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Springdale leaders prepare for progress while retaining ‘community’ feel

Springdale leaders prepare for progress while retaining ‘community’ feel

Community relations, pedestrian friendliness and small business growth are at the top of Jeff Stilwell’s to-do list for Springdale. The new town administrator is poised to accomplish each…

South Carolina Public Charter School District  board considers two finalists for superintendent

South Carolina Public Charter School District board considers two finalists for superintendent

The South Carolina Public Charter School District Board of Trustees will interview two finalists this week for the job of superintendent. “The applicant screening committee has been pleased…

Midlands Technical College builds $10 million learning center on Beltline campus

Midlands Technical College builds $10 million learning center on Beltline campus

Midlands Technical College is expanding its campus near Fort Jackson. The two-year college is constructing a Learning Resource Center on its Beltline campus. “This new facility will be…

Man shot, killed during attempted robbery

Man shot, killed during attempted robbery

One person is dead after a late-night shooting at the intersection of Townsend and Hutchinson in Columbia. Shyheem Gallishaw, 18, died at the scene just after midnight Monday…

Explosion on Spence Island disrupts Lake Murray fireworks show

Explosion on Spence Island disrupts Lake Murray fireworks show

An accident disrupted Lake Murray’s 26th annual Fourth of July Celebration on Saturday night. A canister on Spence Island containing large fireworks mortars exploded near the end of the…

Sports

USC wide receiver Pharoh Cooper named to watch list

USC wide receiver Pharoh Cooper named to watch list

South Carolina wide receiver Pharoh Cooper has been named to the 2015 Paul Hornung Award…

Trey Dyson returns to baseball to share knowledge, experience with Blowfish

Trey Dyson returns to baseball to share knowledge, experience with Blowfish

Lexington County Blowfish players are getting some extra coaching this season from a man who’s…

Photo Gallery: Columbia fans cheer on Team USA during Women’s World Cup final

Photo Gallery: Columbia fans cheer on Team USA during Women’s World Cup final

  Some area soccer fans were at the Cock n’ Bull Pub on Rosewood Drive on…

Columbia Bar Athletes league provides alternative summer fun for residents

Columbia Bar Athletes league provides alternative summer fun for residents

One Columbia organization is doing their part to keep residents entertained throughout the summer by…

Local News

Bank of America donates $75,000 to United Way of the Midlands for homelessness programs

Bank of America donates $75,000 to United Way of the Midlands for homelessness programs

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has donated $75,000 to the United Way of the Midlands to support the nonprofit’s efforts to end homelessness in Columbia. “Reducing homelessness…

Fort Jackson commanding general Roger Cloutier promoted

Fort Jackson commanding general Roger Cloutier promoted

Fort Jackson commanding general Roger Cloutier teared up Friday while thanking his family at his promotion ceremony. Cloutier received his second star and was promoted from brigadier general…

SCDOT schedules temporary lane closures for Interstate 20

SCDOT schedules temporary lane closures for Interstate 20

Workers from the state Department of Transportation will be closing down a small portion of Interstate 2o this week. The right lane of Interstate 20 eastbound from mile…

Deputies save man who tried to jump off overpass

Deputies save man who tried to jump off overpass

A man trying to jump off the overpass onto Interstate 20 at Broad River Road was saved Friday evening by deputies, according to Richland County officials. Sgt. Chris Duke…

Obituaries

Lt. Gen. Charles Wilson Bagnal, 81, advised veterans with VA disability benefits on a pro bono basis

Lt. Gen. Charles Wilson Bagnal, 81, advised veterans with VA disability benefits on a pro bono basis

Lt. Gen. Charles Wilson Bagnal, of Columbia, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at the age of 81. Born in Mont Clare…

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Hometown

USC, Fort Jackson work to make healthier summer camps

The University of South Carolina is partnering up with Fort Jackson and 18 other summer camps across the area to create healthier campers. USC will conduct the…

Crime

Crime Notebook: 2 arrested on kidnapping charges; police find heroin during traffic stop

2 men arrested after allegedly trying to take money from couple West Columbia Police arrested two men in connection with kidnapping and robbing a couple. Stanley Russ…

Business

Bank of America donates $75,000 to United Way of the Midlands for homelessness programs

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has donated $75,000 to the United Way of the Midlands to support the nonprofit’s efforts to end homelessness in Columbia. “Reducing…

Education

Irmo Middle School student attends leadership conference in Washington, D.C.

An Irmo Middle student was given a unique opportunity in the nation’s capital after one of her teachers saw her budding leadership potential. Rising seventh-grader Jada Washington recently…

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