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Multiple people hit by gunfire in Columbia’s Vista, life threatening injuries

CPD photo of the scene early Saturday morning. Multiple people were shot in the Columbia Vista early Saturday morning, according to a Columbia Police report. Police are looking for the person or people who did it. Columbia Deputy Police Chief Melron Kelly, spoke to the media around 1 a.m. He said a “shots-fired” call came into police. The area of…

Friday night high school football scores

Airport-Orangeburg- Wilkinson (Hannah Stone Photo)  Airport 25 Orangeburg Wilkinson 15 Barnwell 34 Swansea 14 Ben Lippen 42 Porter Gaud 28 Bethune-Bowman 44 C.A. Johnson 20 Blackville-Hilda 44 Denmark-Olar 6 Chapin 38 Brookland-Cayce 20 Chester 40 Lower Richland 39 Columbia 24 Keenan 7 Crestwood 34 Marion 6 Dreher 42 Calhoun County 21 Dutch Fork 49 River Bluff 9 Edisto 20 Scott’s…

Tunnel to Towers 5K Run/Walk held Friday evening

Hurricane Irma delayed Columbia’s recognition of 9/11, but not even the storm could stop the ceremony completely. The sixth annual Evening of Remembrance, postponed due to weather Monday, moved to Friday evening, just before the start of the Tunnel to Towers 5K Run/Walk, a fundraiser created to Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter who was killed on September 11,…

Lexington County man gets 10 Years for vehicular assault involving children, drug charge

Jason Reed Farmer (Solicitor’s office photo) Repeat offender Jason Reed Farmer,32, of 121 Piper Road in Lexington, was sentenced this week in Lexington County to 10 years for domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature. The sentenced was announced Friday, in a press release from Suzanne Mayes of the Eleventh Circuit Solicitor’s Office. Under the recent Domestic Violence Reform Act…

Gervais Street Bridge, Alexander Road closing from 6:30 p.m. ’til 8:30 p.m. Friday

Gervais Street Bridge (ColaDaily Photo) The Gervais Street Bridge and Alexander Road will be closed on Friday from approximately 6:30 p.m. until approximately 8:30 p.m. to host the 911 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run and Walk. Please find alternate routes or plan to stop and honor the sacrifices of the first responders and military heroes.

Bluff Road widening complete beside Williams-Brice Stadium in time for Kentucky game

Bluff Road in late August before projects was complete (ColaDaily Photo) University of South Carolina football fans are in for a surprise when they arrive at Williams-Brice Stadium for the first home game. The Gamecocks first home game versus Kentucky is Saturday at 7:30 p.m. As part of a project to increase pedestrian safety and improve traffic flow around the…

Lexington Police to institute “safety checkpoints” Monday in response to traffic concerns

The Lexington Police Department, according to Police Chief Terrence Green, will be conducting traffic safety enforcement activities during the daytime hours on Monday in response to continued concerns of traffic collisions and the contributing factors that cause them to occur.   The activities during this one-day event will include traffic enforcement saturation and safety checkpoints within the roadways of the Town…

Swimming advisory issued for parts of the Saluda and Congaree rivers

A swimming advisory has been issued for the Lower Saluda and Congaree rivers from the Lower Landing at Saluda Shoals Park to the Rosewood Boat Landing on the Congaree. Five of the sites sampled Wednesday had e.coli results above the state standard for contact recreation, according to the Congaree Riverkeeper. Contact recreation (swimming, wading, tubing, paddling) is not recommended in…

Some big high school football games this week – Preview Week 4

Irmo at Chapin – GoFlashWin.com Photo (Click for link) By Tyler Cupp Blythewood 21 Irmo 7 at  Blythewood,Thursday The Yellow jackets are rolling this year. Off to their best start since 2005, Irmo is doing it on both sides of the football. Big production from guys like Kendrell Flowers on offense who averages over 6 yards a carry and Trajan…

South Carolina – Kentucky football game officially a sell out

The South Carolina – Kentucky football game, scheduled for Saturday, is officially sold out, the University of South Carolina Athletics ticket office announced today. The Gamecocks (2-0, 1-0 SEC) and Wildcats (2-0, 0-0 SEC) will kick at 7:39 pm ET at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia. The game will be televised on SEC Network and carried nationally on Westwood One Radio.

