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Photo Gallery: Columbia honors director Stanley Donen with weekend of events

Photo Gallery: Columbia honors director Stanley Donen with weekend of events

Whether you are a history, architecture or film buff, Historic Columbia and the Nickelodeon Theatre had you covered this weekend. The organizations joined forces with the Hollywood-Rose Hill…

Lizard’s Thicket restaurant on Beltline Boulevard to close for renovations

Lizard’s Thicket restaurant on Beltline Boulevard to close for renovations

A Columbia restaurant that has been open since 1982 will be getting a face-lift. The Lizard’s Thicket at 402 Beltline Blvd. will close for several weeks for renovations…

Chef Mike Davis looks back, honors inspirations as Terra celebrates 8th anniversary

Chef Mike Davis looks back, honors inspirations as Terra celebrates 8th anniversary

Many things have changed over the past eight years in the Midlands, and many businesses have come and gone, but Chef Mike Davis’ Terra has remained. Davis will celebrate…

Firefighters say series of fires in Irmo woods set intentionally

Firefighters say series of fires in Irmo woods set intentionally

Authorities think someone intentionally started a string of fires Sunday along a wooded trail near St. Andrews Road in Irmo. Irmo Fire District firefighters, with the assistance of…

Update: Fire destroys West Columbia business; Meeting Street closed to traffic

Update: Fire destroys West Columbia business; Meeting Street closed to traffic

A fire destroyed a West Columbia furniture store Sunday, closing the 700 block of Meeting Street to traffic in both directions for several hours. The West Columbia Fire…

Sports

Blowfish throttle Moorehead City 19-8

Blowfish throttle Moorehead City 19-8

The Columbia Blowfish bounced back from their Saturday night loss to the Florence RedWolves to…

Photo Gallery: Athletes swim, bike, run their way through YMCA triathlon

Photo Gallery: Athletes swim, bike, run their way through YMCA triathlon

More than 200 athletes gathered early Saturday morning to battle for the crown in the Tom…

Blowfish taken down once again by RedWolves

Blowfish taken down once again by RedWolves

The Columbia Blowfish entered Saturday night’s tilt against the Florence RedWolves in need of a victory as the…

Blowfish power past Gastonia 7-3

Blowfish power past Gastonia 7-3

The Columbia Blowfish put another “W” in the win column Friday night after their 7-3…

Local News

Photo Gallery: Hundreds pay tribute to local guitar legend Robert Newton III at memorial concert

Photo Gallery: Hundreds pay tribute to local guitar legend Robert Newton III at memorial concert

Robert Newton III died July 8, but he left something behind: a legacy of music and musicians that began in Columbia, spread across the country and will remain…

Photo Gallery: Brittons’ Christmas in July helps bring food to those in need

Photo Gallery: Brittons’ Christmas in July helps bring food to those in need

The temperature was in the 90s Saturday, but it was beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Devine Street. The air was filled with Christmas carols, and…

Photo Gallery: Record crowd takes late night run in Guardians of the Night 5k

Photo Gallery: Record crowd takes late night run in Guardians of the Night 5k

Saturday night at 10:30 p.m. might sound like time for a movie, a party or bed depending on who one asks, but this weekend it was time for…

USC, Palmetto Health partner to develop national clinical research on stroke

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine is teaming up with Palmetto Health Stroke Center to embark on a new venture with a federal health organization to…

Obituaries

Carrie G. Shivar, 91, retired educator who taught over 35 years

Carrie G. Shivar, of Gadsden, died July 24, 2014, at the age of 91. She was a devoted member of St.…

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Hometown

Thousands line up for Jump Start Back-to-School event

Summer vacation is drawing to a close, and many local students will be ready to head back to school after the First Choice Community Center’s fifth annual…

Crime

Crime Notebook: Burglary suspect arrested after falling through ceiling; 2 men charged with robbing convenience store; 3 added to wanted list

Burglary suspect falls through ceiling A man accused of committing several burglaries in Columbia was arrested Thursday after falling through his neighbor’s ceiling. Thomas Lashort Bullock, 25,…

Business

Midlands Convention Bureau hires new director of communications

The Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports & Tourism recently hired its newest spokesperson. The organization selected Andrea Mensink to be director of communications. “We could not be…

Education

2 Richland School District One students earn top academic honors

Two Richland School District One students are representing the district by earning top academic honors this summer. W.J. Keenan High School student Amber Stone was named a…

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