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Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day in Columbia, West Columbia

Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. It’s from 10 a,m. until 2 p.m.. Turn in your expired prescription medication for safe disposal at Columbia Police Headquarters, No. 1 Justice Square. Call 803-545-3500 for information. There will also be a Prescription Take Back on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the West Columbia Police Department. 200 N…

Several Richland, Lexington county high school football players make North-South All-Star roster

Jerrell Moore (71) of Brookland-Cayce made the roster – GoFlashWin.com photo. Several Richland and Lexington county high school football players have been selected for the Touchstone Energy North-South All Star Football Game. The Touchstone Energy North-South All Star Football Game will be played  Dec. 9 at Doug Shaw Stadium in Myrtle Beach. North Team DB Dermonti Romey 6’0 175 Westwood South Team…

Tornado watch issued for several SC counties, including Richland and Lexington

A tornado watch has been issued – by the National Weather Service – for parts of Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina until 9 PM EDT. Several Midlands counties are included in the tornado watch, including Richland and Lexington.

High school football playoff picture taking shape – Week 9 recap

Irmo – River Bluff – GoFlashWin.com photo By Tyler Cupp The playoff picture is really starting to take shape. Here are a couple of the top games from Week 9 including some stats and key performances. DUTCH FORK 34 SPRING VALLEY 19 The game that everybody was talking about finally happened and Dutch Fork proved that its still the top…

Gervais Street Bridge to be closed Sunday for Gervais Street Bridge Dinner

The third annual Gervais Street Bridge Dinner is this Sunday, Oct. 22 from 4-8 p.m. The bridge will be closed from 9 a.m. to midnight. The dinner hosts 1,000 people. Proceeds from the Gervais Street Bridge dinner have amounted to more than $75,000 for local charities with the focus on improving local rivers. At Sunday’s dinner there will be live…

“Big Bad Moores,” Columbia firefighters winners in 5 Points Association’s Chili Cook-Off

There are many big events each year in Five Points, but if one judges by smell alone. Saturday’s may be the best of all. Mouthwatering aromas filled the air as the Five Points Association hosted the 30th Annual Chili Cook-Off, with dozens of local chefs, both amateur and professional, competing for trophies and bragging rights. A panel of 10 judges took on the…

Boo at the Zoo, EdVenture’s Halloween Hoopla, SC State Museum’s Growl at the Moon and Zombies – Halloween season offers options

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Week 9 high school football scores

Spring Valley and Dutch Fork. GoFlashWin.com photo. Batesburg-Leesville 27, Sliver Bluff 20 Ben Lippen 49, Wilson Hall 14 Brookland-Cayce 47, Swansea 30 Camden 31, Indian Land 17 Chapin 31, Orangeburg Wilkinson 12 Clarendon Hall 80, Newberry Academy 34 Columbia 28, McCormick 2 Dreher 34, Aiken 16 Dutch Fork 34, Spring Valley 19 Fairfield Central 34, Chester 24 Gilbert 41, Edisto 0 Gray Collegiate…

Aerial photos over Columbia, preview of Saturday’s Aerofest at Owens field to benefit Camp Kemo

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Country artist Lewis Brice comes back home to play Vista After 5

Lewis Brice grew up in Sumter, thinking of Columbia as the big city. Now with his music career taking off, the man Rolling Stone calls one of the “10 new country artists you need to know” has seen many bigger ones, but doesn’t forget his roots. Brice returned to Columbia Thursday to perform at Vista After 5 on the outdoor stage next…

Palladium Society raises $15,000 for Historic Columbia at Bluegrass, Bidding and BBQ event

1/4BBB 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4bbb 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4BBB 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4BBB 4 Show Caption Hide Caption The grounds of Columbia’s historic Robert Mills House were alive with lights, music, laughter, and the smell of barbecue cooking Thursday night as the Palladium Society hosted its 14th annual Bluegrass, Bidding and BBQ fundraiser. “We’re a group of…

Week 9 high school football preview – features Spring Valley at Dutch Fork

By Tyler Cupp A Week 9 slate jam packed full of games with playoff implications on the line. Here’s a look at the top games from this area.   Richland Northeast and Westwood. GoFlashWin.com Photo – Click for Link. SPRING VALLEY (8-0, 4-0) AT DUTCH FORK (6-1, 4-0) The unstoppable force against the immovable object. The heavyweight fight that everyone…

Pvt. Timothy Ashcraft and Pvt. Ethan Shrader memorialized at Ft. Jackson service, Tuesday

