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Boston Bound: 3 local athletes share their stories ahead of next week’s historic marathon

Boston Bound: 3 local athletes share their stories ahead of next week’s historic marathon

Three Midlands runners will aim to cross the finish line of Monday’s Boston Marathon and join the fellowship of athletes from around the nation and the world who…

Bond denied for suspect in West Columbia home invasion and shooting

Bond denied for suspect in West Columbia home invasion and shooting

A man accused of shooting a West Columbia woman during a break-in and sexual assault attempt will be held without bond as he awaits trial. A judge denied…

1 killed, 2 injured after car driving wrong way causes crash in Lexington County

1 killed, 2 injured after car driving wrong way causes crash in Lexington County

One person was killed and two others hospitalized after a crash caused by a vehicle driving the wrong way on Highway 321 near Gaston Thursday night. South Carolina…

Photo Gallery: Local men ‘walk a mile in her shoes’ to support victims of violence

Photo Gallery: Local men ‘walk a mile in her shoes’ to support victims of violence

Men went teetering and tottering down Main Street on Thursday afternoon to support a cause that hits close to home. Wearing women’s shoes, local business leaders, municipal officials…

Two Columbia banks robbed Thursday

Two Columbia banks robbed Thursday

Columbia Police and Richland County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for suspects after two banks were robbed in Columbia Thursday in what appear to be unrelated incidents. The first…

Sports

A.C. Flora, Lexington earn final wins on the last day of the Forest Acres Classic baseball tournament on Thursday

A.C. Flora, Lexington earn final wins on the last day of the Forest Acres Classic baseball tournament on Thursday

The 10th annual Forest Acres Classic baseball tournament concluded on Thursday with two Midlands teams…

Irmo falls to Wando High 2-0 in one semifinal game in the Nike Palmetto Cup soccer tournament

Irmo falls to Wando High 2-0 in one semifinal game in the Nike Palmetto Cup soccer tournament

The Irmo High boys’ soccer team found themselves one game short of the championship match…

2 Midlands teams move on to semifinals Palmetto Cup soccer tournament

2 Midlands teams move on to semifinals Palmetto Cup soccer tournament

The 22nd annual Nike Palmetto Cup soccer tournament continued Wednesday at Brookland-Cayce High School. Six…

Lexington defeats Airport 4-1 in Forest Acres Classic baseball tournament

The Lexington baseball team picked up another win Wednesday as they beat Airport 4-1 in…

Local News

Public Works of HeART renews campaign for Cayce water tower mural

Public Works of HeART renews campaign for Cayce water tower mural

The inaugural project of Public Works of HeART has entered what organizers hope to be the final push in reaching the funding goal. The result will be a…

Columbia winter shelter closing date approaches as city searches for solution to homelessness

Time is running out for the city of Columbia to come up with a solution to serve the city’s homeless population. City Council passed a proposal in March…

Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies raise $6,000 for Special Olympics

Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies raise $6,000 for Special Olympics

Deputies from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department have some skills they don’t display everyday, and their abilities in the area of barbecuing helped raise thousands of dollars for…

Cobblestone Park community holds toy drive for Richland County Sheriff’s Department Victims Assistance Unit

Cobblestone Park community holds toy drive for Richland County Sheriff’s Department Victims Assistance Unit

A toy drive for children in need brought in nearly 300 toys and books Wednesday in Richland County. The Cobblestone Park community organized the drive to benefit the…

Obituaries

Remembering Pinckney King Holmes, 76, pondered the universe, cooked Ethiopian food and spent his life disco dancing and shagging

Remembering Pinckney King Holmes, 76, pondered the universe, cooked Ethiopian food and spent his life disco dancing and shagging

Pinckney King Holmes wasn’t limited in the talents he possessed. He earned a law degree, worked as president and chief operating officer…

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Hometown

Sparkleberry Fair kicks off Saturday with cancer awareness 5k run/walk

The Sparkleberry Fair kicks off a week early with its first cancer awareness 5K run/walk this Saturday. Participants will help raise funds for the South Carolina Oncology…

Crime

Columbia police release surveillance photos of suspect in assault, robbery

Columbia police are asking for help from the community to identify a man accused of assaulting and robbing  another man in Five Points last weekend. Investigators think…

Business

U.S. lawmakers gather for S.C. Chamber of Commerce’s Washington Night town hall

Congressional delegates and local business leaders gathered in Columbia on Wednesday afternoon for a town hall event organized by the S.C. Chamber of Commerce. The elected officials…

Education

State Education Superintendent Mick Zais removes South Carolina from Smarter Balanced assessments

South Carolina Department of Education officials announced Monday that South Carolina officially had been pulled from the Smarter Balanced Assessment for the Common Core State Standards. State…

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