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South Carolina Department of Public Safety
08/10/2019

South Carolina Department of Public Safety

School will start soon, and that means buses will be back on the roads in South Carolina. Do you know when you are — and aren't — supposed to stop for a stopped school bus? We've got you covered. Take a look:

Elgin Lights will open for one weekend July 26 - 28 for a Christmas in July event to raise funds for the construction of...
07/16/2019
Elgin Lights to open this month for fundraiser

Elgin Lights will open for one weekend July 26 - 28 for a Christmas in July event to raise funds for the construction of Camp Cole a local camp just outside Columbia, similar to Camp Kemo held in Greenville. There will be live music by Frayed Knot, food and drink (no coolers allowed). Seven museums will be open featureing toys, trains, tractors, blacksmith shop, [ 58 more words ]
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Elgin Lights will open for one weekend July 26 – 28 for a Christmas in July event to raise funds for the construction of Camp Cole a local camp just outside Columbia, similar to Camp Kemo hel…

The 2019 Division I-AA Coaches Pitch Lexington National Allstars have won the state championship and will represent the ...
07/16/2019
Lexington National Allstars win state

The 2019 Division I-AA Coaches Pitch Lexington National Allstars have won the state championship and will represent the state of South Carolina in the Dixie Youth Baseball World Series. They will be heading to the World Series in Ruston, Louisiana at the end of the month. Team Members are: Evans Herndon, Hamp Watts, Connor Golden, Mason Iser, Easton Crocker, Hunter Britt, Tate Dorr, Finn Hazelrigg, Patrlck Norris, Brady Hawn, Alex Clamp, and Cj Long. The Team Manager is Gresham Beverly. Coaches are Chris Norris, Blake Britt, Shane Watts, and Justin Crocker.
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The 2019 Division I-AA Coaches Pitch Lexington National Allstars have won the state championship and will represent the state of South Carolina in the Dixie Youth Baseball World Series. They will b…

James C. Hester, Sr., age 61, has pled guilty in Lexington County to Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor - Third Degree...
07/16/2019
Man sentenced to 15 years for sexual assault of child

James C. Hester, Sr., age 61, has pled guilty in Lexington County to Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor - Third Degree for sexually abusing a child under the age of 11. The child reported the abuse occurred over the course of a year, beginning in the summer of 2017, when she was 9 years old. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department… [ 140 more words ]
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James C. Hester, Sr., age 61, has pled guilty in Lexington County to Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor – Third Degree for sexually abusing a child under the age of 11. The child reported t…

Story and photos by Jennifer Scales, Columbia VA Health Care System Public Affairs Shoes, blankets, socks, sweat shirts,...
07/16/2019
Columbia VA helps veterans with basic needs

Story and photos by Jennifer Scales, Columbia VA Health Care System Public Affairs Shoes, blankets, socks, sweat shirts, toiletries and other items were provided during an internal Needs Stand Down, June 27 at the Columbia VA Health Care System. Veterans on the receiving and giving end of this event were grateful and appreciative throughout the process. The first Veteran grateful for free items, which were donated by various individuals and… [ 362 more words ]
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Story and photos by Jennifer Scales, Columbia VA Health Care System Public Affairs Shoes, blankets, socks, sweat shirts, toiletries and other items were provided during an internal Needs Stand Down…

BY: Edward M. ”Jib” Colie, III Ok, Husbands and wives, friends and lovers are you ready for the annual LMYRA couples Rac...
07/16/2019
The Inland Sea: July 18

BY: Edward M. ”Jib” Colie, III Ok, Husbands and wives, friends and lovers are you ready for the annual LMYRA couples Race? This race can be a real test of teamwork between husband and wife, friends, lovers or a test of their relationship depending on their experience and approach to the racing and sailing in general. The results are always fun to watch. [ 387 more words ]
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BY: Edward M. ”Jib” Colie, III Ok, Husbands and wives, friends and lovers are you ready for the annual LMYRA couples Race? This race can be a real test of teamwork between husband and wife, friends…

