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Lexington leaders discuss repurposing historic courthouse into arts center

Lexington leaders discuss repurposing historic courthouse into arts center

Residents in the Lexington area won’t have to travel to Columbia or other parts of the state to get their arts-and-culture fix if plans to repurpose the historic county…

2 Midlands teachers named finalists for state Teacher of the Year

2 Midlands teachers named finalists for state Teacher of the Year

Two local teachers had a surprise guest arrive around lunchtime Tuesday who brought big news and a check for $10,000. Meadow Glen Middle School teacher Albert Robertson and…

Jay Koon cruises to victory in Lexington County sheriff primary

Jay Koon cruises to victory in Lexington County sheriff primary

The 4-way race for Lexington County sheriff was cut to just one candidate Tuesday night as Jay Koon, a major in the Lexington Police Department, easily won the…

Lexington County deputies arrest 13 in connection with counterfeit goods at flea market

Lexington County deputies arrest 13 in connection with counterfeit goods at flea market

An investigation at the U.S. #1 Metro Flea Market in West Columbia has led to the arrest of 13 people. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department worked with the South Carolina Secretary…

Lexington mayor highlights 2014 progress, 2015 projects in State of the Town address

Lexington mayor highlights 2014 progress, 2015 projects in State of the Town address

The town of Lexington experienced another busy year in 2014 and appears to have 12 more months of growth ahead. Mayor Steve MacDougall outlined the town’s accomplishments and ongoing…

Sports

River Bluff boys’ soccer team to rely on experience during transition to AAAA

River Bluff boys’ soccer team to rely on experience during transition to AAAA

Phil Savitz has been coaching soccer for the past 37 years, but last season presented one…

3 local basketball teams to battle for state championships this weekend

3 local basketball teams to battle for state championships this weekend

Teams participating in this year’s South Carolina high school basketball championship games gathered at the…

Baseball: Gamecocks defeat Charleston Southern 10-4

Baseball: Gamecocks defeat Charleston Southern 10-4

A six-run seventh inning lifted fifth-ranked South Carolina to a 10-4 victory over Charleston Southern on…

Softball: USC picks up 9-3 win over Charlotte

Softball: USC picks up 9-3 win over Charlotte

Behind a steady offensive attack, South Carolina (16-5) beat Charlotte by a score of 9-3 Tuesday evening…

Local News

President Obama to visit Columbia

President Obama to visit Columbia

President Barack Obama will visit Columbia on Friday, making his first appearance in South Carolina since 2008. U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn announced the presidential visit Sunday, saying via…

4-year-old hit in drive-by shooting in Columbia

4-year-old hit in drive-by shooting in Columbia

Richland County sheriff’s deputies are looking for people responsible for a drive-by shooting that injured a 4-year-old girl Saturday night. The child was shot around 7:30 p.m. outside…

Racial slur posted to city of Columbia social media feed

Racial slur posted to city of Columbia social media feed

The City of Columbia’s official Twitter feed sent out a series of unusual tweets Saturday, with one including a racial slur. At 3:03 p.m., @CityofColumbia tweeted “check out…

UPDATE: Fatal shooting at Schoolhouse Road apartment ruled justifiable homicide

UPDATE: Fatal shooting at Schoolhouse Road apartment ruled justifiable homicide

A Columbia woman will not be charged after fatally shooting her ex-boyfriend. Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook said after a thorough review of the facts consultation with the Fifth…

Obituaries

Anne Ashton Pendleton Garrison Kelly, 58, highly respected, adored in legal community

Anne Ashton Pendleton Garrison Kelly, 58, highly respected, adored in legal community

Anne Ashton Pendleton Garrison Kelly, of Columbia, died suddenly on Feb. 28, 2015, at the age of 58. She was born…

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Hometown

City of Columbia set to host Community Gardening Expo

Residents interested in starting a community garden in their neighborhood can learn the essentials at the city of Columbia’s Community Garden Expo. The city’s Parks and Recreation…

Crime

3 Midlands residents arrested in connection with unemployment benefits fraud

Three Midlands residents have been arrested for allegedly collecting unemployment insurance benefits illegally. Authorities said Diana Jordan, 53, of Chapin and Kimberly Szabo of Chapin, 45, and James…

Business

Mead & Hunt breaks ground on new facility, begins rebuild after fire

Mead & Hunt Architectural and Engineering Firm lost the use of one of its Lexington offices in December but soon will house all local operations under one…

Education

Final meeting set for parents to enroll students into Richland One Pre-K program

Parents who reside in Richland School District One have one more chance to enroll their children into the district’s pre-kindergarten program. The district is holding its final…

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