LifePoint Health acquires Providence Hospitals for undisclosed price

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The for-profit company based in Brentwood, Tenn., has signed a letter of intent to acquire the Columbia hospital for an undisclosed price, founding organization Sisters of Charity Health System said Tuesday. The long-rumored sale of the hospital was first reported as imminent in April. Read More...

NAI Avant to lease office space in new ballpark building

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The commercial real estate firm is leasing 85,000 square feet of Class A space in the building, which is being built along the first base side of the new Spirit Communications Park.  Read More...

City celebrates affordable housing project in Lyon Street community

Columbia’s Community Development Department provided more than $738,000 in federal HOME funds to finance the project. Floor plans include two-story properties with three bedrooms and two and one-half baths and a single-story plan with three bedrooms and two full baths. Read More...

SCANA reports Q2 earnings of $99M

So far this year, the power company has reporting earnings of $499 million, compared with $289 million for the same period in 2014. Year-to-date earnings in 2015 include a $202 million sale of subsidiaries Carolina Gas Transmission and SCANA Communications Inc. Read More...

Developers move forward with Village at River’s Edge, look to bury area’s questionable past

What started as an opportunity years ago to revitalize one of Columbia’s most troubled neighborhoods quickly became the subject of a federal investigation into its then-developer’s schemes. But after years of uncertainty surrounding the project, new investors officially broke ground Wednesday on the area’s second phase, moving ahead with the good intentions the enterprise initially sought. Read More...


App-based parking meter pay system coming to Columbia

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PassportParking, a free app provided by Charlotte-based Passport, will allow drivers to pump any Columbia meter using their smartphone. It comes after the city’s parking services department allowed people to pay fines online earlier this year. Read More...

Taylor joins McNair’s environmental practice

Clemson University graduate Stacy Taylor has environmental experience in regulatory, transactional and litigation experience, having represented both mid-market and multinational clients in a range of issues.  Read More...