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Pro-Confederate flag group flies it again at Statehouse for a day

1/4Confederate flag display and opponents Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Secessionist Party member Cameron Maynard with other Civil War-related flags Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4July 10, 2015 is the day the flag was removed Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Some dressed in period attire Show Caption Hide Caption By Karamie Sullivan If you drove by the South Carolina Statehouse from 10 a.m….

Tractor-trailer truck driver killed in Monticello Road collision

The driver of a tractor-trailer truck was killed Monday in a collision on Monticello Road (SC 215.) In Richland County accident occurred about 11 a.m. It involved 2004 Peterbilt traveling south on Monticello Road. That truck collided with a 2006 Nissan Frontier coming west from Campground Road. The driver of the Frontier disregarded a stop sign, said Lance Cpl David…

Man, 50, accused of molesting girl from age 6-to-11

Charles A. Branham has been accused of molesting an 11-year-old girl over a five-year period, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. The alleged offenses occurred in Richland County, but Branahm lives in Winnsboro according to a report. Branham, 50, was charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, two counts of…

Contract awarded by SCDOT to repair Wilson Boulevard in Richland County

The South Carolina Department of Transportation  awarded a repair contract Monday, for US 21 (Wilson Boulevard) in Richland County, according to S.C. Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall. “This is good news the community of Blythewood and we look forward to the end result of this process,” Hall said. “We would like to thank the public for being patient while this…

S.C. Highway Patrol conducting recruitment sessions beginning Tuesday in Columbia

Click on poster to enlarge The South Carolina Highway Patrol will be traveling the state in July conducting recruitment presentations. The first recruitment session is Tuesday at the Troop 1 Headquarters at 1626 Shop Road, in Columbia. Each session begins  at 6 p.m. See the poster, left, for all recruitment presentations and the date and place.

Columbia man arrested on child pornography charges

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced on Friday, the arrest of Carlton Thompson, 39, of Columbia. He was arrested on 11 charges connected to the exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Richland County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Attorney General’s Office, also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force,…

Columbia’s Capital City All-Stars youth baseball team going to MLB All-Star Game

By Chandler Mack Members of the Columbia youth team. (Photo by Chandler Mack) A Columbia Youth Baseball team will be getting its first glimpse of the Big Leagues in a big way. The Capital City All-Stars are headed to the MLB All-Star Game in Miami. The Columbia team is comprised of players ages 12-and-under. They will head down to Miami to…

One lane of Farrow Road Bridge to be closed at 6 p.m. Friday until 7 a.m., Monday

  The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) plans to close one lane on the northbound Farrow Road Bridge in Richland County this weekend to place the final section of latex overlay. Crews will shut down the lane Friday, July 7, at 6 p.m. The lane will be reopened by 7 a.m. Monday, July 9.  One travel lane will remain open to traffic throughout…

Columbia Mayor’s 8th Annual Drills and Skills Clinics are July 17-21 and August 7-11

The Steve Benjamin FREE Clinics are July 17-21 and August 7-11.  The clinics are for ages 6 through 13. Participants will have an opportunity to learn instructional basketball, tennis, soccer, golf, flag football or cheerleading skills during the week. The clinics are free, but require registration. To download an application, visit Drills and Skills registration form

Update: person rescued by Columbia Fire has died

Firefighters from the Columbia Fire Department rescued an occupant of a house-on-fire late Wednesday night/early Thursday morning. The person taken out of the home was taken to the hospital. But the person rescued later died at the hospital according to a later report- around 11 a.m.- from the CFD. The house fire was in the 1300 block of Lyon Street….

Grand opening set for Richland Library Cooper on N. Trenholm Road

WHAT: Cooper Grand Opening Celebration WHEN: 10 a.m. – noon., Wednesday, July 19 WHERE: Richland Library Cooper 5317 North Trenholm Road Columbia, SC 29206 WHO: The event is free and open to the public. WHY: In November 2013, Richland County residents passed a $59 million bond referendum that will enhance library facilities over the course of the next few years….