By Dr. Jed N. Snyder Do you remember a time when you really wanted to be strong but instead it was as though you fell fl...
07/16/2019
Jesus Every Day: Making the impossible possible

By Dr. Jed N. Snyder Do you remember a time when you really wanted to be strong but instead it was as though you fell flat? Frequently, when we are faced with some challenge, especially an emotional or spiritual challenge, we find our resources are inadequate. In the Bible in the New Testament we are given a way to succeed in these difficult times. [ 275 more words ]
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By Dr. Jed N. Snyder Do you remember a time when you really wanted to be strong but instead it was as though you fell flat? Frequently, when we are faced with some challenge, especially an emotiona…

By Ellen Coffee Hattie’s View With exception of two elderly Grandpas there were no men on our block. The young fathers a...
07/16/2019
Hattie’s View: The village-hood

By Ellen Coffee Hattie’s View With exception of two elderly Grandpas there were no men on our block. The young fathers and husbands were all deployed. We lived on the 1100 block of Greene Street, at Lower Main, in downtown Columbia. Mom, baby brother Len and I, were surviving with the help of neighbors during Dads Naval assignment in WWII. … [ 516 more words ]
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By Ellen Coffee Hattie’s View With exception of two elderly Grandpas there were no men on our block. The young fathers and husbands were all deployed. We lived on the 1100 block of Greene Street, a…

SCANA Corporation and its subsidiaries paid South Carolina counties more than $209 million in property taxes for propert...
01/19/2018
SCANA pays more than $209 million in taxes

SCANA Corporation and its subsidiaries paid South Carolina counties more than $209 million in property taxes for property assessed in 2017. “These funds are essential to the counties throughout the state,” said Iris Griffin, chief financial officer for SCANA. “From funding local law enforcement agencies and helping students receive a quality education, to maintaining public streets and roadways, these dollars help residents of South Carolina in very meaningful ways.” [ 126 more words ]

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SCANA Corporation and its subsidiaries paid South Carolina counties more than $209 million in property taxes for property assessed in 2017. “These funds are essential to the counties throughout the state,” said Iris Griffin, chief financial officer for SCANA. “From funding local law enforcemen...

Lexington County Council elected the new Chairman and Vice Chairman of Council January 9. The Council selected Chairman ...
01/18/2018
Lexington County Council elects Chair, Vice Chair

Lexington County Council elected the new Chairman and Vice Chairman of Council January 9. The Council selected Chairman Debra “Debbie” Summers, of Council District 4 – Springdale, parts of Lexington, parts of Oak Grove and parts of Cayce, to serve as this year’s Chairman of Council. Chairman Summers has been serving on County Council for 14 years and is in her fourth term. [ 205 more words ]

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Lexington County Council elected the new Chairman and Vice Chairman of Council January 9. The Council selected Chairman Debra “Debbie” Summers, of Council District 4 – Springdale, parts of Lexington, parts of Oak Grove and parts of Cayce, to serve as this year’s Chairman of Council. Chairman...

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Association presented the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department with its Ex...
11/24/2017
Police group honors Lexington County Sheriff’s Department

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Association presented the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department with its Excellence in Law Enforcement award November 7 at the association’s annual training conference. “The SCLEOA Excellence in Law Enforcement award is a testament to the great men and women who work throughout our entire department,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “I was grateful and honored to accept the award on behalf of all our employees. [ 54 more words ]

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The South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Association presented the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department with its Excellence in Law Enforcement award November 7 at the association’s annual training conference. “The SCLEOA Excellence in Law Enforcement award is a testament to the great men and wo...

