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BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is opening its first retail store in Columbia on Saturday to meet consumer demand for health care coverage and information as the Affordable Care Act, which requires individuals to carry health insurance, comes into effect next year.
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6 hrs ago | Free Times
"What's up now?" That's a common question when asking about what's going on at a museum - and it usually refers to whatever exhibition, often from elsewhere, is on display for a few months.
The South Carolina Army National Guard unit that deployed to Afghanistan with Gov. Nikki Haley's husband l is coming home.
Haley and other members of the South Carolina National Guard's Agribusiness Development Team are set to arrive in West Columbia around midday.
In its fifth year, Crafty Feast has hit its stride. The vendors get it, the shoppers get it and Columbia gets it.
City manager Teresa Wilson said 11 of the applicants are from South Carolina, including two internal candidates.
Gov. Nikki Haley says the capital city's rejection of a strong mayor referendum that she publicly backed will not affect her fight to restructure South Carolina state government.
Nicole Rusinyak, outreach coordinator at the Columbia Animal Shelter, which euthanized nearly two-thirds of the animals it took in last year.
The juicy lamb chop is served with a dab of pesto and a mild piquillo pepper, chorizo and tomato sauce, as well as pickled and grilled white asparagus.
Eight years ago, Dave Chappelle, one of the best comedians of the past 30 years, walked away from his massively successful and wildly popular Comedy Central sketch show Chappelle's Show, skipping off to Africa to get as far away from show biz as possible.
Tuesday Columbia City Council passed the first reading of an ordinance that would crack down on the sale of individual cigarettes.
The store will provide service to current members as well as guide potential customers through the shopping and enrollment process.
Cops nabbed a man Tuesday they say shot and killed the brother-in-law of Columbia, S.C., Mayor Steve Benjamin.
HHHunt Corp. -- the general partner of Auston Park at Columbia, owners of the 17-acre tract at the intersection with Fernandina Road -- was notified late Monday that the project is not moving forward.
South Carolina's prison population has dropped 2.8 percent this year, saving taxpayers $5.2 million.