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A company called e-VAC Magnetics will build rare earth neodymium-iron-boron magnets like these at their future plant in Sumter. (Photo/e-VAC Magnetics)
Apr 9, 2024

Manufacturer secures $112M tax credit for its $500M-plus Sumter facility

The Department of Energy credit will support construction of plant that will supply electric vehicle supply chain with …

The city of Columbia has launched the Downtown Columbia Strategic Plan and Design Guidelines planning process. (Photo/DepositPhotos)
Apr 8, 2024

Columbia kicks off downtown strategic plan process — what to know

It has been 25 years since the adoption of the City Center Master Plan and more than 15 years since the adoption of the Innovista Master Plan.

Mar 15, 2024

Potential economic impact of professional licensures for lawfully present workforce to be unveiled at March 25 event

A report authored by Clemson University researchers that explores the economic impact of allowing lawfully present workers to receive occupational and professional licenses in various sectors will be unveiled to the public on March 25 in Greenville. Co-hosted by Hispanic Alliance and Ten at the Top, the Allied4Work event will al[...]

Columbia is conducting a count of pedestrians bicyclists — and is enrolling the public’s help. (Photo/DepositPhotos)
Feb 29, 2024

Columbia seeks public’s help in count of pedestrians, bicyclists

Transit riders, pedestrians and bicyclists are often not accounted for in traffic studies.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation has announced the next phase of its $2B infrastructure project. (Photo/DepositPhotos)
Feb 27, 2024

Next phases of South Carolina’s $2B infrastructure project announced

The South Carolina Department of Transportation announced the next phases of construction on one of the largest infrastructure projects in the state’s history.

Feb 21, 2024

PROVE IT Act Highlights America’s Climate Leadership

Young Republicans and conservatives in South Carolina and across the country are growing increasingly concerned about the need to pass smart, commonsense solutions to address the climate crisis that poses a threat to our environment and our economy. That’s why it’s heartening to see Senator Lindsey Graham and other prominent conservatives in the Senate backing […]

The Toms Creek Family Farm Mobile Food Market is the result of an allocation of American Rescue Plan Act funding from the City Council. (Photo/Deposit/Photos)
Feb 16, 2024

Mobile food market to launch in Columbia

The mobile food market will offer at least 85% of South Carolina grown produce from Toms Creek Family Farms and other local farmers.

Jan 25, 2024

STATE OF THE STATE: Governor vows to fight unions to the ‘gates of hell’

Governor vows to keep economy humming by investing in education, infrastruscture, and fighting ...

Jan 9, 2024

Individual Income Tax filing season opens January 29

Individual Income Tax filing season opens January 29 What you need to know: • The SCDOR will begin accepting 2023 Individual Income Tax returns on January 29, 2024. • The SCDOR will begin processing returns February 5 to allow employers to meet the January 31 W-2 submission deadline. The filing deadline for both state and […]

Councilwoman Jesica Mackey and Councilman Derrek Pugh were elected as new chair and vice chair, respectively. (Photo/Provided)
Jan 4, 2024

Richland County Council elects new leadership for 2024

The Richland County Council officially elected new leadership for 2024.

Dec 28, 2023

Employment and unemployment numbers grow in South Carolina

Both employment and unemployment climbed in South Carolina according to the Department of Employment and Workforce. More people in the state started looking for work but the number of workers also grew by …

Chief Holbrook addresses how the new Law Enforcement and Judicial Center enhances the City of Columbia Police Department, as City Manager Teresa Wilson looks on. (Photo/Provided)
Dec 15, 2023

Columbia unveils location for new law enforcement, judicial center

The former Police Headquarters, at 1 Justice Square, has served the community for over a century, while the move consolidates the operational efficiency of the city’s law enforcement and judicial divisions.