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Columbia Fireflies tickets go on sale Feb. 16

Fireflies Also Release 2017 Schedule

Single-game tickets for the 2017 Columbia Fireflies season go on sale Thursday (Feb. 16) at 10 a.m. Opening Day is just 56 days away and all individual game tickets – including tickets for the 2017 South Atlantic League All-Star Game, Opening Night and Total Eclipse of the Park – will be available for purchase. Fans can come to the Box Office…

Investigators identify person of interest in homicide case

Kevin Lawrence Pearson.( LCSD Photo.) Lexington County detectives have determined Kevin Lawrence Pearson is a person of interest related to the Feb. 8 homicide on Princeton Road in West Columbia.  Pearson, 25, should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on where Pearson might be should call Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC. Information can also be shared by texting “TIPSC” along…

Road closing Saturday for “Firing on Columbia” reenactment

in West Columbia

  Alexander Road, in West Columbia, will be closed on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The 2016 Firing on Columbia event. (Photo by Terry Ward.) Residents and visitors near the Gervais Street Bridge may hear the loud cannon blasts that are part of the a reenactment of the “Firing on Columbia.” It’s known as “The Longest Day.” The Union…

City of Columbia’s Black History Extravaganza is Feb. 20

The City of Columbia’s Black History Extravaganza is Feb. 20 Buffalo Soldiers at a Black History celebration earlier this month. (Photo by Allen Wallace.) WHAT: The City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to celebrate Black History Month at the Black History Extravaganza on Monday, Feb. 20 at Greenview Park. The event will include exhibitors, live entertainment…

South Regional Championship for quidditch in Columbia this weekend

The South Regional Championship for the game quidditch will take place on Saturday and Sunday at Palmetto Health Fields at Saluda Shoals Park. It is located at 6071 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC 29212. Games begin at 9 a.m. after opening ceremonies. Quidditch. Google image- approved for reuse. Quidditch is a contact sport involving a broomstick, that is a mix…

Dr. Ed Harmon, former Lexington One School Board member dies

left Lexington One board in october

Dr. George Edwin “Ed” Harmon, who left the Lexington One School Board in the fall, died on Tuesday. He was 64. “We mourn the loss of long-time board member and friend, Ed Harmon. Ed served on the school board for 16 years and retired in 2016,” was the message issued from the Lexington One Communications office. Dr. George Edwin “Ed”…

Gilbert Middle School Teacher-of-the-Year becomes U.S. citizen

The student body and staff at Gilbert Middle School recently celebrated one of their own reaching a meaningful milestone in her life. GMS’s Susana Cascante Fifer. (Photo Contributed.) In addition to being named GMS’s Teacher of the Year in September, Susana Cascante Fifer achieved a personal goal this year by becoming a naturalized United States citizen. Fifer took the oath…

Man who was shot Wednesday, identified by coroner

The man  found dead on Wednesday, is identified. Click to see initial report of shooting Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim as Rodney Steven Isaac , 23. He was found dead at approximately 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday on Princeton Road, near the town of South Congaree in Lexington County. (The report Wednesday indicated the shooting was near Gaston.) Isaac’s…

S.C. Smash women are ready for some football

First game in April

The Superbowl has passed, but that does not mean there is no football. The South Carolina Smash Football team is ready to take to the gridiron in Columbia. And they mean business. Smash. (Photos By Sandy Coots.) “I came up with the name Smash because I felt like it embodied what we wanted to bring to the (Women’s Football Alliance)…

Loftis removed from pension investment commission, issues statement

South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis said he was removed from the pension investment commission today. The commission manages investments for the state’s public-sector employees. In the fall it was discovered that South Carolina’s unfunded pension debt could be as high as $40 billion. Loftis has been vigilant in his insistence that pension fund managers are taking high fees and underperforming. S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis. (Photo Contributed.) Loftis issued…

ALERT for City of Columbia water-tester impersonator

Press Release from the City of Columbia: Columbia residents are being urged to be on alert for someone impersonating a City of Columbia Water Maintenance employee. COC has received questions concerning whether city staff goes door to door requesting to test customer’s water. City staff would only do this if requested by the customer. The City does collect samples every…

Man found dead at house in Lexington County

Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies are at a house near Gaston, where they found a man who was dead. Before the man was found, a 911 call was made about 11:15 a.m. to report the sound of gunshots. (LCSD Photo) “Deputies responded to find a deceased black male on residential property,” stated Adam Myrick of the sheriff’s department. The house is…

Person-of-Interest cleared of suspicion in fatal fire

Fire on Saluda Ave. (Columbia Fire Photo.) Columbia Police said a firefighter has been cleared of any suspicion related to a Columbia fire that resulted in the death of an 80-year-old woman. The firefighter was previously described as a person of interest in connection with the fire, last week, on Saluda Ave. Police and the State Law Enforcement Division are…

