• Lack of Olympia Avenue sidewalks worries some residents

    by  • July 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

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    By Kyle Keck and Danyell Lynn July 25, 2013 When Daniel June walks along Olympia Avenue, he dreads a particular section. Right around the Delaware Street intersection, the sidewalk disappears into a patch of tall grass, and he’s suddenly walking dangerously close to traffic. To make matters worse, that stretch of road wraps around...

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    Town/Gown: Olympia struggles with student influx

    by  • July 19, 2013 • 0 Comments

    By Kyle Heck July 19, 2013 Vi Hendley has lived in Olympia for 30 years. She was around when Olympia and Granby mills were up and running, and she was around when they closed in 1996. And she has been around as more college students, most from the nearby University of South Carolina, have...

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    W. Columbia still hopes to develop ‘the pit’

    by  • July 19, 2013 • 0 Comments

    By Jared Owenby July 19, 2013 When he looks out the windows of his restaurant, Terra chef and owner Mike Davis doesn’t see the grand complex that was supposed to be the Meeting Street gateway to West Columbia. Instead, he sees a four-acre lot that remains an eyesore, where patches of grass grow and...

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    Vegan cafe hopes to help revitalize Cottontown

    by  • July 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

    By Tom Garzilli July 10, 2013 Business is slow around the historic Cottontown-Bellevue neighborhood, but the Lamb’s Bread Vegan Cafe is looking to draw new people to the area. Owned by King Khurhu, the cafe offers an eclectic combination of modern vegan menu items, traditional herbal remedies and cultural decor. It also hosts guest...

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    Society tries to keep blues alive in Midlands

    by  • July 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Jammin' at Mac's on Main one recent evening.

    By Jared Owenby July 10, 2013 The Midlands has caught a case of the blues, and from smoky tunes to smoked barbeque, you can hear the blues and cheers coming from the Midlands Blues Society’s weekly jam session at Mac’s on Main. About a year ago, local musicians and blues lovers decided to revive...

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