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West Columbia adds shuttle to Riverwalk Amphitheater Tartan Day events

A shuttle will be available from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m., Thursday,  and 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., Sunday,  for Tartan Day South events being held at the Riverwalk Amphitheater. City of West Columbia public parking map. Celtic Movie Night is scheduled on Thursday and Kirkin’ of the Tartans is scheduled for Sunday at the Riverwalk Amphitheater. Public parking for the Tartan Day Events…

Airport High School’s Collyn Richardson is State Weightlifting Champion

Collyn Richardson, 17, is a junior at Airport High School. On Saturday, he was crowned S.C. High School Weightlifting Champion in the unlimited weight class.The competition was held at White Knoll High School. AHS’s Collyn Richardson wins competition. (Photos Contributed.) To win, Richardson recorded a bench press of 425-pounds and a 615-pound squat. His feat is unique. Airport’s Athletic Director Kirk…

Columbia man pleads guilty to sex trafficking of children

U.S. Attorney Beth Drake stated Wednesday that Alshura Tabil Annessa Frazier, 36, of Columbia, has entered a guilty plea in federal court in Columbia, to sex trafficking of children and possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime. U.S. District Judge Mary Geiger Lewis of Columbia accepted the guilty plea and will impose sentence after she has reviewed the pre-sentence…

South Carolinian gets $763,000 in largest unclaimed property payout

S.C Treasurer Curtis Loftis. S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis and the state’s Unclaimed Property Program returned the largest amount in the program’s history to a lucky The recipient, who wishes to remain anonymous, received more than $763,000 in unclaimed cash and stock proceeds, according to a release from the treasurer’s office, Wednesday. The funds belonged to the recipient’s father, who passed away more than 15 years…

West Columbia issues parking info for Tartan Day Amphitheater events

The City of West Columbia is participating in the following Tartan Day South Events: West Columbia Amphitheater at Gervais Street Bridge. Celtic Movie Night on Thursday (March 30) Kirkin’ of the Tartans on Sunday (April 2) Those events will be held at  the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater.. Public parking for the Tartan Day Events will be available at the following…

Gilbert Elementary Principal Timothy Oswald retiring after 40 years

A Gilbert native and community fixture, Timothy F. Oswald, principal of Gilbert Elementary School is retiring June 29. He’s been at GES for 25 years. Oswald has 34 years with the district and 40 years in public education. Oswald’s retirement was announced in a Lexington One release, Tuesday. Timothy Oswald (Photo Submitted.) “I have been blessed and fortunate to have…

Lexington 2’s Beth Branham elected National School Boards Association secretary-treasurer

Lexington School District Two Trustee Beth Branham. (Photo Provided.) Lexington School District Two Trustee ElizaBeth “Beth” Branham  was elected as secretary-treasurer of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) Board of Directors during the NSBA Delegate Assembly on Friday in Denver, Co. Branham is past president of the South Carolina School Boards Association and previous NSBA Southern Region Director. Becky Bean,…

Columbia Fireflies VP talks Tebow, and baseball at C-WC Chamber Breakfast

The Columbia Fireflies did not have a full year in 2016, but it was a good year, said the executive vice president. And things should be even bigger in 2017. Brad Shank, Executive V.P. of the Columbia Fireflies, spoke at the Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Tuesday at Spirit Communications Park. He talked about the Fireflies first year (2016)…

Lexington County Council Chairman Todd Cullum says opposition to Cayce TIF illogical

After some members of Lexington County Council opposed a TIF request from the City of Cayce,  Chairman Todd Cullum said blocking the TIF does not make sense. After TIF improvements, the value of the Cayce Brickworks property is $4.2 million. (Photo by Terry Ward.) Tax Increment Financing (TIF) allows the directing of tax revenue to go to redevelopment of the…

Experience the World at the Columbia International Festival, Saturday, Sunday

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Gamecock hoops super fan gets his ticket punched to Final 4, too

Carlton Thompson (GoFundMe Photo) It would not be right for the Gamecocks to be in the Final Four without Carlton Thompson. Long hair and beard, he’s known as Gamecock Jesus. Thompson can be seen at about every Gamecock basketball game in Colonial Life Arena, stomping, pacing and most of all relentlessly cheering for the Gamecocks. So fitting is it for…

Phase 1 of Cayce Riverwalk closed through April 5, for repairs

Beginning Monday (March 27) repair work will begin in Phase 1 of the Riverwalk. Riverwalk and Timmerman Trail Repairs Construction on the whole Riverwalk is expected to last into the upcoming months in a phased approach. The City of Cayce has contracted with AOS Specialty Contractors to perform the extensive repairs necessary along all four phases of the Riverwalk and…

