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Gamecocks claw back in late innings to earn series win at Vandy

USC Athletics Department photo NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For the second time in the series, the University of South Carolina baseball team clawed back from a multi-run deficit, scoring seven runs in the final three innings to earn a 10-9 win over No. 17 Vanderbilt Sunday afternoon (April 29) at Hawkins Field. The Gamecocks earned their second straight conference series win,…

2 separate crashes result in 2 traffic fatalities

One person was killed in Richland County in a collision Saturday night, and another died in a crash on I-26, in Lexington County, early Sunday morning. The Richland County crash occurred on Two Notch Road near Polo Road, according to Lance Cpl. Judd Jones of the SCHP.  The driver of a 2011 Nissan pulled out of a private drive, according…

RCSD looking for ‘Armed and Very Dangerous’ suspect in shooting death

Tremaine Tavar Richardson-RCSD photo Richland County deputies are seeking the public’s help to find a murder suspect connected to the shooting of a 24-year-old. The suspect is 30-year-old Tremaine Tavar Richardson, who deputies said shot Dayton Rashae Hoefer, of Crane Creek Drive, Thursday night. Hoefer was taken to the hospital by friends, and he later died from a gunshot wound…

Coroner releases name of man killed in shooting

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died Thursday in a shooting incident. It occurred just before 5:30 p.m. at 415 Crane Creek Drive, Columbia. Dayton Rashae Hoefer, 24, of Crane Creek Drive, Columbia, was transported from the scene after being shot. He was taken to Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital where he died…

Kingston hopes Gamecocks build on series sweep, as USC heads to Vanderbilt

USC Athletics Department photo Just when it appeared all might be lost for the South Carolina baseball team’s postseason chances, it did an about face. Following a mid-week win over a Citadel team that defeated them earlier in the year, the Gamecocks pulled off a Southeastern Conference sweep against nationally ranked LSU. The win allowed the team, which stands 24-17…

Senior Resources unveils new food truck, Meals on Wheels center

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Panera Bread, Richland 2’s Stuff the Truck is Saturday

The Sandhills Panera Bread in Columbia at 631 Promenade Place will host its first-ever “Stuff-The-Truck” book drive Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to support the Richland Two (R2) School District’s Ready to Read initiative. The program is requesting new or gently used books for pre-K to 2nd grade reading levels, and all book donors will receive a Panera…

Access to beautiful Saluda River to increase soon, with new pathway

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Wienermobile in town for Saturday’s Lower Richland Sweet Potato Festival

Inside the Wienermobile Show Caption Hide Caption Wienermobile with Midlands Media Group staff. Show Caption Hide Caption Staff of Midlands Media Group with Alexandra Klar and Samantha Manning, who are driving the Wienermobile. The Oscar Meyer Wienermobile is in Columbia. The Wienermobile is in town for Saturday’s Lower Richland Sweet Potato Festival in Hopkins. It’s from 11 a.m. until 6…

S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis speaks at Advocacy Day for Access and Independence

Loftis 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Rally Show Caption Hide Caption Rally 1 Show Caption Hide Caption S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis. S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis delivered the keynote remarks at the Fourth Annual Advocacy Day for Access and Independence Rally. It was held on the State House grounds, Wednesday morning. Loftis discussed how the new South Carolina ABLE Savings Program…

Fleetwood Mac coming to Columbia in 2019

Legendary, GRAMMY-award winning band Fleetwood Mac announced today a North American tour which includes a stop at Colonial Life Arena on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will feature the newly announced line-up of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie along with newcomers Mike Campbell and Neil Finn. Tickets for the tour will…

USC’s Will Muschamp excited about his football team’s future

USC Athletics Department photo. As Will Muschamp walked into The Zone at Williams-Brice Stadium for the Midlands Gamecock Club event, he was greeted by a group of fans excited about the future of USC football. That’s different from Muschamp’s initial year making the rounds with Carolina fans during the spring. “We’re better,” said Muschamp. “There’s no doubt. Everyone in our…

Name of victim in fatal crash released by coroner

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died Monday in a single-vehicle collision. The incident occurred at at 6:57 p.m. at 9790 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia. Ciara Wagner, 21, of Carlen Avenue, Lexington, was the unrestrained driver of a vehicle that started spinning, left the road and struck a tree.  Wagner died at the scene.  An autopsy…

Law enforcement press conference addresses Columbia gun violence 

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USC athletes put their best foot forward at Gamecock Gala

USC Athletic Department graphic. A’ja Wilson duplicated her sweep of national awards Monday at the Gamecock Gala earning both the President’s Award and South Carolina’s Female Athlete of the Year. Akram Mahmoud, a member of the men’s swimming and diving team, claimed the Male Athlete of the Year. “It means a lot,” Wilson said of her return to Columbia following…

Lots of rain expected Monday and Tuesday

Expect lots of rain Monday and Tuesday, with the possibility of thunderstorms and some river flooding. The National Weather Service in Columbia is forecasting rain, with about a 100 percent chance most of Monday. Rain is also forecast for Tuesday, but the possibility will decrease to 50 percent by the middle of Tuesday. Rain totals for the Midlands could be…

SCDOT closing 1 lane of I-20 over Wateree River, for emergency repair

I-20 Show Caption Hide Caption I-20 closure Show Caption Hide Caption The SCDOT is closing the right-hand  lane of Interstate 20 eastbound over the Wateree River in Kershaw County. It’s being closed Monday  morning to perform an emergency repair to a small section of bridge deck. The nature of the repair is full-depth concrete and the Department is expected to…

Transitions offers chance at a better future for Columbia’s homeless

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Gamecocks sweep LSU in baseball

USC Athletics Department photo. The University of South Carolina baseball team rallied from down 6-0 to score eight consecutive runs in the last three innings to complete the three-game sweep of No. 19 LSU Sunday afternoon at Founders Park. South Carolina beat LSU 11-4, Saturday afternoon. The Gamecocks won 11-0 Friday as freshman Logan Chapman pitched a career high 6.2…

Riverbanks Zoo soliciting name for new baby giraffe via auction

You can name Riverbanks Zoo new baby giraffe. The zoo is holding an online auction for the right to name the new baby girl, born at 1:18 p.m., April 2. Names for the baby giraffe can be entered at riverbanks.org The auction has started and ends at 6 p.m. on April 29. The female calf weighed 93 pounds and was 5’7″…