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2014: Looking back at James Metts

2014: Looking back at James Metts

Editor’s note: This week, we’ll be taking a look back at some of Cola Daily’s biggest and most-read stories. In June, former Lexington County Sheriff James Metts was…

Providence Hospitals joins forces with American Heart Association for ‘My Heart. My Life.’

Providence Hospitals joins forces with American Heart Association for ‘My Heart. My Life.’

Providence Hospital is teaming up with the American Heart Association for the “My Heart. My Life.” Midlands initiative. Providence Hospitals will provide support to the American Heart Association’s…

Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia announces name change

The Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia, an organization that has a more than 50 year history in Columbia, now has a new name. The organization now will…

Man shot during daylight robbery at Richland County car wash

Man shot during daylight robbery at Richland County car wash

Richland County sheriff’s deputies are searching for two suspects after a robbery and shooting at a car wash Sunday afternoon. Deputies said two men parked next to a…

Plane crashes in Congaree River

A single-engine plane made an emergency landing in the Congaree River Saturday afternoon in Calhoun County near the Richland County line. The pilot put the plane down around…

Sports

Women’s basketball: USC remains undefeated after victory over Liberty

Women’s basketball: USC remains undefeated after victory over Liberty

MINNEAPOLIS – No. 1/1 South Carolina posted its 12th-straight win Sunday afternoon, 84-44 over Liberty, behind…

Men’s basketball: Gamecocks power past Coker 78-52

Men’s basketball: Gamecocks power past Coker 78-52

A reliable inside scoring attack helped lead South Carolina to its fifth-straight win of the…

Spring Valley, Ben Lippen, Richland Northeast fall on 2nd day of Chick-fil-A Classic basketball tournament

Spring Valley, Ben Lippen, Richland Northeast fall on 2nd day of Chick-fil-A Classic basketball tournament

Wando 57, Spring Valley 54 The Vikings of Spring Valley had a chance to force…

Women’s basketball: Gamecocks overpower Central Michigan 80-45

Women’s basketball: Gamecocks overpower Central Michigan 80-45

MINNEAPOLIS – No. 1/1 South Carolina used a pair of runs in the first half and…

Local News

Photo Gallery: Fraternal Order of Police takes families Christmas shopping

Photo Gallery: Fraternal Order of Police takes families Christmas shopping

Santa Claus arrived in Lexington on the Saturday before Christmas, but instead of flying on board a sleigh pulled by eight (or nine) reindeer, he arrived in a…

UPDATE: Infant killed in fire sparked by space heater

UPDATE: Infant killed in fire sparked by space heater

A 6-month-old died, and another person was injured in a fire early Saturday morning in Columbia. Columbia firefighters were called at 12:20 a.m. to a home on the…

Volunteers needed for Inclement Weather Center in Columbia

The United Way of the Midlands is looking for people who can commit two hours at a time to Columbia’s Inclement Weather Center. Volunteers are needed to help greet clients,…

Lexington-Richland School District Five hires local expert for its director of technology

Lexington-Richland School District Five hires local expert for its director of technology

A fixture around Richland School District Two has a new position in the administration of Lexington-Richland School District Five. Don Earle, current director of information technology operations in Richland…

Obituaries

Susan Jane Hentz Reep, 64, Lollipop Lane daycare center owner, known as ‘Sue-Sue’

Susan Jane Hentz Reep, 64, Lollipop Lane daycare center owner, known as ‘Sue-Sue’

Susan Jane Hentz Reep, of Columbia, died peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at her home. She was 64. Born July…

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Hometown

Midlands families can take part in free admission day at EdVenture

Families in the Midlands can kick off Christmas early at EdVenture Children’s Museum after a gift from BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. The health insurance carrier has…

Crime

Crime Notebook: Child rescued after standoff; man accused of setting barns on fire

Child rescued; father arrested Newberry County sheriff’s deputies and SLED agents on Friday arrested a fugitive and rescued his 4-year-old daughter after a standoff. Shannon Smith, 44,…

Business

Lexington businesswoman expands vision to create haven for global, local artists

One local woman, after a year of successfully operating a small business in downtown Lexington, has launched another venture to showcase the hard work of creative artists and…

Education

Pine Grove Elementary School receives $6,000 donation from local church to purchase iPads

Students at Pine Grove Elementary School got an early Christmas gift when a local church donated funds for new mobile devices. Right Direction Church International on Friday…

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