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Lexington Town Council denies business license request from Alibaba’s Pipe Emporium

Lexington Town Council denies business license request from Alibaba’s Pipe Emporium

A local business must remain closed after Lexington Town Council denied an appeal of a business license request Monday. Alibaba’s Pipe Emporium previously was denied a business license,…

Future business leaders learn entrepreneurship basics at S.C. Chamber event

Future business leaders learn entrepreneurship basics at S.C. Chamber event

South Carolina’s next generation of business owners, company executives and idea-rich innovators converged in the Upstate last week for an annual tradition. South Carolina Business Week brought together…

Historic Columbia, Nickelodeon Theatre to celebrate Hollywood director, Columbia native Stanley Donen

Historic Columbia, Nickelodeon Theatre to celebrate Hollywood director, Columbia native Stanley Donen

Historic Columbia and the Nickelodeon Theatre are joining forces to celebrate the 90th birthday of a Columbia native who also happens to be responsible for some of the…

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin visits D.C. to promote My Brother’s Keeper initiative

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin joined leaders from across the nation in Washington, D.C., for a round-table with President Barack Obama to discuss the My Brother’s Keeper initiative. Obama…

Columbia jewelry theft suspects arrested in Maryland; accused of 6-state crime spree

Columbia jewelry theft suspects arrested in Maryland; accused of 6-state crime spree

Two people accused of stealing diamonds from a Columbia business are now in police custody in Baltimore, where they face similar charges. Robert Antoine Weathers, 53, and Robin…

Sports

Blowfish fall 7-2 to HiPoint-Thomasville

Blowfish fall 7-2 to HiPoint-Thomasville

HiPoint-Thomasville and Clemson University pitcher Brody Koerner pitched a complete game Monday night as the…

USC senior golfer Caleb Sturgeon earns trip to U.S. Amateur with sectional qualifier win

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. — South Carolina senior Caleb Sturgeon qualified Monday for the 114th U.S.…

Gotro earns spot at USA Diving National Championships on 1-meter

Gotro earns spot at USA Diving National Championships on 1-meter

Coral Springs, Fla. – Rising sophomore diver Jordan Gotro qualified for the 2014 AT&T USA…

Midlands high school football players discuss expectations at Prep Football Media Day

Midlands high school football players discuss expectations at Prep Football Media Day

Some of the top high school football players for the 2014 season made their way Sunday…

Local News

Update: Missing Kershaw County woman found in Charleston

Update: Missing Kershaw County woman found in Charleston

The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office  says a missing woman is safe Monday night. Yonique Evette Gaines,22, was found Monday afternoon in Charleston. She was reported missing July 12,…

Photo Gallery: Girls Rock Columbia kicks off week of musical fun with ‘Snow Ball’

Photo Gallery: Girls Rock Columbia kicks off week of musical fun with ‘Snow Ball’

Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College was full of royalty Saturday as the event venue and Girls Rock Columbia threw the first Snow Ball. Girls Rock is continuing…

Christmas coming early as Britton’s plans Fish Fry for Harvest Hope

Christmas coming early as Britton’s plans Fish Fry for Harvest Hope

The summer months are the slowest ones for donations at Harvest Hope Food Bank, but a local business hopes to reverse that trend by bringing Santa Claus to…

Lexington Medical Center to honor doulas at special reception

Lexington Medical Center to honor doulas at special reception

Lexington Medical Center will recognize a unique group of caregivers this month. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of its first-of-its-kind doula program, the hospital has organized a reception July…

Obituaries

Master Kayce Donquell Raynard Washington, Jr., 3

Master Kayce Donquell Raynard Washington, Jr., 3

Master Kayce Donquell Raynard Washington, Jr., of Columbia, died July 18, 2014, at the age of 3. Services will be held…

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Hometown

Photo Gallery: Thousands gather at City Roots Farm for Tasty Tomato Festival

It started as a simple potluck dinner at City Roots Farm in 2010, but to say that the Tasty Tomato Festival has grown would be an understatement.…

Crime

Crime Notebook: Suspect charged in 2 separate Waffle House robberies; woman accused of using stolen credit card; shots fired at apartment complex

Columbia man charged with armed robbery of second Waffle House A Columbia man already in jail and facing armed robbery charges now is accused of committing a…

Business

Local businessman Jim Reynolds awarded Order of Palmetto

An active member of the Midlands community has been given South Carolina’s biggest award. Jim Reynolds, CEO of Total Comfort Solutions and longtime Midlands Technical College Foundation…

Education

Partners Program training next generation of Midlands medical professionals

The Midlands’ future doctors, nurses, X-ray technicians and surgery specialists are walking the halls this week immersed in what will be their first group of rotations and…

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