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Sheheen outlines plan for changes to Department of Social Services, repeats call for director’s ouster

Sheheen outlines plan for changes to Department of Social Services, repeats call for director’s ouster

South Carolina senator and gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen on Tuesday repeated his call for Gov. Nikki Haley to fire Department of Social Services Director Lillian Koller and laid…

Local healthcare professionals weigh in on 2014 South Carolina county health rankings

Researchers at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute have taken in account multiple factors when determining how healthy a state’s individual counties…

State Education Superintendent Mick Zais removes South Carolina from Smarter Balanced assessments

South Carolina Department of Education officials announced Monday that South Carolina officially had been pulled from the Smarter Balanced Assessment for the Common Core State Standards. State School…

Protesters call for same-sex marriage recognition by South Carolina government

Protesters call for same-sex marriage recognition by South Carolina government

Tuesday was the deadline to pay federal and state taxes, and legally married same-sex couples in South Carolina were required by the state Department of Revenue to file…

Crime Notebook: Man arrested in school vandalism case; 2 on wanted list arrested; surveillance photos released of Walmart robbery suspect

Crime Notebook: Man arrested in school vandalism case; 2 on wanted list arrested; surveillance photos released of Walmart robbery suspect

Man charged high school vandalism case Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook said a Crimestoppers tip led to the arrest of a man accused of breaking into and vandalizing…

Sports

1 Midlands team snags victory, 2 others tie on 2nd day of Palmetto Cup soccer tournament

1 Midlands team snags victory, 2 others tie on 2nd day of Palmetto Cup soccer tournament

Play at the 22nd annual Nike Palmetto Cup soccer tournament continued Tuesday at Brookland-Cayce High…

Gamecocks fall 4-1 to Charleston Southern in baseball

Charleston Southern raced out to a four-run lead in the first five innings Tuesday evening…

Gamecocks get past Winthrop 4-2 in softball

South Carolina (29-15) made lots of contact at the plate Tuesday in a 4-2 win…

Forest Acres Classic baseball tournament play canceled Tuesday

The Forest Acres Classic baseball tournament at A.C. Flora High School has been cancelled Tuesday because of…

Local News

Indie Grits’ newest addition puts focus on games

Indie Grits’ newest addition puts focus on games

Columbia’s Indie Grits is in its eighth year and has grown to be more than just a film festival. The newest addition was Tuesday’s Indie Bits, a celebration…

Time For Art fundraiser nets more than 2,500 volunteer hours from Midlands young professionals

Time For Art fundraiser nets more than 2,500 volunteer hours from Midlands young professionals

Midlands young professionals recently learned that swapping dollars and cents with community service hours for art comes with big value. The Time For Art silent art auction was…

Richland County to begin spraying for mosquitoes

The Richland County Vector Control Program will begin spraying to keep mosquitoes at bay and urges residents to do their part as well. The program conducts surveillance on mosquito…

West Columbia City Council elects chairperson, rules against former police major amid protests

Members of West Columbia City Council had a short agenda before them at a special called meeting Monday, but the few items they voted on drew protest from…

Obituaries

Andrew “Coach” Medes, 87, attended every home USC football game for 61 years, church-league basketball coach for 33 years

Andrew “Coach” Medes, 87, attended every home USC football game for 61 years, church-league basketball coach for 33 years

  Andrew “Coach” Medes, of Columbia, died April 14, 2014, at the age of 87. Mr. Medes was a graduate of…

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Hometown

Good Deed Friday to benefit 5 West Metro area charities

In the spirit of spring cleaning, local residents are invited to go through their closets and attics and find gently used items that can be used to…

Crime

Columbia sexual assault suspect arrested

A man accused of kicking in a door and sexually assaulting a woman at her Columbia home last month is now in police custody. Michael Darnell Thomas,…

Business

Finleaf Gallery offers fine teas, handcrafted artisan gifts in historic Shandon neighborhood

When Peg Finlay Averyt thought about opening up an art gallery, it took a leap of faith. Finlay had taken courses in starting a business and painting…

Education

Area schools earn Palmetto Gold and Silver status

The S.C. Department of Education’s list of exceptional schools included 79 public schools in Lexington and Richland counties this year. Set up by the Education Accountability Act of…

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