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FBI rescues 47 dogs from alleged Lexington County dogfighting ring

FBI rescues 47 dogs from alleged Lexington County dogfighting ring

FBI agents seized a dozen dogs from a Gaston home Friday in an ongoing investigation into an alleged dogfighting ring. The Gaston home is the residence of Eric…

North entrance parking area at Riverfront Park closed

A wastewater leak has closed the north entrance parking area at Riverfront Park, according to a release from the city of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department. Access to…

Dads make difference at Columbia school by being ‘WATCH D.O.G.S.’

Dads make difference at Columbia school by being ‘WATCH D.O.G.S.’

Classroom moms volunteering their time have been a staple around Lexington-Richland School District Five for years, but one school is seeing more and more dads get involved. Fathers…

BB&T South Carolina president named Business Leader of the Year

One of Columbia’s own is being honored by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce for leading the way in bringing about positive change statewide. The Chamber announced Tuesday that Mike…

Passers-by rescue 5 people from burning apartment building in Columbia

Passers-by rescue 5 people from burning apartment building in Columbia

A fire at a Columbia apartment building Friday left 12 people displaced from their homes and two injured, but it might have been worse without the efforts of…

Sports

Lexington Legends lead flight after Day 1 of USTA Junior National Championships

The Lexington Legends team ended Friday atop the leader board of their flight at the USTA…

The Score: Friday night high school football scoreboard

Westwood 35, Blythewood 0 Westwood used a heavy ground game Friday night, scoring every touchdown…

Batesburg-Leesville captures AA Region II title with 18-15 win over Strom Thurmond

Historic and proud are two words that could be used to describe Batesburg-Leesville’s 18-15 win…

The Score: Midlands high school playoff scoreboard

Girls’ Tennis A.C. Flora 6, Walhalla 0 The Falcons of A.C. Flora are moving on…

Local News

SLED investigates officer-involved shooting in Columbia

SLED investigates officer-involved shooting in Columbia

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating after an officer-involved shooting Friday morning near the intersection of Center and Chestnut streets. A Columbia police officer was on…

Cayce City Council approves pay raises for elected officials

Members of Cayce City Council approved raises for elected officials Tuesday during a special meeting. Council members earlier in October discussed the salary schedule, which hadn’t been changed…

Local mom petitions Lexington Two School Board for son’s reinstatement; board member questions executive session security

The mother of a Brookland-Cayce High School junior came before the Lexington Two School Board again Thursday to ask for her son’s reinstatement to school and the football…

Former USC, Clemson players reminisce with fans at Lexington Sertoma Club fundraiser

For the sixth year, residents in Lexington enjoyed a night out for fellowship, food and football rivalry that will benefit their town’s park system. The Lexington Sertoma Club’s…

Obituaries

Ireale Nicole Cooper, 13, graceful ballerina, 8th grader at Summit Parkway Middle School

Ireale Nicole Cooper, 13, graceful ballerina, 8th grader at Summit Parkway Middle School

Ireale Nicole Cooper, of Columbia, died Oct. 18, 2014, at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital surrounded by her loving parents and grandmother.…

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Hometown

Walk to End Alzheimer’s to include world record attempt

The annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s is scheduled for Saturday morning at Columbia’s Finlay Park, and those attending this year could be part of a new Guinness…

Crime

Richland County deputies search for home invasion suspects

Richland County sheriff’s deputies are looking for four suspects in connection with a reported home invasion and theft Wednesday night. A man told deputies the four suspects…

Business

Nordstrom Rack brings discounted designer brands to Columbia retail center

With about 60 shopping days until Christmas, Columbia residents flooded into the area’s newest retail destination Thursday afternoon for a special preview event. Dozens more waited excitedly…

Education

Webber Elementary School students learn to ‘be a buddy’ at anti-bullying rally

Students at Webber Elementary School learned how to “be a buddy, not a bully” Wednesday with the help of students from Lower Richland High School. Webber celebrated…

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