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Woman arrested at Confederate monument at S.C. State House

Woman arrested at Confederate monument at S.C. State House

South Carolina Department of Public Safety Bureau of Protective Services officers arrested a woman at the State House late Friday night. Melissa High, 45, of Whitsett, North Carolina,…

1 man killed in Grand Street shooting

1 man killed in Grand Street shooting

Columbia police are investigating a fatal shooting. Police responded to a call around 10:45 p.m. Friday and found a man dead of a gunshot wound on Grand Street.…

7/11 campaign created to raise money for Saving Eliza

7/11 campaign created to raise money for Saving Eliza

On July 11, people from Columbia and Chapin, from California and Massachusetts and even from Peru will host yard sales to raise money in hopes of curing a rare…

Registration for sponsors, runners open for 2nd annual ‘Sweet Baby O’ 5K

Registration for sponsors, runners open for 2nd annual ‘Sweet Baby O’ 5K

Friends and loved ones of a Lexington family are aiming to raise $10,000 or more this summer in memory of a smiling little boy who passed away in…

Truck crashes into Forest Acres creek after chase

Truck crashes into Forest Acres creek after chase

A Columbia man faces multiple charges after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase Friday. Charles E. Owens II was pulled over by a Richland County sheriff’s deputy…

Sports

USC Alumni vs. Blowfish baseball game draws community support for Lexington family

USC Alumni vs. Blowfish baseball game draws community support for Lexington family

Some former USC baseball players donned the garnet-and-black once again on the baseball field Friday…

Gilbert High hires new head basketball coaches

Gilbert High hires new head basketball coaches

The Gilbert High girls’ and boys’ basketball teams will be under new guidance when they…

Blowfish game suspended after downpour in Lexington

Blowfish game suspended after downpour in Lexington

Torrential rain forced the suspension of Thursday night’s matchup with the Forest City Owls. The…

Columbia no longer in running to host Charlotte Hornets developmental league team

A developmental league basketball team affiliated with the Charlotte Hornets will not be making a…

Local News

South Carolina Foster Parent Association gets $10,000 donation for summer camps

South Carolina Foster Parent Association gets $10,000 donation for summer camps

Foster children across South Carolina will be able to access more after-school programs with the help of a Lexington state lawmaker. Katrina’s Kids, a new nonprofit started by…

UPDATE: Accused bank robber recaptured after escape from Kershaw County Detention Center

UPDATE: Accused bank robber recaptured after escape from Kershaw County Detention Center

A man who escaped Wednesday from the Kershaw County Detention Center in Camden is back in custody. Detention center guards discovered 22-year-old Yancey Wilson was missing from his…

Lexington County coroner identifies person killed in wreck

Lexington County coroner identifies person killed in wreck

A man killed Tuesday in a two-vehicle wreck has been identified by Lexington County Coroner, Margaret Fisher. Sonny Ray Bundrick, 68, of Little Mountain died as a result…

Firefighters battle Laurel Street fire

Firefighters battle Laurel Street fire

A fire heavily damaged a Columbia building Wednesday afternoon. Columbia firefighters responded to 1305 Laurel Street around 2:15 p.m. The building is the home of American Business Machines…

Obituaries

Leslie Ann Pierce, 49, 20-year CMA employee who strove to make art inclusive, accessible

Leslie Ann Pierce, 49, 20-year CMA employee who strove to make art inclusive, accessible

Leslie Ann Pierce died at her home on June 28, 2015, in Columbia. She was 49. She was a native of Florida, born…

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Hometown

USC, Fort Jackson work to make healthier summer camps

The University of South Carolina is partnering up with Fort Jackson and 18 other summer camps across the area to create healthier campers. USC will conduct the…

Crime

Crime Notebook: 2 accused of robbery at Five Guys; Elgin officer charged with domestic violence

Two arrested in connection with Five Guys robbery Columbia police arrested two men accused of robbing a woman at a Harbison area restaurant late last month. Torrie Cleveland…

Business

Business owners, residents invited to 2015 Business Lexpo trade show

Lexington County residents will have access to a variety of local businesses at an upcoming trade show hosted by the Greater Lexington Chamber. The 2015 Business Lexpo…

Education

Richland Two administrator joins White Knoll Middle staff

An administrator from Richland School District Two has been hired as a middle school assistant principal in Lexington County. Margaret Schilit is the new assistant principal at…

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