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Two people killed on I-20, emergency responders injured, early Saturday

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the identity of the persons killed in two early morning car accidents on I-20 Eastbound at Mile Marker 39 in Lexington County on Saturday. At approximately 4 a.m. Fisher states that Caleb Joseph Metz, 26, of North Augusta. died at the scene from the injuries he received in the accident when the vehicle…

West Columbia Solar Fest West to include live music, food trucks, eclipse education stations

The City of West Columbia is holding the Solar Fest West event to view the once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, from noon –until-  4 p.m, at the Wyman M. “Mac” Rish Riverwalk and Amphitheater, 109 Alexander Road, West Columbia. Solar Fest West will feature live music from Seventy Six and Sunny with Prettier than Matt, food trucks, a beer…

Kershaw County man arrested on child pornography charges

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Thomas O. Turner, 51, of Elgin, on three charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor.  Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Attorney General’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), both also part of the state’s…

Leeza Gibbons’ Dare2Care charity event comes to Columbia Saturday

The Dare2Care Reception and Live Auction promotes a culture of Kindness in Columbia. It’s planned for the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Proceeds go to help Columbia-based Leeza’s Care Connection of the Midlands. Leeza Gibbons is an Emmy Award winner and health advocate. Her Dare2Care event with a Gratitude Event and Take the Dare live auction is on Saturday from 5…

Elgin woman killed in Bluff Road car crash

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died as a result of being involved in a single-vehicle collision Friday night at approximately 9:30 p.m.  The collision occurred at the intersection of Bluff Road and Flamingo Drive, Columbia. Mekahya Deonnese Prince, 28, of Silver Spoon Lane, Elgin, was the driver of a vehicle that left the…

Toby’s Place, for homeless women and children, cuts ribbon with Oliver Gospel Mission

Thanks to the efforts of a community, homeless women and children in the Columbia area now have a new place to stay and to find the help they need. Oliver Gospel Mission celebrated the completion of Toby’s Place with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday. The new facility at 5938 Two Notch Road in Columbia will serve women and children, expanding the…

Clemson football team welcomed at the White House, meets with president

President Donald Trump welcomed the Clemson Tigers football team to the White House Monday. Clemson won the 2016-2017 College Football Playoff National Championship. Gov. Henry McMaster was also on hand for the Tigers’ visit. During the White House ceremony, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney presented the president with official Tigers No. 1 jerseys. President Trump called Clemson’s victory over Alabama…

Richland Library Ballentine Grand Opening Celebration is Tuesday

Experience the new Ballentine library from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Tuesday (June 13.) Richland Library commemorates the completion of its new Ballentine location,  at 1200 Dutch Fork Road. The community is invited to take part in a grand opening celebration, which will include activities, music and a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. with Richland Library staff and local officials….

EdVenture installing Boeing 757 cockpit, Friday

What:    EdVenture will be installing a Boeing 757 cockpit on the outside wall of the museum overlooking the Columbia Canal side as a feature of an new exhibit called “Flight”. The cockpit will lifted by crane and attached to the side of the building. The entire exhibit will be opening mid-July. When:       Friday,  7 a.m. Where:        EdVenture,…

Mungo Homes moves up in 2 building industry rankings

Mungo Homes, based in Irmo, has moved up in the 2016 National Home Builder rankings. The distinctions were included in a company press release, Thursday. Builder magazine, which bases rankings on units closed, lists Mungo Homes – with 1,512 closings. Mungo is ranked as the 35th largest builder in the country. It has moved up from a ranking of 38…

PaleoPalooza, day of fossils, dinosaurs, at the S.C. State Museum, June 17

Experience a special day full of fossils, dinosaurs, natural history and more, June 17

The South Carolina State Museum will celebrate all things paleontology, Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Guests will get to meet a paleontologist, skype with scientists in the jungles of Panama, make their own fossils, see live birds of prey and more during this full day of natural history. Guests will also get a chance to meet…

More human remains found in H. L. Hunley

North Charleston – It is no secret that the crew compartment of the , the world’s first successful combat submarine, was small. Conservators working to save the pioneering vessel have a new understanding of just how cramped and intimidating it must have been for the eight-man crew in 1864 when they cranked the Hunley into world history. Working in the…

