Blythewood

U.S. Rep. James Clyburn to speak at Black History Extravaganza

The Honorable James E. Clyburn, South Carolina Sixth Congressional District, will serve as the keynote speaker at the City of Columbia’s Black History Extravaganza on Monday, Feb. 20 at Greenview Park, 6700 David Street, Columbia. US Rep. James E. Clyburn. (Photo Submitted.) The Black History Extravaganza, which features exhibitors and live entertainment, will kick off at 10 a.m. with an…

Several Columbia-area high school basketball players chosen as Players-of-the-Year

The S.C. Basketball Coaches Association has named Brookland-Cayce’s Lloyd Hemming picked as the 3A Boys State Player-of-the-Year and Gray Collegiate Academy’s Jalek Felton is the 2A Boys Player of the Year. A.C. Flora’s James Reese was named 4A Boys Player of the Year; and Dutch Fork’s Jordan Davis, was named 5A Boys Player of the Year; Swansea’s Danae McNeal was…

UPDATE – Coroner identifies victims of Richland County murder-suicide

  The victims of an apparent Richland County murder-suicide  have been identified. Sim Sok, 67, died of a single gunshot wound to the head, said Richand County Gary Watts. David Sok, Sim Sok’s son , 34, died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head, Watts said. The two were pronounced dead Friday afternoon at the scene of the shooting. It…

Driver killed in Kershaw County accident

One person is dead after a crash that occurred around 3:45 a.m. Sunday in Kershaw County. The accident happened near mile marker 90 on Interstate 20, according to Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins of the S.C. Highway Patrol. The driver of a 1992 Buick sedan was killed. The car was traveling east when it left I-20 and went into the median….

Coroner identifies Blythewood victim of Lexington County crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the person killed in a two-vehicle collision that happened Tuesday. The wreck happened in the 1100 block of U.S. Highway 378 near Clubside Drive in Lexington at approximately 5:45 p.m. Fisher stated that Autumn Victoria Joiner, 20, of Blythewood. died at the scene from the injuries she received in the accident. Joiner was not…

New tenant coming to Killian’s Crossing shopping center

Founders Federal Credit union to join Kroger Marketplace, Chick-fil-A and others at growing Northeast Columbia center

Another business has committed to Killian’s Crossing, a Kroger Marketplace-anchored “lifestyle center” located at the intersection of Killian’s Road and Interstate 77 in Blythewood. Founders FCU, which operates 27 offices and three service centers in 11 counties across North and South Carolina, recently purchased 1.84 acres of land at the center to build a 5,000-square-foot branch at the site, according…

I-77 wreck victim identified

The victim of a dramatic and fatal collision on Interstate 77 Monday night has been identified. Barrett Keith Scott, 55, of Columbia was killed January 16 around 9:20 p.m. after he collided with a tractor-trailer in the vicinity of mile marker 28 near Blythewood, said Richland County Coroner Gary Watts. Scott’s autopsy on Tuesday indicated he died from “multiple blunt…

Columbia firefighters go above and beyond to spread Christmas cheer

Dressing as elves, snowmen and reindeer is not in the official job description for firefighters with the Columbia Fire Department. On Christmas Eve, however, they do just that to bring holiday cheer to children who can’t be home for the holiday. Columbia firefighters don festive costumes to spread Christmas cheer to patients at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. (Photos by Allen…

Richland Sandhills library to close in preparation for move

Richland Library Sandhills is entering a period of transition. The branch, at 1 Summit Parkway, is scheduled to close permanently at 6 p.m. Saturday, as staff prepare to move to a new library slated to open Feb. 4. The new branch will be a 30,000 square-foot facility, located at 763 Fashion Drive in the Village at Sandhill. The new branch…

Clyburn, McLeod win as Democrats dominate Richland races

County is a bright spot for Democrats on a bleak night

While Republicans across the river in Lexington County were having a field day, Democrats ruled Tuesday in races across Richland County. Nothing really new there, but on a night in which Democrats saw the presidency and both houses of Congress fall into GOP hands, the local victories were a salve nonetheless. “Thank God some sanity prevailed across Richland County tonight,”…

Richland County Recreation Commission director indicted on sex allegations

The embattled director of the Richland County Recreation Commission has been indicted amid allegations of sexual misconduct in the office he has controlled for the past six years. James Brown III (Photo provided) S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson announced Wednesday that a Richland County grand jury returned an indictment on one count of misconduct in office against executive director James…

Hurricane Matthew claims life of Richland County man

Photo provided by NWS A Richland County nursing-home patient died Saturday, one of three known fatalities so far in South Carolina as a result of Hurricane Matthew. The deceased was identified Sunday by Richland County Coroner Gary Watts as David L. Outlaw, 65, a resident of National Health Care, a rehabilitative and skilled-nursing center located at 7601 Parklane Road in…