Under a cloudy sky, veterans and their family and friends gathered Monday at Piney Grove Cemetery to honor fallen members of the U.S. Armed Forces – including almost 60 buried in the historic African-American cemetery.
About 61,000 state employees would be eligible for a 3.25 percent pay hike approved Saturday by budget negotiators. About 21,000 of those employees work in Richland County, according to the state Department of Administration. Another 2,100 work in Lexington County.
It’s anchors away for a new partnership promoting sailboating on Lake Murray. Members of the Columbia Sailing Club are helping University of South Carolina students interested in the sport polish their skills by supplying boats and advice.
Helen Taylor Bradley, Mary Jackson Kirkland, Jerome Marvin Miller, Dalhi Myers and Bernice Scott compete in Tuesday’s special primary election to temporarily fill Richland County Council’s District 10 seat. Gov. Nikki Haley removed Kelvin Washington from the position after he failed to file tax returns.
Richland County sheriff’s Deputy Darlene Crawford was attending a Wednesday graduation ceremony at South Kilbourne Elementary School in Columbia, where she works as a school resource officer, when she saved a child from choking on a piece of candy.