County goes to work finding new occupant for Bose plant

 

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Richland County’s director of economic development, Nelson Lindsay, says the most likely use of the 470,000-square-foot, Class A facility would be a light- and medium-advanced manufacturing company. The building is up for sale as Bose earlier announced plans to end manufacturing operations at the Blythewood plant in September.

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USC Alumni Association launches online campaign against South Main dorm

The website “Save Our Horseshoe,” which went live Monday morning, gives visitors the opportunity to sign a petition against a Memphis, Tenn., developer’s project that calls for a 15-story building at the current site of Sandy’s, a restaurant. The petition had more than 2,000 signatures as of Monday afternoon, My Carolina executive director Jack Claypoole said. Read More...

Lexington Medical Center announces new president and CEO

Augsburger_Tod_ webTod Augsburger, who has served as Lexington Medical Center’s senior vice president and COO since 1999, was unanimously approved by the hospital’s board of directors last week. He succeeds Mike Biediger, who will retire later this year after serving in the role since 1996.

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Providence Orthopedic names new medical directors

Thomas Gross, who has been in private practice at Columbia’s Midlands Orthopedics since 1994, is coming on as orthopedics director while James O’Leary has been named sports medicine director. He has been at Midlands Orthopedics since 2000 and was elected president of the S.C. Orthopedic Association in 2011. Read More...

Spirit, City of Columbia unveil free Main Street Wi-Fi

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Spirit’s footprint in the area continued to stretch today, when the business and the City of Columbia officially unveiled the free public Main Street Wi-Fi, called #SPIRIT4U, which stretches from Gervais Street to Washington Street.  Read More...


$7B state budget to fund roads, body cameras, employee bonuses

The plan provides $3.4 million in the Department of Public Safety budget, which includes $2.4 million base funding and $1 million one-time funding for 2,000 body cameras for police officers. The supplemental appropriations bill includes $216.3 million in one-time money for county transportation committees to be spent on state secondary roads. Read More...

Columbia College to offer fast-track program for female entrepreneurs

The 10-week program will be presented in Columbia, Charleston and Greenville. Participants will have access to a mentor and business counseling sessions as well as weekly classes.

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