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2 injured in shooting at Columbia apartment complex

2 injured in shooting at Columbia apartment complex

Columbia police are investigating a shooting in which two people were wounded Friday night. Police responded around 9 p.m. to a call of shots fired at Columbia Gardens…

Pedestrian in critical condition after being hit by vehicle

Pedestrian in critical condition after being hit by vehicle

Columbia police are investigating an incident that left one person in critical condition Friday night. Police said a pedestrian was walking near the center of the roadway on…

Keenan students’ independent film ready for red carpet

Keenan students’ independent film ready for red carpet

The Honors Theatre class at W. J. Keenan High School has gone beyond the stage this school year and soon will make its debut on the silver screen.…

UPDATE: Congaree River search ends; no one found in water

Police officers, firefighters and EMS crews on Friday night fruitlessly searched the Congaree River near the Blossom Street bridge after receiving a report of a person in the…

Columbia Planning Department unveils multimillion-dollar pedestrian, bike master plan

Columbia Planning Department unveils multimillion-dollar pedestrian, bike master plan

Columbia is poised to become more pedestrian-friendly if City Council approves a master plan to transform the city’s network of roads for better transit. Spurred by the efforts…

Sports

Spring Valley basketball squads earn victories over Westwood

Boys Spring Valley 67, Westwood 53 Spring Valley boys’ head basketball coach Perry Dozier got the…

The Score: Friday night high school basketball scoreboard

Boys Irmo 69, North Augusta 63 The Irmo Yellow Jackets used a 26-point fourth quarter…

Pelion High athletic department earns national recognition for athletic training program

Pelion High athletic department earns national recognition for athletic training program

The athletic training program at Pelion High School has earned a 1st Team Safe Sports…

Gamecocks, Alzheimer’s Association team up to ‘Back Pat’

Gamecocks, Alzheimer’s Association team up to ‘Back Pat’

The University of South Carolina’s women’s basketball team is making school history this season, with…

Local News

Child injured in hit-and-run involving school bus

Child injured in hit-and-run involving school bus

Columbia police are looking for a driver accused of hitting a school bus and leaving the scene of the collision Thursday evening. Children were on the bus at…

More than 160,000 South Carolina residents sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act

More than 160,000 South Carolina residents sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act

South Carolina added 10,000 new sign ups to its federal health insurance exchange numbers within the past week, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Health…

Public Service Commission sets Uber hearing for Feb. 23

Public Service Commission sets Uber hearing for Feb. 23

The future of Uber in South Carolina could be decided next month. The state Public Service Commission announced Thursday that it will conduct a hearing Feb. 23 on…

James Metts’ name to be removed from Lexington County boat landing

James Metts’ name to be removed from Lexington County boat landing

Another piece of what was once the legacy of James Metts soon will disappear. South Carolina legislators have voted to remove Metts’ name from a Saluda River boat…

Obituaries

Lottie Yarborough Plowman, 99, 12-year Irmo voting precincts vice president

Lottie Yarborough Plowman, 99, 12-year Irmo voting precincts vice president

Lottie Yarborough Plowman, of Irmo, died Jan. 21, 2015, at the age of 99. Funeral services will be held at 2…

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Hometown

Larger-than-life insects land in State Museum for new exhibit

A 20-foot praying mantis. Beetles the size of Volkswagens. Mosquitoes big enough to make Godzilla itch. They’re coming to Columbia. Not in a horror movie but for…

Crime

Columbia police identify suspect in Colony Apartments shooting

Columbia police are seeking help to locate a suspect thought to be involved in a shooting earlier this week. Authorities responded to Colony Apartments on Wednesday night after…

Business

Bose announces 300 job cuts with Blythewood plant shutdown

About 300 Bose employees will be laid off as the global audio manufacturing company announced Thursday it would close its operations in Blythewood. The plant will operate…

Education

USC School of Medicine partners with Grand Strand Medical Center for new residency program

Students at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine will have more options for medical training and education thanks to a new partnership. The school is…

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