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Columbia City Council approves employee pay study, maintains arts funding

Columbia City Council approves employee pay study, maintains arts funding

Columbia City Council passed several ordinances, including the designation of the Whaley Street and Granby neighborhoods as parking permit districts. Residents complained of nonresidential parking on their streets…

City of Columbia wrestles with hiring coordinator to lead homeless response efforts

City of Columbia officials have concluded after nearly two months of delegation that Columbia’s homelessness problem can be best solved through coordination. The Community Development Department said Tuesday that…

City of Columbia considers ‘child play zones’ for city parks

Individuals found engaging in questionable behavior in some of Columbia’s parks could face stiff penalties, according to city officials. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department staff is urging…

Lexington County Council begins budget review for 2014-15

Members of Lexington County Council began the process of adopting a budget for the new fiscal year Tuesday as they reviewed early projections. Council approved first reading of…

New chief says Columbia Police Department is shorthanded

New chief says Columbia Police Department is shorthanded

Columbia’s new police chief says his department has some holes to fill and that he already has plans to recruit new officers to close the gaps. Skip Holbrook…

Sports

Gamecock baseball team shuts out Davidson 8-0

Eighth-ranked South Carolina broke open a one-run game with six runs in the bottom of…

Lexington baseball team captures 3rd-straight region title after shutout against Dutch Fork

The Lexington baseball team captured their third-straight Region V AAAA title Tuesday night with their 10-0…

City of Columbia Youth Sports Initiative to provide kids opportunities to excel in multiple sports

City of Columbia Youth Sports Initiative to provide kids opportunities to excel in multiple sports

Youth sports have been going on in the Midlands for years, but Columbia Mayor Steve…

USC sand volleyball teams ends inaugural season with 3-2 win over College of Charleston

USC sand volleyball teams ends inaugural season with 3-2 win over College of Charleston

In the final dual of its inaugural season, the South Carolina sand volleyball team won…

Local News

City of Columbia proclamation declares this week Eau Claire Week 2014 to celebrate historic neighborhood

City of Columbia proclamation declares this week Eau Claire Week 2014 to celebrate historic neighborhood

The historic Eau Claire neighborhood got the green light from the city of Columbia to celebrate being a place to “live, work, play and worship.” The Eau Claire…

New Five Points restaurant is all about bacon

New Five Points restaurant is all about bacon

For some people, the smell of bacon cooking is like the song of the mythical sirens, and that powerful attraction is what two local restaurateurs hope will catapult…

Chapin Town Council members pass second, final reading of amended agenda ordinance

A second special called meeting in the month of April again was attended by just three of the five elected officials in the town of Chapin. Three long-time…

Lexington One District Teacher of the Year teaches social studies through storytelling

Lexington One District Teacher of the Year teaches social studies through storytelling

A typical day in Albert Robertson’s classroom at Meadow Glen Middle School might involve students rapping about the French Revolution or could have the Lexington One teacher wearing a period…

Obituaries

Mary Ella O’Cain Myers, 90, retired from K-Mart Stores, Inc.

Mary Ella O’Cain Myers, of Columbia, died April 21, 2014, at the age of 90. Mrs. Myers retired from K-Mart Stores,…

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Hometown

Five Points Association gives $50,000 back to local charities

Merriment enjoyed this past March during the St. Pat’s in Five Points festival resulted in donations for 28 charities and nonprofits on Tuesday. The Five Points Association,…

Crime

Crime Notebook: Suspect in fatal shooting identified; man accused of exposing himself to student; 3 added to wanted list

Murder suspect identified Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives have identified a suspect in a fatal shooting Feb. 2 at a bar on Berryhill Road. Detectives are searching…

Business

New Five Points restaurant is all about bacon

For some people, the smell of bacon cooking is like the song of the mythical sirens, and that powerful attraction is what two local restaurateurs hope will…

Education

4 Lexington-Richland Five schools earn federal ENERGY STAR status

Responsible energy usage by Lexington-Richland Five offices and schools has earned the district four ENERGY STAR awards. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy…

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