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Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom opening Monday in Vista

Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom opening Monday in Vista

The restaurant scene continues to grow in the Vista, and the next eatery scheduled to open is bringing the flavors of Chicago to Columbia. Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom has…

Photo Gallery: USC Dance Marathon team reaches out to community; invites all to virtual 5K

Photo Gallery: USC Dance Marathon team reaches out to community; invites all to virtual 5K

For those unfamiliar with the University of South Carolina Dance Marathon, two things should be emphasized: It is about much more than just a dance marathon, and it…

Columbia Chamber’s campaign to save Fort Jackson looks for community support

Columbia Chamber’s campaign to save Fort Jackson looks for community support

About 1,500 people gathered in Kentucky this month to show the federal government how important Fort Campbell is to their state and community. Organizers in Columbia and Lexington…

New Vista Guild president hopes to preserve past as district grows

New Vista Guild president hopes to preserve past as district grows

Columbia’s Vista is growing, and the new president of a group of its home and business owners wants to see that trend continue, but without forgetting the district’s…

Legendary R&B singer Mavis Staples comes to Harbison Theatre Saturday

Legendary R&B singer Mavis Staples comes to Harbison Theatre Saturday

The gospel-infused soul sound of the 1960s comes to Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College this weekend as legendary R&B singer Mavis Staples makes her way to Columbia.…

Sports

Multiple Midlands high school baseball teams make preseason top 10 polls

The South Carolina high school baseball season is right around the corner and the preseason…

Dutch Fork sophomore Lauren Joch wins second straight Class AAAA Player of the Year award

Dutch Fork sophomore Lauren Joch wins second straight Class AAAA Player of the Year award

The Class AAAA Player of the Year award in girls tennis will stay in the hands…

Men’s Basketball: Gamecocks fall to LSU 64-58 Wednesday night

Men’s Basketball: Gamecocks fall to LSU 64-58 Wednesday night

BATON ROUGE, LA. - The Carolina men’s basketball team’s recent offensive struggles continued on the road…

Mathew Campbell tapped as new Lugoff-Elgin High football coach

Mathew Campbell tapped as new Lugoff-Elgin High football coach

The Lugoff-Elgin football team has found the man to lead the Demons onto the field for…

Local News

Richland County sheriff: Person wounded in Sandhill shooting was involved in drug deal

Richland County sheriff: Person wounded in Sandhill shooting was involved in drug deal

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said Tuesday that a shooting at the Village at Sandhill Sunday happened during an illegal drug deal and that the person who was…

Richland County man accused of bribing child to perform lewd acts

Richland County man accused of bribing child to perform lewd acts

Richland County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man accused of using money to entice a child to perform sexual acts. Henry Richardson, 52, is charged with criminal solicitation of…

Man accused of sexually assaulting 5 children

Man accused of sexually assaulting 5 children

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives on Monday arrested a man accused of sexually assaulting five children. Preston Dowie Martin, 76, is charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual…

Richland County’s transportation advisory committee gives penny program “B” for 2014

Richland County’s transportation advisory committee gives penny program “B” for 2014

Richland County’s citizen watchdog group gave the transportation penny program a grade of “B” just two years since the sales tax referendum went into effect in 2012. “It…

Obituaries

Sgt. First Class Joyce Davis, 61, saved young soldier’s life while serving in US Army

Sgt. First Class Joyce Davis, of Columbia, died Jan. 25, 2015, at the age of 61. A memorial service will be…

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Hometown

Volunteer Spotlight: Mentoring students brings perspective for Panther Pal volunteers

Residents are creating a brighter future for students in Lexington School District Three by offering a listening ear and a supply of positive encouragement. As one volunteer…

Crime

2nd suspect arrested in connection with Colony Apartments shooting

Columbia police on Tuesday arrested a woman accused of helping the suspect in a Jan. 21 shooting at the Colony Apartments. Sasha Kelli Brooke Williams, 24, is…

Business

Lexington County-based signage company to build new plant in Gaston, create 105 jobs

A South Carolina-based company is expanding its operations with a new plant in Gaston. Officials with The Fitts Co. Inc. announced they are investing $4.2 million into…

Education

S.C. superintendent backs bill to give state more control over educational standards

U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson introduced a bill Monday backing up legislation passed by South Carolina last year. Both are designed to give states more control over educational standards.…

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