By Al Dozier Plans for a commercial development on a 30-acre site at Dreher Shoals Road and Farming Creek Road stalled Tuesday after several residents voiced concerns at the Irmo Town Council meeting about the impact on nearby residential communities. An ordinance that would change zoning for the area fromContinue Reading

District Five Foundation’s annual Fall Gala fundraiser, called an ‘Evening for Education’, will be presented on Thursday, October 6 at the River Center at Saluda Shoals. The program includes food and drinks by Dupre Catering and entertainment provided by the Carolina Jazz Xperience. There will be many items on displayContinue Reading

The fifth annual ColaJazz Fest will takes place September 24 and 25. It is a weekend celebrating local and national jazz stars. September 24 will be a gala featuring two concerts inside the main lobby of the South Carolina State Museum. Tickets are $50 per person for general admission andContinue Reading

Congaree National Park is seeking entries for the Annual SwampFest Student Art Competition. The competition is an opportunity for young artists (grades K-8) from the Midlands to showcase their talent while celebrating the outdoors, Congaree National Park, and local heritage. This year’s theme is, “Colorful Congaree.” Entries should highlight theContinue Reading

The City of Cayce has announced the return of the Cayce Fall Fest. Fall Fest will be held October 1, from noon – 6 pm at Granby Gardens Park, located at 1800 12th Street in Cayce. The culturally diverse event will have festivities including: live music, a DJ and danceContinue Reading

Columbia Animal Services is offering free pet adoptions September 16 – 21. “We are looking forward to participating in this year’s annual Clear the Shelters event. Clear the Shelters is a great opportunity for shelter pets to find homes and it also helps ease capacity issues in local shelters. AllContinue Reading

Piney Woods Elementary School hosted their second First Responders Parade. Dozens of emergency vehicles paraded down the carline. Students, faculty and staff showed their appreciation for the hard work these local heroes in the community.Continue Reading

The sounds of West and Southern Africa are making their way to the Midlands. Step Afrika. is coming to Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College ([email protected]) this Saturday, September 17 at 7:30 pm. “Step Afrika. combines dance, music, and storytelling into a high-energy performance” says Kristin Cobb, executive director ofContinue Reading

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time when Lexington County Public Library (LCPL) joins the American Library Association (ALA) and other libraries nationwide to remind everyone a library card is an important tool on the path to achievement and lifelong learning. This year’s theme is “find your voice atContinue Reading