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Photo Gallery: Local brewery’s Broad River Red Ale to be sold in bottles for first time

Photo Gallery: Local brewery’s Broad River Red Ale to be sold in bottles for first time

A local ale popular with many bar customers now will be available for those sitting in armchairs rather than on bar stools. River Rat Brewery employees spent Wednesday bottling…

Lexington family to host first 5K fundraiser in memory of ‘Sweet Baby O’

Lexington family to host first 5K fundraiser in memory of ‘Sweet Baby O’

Dozens of runners and walkers will join together next month to honor the memory a little boy named Owen who has challenged them to start “#LivingforSweetBabyO.” The Caldwells…

Camden man accused of carrying gun on U.S. Capitol grounds

A Camden man faces federal charges Wednesday after allegedly attempting to carry a gun into a building on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Ronald…

C.A. Johnson High School auditorium renovation estimated to be complete by end of August

C.A. Johnson High School auditorium renovation estimated to be complete by end of August

Officials at Richland School District One School District expect the renovation of C.A. Johnson High School’s auditorium will be finished by the end of August. A pipe in…

Greenville developer purchases land in Vista for major development

Greenville developer purchases land in Vista for major development

Construction is slated to begin next year on a major development that is expected to change the landscape at one of Columbia’s business intersections. Homes Urban, a Greenville-based…

Sports

Photo Gallery: Kids shoot hoops with Gamecocks at Stars of Tomorrow Camp

Photo Gallery: Kids shoot hoops with Gamecocks at Stars of Tomorrow Camp

Several kids in Richland County got a chance Wednesday afternoon to play some basketball and interact…

Blowfish suffer 6-4 loss to Florence RedWolves

Blowfish suffer 6-4 loss to Florence RedWolves

A night after the Blowfish picked up a 10-2 win over the Wilson Tobs, the…

Photo Gallery: USC men’s basketball players team up with Special Olympics South Carolina athletes for 8K in 8 Days

Photo Gallery: USC men’s basketball players team up with Special Olympics South Carolina athletes for 8K in 8 Days

The Gamecock men’s basketball program kicked off their 8K in 8 Days campaign Tuesday night…

Blowfish end slump with 10-2 victory over Wilson Tobs

Blowfish end slump with 10-2 victory over Wilson Tobs

The Columbia Blowfish used a six-run seventh inning Tuesday night to power past the Wilson…

Local News

Uber arrives in Columbia to warm reception from customers, protests from cab drivers

Uber arrives in Columbia to warm reception from customers, protests from cab drivers

A new service in Columbia has some people excited and others angry and has become the subject of a string of legal questions. Uber began operating July 10…

Riverbanks Zoo sets new attendance record with more than 1 million visitors

Riverbanks Zoo sets new attendance record with more than 1 million visitors

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden set another attendance record during its 40th year of wowing visitors with creatures of all shapes and sizes. The local attraction announced Tuesday that 1,053,377…

Lexington County Council hears from pastors, business owners on opposing sides of Sunday alcohol sales referendum

About 50 people signed up Tuesday night to share their viewpoints on a possibly Sunday alcohol sales referendum with Lexington County Council during a public hearing. The large…

Midlands Homeschool Convention opens Thursday to students, families

Midlands Homeschool Convention opens Thursday to students, families

Thousands of parents and students will arrive in Columbia this week for the first Midlands Homeschool Convention. Organizers say the event will offer something for people who have…

Obituaries

Mary Bookhart-Reaves, 93, survived by 57 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren

Mary Bookhart-Reaves, 93, survived by 57 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren

Mary Bookhart-Reaves, of Columbia, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Palmetto Health Richland. She was 93. Born in Killian, she was…

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Hometown

Columbia Animal Services holds Christmas in July adoption special

Columbia Animal Services is celebrating Christmas in July with an adoption special this weekend. The city’s animal shelter is offering a $25 adoption fee from Thursday through…

Crime

Crime Notebook: Columbia man arrested after escaping ambulance; Newberry teen killed in shooting at party; 3 on Lexington County wanted list arrested

Man escapes ambulance after arrest A Columbia man is back in custody after briefly escaping Monday while being taken to a local hospital by ambulance. Charles Haywood…

Business

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…

Education

Lexington School District One makes administrative changes

Two administrative roles in Lexington School District One will be held by new employees this fall. The school district has hired Trina Offing as assistant administrator at…

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