Each summer, the skies over Bomb Island on Lake Murray come to life as the Purple Martins arrive for their annual vacation. It is estimated that more than one million birds venture north for the summer, roosting on the island and providing spectators with a rare glimpse of one ofContinue Reading

Prisma Health is making a significant investment of $41 million to revolutionize the patient experience across its health system by deploying the latest smart bed technology. This initiative aims to support the care team and enhance patient care by replacing outdated inpatient beds with 1,500 state-of-the-art Hillrom smart beds andContinue Reading

Columbia officials met with a delegation from the Republic of Ghana July 11 to build upon the sisterly relations that exist between Ghana and South Carolina. It was a portion of the Ghanaian Delegation’s three-day visit in Columbia to further explore possible areas of cooperation in regards to trade, investments,Continue Reading

Local fisherman Brian McLaughlin made quite a splash last weekend by reeling in a massive 65 lb. catfish at Santee. McLaughlin, who was fishing with Wayne Kanipe of K&K Printing, hooked the giant fish using cut bait in approximately 8 feet of water. McLaughlin, who owns Onesimus Venture Pressure WashingContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. With nine games remaining in the second half of the Coastal Plain League season, the Lexington County Blowfish find themselves in a two-way battle for first place. Standing in the way of the defending league champions returning to the post-season are the red-hot Martinsville Mustangs. EnteringContinue Reading

Local author Arthur M. James has created a compelling and panoramic view of World War II in his latest work, Untertauchen: A Historical Novel. This 616-page fictional novel is written from the perspective of a German Jewish couple struggling to survive the inhumane violence and destruction of the Third Reich.Continue Reading

Local resident John Walker of Irmo recently made quite the splash when he reeled in a massive catch from a local pond. Using red worms as bait, Walker hooked what he describes as the biggest fish he’s ever caught in the area. Walker’s successful catch was made possible thanks toContinue Reading