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Hear about Wade Hampton’s Iron Scouts, the ‘Confederate Special Forces’

[caption id="attachment_21506" align="alignleft" width="300"] Michael Thomas[/caption] COLUMBIA, S.C. – They were stationed permanently behind enemy lines, where they gathered intelligence, identified targets of opportunity, and engaged in guerrilla warfare. Union soldiers dubbed them the “Iron Scouts.” To author Michael Thomas, they were “Confederate Special Forces.” Thomas, who has written a book about the special unit…
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Leadership South Carolina Opens 40th Anniversary Celebration Projects have raised more than $500,000 statewide

Leadership South Carolina Opens 40th Anniversary Celebration Projects have raised more than $500,000 statewide Governors, lawmakers, business and civic leaders are among more than 2,000 graduates of the state’s oldest and most-respected leadership organization Leadership South Carolina projects have raised thousands for everything from senior care and literacy to hunger relief, rural infrastructure and disaster…
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Lexington’s rebuilt and expanded Chick-fil-A opens March 19; Operator celebrating more than 40 years of service with Chick-fil-A

[gallery link="file" columns="2" size="full" ids="20853,20852"] LEXINGTON, S.C. (March 19, 2018) –Nearly 25 years after it first opened its doors and more than five months after it was closed for a complete rebuild, the original Lexington Chick-fil-A restaurant at 5560 Sunset Boulevard will reopen with the chain’s newest design on March 19. The re-opening of the…
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“South Carolina Poor People’s Campaign to Deliver Campaign Demands to State Lawmakers Including a Call for Medicaid Expansion, Clean Water, and A Living Wage for Teachers and State Employees.”

Columbia, SC — The South Carolina Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival will return to the state capitol this week to deliver the Campaign’s Moral Agenda and hold newly elected officials accountable to the needs and demands of the 2.1 million poor and low income people in South Carolina. While a Presidential…
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SRS Emergency Preparedness Exercise February 27

The Savannah River Site (SRS) will conduct a site-wide emergency preparedness exercise on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Emergency vehicles and mock security measures may be visible at the site boundary and/or barricades beginning in the morning and lasting into the afternoon. In the event of an actual emergency, media will be notified by SRS public information…
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Museum lecture to assess the effectiveness of the Civil War naval blockade

[caption id="attachment_20269" align="alignleft" width="300"] Michael Brem Bonner[/caption] COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Union blockade of Southern ports during the Civil War was a huge enterprise. To carry it out, the U.S. Navy grew to 500 ships and 100,000 men. But it wasn’t as effective at stopping smugglers as many have assumed. That’s the conclusion reached by…
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Leading Statewide Association for Nursery and Landscape Professionals, the SCGIA, Elects 2019-2020 Board of Directors

South Carolina – The members of the South Carolina Green Industry Association (SCGIA) elected their 2019-2020 Board of Directors at the 2019 Annual Trade Show and Convention. The Trade Show was held in Columbia at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center with more than 700 attendees and 200 exhibitors  from January 29, 2019 through February 1, 2019. The Association awarded $10,000 in scholarships to students in the horticulture field. At…
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Enterprising Women Magazine Announces 2019 Enterprising Women of the Year Award Winners

Prestigious Awards Program Recognizes World’s Top Women Entrepreneurs COLUMBIA, S.C. February 12, 2019 – A local business owner, Karen R Jenkins of KRJ Consulting, was recently recognized for outstanding achievements. Enterprising Women magazine, has announced the winners of the 2019 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards, an annual tribute to the world’s top women entrepreneurs.…
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Hotel Trundle Receives Golden Nail Award from Columbia Chamber of Commerce

Columbia’s first boutique hotel recognized for renovations to historic building COLUMBIA, S.C. – Hotel Trundle, Columbia’s first boutique hotel, has been awarded the prestigious Golden Nail Award by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. This award is in recognition of Hotel Trundle’s contribution to enhancing the physical character of the greater Midlands region through the renovations…
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