Local developers announce 43,750-square-foot speculative industrial development in Saxe Gotha Industrial Park

Local developers Saxe Gotha Spec, LLC announced plans for a 43,750-square-foot speculative industrial building on Old Wire Road in the Saxe Gotha Industrial Park in West Columbia, SC. Read More

Samsung Electronics Home Appliances America celebrates 5 years in South Carolina

Samsung Electronics Home Appliances America (SEHA) today celebrates its fifth anniversary in Newberry County, South Carolina. SEHA hosted a special event Tuesday to mark the milestone occasion including special guests Governor Henry McMaster, Congressman Jeff Duncan and Mark Lippert, Executive Vice President, Head of Public Affairs, Samsung Electronics America. Read More

McElveen named to First Reliance Bank Board

William Jack McElveen, Jr. has been named to the First Reliance Bank Board of Directors. Before his retirement, McElveen served as the bank’s Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. Read More

Employment lawyer Albrecht joins Burnette Shutt & McDaniel

Samantha E. Albrecht, an employment lawyer who’s practiced in Columbia for over five years, has joined Burnette Shutt & McDaniel. Read More

Richland One’s Dr. Beyonka Wider receives 2022 SCACTE Administrator of the Year Award

Richland One’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Coordinator Dr. Beyonka Wider received the 2022 South Carolina Association of Career and Technology Education Administrator of the Year Award at the S.C. Education and Business Summit on June 29 in Greenville, S.C. Read More

The Leadership Series – Brig. Gen. Patrick R. Michaelis, Fort Jackson Commander

Meet Brig. Gen. Patrick R. Michaelis, the Commander of Fort Jackson in Columbia. Michaelis grew up in a military family and was commissioned into the Army in 1993. He has held numerous positions of leadership in the Army and has had deployments in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. He also taught leadership at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Read More & Watch Here

Michael Amiridis named Great Immigrant by Carnegie Corporation of New York

Michael Amiridis, who becomes 30th president of the University of South Carolina on July 1, has been named to the Carnegie Corporation of New York’s annual list of Great Immigrants. Read More

Jim Sonefeld releases new book with EP to follow

A book that encapsulates a band still beloved by legions of fans, Swimming with the Blowfish is much more—an unpretentious, emotional story of one man’s spiritual path to a more fruitful life. Read More

SC Bar members set up sixth homeless court in Rock Hill

The SC Bar is featuring multiple attorneys and a judge for their efforts in helping set up the state’s sixth homeless court in Rock Hill. Read More

“Lock It Up, Columbia” firearm safety campaign free gun lock giveaway - June 30

The City of Columbia and Columbia Police Department have partnered with Serve and Connect to kick off the “Lock It Up, Columbia Campaign” during the BE SAFE Block Party hosted by Serve and Connect. Read More

Engineering Council launches infrastructure advancement initiative

Through the launch of its Infrastructure Works (IW) initiative, the American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina (ACEC-SC) will serve as an advisor to lawmakers regarding the state’s most pressing infrastructure projects, helping politicians secure state funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Read More

Gov. McMaster holds ceremonial bill signing for the Workforce Enhancement and Military Recognition Act

Governor Henry McMaster today was joined by S.C. Department of Veterans’ Affairs Secretary William Grimsley, members of the General Assembly, and veterans for a ceremonial bill signing of H. 3247, the Workforce Enhancement and Military Recognition Act, a bill that provides a full income tax exemption for veterans’ military retirement pay. Read More

Following Sens. Scott, Ossoff successful push, FEMA distributes $350 million in disaster relief to heirs property owners

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.)’s successful push to reform FEMA policies that discriminated against Black homeowners has helped tens of thousands of people get the help they need after natural disasters. Read More

Midlands Technical College students win gold in national skills competition

Students from the Midlands Technical College Building Construction Technology program won a gold medal at the SkillsUSA National Competition this past Friday night. Read More


See agendas for the upcoming local City Council Meetings. See the agendas here

Blink Book Review #4: Going There by Katie Couric

By Reba Hull Campbell: Katie Couric’s memoir, “Going There,” gives readers a delightful and amazingly honest narrative about not only her personal life but also many of the national and international news stories from the 1990s on. Read More


Jeff Becraft: Last week, I had the tremendous opportunity to speak at a retreat for a children’s home. I was the one who spoke at the evening sessions. In the morning sessions, a different member of the staff would have a time of looking at what is most important in life. The morning sessions were great. Read More

Folk Medicine Remedies

Tom Poland: Like the Black Crowe’s “Remedy, and its line, I need a remedy”, folks of yesteryear needed remedies and they came up with them. We call their aspiring cures “Folk Medicine.” Once again I’m writing about home remedies, folk medicine, and voodoo’s mixed bag of remedies and anti-remedies. Read More

“Lock It Up, Columbia” firearm safety campaign free gun lock giveaway - June 30

The City of Columbia and Columbia Police Department have partnered with Serve and Connect to kick off the “Lock It Up, Columbia Campaign” during the BE SAFE Block Party hosted by Serve and Connect. Read More

City’s Food Truck Fridays series continues in July

After successful operations in June the City of Columbia continues the exciting summer initiative Food Truck Fridays. Beginning on July 1, there will be new food vendors and the food trucks will operate from one location. Read More

Rikard & Protopapas hosts Donation Drive benefiting Pawmetto Lifeline

Firm supports local, no-kill animal shelter and invites others to donate items throughout the month of July. Read More

Richland County Recreation Commission announces lineup of summer camps and activities

The Richland County Recreation Commission (RCRC) is releasing their Game Plan Summer Guide that offers various events such as: family activities, special events and athletic programs for residents of all ages! Read More


The perfect date night show comes to Trustus Theatre this summer. First Date, Broadway’s musical comedy, opens on the Thigpen Main Stage on Friday, June 17th and runs through July 16th. Read More

Prime Time in the Parks teen program returns - June 10 - August 19

The Columbia Parks & Recreation Department will host 12 free teen nights for Columbia’s youth beginning Friday, June 10. Read More

Accounting/Fiscal Manager I – Banking

Posted on June 30, 2022 - Job Responsibilities: Provides accounting support to various accounting, banking and investment functions. Receives, reviews and prepares related financial reports for internal and external agency requirements. Read More

Medical Billing Specialist

Posted on June 30, 2022 - Job Summary: As a rapidly growing organization, we are looking for a full-time Billing Specialist to help us in managing our end-to-end revenue and collections cycle. Read More

Financial Aid Counselor

Posted on June 29, 2022 - Responsible for the daily operation of Direct Federal Loans (Direct, PLUS, and Perkins) via the Department of Education (ED) website, the SC Teacher Loan Programs and private loan programs on all lender platforms and monitor via the Electronic Loan Management (ELM) and (COD) Common Origination and Disbursement systems. Read More

Executive Director for the SC Arts Alliance

Posted on June 9, 2022. The Executive Director (ED) will become the third individual to fulfill this full-time role in the organization’s 40+ year history. Read More

Political Cartoons by Robert Ariail

MidlandsBiz publishes Ariail cartoons almost daily. See More

Marketing Minute: Grassroots and Grasstops Advocacy

Marketing Minute with Seth Palmer, NP Strategy: Who do you need in your advocacy corner? This week’s video shares how to get started when identifying your unique grasstops and grasstops advocates. Watch More

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