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Columbia City Council votes to end Water/Sewer funds transfer

Columbia City Council made good on its commitment to eliminate the process of transferring money out of the City of Columbia’s Water/Sewer Fund responsibly without raising taxes, limiting services or cutting funds to public safety at a Council Work Session today. Mayor Steve Benjamin's motion, passed by Council with a unanimous 5-0 vote, commits the…
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Innovation’s value topic for state life science execs and legislators

Key South Carolina life sciences  executives will discuss the value of biomedical innovation with state legislators during SCBIO Life Sciences Industry Day, 5-7 p.m. Wed. Feb. 24 at the Capital City Club in Columbia. The discussion comes as many state and national leaders begin talking about  different proposals for government to intervention in the drug…
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Richland County Council Approves Contracts for Construction of Sidewalk Projects

Richland County, S.C. – Richland County Council approved awarding contracts for the construction of three sidewalk projects under the Richland Penny Program during their regular session meeting. Orion Construction Company will receive a contract for the Sidewalk Package S-4, or Wiley Street, for approximately $75,000. The work under the contract includes constructing a 5-foot wide…
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Harbison History Day Celebration on Monday

What:   Harbison History Day Celebration When:  Monday, Feb. 22, 11 am - noon Where: Harbison Theatre @ Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus In celebration of Black History Month, several graduates of the historic Harbison Institute will return to the site of their old college to speak to the community and ceremoniously ring the original Harbison…
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Mediation training sessions to begin March 1 in Columbia

COLUMBIA, SC – The Midlands Mediation Center (MMC) is conducting “Introduction to Mediation” training over the course of eight Tuesday evenings beginning March 1 at the mediation center near Columbia College.  Business, non-profit, human resources, and law enforcement professionals are encouraged to participate. This series emphasizes skills necessary for anyone who wants to transform and…
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Midlands colleges among recipients of UPS Scholarships

SC Independent Colleges & Universities, Inc. has distributed $36,750 in UPS Scholarships to 15 low-income students at private colleges and universities in the state. The scholarships were made possible by a grant from the UPS Educational Endowment Fund administered by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, DC. Nationally, CIC and the UPS Foundation…
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American Red Cross, City of Columbia calls on citizens to give blood

The American Red Cross is calling on the Columbia community to join a lifesaving team by giving blood. Mayor Steve Benjamin, the City of Columbia and the American Red Cross is encouraging people to score one for life at the Sixth Annual Columbia Lifesavers “Hoop it Up” blood drive on Friday, Feb. 26, from 7…
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