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Man arrested after neighbors report meth lab

Man arrested after neighbors report meth lab

Richland County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man accused of operating a methamphetamine lab in a Columbia neighborhood. Deputies responded to a home on Freya Court around 3 p.m.…

Columbia councilman, task force members aim to educate residents on gang violence

Columbia councilman, task force members aim to educate residents on gang violence

Columbia City Councilman Moe Baddourah is attempting to get the community to recognize gang presence in their neighborhoods. The District 3 representative, which includes the Rosewood and Shandon areas,…

Legislators, advocates call for domestic violence law reform at town hall

Legislators, advocates call for domestic violence law reform at town hall

The South Carolina House and Senate have passed versions of bills toughening penalties for domestic violence, but the two legislative bodies must agree on a compromise before a…

Metts gets prison time, must pay $10,000 fine

Metts gets prison time, must pay $10,000 fine

Former Lexington County sheriff James Metts has been sentenced to 12 months and one day in federal prison and must pay a $10,000 fine. Chief U.S. District Court…

Columbia cardiologist turns retirement into medical mission

Columbia cardiologist turns retirement into medical mission

For some, the word “retirement” can conjure images of quiet days spent fishing, knitting, reading or just sitting in a front porch rocking chair. For one Columbia cardiologist,…

Sports

The Score: Monday night high school sports scoreboard

Boys’ tennis Lexington 4, Spring Valley 2 Lexington finished their season on a winning note,…

Midlands players headed to Lowcountry postseason tournamanets

Midlands players headed to Lowcountry postseason tournamanets

Several Midlands high school soccer players will be part of 72 senior players heading to the Lowcountry this…

A.C. Flora’s Mickey Purdy honored, humbled by Coach of the Year award

A.C. Flora’s Mickey Purdy honored, humbled by Coach of the Year award

A.C. Flora head boys’ lacrosse coach Mickey Purdy has been named the South Carolina High School Lacrosse…

Photo Gallery: USC Equestrian team provides enjoyment for kids during Curing Kids Cancer Fun Day

Photo Gallery: USC Equestrian team provides enjoyment for kids during Curing Kids Cancer Fun Day

  The USC Equestrian team was back on the course Saturday morning at One Wood…

Local News

Greater Lexington Chamber to host live broadcast of Leadercast 2015

Greater Lexington Chamber to host live broadcast of Leadercast 2015

International business leaders, best-selling authors and inspiring elected officials will gather next month to share their expertise with thousands at Leadercast 2015. The conference is held in Atlanta, but Midlands…

Conference to focus on training law enforcement officers, others to interact with people with disabilities

Conference to focus on training law enforcement officers, others to interact with people with disabilities

A first-of-its-kind training coming to the Midlands next week is designed to train law enforcement, first responders, attorneys and other emergency and justice system workers how best to…

Photo Gallery: Aircraft blessing highlights 85th anniversary of Richland County airport

Photo Gallery: Aircraft blessing highlights 85th anniversary of Richland County airport

  Rainshowers were heavy Saturday but the blessings flowed at the Jim Hamilton-L.B. Owens Airport. Nearly 60 aviation enthusiasts gathered to participate in the Blessing of the Aircraft in…

USC alum donates $1 million to fund new professor position

USC alum donates $1 million to fund new professor position

A man who graduated from the University of South Carolina 73 years ago has demonstrated in a big way that he is a Gamecock for life. James T.…

Obituaries

Remembering Ernest Powell, 91, national table tennis champion inducted into 3 halls of fame

Remembering Ernest Powell, 91, national table tennis champion inducted into 3 halls of fame

Ernest Powell served his country during war, then continued his service for four decades. He collected awards and recognition for his…

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Hometown

Artista Vista begins with introduction of new public art

Artista Vista began its 24th year Thursday evening by promoting Columbia’s art scene with the introduction of new artwork that will now be a part of the…

Crime

Richland County deputies investigate after man says he was shot on Longcreek Drive

Richland County sheriff’s deputies are investigating after a man arrived at a local hospital Saturday night with a gunshot wound. Hospital staff contacted deputies after the man…

Business

SCE&G to close business offices in Lexington County this summer

SCE&G customers will have fewer places to pay their bill in person starting this summer. The company announced the closing of several business offices across the state,…

Education

Local school expands community readers program at ‘Dragon Den’

Local business leaders, elected officials and members of the Cayce community don’t have to be worried. Students at Davis Early Childhood Center for Technology say their dragon…

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