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Dominion Energy’s Chet Wade reiterates report that merger will boost state’s economy by $18.7 billion

Chet Wade, right, in interview with Michelle Renew of 94.3 FM- The Dude. Dominion Energy’s proposed purchase of Cayce-based SCANA would boost the South Carolina economy by $18.7 billion, according to a study released last week by the University of South Carolina. Chet Wade, Doninion’s vice president of corporate communications reiterated that finding Wednesday. He was interviewed by Michelle Renew…

“Suspicious package” possibly opened at U.S. Sen. Tim Scott’s Main Street Columbia office

Suspicious package Show Caption Hide Caption Suspicious package 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Suspicious package 3 Show Caption Hide Caption The fourteenth floor of the Bank of America Building at 1901 Main Street in Columbia was evacuated Wednesday, according to an eyewitness report. One of the tenants of an office on the fourteenth floor said the floor was cleared after…

Fatal crash on I-77 slows traffic Wednesday afternoon

A single-vehicle crash blocked two lanes of traffic on I-77 northbound in Richland County Wednesday afternoon, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. The SCHP is  investigating a fatal collision on I77 NB @ 21mm. The crash, near mile marker 21 and the Killian Road exit, involved injury. One motorist who passed the scene said  he saw a vehicle with a…

USC’s Bobby Bentley is looking for a running back to step up

Entering his third season as running backs coach at South Carolina, Bobby Bentley believes the talent level at the position has improved significantly. Now, he is ready for one of his talented athletes to become the leader of the group. “We want a dominant person to step up,” said Bentley. “You have to have another guy to fill in just…

Artista Vista, celebration of art, begins Thursday

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Poke Bros set to open in Vista, offers unique sushi dish

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Kids Day Superhero Challenge is free, and at Finlay Park, May 5

Calling all superheroes. Put your superpowers to the test with a variety of games and activities to challenge your mental and physical strengths at the Kids Day Superhero Challenge on Saturday, May 5 at Finlay Park. It’s a  Columbia Parks and Recreation Department event. This free, fun and interactive event will feature a Tiny Titans Fun Zone, Superhero Training Camp…

Sisters attempt at exorcism results in charges, say Columbia Police

Columbia Police Department  investigators have arrested a 28-year-old female accused of assaulting a woman during an attempted exorcism. Brittany Jones, 28, who was arrested last week, is charged with Assault – First Degree and Kidnapping. Jones is currently housed at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center under a $100,000 bond. The suspect is accused of holding the 56-year-old female victim…

Spring sports season coming to an end for high school teams

The Lexington High School girls’ soccer team has clinched a fourth straight region title. LHS photo. By Thomas Grant Jr. The regular season in high school spring sports is drawing to a close. Teams in soccer, softball and baseball have either won and closing in on region titles, while the lacrosse playoffs kicked off for five teams. SOCCER Top-ranked and…

Heart and Sole Run is Saturday, to create female heart disease awareness

Women from all around will come to Columbia’s Finlay Park Saturday to participate in Lexington Medical Center’s 17th Heart and Sole Run. According to Race Director Jeanne Moffett, the purpose of the race is to create awareness about heart disease in women, which is the number one killer of women today. Moffett said this is the type of race any…

An eastbound lane of I-126 to be closed Tuesday, Wednesday from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.

SCDOT photo The South Carolina Department of Transportation has announced that an eastbound lane of I-126 from Greystone Boulevard to Huger Street will be closed  on Tuesday from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Trees will be trimmed during the closure. The I-126 eastbound lane will also be closed Wednesday from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Trees will be trimmed during the Wednesday closure, too.

Storm causes property damage, Red Cross helping

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Storm blows through, wreaks havoc in Richland, Lexington counties

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Severe weather, possible tornado, in Columbia forecast

A tornado watch has been issued for Columbia and parts of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The tornado watch is valid until 7 p.m. Sunday. The National Weather Service’s Columbia office issued the tornado watch, Sunday. In addition, a line of thunderstorms are predicted to move in and produce strong, damaging gusts of wind, and the possibility of…

Columbia International Festival going on Saturday, Sunday – Photo gallery

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Presbyterian retirement community holds statewide Olympic games

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They were “all drunk” at USC in 1844, part of archivist’s tour

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New baby giraffe fitting in at Riverbanks Zoo

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Boutique Hotel Trundle offers “sparkle” to Columbia

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Brig. Gen. Milford H. “Beags” Beagle Jr., new Fort Jackson commander, is a South Carolinian

Brig. Gen. Milford H. “Beags” Beagle Jr. – Linked in Photo. The Army Training Center and Fort Jackson will welcome Brig. Gen. Milford H. “Beags” Beagle Jr., as its new commanding general in a ceremony tentatively scheduled in June. Beagle will assume command from Maj. Gen. Pete Johnson, who is leaving Fort Jackson to become the deputy commanding general, U.S….

Panera Bread donating cookie sale proceeds to MUSC’s Autism initiative

Michelle Renew of the Dude, Danielle Covelli of Covelli Enterprises, with Marie Stover and Colin Jones of Midlands Media Group. Covelli Enterprises, the largest franchisee of Panera Bread,  launched its “Pieces of Hope for Autism” cookie campaign, Monday.  The campaign will be conducted until Sunday, within Autism Awareness month for a project of the Medical University of South Carolina. “We’re…

Coroner identifies 19-year-old killed in Columbia vehicle accident

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died Friday morning in a single-vehicle collision. The crash occurred at 3:30 a.m. in the 1100 block of Leesburg Road, Columbia. Robert D. Edelmayer, 19, of Austin Street, Columbia, was the driver of a vehicle that left the road and struck a tree. Edelmayer was transported from…

Great Southern Homes first quarter 2018 sales sets records

Great Southern Homes, based in Irmo, has set a first quarter (2018) sales record. For the first quarter 2018, the company produced a record volume in sales with 323 homes sold, the largest quarterly sales production in the company’s 14-year history. The 323 homes sold in this year’s first quarter represent a 46% increase compared to the first quarter a…

Coroner releases names of 3 teens killed in Irmo car crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the identities of the three juveniles that were killed Wednesday in a single-vehicle accident. The crash occurred Wednesday at approximately 9:37 p.m. in the 100 block of Piney Grove Road in Lexington County. Fisher stated that Travis Lamount Green, Jr., 15, of Columbia was transported toPalmetto Health Richland where he died shortly after…

Richland County flood victim is first to receive new home from grant funds

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