Gamecock baseball coach Chad Holbrook resigns

Tanner Press Conference to be Held Wednesday Afternoon After several meetings with Athletics Director Ray Tanner assessing the future of the program, Chad Holbrook has made the decision to resign his duties as head baseball coach at the University of South Carolina effective immediately. He will pursue other opportunities, it was announced via USC press release Tuesday night. “I want to…

West Columbia on board with Congaree River Southern Lights Exhibit coinciding with eclipse

1/3lights 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Lights Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3lights 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Chris Robinson is an artist and professor at the University of South Carolina. He is creating a light-beaming art project that will be placed between the Gervais Street and Blossom Street bridges. Laura Ros, of “What’s Next Midlands” asked West Columbia City Council…

Gamecock guard Rakym Felder chosen for USA East Coast basketball team

By Chandler Mack (ColaDaily)  Gamecock rising sophomore guard Rakym Felder will play for the USA East Coast team. Rakym Felder. USC Athletics Photo used with permission. Felder will travel to Madrid, Spain later this summer to play alongside a group of college all-stars under the tutelage of Hall of Fame head coach Larry Brown. Gamecock’s Head Coach and former USA…

Historic Columbia hosting eclipse viewing event in the Gardens

Witness the once-in-a-lifetime Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and Gardens at Historic Eclipse in the Gardens. Historic Columbia has issued an invitation to be part of history on Monday, Aug. 21,  in the heart of downtown Columbia. At 2:41 p.m., guests will see the much-anticipated total solar eclipse for 2 minutes and 36…

Teacher emails link with child porn to co-worker, according to Richland County Sheriff’s Department

Sean Maly, a teacher at Summit Parkway Middle School, was arrested on Friday and is charged with second degree sexual exploitation of a minor. According to a Richland County Sheriff’s Department report, Maly “accidentally” emailed the wrong Internet link to a co-worker.  That link resulted in the discovery of child pornography on Maly’s laptop. Investigators are searching other devices that belong to…

Richland County to repair or replace 30,000 damaged roll carts, beginning Tuesday

Richland County is launching a mission to repair and replace damaged trash and recycle roll carts after an audit of its more than 160,000 receptacles found some were no longer in good working condition. Beginning Tuesday, crews will visit homes and businesses served by Richland County Solid Waste & Recycling to repair or replace about 30,000 damaged roll carts. The…

Ft. Jackson celebrates its 100th birthday with concert party for everyone

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Blythewood Rodeo opens Friday, resumes late Saturday afternoon

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REMINDER – Hunter Hayes, Kellie Pickler playing Ft. Jackson Centennial Celebration, Saturday

Click for website Fort Jackson Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will present a Fort Jackson Centennial Celebration featuring country artists Hunter Hayes and Kellie Pickler, taking place at Hilton Field on Saturday, (June 3.) Gates open at 5:30 p.m. It’s Hunter Hayes’ first time at Fort Jackson. Pickler last performed on post in 2011. The Fort Jackson Centennial Celebration will…

Lexington County man gets life for murdering estranged wife with her 10-year-old daughter present

1/2Rachel Peters Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Sean Peters – Lexington County Detention Center Photo Show Caption Hide Caption Sean Patrick Peters,39, has been sentenced to life in prison for murder. The sentence came after his guilty plea for murder in the shooting death of his wife, Rachel Peters, on December 13, 2015. Eleventh Circuit Chief Administrative Judge Eugene C. Griffith,…

Airport, Brookland-Cayce High Schools buck trend with on-campus graduations

1/2Brookland-Cayce graduation Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Airport graduation. Show Caption Hide Caption Temperatures were comfortable, just above 70 degrees as Airport and Brookland-Cayce High Schools conducted graduation ceremonies. Both graduations were held in the respective school’s football/soccer stadiums. Brookland-Cayce’s graduation was Thursday morning, beginning at 8. Airport’s was Friday morning at 8. While almost every high school in Lexington and…

Riverbanks Zoo’s Conservation Support Fund renamed in honor of retiring Director “Satch” Krantz

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden announced that it is renaming its conservation fund in honor of the Zoo’s retiring President and CEO Palmer Krantz also received the Order of the Palmetto,  awarded by SC Gov. Henry McMaster and presented by U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, SC Sen. Nikki Setzler, SC Rep. James Smith and SC Rep. Beth Bernstein in recognition of Krantz’s lifetime achievements…