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Lexington County Council candidate charged with public drunkenness

Lexington County Council candidate charged with public drunkenness

The only candidate on the Nov. 4 ballot for the Lexington County Council District Seven seat has been charged with public drunkenness. Phillip Heyward Yarborough Jr., 33, was…

DUI charge against state Rep. Ted Vick dropped; other charges still pending

DUI charge against state Rep. Ted Vick dropped; other charges still pending

State Rep. Ted Vick will not face a trial on a DUI charge from May 2013. The charge against the Statehouse member from Chesterfield County was dismissed this…

South Carolina Election Commission sets special election in state House 114 race

South Carolina Election Commission sets special election in state House 114 race

The South Carolina Election Commission on Thursday reversed its Monday ruling and ordered a special election be held to fill the District 114 state House of Representatives seat.…

5 Richland County deputies charged with tax fraud, will be fired

5 Richland County deputies charged with tax fraud, will be fired

Five Richland County sheriff’s deputies are facing charges of tax fraud. Sheriff Leon Lott announced Thursday the arrests of Vivian Belton, 48; Bobby Cohens, 32; Valerie Gibson, 43,…

Lexington County Council moves forward with Saxe Gotha spec building

Officials in Lexington County can move forward with finding a new company for the Saxe Gotha Industrial Park after County Council approved a construction firm for the 120,000-square-foot spec building…

Sports

5 games to watch this weekend in Midlands high school football

The 2014 South Carolina high school football regular season will be coming to a close…

The Score: Midlands high school girls’ tennis playoffs scoreboard

A.C. Flora 5, Belton-Honea Path 1 The Falcons of A.C. Flora will keep rolling in…

Lexington defeats Ashley Ridge 3-1, moves to 3rd round of AAA volleyball playoffs

The Wildcats of Lexington are moving on to the third round of the AAAA state…

Spurrier talks Tennessee, more consistent play from Gamecocks

Spurrier talks Tennessee, more consistent play from Gamecocks

The Gamecocks (4-4, 2-4) will host the Volunteers (3-5, 0-4) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at…

Local News

Richland County residents dance to support awareness for domestic violence

Richland County residents dance to support awareness for domestic violence

Women and men came together Wednesday night in a lively Zumba dance session to support survivors and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The event was hosted…

Photo Gallery: Lexington-Richland Five students take on school lunches in ‘Chopped’ competition

Photo Gallery: Lexington-Richland Five students take on school lunches in ‘Chopped’ competition

There was no million-dollar prize or judges who have internationally known restaurants, but the stakes still were high Wednesday during Lexington-Richland School District Five’s “Chopped” contest. The district…

Senior Resources receives $5,000 grant for Meals On Wheels program

Senior Resources, a nonprofit that supports elderly residents Midlands, was awarded $5,000 grant for its Meals on Wheels program. The TJX Foundation, the philanthropic arm of TJX Co.…

Shooting victim claims he was repossessing car; suspect arrested

Shooting victim claims he was repossessing car; suspect arrested

A Richland County man faces attempted murder charges after shooting a man who allegedly was trying to repossess a car. David Tyrone Goins, 45, was arrested Tuesday night.…

Obituaries

Emma Lee Anderson, 77, retired 35-year Dunbar Funeral Home employee

Emma Lee Anderson, of Hopkins, died Oct. 28, 2014, at the age of 77. The family will receive friends from 5…

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Hometown

Halloween in the Midlands includes events for all ages

The arrival of Halloween might evoke the image of old-fashioned ghost and witch costumes, and those likely will be seen Friday night in the Columbia area. But…

Crime

Columbia sporting goods store robbed

Columbia police are investigating an overnight robbery at a Garners Ferry Road sporting goods store. Police were called to Hibbett Sports around 2:30 a.m. and found that…

Business

EngenuitySC report: Midlands poised to be “economically competitive” in Southeast

Columbia is poised to be an economically competitive city in the Southeast region, according to a report by EngenuitySC. “This report is what I hope becomes a…

Education

Dads make difference at Columbia school by being ‘WATCH D.O.G.S.’

Classroom moms volunteering their time have been a staple around Lexington-Richland School District Five for years, but one school is seeing more and more dads get involved.…

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