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West Columbia to temporarily suspend water service for water line repair

West Columbia to temporarily suspend water service for water line repair

Customers in a portion of West Columbia’s water distribution system will notice a suspension in their service next week. The city announced Thursday that it will cut off water…

NewSpring Church’s Lexington location donates shoes for entire elementary school

NewSpring Church’s Lexington location donates shoes for entire elementary school

Saxe Gotha Elementary School has more than 700 students learning math, science and more each day. This holiday season, each and every child at the Lexington One school…

Lexington businesswoman expands vision to create haven for global, local artists

Lexington businesswoman expands vision to create haven for global, local artists

One local woman, after a year of successfully operating a small business in downtown Lexington, has launched another venture to showcase the hard work of creative artists and and…

Plato’s Closet opens new location in northeast Richland County

Plato’s Closet opens new location in northeast Richland County

Plato’s Closet, a national retail consignment shop for teens and 20-somethings, on Thursday launched its second location in the Midlands. The store at 10136 Two Notch Road in Sparkleberry…

3 more arrested, 1 wanted in criminal sexual conduct case

3 more arrested, 1 wanted in criminal sexual conduct case

Several Midlands men have been arrested and charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor after a former Richland County Sheriff’s reserve deputy allegedly provided alcohol to three…

Sports

Lexington, Fairfield Central basketball squads will go head to head in unique game

The Lexington High boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will suit up to play Fairfield Central…

Women’s golf: Justine Dreher takes 2nd at Dixie Amateur

Women’s golf: Justine Dreher takes 2nd at Dixie Amateur

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - South Carolina senior Justine Dreher took second at the 84th Dixie Amateur after…

Top high school basketball talent to take court at Chick-fil-A Classic tournament

Top high school basketball talent to take court at Chick-fil-A Classic tournament

Columbia residents will have another chance this weekend to see top-notch high school boys’ basketball…

Basketball: Dreher boys, girls pick up wins over Blythewood

Boys Dreher 75, Blythewood 65 The Blue Devils moved to 6-0 on the season after their…

Local News

Chapin Town Council votes 3-1 against 2015 budget proposal

The town of Chapin likely will enter 2015 without a budget agreed upon by all elected officials after Town Council voted down Mayor Skip Wilson’s proposal Tuesday. Council…

Former S.C. probation officer starts nonprofit to mentor troubled teens in Midlands

Former S.C. probation officer starts nonprofit to mentor troubled teens in Midlands

A former South Carolina probation officer is using her experience to launch a nonprofit to mentor troubled teens in the Midlands. Zakiya Esper founded Sowing Seeds into the…

Lexington School District Two announces holiday dismissal schedule

Kids in Lexington Two will have their last day of school for 2014 this week as winter break is fast approaching. All schools and district offices are closed from…

Election for new Lexington County sheriff set for April 21

Election for new Lexington County sheriff set for April 21

Lexington County voters will go to the polls April 21 to choose a sheriff, and for the first time in more than 42 years, they will not have…

Obituaries

Emily Lewis Lee, 92, received Meritorious Service Award for work as dietitian

Emily Lewis Lee, 92, received Meritorious Service Award for work as dietitian

Emily Lewis Lee, of Columbia, died Dec. 17, 2014, at the age of 92. Funeral services will be held at 3…

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Hometown

Senior Resources asks residents to ‘Share the Love’ during holidays

Senior Resources, a leading organization that serves older residents in the Midlands, is kicking off its holiday card campaign to support its Meals On Wheels program. Residents…

Crime

Columbia firefighter charged with criminal domestic violence

A senior firefighter with the Columbia Fire Department faces a charge of criminal domestic violence. Anthony Darrell Stewart, 42, was arrested Monday by Columbia police. He allegedly…

Business

Photo gallery: Healing Touch Spa celebrates grand opening

Healing Touch Spa in the St. Andrews Shopping Center off Interstate 26 celebrated its grand opening Monday. Owner and certified massage therapist Erica Doyle expanded her business…

Education

Retired Lexington Two educator inducted into school district hall of fame

A local educator who ended her career in Lexington School District Two in May is the newest member of the district’s hall of fame. Jane Allen of…

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