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Authorities looking for carjacking suspects

Authorities looking for carjacking suspects

Richland County sheriff’s deputies and Columbia police officers are looking for suspects wanted in connection with a carjacking and with firing shots in a local neighborhood. Deputies responded…

Airport students raise more than $50,000 for Camp Kemo

Airport students raise more than $50,000 for Camp Kemo

Airport High School students this week presented representatives of Camp Kemo with a check for $51,365.88 after working to raise the money with a week of fundraising events…

Carolina Springs Elementary students growing into budding gardeners, bloggers

Carolina Springs Elementary students growing into budding gardeners, bloggers

Some kids eat cookies and milk, yogurt or chips after a long day at school, but kids at Carolina Springs Elementary spend their afternoons munching on Swiss chard and…

Volunteers recognized for working to help survivors of domestic, sexual violence

Volunteers recognized for working to help survivors of domestic, sexual violence

Some of the volunteers and others who give their time to support survivors of domestic and sexual violence received awards in recognition of their hard work this week…

South Carolina Bar honors Dreher student, Eau Claire High School

South Carolina Bar honors Dreher student, Eau Claire High School

Richland School District One stood out this year in giving students a glimpse into the state’s legal system and is well represented in the South Carolina Bar’s annual…

Sports

Savannah’s minor league baseball team to move to Columbia

Savannah’s minor league baseball team to move to Columbia

The future Spirit Communications baseball park now has a minor league team to occupy the stadium…

Dreher’s Kasey Parker recognized by Gatorade after championship season

Dreher’s Kasey Parker recognized by Gatorade after championship season

Kasey Parker helped lead the Dreher High School girls’ soccer team to their first AAA…

Hammond’s Ahlea Myers looking to beat out competition in national basketball trials

Hammond’s Ahlea Myers looking to beat out competition in national basketball trials

One local high school basketball player is beginning her journey to land a spot on…

Women’s tennis: Carolina falls in 1st round of NCAA Singles Championship

Women’s tennis: Carolina falls in 1st round of NCAA Singles Championship

WACO, Texas — Senior and 45th-ranked Elixane Lechemia of the South Carolina women’s tennis team…

Local News

Operation Thank You invites community to sign cards for troops

Operation Thank You invites community to sign cards for troops

A local nonprofit is asking everyone to come to the Dutch Square Center Mall food court this Memorial Day weekend to say “thank you” to the men and…

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department issues traffic advisory for Saturday’s Jailbreak 5K

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department issues traffic advisory for Saturday’s Jailbreak 5K

People traveling through Lexington this weekend might encounter a few delays and road closures. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation is hosting its annual Jailbreak 5K and Jailbreak Escape…

Lexington One School Board approves student-athlete drug testing policy

Lexington One School Board approves student-athlete drug testing policy

One-quarter of student-athletes in Lexington School District One will be drug tested starting next school year after school board members approved a new policy. The policy covers students…

Blythewood Historical Society to host veterans tribute Sunday

Blythewood Historical Society to host veterans tribute Sunday

Residents are invited to Blythewood this weekend to pay tribute to those who have served in the U.S. military. The Blythewood Historical Society is hosting a Memorial Day program…

Obituaries

John Michael Coker, 52, Community Health Systems regional HR director

John Michael Coker, 52, Community Health Systems regional HR director

John Michael Coker, of Columbia, died May 20, 2015, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 52. He was born…

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Hometown

Free summer concert series set to return to Finlay Park

Finlay Park once again will feature live music during a weekly concert series that people in the area can watch for free. The Columbia Parks and Recreation…

Crime

Lexington County man arrested in connection with child pornography investigation

Investigators with the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office and Lexington County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Lexington County man accused of voyeurism and exchanging child pornography. Brian Douglas Taylor,…

Business

Site plan approved for Walmart Neighborhood Market in Cayce

The Cayce Planning Commission unanimously approved a site plan for a Walmart Neighborhood Market grocery store and gas station to be built at the intersection of Knox…

Education

Lexington One School Board approves student-athlete drug testing policy

One-quarter of student-athletes in Lexington School District One will be drug tested starting next school year after school board members approved a new policy. The policy covers…

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