Columbia’s working poor need help with the completion of their annual tax returns. For many, the tax return, with its ea...
11/24/2017
Volunteers needed to prepare free tax returns

Columbia’s working poor need help with the completion of their annual tax returns. For many, the tax return, with its earned income and childcare credits, is a roadblock to receiving a much-needed tax refund that often represents 25 percent of a family’s annual income. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers help Midlands’ households by ensuring individuals claim all deductions and credits available. [ 349 more words ]

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Columbia’s working poor need help with the completion of their annual tax returns. For many, the tax return, with its earned income and childcare credits, is a roadblock to receiving a much-needed tax refund that often represents 25 percent of a family’s annual income. Volunteer Income Tax Assistanc...

The State Museum is offering a new series of workshops November 18; January 20 and February 24 from 5 pm until 8 pm The ...
11/24/2017
Museum offers family astronomy workshops

The State Museum is offering a new series of workshops November 18; January 20 and February 24 from 5 pm until 8 pm The workshops are designed for anyone looking to buy a telescope or those that already have one and might need assistance learning how to use it. Each workshop will be led by museum astronomers in the Boeing Observatory classroom. [ 228 more words ]

http://gpstrianglenews.com/museum-offers-family-astronomy-workshops/

The State Museum is offering a new series of workshops November 18; January 20 and February 24 from 5 pm until 8 pm The workshops are designed for anyone looking to buy a telescope or those that already have one and might need assistance learning how to use it. Each workshop will be led by

Lexington Medical Center’s clinical expansion project reached an important milestone November 9 with a topping out cerem...
11/24/2017
Last beam placed at top of new patient care tower

Lexington Medical Center’s clinical expansion project reached an important milestone November 9 with a topping out ceremony. This significant event occurs when the last beam is placed atop a structure during its construction. The top beam for Lexington Medical Center’s new patient care tower contains the signatures of hundreds of Lexington Medical Center employees who have signed it this year. [ 323 more words ]

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Lexington Medical Center’s clinical expansion project reached an important milestone November 9 with a topping out ceremony. This significant event occurs when the last beam is placed atop a structure during its construction. The top beam for Lexington Medical Center’s new patient care tower contain...

EdVenture has announced its schedule of events and programs that highlight the holiday season and offer guests ways to c...
11/24/2017
EdVenture Holiday Schedule

EdVenture has announced its schedule of events and programs that highlight the holiday season and offer guests ways to celebrate. All events and programs are free with museum admission unless indicated. Specific times vary. Visit Edventure.org for more information. Gingerbread Jamboree – November 25 - December 24 EdVenture’s annual Gingerbread Jamboree features special holiday events and programs such as Saturdays with Santa, the Festival of Sharing, An Evening with Sensitive Santa; Literacy Alive and more. [ 247 more words ]

https://gpstrianglenews.com/edventure-holiday-schedule/

EdVenture has announced its schedule of events and programs that highlight the holiday season and offer guests ways to celebrate. All events and programs are free with museum admission unless indicated. Specific times vary. Visit Edventure.org for more information. Gingerbread Jamboree – November 25...

Thanksgiving week only at The Township Auditorium. The holiday classic Features international guest artists, a company o...
11/23/2017
Carolina Ballet presents The Nutcracker starting November 21

Thanksgiving week only at The Township Auditorium. The holiday classic Features international guest artists, a company of over 150 performers together with full Orchestra and chorus. Performances are November 21 and 22 at 10 am, November 24 and 25 at 7:30 pm, and November 26, at 3 PM. This performance marks the 30th Season Of Carolina Ballet. This is the only full-length production of this holiday classic in Columbia that uses Full orchestra and chorus. [ 1,270 more word ]

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Thanksgiving week only at The Township Auditorium. The holiday classic Features international guest artists, a company of over 150 performers together with full Orchestra and chorus. Performances are November 21 and 22 at 10 am, November 24 and 25 at 7:30 pm, and November 26, at 3 PM. This performan...

