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RNE and Westwood split; Lady Cavs get a big win on the road

By Tyler Cupp

Richland Northeast girls hand Westwood its first region loss In a battle of top 5 teams, the No. 4 Lady Cavaliers of Richland Northeast battled back to overcome and defeat the second ranked Westwood Lady Redhawks 61-57 Friday night. It took a buzzer beating three point shot by Kayla Brown in regulation to force overtime and the momentum carried on…

Cab driver shot by passenger say Richland County Sheriff’s deputies

A cab driver was shot Thursday night during an armed robbery, according to a Richland County Sheriff’s Department report. Deputies responded to a shots fired call at the Austin Wood Apartments on Garners Ferry Road Thursday night around 10:30. The cab driver was taking a passenger to Apple Valley Lane when the passenger asked the driver to return to Garners…

USC Women make quick work of Arkansas

South Carolina’s women’s’ basketball team defeated Arkansas 90-42,Thursday night. The No. 9 Gamecocks were led by A’ja Wilson, who started for the first time after missing two games with an ankle injury. She had 27 points, 13 rebounds and seven blocks. USC’s Alexis Jennings had her fifth double-double this year with 22 points on 9-of-9 shooting and 10 rebounds. Wilson…

Columbia Police report multi-car collision

There was a multi-car collision on Highway 277 outbound, in Columbia, Thursday afternoon, according to the Columbia Police Department. The Columbia Fire Department and EMS are on the scene. One lane of traffic is open. Police say please use caution and expect travel delays headed out of downtown. Crews are cleaning up the collision area. CPD photos.   

Gov. Henry McMaster issues synopsis of his State of the State address

Gov. Henry McMaster, ColaDaily file photo. Summary of the State of the State address from the office of S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster  Takeaways Wednesday night, S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster delivered his vision for the future of South Carolina. He outlined a multi-pronged plan for growth that includes across-the-board tax cuts. He said tax cuts would let South Carolinians keep more of their…

Gamecock men upset Florida on the road

South Carolina upset No. 20 Florida by a score of 77-72, Wednesday night. Wesley Myers scored 22 points, his high for the season. Chris Silva had a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds for USC. South Carolina (13-7 and 4-4 in the Southeastern Conference) hit 11 of 21 shots from beyond the 3-point line. That’s the most 3s all…

Deputies say man exposed himself to juvenile girl near school

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a man accused of exposing himself to a young girl. The alleged incident occurred at 4 p.m. on last Thursday at a parking lot in the 2200 block of Decker Boulevard. The site of the incident is in proximity to Richland Northeast High School, according to the…

Elton John coming to Columbia as part of Farewell Tour

The Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour – will play March 13, 2019 at the Colonial Life Arena American Express pre-sale – Thursday February 8 at 10 am to Monday February 12 at 10 pm Ticketmaster verified fan pre-sale – tuesday february 13 at 10 am to wednesday february 14 at 10 pm – public on sale Friday February 16 at 10 am – Tickets…

Gov. Henry McMaster joins educators to celebrate School Choice Week at State House

Choice Rally 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Choice Rally 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Choice Rally 4 Show Caption Hide Caption Choice Rally 5 Show Caption Hide Caption Choice Rally 6 Show Caption Hide Caption Choice Rally Show Caption Hide Caption More than a thousand teachers, students, administrators and parents participated in the fifth annual School Choice Week Rally in…

Pawmetto Lifeline gets $98,690 from PetSmart Charities for its spay and neuter efforts

Pawmetto Lifeline announced  Wednesday that it has received $98,690 from PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare in North America. The money will be used to help fund Pawmetto Lifeline’s spay and neuter efforts in the Midlands of South Carolina. With the help of this donation, the organization will complete 1,581 Spay/Neuter surgeries.

Walkers discover body near Harden Street

CPD File Photo. Walkers discovered the body of a dead person near the 900 block of Harden Street, shortly after 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, according to the Columbia Police Department. Officers are on the scene investigating. Foul play is not suspected at this time. The Richland Co. Coroner’s Office will determine the cause of death.

Walmart says it’s expanding benefits for 18,400 employees in S.C.

Walmart has announced plans to increase the starting wage rate for all hourly associates in the U.S. to $11, expand maternity and parental leave benefits and provide a one-time cash bonus for eligible associates of up to $1,000. The company, according to a release issued Tuesday, is also creating a new benefit to assist associates with adoption expenses. The combined…

Update: Emergency crews investigated bomb scare at Medical Park Drive – “All-Clear” issued

CFD photo Two Medical Park Drive in Columbia was evacuated Tuesday morning while a bomb scare was investigated. An “All-Clear” has since been issued, and emergency personnel have left the premises. Initial report below: The Columbia Fire Department is reporting that Medical Park Drive near Palmetto Richland Hospital is closed. The USC Police Department and Columbia Police are also on…

Columbia Police report man exposed himself to Uber drivers

Columbia Police Department (CPD) officers are investigating two alleged indecent exposure incidents involving female car service victims. Last Thursday, female Uber drivers reported to the CPD that while they were on Grand Street, a male passenger took off his clothes inside of the vehicle and exposed himself. During the incidents (at approximately 9 a.m., and 10:30 a.m.) the man is…

Brookland-Cayce, Airport students help build Habitat for Humanity homes

Seniors from Brookland-Cayce and Airport High Schools are working together. The Lexington Two students are building wall frames that will be used to construct three Habitat for Humanity homes in Cayce. The students are working on the project through the district’s Career and Technology Education (CATE) program. This program allows students the opportunity to choose one specified occupational area to…

Government shutdown ends Monday in third day

US Senate – Wikimedia photo- use permitted. The U.S. Senate voted 81-18 Monday to break a Democratic filibuster on a government spending bill. The vote allowed for Congress to approve a Continuing Resoltion for funding and end a three-day government shutdown. Democrats effectively backed off their opposition to the funding bill. “We will vote today to reopen the government,” said…

Government shutdown not causing much to change, Monday

The federal government shutdown began at midnight Friday when The U.S. Senate failed to pass a spending bill to keep funding government operations. The U.S. House passed a Continuing Resolution to the fund the government. In the Senate 60 votes are needed to pass the bill to fund the government, and the Democratic leadership is filibustering (or refusing to support)…

Government shutdown has minimal impact on Fort Jackson

Press release from Fort Jackson The federal government shutdown will not affect Fort Jackson’s ability to keep its soldiers, civilian and family members safe, or the installation secure. Fire and emergency services and security operations will continue uninterrupted and the gates will remain open. There are several things soldiers and employees should know as we continue to analyze how this…

Weather will be warmer this week

After a streak of cold weather in the past two weeks or so, in Richland and Lexington counties, expect mild weather Monday. And there will be a chance for rain early Tuesday. Later in the week, daytime temperatures should be about 60 degrees, with sunshine. Sunday, walkers on Assembly Street in Columbia were in short sleeves, enjoying the pleasant weather….

Gamecocks lose to Tennessee

No. 21 Tennessee defeated South Carolina 70-63, Saturday night. The Gamecocks were in the game late, tied at 59, but then Tennessee (13-5, 4-3 SEC) took the lead and kept it the rest of the way. The Vols won the game on the inside, outscoring South Carolina 32-16 in the paint. It helped that both of the Gamecocks’ main big men…

American Red Cross assisting multiple families in Columbia after apartment fire

American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting families whose homes, located on Whitney Street, were damaged by a fire Saturday  morning. The Columbia Fire Department responded to the blaze. The Red Cross is helping a total of five adults by providing financial assistance for food, clothing, lodging and other essentials, and comfort kits containing personal hygiene items. We are now entering the…