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Local brewing businesses form new parent company

Peak Drift Brewing Company and Columbia Craft Brewing Company, both based in Columbia, have merged to form a new parent company called Craft Brew Inc. This joint venture aims to create a holding company for regional breweries, offering resources for scaling up production, in-house can printing, and leveraging economies of


State Treasurer Celebrates National 529 Day with PalmettoBaby Grants

State Treasurer Curtis Loftis has announced the return of the PalmettoBaby Grant Program in celebration of National 529 Day, observed annually on May 29. This initiative serves as a reminder to families and friends about the importance of saving for a child’s future education. “Each year, I like to remind


Blowfish raise funds for Foundation

By Thomas Grant, Jr. Defending Coastal Plain League champion Lexington County Blowfish held its second annual “Hooties” Night this past Friday. The contest against the Macon Bacon saw the team wear their Hooties themed jerseys which were auctioned off online. Proceeds from the event benefitted the Lexington Medical Center Foundation

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K9 shot and killed, suspect shot in Prosperity

Officers attempting to serve a warrant Tuesday morning in the Blacksgate neighborhood in the Prosperity area were forced into a confrontation with a suspect when he pulled a gun and shot a K-9 officer. The suspect was hiding in the home of a family member when officers tried to serve

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An arduous Mountain and an indomitable Marine

How a 70-year-old Marine officer from Columbia, S.C. proves the Marine Corps still builds men By Thomas S. Mullikin, PhD America’s Marine Corps was established on November 10, 1775, when the Continental Congress ordered that two battalions of Marines be raised for combatant service aboard ship, as Naval landing forces,


Chris Potter to Perform June 15 at Harbison Theatre

Columbia, SC – Renowned saxophonist and Columbia native Chris Potter will grace the stage at Harbison Theatre on June 15 at 7:30 PM. He will be performing with the SC Jazz Masterworks Ensemble for their season finale concert, promising an unforgettable evening of jazz. Chris Potter, who began his career


Jerry Bellune receives The Lifetime Member Award

Honoring a Quarter-Century Commitment to Literacy in Central South Carolina Turning Pages SC, a nonprofit literacy council dedicated to teaching adults to read for free, has bestowed its prestigious Lifetime Member Award upon Jerry Bellune in recognition of his unwavering dedication to literacy in central South Carolina. At 88 years

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