Palmetto Health Patient and Family Advisory Council now is accepting applications. The council is a partnership among he...
11/22/2017
Palmetto Health recruiting for advisory council

Palmetto Health Patient and Family Advisory Council now is accepting applications. The council is a partnership among health care practitioners, patients and families that will lead to the best outcomes and enhance the quality and safety of patients, family members and providers. Palmetto Health is looking for patients and family members who are engaged in the health care experience at Palmetto Health facilities and willing to share their thoughts and ideas with us. [ 169 more words ]

http://gpstrianglenews.com/palmetto-health-recruiting-for-advisory-council/

Palmetto Health Patient and Family Advisory Council now is accepting applications. The council is a partnership among health care practitioners, patients and families that will lead to the best outcomes and enhance the quality and safety of patients, family members and providers. Palmetto Health is…

Ameris Bank’s 8th annual company-wide Helping Fight Hunger food drive initiative collected more than 999,000 non-perisha...
11/22/2017
Ameris Bank helping fight hunger

Ameris Bank’s 8th annual company-wide Helping Fight Hunger food drive initiative collected more than 999,000 non-perishable food items in October that were donated to food banks throughout the Southeast where the bank has a presence. Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, also collectively donated $100,000 that was distributed among all the food banks that received the collected food items. [ 156 more words ]

http://gpstrianglenews.com/ameris-bank-helping-fight-hunger/

Ameris Bank’s 8th annual company-wide Helping Fight Hunger food drive initiative collected more than 999,000 non-perishable food items in October that were donated to food banks throughout the Southeast where the bank has a presence. Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, also collective...

Mast Store is helping Share the Warmth in all its communities by holding a coat collection now through November 30. Colu...
11/22/2017
Share the warmth with local businesses

Mast Store is helping Share the Warmth in all its communities by holding a coat collection now through November 30. Columbia Sportswear, Mast Store’s vendor partner, is making a donation of new coats, jackets, and fleeces to keep the chill away, too. The Share the Warmth coat collection is in its 13th year, and Columbia is supporting the efforts for the ninth year. [ 129 more words ]

http://gpstrianglenews.com/share-the-warmth-with-local-businesses/

Mast Store is helping Share the Warmth in all its communities by holding a coat collection now through November 30. Columbia Sportswear, Mast Store’s vendor partner, is making a donation of new coats, jackets, and fleeces to keep the chill away, too. The Share the Warmth coat collection is in its 13...

Bill Funds Military, National Security Projects & SRS Congressman Joe Wilson issued the following statement after House ...
11/16/2017
Wilson Praises House Passage of Bill

Bill Funds Military, National Security Projects & SRS Congressman Joe Wilson issued the following statement after House passage of the FY18 National Defense Authorization Act conference report: “As Chairman of the Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee and one of Speaker Ryan’s conferees, I strongly support the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act and celebrate House passage of the conference report. “The defense bill represents a huge win for South Carolina, one of the nation’s proudest military states, because it authorizes funding for vital military and national security investments such as the Savannah River Site, including the continued construction of the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility. [ 128 more words ]

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Bill Funds Military, National Security Projects & SRS Congressman Joe Wilson issued the following statement after House passage of the FY18 National Defense Authorization Act conference report: “As Chairman of the Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee and one of Speaker Ryan’s conferees, I strongly…

Six bills included protect ratepayers and reform state agencies involved in VC Summer collapse (Columbia, SC) – House Sp...
11/10/2017
House Pre-files Utility Ratepayer Protection Legislation Package

Six bills included protect ratepayers and reform state agencies involved in VC Summer collapse (Columbia, SC) – House Speaker Jay Lucas (District 65-Darlington) issued the following statement after pre-filing six individual bills intended to protect ratepayers and restructure various agencies involved in the VC Summer nuclear facility collapse. Today is the first of two pre-filing legislative dates where bills can be submitted before the legislative session resumes in January. [ 520 more words ]

http://gpstrianglenews.com/house-pre-files-utility-ratepayer-protection-legislation-package/

Six bills included protect ratepayers and reform state agencies involved in VC Summer collapse (Columbia, SC) – House Speaker Jay Lucas (District 65-Darlington) issued the following statement after pre-filing six individual bills intended to protect ratepayers and restructure various agencies involv...

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