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Former Lexington Rep. Rick Quinn to be sentenced Monday

Rep. Rick Quinn S.C. House Photo Former Lexington Rep. Rick Quinn is scheduled to be sentenced at 9:30 a.m. Monday in a Beaufort courtroom. Quinn pleaded guilty to charges in an investigation of corruption at the South Carolina Statehouse. Circuit Judge Carmen Mullen is set to sentence Quinn. Quinn pleaded guilty to misconduct in office in December. Mullen delayed sentencing…

Columbia Police investigating life-threatening hit and run involving moped

Officers with the Columbia Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit are investigating a life-threatening hit and run incident involving a moped. Two passengers (54-year-old male and 58-year-old female) were hit from behind by a vehicle, possibly a dark GMC Yukon shortly after 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the 3400 block of Two Notch Road. The suspect driver and/or passengers did not stop…

Gamecock women get win over Alabama

The South Carolina women’s basketball team defeated Alabama 79-66, Thursday night. The Gamecocks (19-5, 8-3 SEC) shot 67 percent in the first half to build a 15-point lead. The win over the Crimson Tide (14-10, 4-7 SEC) was much-needed.  The Gamecocks were coming off losses to the nation’s top two teams, No. 1 UConn and No. 2 Mississippi State. USC …

Richland County Sheriff’s Department searching for missing 16-year-old

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is requesting the community’s assistance in locating a missing person. The Sheriff states that Lauren Floyd was last seen on Saturday, Feb. 3, at a residence off Broad River Road. Lauren has not been in contact with her family since Friday, Jan. 26, 2018; this has caused great concerned and is very uncharacteristic of Lauren. Lauren is described…

USC head football Coach Will Muschamp says Gamecocks “got better” on National Signing Day

USC head football Coach Will Muschamp (USC Athletics image.) Comments from Will Muschamp’s National Signing Day Press Conference – from Wednesday.  Opening Statement… “We got better today, and I’ll say the same thing every year: we’ll know about this class in two or three years. At the end of the day, football is a developmental game, and the recruiting process…

Columbia Fireflies hosting a job fair, to fill about 300 seasonal positions, Feb. 24

The Columbia Fireflies will be hosting a job fair at Spirit Communications Park on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The team is looking to fill approximately 300 seasonal and part-time positions for the upcoming season. “On a day-to-day basis, we have more than 250 game day employees that help to make the experience at Spirit Communications…

4 Gamecocks to participate in NFL Combine

USC Athletics graphic Four South Carolina Gamecocks are slated to participate in the 2018 NFL Combine in Indianapolis.  The combine begins Feb. 27 and runs until March 5. Players selected to attend the combine are: ▪ linebacker Skai Moore ▪ cornerback Jamarcus King ▪ tight end Hayden Hurst ▪ defensive tackle Taylor Stallworth  

Funeral service for homeless veteran Dennis Reidy will include military honors

The Lexington County Coroner’s Office announced Tuesday that the funeral service for Mr. Dennis Reidy, the homeless U.S. Veteran recently found deceased in Lexington, has been scheduled. Mr. Reidy’s funeral, with military honors, will take place at noon on February 23, at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. the coroner’s office said Steve Goulet of American Legion Post 193 has been instrumental…

Gamecock men lose to Razorbacks

Arkansas ended a two-game losing streak with an 81-65 win over South Carolina, Tuesday night. The Razorbacks (16-8, 5-6 Southeastern Conference), who entered the game having lost six of their last 10 games after opening the season 11-2. The Razorbacks scored 26 points off 18 turnovers by the Gamecocks (13-11, 4-7.) USC shot only 41.2-percent (21 of 51) from the…

The USC football spring game is March 31

Click to enlarge The University of South Carolina’s 2018 football spring game will start at noon on March 31. An ESPN TV schedule, listing USC’s spring game with others in the SEC, was Tweeted Tuesday morning by LSUfootball.net. The times shown on the graphic are central time. The Gamecocks’ spring game will be broadcast on the SEC Network.

Elton John Farewell Tour ticket sale begins Thursday

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Misaligned switch caused Amtrak-CSX train crash in Cayce

NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt at Sunday press conference. NTSB image. National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt was in Cayce Sunday to begin the federal investigation into the train crash that resulted in the death of two Amtrak employees in the earlier hours of that day. Sumwalt, at a Sunday press conference, said a train track switch was in the…

“It was a tough scene,” Amtrak engineer, conductor killed in crash, coroner identifies

Near crash site, Sunday. (Terry Ward photo.) The train collision in Cayce early Sunday morning resulted in the deaths of two Amtrak employees. Killed was Michael Kempf, 54 of Savannah Ga. He was the Amtrak train’s engineer. Also killed was Michael Cella, 36, of Orange Park, Fla. He was the train’s conductor. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher, who was very…

Palmetto Health updates patients’ status from Amtrak train accident

Palmetto Health hospitals have received an influx of patients from an Amtrak train accident in West Columbia, South Carolina, earlier this morning, Sunday, Feb. 4. Palmetto Health hospitals patient count has been updated. The thoughts of all our team members are with the family and friends of those injured in this accident. The total number of patients has been adjusted…

Gov. Henry McMaster gives details of fatal Cayce train wreck at press conference

1/2Gov. Henry McMaster at Sunday press conference Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon at Sunday press conference Show Caption Hide Caption The train collision in Cayce resulted in the deaths of two Amtrak employees, according to Gov. Henry McMaster who held a crash update press conference Sunday morning at the SC Emergency Management Department headquarters in West…

2 dead, 70 to hospital, 5,000 gallons of fuel spilled in Cayce train wreck, governor going to site

The train collision in Cayce around 2:45 a.m. Sunday, has resulted in the deaths of two people according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher. Lexington County spokesman Harrison Cahill said, at a news conference early Sunday, that about 70 people with injuries had been hospitalized. He said the injuries ranged from minor scratches and bumps to broken bones. He did…

Columbia Police report fatal shooting

One person is dead after a shooting incident in Columbia Saturday. Columbia Police are investigating a shooting in the 3000 block of Beaumont Avenue. According to a CPD report from late Saturday afternoon, a male victim was found dead. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC

Gamecocks lose at Texas A&M

Texas A&M defeated South Carolina, 83-60 Saturday at Texas A&M. The Aggies (15-8, 4-6 SEC) jumped out to a lead early and led 49-27 at the half. The Gamecocks (13-10, 4-6 SEC) shot only 21.1 percent in the first half. Texas A&M dominated South Carolina in points in the paint (40 to 18) and on the fast break (17-4). Justin…