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Update: Wreckers working to clear scene after tanker truck overturns on Killian Road near Interstate 77

Update: Wreckers working to clear scene after tanker truck overturns on Killian Road near Interstate 77

A large tanker truck flipped onto its side on Killian Road at the Interstate 77 intersection Wednesday afternoon causing traffic problems. No word has been released on what…

Columbia police release photos of bank robbery suspect

Columbia police release photos of bank robbery suspect

The Columbia Police Department is asking for help from the community to identify a man accused of robbing a local bank. Police released surveillance camera images of the…

Richland County sheriff’s deputy fired after allegedly causing wreck

Richland County sheriff’s deputy fired after allegedly causing wreck

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced Wednesday that a deputy ticketed for allegedly running a red light and causing an wreck last week has been fired. Cpl. Ken…

Man tells deputies he was assaulted at Garners Ferry Road gas station

Man tells deputies he was assaulted at Garners Ferry Road gas station

A man giving a stranger a ride to a local gas station was beaten Tuesday night, allegedly by the man to whom he gave a ride and two…

Ruling on same-sex marriage in Virginia could set precedent for South Carolina case

Ruling on same-sex marriage in Virginia could set precedent for South Carolina case

A ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit could impact South Carolina’s ban on same-sex marriage. The court struck down Virginia’s state constitution amendment…

Sports

Columbia Blowfish unveil master plans for new Lexington County Baseball Stadium

Columbia Blowfish unveil master plans for new Lexington County Baseball Stadium

Lexington County officials and members of the Columbia Blowfish baseball team took another big step…

Students invited to participate in 5th Annual Mayor’s Back-to-School Drills & Skills Clinics

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin wants to help local students get into back-to-school mode while staying…

Gamecocks announce fall camp schedule

Gamecocks announce fall camp schedule

The South Carolina Gamecock football team will open fall camp Friday. The first week of…

Columbia Blowfish announce move to Lexington County for 2015 season

Columbia Blowfish announce move to Lexington County for 2015 season

When the Columbia Blowfish walk off the field Thursday after their game against HiPoint-Thomsville, it…

Local News

Richland Two School Board reviews designs for district’s newest elementary school

Richland Two School Board reviews designs for district’s newest elementary school

Richland Two School Board members viewed renderings of the district’s newest elementary school during Tuesday night’s meeting. The school will be the 20th primary school in the district.…

Swamp Cabbage Brewing Co. is newest addition to Columbia craft beer field

Swamp Cabbage Brewing Co. is newest addition to Columbia craft beer field

The local beer business is growing in Columbia, and the newest brewery in town is a family operation. Swamp Cabbage Brewing Co, showed off its wares Tuesday night…

Chapin Mayor Skip Wilson to host ‘Five at 5′ community gatherings

Chapin Mayor Skip Wilson invites residents of his town for a new series of meet-and-greets beginning next week. The first Five at 5 event starts at 5 p.m.…

Doulas from 2 decades honored at Lexington Medical Center

Doulas from 2 decades honored at Lexington Medical Center

More than 8,700 children in the Midlands area have been welcomed into the world with assistance from a doula since 1994. Lexington Medical Center honored the specially trained…

Obituaries

Cleo Ross Goodwin Jones, 94, dietitian during WWII who became a social worker at SC State Hospital

Cleo Ross Goodwin Jones, 94, dietitian during WWII who became a social worker at SC State Hospital

Cleo Ross Goodwin Jones, of Columbia, widow of George Wesley Jones, died July 27, 2014, at the age of 94. Born…

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Hometown

Thousands line up for Jump Start Back-to-School event

Summer vacation is drawing to a close, and many local students will be ready to head back to school after the First Choice Community Center’s fifth annual…

Crime

Crime Notebook: Columbia stores cited for selling alcohol to minors; Elgin man accused of abusing son; deputies looking for 3 in connection with homicide

Undercover operation leads to citations for underage alcohol sales Columbia police officers and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division agents cited employees at six local stores for allegedly…

Business

Lexington Medical Center’s cardiac rehab manager accepted into national medical fellowship

A Lexington Medical Center employee who aids patients making significant lifestyle changes in order to improve their health has been accepted into a prestigious national organization. John…

Education

2 Richland School District One students earn top academic honors

Two Richland School District One students are representing the district by earning top academic honors this summer. W.J. Keenan High School student Amber Stone was named a…

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