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UPDATE: Bond denied for suspect in shooting of West Columbia officer

UPDATE: Bond denied for suspect in shooting of West Columbia officer

The man accused of shooting a West Columbia police officer Tuesday will remain in jail while he awaits trial. A judge denied bond Wednesday for 51-year-old William Lee…

Lexington County authorities still looking for answers in June 2014 homicide

Lexington County authorities still looking for answers in June 2014 homicide

Shirley McKenzie was fatally shot nearly 10 months ago, but the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is not giving up on finding her killer. Detectives are asking for help…

Midlands Technical College launches alumni association with networking and discount opportunities

Midlands Technical College launches alumni association with networking and discount opportunities

The first person to join the new Midlands Technical College Alumni Association was its newly installed president, Dr. Ronald Rhames. He is now encouraging others to explore the benefits…

High schoolers give feedback on funding, testing and standards through Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council

High schoolers give feedback on funding, testing and standards through Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council

Twenty-one students from around South Carolina are giving voice to the comments and concerns of their fellow students as part of the state Department of Education’s Student Advisory…

City of Columbia hosts Let’s Move! Easter egg hunt this Friday

City of Columbia hosts Let’s Move! Easter egg hunt this Friday

The city of Columbia is celebrating the fifth anniversary of the national Let’s Move! initiative with its annual Easter egg hunt this Friday. Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, along…

Sports

The Score: Tuesday night high school sports scoreboard

Boys tennis Lexington 4, River Bluff 3 Lexington bounced back from a 5-1 loss to…

Baseball: Gamecocks earn 2-0 win over The Citadel

Baseball: Gamecocks earn 2-0 win over The Citadel

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Three Gamecock pitchers combined for a two-hitter and Elliot Caldwell went 2-for-4…

City of Columbia Parks and Rec Opens Registration for Active Adults Olympic Games this May

City of Columbia Parks and Rec Opens Registration for Active Adults Olympic Games this May

The City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department is giving Midlands adults a way to keep…

The Score: Monday night high school sports scoreboard

Forest Acres Classic baseball tournament Dutch Fork 7, Wilson Hall 1 The Dutch Fork Silver…

Local News

W. Columbia police officer OK after shot in head while serving warrant near Riverwalk

W. Columbia police officer OK after shot in head while serving warrant near Riverwalk

A West Columbia police officer is in stable condition after being shot while serving a warrant Tuesday. The officer, James “Trip” Holland, III, went with two other officers…

UPDATE: No evidence of danger at Airport High School after threat

UPDATE: No evidence of danger at Airport High School after threat

Airport High School faculty and staff evacuated students to the school’s football stadium after a threat just before noon Tuesday. Lexington County sheriff’s deputies responded to investigate the…

Historic Columbia’s restoration of Woodrow Wilson Family Home wins award

Historic Columbia’s restoration of Woodrow Wilson Family Home wins award

Historic Columbia recently received the 2015 Award of Achievement from the South Carolina Federation of Museums for work on the nine-year restoration of the Woodrow Wilson Family Home on…

SCDOT to hold community meeting on proposed I-20 widening in Lexington County

SCDOT to hold community meeting on proposed I-20 widening in Lexington County

Major road construction could be on the horizon for commuters in Lexington County. The South Carolina Department of Transportation has proposed a widening project on I-20 between Highway…

Obituaries

Elma L. Edge Anderson, 83, loving wife, mother and grandmother

Elma L. Edge Anderson, 83, loving wife, mother and grandmother

Elma L. Edge Anderson, of Gaston, died March 29, 2015, at the age of 83. A funeral service will be held…

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Hometown

Midlands mom takes advocacy for diabetes funding to Washington

Beth McCrary never thought she’d be a person who constantly tracks legislation, but on March 26, she was just that, checking her phone often for updates as…

Crime

Blythewood man charged with exchanging child pornography

A Blythewood man could face up to 100 years in prison if convicted of exchanging child pornography. Garrett Andrew Crouch, 29, is charged with 10 counts of…

Business

Grill Marks set to bring specialty burgers to Vista this fall

One of the first retailers in the former City Market antique mall on Gervais Street is bringing the specialty burger concept to Columbia this fall. Grill Marks…

Education

Lexington School District Three promotes from within for next superintendent

Lexington School District Three officials didn’t have to look very far to find its next superintendent. It was announced Friday that the school board unanimously approved Randall Gary…

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