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SCANA to be sold to Dominion Energy, SCE&G customers to get refunds, rate reduction

Dominion Energy photo. A Virginia-based power company is buying SCANA. The sale was announced Wednesday morning. Dominion Energy of Richmond, said it will purchase SCANA. The deal involves an all-stock merger. There are also plans to immediately refund South Carolina Electric and Gas customers who footed the bill for the failed nuclear reactors at the V.C. Summer power plant in…

Body of a man found on the side of the road in Richland County

The body of a man was found on the side of a road Sunday by Richland County Sheriff’s deputies. The man had been shot in the upper body. The body was discovered at approximately 10 a.m. at the intersection of Coley and Pincushion roads, near Bluff Road, according to the sheriff’s department. The Richland County Coroner’s Office was working to…

Coroner identifies victim in fatal car accident

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died early Friday morning in a two-vehicle collision. The accident happened at the intersection of Rabon Road and William Harden Road, Columbia, at approximately 1:15 a.m. Jereld Cecil Robinson, 31, of Windsor Trace Drive, Columbia, was the unrestrained driver of a vehicle that struck another vehicle and left…

2017 traffic fatalities fewer in Richland County, higher in Lexington County

With just one more weekend left in 2017, statistics reveal that there were fewer, by far, traffic fatalities in Richland County this year, than the year before. In 2016, 68 people died on Richland County roads, according to the S.C. Department of Public Safety. In 2017, as of Thursday, 47 people had died on Richland County roads. That’s 21 fewer…

Phenom Palmetto Winter Classic, with top high school basketball talent, begins Thursday at Ben Lippen

The Phenom Palmetto Winter Classic high school basketball event will take place Thursday through Saturday (Dec. 28-30) at Ben Lippen School in Columbia. The teams included are filled with multiple Top 100 prospects and players committed to major college programs. In addition to national powers, local programs including AC Flora, Ben Lippen, Blythewood, and Hammond, are participating. The elite high…

Post-Christmas clean-up begins today, Columbia sanitation schedule changed, Grinding of the Greens begins

Click to enlarge The City of Columbia has adjusted its sanitation schedule for the holidays. Garbage, recycling and yard waste that would have been collected, normally, on Monday will be collected Tuesday (Dec. 26.) And Garbage, recycling and yard waste that is normally collected on Tuesdays will be collected on Wednesday this week (Dec. 27.) Grinding of the Greens The…

Man shot early Friday in Columbia dies, coroner identifies, RCSD makes arrest

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died as a result of a shooting. The incident Friday occurred at 4 a.m.  at 7041 Parklane Road, Columbia. James K. Copeland, III, 30, of Agard Street, Cumming, GA, was transported from the scene by Richland County EMS to Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital where he died at 4:55…

Police bring Santa Claus and groceries to Columbia and Lexington families

1/4Cops and Santa 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Mary Louise Resch of Harvest Hope, Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green, and Kassy Alia of Heroes in Blue Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Cops and Santa 4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Cops and Santa Show Caption Hide Caption An unmarked black SUV arrived suddenly at Park North Apartments in Lexington Thursday evening, with…

2 men killed in overnight shooting at Columbia night club

Richland County deputies are investigating after two men were shot to death at a Columbia nightclub early Wednesday morning. The shooting took place at the Black Pearl, a night club at at 2219 Broad River Road. It happened around 3 a.m. Sheriff”s deputies said it is not clear what caused the shooting. Deputies arrived at the scene and found the…

“Richland Renaissance” – a massive project is unveiled Tuesday by Richland County Council

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Gov. Henry McMaster on hand as “Senior Rides” launches in West Columbia

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Salvation Army Red Kettle donations are down this season

Columbia Salvation Army Majors Beneita and Henry Morris. Nothing is more a part of the Christmas season than the Salvation Army’s red kettles, with their bell ringers. But the age-old tradition of dropping money into the kettle is not as popular as it once was. Maybe it’s because of more credit cards now, and less cash and change. But according…

New restaurant coming to Columbia’s Cottontown, redeveloped property available

Rendering provided by Cason Development Group. Cason Development Group has acquired 2202 Sumter Street in Columbia’s Cottontown Commercial District. The building is the former Columbia offices of Loomis Armored US. Also in the cluster are three buildings, at Sumter and Jefferson streets, that housed Dave’s Transmission.  The Dave’s Transmission site includes 2150, 2146 and 2144 Sumter Street. Cason also acquired a nearby…

Man killed in Richland County SUV accident is identified

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts is has released the name of the individual who died as a result of being involved in a single-vehicle collision early Sunday morning. The accident occurred shortly after 2:30 a.m. at 7540 Cabin Creek Road, Hopkins. Mathew R. Butler, 39, of Deerhurst Court, Hopkins, was the unrestrained driver of his vehicle that left the road and…

Driver ejected from SUV and killed in overnight Richland County crash

A person died after being ejected from an SUV early Sunday morning. The accident occurred around 2:30 a.m. on Cabin Creek Road, near Congress Road in Richland County, according to Lance Cpl Matt Southern of the S.C. Highway Patrol. Southern said the driver of a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe was ejected from the vehicle. He said the Tahoe was traveling west…

City of Columbia employees treated to holiday luncheon

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Riverbanks zoo’s “Lights Before Christmas” a must-do holiday tradition – with photo gallery

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Richland County Sheriff’s Department issues scam alert, says do not call fake phone number

An individual or group is posing as representatives of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, according to a RCSD report issued Monday afternoon. People are being asked to call 803-477-3056 for information on fake incidents (i.e. fake shootings.) According to the RCSD alert, the number  is a fake phone number (not a RCSD number) and it’s being used to collect personal…

Saturday’s Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade in pictures

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“A Starry Night” to kick off the season in 5 Points

1/5A Starry Night 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5A Starry Night 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5A Starry Night 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5A Starry Night 4 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5A Starry Night Show Caption Hide Caption Allen Wallace photos – ColaDaily.com “City sidewalks, busy sidewalks dressed in holiday style. In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas….

The Grand, restaurant/bowling alley, open in Columbia

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Cole Swindell to play Colonial Life Arena in March

Cole Swindell will play Colonial Life Arena on Saturday, March 10. Swindell is a Platinum-selling 10-time No. 1 hit singer/songwriter.  Pre-sale tickets for the Reason To Drink Tour will go on sale December 5 and will go on sale to the public December 8 at ticketmaster.com, LiveNation.com, the Lexington Medical Center Box Office inside Colonial Life Arena or at 1-800-745-3000….

Holiday shopping is huge for small, local businesses

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Collision that killed teen now part of a homicide investigation

CPD file photo Columbia Police Department officers are now considering a deadly vehicle collision as a part of a homicide investigation. The incident occurred Tuesday, at the 5600 block of Farrow Road near Bendale Drive. A pickup truck occupied by unknown suspects fired gun shots toward a vehicle that  was occupied by four people. Link to original report of teen…

Round 3 high school football playoff scores

GoFlashWin.com Dutch Fork wins. Click for link Round 3 high school football playoff scores for Midlands teams Barnwell 21 Batesburg-Leesville 14 Brookland-Cayce 28 Timberland 12 Dillon 34 Gilbert 7 Dutch Fork 28 Summerville 8 Emerald 28, Fairfield Central 14 Fort Dorchester 66 Spring Valley 24 Saluda 30 Lee Central 26 Wardlaw Academy 72 – Northside Christian Academy 22