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Richland County deputies search for home invasion suspects

Richland County deputies search for home invasion suspects

Richland County sheriff’s deputies are looking for four suspects in connection with a reported home invasion and theft Wednesday night. A man told deputies the four suspects were…

Columbia police seek suspects in string of burglaries

Columbia police seek suspects in string of burglaries

Columbia police are looking for two men accused of burglarizing several local businesses while wearing Halloween masks. Investigators say the men used various items to smash the windows or…

UPDATE: Bobby Harrell pleads guilty to misuse of campaign funds, sentenced to 3 years probation

UPDATE: Bobby Harrell pleads guilty to misuse of campaign funds, sentenced to 3 years probation

Former South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell pleaded guilty Thursday to six counts of using campaign funds for personal use. Harrell agreed to resign from the House effective…

Man in Halloween mask robs Richland County store

Man in Halloween mask robs Richland County store

Richland County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man who allegedly robbed a local convenience store Wednesday afternoon. A cashier at the Express Mart at 7441 Parklane Road…

Officials from 4 Lexington County towns lobby for penny tax projects

The crowd at Wednesday’s Lexington County penny sales tax forum was small, but officials from four municipalities in the county still decided to discuss why they think it…

Sports

Dreher, Camden football teams banned from playoffs after brawl

Dreher, Camden football teams banned from playoffs after brawl

Dreher High School and Camden High School’s football teams will not participate in the playoffs…

The Score: High school girls’ tennis playoffs scoreboard

Dutch Fork 6, Lauren 0 The Dutch Fork Silver Foxes are moving on to the…

5 games to watch this weekend in Midlands high school football

Week 8 of the South Carolina high school football season is in the books, and Week…

Lexington’s Thomas Bryan represents home team at USTA Junior Championships

Lexington’s Thomas Bryan represents home team at USTA Junior Championships

Lexington High junior Thomas Bryan picked up the game of tennis at an early age…

Local News

UPS hiring 370 people in Columbia area for holiday rush

UPS is in the midst of employing nearly 100,000 people nationwide in response to the anticipated increase in holiday package delivery. Human resources personnel are hiring 370 workers…

Women’s rights to be in spotlight during 23rd annual I Believe Anita Hill Party

Women’s rights to be in spotlight during 23rd annual I Believe Anita Hill Party

A group of women in the Midlands gathered more than 20 years ago to watch the congressional hearings involving Anita Hill, a former staffer at the Office of…

Columbia City Council approves $450,000 for temporary shelter, homeless coordination efforts

Columbia City Council approved two resolutions Tuesday to put aside up to $450,000 for the United Way of the Midlands to jump start homeless coordination efforts in the…

Now Hiring: Thousands of seasonal jobs coming to local Amazon fulfillment center

Residents interested in picking up some holiday spending cash can apply now for a seasonal job at the Amazon fulfillment plant in Lexington County. Amazon is creating 80,000…

Obituaries

Nelda S. Youker, 83, member of Spring Valley Baptist Church

Nelda S. Youker, 83, member of Spring Valley Baptist Church

Nelda S. Youker, of Columbia, died Oct. 19, 2014, at the age of 83. A homegoing will be held at noon…

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Hometown

Richland County celebrates Children’s Health Day with expo this Saturday

Richland County is celebrating Children’s Health Day with an expo Saturday at St. Andrews Park. Families are encouraged to take part in health screenings, giveaways, demonstrations and…

Crime

Man accused of taking up-skirt pictures of customer in Lexington Walmart

Lexington police are asking for help from the community to identify a man accused of taking pictures under an unsuspecting woman’s skirt in Walmart. Police said a…

Business

Affordable Care Act consultant to lead free seminar for small business owners

Small business owners in Lexington and Richland counties are invited to learn how they can prepare their business for the impact of the Affordable Care Act at…

Education

Lexington-Richland Five school board candidates express dissatisfaction with teacher evaluation process

Questions about finances, athletic improvements and teacher salaries were posed Tuesday to the candidates running for Lexington-Richland Five School Board. A total of nine candidates are vying…

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