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Explore 10 festive holiday markets in the Midlands: unique gifts, local crafts, festive foods, and seasonal cheer await.
Mike Gibson, a topiary artist in Columbia, transforms landscapes into living stories with his unique ‘illusion topiary’ style.
We asked, and you answered. We wanted you to think big and share with us the dream development you would bring to our rivers if you had the power to do so. See what our readers said.
The Gamecock Men’s and Women’s basketball programs look to bring excitement back to Colonial Life Arena again this year, each having a talented roster of players ready to compete.
We’re giving you the 411 on the Cola’s landmarks — from the Gervais Street Bridge to Adluh Flour. Learn about their history, fun facts, and just why Soda Citizens and visitors alike find them so iconic.
Eat and Drink
Local pecan harvest: fresh, shell-ready nuts for iconic Thanksgiving pies from historic Columbia recipes.
Lexington County is ushering in new businesses. Take a look at its recent growth and let’s dream about Columbia’s river development.
Here’s what you can do with your leftover pumpkins and how they could help out a local farmer in Columbia.
Trini Lime Caribbean Cafe is the Midlands first Trinidadian restaurant opening in Cayce’s arts district, across the street from Piecewise Coffee.
Travel and Outdoors
This Soda City-based group offers an inclusive space for bike riders of all levels to come together and explore bike-friendly streets in the area.
Planning a getaway? Check out New Orleans, Louisiana: a one-of-a-kind city with a vibrant tapestry of culture, music, history, and flavors.
From cottages to treehouses, our area is full of unique places to stay that offer guests a break from traditional motels and hotels.
Check out all the details of this club heralded as “the finest golf operation the military has to offer.”
Real Estate
Five townhomes in Columbia showcase the trend towards low-maintenance, urban living in walkable communities, blending modern amenities with unique designs.
A plan is in place to construct 300 market-rate apartments and a 520-space garage at the corner of River Drive and Sunset Boulevard.
From an artistic Bauhaus design to a renovated brick ranch home with a pool, here are four hot homes for sale in Columbia, SC.
Have a peep at these fall photo submissions from around Columbia, SC.
The USC Law School has been officially renamed in honor of Joe Rice, with a $30 million donation supporting scholarships and establishing an advocacy endowment.
Take a look at some of our favorite stories we brought you in 2023 — and learn about how you can keep them coming by supporting COLAtoday with the gift of your membership.
Richland and Lexington County voters head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 7 to vote for a variety of local races including school board, city council, and mayoral races.

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