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Blood donors needed for 2019 Boots & Badges Drive

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Contributed by Maya Franklin, American Red Cross The Columbia Police Department, Columbia Fire Department and Richland County Sheriff’s Department are challenging each other — and the community — to give blood at the eighth annual “Boots and Badges” blood drive on May 24, 2019. Boots and Badges is a friendly competition that pits the police […]

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Volunteer firefighters celebrated at May graduation

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In what was a first for Columbia Richland Fire, the department recognized the work of its many volunteer members by holding a graduation ceremony on May 6, 2019. More than 20 volunteer recruits were officially sworn into service with the department while their friends and family looked on. The ceremony drew close to 200 people […]