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...

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...

Online platforms aim to reach underserved legal market

Much in the way WebMD is pulling patients out of hospital rooms and onto the internet, online legal advice and lawyer-free apps are keeping some clients out of firms. Read More...

Rural Infrastructure Authority awards $14.2 million in grants

Most of the funding will be used to upgrade or improve aging facilities to protect public health and ensure environmental compliance. The remaining grants will increase infrastructure to support existing businesses and new economic opportunities. Read More...

Columbia’s new baseball team moving up from Savannah

The team will play be an affiliate of the New York Mets and play in the South Atlantic League. A new nickname, logo and team colors will be picked before the team opens the 2016 season at Spirit Communications Park. 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...

Firehouse Subs of America donates $50,000 to foundation

The funds will go toward purchasing and distributing 2,000 carbon monoxide alarms to homes throughout the Midlands of South Carolina.  Read More...