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Irmo Middle teacher named state finalist for $20,000 Samsung technology prize

Irmo Middle teacher named state finalist for $20,000 Samsung technology prize

An Irmo teacher is one step away from being the second consecutive teacher in her district to win thousands of dollars in technology from Samsung. Irmo Middle School…

City of Columbia unveils official Christmas ornament to benefit Babcock Center

City of Columbia unveils official Christmas ornament to benefit Babcock Center

The City of Columbia, in partnership with the Babcock Center, has unveiled the “Official City Ornament” for 2014 that depicts the South Carolina State Museum. The ornament is…

Runners to light up local neighborhoods with final YMCA race of 2014

Runners to light up local neighborhoods with final YMCA race of 2014

After lacing up their shoes and stretching out, runners and walkers at next month’s Harborside Lights 5K and Kids Fun Run will add glow sticks to their outfits. The…

Richland County recycling sites accepting used cooking oil

Now that the Thanksgiving meals have been eaten and folks are waking up from their food comas, it’s time to pack away the leftovers and clean up the…

2014 Holiday Parade of Homes to feature 4 new homes

2014 Holiday Parade of Homes to feature 4 new homes

The 2014 Holiday Parade of Homes is set to kick off Dec. 6 and will feature four new additions. This year’s event, which is hosted by the Home…

Sports

Midlands high school football playoff games to watch

Only four Midlands high school teams remain in this year’s South Carolina football playoffs, but…

Lexington, Gilbert high school student-athletes sign scholarships

  Multiple student-athletes signed their letters of intent earlier this week from two Midlands high…

Spurrier talks Clemson before annual “Battle of the Palmetto State” against Clemson on Saturday

Spurrier talks Clemson before annual “Battle of the Palmetto State” against Clemson on Saturday

The Gamecocks and Clemson Tigers will meet for the 112th time at noon Saturday at…

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…

Local News

Spring Valley High School students donate food for Thanksgiving meals

Spring Valley High School students donate food for Thanksgiving meals

Eight families in the Midlands will have a brighter Thanksgiving Day because of the efforts of students in the Future Business Leaders of America club at Spring Valley…

Lexington Town Council representative elected to National League of Cities board

A Lexington official will have the chance to represent the entire state of South Carolina as a newly elected member of the National League of Cities board of…

City of Columbia ice skating rink opens Thanksgiving Day

The city of Columbia is bringing Main Street ICE back for another year. The city’s outdoor ice skating rink is set to open Thursday at the corner of…

Justin Pepper Foundation kicks off annual toy drive with thank-you breakfast for donors

Justin Pepper Foundation kicks off annual toy drive with thank-you breakfast for donors

Hundreds of people make holidays and birthdays a little brighter for children across the state each year by giving toys through the Justin Pepper Foundation. A free birthday…

Obituaries

Daryl Christopher Williams, 41, remembered as funny, loyal and humble

Daryl Christopher Williams, 41, remembered as funny, loyal and humble

Daryl Christopher Williams died Nov. 23, 2014, at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia. He was 41. Daryl, affectionately known as “D…

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Hometown

Snowball Festival welcomes winter to Lexington next week

Get your boots, gloves and scarves ready. The town of Lexington’s Snowball Festival is returning next week with fun for all ages. Parents and kids can enjoy…

Crime

Armed robbery suspect turns himself in to Lexington police

A man wanted in connection with a November altercation involving a handgun has been arrested by Lexington police. Devin R. Samuels turned himself in Nov. 21 and…

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

Dance students make creative leaps through Irmo International High School for the Arts

Irmo High School’s new magnet program has students exploring exciting cultures with their feet this fall. The Irmo International High School for the Arts launched this school…

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