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Lexington County deputies arrest 13 in connection with counterfeit goods at flea market

Lexington County deputies arrest 13 in connection with counterfeit goods at flea market

An investigation at the U.S. #1 Metro Flea Market in West Columbia has led to the arrest of 13 people. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department worked with the South Carolina Secretary…

Lexington mayor highlights 2014 progress, 2015 projects in State of the Town address

Lexington mayor highlights 2014 progress, 2015 projects in State of the Town address

The town of Lexington experienced another busy year in 2014 and appears to have 12 more months of growth ahead. Mayor Steve MacDougall outlined the town’s accomplishments and ongoing…

Crime Notebook: 3 teens charged after van almost hits deputy; 6 charged with soliciting prostitutes

Crime Notebook: 3 teens charged after van almost hits deputy; 6 charged with soliciting prostitutes

3 teens arrested after deputy nearly hit by van A local teen faces a charge of attempted murder after allegedly trying to run over a Richland County sheriff’s…

Residents to vote on Springdale annexation in April

Residents to vote on Springdale annexation in April

Residents of four neighborhoods in the Springdale area will have to opportunity to vote next month on whether to join the growing Lexington County town. An annexation vote…

Fashion boutique bevello opens doors at Trenholm Plaza

Fashion boutique bevello opens doors at Trenholm Plaza

Trenholm Plaza has welcomed a new store for women in need of trendy apparel. North Carolina-based boutique bevello, has opened a 3,000-square-foot store next to Publix supermarket and…

Sports

A.C. Flora, Spring Valley basketball teams advance to state championship games

Boys A.C. Flora 77, Lower Richland 49 The A.C. Flora Falcons are headed back to…

Baseball: Gamecocks fall 7-0 to Clemson in rubber match of rivalry series

Baseball: Gamecocks fall 7-0 to Clemson in rubber match of rivalry series

Brody Koerner pitched a four-hit complete game Monday as Clemson clinched the series with a…

Registration open for Columbia youth baseball, softball programs

Registration is now open for the city of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department’s youth baseball and…

Sunday Gamecock athletics roundup

Sunday Gamecock athletics roundup

Women’s basketball: Gamecocks fall 67-56 to Kentucky LEXINGTON, Ky. – No. 2 South Carolina could not…

Local News

President Obama to visit Columbia

President Obama to visit Columbia

President Barack Obama will visit Columbia on Friday, making his first appearance in South Carolina since 2008. U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn announced the presidential visit Sunday, saying via…

4-year-old hit in drive-by shooting in Columbia

4-year-old hit in drive-by shooting in Columbia

Richland County sheriff’s deputies are looking for people responsible for a drive-by shooting that injured a 4-year-old girl Saturday night. The child was shot around 7:30 p.m. outside…

Racial slur posted to city of Columbia social media feed

Racial slur posted to city of Columbia social media feed

The City of Columbia’s official Twitter feed sent out a series of unusual tweets Saturday, with one including a racial slur. At 3:03 p.m., @CityofColumbia tweeted “check out…

UPDATE: Fatal shooting at Schoolhouse Road apartment ruled justifiable homicide

UPDATE: Fatal shooting at Schoolhouse Road apartment ruled justifiable homicide

A Columbia woman will not be charged after fatally shooting her ex-boyfriend. Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook said after a thorough review of the facts consultation with the Fifth…

Obituaries

Anne Ashton Pendleton Garrison Kelly, 58, highly respected, adored in legal community

Anne Ashton Pendleton Garrison Kelly, 58, highly respected, adored in legal community

Anne Ashton Pendleton Garrison Kelly, of Columbia, died suddenly on Feb. 28, 2015, at the age of 58. She was born…

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Hometown

New Columbia race to raise funds for 2 youth mentoring organizations

Proceeds from an upcoming race will allow two Midlands organizations to continue giving area children and teens the chance to connect with a strong adult mentor. The…

Crime

3 Midlands residents arrested in connection with unemployment benefits fraud

Three Midlands residents have been arrested for allegedly collecting unemployment insurance benefits illegally. Authorities said Diana Jordan, 53, of Chapin and Kimberly Szabo of Chapin, 45, and James…

Business

Mead & Hunt breaks ground on new facility, begins rebuild after fire

Mead & Hunt Architectural and Engineering Firm lost the use of one of its Lexington offices in December but soon will house all local operations under one…

Education

Richland One taps Craig Witherspoon as new superintendent amid concerns over his past performance

Richland One School Board announced what some parents saw as a controversial pick to lead the district. Craig Witherspoon was selected to serve as the new district…

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