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State health agency receives $2.8 million grant for child mental health system

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services recently was awarded a $2.8 million grant to develop a coordinated system to provide care and services to children…

Lexington Town Council discusses creating more downtown parking

The redevelopment of Lexington’s downtown is progressing, and officials are beginning to make plans to accommodate an anticipated influx of visitors. Council members and town staff sat down…

State Department of Agriculture, Office of Aging partner to provide Thanksgiving meals for seniors

State Department of Agriculture, Office of Aging partner to provide Thanksgiving meals for seniors

Thousands of South Carolina’s senior citizens will have access to a hearty Thanksgiving meal through a new partnership between the state Department of Agriculture and the Office of…

Lexington County Council candidate charged with public drunkenness

Lexington County Council candidate charged with public drunkenness

The only candidate on the Nov. 4 ballot for the Lexington County Council District Seven seat has been charged with public drunkenness. Phillip Heyward Yarborough Jr., 33, was…

DUI charge against state Rep. Ted Vick dropped; other charges still pending

DUI charge against state Rep. Ted Vick dropped; other charges still pending

State Rep. Ted Vick will not face a trial on a DUI charge from May 2013. The charge against the Statehouse member from Chesterfield County was dismissed this…

Sports

Camden, Dreher football teams denied initial appeals to lift postseason ban

Appeals from the Dreher and Camden High football programs to lift a post-season ban put in place after…

5 games to watch this weekend in Midlands high school football

The 2014 South Carolina high school football regular season will be coming to a close…

The Score: Midlands high school girls’ tennis playoffs scoreboard

A.C. Flora 5, Belton-Honea Path 1 The Falcons of A.C. Flora will keep rolling in…

Lexington defeats Ashley Ridge 3-1, moves to 3rd round of AAA volleyball playoffs

The Wildcats of Lexington are moving on to the third round of the AAAA state…

Local News

South Carolina Election Commission sets special election in state House 114 race

South Carolina Election Commission sets special election in state House 114 race

The South Carolina Election Commission on Thursday reversed its Monday ruling and ordered a special election be held to fill the District 114 state House of Representatives seat.…

5 Richland County deputies charged with tax fraud, will be fired

5 Richland County deputies charged with tax fraud, will be fired

Five Richland County sheriff’s deputies are facing charges of tax fraud. Sheriff Leon Lott announced Thursday the arrests of Vivian Belton, 48; Bobby Cohens, 32; Valerie Gibson, 43,…

Lexington County Council moves forward with Saxe Gotha spec building

Officials in Lexington County can move forward with finding a new company for the Saxe Gotha Industrial Park after County Council approved a construction firm for the 120,000-square-foot spec building…

Richland County residents dance to support awareness for domestic violence

Richland County residents dance to support awareness for domestic violence

Women and men came together Wednesday night in a lively Zumba dance session to support survivors and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The event was hosted…

Obituaries

Emma Lee Anderson, 77, retired 35-year Dunbar Funeral Home employee

Emma Lee Anderson, of Hopkins, died Oct. 28, 2014, at the age of 77. The family will receive friends from 5…

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Hometown

Halloween in the Midlands includes events for all ages

The arrival of Halloween might evoke the image of old-fashioned ghost and witch costumes, and those likely will be seen Friday night in the Columbia area. But…

Crime

Shooting victim claims he was repossessing car; suspect arrested

A Richland County man faces attempted murder charges after shooting a man who allegedly was trying to repossess a car. David Tyrone Goins, 45, was arrested Tuesday…

Business

Palmetto Health Hospital named “Screening Center of Excellence” for lung cancer test

Palmetto Health recently was named a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance. The medical center was one of 225 hospitals to receive the designation.…

Education

Dads make difference at Columbia school by being ‘WATCH D.O.G.S.’

Classroom moms volunteering their time have been a staple around Lexington-Richland School District Five for years, but one school is seeing more and more dads get involved.…

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