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3 teens die in crash in stolen car, say Irmo Police

Three teens are dead after a vehicle crash in Irmo Wednesday night. The crash, according to the Irmo Police Department started as a traffic stop for speeding. The car was stolen car and the collision took place on Piney Grove Road. Police attempted to pull over the car, a Pontiac G6, for speeding , at about 9:30 p.m. The police…

Midlands Media Group introduces FIZZ, internet radio site

Click for link to FIZZ Radio The owners of 94.3 The Dude, and ColaDaily have incorporated another media outlet. Link to FIZZ Radio – The Sound of Soda City FIZZ – The Sound of Soda City, is a local internet radio format that is specifically geared toward the Columbia area. The type of music FIZZ offers is “Album Adult Alternative,” similar…

Columbia military museum gets sword owned by Revolutionary War hero

Horry sword Peter Horry was one of the first South Carolinians to join the Patriot cause after the Revolutionary War broke out in 1775. He would win fame as second-in-command to Francis Marion, the legendary Swamp Fox. Horry, a planter who, like Marion, was of Huguenot descent, belonged to a family that would eventually own four rice plantations in what…

Nike Palmetto Cup high school soccer tournament begins Tuesday

Special to ColaDaily  The Nike Palmetto Cup has undergone quite an evolution. The tournament started in 1993 as the Brookland-Cayce Classic by co-founder and former Bearcats’ head coach Kevin Heise and his brother Kyle. In 2002, it became the Palmetto Cup. For six years, the tournament has been recognized as the NIKE Palmetto Cup to reflect the sponsorship from the…

Victim in fatal Richland County crash is identified

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 at 1:27 a.m. yesterday. The collision occurred at Farrow and Parklane Roads, Columbia. Antwone L. Davenport, 51, of Platt Springs Road, West Columbia, was an unrestrained passenger who was ejected from the vehicle and died at…

Gov. Henry McMaster hosts First Annual S.C. Vietnam War Veterans Day

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1 killed in Richland County after high-speed chase by deputy

One person is dead after a high-speed chase involving a Richland County deputy and a suspect early Thursday morning. And another person was injured in the incident. Just after midnight, a deputy attempted to stop a car for speeding on the 2500 block of Decker Boulevard. The suspect refused to stop, according to sheriff’s department report, and a chase began….

Congaree National Park experiences record-breaking visitor numbers

Lots of people traveled to Congaree National Park in Richland County throughout 2017. So many in fact that the park experienced a record-breaking amount of visitors since it opened in 1985. Almost 160,000 people visited the park. That’s an increase of about 15,000 from 2016. It’s almost a 10 percent improvement in numbers. Park Interpretive Ranger Greg Cunningham attributes the…

Special Olympians rally, celebrate inclusion at the State House

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Shoplifting call at Lowe’s results in high-speed chase, and crash

Two people were hospitalized and a third person is in custody after a high-speed chase, Monday. The trip to the hospital was the of an accident that occurred as three suspects ran from a Richland County Sheriff’s deputy after the suspects allegedly shoplifted from a Lowe’s Home Improvement store at 7441 Two Notch Road. The incident occurred just before noon,…

Columbia Police investigating deadly shooting

Columbia Police Department officers are investigating a shooting in which one male was killed and three others were injured at a North Columbia home Sunday night. The incident occurred shortly after 9 p.m. at 41 Samson Circle. When officers arrived on the scene, they found an unresponsive male inside of the home. The victim has been identified by Richland County…

Kiawah Island Golf Resort breaks ground on substantial expansion

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Crowds flock to Tartan Day South

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Marshall Tucker, Columbia’s blind piano tuner, not the band

His name has been around the world

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Richland County Sheriff’s Department demonstrates drone technology used to catch suspect

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Coroner releases name of man killed in Wednesday shooting

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died Wednesday, after being involved in a shooting. The incident occurred at approximately 5:15 p.m. at 1450 Brazell Road, Elgin. Adam Paul DuBose a/k/a Adam Paul Legrand, 23, of Brazell Road, Elgin, died at the scene after being shot. An autopsy indicated that the cause of death…

SC Attorney General, Richland County Sheriff announce indictments against 15

SC AG Alan Wilson S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson announced State Grand Jury indictments related to criminal gang activity and a major drug trafficking conspiracy Wednesday. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott accompanied Wilson as the indictments were announced. According to Wilson, the allegations in the indictments describe an armed gang that carried out a long-running conspiracy which brought in hundreds…

USC’s Rudy Mancke hosts nature talk on the first day of spring

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Lexington High alumni, Midlands’ players featured in North-South All-Star basketball game

Chapin boys’ basketball coach Mark Snelgrove and South MVP Grant Singleton. Special to ColaDaily.com Saturday’s 70th annual North-South All-Star Game at Lexington High School pitted two head boys’ basketball coaches who were also alumnus. While neither South coach Mark Snelgrove of Chapin High School and North coach Thomas Ryan of 2-time Class 5A champion Dorman ever played at the new…

Big 5 Points St. Pat’s Festival is Saturday!

Click to enlarge Saturday thousands of people from in, and out, of town will be pouring into Columbia’s Five Points decked out in green for the 36th annual St. Pat’s Festival. According to the Five Points Foundation, this is the Midlands’ largest street festival, and one of the largest St. Patrick’s day celebrations in the Southeast. Five Points welcomes over…

USC’s A’ja Wilson hopes to end her college career triumphantly

A’ja Wilson – USC Athletics Department image. A’ja Wilson’s four-year college career at the University of South Carolina has been a blur. When it comes to her fellow Gamecocks that blur has probably been the most impactful, athletically, in school history. The USC Women’s Basketball team has won four consecutive Southeastern Conference Tournament Championships, something that had never been accomplished…

Family Shelter, Homeless No More combining services

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Man dies of cardiac event, crashes his car, says coroner

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died Tuesday. The death occurred at approximately 12:40 p.m.. A man died after suffering a cardiac event while driving his vehicle. Gary Coates, 55, of Stockland Road, Irmo, was travelling in his vehicle on Links Crossing Drive, Blythewood, when the vehicle left the road and struck a tree. The…

Beating Kentucky a driving force in Allen-Williams return to Gamecocks

USC Athletics Department image. Returning for a fifth year was never in doubt for University of South Carolina linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams after being forced to miss most of the 2017 football season following shoulder surgery. The reason? Kentucky. I knew I was coming back,” said Allen-Williams. “I couldn’t leave the way I left without beating Kentucky. We didn’t beat Kentucky….