Pvt. Timothy Ashcraft and Pvt. Ethan Shrader were memorialized Tuesday in a service in the chapel at Fort Jackson. Ashcraft,18, and Shrader,19, were killed on Oct. 6 at Fort Jackson when a military vehicle drove into a formation of troops in training. Friends, family and fellow soldiers gathered for the solemn service. Six other soldiers were injured in incident in…

“Scholarship cookies” a big hit in SC State Fair’s Moore Building

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Recap of Week 8 high school football games

Brookland-Cayce gets win over Edisto, Friday. – GoFlashWin Photo – Click for link. By Tyler Cupp HARTSVILLE 30 LUGOFF-ELGIN 10 In a battle for first place in region 6-4A, the third ranked Hartsville Red Foxes took care of Lugoff Elgin Friday. The game was a little closer than the score indicated as the game was 7-6 after the first quarter. However,…

Friday night high school football scores

Spring Valley – River Bluff. GoFlashWin.com Photo – Click for link. Airport 14, Aiken 6 Bamberg-Ehrhardt 27 Batesburg-Leesville 21 OT Brookland Cayce 40 Edisto 15 Chester 35 Camden 14 Dreher 14, Orangeburg-Wilkinson 12 Dutch Fork 55 White Knoll 14 Eau Claire 37 C.A. Johnson 0 Gilbert 28 Strom Thurmond 21 Gray Collegiate 27 Fox Creek 6 (Thursday night) Hammond 42…

5 top high school football games in Week 8, By Tyler Cupp

By Tyler Cupp GoFlashWin.com Photo – Click for link 5 games to watch in Week 8 around the Midlands. Also, see analysis of Shrine Bowl and Mr.Football selections made this week. LUGOFF-ELGIN (5-3, 2-0) AT HARTSVILLE (6-1, 2-0) First place is on the line in Region 6-4A between the Demons and top ranked #3 Red Foxes, as you can label…

Catfish sundae creator loves traveling with the fair

1/4Megan, Shawna Hagy Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Catfish Sundae 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Catfish Sundae 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Catfish Sundae Show Caption Hide Caption By Karamie Sullivan One of the motivating factors for many visitors to the South Carolina State Fair is to try the wide variety of food available. Each year it seems there are even…

Artists create intricate sand sculpture at S.C. State Fair

1/4The Glenns Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Sand Sculpture 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Sand Sculpture 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Sand Sculpture Show Caption Hide Caption By Karamie Sullivan One of the returning attractions that the South Carolina State Fair offers is the huge mound of sand that two people craft into an intricate sand sculpture. Every year the artists…

S.C. State Fair opens Wednesday, here are some fair details

SC State Fair Image – (Use Permitted) 2017 S.C. State Fair – Ready for Countdown The 148th South Carolina State Fair in Columbia opens Wednesday and runs through Oct. 22. The location of the fair is Rosewood Drive and George Rogers Boulevard. Here are a few things patrons need to know. Last day for discounts on tickets, rides is Tuesday…

Recap of Week 7 high school football games – Push for the post season

GoFlashWin.com Photo – Click for link By Tyler Cupp 7 key games from Week 7. Run for the playoff.  It’s getting very interesting. GILBERT-33 BROOKLAND-CAYCE-14 The Indians are just that good. Gilbert stays undefeated on the season with a big statement win over rival Brookland-Cayce. Cody Temples had 2 first half touchdowns on his way to 155 yards on the…

UPDATED- Accident closes I-26 Sunday morning

Columbia Fire was on the scene of an accident on I-26, in the eastbound lane at Milemarker 102, Sunday morning. The wreck involved multiple vehicles and the CFD reported that there were several injuries, some serious. Eeastbound and westbound lanes  were closed just after 11 a.m. Sunday. They have since reopened. Update: The S.C. Highway Patrol later reported that the…

2 soldiers killed, 6 others injured in accident at Ft. Jackson

An accident involving a military vehicle and a troop formation, at Columbia’s Fort Jackson, late Friday afternoon, resulted in the deaths of two Soldiers and injured six others, two critically. The injured were immediately evacuated to an off-post hospital, according to a press release from Fort Jackson. The names are being withheld pending the notification of the next-of-kin. “Our hearts…

Week 7 high school football scores

Dutch Fork defeats Lexington (GoFlashWin.com Photo – Click for link) Ben Lippen  34  Orangeburg Prep 7 Cardinal Newman 30  Heathwood Hall 0 Cathedral Academy 51  Newberry Academy 15 Chapin 43  A.C. Flora 0 Chester 48   Columbia 28 Clinton 28   Mid-Carolina 26 Dreher 22   Lower Richland 13. Dutch Fork 29, Lexington 7 Fox Creek 27  Eau Claire 22 Gilbert 33   Brookland…