A photo of the fountain in Finlay Park that has not worked for years. The city is in the process...Read More
The Midlands Area Consortium for the Homeless (MACH) hosted its annual prayer breakfast that brought community members and advocates together to discuss hunger and homelessness in the Midlands.Read More
Transitions Homeless Shelter is emphasizing art at their upcoming fundraiser by supporting artists within the shelter.Read More
For South Carolina’s large homeless population, finding shelter during a storm is difficult. Some shelters in Columbia and the Upstate open extra emergency shelters during extreme weather, and churches around Columbia also opened their doors to the homeless population during Hurricane Florence.Read More
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S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster declares a state of emergency, does not order a coastal evacuation ahead of Hurricane Ian's projected Friday arrival in the Palmetto State. Read more by @kaileycota: https://carolinanewsandreporter.cic.sc.edu/mcmaster-orders-no-evacuations-ahead-of-hurricane-but-warns-of-flooding-high-winds/
COMING UP: Richland County has the highest homeless population in South Carolina.
How are local homeless shelters bracing for the impact of #Ian? I’ve got the story on @USCCarolinaNews at 4.
Lexington Co. Sherriff Jay Koon speaks on the impact the budget analysis had on his department.
Based on a compensation analysis McMaster initiated, the latest budget provides $40 million in new dollars for law enforcement recruitment and retention pay raises.