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16-year-old A.C. Flora High School student to lead TEDx youth conference this Saturday

16-year-old A.C. Flora High School student to lead TEDx youth conference this Saturday

Kevin Rabinovich is not your average kid. You can usually find the 16-year-old A.C. Flora High School student playing piano or practicing his web development and design skills.…

Moonshine distillery to open Saturday in Camden

Moonshine distillery to open Saturday in Camden

A new business will add some kick this weekend in Camden, and customers can shop with no fear of revenuers. Dark Water Distillery, a locally owned moonshine business,…

Columbia City Council approves employee pay study, maintains arts funding

Columbia City Council approves employee pay study, maintains arts funding

Columbia City Council passed several ordinances, including the designation of the Whaley Street and Granby neighborhoods as parking permit districts. Residents complained of nonresidential parking on their streets…

City of Columbia wrestles with hiring coordinator to lead homeless response efforts

City of Columbia officials have concluded after nearly two months of delegation that Columbia’s homelessness problem can be best solved through coordination. The Community Development Department said Tuesday that…

City of Columbia considers ‘child play zones’ for city parks

Individuals found engaging in questionable behavior in some of Columbia’s parks could face stiff penalties, according to city officials. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department staff is urging…

Sports

Jerry Brown resigns as Batesburg-Leesville High School head football coach

Batesburg-Leesville head football coach Jerry Brown announced Wednesday that he will be stepping down from…

Gamecocks earn 6-1 win over USC Upstate in baseball

A four-run fifth inning helped lift eighth-ranked South Carolina to a 6-1 win over USC…

Lady Gamecocks take 5-1 win over South Carolina State in softball

Led by senior second baseman Ashlyn Masters’ 2-for-3, two-run outing, South Carolina (32-17) claimed a…

USC tennis player Elixane Lechemia named to All-SEC First Team

Junior Elixane Lechemia from the No. 28-ranked South Carolina women’s tennis team became just the…

Local News

City of Columbia proclamation declares this week Eau Claire Week 2014 to celebrate historic neighborhood

City of Columbia proclamation declares this week Eau Claire Week 2014 to celebrate historic neighborhood

The historic Eau Claire neighborhood got the green light from the city of Columbia to celebrate being a place to “live, work, play and worship.” The Eau Claire…

New Five Points restaurant is all about bacon

New Five Points restaurant is all about bacon

For some people, the smell of bacon cooking is like the song of the mythical sirens, and that powerful attraction is what two local restaurateurs hope will catapult…

Chapin Town Council members pass second, final reading of amended agenda ordinance

A second special called meeting in the month of April again was attended by just three of the five elected officials in the town of Chapin. Three long-time…

Lexington One District Teacher of the Year teaches social studies through storytelling

Lexington One District Teacher of the Year teaches social studies through storytelling

A typical day in Albert Robertson’s classroom at Meadow Glen Middle School might involve students rapping about the French Revolution or could have the Lexington One teacher wearing a period…

Obituaries

Mary Ella O’Cain Myers, 90, retired from K-Mart Stores, Inc.

Mary Ella O’Cain Myers, of Columbia, died April 21, 2014, at the age of 90. Mrs. Myers retired from K-Mart Stores,…

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Hometown

Bi-Lo donates $2,000 to March of Dimes

A Bi-Lo store director and his family’s personal experience with the March of Dimes led to a big check donated by the business to the nonprofit organization…

Crime

Crime Notebook: Suspect in fatal shooting identified; man accused of exposing himself to student; 3 added to wanted list

Murder suspect identified Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives have identified a suspect in a fatal shooting Feb. 2 at a bar on Berryhill Road. Detectives are searching…

Business

New Five Points restaurant is all about bacon

For some people, the smell of bacon cooking is like the song of the mythical sirens, and that powerful attraction is what two local restaurateurs hope will…

Education

4 Lexington-Richland Five schools earn federal ENERGY STAR status

Responsible energy usage by Lexington-Richland Five offices and schools has earned the district four ENERGY STAR awards. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy…

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