Columbia

Sara Evans, Rodney Atkins to play free Ft. Jackson, 94.3 The Dude concert, June 2

Ft. Jackson Centennial Celebration 2017 Kellie Pickler Show Caption Hide Caption From last year’s concert featuring Kellie Pickler. Allen Wallace photos. A free concert featuring Sara Evans and Rodney Atkins is scheduled for Saturday June, 2, at Fort Jackson’s Hilton Field. Fort Jackson celebrates its 101st anniversary this year. Gates for the celebration open at 3 p.m. and the venue…

Richland’s Wheatley Library re-opens in Shandon

Old Shandon residents welcome new and improved library

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USC travels to Texas A&M hoping for a strong finish to SEC Regular season

USC Athletics photo. South Carolina has won four straight Southeastern Conference Baseball Series. The last time the Gamecocks won five straight league series was 2012. Enter Texas A&M. USC (30-21, 15-12) closes the regular season on the road against the Aggies (35-17, 12-15). Carolina coach Mark Kingston is pleased with his team’s standing entering its final regular season confrontation. The…

Police, investigating kidnapping, say man posed as Uber driver

Columbia Police Department investigators have arrested a man accused of pretending to be a ride-share driver and kidnapping a female victim who needed a ride home. Andre Montel Bouknight, 44, is charged with Kidnapping in connection with an incident that occurred on April 20. The 20-year-old victim tells CPD officers that she mistakenly believed that the suspect, who was driving…

Gov. Henry McMaster honors military spouses at State House

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Richland County paying $1 million-plus to fired county administrator

Gerald Seals, December- Karamie Sullivan photo. Richland County will pay more than $1 million to former county administrator Gerald Seals, who was fired by Richland County Council. Council members, with a 5-4 vote Monday, approved the settlement payment to Seals. The settlement was approved, reportedly, to protect the county and council members from possible lawsuits initiated by Seals. Seals gets…

USC baseball’s Drew Meyer inducted into S.C. Athletic Hall of Fame

USC Athletics Department graphic. Drew Meyer knew the University of South Carolina was the place to build his college baseball career. He came to that realization immediately following an official visit to the University of North Carolina. The Charleston native knew home was where belonged. That decision continued to pay off as Meyer is part of the 2018 Induction Class…

Heavy rain predicted for days, Red Cross tips on how to avoid danger

Clouds over Columbia- Terry Ward photo. Tuesday is the beginning of a potential 10-day-long streak of rainy weather in the Midlands. Rainfall is expected to vary from light to heavy. With the possibility of bad weather, the American Red Cross is reminding South Carolinians to remain aware of conditions. According to a press release from the Red Cross, there are…

Casey Manning, trailblazer, inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame

Casey Manning – USC Athletics photo. Despite a leaning to attend school out of state, Casey Manning opted to become a trailblazer in his home state of South Carolina. Following 50 years of involvement with the University of South Carolina, Manning is part of the 2018 Class inducted to the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame. The first African-American to…

Columbia Police arrest protesters accused of unlawfully assembling

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Name of shooting victim released by coroner

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died Saturday in a shooting incident. It occurred at approximately 7 p.m. in the 200 block of Greenlake Drive, Hopkins. Amon D. Rice, 17, of Trotter Road, Columbia, was transported from the scene by Richland County EMS and taken to Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital where he was admitted….

Photos from University of South Carolina commencement exercises, Saturday

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1 dead after shooting in Richland County

File photo- RCSD A person was shot to death Saturday night, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies responded to a shots fired call in the 2000 block of Smith Street, off of Shop Road, around 11 p.m. Saturday. They found a victim with an apparent gunshot wound to the upper body, according to the report The Richland County…

Columbia Museum of Art unveiling new rentable venue, gallery space, Thursday

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5A River Bluff, 4A Airport, Chapin begin baseball championship series Saturday, Ben Lippen and Cardinal Newman play Monday

Lexington at River Bluff, last Wednesday. The 5A and 4A state championship final in high school baseball begins Saturday. Dorman will play at 5A River Bluff High School at 7 p.m., Saturday. In the 4A state championship final, Chapin will play at Airport High school, beginning Saturday. In the 3A S.C. Independent Schools Association state championship final, Ben Lippen plays…

2,200-plus degrees, diplomas, certificates awarded at Midlands Technical College commencement

MTC has more than 100 academic programs. MTC photos. Midlands Technical College (MTC) awarded more than 2,200 degrees, diplomas, and certificates to students from more than 100 academic programs during its commencement Wednesday, at the Colonial Life Arena. At the ceremony, 92-year-old Annie Dillard set the record as the oldest person to ever graduate from MTC, and almost 50 dual-enrolled…

Adrenaline Trampoline Park and Entertainment Center opening in Columbia

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Neurological disease fundraiser to be held at Swamp Cabbage Brewery

Swamp Cabbage Brewery in Columbia is hosting a fundraiser that’s the first of its kind. Hops for Hope is scheduled for May 19 from 4 to 9 p.m. And all proceeds from the event will go to the Charcot Marie Tooth Association. The association exists to help people with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease. According to the CMTA’s Columbia branch leader Zack Boyd,…

Richland County staffs recycling drop-off site on Clemson Road

Richland County is staffing the recycling collection site on Clemson Road to help reduce illegal dumping and keep the location tidy. The collection site, located at 900 Clemson Road in Northeast Richland County, now has a gate and is monitored by a County employee. It is open to the public from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. every day except Mondays and Wednesdays….

Halloween MAYhem, Leukemia, Lymphoma Society fundraiser, is Friday at EdVenture

Halloween MAYhem is scheduled for 7 p.m. until midnight, Friday, at the EdVenture Childrens Museum. It’s a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and features the naming of the Man and Woman of the Year. It’s also an adult costume event (but dress up is not required.) Kevin Varandore of Crescent Construction is an organizer. He describes Halloween MAYhem as…

Drivin’ N Cryin’ featured at Vista After Five final event, Thursday

The Vista Guild will be closing out its Vista After Five spring series Thursday afternoon at 5:30 p.m.  The band Drivin’ N Cryin’ will be performing around 6 p.m., and will play for about two hours.   Vista Guild Executive Director Meredith Atkinson said they want to end it with a big finish.  “We always like to end our series with a big bang,” she said.   She…