Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The Richland County Solid Waste and Recycling made a new list of items that could be recycled.
According to a Richland County Facebook post, the following items are now recyclable in Richland County: However, you still can't recycle Styrofoam in any form.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Free doses of the drug are available for those living within a 10-mile radius of a nuclear plant.
Those living near a nuclear power plant can get free doses of potassium iodide at the Richland County Health Department, WLTX reports. Find the full list of distribution sites here. Potassium idodide will protect residents' thyroid gland from radiation. Read more HERE.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Tires, computers, computer accessories, televisions, and many more items are on the list of things that will be accepted during the event.
Cleaning out the garage and need to get rid of some junk? Remember you have to dispose of these things properly! Richland County's Electronic Recycling event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, 3000 S. Beltline Blvd., Columbia. The following materials will be accepted, according to the Keep the Midland Beautiful website: For more information, call the Richland County Solid Waste & Recycling Department at 576-2446.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The following calls have been made to the Richland County Sheriff's Office.
For more information, see the Richland County Sheriff's Office website.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The incident happened on Parklane Road.
Deputies are looking for a man who allegedly robbed a First Citizens Bank on Parklane Road Tuesday morning. He was allegedly wearing a black hat, black shorts and two backpacks. Read more on WISTV.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Patch spotted the pinwheels in Northeast Columbia and downtown.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and to celebrate, Richland County is putting pinwheels up around the county as part of Pinwheels for Prevention, a fundraising and community awareness program. Read the full story here. Patch spotted pinwheels downtown outside the Tapp's building, in business windows on Main Street and at Spring Valley High School. Upload your photos to this gallery.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Police are looking for a man who they say abducted a woman Tuesday.
More than 250 fewer violent crimes were reported in 2011 compared to 2010.
South Carolina saw a 21 percent jump in murders and a 7 percent increase in rapes in 2011, bucking a downward trend of the past generation. Richland County had 25 murders, 189 rapes and 2,564 aggravated assaults. In 2010, 27 murders were reported in Richland County. The other two violent crime categories tracked by state officials, and released Monday for the 2011 calendar year — aggravated assaults and robberies — fell from 2010 to 2011. In total, violent crimes across the state fell slightly, according to the report, "Crime in South Carolina 2011," produced annually by the State Law Enforcement Division and the S.C. Department of Public Safety. Violent crimes have been generally declining across the state and nation for the past 40 …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The expansion of Constantia Hueck Foils is expected to bring 15 new jobs to the county.
Constantia Hueck Foils LLC, an Austria-based manufacturer of foil- and film-based packaging, will expand its current production facility in Richland County, bringing 15 new jobs. The company will add 15,000 square feet and additional equipment to its Northpoint production facility at 1111 Northpoint Boulevard in Blythewood — a $12 million investment. A local contractor has been selected, and construction of the facility addition is expected to begin in April and be completed by October. The company will begin the hiring process for the new positions later this summer. Governor Nikki Haley's office announced the expansion Thursday. “It is always exciting to see another international company decide to expand its presence in the Palmetto …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Keep an eye out for this missing person.
Sharon Denise Henderson, now 38, has been missing from Richland County for a few years. Stats on Henderson: DOB: March 29, 1974 Height: 5-foot-3 Weight: 180 Eyes: Brown Hair: Black