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Walmart Expands Free Curbside Grocery Pickup Service to Columbia Locations

By Krishna Thakker

Walmart Expands Free Curbside Grocery Pickup Service to Columbia Locations

According to ColaDaily, Walmart launched an online grocery pickup service on Thursday at four stores located in Columbia.

The free service is said to be popular with busy parents who will fill their virtual cart as they run out of items and then schedule a weekend pickup. It enables customers to pick up their items at their local Walmart store without leaving their cars.

Big Changes for Carmike Locations in Columbia

By Krishna Thakker

Movie theater seats

AMC Entertainment Holdings has announced its merger with Carmike Cinemas. This means big changes for the two Carmike locations in the Columbia area.

According to Coladaily.com, the merger will be completed at the end of 2016 and is valued at $1.1 billion dollars. This will make it the largest chain of movie theatres in the country.

New USC Student Housing Complex Coming to Columbia

By Krishna Thakker

Construction Site

According to Coladaily.com, a new student housing complex is being built near Williams Brice Stadium for students of the University of South Carolina. Dovetail Development, which is based in Athens, Georgia, will begin construction of Wildwood Columbia by July 2016.

Wildwood Columbia will consist of 17 buildings with 327,000 square feet of residences and a 7,500 square foot clubhouse. 

How to Choose the Right College

By Krishna Thakker

George Scott

COLUMBIA, S.C– George Scott, president of Seeds of Wealth Financial Group, spoke to an audience of students and their parents, at Ridge View High School about paying for college and choosing the best one for you.

Scott told parents there are 3 major factors that go into choosing a college - Head, Hand, and Heart.

Understanding the Financial Aid Process

By Krishna Thakker

Financial Aid Class

COLUMBIA, S.C. – George Scott, president of Seeds of Wealth Financial Group, spoke to an audience of students and their parents, at Ridge View High School about paying for college.

His number one advice was for parents to submit a FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid) form. After this form is submitted, the Federal Student Aid office responds to them with an SAR (Student Aid Report) which informs the family of their EFC (Expected Family Contribution).