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As Richland Library continues to thoughtfully and intentionally expand services across our system, we're preparing to safely offer options for browsing and computer use, starting Monday, October 26.

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The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) wants to help riders exercise their right to vote. Presently, all The COMET and DART travel is free of charge. Funding from the CARES Act continues to help offset revenue not being collected from fares. Older adults and those with d…

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Jesica Johnson Mackey of NP Strategy joins other distinguished leaders from across South Carolina to participate in the Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI), an award-winning program of Furman University’s Riley Institute now in its 17th year.

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Retired Brigadier General Ralph (Emma McGraw Myers) Bailey and Kenneth (Rosalyn) Myers, Sr. proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Rose Myers, to Keeonn Anthony Wilson, son of Anthony Robinson and Tiffany Wilson, (Mr. and Mrs. Michael Parkinson adoptive) and (Mr. Bobby …

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Ahead of elections this fall, the League of Women Voters of the Columbia Area offers the nonpartisan election resource VOTE411.org. This “one-stop shop” for election information provides simple, helpful tools to help South Carolina voters navigate the voting process. VOTE411 provides candida…

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Calling all ghouls and goblins! EdVenture is pleased to announce Spooky Saturdays, coming this October to EdVenture’s Columbia location. (211 Gervais Street) Join us on select Saturdays in October for healthy and safe Halloween fun for the whole family; featuring spooky science shows, pumpki…

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Make tracks to Riverbanks for eight nights of safe, family-friendly fun when Boo at the Zoo returns Friday, October 23 – Friday, October 30. A limited number of timed tickets are available each evening and should be purchased in advance as most nights will sell out.

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The Lourie Center will host its annual Fall Festival on October 30 and we want you to be a part of the fun! We will be making some BIG changes this year to adapt to the "new normal" and allow for social distancing. For the first time ever, the Lourie Center Fall Festival will be an outdoor, …

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Mayor Steve Benjamin held a press conference on Monday, October 19 at the Richland County Court House to discuss the rights for all voters to cast their ballots in a safe atmosphere at polling stations on National Election Day, November 3. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, Columbia Police C…

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The Richland Library Friends and Foundation is excited to announce Ansley Kamau Pope as recipient of the 2020 Ethel Bolden Minority Fellowship. He's a graduate student in history at the University of South Carolina.

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The coronavirus pandemic and the great recession that it caused has been devastating to businesses worldwide. That has been especially true when it comes to Black-owned businesses. According to a report by the National Bureau of Economic Research, 41 percent of Black-owned businesses—some 44…

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The Columbia Museum of Art announces a series of exciting purchases in the past year of works by contemporary African American artists — Sanford Biggers, Kwame Brathwaite, Elizabeth Catlett, Sam Middleton, and Winston Wingo — that add significantly to its collection.

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Picture this ideal family scenario where a child follows in their parent’s footsteps, takes over a family business, and continues their parent’s legacy. With Dr. Kendall Miller and Dr. Willie Miller, this ideal scenario has happened in real life. Dr. Kendall Miller, son of Dr. Willie Miller,…

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On September 19, 2020 the Reverend Timothy McKinzie, Sr. was named the newly-appointed pastor of the Emmanuel A.M.E Church, located at 2130 Barhamville Road in Columbia.

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The Revival Center Northeast will continue Manna, its free food giveaway on Friday, October 23, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon as long as bags last. Bags are available for you, neighbors, relatives, or friends who would appreciate this support.

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"With most people celebrating their “birthday” virtually during 2020, to have a teenager focus on “giving” rather than receiving on their “born day” is definitely to be acknowledged!

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On September 13, 2020 in The State newspaper there was an article on page 3A titled: “Black neighborhoods at greater risk for virus.” The subtitle: This is the result of years of dis-investment in communities of color, written by Columbia City Councilwoman Tamika Isaac Devine.

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In the spring of 1961, eighteen-year-old Charles Person stopped at the Columbia, SC Trailways Bus Depot during his journey as a Freedom Rider, challenging segregation on interstate buses in one of the iconic campaigns of the Civil Rights Movement. Fifty-nine years later, on Tuesday evening, …

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The first-ever free, Drive-Through S.C. State Fair is bringing the tradition of the State Fair to fairgoers in a new way in an effort to spread joy while staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests will experience a snippet of the agriculture, arts, entertainment and food they look for…

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A.J. Lewis Greenview Elementary School first-grade teacher Mukkaramah Smith recently received the Donald H. Graves Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Writing. This prestigious honor from the National Council of English Teachers (NCTE) recognizes exceptional teachers who have demonstrate…

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Richland School District Two is excited to announce its recent awarding of a $1,000,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). Fifteen schools and approximately 1,245 military-connected students will benefit from The Whole Child Initiative grant. This grant wil…

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The Columbia Branch of the NAACP will host A March on Columbia on October 24, 2020. The theme of the event is “Together We Stand, Together We Shall Rise.”

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Richland School District Two is excited to announce its recent awarding of a $1,000,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). Fifteen schools and approximately 1,245 military-connected students will benefit from The Whole Child Initiative grant. This grant wil…