Columbia- Richland merger makes immense sense, just like it always has

Consolidating Columbia and Richland County would eliminate duplication, encourage single vision for a single community. Mayor Steve Benjamin’s effort follows unsuccessful efforts in 1963, 1972, 1988, 1990, 1994, plus countless proposed service mergers. It’s a great idea that has high statutory and political hurdles to overcome

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Meet South Carolina football commitment Zay Brown

Clarke Central High School defensive back Zay Brown joins South Carolina’s 2017 football recruiting class.
Meet South Carolina football commitment Zay Brown 1:44

Meet South Carolina football commitment Zay Brown

Christmas in July brings smiles at EdVenture 0:53

Christmas in July brings smiles at EdVenture

Residents in Kingstree still recovering from flood 1:34

Residents in Kingstree still recovering from flood

Camden's Wal-Mart has higher than average crime reports 0:52

Camden's Wal-Mart has higher than average crime reports