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Richland County deputies seek 2 murder suspects

Richland County deputies seek 2 murder suspects

Richland County deputies are asking for the community’s help in locating two people they think were involved in a shooting last month. Authorities say Saqwan Jermaine Zorn, 19, and…

Lexington School District Two continues to expand interactive learning with tablet program

Lexington School District Two continues to expand interactive learning with tablet program

  Phase 1 of expanding technology at Lexington School District Two is wrapping up this month, and students are exploring the worlds of reading, writing and more with brand-new…

Palmetto Health encourages residents to get screened as part of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Palmetto Health encourages residents to get screened as part of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Palmetto Health Hospital is encouraging residents to get screened as part of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March. The hospital is recognizing the month by participating in…

Former Richland County deputy accused of exploitation of minor

Former Richland County deputy accused of exploitation of minor

A former deputy with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department was arrested Tuesday after explicit photos of minors were found on his laptop. Darrell Thomas Tucker, 44, of Lugoff,…

Richland County Council rejects Innovista transportation project bid contract

Richland County Council rejects Innovista transportation project bid contract

Richland County Council agreed to defer a vote on a contract for the first phase of the Innovista/Greene Street project because of a lack of small and local business…

Sports

Brookland-Cayce boys’ soccer team still finding momentum as 2015 season starts

Brookland-Cayce boys’ soccer team still finding momentum as 2015 season starts

The Brookland-Cayce High boys’ soccer season came to an end last year during the AAA state championship…

Baseball: Gamecocks power past High Point 11-3

Baseball: Gamecocks power past High Point 11-3

Fifth-ranked South Carolina scored 10 runs in the first three innings Wednesday on the way…

Lexington County Blowfish launch new app in preparation for inaugural season

Lexington County Blowfish launch new app in preparation for inaugural season

Lexington County Blowfish baseball fans wanting to receive up-to-date news and listen to games during the season now…

River Bluff boys’ soccer team to rely on experience during transition to AAAA

River Bluff boys’ soccer team to rely on experience during transition to AAAA

Phil Savitz has been coaching soccer for the past 37 years, but last season presented one…

Local News

Lexington leaders discuss repurposing historic courthouse into arts center

Lexington leaders discuss repurposing historic courthouse into arts center

Residents in the Lexington area won’t have to travel to Columbia or other parts of the state to get their arts-and-culture fix if plans to repurpose the historic county…

Jay Koon cruises to victory in Lexington County sheriff primary

Jay Koon cruises to victory in Lexington County sheriff primary

The 4-way race for Lexington County sheriff was cut to just one candidate Tuesday night as Jay Koon, a major in the Lexington Police Department, easily won the…

Lexington mayor highlights 2014 progress, 2015 projects in State of the Town address

Lexington mayor highlights 2014 progress, 2015 projects in State of the Town address

The town of Lexington experienced another busy year in 2014 and appears to have 12 more months of growth ahead. Mayor Steve MacDougall outlined the town’s accomplishments and ongoing…

Crime Notebook: 3 teens charged after van almost hits deputy; 6 charged with soliciting prostitutes

Crime Notebook: 3 teens charged after van almost hits deputy; 6 charged with soliciting prostitutes

3 teens arrested after deputy nearly hit by van A local teen faces a charge of attempted murder after allegedly trying to run over a Richland County sheriff’s…

Obituaries

Joseph Earl Rankin Sr., 77, former Dreher High School head baseball, football coach

Joseph Earl Rankin Sr., of Columbia, died March 3, 2015, at the age of 77. Funeral services will be held at 2…

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Hometown

City of Columbia set to host Community Gardening Expo

Residents interested in starting a community garden in their neighborhood can learn the essentials at the city of Columbia’s Community Garden Expo. The city’s Parks and Recreation…

Crime

Lexington County deputies arrest 13 in connection with counterfeit goods at flea market

An investigation at the U.S. #1 Metro Flea Market in West Columbia has led to the arrest of 13 people. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department worked with the South Carolina…

Business

Fashion boutique bevello opens doors at Trenholm Plaza

Trenholm Plaza has welcomed a new store for women in need of trendy apparel. North Carolina-based boutique bevello, has opened a 3,000-square-foot store next to Publix supermarket…

Education

2 Midlands teachers named finalists for state Teacher of the Year

Two local teachers had a surprise guest arrive around lunchtime Tuesday who brought big news and a check for $10,000. Meadow Glen Middle School teacher Albert Robertson…

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