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South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper fired as result of Broad River Road shooting

South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper fired as result of Broad River Road shooting

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety has fired a state Highway Patrol trooper who shot a man during a Sept. 4 traffic stop in Columbia. A Department…

First Citizens bank on Rosewood Drive robbed

First Citizens bank on Rosewood Drive robbed

A Columbia bank was robbed Friday morning. A man robbed the First Citizens Bank at 2600 Rosewood Drive (at the South Harden Street intersection) shortly before 10 a.m.…

I-26 lanes closed because of flooding; Kershaw County road flooded, stranding 2 in car

A Friday morning storm led to flooding and traffic problems on Interstate 26 in the Midlands. A stretch of the eastbound interstate near Exit 108 (Bush River Road)…

Suspect arrested in connection with 2013 dragging death

Suspect arrested in connection with 2013 dragging death

Columbia police arrested a man accused of killing another man last year by hitting him with a trailer and dragging him more than 1,600 feet. Danny Alexander Zuniga…

Women tell police they were robbed by armed men on Greene Street

Women tell police they were robbed by armed men on Greene Street

Three women told police they were robbed by armed men Thursday night while walking on Greene Street. The women told police they were on the 1800 block of…

Sports

The Score: Thursday night Midlands high school sports scoreboard

Girls Tennis Lexington 6, River Bluff 0 Lexington kept their undefeated season alive Thursday night…

Track & field: Delethea Quarles to be inducted to Liberty University’s Athletics Hall of Fame

South Carolina assistant head coach for track and field, Delethea Quarles, will be inducted Friday…

Spurriers to have commemorative brick on Springs Brooks Plaza

Steve and Jerri Spurrier will take part in the Gamecock Club Commemorative Brick Program on…

5 games to watch this weekend in Midlands high school football

While some teams will enter Week 4 sitting nicely on their win-loss records, others will…

Local News

Photo Gallery: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center celebrates 10th anniversary

Photo Gallery: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center celebrates 10th anniversary

The Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center has been a hub of activity for downtown and The Vista for 10 years, bringing in thousands of visitors for conferences, meetings and…

6 injured in wreck involving school bus

Six people, including five students, were injured Thursday in a wreck involving a school bus in Richland County. The bus and an SUV collided around 4:30 p.m. on…

Senior Resources unveils new website for organization’s rebranding

Senior Resources unveils new website for organization’s rebranding

Senior Resources Inc., an advocacy group and program provider to hundreds of senior citizens in the Midlands, unveiled the rebranding of its organization and new website Wednesday. The…

City cancels Let’s Move! Columbia GameDay event

City cancels Let’s Move! Columbia GameDay event

Let’s Move! Columbia GameDay, the city of Columbia’s free event to recognize National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, has been cancelled. The celebration was scheduled for Saturday at the…

Obituaries

Jane Muir Brundage, 62, co-founder/VP of PETS Inc., rescued thousands of abandoned and abused animals

Jane Muir Brundage, 62, co-founder/VP of PETS Inc., rescued thousands of abandoned and abused animals

Jane Muir Brundage, of Little Mountain, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at the age of 62. Mrs. Brundage was born in…

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Hometown

World of Beer to host Saturday cornhole tournament for charity

The Gamecocks play in Nashville on Saturday, but tailgating cornhole players still can pursue their pastime at a local tournament that will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma…

Crime

UPDATE: Man wounded in Columbia shooting dies, second suspect arrested

Man wounded in a Wednesday night shooting in Columbia died of his injuries Thursday night. Kumashi Shamar Lewis, 21, who was arrested earlier Thursday, was charged with…

Business

Palmetto Health joins forces with Healing Waters for new spa location

Patients at one of the Midlands’ newest hospitals will see more services arrive in just a few weeks. Opening to the public and patients is a new…

Education

South Carolina Department of Education releases $5.3 million to school districts for afterschool programs

Several schools in the Midlands have earned $200,000 each as part of a federal grant awarded to the South Carolina Department of Education. The state received $5.3…

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