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Trump supporters rally in Lexington, Monday

A group of Lexington County residents rallied to support President Donald Trump Monday afternoon. Some held signs, and US flags and yelled “Go Trump” and “Trump is my president” as cars and trucks rode by and sounded horns. Trump supporters in Lexington. (Photos by Terry Ward.) The “Trump is My President” rally was staged  “to show support for our nation’s president…

Irmo’s Rex Epps named Soccer All-American at West Point

Rex Epps, West Point Army soccer forward, has been named a Freshman All-American by College Soccer News. Epps, from Irmo, was highly recruited out of Dutch Fork High School. He was ranked 93rd in the IMG Top 150 Players for the Class of 2015. Parents, Reggie and Tammie Epps, with Rex, middle. (Photos Contributed.) Epps was one of 35 freshman nationally from the…

Congressman Jim Clyburn speaks at Columbia’s Black History Extravaganza

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Road closed off of Gervais Street Bridge

1/2Alexander2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Brookland2 20 Show Caption Hide Caption Road closed off of the Gervais Street Bridge. (Photos by Terry Ward.) The entrance to Alexander Road in West Columbia, from the Gervais Street Bridge (Meeting Street) has been closed. The road was closed on Feb. 9. Despite the closing of the road-some drivers are stopping and attempting to turn before realizing…

St. Pat’s in Five Points offering in-store pre-sale tickets beginning Monday

Beginning Monday, pre-sale outlets for St. Pat’s in Five Points, are available. It is March 18. Be prepared to shake your shamrocks at the 35th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points – one of the largest green and Gaelic celebration in the Southeast! In addition to online sales, which have been available since November, six stores are have hundreds of tickets to…

“Homes For Our Troops” opens door for wounded veteran Robert Barber

Gets keys to new home in Chapin Saturday

It was a parade for a hero. More than 150 people, cheering and waving flags, lined Glenwood Drive in Chapin Saturday morning. Their message to Sgt. Robert Barber and his family was simple: Welcome Home! Sgt. Robert Barber cuts the ribbon on new house as his family watches. Photos by Sandy Coots.) A motorcycle group called the Patriot Guard Riders…

Lions Club, Turner Memorial AME Church hold Saturday events

Trinity Wright sits for an eye test conducted by Bill Mooneyhan of the Cayce-West Columbia Lions Club. Kameron Pringle, standing, waits for his turn. The tests were offered at Turner Memorial AME Church in West Columbia, Saturday morning. Rev. Kenneth Taylor, of Turner AME, said members of the congregation also held a prayer walk Saturday, as a part of its…

Soda City, street fair for street fare

from clothing and woodworks to art and goat cheese

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Coroner releases name of man killed in Columbia, Friday

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died as a result of being involved in a shooting incident Friday night at 6:30 p.m.  The incident occurred at 1506 Bailey Street, Columbia. It’s the location of Colony Apartments. James Dexter Grant, 30, of Xavier Road, Rembert, was transported from the scene by Richland County EMS to Palmetto…

Man gets 40 years for sexual assault of child

"I don’t want him to do this to anyone else.”

Posey (Saluda County Sheriff’s Office Photo.) Antonio K. Posey 41, has been found guilty by a jury of criminal sexual conduct with a minor, first degree. His trial was conducted in a Saluda County Courthouse. Posey was sentenced Friday to 40 years in prison by Judge Eugene Griffith, Jr. following the reading of the verdict. The case was prosecuted by Deputy Solicitor…

Man sought in theft case

Suspect (LCSD Photos.) The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is asking for help identifying a man caught on video allegedly stealing from a Lexington County home during daylight hours last week. The suspect is driving what appears to be a white 1990’s Chevy S10. If you recognize him or this vehicle, please contact Crime Stoppers at 888-Crime-SC       Truck.