Hero Lt. Ryan Rawl killed in Afghanistan, honored in Columbia on Independence Day

1/5Ryan Rawl event 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5Ryan Rawl workout Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5Ryan Rawl presentarion Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5Ryan Rawl tribute Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5Ryan Rawl event Show Caption Hide Caption By Karamie Sullivan About 150 people came to the S.C. State House Tuesday morning for the fifth annual Ryan Rawl Memorial Event. It was…

Gas tax implemented Saturday, SCDOT reveals some details of roads plan

Saturday is the day the new state gas tax goes into effect. On Thursday, the South Carolina Department of Transportation has issued a graphic showing road improvements in the Midlands. According to the graphic, the interstate system around Columbia will be improved, including Malfunction Junction (I-126/I-26/I-20 interchange)  in Columbia. Click on SCDOT graphic to enlarge Also included on the list is…

EdVenture’s Military Appreciation Day is July 4, free admission to military

ColaDaily file photo EdVenture will host Military Appreciation Day on July 4 offering free admission to all military members and dependents. Free children’s lunches will be provided on that day to all military dependents under 12 served in the Sysco Carousel Cafe. The day will honor the men and women who serve our country and protect our communities. “We are…

Columbia Fire, coroner release identity of teenage drowning victim

Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins and Richland County Coroner Gary Watts have released the name and the details regarding the overnight incident at Lake Carolina involving a teenage victim. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts stated that the male victim has been positively identified as, Elias Pierre of Deer Harbor Court, Columbia, age 15.  Watts stated that the autopsy has…

Gamecocks Jake Bentley, Jacob August work out with special kids

1/3Gamecock QB Jake Bentley Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Jacob August, Gamecock tight end Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Players and M.A.T.E.S. staff Show Caption Hide Caption By Karamie Sullivan The children of Camp M.A.T.E.S.’s summer camp welcomed a couple of surprise visitors, Wednesday. Quarterback Jake Bentley, and tight end Jacob August of USC’s football team participated in the MATES yoga class….

Leeza Gibbons’ Dare2Care Fair in Columbia packs the house

Leeza Gibbons gained international fame as the longtime host of Entertainment Tonight, and her work as a journalist made her an Emmy winner, but the University of South Carolina alumna has never forgotten her home. Gibbons, who grew up in Irmo, was in Columbia Saturday to host the first Dare2Care Fair at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The day included…

Two people killed on I-20, emergency responders injured, early Saturday

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the identity of the persons killed in two early morning car accidents on I-20 Eastbound at Mile Marker 39 in Lexington County on Saturday. At approximately 4 a.m. Fisher states that Caleb Joseph Metz, 26, of North Augusta. died at the scene from the injuries he received in the accident when the vehicle…

West Columbia Solar Fest West to include live music, food trucks, eclipse education stations

The City of West Columbia is holding the Solar Fest West event to view the once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, from noon –until-  4 p.m, at the Wyman M. “Mac” Rish Riverwalk and Amphitheater, 109 Alexander Road, West Columbia. Solar Fest West will feature live music from Seventy Six and Sunny with Prettier than Matt, food trucks, a beer…

Kershaw County man arrested on child pornography charges

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Thomas O. Turner, 51, of Elgin, on three charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor.  Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Attorney General’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), both also part of the state’s…

Richland Library Northeast and Wheatley units temporarily closing for construction

In an effort to expedite construction and ensure safety, the Richland Library is temporarily closing two facilities. The Northeast location (7490 Parklane Road) and Wheatley location (931 Woodrow Street.) will close at 6 p.m., Saturday, July 1. Both libraries are expected to be closed 12-18 months. Because both properties are restricted, housing a temporary cottage at either site is prohibited. Therefore, customers…

Elgin woman killed in Bluff Road car crash

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died as a result of being involved in a single-vehicle collision Friday night at approximately 9:30 p.m.  The collision occurred at the intersection of Bluff Road and Flamingo Drive, Columbia. Mekahya Deonnese Prince, 28, of Silver Spoon Lane, Elgin, was the driver of a vehicle that left the…