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Sunday alcohol sales referendum makes it to Lexington County ballot

Lexington County Council gave third and final reading Wednesday night to an ordinance placing a Sunday alcohol sales referendum on the November ballot following a lengthy public hearing…

City of Columbia kicks off National Night Out events this weekend

City of Columbia kicks off National Night Out events this weekend

The city of Columbia will kick off its seventh annual National Night Out celebration Saturday at Finlay Park. The event aims to bring together city leaders, law enforcement…

Former Columbia Mayor’s Fellow heads to Washington, D.C., for foreign affairs fellowship

Former Columbia Mayor’s Fellow heads to Washington, D.C., for foreign affairs fellowship

A former Columbia Mayor’s Fellow recently was accepted to a prestigious foreign service fellowship. Columbia native Sheimaliz Glover was selected for the 2014 Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign…

Update: Wreckers working to clear scene after tanker truck overturns on Killian Road near Interstate 77

Update: Wreckers working to clear scene after tanker truck overturns on Killian Road near Interstate 77

A large tanker truck flipped onto its side on Killian Road at the Interstate 77 intersection Wednesday afternoon causing traffic problems. No word has been released on what…

Columbia police release photos of bank robbery suspect

Columbia police release photos of bank robbery suspect

The Columbia Police Department is asking for help from the community to identify a man accused of robbing a local bank. Police released surveillance camera images of the…

Sports

Blowfish come up scoreless in final contest against RedWolves this season

Blowfish come up scoreless in final contest against RedWolves this season

The Columbia Blowfish and Florence RedWolves met for the 16th and final time Wednesday night,…

Photo Gallery: Lexington County Gamecock Club members, USC fans gather for football preseason event

Photo Gallery: Lexington County Gamecock Club members, USC fans gather for football preseason event

Lexington County Gamecock Club members and USC sports fans gathered together Wednesday night to celebrate the…

USC men’s golf team earns All-Academic Team honors

The South Carolina men’s golf team has received Golf Coaches Association of America All-Academic Team…

Gamecock high jumper Jeannell Scheper qualifies for finals at Commonwealth Games in Scotland

GLASGOW, Scotland — Senior high jumper Jeannelle Scheper advanced through today’s qualifying round at the 2014…

Local News

Richland Two School Board reviews designs for district’s newest elementary school

Richland Two School Board reviews designs for district’s newest elementary school

Richland Two School Board members viewed renderings of the district’s newest elementary school during Tuesday night’s meeting. The school will be the 20th primary school in the district.…

Swamp Cabbage Brewing Co. is newest addition to Columbia craft beer field

Swamp Cabbage Brewing Co. is newest addition to Columbia craft beer field

The local beer business is growing in Columbia, and the newest brewery in town is a family operation. Swamp Cabbage Brewing Co, showed off its wares Tuesday night…

Chapin Mayor Skip Wilson to host ‘Five at 5′ community gatherings

Chapin Mayor Skip Wilson invites residents of his town for a new series of meet-and-greets beginning next week. The first Five at 5 event starts at 5 p.m.…

Doulas from 2 decades honored at Lexington Medical Center

Doulas from 2 decades honored at Lexington Medical Center

More than 8,700 children in the Midlands area have been welcomed into the world with assistance from a doula since 1994. Lexington Medical Center honored the specially trained…

Obituaries

Remembering Theda Sublett Durden, 74, head of her household who instilled self-reliance in her children

Remembering Theda Sublett Durden, 74, head of her household who instilled self-reliance in her children

After her divorce in the early 1970s, Theda Sublett Durden became a full-time single mother of five children. Knowing she had…

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Hometown

Cici’s Pizza to host Special Olympics fundraiser Thursday

Lunch or dinner at Cici’s Pizza locations Thursday will mean not only a meal, but a little help for Special Olympics South Carolina. Cici’s will donate 10…

Crime

Crime Notebook: Columbia stores cited for selling alcohol to minors; Elgin man accused of abusing son; deputies looking for 3 in connection with homicide

Undercover operation leads to citations for underage alcohol sales Columbia police officers and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division agents cited employees at six local stores for allegedly…

Business

Lexington Medical Center’s cardiac rehab manager accepted into national medical fellowship

A Lexington Medical Center employee who aids patients making significant lifestyle changes in order to improve their health has been accepted into a prestigious national organization. John…

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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