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Photo Gallery: Hundreds attend Independence Day rally calling for removal of Confederate flag

Photo Gallery: Hundreds attend Independence Day rally calling for removal of Confederate flag

  Hundreds of people spent Independence Day at the South Carolina State House, calling for the removal of what the Confederate flag. The Take the Flag Down SC Unity…

Deputies save man who tried to jump off overpass

Deputies save man who tried to jump off overpass

A man trying to jump off the overpass onto Interstate 20 at Broad River Road was saved Friday evening by deputies, according to Richland County officials. Sgt. Chris Duke…

Photo Gallery: Community remembers fallen soldier, deputy Ryan Rawl

Photo Gallery: Community remembers fallen soldier, deputy Ryan Rawl

  Ryan Rawl was a Richland County Sheriff’s deputy, school resource officer and a member of the South Carolina National Guard. He was killed by a suicide bomber…

Photo Gallery: Columbia hosts steepest Slide the City event

Photo Gallery: Columbia hosts steepest Slide the City event

  Slide the City took over some of the streets of Columbia on Independence Day, and residents slid down the 1,000-foot vinyl slide with colored tubes and other…

Photo Gallery: Gilbert hosts 57th annual Peach Festival

Photo Gallery: Gilbert hosts 57th annual Peach Festival

  A Lexington County town with fewer than 600 residents welcomed thousands of visitors Saturday. Gilbert hosted the Lexington County Peach Festival for the 57th year. The day began…

Sports

Blowfish take down RedWolves in front of sold-out crowd

Blowfish take down RedWolves in front of sold-out crowd

On a night with postgame fireworks, the Lexington County Blowfish’s bats provided some extra sizzle…

USC Alumni vs. Blowfish baseball game draws community support for Lexington family

USC Alumni vs. Blowfish baseball game draws community support for Lexington family

Some former USC baseball players donned the garnet-and-black once again on the baseball field Friday…

Gilbert High hires new head basketball coaches

Gilbert High hires new head basketball coaches

The Gilbert High girls’ and boys’ basketball teams will be under new guidance when they…

Blowfish game suspended after downpour in Lexington

Blowfish game suspended after downpour in Lexington

Torrential rain forced the suspension of Thursday night’s matchup with the Forest City Owls. The…

Local News

7/11 campaign created to raise money for Saving Eliza

7/11 campaign created to raise money for Saving Eliza

On July 11, people from Columbia and Chapin, from California and Massachusetts and even from Peru will host yard sales to raise money in hopes of curing a rare…

Lexington Medical Center receives 4th grant to continue free breast cancer screenings

Lexington Medical Center receives 4th grant to continue free breast cancer screenings

Uninsured and underinsured women in Lexington County will have continued access to a life-saving screening with help from the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure and Lexington Medical…

Lexington Police Department hosts seminar to help area churches prepare for worst-case scenarios

Lexington Police Department hosts seminar to help area churches prepare for worst-case scenarios

About 50 pastors, church trustees and other leaders in the Lexington County faith community joined experts from the FBI, FEMA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for…

South Carolina Foster Parent Association gets $10,000 donation for summer camps

South Carolina Foster Parent Association gets $10,000 donation for summer camps

Foster children across South Carolina will be able to access more after-school programs with the help of a Lexington state lawmaker. Katrina’s Kids, a new nonprofit started by…

Obituaries

Leslie Ann Pierce, 49, 20-year CMA employee who strove to make art inclusive, accessible

Leslie Ann Pierce, 49, 20-year CMA employee who strove to make art inclusive, accessible

Leslie Ann Pierce died at her home on June 28, 2015, in Columbia. She was 49. She was a native of Florida, born…

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Hometown

USC, Fort Jackson work to make healthier summer camps

The University of South Carolina is partnering up with Fort Jackson and 18 other summer camps across the area to create healthier campers. USC will conduct the…

Crime

UPDATE: Coroner identifies Grand Street shooting victim as 14-year-old

Columbia police are investigating a fatal shooting. Police responded to the 4100 block of Grand Street around 9:30 p.m. Friday and found 14-year-old Najeer Raborn Buggs dead. Richland…

Business

New Panera Bread set to open Monday in the Vista

People in downtown Columbia can grab breakfast, lunch or dinner at Panera Bread’s new location in the Vista starting Monday. The restaurant is being managed by Southern Bread…

Education

3 Richland Two schools will be under new leadership this fall

Three schools in Richland School District Two will be under new leadership in the fall as three administrators have been promoted. The Richland Two School Board approved the…

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