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Crime Notebook: Child rescued after standoff; man accused of setting barns on fire

Crime Notebook: Child rescued after standoff; man accused of setting barns on fire

Child rescued; father arrested Newberry County sheriff’s deputies and SLED agents on Friday arrested a fugitive and rescued his 4-year-old daughter after a standoff. Shannon Smith, 44, is…

Photo Gallery: Fraternal Order of Police takes families Christmas shopping

Photo Gallery: Fraternal Order of Police takes families Christmas shopping

Santa Claus arrived in Lexington on the Saturday before Christmas, but instead of flying on board a sleigh pulled by eight (or nine) reindeer, he arrived in a…

Pine View Elementary School receives $6,000 donation from local church to purchase iPads

Pine View Elementary School receives $6,000 donation from local church to purchase iPads

Students at Pine View Elementary School got an early Christmas gift when a local church donated funds for new mobile devices. Right Direction Church International on Friday gave…

Plane crashes in Congaree River

A single-engine plane made an emergency landing in the Congaree River Saturday afternoon in Calhoun County near the Richland County line. The pilot put the plane down around…

UPDATE: Infant killed in fire sparked by space heater

UPDATE: Infant killed in fire sparked by space heater

A 6-month-old died, and another person was injured in a fire early Saturday morning in Columbia. Columbia firefighters were called at 12:20 a.m. to a home on the…

Sports

Spring Valley, Ben Lippen, Richland Northeast fall on 2nd day of Chick-fil-A Classic basketball tournament

Spring Valley, Ben Lippen, Richland Northeast fall on 2nd day of Chick-fil-A Classic basketball tournament

Wando 57, Spring Valley 54 The Vikings of Spring Valley had a chance to force…

Women’s basketball: Gamecocks overpower Central Michigan 80-45

Women’s basketball: Gamecocks overpower Central Michigan 80-45

MINNEAPOLIS – No. 1/1 South Carolina used a pair of runs in the first half and…

Irmo defeats rival Dutch Fork 88-67 in boys’ hoops

The Irmo Yellow Jackets are now 7-2 on the season as they traveled across town…

Dreher defeats Hammond in double overtime in first round of Chick-fil-A Classic

Dreher defeats Hammond in double overtime in first round of Chick-fil-A Classic

Tevin Mack was at his best when Dreher needed him the most. The Blue Devils…

Local News

Volunteers needed for Inclement Weather Center in Columbia

The United Way of the Midlands is looking for people who can commit two hours at a time to Columbia’s Inclement Weather Center. Volunteers are needed to help greet clients,…

Lexington-Richland School District Five hires local expert for its director of technology

Lexington-Richland School District Five hires local expert for its director of technology

A fixture around Richland School District Two has a new position in the administration of Lexington-Richland School District Five. Don Earle, current director of information technology operations in Richland…

West Columbia to temporarily suspend water service for water line repair

West Columbia to temporarily suspend water service for water line repair

Customers in a portion of West Columbia’s water distribution system will notice a suspension in their service next week. The city announced Thursday that it will cut off water…

NewSpring Church’s Lexington location donates shoes for entire elementary school

NewSpring Church’s Lexington location donates shoes for entire elementary school

Saxe Gotha Elementary School has more than 700 students learning math, science and more each day. This holiday season, each and every child at the Lexington One school…

Obituaries

Luke Thomas Morgan, 22, USC student, fought hard battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Luke Thomas Morgan, 22, USC student, fought hard battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Luke Thomas Morgan, of Columbia, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at Lexington Medical Center, after a very hard-fought battle with Hodgkin’s…

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Hometown

Midlands families can take part in free admission day at EdVenture

Families in the Midlands can kick off Christmas early at EdVenture Children’s Museum after a gift from BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. The health insurance carrier has…

Crime

3 more arrested, 1 wanted in criminal sexual conduct case

Several Midlands men have been arrested and charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor after a former Richland County Sheriff’s reserve deputy allegedly provided alcohol to…

Business

Lexington businesswoman expands vision to create haven for global, local artists

One local woman, after a year of successfully operating a small business in downtown Lexington, has launched another venture to showcase the hard work of creative artists and…

Education

Special Olympics Project UNIFY brings student harmony to Batesburg-Leesville Primary School

The campus of Batesburg-Leesville Primary School is being drawn together like never before with help from a grant from the Special Olympics. Special-needs teacher Johnna Harbert applied…

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