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Reminder: SCDOT closing I-26 between US 1 and US 378 on Saturday at 10 p.m.

SCDOT to accelerate the removal of the severely damaged Leaphart Road Bridge The South Carolina Department of Transportation is closing I-26 between US 1 and US 378 on Saturday, beginning at 10 p.m.  The closure is expected to last 12 hours, ending on Sunday at 10 a.m. A replacement bridge for Leaphart Road is currently under construction and scheduled to be…

Live from Columbia, it’s the SEC Network and Paul Finebaum

The SEC Network was on Lady Street in Columbia, airing live The Paul Finebaum Show, beginning at 3 p.m. Friday. Paul Finebaum broadcasting from the Carolina Ale House on Lady Street, Columbia. (Photo by Terry Ward) The SEC Network is here to capture the atmosphere of South Carolina fans with both the men and women’s team playing in the Final…

Great Southern Homes reports lead in Midlands in new home sales

In 2016, Great Southern Homes led the Midlands’ home-building industry in new home closings, according to a release from the company. The Midlands is defined in the release announcing the sales numbers as Richland, Lexington and Kershaw counties. This past year, Great Southern Homes, a privately-held company closed on 559 new homes in the Midlands according to the MORE Report, a…

Tennessee man arrested for promoting prostitution of minor

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Alexander Levi Blackwell, 38, of Memphis, Tenn., on charges related to sexual conduct with a minor. Investigators with the attorney general’s office made the arrest. The Department of Homeland Security, a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, assisted with the investigation. Investigators state Blackwell traveled to Richland…

West Columbia man wanted in connection to shooting

Arrest warrants have been issued for a West Columbia man in connection to a fatal shooting last month. Kevin Lawrence Pearson (LCSD Photos.) “Our detectives have determined Kevin Lawrence Pearson is a suspect in a Feb. 8 homicide on Princeton Road in West Columbia,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. Pearson, 25, should be considered armed and dangerous, according to…

Police: Male dies after being shot in Columbia, Thursday night

Columbia Police are investigating after a male died, apparently from gunshot wounds, on Thursday night. CPD Photo of crime scene. Around 9:30 p.m., Columbia Police responded to a “shots fired” call in the 7300 block of Patterson Road near Garners Ferry Road. The initial report from police was that “Officers found a male injured from an apparent gunshot wound.” Later,…

Kenneth Canzater arrested in connection to murder of Candra Alston, Malaysia Boykin

1/2Members of the Alston and Boykin families were present for the arrest announcement. Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Family pictures of Alston and Boykin. Show Caption Hide Caption Kenneth Canzater has been arrested in connection to the January 2011 murder of 25-year-old Candra Alston and her three-year-old daughter Malaysia Boykin. Canzater (CPD Photo) Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook announced the arrest…

Gamecock Women play Stanford Friday evening – game details

SOUTH CAROLINA NOTABLES The Gamecocks are in the NCAA Final Four for the second time in three seasons after not reaching that level in the first 37 seasons of the NCAA Tournament. South Carolina men’s basketball is also in this season’s Final Four, marking the 13th time a school has sent both teams to the national semifinals, most recently Syracuse…

SEC Network to air live from Columbia Friday, Saturday with Final 4 coverage

SEC Network studio shows are hitting the road for special coverage surrounding the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Final Fours, both of which feature at least one Southeastern Conference team. Coverage of South Carolina’s men’s historic run continues on Saturday from Columbia, with wall-to-wall Gamecocks programming. The previously scheduled South Carolina Spring Football game will now air at noon on SEC…

City of West Columbia schedules special election after councilman’s death

The City of West Columbia will conduct a special election for the election of a City Council member in Council District One. The special election was announced on the city’s website, Wednesday afternoon. The information, below, regarding the election was issued, too. Maps showing the district boundaries will be available for public inspection during regular business hours in the administrative…

SCDOT closes Leaphart Rd. bridge permanently, I-26 closed overnight Saturday night

Plans to accelerate removal of damaged bridge

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will close Interstate 26 between US 1 and US 378 on Saturday, beginning at 10 p.m. The closure is expected to last 12 hours, ending on Sunday, at 10 a.m. The bridge on Leaphart Road is being closed permanently. Leaphart Road Bridge  (Photos by Rob Thompson/SCDOT) The closure of I-26 Saturday night is designed…

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

1/6Columbia International Festival Show Caption Hide Caption 2/6Columbia International Festival Show Caption Hide Caption 3/6Columbia International Festival Show Caption Hide Caption 4/6Columbia International Festival Show Caption Hide Caption 5/6Columbia International Festival Show Caption Hide Caption 6/6Columbia International Festival Show Caption Hide Caption The Columbia International Festival is this Saturday and Sunday, at the S.C. State Fairgrounds. Columbia International Festival The…

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

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 Thompson to be at…

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…