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USC alumni association leads charge to prevent building of high-rise near campus

USC alumni association leads charge to prevent building of high-rise near campus

The University of South Carolina’s alumni association is mounting a campaign to stop a Memphis developer from putting a 15-story student housing building near the USC campus. Jack…

3 people file for vacant Cayce City Council seat

3 people file for vacant Cayce City Council seat

Cayce City Council will have a new face after a special election this September, and three residents have filed to replace outgoing Councilman Tim James. James, who represents…

New Lexington-Richland Five food truck brings tacos ‘pronto’ to Irmo kids

New Lexington-Richland Five food truck brings tacos ‘pronto’ to Irmo kids

Lexington-Richland School District Five’s summer feeding program isn’t serving up lunch just in school cafeterias and churches this summer. The district rolled its brand-new food truck into two Irmo-area…

1 person arrested after fight between protesters at S.C. State House

1 person arrested after fight between protesters at S.C. State House

Police arrested one person Monday night after a confrontation at the State House between protesters on opposite sides of the Confederate flag debate. Nicholas Thompson, 25, faces a…

Ku Klux Klan announces plans for State House rally in support of Confederate flag

Ku Klux Klan announces plans for State House rally in support of Confederate flag

Ku Klux Klan leaders have informed state officials they will gather at the South Carolina State House to protest the possible removal of the Confederate flag from the…

Sports

Members of the USC women’s basketball team prep for international games

Members of the USC women’s basketball team prep for international games

Four members of the University of South Carolina women’s basketball team will represent their country…

Ridge View girls’ track and field sprinters earn victory in national meet

Ridge View girls’ track and field sprinters earn victory in national meet

Sprinters from the Ridge View High girls’ track and field team went head-to-head with some…

Batesburg-Leesville machine-pitch baseball team wins District 3 league championship

Batesburg-Leesville machine-pitch baseball team wins District 3 league championship

A Batesburg-Leesville machine-pitch baseball team is moving on to a state championship series after they…

Photo Gallery: Young players perfect skills during Connor Shaw football camp

Photo Gallery: Young players perfect skills during Connor Shaw football camp

  Dozens of local kids were at Irmo High School on Saturday morning to improve…

Local News

Household cat exposes 11 Richland County people to rabies

Household cat exposes 11 Richland County people to rabies

Eleven people in Richland County are being treated for exposure to rabies. A family cat returned to its home in Richland County near Chapin on May 29 with visible…

Lexington Medical Center names next leader

Lexington Medical Center names next leader

Board members at Lexington Medical Center found the hospital’s next president and CEO from within the current administration. Hospital officials announced the promotion of Tod Augsburger on Monday after board…

Gas leak forces road closure

Gas leak forces road closure

Part of Devereaux Road was closed Monday, and residents were told to shelter in place after a gas leak. Firefighters with the Columbia Fire Department responded to the…

Columbia retailers adjust strategies to stay relevant, compete with online, big-box stores

Columbia retailers adjust strategies to stay relevant, compete with online, big-box stores

Homegrown retailers are taking advantage of Columbia’s population boom to launch their startups as the downtown area is re-energized with the addition of several new businesses. At the…

Obituaries

Gerald W. ‘Jerry’ Snelgrove, 71, Snelgrove Memorials owner who treated customers like family

Gerald W. ‘Jerry’ Snelgrove, 71, Snelgrove Memorials owner who treated customers like family

Gerald W. “Jerry” Snelgrove, husband to Patricia Snelgrove, of Gilbert, died June 26, 2015, at the age of 71. “…Those who…

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Hometown

Columbia crossing guard honored by police chief for bravery

Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook invited the public to his department command staff meeting last week, and those who attended saw a school crossing guard honored for…

Crime

2 arrested in weekend stabbing

Two people have been arrested in connection with a stabbing that occurred over the weekend. Lexington County deputies responded to a stabbing incident Sunday night on Platt…

Business

Lexington Medical Center names next leader

Board members at Lexington Medical Center found the hospital’s next president and CEO from within the current administration. Hospital officials announced the promotion of Tod Augsburger on Monday after…

Education

Lexington High School student heads to Eastern Europe for immersion experience

Lexington High School junior Rachel Wayt is spending her summer far from home discovering a new culture, language and way of life. Wayt left June 22 to…

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