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Armed robbery suspect turns himself in to Lexington police

A man wanted in connection with a November altercation involving a handgun has been arrested by Lexington police. Devin R. Samuels turned himself in Nov. 21 and was…

Justin Pepper Foundation kicks off annual toy drive with thank-you breakfast for donors

Justin Pepper Foundation kicks off annual toy drive with thank-you breakfast for donors

Hundreds of people make holidays and birthdays a little brighter for children across the state each year by giving toys through the Justin Pepper Foundation. A free birthday…

Snowball Festival welcomes winter to Lexington next week

Snowball Festival welcomes winter to Lexington next week

Get your boots, gloves and scarves ready. The town of Lexington’s Snowball Festival is returning next week with fun for all ages. Parents and kids can enjoy an…

Lexington man accused of stabbing one family member, assaulting another

Lexington man accused of stabbing one family member, assaulting another

A Lexington man faces several charges including attempted murder after allegedly stabbing one of his brothers and assaulting another. Robert Burton Crolley, 56, of 229 Sherwood Drive in Lexington…

Man arrested after Columbia child pornography investigation

Man arrested after Columbia child pornography investigation

Columbia police have made an arrest after a child pornography investigation as part of the South Carolina Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Barry Julio Lopez,…

Sports

Lexington, Gilbert high school student-athletes sign scholarships

  Multiple student-athletes signed their letters of intent earlier this week from two Midlands high…

Spurrier talks Clemson before annual “Battle of the Palmetto State” against Clemson on Saturday

Spurrier talks Clemson before annual “Battle of the Palmetto State” against Clemson on Saturday

The Gamecocks and Clemson Tigers will meet for the 112th time at noon Saturday at…

2 Midlands teams seek to make history in this weekend’s state championship games

2 Midlands teams seek to make history in this weekend’s state championship games

Head coaches and players competing in this year’s Class A Division I and AA Division…

USC women’s basketball team earns first No. 1 ranking in program history

USC women’s basketball team earns first No. 1 ranking in program history

South Carolina women’s basketball is ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press poll released Monday.…

Local News

USC students, faculty protest Ferguson grand jury decision

USC students, faculty protest Ferguson grand jury decision

They gathered late on a rainy night, called together hastily through social media. They stood in a circle around the statue at the center of the University of…

Pawmetto Lifeline named ‘Angel’ charity by South Carolina Secretary of State’s Office

Pawmetto Lifeline named ‘Angel’ charity by South Carolina Secretary of State’s Office

A Columbia-based nonprofit has been deemed financially fit on an annual list that’s announced just before the holidays. South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond released his office’s 2014 Scrooges…

Webber Elementary School donates Thanksgiving food to 62 families in Lower Richland

Webber Elementary School donates Thanksgiving food to 62 families in Lower Richland

The Thanksgiving holiday got brighter for 62 families in the Lower Richland community with the efforts of local businesses, churches and the students and faculty at Webber Elementary…

Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter set to expand therapy programs through grant funding

Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter set to expand therapy programs through grant funding

Abused and neglected children who seek shelter at Palmetto Place once again will have access to two programs designed to help them express themselves and reduce their stress…

Obituaries

Ross S. Owen Jr., 92, fought in battle of Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland

Ross S. Owen Jr., 92, fought in battle of Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland

Ross S. Owen Jr., of Columbia, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was…

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Hometown

Photo Gallery: Festival of Trees auctions holiday items in Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital fundraiser

  The weekend before Thanksgiving looks a lot like Christmas (with some Hanukkah too) at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, the site of Palmetto Health Foundation’s 25th…

Crime

Columbia police search for suspect in attempted sexual assault

The Columbia Police Department Special Victims Unit is looking for a man accused of attempted sexual assault. Police released a sketch of the suspect made by a…

Business

Local plastic surgeon tapped to lead Palmetto Health Healing Waters; spa to open Jan. 15

Palmetto Health’s newest amenity for the community and hospital patients will be opening just after the New Year. The hospital system announced Palmetto Health Healing Waters, a…

Education

3 Midlands teams advance to mock trial state competition

Three schools from the Columbia area can boast mock trial teams that have advanced to the state round after successfully defending and prosecuting a fictional case at…

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