West Columbia moves to buy more parking, old City Hall

More sites for parking sought

The old fire station and city hall for Brookland on Center Street, West Columbia. (Photos by Terry Ward.) The City of West Columbia made a move toward purchasing some long sought-after property. West Columbia City Council, on Tuesday, voted to authorize West Columbia City Administrator Brian Carter to enter into an agreement with NAI Avant to complete the purchase of…

Man in Cayce officer-involved shooting identified and arrested

Charged with Pointing and Presenting a Firearm

City of Cayce Spokeswoman Ashley Hunter issued a statement Tuesday afternoon regarding the Cayce Public Safety officer involved shooting. John William Day. (LCDC Photo.) On Sunday “at approximately 8:15 p.m. Officers responded to 141 Tufton Court located in the City of Cayce for a report of gunshots coming from the residence. Officers arrived on scene and attempted to contact the occupant…

Southeast Park Wildlife Walk with Park Ranger Program, Thursday

Explore the Outdoors Through the City’s Park Ranger Program Start exploring the fun at your local City park. The Columbia Parks & Recreation Department is hosting free ranger-led activities for both youth and adults during the month of February. This month’s activities features a wildlife walk. All activities are free and open to the public. Southeast Park Wildlife Walk |…

Sports broadcaster Mike Hagins finds light after dire prognosis

Mike Hagins had suffered with diabetes for years, but it got serious in August. “I was told I would have to have a kidney transplant,” said Hagins. “It was quite a shock.” Hagins is the Voice of the Brookland-Cayce High School Bearcats. He broadcasts BC’s football, basketball and baseball games on 1620- AM- The Dove-Radio. Mike Hagins during a White…

Meadow Glen Middle robotics teams are LEGO winners

Students from Meadow Glen Middle School came away winners from both the regional and state FIRST LEGO League competitions. In December, MGMS’s two robotics teams placed in the regional FIRST LEGO League competition. One team won the Champions Award for the top overall robotics team, while the school’s other team took home the trophy for Best Project. MGMS also competed…

Lexington Mayor Steve MacDougall details improvement plan, recounts progress

State of the Town address was Monday

Town of Lexington Mayor Steve MacDougall delivered his “State of the Town” address Monday night. In it, MacDougall addressed traffic congestion, annexation and growth, and some key attractions that have become a part of Lexington’s personality. He also detailed infrastructure projects and funding for repairs that are lingering from flood damage. Lexington State of the Town Address Monday evening. (Photos…

Indah Coffee Co., Circa Barber Shop coming to Cottontown

The redevelopment of 2238 Sumter St. in the Cottontown neighborhood has been launched by the Cason Development Group has. The newest tenants are Indah Coffee Co. and Circa Barber Shop. Indah Coffee Co. Cason has also acquired 2222 Sumter St. and it will be redeveloped in the future. Rendering of Indah Coffee Co. at 2238 Sumter Street in Cottontown. (Photo…

Man pointed gun at Cayce police before he was shot

Copy of incident report from the City of Cayce. The man who was shot by a Cayce Public Safety officer pointed a gun at police, according to an incident report. The officers were responding to a “shots fired” report at a home on Tufton Court, on Sunday night, when the incident happened. The man who was shot was taken to…

Police pursue after West Columbia shooting

There was a shooting in the parking lot of the West Columba Habitat for Humanity Restore around 3 p.m. Monday, said Capt. Scott Morrison, assistant West Columbia Police chief. The West Columbia Police Department had several units – and assistance from other law enforcement agencies-  and a helicopter on the scene looking for a man wanted in connection with that shooting. The…

SLED investigating officer-involved shooting in Cayce

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) reports that it is investigating a Sunday night shooting that involves a Department of Public Safety officer. Cayce Public Safety (Photo by Terry Ward.) Officers were called to a report of shots fired at a home Sunday night, according to the SLED report. At the site, officers became involved in a confrontation with…

Columbia Fireflies to host job fair, Saturday

Hiring Seasonal Employees for 2017 Season

The Columbia Fireflies are hosting a job fair in the club level of Spirit Communications Park on Saturday, February 11, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Fireflies are aiming to fill more than 300 seasonal and part-time positions for the upcoming season. The positions include: ushers, ticket takers, parking attendants, ticket office sales, merchandise store, field maintenance, concessions and service staff,…

As Amazon grows, so will Lexington County workforce

New jobs coming

Amazon is on a hiring binge. In January, the gigantic on-line retailer announced it had plans to hire 100,000 new employees corporation-wide by mid-2018. Lexington County Amazon Fulfillment Center in Lexington County.. (Photo Terry Ward) The Lexington County Amazon Fulfillment Center is in West Columbia, in the Saxe Gotha Industrial Park, just outside of Cayce. It has accounted for the…