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Identity of man hit and killed by train released

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts released the name of the individual who died Tuesday as a result of being struck by an Amtrak train at approximately 2:40 a.m.   The incident location was the railroad crossing at 1600 Lorick Avenue, Columbia. Kevin Franklin Hayes, 46 of Longcreek Drive, Columbia, was transported from the scene by Richland County EMS to Palmetto Health Richland…

More than 200 women, Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine talk vision for Columbia

By Karamie Sullivan City Manager Teresa Wilson encourages “leading ladies” to uplift and empower the young women who want a seat at the table. (City of Columbia Photo) More than two-hundred women came to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center Tuesday morning to hear Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine speak. The Women’s Summit meeting was specifically developed for the women of Columbia…

Flash Flood Warning issued, Columbia Police report flooding, Monday

A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Columbia,  Dentsville, and Forest Acres until 5:45 p.m. Columbia Police are reporting flooding at  Sumter and Greene; King and Blossom, with vehicles stuck on water on Senate Street Officers are placing barricades at the flooded areas and roads. Do not drive around the barricades, police are warning. Columbia Police officers are monitoring…

Brothers Osborne to play 2017 S.C. State Fair

Country performers Brothers Osborne will entertain visitors at the 2017 South Carolina State Fair Oct. 11. The group is among six musical acts slated to perform in the Pepsi Grandstand during the fair’s 12-day run in Columbia. “This family duo has become a crowd favorite across the country, and we are pleased to have them as part of our Pepsi…

$5 million bond for man with grudge, accused of running into funeral crowd

A judge set bond at $5 million for the man accused of hitting twelve mourners with a vehicle at a graveside funeral service at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Wednesday. James Brammer Kester, 64,  is charged with 12 counts of attempted murder. He is currently housed at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center (ASGDC). At an open bond hearing today, Kester explained…

“First Night Southern Lights” art project to premier Aug. 19, Eclipse Weekend

Southern Lights, a signature, long-term art installation by artist Chris Robinson, will span the Congaree River between the Blossom Street and Gervais Street bridges. The general public is invited to “First Night Southern Lights,” a free event hosted by the Vista Guild celebrating the premier of the installation, on Saturday, Aug. 19,  as part of the Total Solar Eclipse Weekend…

Richland, Lexington counties not on list of first gas tax projects

Storm damage in Lexington County on I-26 on July 10. (Photo by Lexington Maintenance) The S.C. Department of Transportation announced Thursday, the awarding of the first contracts for a number of road resurfacing and rehabilitation projects in 27 counties. The projects are being funded by the gas tax imposed in the state, beginning July 1. None of the projects announced…

Car rams graveside service, man charged with 12 counts of attempted murder

Columbia Police have arrested a man after he allegedly drove his car into a crowd of people at a graveside service at Greenlawn Memorial Park Wednesday afternoon. James Kester, 64, has been charged with 12 counts of attempted murder, according to a Columbia Police report. Kester was in jail at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center, early Thursday morning. The…

Deputies investigating after man’s body found in Richland County

A man’s body has been found in northeast Richland County. Richland County deputies are conducting an investigation after the body was found around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday on Interstate 77 North near mile marker 19. That’s the Farrow Road exit. A work crew was surveying in the area and found the remains in a ditch, according to the sheriff’s department report….

Duck Donuts lets you create your own sweet, draws crowd

1/3Duck Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Duxk Crowd Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Yummy Show Caption Hide Caption By Karamie Sullivan Hundreds of people came to the grand opening of a new business in Columbia over the weekend, and waited in a line that overflowed through the door. They came to try a new donut. Duck Donuts is located on Cross Hill…

Roses store planned for former West Beltline Piggly Wiggly building

The former Piggly Wiggly grocery store at 4033 W. Beltline Blvd., in Columbia has been leased by Variety Wholesalers Inc. NAI Avant announced the lease deal on Tuesday. Piggly Wiggly closed its store at the location in July 2016, after operating there for 20 years. Roses, a discount department store, plans to move into the 35,625-square-foot space before the end…

Columbia Housing Authority to open public housing application process

Click to enlarge The Columbia Housing Authority is preparing for the re-opening of the Public Housing Waiting List. The application process will be strictly online and will be available on Wednesday, August 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Following that date, the CHA will only accept applications on the first business day of every month, (i.e. September 1, October…

Columbia Miracle Field officially opened at Owens Field

1/4miracle field 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4miracle field 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4miracle field 4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4miracle field 3 Show Caption Hide Caption When the umpires shout “Play ball!” at Columbia’s newest baseball and softball field, those who obey will include many who have never before had the chance. The Columbia Miracle Field officially opened…

“Ride to Remember” in the battle to cure Alzheimer’s, was Saturday

For more than 350 people, the battle to cure Alzheimer’s disease is important enough to spend a famously hot July weekend bicycling 252 miles from the Upstate to the coast The Alzheimer’s Association South Carolina Chapter’s 9th annual “A Ride to Remember” event began Friday in Greenville. The riders passed through the Midlands Saturdayand will stay overnight in Orangeburg before heading out Sunday morning for…

1 person killed in I-77 crash that closed interstate, Friday afternoon

One person was killed in a crash on I-77 Friday. The S.C. Highway Patrol reported the time of the wreck as 1:02 p.m. Lance Cpl. Judd Jones said a 1996 Ford pickup truck collided with a 1997 Toyota. The driver of the Toyota was killed. The driver of the pickup was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Jones said…

EdVenture’s FLIGHT- with Boeing 757 cockpit, opens Saturday

1/4Flight 4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Flight 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Flight 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Flight 1 Show Caption Hide Caption EdVenture is opening its newest permanent exhibit, FLIGHT.  Museum members are invited to preview the exhibit at 9 a.m. Saturday. It’s open to EdVenture guests, in general, at 10 a.m. FLIGHT has been made possible with…

At least 1 injured after truck turns over

1/3Crash3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Crash1 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Crash Show Caption Hide Caption Members of the Columbia Police Department and Columbia Fire  were in the the 2600 block of Screaming Eagle Road after 3 p.m. Thursday, near McCords Ferry. There is a report of  a serious collision. An 18-wheeler that was carrying sand overturned. At least one person was…

Capital City All-Star boys have a blast in Miami for MLB All-Star game

By Chandler Mack Capital City All-Stars (City of Columbia Photos)  A Columbia youth baseball team is back in town after a stint in Miami for Major League Baseball’s all-star game. The Capital City All-Stars participated in the All-Star Youth Classic, a tournament the team was able to play in due to their involvement in Major League Baseball’s RBI (Reviving Baseball…

Plans for Capital City Stadium property change, without Kroger

By Karamie Sullivan   The development of the Capital City Stadium property on Assembly Street in Columbia has experienced another delay. The plan for a Kroger grocery store to be built has now changed after Kroger pulled out of the deal about a month ago. According to Bright-Myers, the Atlanta-based contractor for the development, Kroger officials decided not to build…

Coroner releases name of Monticello Road crash victim

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died as a result of being involved in a two-vehicle collision Monday at 11 a.m.  The incident occurred at the intersection of Monticello and Campground roads, Columbia. Troy Tucker, 48, of Sunny Plain Road, Logoff, was the driver of a tractor-trailer truck that was struck by another vehicle causing it…

S.C. Department of Corrections holding Job Fair, Friday

The South Carolina Department of Corrections is holding a Job Fair from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday (July 14.) The SCDC is seeking Cadets ages 18-to-20, and Officers, ages 21-and-up. Also wanted are Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and qualified mental health professionals. Other employment opportunities include food service, administrative, trades specialists and teachers. The Job Fair is…