Charleston School of Law cutting faculty, facilities

A cost-cutting initiative is allowing the school to remain open. Since last May, 24 staff members and four faculty members have left the school through buyouts, voluntary separation packages and attrition. Read More...

Newberry, Clemson sign dual-degree program

Students will be able to complete their first three years of study at Newberry College where they fulfill all general education and other graduation requirements. The next two years are spent at Clemson where students complete course requirements for an Engineering degree. Read More...


Quiet on the set: Movie being filmed on FMU campus

The South Carolina-and California-based independent film company G It’s Entertainment Inc. is slated to wrap up filming of a made-for-TV movie on the FMU campus Thursday. The broadcast destination for the project is uncertain. Read More...

Wells Fargo gives $75,000 to United Way child literacy program

The gift, presented at Harbison West Elementary School, was made to support the Midlands Reading Consortium. The program is a volunteer tutoring initiative aimed at improving language skills and reading proficiency for students in pre-kindergarten through third grade. Read More...