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Woman dies after truck hits her, another pedestrian

Woman dies after truck hits her, another pedestrian

A woman died Tuesday night after she and a man were hit by a pickup truck on Greenlawn Drive. Columbia police officers said the two were traveling north…

West Columbia voters say ‘no’ to strong-mayor form of government in special election

West Columbia voters say ‘no’ to strong-mayor form of government in special election

The votes have been tallied, and West Columbia residents do not want a strong-mayor form of government. This summer, supporters of Mayor Joe Owens called for the special…

Crime Notebook: Columbia man accused of having sex with teen; suspects arrested in CVS robberies

Crime Notebook: Columbia man accused of having sex with teen; suspects arrested in CVS robberies

Columbia man accused of having sex with 15-year-old A Columbia man turned himself in to Kershaw County authorities Monday after allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old girl in…

Town of Lexington opens new trail along North Lake Drive

Town of Lexington opens new trail along North Lake Drive

An empty patch of land has been made over as a safe, educational place for residents in the town of Lexington to enjoy fresh air and exercise. Town…

90′s rock stars to raise money for Sistercare at Thursday concert in Columbia

90′s rock stars to raise money for Sistercare at Thursday concert in Columbia

Three musicians who gained international acclaim with their hits beginning in the 1990s will perform Thursday night in Columbia. The 12th annual Song Bird Café, hosted by Sistercare,…

Sports

The Score: Midlands Tuesday night high school sports scoreboard

Girls’ tennis Dutch Fork 6, Lugoff-Elgin o The Dutch Fork girls’ tennis team followed up…

Latest South Carolina high school cross-country rankings released

The South Carolina Track and Cross Country Coaches Association has released their latest poll of…

Spurrier talks about improved Wildcat team ahead of trip to Kentucky this weekend

Spurrier talks about improved Wildcat team ahead of trip to Kentucky this weekend

University of South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier was back at the podium Tuesday…

Registration for City Hoops instructional basketball program now open

Registration for City Hoops instructional basketball program now open

The City of Columbia’s Parks and Recreation Department is offering a way to teach Columbia…

Local News

Man in wheelchair hit by car in downtown Columbia

Man in wheelchair hit by car in downtown Columbia

A driver hit a man in a motorized wheelchair Tuesday morning in Columbia. Columbia police said the man in the wheelchair was crossing the street legally at the…

State Ethics Commission schedules hearing to review case against former Chapin town clerk

Allegations made against former Chapin Town Clerk Adrienne Thompson have led to a hearing by the state Ethics Commission. Thompson was fired in July after a 10-week suspension…

Third-party candidate forum focuses on choice, voice of Midlands voters

Third-party candidate forum focuses on choice, voice of Midlands voters

Candidates representing five different parties gathered Monday night at Columbia College to discuss the issues at a third-party candidate forum. They disagreed on some issues but stood united…

Innovative thinkers could score $5,000 for next great idea in EngenuitySC Ignite! contest

Innovative thinkers could score $5,000 for next great idea in EngenuitySC Ignite! contest

EngenuitySC has teamed up with Wells Fargo Bank to launch the Ignite! 2014 Ideas Contest to find the next best thing in innovation in the greater Columbia area.…

Obituaries

Willie Vance Hicks, 85, known as the ‘Cookie Lady’ throughout Horrell Hill

Willie Vance Hicks, of Horrell Hill, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at Springdale Healthcare Center. She was 85. Born Wednesday, May…

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Hometown

Photo Gallery: Okra takes over Irmo as thousands come out to ‘strut’

Cooks boiled it, fried it, pickled it and used it in gumbo, and thousands of people came to Irmo Community Park to celebrate, and of course, eat…

Crime

Arrest made in connection with Lexington County robbery spree

A man faces charges after allegedly robbing two convenience stores and reportedly attempting to rob another store Saturday in Lexington County. Niki Lee King, 39, who does not…

Business

Several Midlands businesses earn honors with Palmetto Vision Awards

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce recognized top businesses and individuals in South Carolina during the first Palmetto Vision Awards ceremony. Several of the evening’s honorees have…

Education

Lexington-Richland School District Five boosts technology access for middle school students

High schoolers in Lexington-Richland School District Five received iPad minis last year to enhance their classroom learning. Now it’s the middle school students’ turn. Students in sixth…

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