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Forms of government, vision plan to be discussed during Chapin special forum

Members of Chapin Town Council will outline their vision plan for the town Thursday during a special forum. The meeting also will cover the strong-mayor and council forms…

Photo Gallery: Local gymnastics facility helps with firefighter training

Photo Gallery: Local gymnastics facility helps with firefighter training

Irmo firefighters trained hard Monday morning, working on rescue techniques that could save lives. The training is not unusual, but the location was. The firefighters worked at All…

Lexington One School Board finalizes updated student cellphone policy

Some students in Lexington School district One can use their cellphones at certain times of the school day after the district’s school board voted last week. Trustees gave…

Search narrows for Midlands Technical College’s next president

Search narrows for Midlands Technical College’s next president

Three people are still in the running to become the sixth president of Midlands Technical College. Sonny White is stepping down in February, and the Presidential Search Committee announced…

SLED investigating after Lexington County sheriff’s deputy shoots burglary suspect

SLED investigating after Lexington County sheriff’s deputy shoots burglary suspect

A Lexington County sheriff’s deputy shot and wounded a teenager who was allegedly in the process of breaking into a home Monday. Adrian Lamont Ryans, 18, of 141…

Sports

South Carolina vs. Kentucky football matchup to air on SEC Network

South Carolina vs. Kentucky football matchup to air on SEC Network

The South Carolina-Kentucky football game scheduled for Oct. 4 will kick off at 7:30 p.m. and will…

Equestrian: USC drops season opener 10-8 at Kansas State

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Gamecock equestrian team opened the 2014-15 season Friday with a 10-8 loss…

Men’s golf: USC top Virginia 3-2 in match play at Collegiate Challenge Cup

KINGSTON SPRINGS, Tenn. — The 12th-ranked South Carolina men’s golf team continued its successful fall…

Women’s soccer: Gamecocks score season-opening victory over Auburn in overtime

AUBURN, Ala. – With a rocket from outside of the box in the 100th minute, junior Stevi…

Local News

Richland County man charged in connection with accidental shooting death

Richland County man charged in connection with accidental shooting death

A Richland County man faces criminal charges after sheriff’s deputies say he accidentally shot another man, killing him. Michael Gregory Odom, 36, is charged with possession of a…

Lexington County investigators ask for community help to solve 2009 shooting

Lexington County investigators ask for community help to solve 2009 shooting

Investigators with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and Lexington County Coroner’s Office have made progress in solving the nearly 5-year-old case of the fatal shooting of a Gaston…

Columbia police identify person of interest in bank robbery

Columbia police identify person of interest in bank robbery

Columbia police are looking for a man who might have information about a bank robbery last week on Rosewood Drive. Tyrell Victor Evans, 55, is a person of…

Columbia City Councilwoman Leona Plaugh ‘surprised’ by colleagues as she returns from medical leave

Columbia City Councilwoman Leona Plaugh ‘surprised’ by colleagues as she returns from medical leave

Columbia City Councilwoman Leona Plaugh recently returned from medical leave to her post with warm greetings from her colleagues. Plaugh was present at last week’s City Council meeting…

Obituaries

Monty Thomas Howell, 73, played Santa at Christmas, put on firework displays during holidays

Monty Thomas Howell, 73, played Santa at Christmas, put on firework displays during holidays

Monty Thomas Howell, of Cayce, died peacefully at home, surrounded by those who loved him, on Sept. 18, 2014, at the…

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Hometown

City of Columbia seeks submissions for 13th annual Columbia Choice Awards

The city of Columbia is honoring the work of individuals, businesses, neighborhoods and organizations to beautify the community and enhance the appearance and quality of life of…

Crime

Columbia police release photos of armed robbery suspect

Columbia police are searching for a man accused of robbing a local pharmacy Saturday night. Officers released surveillance photos of the suspect, who allegedly pointed a handgun…

Business

Palmetto Health joins forces with Healing Waters for new spa location

Patients at one of the Midlands’ newest hospitals will see more services arrive in just a few weeks. Opening to the public and patients is a new…

Education

Richland School District Two acquires land for newest elementary school

Richland School District Two has acquired property on the Trenholm Road Extension for the district’s newest elementary school. The 26.24 acres cost the district just over $2.2…

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