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Homeless soldier gets back on track with help from local program

Homeless soldier gets back on track with help from local program

Mickey Cook Jr. spent about five years without a home and sleeping in his car after serving his country in the U.S. Army. But today, the 30-year-old has…

USC brings works, personal letters of Dashiell Hammett to Hollings Library

USC brings works, personal letters of Dashiell Hammett to Hollings Library

The writings of Dashiell Hammett have served as the launching pad for countless classic films, amateur detective careers and late nights spent reading tales of crime on the…

Richland Two school board proposes alternative program for students who commit sexual offenses

Richland Two school board proposes alternative program for students who commit sexual offenses

Richland Two school board members got a first look at a proposed program that offers an alternative to students who have committed sexual offenses. Inspiration for the intervention program…

Photo gallery: Commencement week kicks off for Richland One schools

Photo gallery: Commencement week kicks off for Richland One schools

  Dreher High School closed out the first day of commencement exercises for Richland School District One. More than 250 students accepted their diploma as they celebrated the…

UPDATE: Dabo Swinney cancels Columbia fundraiser appearance after protests from gay rights supporters

UPDATE: Dabo Swinney cancels Columbia fundraiser appearance after protests from gay rights supporters

Clemson University football coach Dabo Swinney has cancelled his scheduled appearance at a Columbia fundraiser after protests from gay rights advocates. Swinney announced the change in plans Wednesday after S.C.…

Sports

Photo Gallery: Lexington County fans cheer on Blowfish to first victory in new stadium

Photo Gallery: Lexington County fans cheer on Blowfish to first victory in new stadium

  The threat of a summer thunderstorm didn’t rain on Blowfish fans’ parade Wednesday night.…

Blowfish pitchers strike out 13 in home opener victory

Blowfish pitchers strike out 13 in home opener victory

The Lexington County Blowfish overcame an early deficit in front of a sellout crowd to…

Photo Gallery: Finishing touches applied to stadium before first Lexington County Blowfish home game

Photo Gallery: Finishing touches applied to stadium before first Lexington County Blowfish home game

  When the Lexington County Blowfish face the Gastonia Grizzlies on Wednesday, it will mark…

Blowfish take down Florence 5-1 in season opener

Blowfish take down Florence 5-1 in season opener

Florence — The Lexington County Blowfish capitalized on four Florence Redwolves errors, and received outstanding pitching from…

Local News

Columbia Museum of Art offers free admission until June 5

Columbia Museum of Art offers free admission until June 5

Visitors to the Columbia Museum of Art can take advantage of free admission through next week. BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is sponsoring admission for all visitors from…

Fiery gasoline tanker crash shuts down I-26

Fiery gasoline tanker crash shuts down I-26

A wreck involving a commercial tanker truck carrying about 8,500 gallons of fuel Wednesday morning shut down Interstate 26 in both directions between Piney Grove Road and St.…

Advocates say results of Lexington County mental health funding cuts ‘aren’t going to be pretty’

Advocates say results of Lexington County mental health funding cuts ‘aren’t going to be pretty’

A week after Lexington County Council members called on state officials to bring the Local Government Fund back to full force so they can meet the demand for services…

Columbia woman saves tennis partner’s life after heart attack on court

Columbia woman saves tennis partner’s life after heart attack on court

Doctors say a Cayce man is alive because of the training and quick reactions of a woman he had known for only one day. Shannon Staley met the…

Obituaries

James “Jim” Franklin Dry, 73, active in widowers’ groups

James “Jim” Franklin Dry, 73, active in widowers’ groups

James “Jim” Franklin Dry passed away unexpectedly at home after a brief illness on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. He was 73.…

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Hometown

Lexington seniors celebrate Older Americans Month, upcoming fundraiser

Several special events are held to celebrate older Americans, and some Lexington County programs organize cook outs, field trips and travels and a camp for Older Americans Month.…

Crime

Authorities: Suspect in fatal shooting might be in Columbia area

Authorities are asking for help from the community to find a man accused of killing another man during an armed robbery in Calhoun County. Derrick Tyler Mills,…

Business

Site plan approved for Walmart Neighborhood Market in Cayce

The Cayce Planning Commission unanimously approved a site plan for a Walmart Neighborhood Market grocery store and gas station to be built at the intersection of Knox…

Education

Teachers from Chapin schools named best in district

Teachers who have left a positive mark on students attending the Chapin cluster of schools were recognized this month for their dedicated service. Receiving the Lexington-Richland Five 2015-16 Teacher…

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