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Lexington-Richland Five’s Bob Couch named to state Education Oversight Committee

Lexington-Richland Five’s Bob Couch named to state Education Oversight Committee

A Lexington-Richland Five administrator has been given a statewide position that will allow him to be a part of improving educational standards and accountability. Bob Couch, director of the…

Palmetto Health Breast Center unveils new ultrasound technology to detect breast cancer

Palmetto Health Breast Center unveils new ultrasound technology to detect breast cancer

Palmetto Health is expanding its breast cancer prevention technology thanks to proceeds received from the hospital foundation’s Walk for Life/Race for Life fundraiser. The hospital’s Breast Center is…

Crime Notebook: Former USC football player arrested; Bailey Street shooting suspect arrested

Crime Notebook: Former USC football player arrested; Bailey Street shooting suspect arrested

Former USC, NFL football player arrested Lance Laury, 33, a former football player at Lower Richland High School and the University of South Carolina who went on to play…

Photo Gallery: Hammond students’ campaign raises money and awareness for young hospital patients

Photo Gallery: Hammond students’ campaign raises money and awareness for young hospital patients

  They came from Marvel and DC universes. From movies, books and television. From Disney and Pixar. There were Batmen, Batgirls, Supermen and Supergirls. There were Incredibles and…

Amber Alert issued for missing teen

Amber Alert issued for missing teen

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division issued an Amber Alert for a missing teen Saturday morning. Alexis Ann Deas, 14, last was seen at New Heights Middle School…

Sports

Men’s basketball: Gamecocks take 67-50 win over Georgia

Men’s basketball: Gamecocks take 67-50 win over Georgia

The South Carolina men’s basketball team held Georgia to a season-low 22 percent shooting Saturday…

The Score: Friday night Midlands high school basketball scoreboard

Boys Irmo 84, River Bluff 39 The Yellow Jackets of Irmo picked up their eighth…

Spring Valley senior point guard Perry Dozier Jr. ‘blessed’ to play in McDonald’s All-American game

Spring Valley senior point guard Perry Dozier Jr. ‘blessed’ to play in McDonald’s All-American game

One area high school basketball player will represent the Midlands this April in one of…

Robin Bacon named interim head football coach at Spring Valley

Robin Bacon named interim head football coach at Spring Valley

  Spring Valley High School has found the man who will lead the Vikings’ football…

Local News

Part of Wessinger Road to close for repairs beginning Monday

Part of Wessinger Road to close for repairs beginning Monday

Drivers who use Wessinger Road in Lexington County may face delays beginning Monday as part of the road closes for repairs. The South Carolina Department of Transportation will…

Irmo council members propose ordinance taking away mayoral powers

Irmo council members propose ordinance taking away mayoral powers

Disagreement among members of Irmo Town Council has led two council members to petition for changes to the mayor’s slate of duties. Councilman Barry Walker and Councilman Harvey Hoots have…

Allen University celebrates grand opening of poetry center dedicated to Langston Hughes this Saturday

Nearly 1000 books related to the craft of poetry will now be housed at Allen University. The school will celebrate the grand opening of the Langston Hughes Poetry…

Pedestrian killed while crossing Two Notch Road; driver not charged

Pedestrian killed while crossing Two Notch Road; driver not charged

A vehicle struck and killed a woman as she attempted to  cross Two Notch Road Friday morning. The woman, whose name has not been released, was hit while…

Obituaries

Texas Wayne Nation, 23, 2009 Airport HS graduate known for quirky sense of humor

Texas Wayne Nation, 23, 2009 Airport HS graduate known for quirky sense of humor

Texas Wayne Nation, of West Columbia, died Jan. 27, 2015, at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina. Her was 23. He was…

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Hometown

Hip-hop group The Lox to headline Columbia fundraiser

The third annual Love, Peace & Hip-Hop festival is happening April 18 on Columbia’s Main Street, and organizers are hoping for a fundraising boost for the event this Saturday.…

Crime

Columbia police search for “armed and dangerous” robbery suspect

Columbia police have released surveillance photos of a man wanted in connection with several armed robberies. Chief Skip Holbrook said the man is considered armed and dangerous, and…

Business

Lexington Medical Center CEO announces retirement

Lexington Medical Center won’t have its veteran leader at the top when the calendar changes to 2016. President and CEO Mike Biediger has announced his retirement after…

Education

Richland Two looks to combat drug, alcohol abuse among youth with $625,000 grant

Richland Two is continuing its efforts to prevent risky behavior among its students through the Project CARE Coalition. The district was recently awarded a five-year, $625,000 grant…

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