Man charged with stealing lottery tickets

Frank James Sturkie (LCSD photo.) Frank James Sturkie, 35, has been arrested and charged with stealing scratch-off lottery tickets from a Gaston convenience store in December. Sturkie, a Lexington resident, removed a case of lottery tickets from the counter of D&M Foods and put them into the bed of his truck, according to arrest warrants. Sturkie turned himself in after…

Home construction has begun in new Cayce development

In 2015, Cayce City Council voted to rezone almost nine acres of property for the building of 25 single-family homes near the Congaree River. The development that resulted is called Congaree Bluff. The site is at the end of K Avenue, in Cayce on Axtell Road. At least two houses are under construction in the development. There is Riverwalk access, just…

Lexington Medical Center reports unauthorized access to employee data

Employee information at Lexington Medical Center has been breached. Jennifer Wilson, LMC’s public relations director confirmed that unauthorized access into employee- not patient- records has been gained, Friday morning. An email to ColaDaily.com reported employees were told of the hack, Friday morning. Wilson issued a media statement and information on the steps to take if you suspect your personal information…

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…

Lexington Police “Coffee with a Cop” event is Feb. 25

The Lexington Police Department has initiated a series of quarterly “Coffee With A Cop” events. The first one being held at Chick-Fil-A Saluda Pointe on Feb. 25. Chief Terrence Green along with officers from each division, Chaplains, and Volunteers In Police Services (V.I.P.S.) members will be on hand to answer questions, discuss issues or concerns, provide information on the the many services and…

Chamber members learn Chinese immersion at East Point

East Point students perform Chinese dance. (Photos by Terry Ward.) East Point Academy in West Columbia hosted a Lunch and Learn event, Wednesday, for members of the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Wednesday. There is also a branch of the school in Cayce. And plans are being made for a new East Point facility. It is South Carolina’s only Chinese immersion…

Bee Safe Storage and Wine Cellar to be built in Lexington

Bee Safe and Wine Storage facility (From Bee Safe Website.) The owner and developer of the new Bee Safe Storage and Wine Cellar brand has bought 1.62 acres of property at the corner of Augusta Road and Cedarcrest Drive in Lexington. NAI Avant announced the sale yesterday via press release. The buyer is Carroll Capital Investments, LLC. the deal was…

Building in Columbia’s old African-American business district to be renovated

1325 Park St. (Photo by Terry Ward) A property, built in 1929, will be renovated to become the new home of Belser and Belser law offices. The historic building is at 1325 Park St. and it was designated with Landmark Status recently through the City of Columbia. “It is one of the few surviving remnants of the once thriving African-American business district that…

Columbia man charged with 15 counts related to child pornography

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson on Thursday announced the arrest of Quinton Taeshaun McClendon, 26, of Columbia, on 15 charges connected to sexual exploitation of a minor. Stock Photo (Use Permitted) Investigators with the Attorney General’s Office made the arrest. The Richland Count Sheriff’s Department, a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, assisted with the…

Boeing South Carolina votes not to unionize

Lowcountry Graduate Center Photo. Use Permitted. Two days before a presidential visit, workers at Boeing South Carolina in North Charleston, rejected an invitation to join the Machinists union. An union organizer conceded, Wednesday, that workers voted not to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. The vote against unionization was almost 75 percent. About 3,000 workers voted. On…

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…

“Rocketman” Gregg Bickley set to take on Koger with Elton John Tribute, Feb. 25

Tickets are selling fast

Tokyo Joe’s Greg Bickley is ROCKETMAN. He will perform his Elton John Tribute at the Koger Center in Columbia on Saturday, Feb. 25. With 10 days left before the show, ticket sales are moving toward a sell-out. Click this link for Rocketman Ticket Info. Gregg Bickley, in costume, as Rocketman Sir Elton John. (Photo Vickie Lovett.) Bickley found out as…

SC State Rep. Joseph H. ‘Joe’ Neal dies, colleagues saddened

Rep. Joe Neal. (SC House Photo.) South Carolina State Rep. Joseph Neal has died, according to Jaime Harrison, chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party. Harrison tweeted at 1131 p.m., Tuesday of Neal’s death. Harrison’s Tweet: “Saddened & devastated to hear our good friend & progressive champion Rep. @JosephNeal3 passed away! He will be missed by all! #RIPJoe,” Neal represented…