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Columbia police search for suspect in attempted sexual assault

Columbia police search for suspect in attempted sexual assault

The Columbia Police Department Special Victims Unit is looking for a man accused of attempted sexual assault. Police released a sketch of the suspect made by a SLED…

Nonprofit leaders discuss problems, solutions surrounding family homelessness in Midlands

Nonprofit leaders discuss problems, solutions surrounding family homelessness in Midlands

Midlands nonprofits marked National Homelessness and Hunger Awareness Week last week by participating in a series of educational events but also by continuing to serve those around them by…

Man fatally stabbed; suspect arrested

Man fatally stabbed; suspect arrested

Columbia police have made an arrest in connection with a fatal stabbing early Sunday morning. Isaac Williams, 43, is charged with murder. He allegedly stabbed another man in…

Photo Gallery: Cold weather can’t stop Girls on the Run

Photo Gallery: Cold weather can’t stop Girls on the Run

It was clear upon arrival Saturday morning at the Gibson Road Soccer Complex in Lexington that the event taking place was no ordinary race. More than 700 girls…

USC continues winning streak in 30th annual Carolina-Clemson blood drive

The University of South Carolina and Clemson University wrapped up their 30th annual blood drive Friday, resulting in the seventh consecutive win for USC. Carolina now holds a…

Sports

USC sports: Monday Gamecock athletics roundup

USC sports: Monday Gamecock athletics roundup

Women’s soccer: 1-0 victory over Tarheels puts Gamecocks in Elite Eight CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Junior…

Photo Gallery: Hammond wins SCISA AAA state football championship

Photo Gallery: Hammond wins SCISA AAA state football championship

  Take a dominant defense. Add a powerful offensive line opening holes for an unstoppable…

Bengal Boys Showcase Scrimmage shows off top high school basketball talent

  Eight high school basketball teams from across the state were in Blythewood on Saturday…

USC sports: Weekend Gamecock athletics roundup

USC sports: Weekend Gamecock athletics roundup

Football: Gamecock defense on display in 37-12 win over South Alabama A stout defensive performance…

Local News

Columbia police investigate report of shooting in Vista

Columbia police investigate report of shooting in Vista

A man told police he was injured in a shooting on Lady Street in Columbia’s Vista early Saturday morning. The man said he was shot in the leg…

Former YMCA of Columbia administrator returns as chief administrative officer

Former YMCA of Columbia administrator returns as chief administrative officer

The YMCA of Columbia has a new chief administrative officer for its five branches, but he is not unfamiliar to the community and YMCA team. Ira Reasons served…

Midway Elementary School wins $25,000 grand prize to purchase physical fitness equipment

Midway Elementary School wins $25,000 grand prize to purchase physical fitness equipment

Midway Elementary students soon will be able to enjoy brand-new playground equipment with the help of a contest sponsored by a nationwide advocate for healthy kids. The Lexington…

Lexington Two School Board approves more than $2.7 million in land purchases for new schools

Voters in Lexington School District Two approved a bond referendum included on the Nov. 4 ballot, and the district got started Thursday on the process to bring plans…

Obituaries

Specialist First Class Oliver Henry ‘Smokey’ Bauman III, 66, served 5 Vietnam tours

Specialist First Class Oliver Henry ‘Smokey’ Bauman III, 66, served 5 Vietnam tours

Specialist First Class Oliver Henry “Smokey” Bauman III (Ret.), of Columbia, died Nov. 20, 2014, surrounded by his wife and four…

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Hometown

Photo Gallery: Festival of Trees auctions holiday items in Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital fundraiser

  The weekend before Thanksgiving looks a lot like Christmas (with some Hanukkah too) at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, the site of Palmetto Health Foundation’s 25th…

Crime

3 wanted, 23 arrested after Columbia, Lexington County investigation

Columbia police officers and Lexington County law enforcement officers arrested 23 people on a total of 57 drug-related charges and are looking for three more. The Columbia…

Business

Dollar General opens newest location in north Columbia

Dollar General opened the doors of its newest location in Columbia on Saturday. The retail outlet at 7925 Wilson Blvd. in north Columbia celebrated its grand opening…

Education

3 Midlands teams advance to mock trial state competition

Three schools from the Columbia area can boast mock trial teams that have advanced to the state round after successfully defending and prosecuting a fictional case at…

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