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Haley Talks Flood Costs

December 14, 2015 - Posted in News

Governor Nikki Haley held a press conference Tuesday to go over specific costs associated with the South Carolina Flood. The public assistance estimate, which includes roads and government buildings, is $300 million. The individual assistance, which is money given to...

Columbia Police Will Have New Body Cameras in Place by 2016

December 14, 2015 - Posted in News
Blue lights on top of a police car, blurred taillights in background

Columbia City Council has approved the purchase of 300 body cameras for Columbia city police, according to The State . Police Chief Skip Holbrook said Thursday, Dec. 3, that the first cameras should arrive within 30 to 45 days and will provide further accountability to the...

Haley Creates One SC Fund to Help Flood Victims

November 16, 2015 - Posted in News

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley announced the creation of the One SC fund this morning. The purpose of One SC is to help South Carolinians rebuild and repair their homes that were damaged or destroyed during the flood. The Governor is leading the effort to raise funds...

Veteran's Volunteer Group Helps Organize Flood Relief Effort

November 13, 2015 - Posted in News by Lynn Cornfoot
Volunteers

The Timberlane community was hit hard by the recent flooding in Columbia. The residents have come together to support their neighbors, and through the help of outside groups like Team Rubicon, are now better organized with their grassroots effort. To see a previous story on...

Corporal Freddie Stowers Monument Unveiled

November 12, 2015 - Posted in News by Aimee Crouch
Stowers

On Veterans Day, a special monument dedication was held at Anderson University to celebrate Corporal Freddie Stowers, the first African American from South Carolina to receive the Medal of Honor for his service in World War I. Anderson University President Evans Whitaker...

Lawsuits Filed in Wake of Flood Damage

November 12, 2015 - Posted in News by Kaitlyn Park
Lawsuit

Four lawsuits were filed Thursday morning in state civil court at Richland County’s Clerk of Court’s office alleging “negligence by organizations that controlled dams and drainage” during the catastrophic flood rains in October, reports The State . Three of the four...

Students are Playing Angry Birds in Class to Learn Computer Science

November 9, 2015 - Posted in News
Angry Birds Game

Teachers at Ballentine Elementary School are using the video game Angry Birds to teach their students basic computer coding skills. This version of Angry Birds was created by code.org , and it is “similar to what computer programmers use to create software and websites,”...

Who Will Pay to Kill Mosquitoes After Flooding?

November 6, 2015 - Posted in News
Mosquitos

After the historic flooding, S.C is facing a serious influx in the number of mosquitoes in certain areas. To solve this problem, counties in S.C. will spray for mosquitoes from the air. It will cost about $39 million to treat all the counties that are supported by the...

More Changes and Growth in The Vista

November 5, 2015 - Posted in News by Kaitlyn Park
Finlay Park

Columbia’s Vista has become a hub for citizens in the Capital City looking to live, work and play in the heart of downtown. So it should come as no surprise that the Vista is continuing to grow. Cola Daily reports that two new restaurants will soon be coming to the Vista:...

Filming in S.C. Causes Businesses to Boom

November 2, 2015 - Posted in News

The story of a young man seeking answers after being plagued with a demon his whole life is causing a lot of cash flow for Rock Hill, South Carolina. The television series Outcast has been filming in York and Chester counties since June and has pumped more then $2 million...

Music Icon to Perform at the Church in Charleston Where 9 People Were Killed in Shooting

October 30, 2015 - Posted in News by L. Steele
Emanuel

The popular Grammy-winning pop singer, musician and music producer, Pharrell Williams, will perform at the Charleston church where 9 innocent people were shot and killed this past June. According to The State , several news outlets have reported that A+E Networks and...

S.C. DSS and The Salvation Army Teamed Up To Give Temporary Housing to Flood Victims

October 30, 2015 - Posted in News by Tabitha Safdi
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The S.C. Department of Social Services and The Salvation Army have teamed up to give flood victims a place to stay, after being made homeless by the flood. According to WIS , at one point, there were over 900 flood victims staying in shelters in S.C. The DSS moved a number...

More Help Needed as Flood Damage Still Huge Issue

October 30, 2015 - Posted in News

The Timberlane area, off of South Beltline, in Columbia was one of the hardest hit during the recent floods. This community, which resides next to Gills Creek, recently moved over 2 million pounds of flood debris from 3 streets in less than 3 weeks: Timberlane, Glenhaven...

Coastal Area Continues to be Hit By Flooding

October 29, 2015 - Posted in News

Even though the impact appears minimal, coastal flooding continues to be widespread throughout the low country. King tides look to be the culprit. According to the State Newspaper , these high tides caused by astronomical factors are likely to “continue into Wednesday,...

Columbia-Based Technology Incubator Helping To Ignite Startup Companies

October 28, 2015 - Posted in News
Technology Idea

The USC / Columbia Technology Incubator recruits and then consults with high-impact startup companies in the Midlands of South Carolina. The Incubator is a nonprofit corporation sponsored by the University of South Carolina, City of Columbia and other area governments. The...

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