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West Columbia lifts boil water advisory

West Columbia has lifted a boil water advisory issued Thursday after a water line break. Affected areas no longer under advisory are Bensmin Drive, Dalewood Drive, Kirkwood Drive, Morningdale Drive,…

Historic Palmetto Compress Warehouse to see second life

Historic Palmetto Compress Warehouse to see second life

A historic Columbia building once in danger of being demolished will be reborn in an investment of nearly $50 million by a developer. Mayor Steve Benjamin, preservationist Rosie…

Arsenal Hill residents get first look at plans for Vista Greenway redevelopment

Arsenal Hill residents get first look at plans for Vista Greenway redevelopment

Residents in the Arsenal Hill community learned this week how a tract of the Vista Greenway would be revitalized to provide a pedestrian-friendly greenspace for the neighborhood. City…

Columbia International Festival honors volunteers before Saturday festival kickoff

Columbia International Festival honors volunteers before Saturday festival kickoff

The 20th annual Columbia International Festival is happening Saturday and Sunday at the State Fairgrounds, but organizers took a short break from preparations to thank the people who…

Local music stores prepare special releases for Saturday’s Record Store Day

Local music stores prepare special releases for Saturday’s Record Store Day

People will line up Saturday at locally owned record stores in the Midlands and all over the country to buy music. Staying home and getting tunes digitally is…

Sports

A.C. Flora boys’ lacrosse team bounced from playoffs after 17-6 loss to Hilton Head

A.C. Flora boys’ lacrosse team bounced from playoffs after 17-6 loss to Hilton Head

The A.C. Flora High boys’ lacrosse team saw their run in the AAAA state playoffs end…

Cardinal Newman defeats Heathwood Hall 8-0 in girls’ soccer

The Cardinal Newman High girls’ soccer team picked up another win Thursday night after their…

Baseball: Gamecocks fall 12-0 to Vanderbilt

Baseball: Gamecocks fall 12-0 to Vanderbilt

Carson Fulmer worked seven scoreless innings while striking out nine batters and allowing just three…

Mark Kirlough, Ron Lanham relieved of coaching duties at Columbia High School

Columbia High School will be looking to fill two spots in their athletic program before…

Local News

Photo Gallery: Midlands nonprofits reap benefits of volunteers’ pledges at Time for Art

Photo Gallery: Midlands nonprofits reap benefits of volunteers’ pledges at Time for Art

  Young professionals from around the Midlands didn’t swipe their credit cards when buying pieces from local artists Thursday but instead pledged to give time to a nonprofit of…

Local high school seniors win scholarships named in memory of Chapin youth volunteer

Local high school seniors win scholarships named in memory of Chapin youth volunteer

Two local high schoolers have earned a scholarship named in memory of a young activist after they picked up where he left off in serving the Chapin community. Dozens of…

United Way plans affordable housing expansion, mental illness focus to combat homelessness

United Way plans affordable housing expansion, mental illness focus to combat homelessness

United Way of the Midlands during Tuesday’s council work session unveiled the first steps to combat homelessness in Columbia. The nonprofit was contracted to manage the winter homeless shelter…

West Columbia issues boil water advisory

West Columbia has issued a boil water advisory after the water system experienced another line break. Customers on Bensmin Drive, Dalewood Drive, Kirkwood Drive, Morningdale Drive, Sandalwood Drive, Shampy Street,…

Obituaries

James Kermit Wilson, 89, launched first SC chem lab for criminal justice agencies

James Kermit Wilson, 89, launched first SC chem lab for criminal justice agencies

James Kermit Wilson, of Lexington, died April 15, 2015, at the age of 89. He was born in Spartanburg County on…

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Hometown

Benefit concert for 2-year-old Lexington girl with rare heart condition set for Saturday

Country music fans are invited out to a weekend concert featuring an up-and-coming performer, and their ticket proceeds will benefit a local child battling a rare condition.…

Crime

Lexington police search for bank robbery suspect

Lexington police are hoping someone in the community can help identify a bank robbery suspect. Police said a man entered the SC State Credit Union at 5438 Augusta…

Business

Entrepreneurs pitch their startups in ‘Shark Tank’ competition during ConvergeSE

More than a dozen entrepreneurs pitched their start-ups Wednesday in a “Shark Tank”-style competition at Music Farm as part of this week’s ConvergeSE conference in Columbia. The…

Education

Watkins-Nance Elementary School students donate 700 items, $1,350 to 2 local shelters

Students at Watkins-Nance Elementary School demonstrated the meaning of giving back when they donated money and supplies to two local shelters. Family Shelter received a check for…

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