Lexington School District Two hires public information officer

Dawn Kujawa (Photo contributed)  Lexington School District Two this week announced the hiring of a Public Information Officer. The district’s Board of Trustees approved the selection of Dawn Kujawa for the new role at its regular August 24 meeting, on the recommendation of Lexington Two Superintendent Dr. William B. James Jr. Prior to joining the school district, Kujawa worked as…

Brookland-Cayce’s new arena to be a “stunning” addition, potential NCAA practice site

The addition of another landmark building on the Brookland-Cayce High School campus is being scheduled. At the Lexington School District Two Board meeting in August, architect Todd Sease said builders would like to begin vertical construction at the first of 2018 on the new basketball/volleyball arena planned for the school. An early-site package could begin before the end of the…

Columbia Greek Festival begins Thursday, get information

The Columbia Greek Festival begins Thursday. The four-day (Thurs.-Sun.) event  features Greek foods, art and culture. The mission is to raise money for the church and charities. The Columbia Greek Festival is in its 31st year. The event is free to attend.  Columbia Greek Festival hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. The festival’s hours Sunday are noon…

Columbia Museum of Art premieres Henri Matisse exhibit

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West Columbia Police looking for man in connection to robbery

1/2Rob 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Rob 1 Show Caption Hide Caption The West Columbia Police Department is asking for help to locate a man who is accused of robbing the Circle K at 2308 Augusta Rd. in West Columbia. Police said an armed robbery occurred on Tuesday at approximately 11 p.m. The suspect entered the business, according to police,…

Lexington man charged with 2 counts of attempted murder

Kyle Obara (LCSD Photo) A Lexington man is charged with two counts of attempted murder for shooting at two men who visited his home early Sunday morning. Kyle Obara, 35, fired a handgun at the men as they fled his Weaver Drive residence, according to arrest warrants. No shots hit the two men. Obara is also charged with kidnapping and possessing a…

West Columbia emergency preparedness team runs like a machine in times of crisis

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Evacuation order lifted, traffic heavy on I-26 as evacuees head back home

I-26 eastbound traffic at mile marker 162 (SCDOT image There is heavy traffic on Interstate 26  Tuesday after Gov. Henry McMaster lifted evacuation orders for several barrier islands. S.C. residents who left coastal areas are going  back home. Evacuees from Georgia and Florida are also on South Carolina interstates. I-95 is congested, too, due to post-storm traffic, according to a…

It could take SCE&G up to 5 days to restore all power outages

Keller Kissam at SCE&G press conference Tuesday. SCE&G estimates that about 45,000 customers were still without power around midday Tuesday. At about 2 p.m. Tuesday, close to 36,000 still had not gotten their power restored. It could take days to fully restore power in the Midlands, said Keller Kissam, SCE&G’s president of retail operations during a Tuesday press conference in…

Officer-involved shooting reported in Leesville.

LCSD Photo from the scene of the incident. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department reported an officer-involved shooting in Leesville, Monday afternoon. And now Lexington County deputies are searching for a suspect who  pulled a gun on a deputy. According to a sheriff’s department report, a suspect pulled a handgun on a Lexington County deputy along Devils Backbone Road. According to…

Richland 1, Richland 2, Lexington 3 and Lex-Rich 5 schools on a 2-hour delayed start Tuesday

RICHLAND ONE TO OPERATE ON TWO-HOUR DELAYED START TUESDAY Richland One will operate on a two-hour delayed start schedule Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Buses will pick up students two hours later than the normal pick-up times (for example, if a bus normally picks up students at 7:00 a.m., the bus will pick up students Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.). School will…

Lexington School District Two – Delays Opening of School Two Hours

Lexington School District Two is delaying the opening of school for two hours for Tuesday, September 12, 2017, for students due to the potential storm damage from Hurricane Irma.  Administrators, custodians, and food service employees are to report for work at their regular time.  Teachers, teacher assistants, and office support staff are to report to work one hour later than their normal arrival…

Lexington District One delays school opening by two hours for Tuesday

As a precaution, Lexington County School District One will delay the opening of school Tuesday, September 12, 2017, by two hours for all staff and students in 4-year-old full-day kindergarten classes and 5-year-old kindergarten through grade 12 classes in all attendance areas. Child development classes for 3-year-olds and 4-year-old half-day kindergarten classes will not meet. Parents of bus riders should…

Power outage reports coming from Lexington and Richland counties

The tropical storm moving through South Carolina, that was once Hurricane Irma, is having some impact. Rainy and windy conditions are expected to continue throughout Monday and Monday night, into early Tuesday morning in Lexington and Richland counties. Wind gusts could be in excess of 50 mph. Customers in Lexington and Richland Counties, about midday Monday were beginning to report…