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Police search for suspect in Forest Acres bank robbery

Police search for suspect in Forest Acres bank robbery

Forest Acres police are looking for a man accused of robbing a local bank Tuesday morning. Police Chief Gene Sealy said the suspect entered the BB&T bank at…

Deadline extended for future Columbia baseball squad’s Name Our Team contest

Deadline extended for future Columbia baseball squad’s Name Our Team contest

There’s good news for those who had the best idea for a name for Columbia’s minor league baseball team after Oct. 15. The deadline for the Name Our…

Local school districts show improvement on federal report card

Local school districts show improvement on federal report card

Schools in South Carolina received a grade from the federal government for the third year, and all seven local school districts improved their scores or remained steady from…

West Columbia City Council throws support behind Lexington Two bond referendum

West Columbia City Council unanimously voted Monday to endorse the passing of the Lexington School District Two bond referendum and also moved forward with creating a new city department.…

Fair ride catches fire on I-26 while leaving Columbia

Fair ride catches fire on I-26 while leaving Columbia

An incident on Interstate 26 on Monday afternoon might leave some passers-by wondering whether fire-breathing dragons are only myths after all. The Dizzy Dragons ride, featured at the…

Sports

Former USC head football coach Paul Dietzel elected to FCA Hall of Champions

Former University of South Carolina head football coach Paul Dietzel has been elected into the…

Game times set for USC’s matchups against Auburn, Tennessee

Game times set for USC’s matchups against Auburn, Tennessee

The University of South Carolina’s next two football games will kick at 7:30 p.m. and will…

USC soccer player Savannah McCaskill earns 2nd SEC Freshman of the Week honor

USC soccer player Savannah McCaskill earns 2nd SEC Freshman of the Week honor

BIRMINGHAM, Ala, - Freshman forward Savannah McCaskill collected her second SEC Freshman of the Week honor…

Blythewood’s Hassan Belton hopes Shrine Bowl will ready him for collegiate football play

Blythewood’s Hassan Belton hopes Shrine Bowl will ready him for collegiate football play

The 2014 season has gotten off to a hot start for Blythewood ‘s Hassan Belton. The…

Local News

USC Green Quad celebrates 10 years as ‘beacon of sustainability’

USC Green Quad celebrates 10 years as ‘beacon of sustainability’

Wednesday is National Campus Sustainability Day, and the University of South Carolina took time Monday to celebrate the campus community that has placed the university among the leaders…

H.E. Corley Elementary School earns state recognition for ‘green’ projects on campus

H.E. Corley Elementary School earns state recognition for ‘green’ projects on campus

Only 16 schools in South Carolina can say they’ve gone above and beyond in protecting the Earth this year, and an Irmo school is among them. H. E. Corley…

Some downtown Columbia residents advised to boil water

Some downtown Columbia residents advised to boil water

The Columbia Water Works issued a boil water advisory Monday night for water customers on Laurel Street between Sumter and Bull streets. City officials said a 6-inch water…

Red Bank Elementary School teacher accused of driving to school drunk with child in car

Red Bank Elementary School teacher accused of driving to school drunk with child in car

A local special education teacher faces charges of DUI and child endangerment after allegedly coming to work drunk Monday morning. Jan Munch Curtis was stopped in the parking…

Obituaries

Seible B. “Todd” Areheart, 99, enjoyed ‘resting a spell’ in a rocking chair

Seible B. “Todd” Areheart, 99, enjoyed ‘resting a spell’ in a rocking chair

Seible B. “Todd” Areheart, of Lexington, died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Oakleaf Village of Lexington.…

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Hometown

Vista’s World of Beer hosts “Beer School” for craft brew lovers

Craft beer enthusiasts have an opportunity to become a student of the growing independent brew industry and win prizes. The World of Beer in the Vista is…

Crime

Lexington man accused of sexually assaulting teenage girls, giving them drugs, alcohol

A Lexington man allegedly sexually assaulted two teenagers while they were under the influence of drugs and alcohol which he is accused of providing them. Lexington County…

Business

SC Works to host job fair Tuesday

Job seekers are invited to meet representatives from dozens of local companies that are hiring now. SC Works is hosting a job fair Tuesday at the National…

Education

H.E. Corley Elementary School earns state recognition for ‘green’ projects on campus

Only 16 schools in South Carolina can say they’ve gone above and beyond in protecting the Earth this year, and an Irmo school is among them. H. E.…

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