Gamecock Men play in Elite 8, Sunday – GAME INFORMATION

South Carolina plays Florida Sunday in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. SERIES INFO: USC and Florida split the season series in 2017 SEC action, with each squad winning on its home court … the Gators won the most recent meeting, an 81-66 decision in Gainesville on Feb. 21 … On Jan. 18 at Colonial Life Arena, USC defeated…

Lexington Police ID Kohls face-puncher, now need to find her

The Lexington Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 32 year old Brittany Lynn Johnson of Blythewood. At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, Brittany Lynn Johnson entered Kohls, which is located at 5440 Sunset Blvd., and while in the store placed multiple items of clothing into a bag that she had brought with her. Brittany…

I-26 Leaphart Road Bridge closed, damage significant after collision

The bridge was closed in May 2016 after being hit by a vehicle. (Terry Ward Photo.)  The South Carolina Department of Transportation closed the bridge on Leaphart Road that crosses Interstate 26, in West Columbia,  near mile marker 110, Friday. Crews are installing the closed and detour route signs immediately. The closure is necessary because a vehicle struck the bridge…

Man who tricked 84-year-old woman, stole car, is arrested

Timothy Roberts was arrested Friday afternoon, according to the Lexington Police Department. An anonymous tip led to his arrest. He was booked at the Lexington County Detention Center on charges of grand larceny (motor vehicle,) driving under suspension, and two previous bench warrants. He was waiting to see a bond judge Friday afternoon. The vehicle of the elderly woman Roberts…

Two Columbia men arrested on child pornography charges

Jeffrey Fasick, 41,and Kevin Loan, 36, both of Columbia, have been charged in connected to sexual exploitation of minors, according to SC Attorney General Alan Wilson. Fasick was arrested on March 16. He is charged with one count sexual exploitation of a minor, second degree, a felony offense punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment; and two counts of sexual…

US Rep. Joe Wilson nominates Midlands students to US Military Academies

Rep. Joe Wilson Nominates Students to US Military Academies Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) announced the names of his nominees to the United States Military Academies for the class of 2021. After an extensive application process, the candidates were interviewed by an independent panel, whose members include retired military officers, ROTC leaders, and academy alumni from the Second Congressional District. “These…

I-26 EB bridge damaged, at Leaphart Rd., 2 lanes temporarily closed Friday for repairs

  Bridge over Leaphart over I-26. The South Carolina Department of Transportation is closing two lanes of Interstate 26 eastbound near mile marker 110 at the Leaphart Road bridge beginning at approximately 11 a.m. Friday (March 24.) The closure is necessary because a vehicle struck the bridge earlier Friday. SCDOT has inspectors on site to perform temporary repairs and to ensure…

AT&T says “ultra-fast” fiber network expanded to Cayce and Irmo

Cayce Mayor Elise Partin, left, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Gregg Pinner of the Cayce West Columbia Chamber of Commerce. AT&T Fiber is now available in parts of Cayce and Irmo. The Columbia area is one of 51 metro areas nationwide where AT&T’s ultra-fast internet service is currently available. AT&T announced last month that ultra-fast internet speeds, via its fiber…

Special Olympics Statehouse Rally is Tuesday

  The public is invited to the Annual Statehouse Rally for Special Olympics. It’s 11 a.m. on Tuesday, at the S.C. Statehouse (North Steps-Gervais Street side)  in Columbia. Special Olympics of SC Photos. The rally will include more than 2,000 school-aged students, teachers, administrators, parents from 32 schools from around the state will gather to show their support of Special…

Third Annual Crescent Cup Girls Soccer Tournament going on until Sunday

Link to Crescent Cup Girls High School Soccer Tournament Schedule The third annual Crescent Cup Girls Soccer Tournament, hosted by Airport High School and Brookland-Cayce High School began Thursday. It will continue until Sunday. The tournament includes 32 teams. Games will be played in in Cayce & West Columbia. Each team is guaranteed three games during the tournament.  Games will…

Funeral time announced for members of the Kelly Family, killed in fire

Helicopter airlifted grandmother to burn center at fire site. The time for the funeral has been announced for the four members of the Kelly Family killed in a fire Tuesday. The funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Monday, at Trinity Baptist Church in Cayce. Visitation will be held before the service from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Scott and Amanda Kelly,…

Man tricks 84-year-old woman, allegedly steals her car

The Lexington Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 43-year-old Timothy W. Roberts of Lexington. At approximately 9 a.m. Thursday, Roberts offered to “assist” an elderly 84-year-old woman find her car in the parking lot of the Lexington County Administration Building. After paying her taxes, the victim was having trouble locating where she had parked her car. Roberts,…