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State education department unveils new office to improve literacy

The South Carolina Department of Education has announced the creation of the Read to Succeed Office, taking the first steps to improve literacy in the state. The office…

Municipal offices close, trash pickup schedules change for Labor Day holiday

Government offices around Richland and Lexington County will be closed down for the Labor Day holiday on Monday. Garbage collection schedules are also changing in several parts of…

Hunter Hayes to headline Tunnel to Towers post-race celebration

Hunter Hayes to headline Tunnel to Towers post-race celebration

A Grammy-nominated singer will be returning to Columbia to headline the post-race party at the 2014 Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K Run and Walk. Title…

Child advocates rally at the Statehouse to celebrate anniversary of “I Have A Dream” speech

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream Speech” took on a greater meaning Thursday morning for the volunteers of the Richland County Court Appointed Special…

Lexington Two Teacher of the Year empowers Airport High students all of learning levels

Lexington Two Teacher of the Year empowers Airport High students all of learning levels

It was the children she encountered during a summer job that led to a major career change for Karen Kish years before she joined Lexington School District Two.…

Sports

Coach Mary Hall: Hard work, in-season preparation to pay off for Blythewood volleyball team

Coach Mary Hall: Hard work, in-season preparation to pay off for Blythewood volleyball team

The Blythewood High volleyball program has seen their fair share of success while under the…

USC quarterback Dylan Thompson has big night, but Gamecocks fall to Texas A&M 52-28

USC quarterback Dylan Thompson has big night, but Gamecocks fall to Texas A&M 52-28

Quarterback Dylan Thompson received the keys to the South Carolina offense during the offseason and on Thursday…

USC sophomore outfielder Gene Cone named Hitter of the Year by Coastal Plain League coaches

USC sophomore outfielder Gene Cone named Hitter of the Year by Coastal Plain League coaches

South Carolina sophomore outfielder Gene Cone has been named 2014 Coastal Plain League Hitter of…

Week 1: Games to watch in Midlands high school football

Week Zero is in the books, and high school football teams across the state are…

Local News

Former chairman of Richland County Airport Commission receives aviation challenge coin

Former chairman of Richland County Airport Commission receives aviation challenge coin

Two members of the South Carolina Aviation Hall of Fame met Wednesday to share in an old aviation tradition. Jim Hamilton, retired manager of the Richland County airport…

New Marvel comic featuring Irmo child hits stands

New Marvel comic featuring Irmo child hits stands

Inside the pages filled with adventure and heroism, readers will spot a familiar face in the latest issue of “Uncanny Avengers.” The issue debuting Wednesday includes a depiction…

Update: Missing elderly man found; involved in car accident in NC

Update: Missing elderly man found; involved in car accident in NC

Police found an elderly man who had been missing from his Columbia home since Tuesday. Hugh F. Robinson, 86, was hospitalized Thursday after being involved in a car…

Richland County representatives face disgruntled Hopkins residents in 3rd round of sewer project meetings

Richland County representatives face disgruntled Hopkins residents in 3rd round of sewer project meetings

Richland County Councilman Kelvin Washington cut his community meeting about an upcoming sewer project after an hour and a half when several residents questioned him about his motives…

Obituaries

John J. Megrey, 94, 2004 Gamecock Fan of the Year, attended all games home and away for 37 years

John J. Megrey, 94, 2004 Gamecock Fan of the Year, attended all games home and away for 37 years

John J. Megrey, of Columbia, died Aug. 28, 2014, at the age of 94. The Rosary will be recited at 5:45…

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Hometown

Tin Roof Columbia throws first benefit golf tournament for Pawmetto Lifeline

About 60 golfers were greeted by cooler-than-usual weather Monday morning as they arrived at Golden Hills Golf and Country Club to play a round to benefit their…

Crime

Suspect arrested in connection with armed robbery on USC campus

University of South Carolina police and State Law Enforcement Division agents arrested an armed robbery suspect Tuesday. Kevin Rick O’Neal, 40 will be charged with armed robbery…

Business

City of Columbia announces new Main Street business loan program

Businesses in Columbia have an opportunity to join Main Street’s resurgence courtesy of a new program offered by the city. The Office of Business Opportunities on Tuesday…

Education

New Darla Moore School of Business building welcomes USC students

University of South Carolina officials on Wednesday invited media representatives to tour the new Darla Moore School of Business, and one word was heard over and over:…

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