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Man arrested after Columbia child pornography investigation

Man arrested after Columbia child pornography investigation

Columbia police have made an arrest after a child pornography investigation as part of the South Carolina Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Barry Julio Lopez,…

USC students, faculty protest Ferguson grand jury decision

USC students, faculty protest Ferguson grand jury decision

They gathered late on a rainy night, called together hastily through social media. They stood in a circle around the statue at the center of the University of…

Pawmetto Lifeline named ‘Angel’ charity by South Carolina Secretary of State’s Office

Pawmetto Lifeline named ‘Angel’ charity by South Carolina Secretary of State’s Office

A Columbia-based nonprofit has been deemed financially fit on an annual list that’s announced just before the holidays. South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond released his office’s 2014 Scrooges…

Webber Elementary School donates Thanksgiving food to 62 families in Lower Richland

Webber Elementary School donates Thanksgiving food to 62 families in Lower Richland

The Thanksgiving holiday got brighter for 62 families in the Lower Richland community with the efforts of local businesses, churches and the students and faculty at Webber Elementary…

Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter set to expand therapy programs through grant funding

Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter set to expand therapy programs through grant funding

Abused and neglected children who seek shelter at Palmetto Place once again will have access to two programs designed to help them express themselves and reduce their stress…

Sports

2 Midlands teams seek to make history in this weekend’s state championship games

2 Midlands teams seek to make history in this weekend’s state championship games

Head coaches and players competing in this year’s Class A Division I and AA Division…

USC women’s basketball team earns first No. 1 ranking in program history

USC women’s basketball team earns first No. 1 ranking in program history

South Carolina women’s basketball is ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press poll released Monday.…

USC volleyball player Mikaela Christiaansen named SEC Defensive Player of the Week

USC volleyball player Mikaela Christiaansen named SEC Defensive Player of the Week

South Carolina senior libero Mikaela Christiaansen has been named the SEC Volleyball Defensive Player of…

USC sports: Monday Gamecock athletics roundup

USC sports: Monday Gamecock athletics roundup

Women’s soccer: 1-0 victory over Tarheels puts Gamecocks in Elite Eight CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Junior…

Local News

Richland County deputies search for missing man

Richland County deputies search for missing man

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is asking for help from the community in finding a missing man. Montey Donnell Thomas, 45, was last seen Nov. 21 at Rick’s Party…

Richland County deputies search for missing teen girl with health issues

Richland County deputies search for missing teen girl with health issues

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is asking for help from the community in finding a missing teenager. Jessica Angel Albert, 15, last was seen around 12:30 a.m. Monday…

Nonprofit leaders discuss problems, solutions surrounding family homelessness in Midlands

Nonprofit leaders discuss problems, solutions surrounding family homelessness in Midlands

Midlands nonprofits marked National Homelessness and Hunger Awareness Week last week by participating in a series of educational events but also by continuing to serve those around them by…

Man fatally stabbed; suspect arrested

Man fatally stabbed; suspect arrested

Columbia police have made an arrest in connection with a fatal stabbing early Sunday morning. Isaac Williams, 43, is charged with murder. He allegedly stabbed another man in…

Obituaries

James ‘Jim’ B. Mingus Jr., 51, helped others facing personal struggles

James ‘Jim’ B. Mingus Jr., 51, helped others facing personal struggles

James “Jim” B. Mingus Jr. died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, following a courageous 21-year battle with oral cancer. He was 51.…

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Hometown

Photo Gallery: Festival of Trees auctions holiday items in Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital fundraiser

  The weekend before Thanksgiving looks a lot like Christmas (with some Hanukkah too) at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, the site of Palmetto Health Foundation’s 25th…

Crime

Columbia police search for suspect in attempted sexual assault

The Columbia Police Department Special Victims Unit is looking for a man accused of attempted sexual assault. Police released a sketch of the suspect made by a…

Business

Local plastic surgeon tapped to lead Palmetto Health Healing Waters; spa to open Jan. 15

Palmetto Health’s newest amenity for the community and hospital patients will be opening just after the New Year. The hospital system announced Palmetto Health Healing Waters, a…

Education

3 Midlands teams advance to mock trial state competition

Three schools from the Columbia area can boast mock trial teams that have advanced to the state round after successfully defending and prosecuting a fictional case at…

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