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City of Columbia considers ‘child play zones’ for city parks

Individuals found engaging in questionable behavior in some of Columbia’s parks could face stiff penalties, according to city officials. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department staff is urging…

Lexington County Council begins budget review for 2014-15

Members of Lexington County Council began the process of adopting a budget for the new fiscal year Tuesday as they reviewed early projections. Council approved first reading of…

New chief says Columbia Police Department is shorthanded

New chief says Columbia Police Department is shorthanded

Columbia’s new police chief says his department has some holes to fill and that he already has plans to recruit new officers to close the gaps. Skip Holbrook…

Crime Notebook: Suspect in fatal shooting identified; man accused of exposing himself to student; 3 added to wanted list

Crime Notebook: Suspect in fatal shooting identified; man accused of exposing himself to student; 3 added to wanted list

Murder suspect identified Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives have identified a suspect in a fatal shooting Feb. 2 at a bar on Berryhill Road. Detectives are searching for…

Five Points Association gives $50,000 back to local charities

Five Points Association gives $50,000 back to local charities

Merriment enjoyed this past March during the St. Pat’s in Five Points festival resulted in donations for 28 charities and nonprofits on Tuesday. The Five Points Association, a…

Sports

Lexington baseball team captures 3rd-straight region title after shutout against Dutch Fork

The Lexington baseball team captured their third-straight Region V AAAA title Tuesday night with their 10-0…

City of Columbia Youth Sports Initiative to provide kids opportunities to excel in multiple sports

City of Columbia Youth Sports Initiative to provide kids opportunities to excel in multiple sports

Youth sports have been going on in the Midlands for years, but Columbia Mayor Steve…

USC sand volleyball teams ends inaugural season with 3-2 win over College of Charleston

USC sand volleyball teams ends inaugural season with 3-2 win over College of Charleston

In the final dual of its inaugural season, the South Carolina sand volleyball team won…

Sarah Mooney powers Gamecocks to 3-1 win over Georgia Southern

Sarah Mooney powers Gamecocks to 3-1 win over Georgia Southern

The South Carolina Gamecocks (31-17), behind junior Sarah Mooney’s strong offensive performance, captured a 3-1…

Local News

City of Columbia proclamation declares this week Eau Claire Week 2014 to celebrate historic neighborhood

City of Columbia proclamation declares this week Eau Claire Week 2014 to celebrate historic neighborhood

The historic Eau Claire neighborhood got the green light from the city of Columbia to celebrate being a place to “live, work, play and worship.” The Eau Claire…

New Five Points restaurant is all about bacon

New Five Points restaurant is all about bacon

For some people, the smell of bacon cooking is like the song of the mythical sirens, and that powerful attraction is what two local restaurateurs hope will catapult…

Chapin Town Council members pass second, final reading of amended agenda ordinance

A second special called meeting in the month of April again was attended by just three of the five elected officials in the town of Chapin. Three long-time…

Lexington One District Teacher of the Year teaches social studies through storytelling

Lexington One District Teacher of the Year teaches social studies through storytelling

A typical day in Albert Robertson’s classroom at Meadow Glen Middle School might involve students rapping about the French Revolution or could have the Lexington One teacher wearing a period…

Obituaries

John Maguire Easterling, 53, lived with a loving and generous heart, never worried about tomorrow

John Maguire Easterling, 53, lived with a loving and generous heart, never worried about tomorrow

John Maguire Easterling, of Columbia, died April 20, 2014, at the age of 53. He was born with a loving and…

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Hometown

Annual Kid’s Day of Lexington returns this Saturday

A day of fun and education are in store for kids and families who attend the 14th annual Kid’s Day of Lexington this Saturday. The festivities will…

Crime

Crime Notebook: Undercover operation nets 2 arrests for public sex acts; car theft suspect caught on video; 3 added to wanted list

Men charged with performing public sex acts Two Columbia men were arrested Thursday after Lexington County Sheriff’s Department deputies said they saw the men performing illicit sexual…

Business

New Five Points restaurant is all about bacon

For some people, the smell of bacon cooking is like the song of the mythical sirens, and that powerful attraction is what two local restaurateurs hope will…

Education

4 Lexington-Richland Five schools earn federal ENERGY STAR status

Responsible energy usage by Lexington-Richland Five offices and schools has earned the district four ENERGY STAR awards. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy…

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