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

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 anti-bullying…

UPS hiring 370 people in Columbia area for holiday rush

UPS is in the midst of employing nearly 100,000 people nationwide in response to the anticipated increase in holiday package delivery. Human resources personnel are hiring 370 workers…

Richland County celebrates Children’s Health Day with expo this Saturday

Richland County is celebrating Children’s Health Day with an expo Saturday at St. Andrews Park. Families are encouraged to take part in health screenings, giveaways, demonstrations and food.…

Women’s rights to be in spotlight during 23rd annual I Believe Anita Hill Party

Women’s rights to be in spotlight during 23rd annual I Believe Anita Hill Party

A group of women in the Midlands gathered more than 20 years ago to watch the congressional hearings involving Anita Hill, a former staffer at the Office of…

Man accused of taking up-skirt pictures of customer in Lexington Walmart

Man accused of taking up-skirt pictures of customer in Lexington Walmart

Lexington police are asking for help from the community to identify a man accused of taking pictures under an unsuspecting woman’s skirt in Walmart. Police said a witness…

Sports

Midlands high school girls’ volleyball teams take court for state playoffs

The road to a Class AAAA and AAA state championship begins Thursday as 64 high…

Midlands high school girls’ tennis teams set to compete in state playoffs

Sixty-four high school girls’ tennis teams combined will begin the journey Wednesday for a state championship…

Spurrier: Gamecocks have chance for victory over Auburn

Spurrier: Gamecocks have chance for victory over Auburn

South Carolina, coming off a 41-10 win over Furman last Saturday, will face a hostile…

Men’s soccer: Gamecocks lose to N.C. State in overtime

Men’s soccer: Gamecocks lose to N.C. State in overtime

South Carolina (7-7) dropped a hard-fought contest Tuesday night to N.C. State (6-5-3), as the…

Local News

Police search for suspect in Forest Acres bank robbery

Police search for suspect in Forest Acres bank robbery

Forest Acres police are looking for a man accused of robbing a local bank Tuesday morning. Police Chief Gene Sealy said the suspect entered the BB&T bank at…

Deadline extended for future Columbia baseball squad’s Name Our Team contest

Deadline extended for future Columbia baseball squad’s Name Our Team contest

There’s good news for those who had the best idea for a name for Columbia’s minor league baseball team after Oct. 15. The deadline for the Name Our…

West Columbia City Council throws support behind Lexington Two bond referendum

West Columbia City Council unanimously voted Monday to endorse the passing of the Lexington School District Two bond referendum and also moved forward with creating a new city department.…

USC Green Quad celebrates 10 years as ‘beacon of sustainability’

USC Green Quad celebrates 10 years as ‘beacon of sustainability’

Wednesday is National Campus Sustainability Day, and the University of South Carolina took time Monday to celebrate the campus community that has placed the university among the leaders…

Obituaries

Johnny Sewood Bowen, 42, brought happiness, love into other’s lives

Johnny Sewood Bowen, 42, brought happiness, love into other’s lives

Johnny Sewood Bowen, of West Columbia, died Oct. 19, 2014, at the age of 42. The family will receive friends from…

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Hometown

Vista’s World of Beer hosts Beer School for craft brew lovers

Craft beer enthusiasts have an opportunity to become a student of the growing independent brew industry and win prizes. The World of Beer in the Vista is…

Crime

Suspect in Richland County shooting arrested after 14 years on run

A man on the run since 1999 after allegedly shooting at Richland County sheriff’s deputies is now in jail. Rudolph Darby, 45, is charged with burglary, pointing…

Business

Affordable Care Act consultant to lead free seminar for small business owners

Small business owners in Lexington and Richland counties are invited to learn how they can prepare their business for the impact of the Affordable Care Act at…

Education

Local school districts show improvement on federal report card

Schools in South Carolina received a grade from the federal government for the third year, and all seven local school districts improved their scores or remained steady…

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