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2 buildings on Pontiac Business Center Drive sold for $1.1 million

NAI Avant announced that two Columbia”flex” buildings have sold. The buildings are a combined total of 25,200 sq.-ft. They are in the Rioux Professional Park located at 161 Pontiac Business Center Drive in Columbia. The property was purchased by HVP3 Development LLC for $1,100,000 (43.64 per square foot.) NAI Avant Senior Investment Broker Dail Longaker represented the seller in the…

Two people shot in the Two Notch/Parklane Road area of Richland County

Two people were shot at the intersection of Two Notch Road and Parklane Road, Saturday, according to a Richland County Sheriff Department report. Deputies were called the Two Notch at Parklane area about noon. The sheriff’s department reports that two people were hit by gunfire in the middle of the street. They were taken to the hospital. There is no word yet…

Saturday’s Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade in pictures

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17-year-old killed, Columbia Police seek suspects

Columbia Police Department investigators continue to follow leads in a shooting investigation which led to a collision that killed a 17-year-old Eau Claire High School student last week. An autopsy conducted by the Richland County Coroner’s Office has indicated that Cameron Scott, 17, died from multiple blunt force injuries sustained in the collision. His mother Carolyn Scott is preparing for…

Cole Swindell to play Colonial Life Arena in March

Cole Swindell will play Colonial Life Arena on Saturday, March 10. Swindell is a Platinum-selling 10-time No. 1 hit singer/songwriter.  Pre-sale tickets for the Reason To Drink Tour will go on sale December 5 and will go on sale to the public December 8 at ticketmaster.com, LiveNation.com, the Lexington Medical Center Box Office inside Colonial Life Arena or at 1-800-745-3000….

Coroner releases identity of Lake Carolina drowning victim

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died Sunday afternoon after apparently slipping into Lake Carolina at the spillway. The incident occurred at approximately 2 p.m. in, Columbia. The body of Jaylan Antonio Jones, 13, of Marsh Point Drive, Columbia, was recovered from the south end of Lake Carolina.  Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. …

Holiday shopping is huge for small, local businesses

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Round 3 high school football playoff scores

GoFlashWin.com Dutch Fork wins. Click for link Round 3 high school football playoff scores for Midlands teams Barnwell 21 Batesburg-Leesville 14 Brookland-Cayce 28 Timberland 12 Dillon 34 Gilbert 7 Dutch Fork 28 Summerville 8 Emerald 28, Fairfield Central 14 Fort Dorchester 66 Spring Valley 24 Saluda 30 Lee Central 26 Wardlaw Academy 72 – Northside Christian Academy 22

Round 3 high school football playoffs preview, by Tyler Cupp

Lower Richland travels to Hatrsville – GoFlashWin.com photo By Tyler Cupp Round 3 of the playoffs at a glance in the Midlands   EMERALD (9-3) AT FAIRFIELD CENTRAL (7-3) The Griffins of Fairfield Central put Class 3A on notice last week when they knocked off Newberry. In a slight upset, they defended home field by knocking off the Bulldogs 14-7….

SCE&G to cut utility rates by an average of $5 a month to appease angry rate-payers

Keller Kissam, SCE&G president of retail operations, and incoming president. (File photo)  SCANA announced, Thursday, that it plans reduce the utility bills of customers in the wake of its failure to complete the construction of two nuclear reactors. The giant power company also announced it will purchase a gas-fired power plant in place of the reactor-generated energy. “We’ve heard our customers’…

The magnificent Gervais Street Bridge has a history all its own

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Blythewood man killed Monday night in crash on Screaming Eagle Road

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died after a single-vehicle collision on Monday, sometime after 10 p.m. The incident occurred at 2900 Screaming Eagle Road Extension, Eastover. Brentley Richard Borer, 48, of W. Wessex Way, Blythewood, was the restrained driver of a vehicle that left the road and overturned after striking a tree….

Richland County leaders visit China to forge international economic development relationship

1/31 of 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/32 of 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/33 of 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Richland County Council’s Joyce Dickerson Richland County officials met with Chinese business leaders in late October to build upon the international relationship forged when a top manufacturing company selected Richland County as the home of its first American production…

Groundbreaking for Sonny’s SportsPlex Indoor Courts Facility held in Northeast Columbia

Rendering of Sonny’s – Submitted Hill Construction and Talmage Architects joined the owners of Sonny’s SportsPlex to officially break ground on Sonny’s SportsPlex. It’s an indoor courts facility that will offer league play, open gym and personal training. Sonny’s is expected to open in the Spring of 2018. The Northeast Columbia facility will give youth around the state the opportunity to…

Photo gallery – Summer fading into winter on the river

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Second-round high school football playoff recap, by Tyler Cupp

GoFlashWin.com photo – Click for link SURVIVE AND ADVANCE It was a fun weekend for Midlands teams in the high school football playoffs. A handful still remain. Here’s how it all shaked out. LOWER RICHLAND 34 MYRTLE BEACH 31 After trailing the entire game including 24-0 at one point, the Diamond Hornets only lead came on their final play as…

Columbia salutes veterans on a beautiful day downtown

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Second-round state playoff high school football scores for Midlands teams

West Florence at Dutch Fork. GoFlashWin.com photo – Click for link Second-round state playoff high school football scores for Midlands teams Batesburg-Leesville 42, Whale Branch 21 Berkeley 44, Lugoff-Elgin 14 Brookland-Cayce 35, Wade Hampton 13 Dutch Fork 42, West Florence 14 Eastside 48, Westwood 15 Fairfield Central 14, Newberry 7 Gilbert 48, Bluffton 21 Hammond 42, Porter-Gaud 14 Laurence Manning…

Preview of playoff week 2 in high school football, by Tyler Cupp

Lower Richland and Dreher – GoFlashWin.com photo- Click for link By Tyler Cupp Here are 5 games to watch this week in the 2017 playoffs along with some quick hits involving teams around the Midlands. 11 Midlands teams still remain  in the postseason.    NEWBERRY (10-1) AT FAIRFIELD CENTRAL (8-3) This is my game of the week. Anytime these two…

Richland County Council Chairwoman Joyce Dickerson issues statement regarding Texas church shooting

Following is a statement from Richland County Council Chairwoman Joyce Dickerson, on behalf of County Council, in reference to the Sutherland Springs, Texas shooting incident: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the shooting tragedy that occurred Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. As leaders of Richland County, we extend our condolences to members…

City of Columbia kicks off annual “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Honor the Dream” Food Drive

Click to enlarge The City of Columbia, Richland School District One and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Foundation have kicked off the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Honor the Dream Food Drive benefiting Harvest Hope Food Bank. The food drive ends December 8, 2017. The food drive is held each year to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s…