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Week 5 High School Football Preview by Tyler Cupp

Gray Collegiate QB Hunter Helms (GCA Photo) By Tyler Cupp It’s week five of the high school football season. Here is the preview for some of the Midlands’ big games. BROOKLAND-CAYCE (3-2) AT GRAY COLLEGIATE (4-1) -Game to be played at Sprit Communications Park in Columbia This year, Brookland-Cayce will take on the War Eagles of Gray Collegiate. The Bearcats…

Eclipse was the largest tourism event in state’s history

Solar Fest West (ColaDaily Photos) The Aug. 21 total solar eclipse attracted more than a million-and-a-half visitors to South Carolina, according to the SC Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism. It was the largest tourism event in the state’s history. The SCDPRT reports that 1.6 million people came to – or traveled within- the state to view the eclipse. With…

Lizard’s Thicket serves 12,000-a-day, celebrating 40 years

By Karamie Sullivan Lizard’s Thicket in Cayce. (ColaDaily Photo) If you live in the Midlands, there’s a chance you have been inside one of the 14 Lizard’s Thicket restaurants around Columbia, Irmo, and Lexington. This collection of home-cooking restaurants is about to be celebrating its 40th anniversary. As Lizards Thicket marks four decades, its owners are making an effort to…

Richland County Sheriff’s Department investigating body found on Two Notch Road

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department currently has investigators trying to determine what happened to a female who was found dead and covered in trash. An employee who was cleaning the area around 6620 Two Notch Road found the female victim unresponsive around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. It appeared she had been there for some period of time before she was…

Richland County Sheriff’s Foundation holds golf tournament to raise funds for officers, K9s

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Warrants provide more details of Empire Supper Club shootings

The Columbia Police Department has released warrants that reveal a narrative of behind the Vista shooting that occurred early Saturday morning. Eight people were wounded in the incident that happened near the Empire Supper Club, at 920 Park Street (at Lady Street) at about 2:15 a.m. Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook said Saturday it is believed the shooting involves a…

High school football’s winners and losers – Week 4 recap

By Tyler Cupp  Chapin scored 5 consecutive TDs on Brookland-Cayce to lead 35-0 at the half. (GoFlashWin.com photo- Click for link.) NEWBERRY-22  FAIRFIELD CENTRAL-21 Win or go home. That was the philosophy by Newberry coach Phil Strickland on Friday night as he opted to go for a two point conversion instead of kicking the extra point. Newberry was victorious and escapes Winnsboro…

Vista shooting not random, Empire Supper Club license revoked, “unnerving” incident

City Manager Teresa Wilson and Chief Skip Holbrook. By Terry Ward and Allan Wallace  Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook said that no one is in custody in connection to the Vista shooting, that happened early Saturday. Holbrook, with Columbia City Manager Teresa Wilson spoke at a noon Saturday press conference. The shooting victims, four females and four males, range in age…

Coroner identifies Columbia man shot to death early Saturday morning

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died early Saturday morning as a result of being involved in a shooting incident shortly after 1 a.m.   The incident took place at 2420 Hertford Drive, Columbia. Dameon Farrand, 37, of Willow Oak Drive, Columbia died at the scene.  An autopsy indicated that Mr. Farrand died from a gunshot…

Multiple people hit by gunfire in Columbia’s Vista, life threatening injuries

CPD photo of the scene early Saturday morning. Multiple people were shot in the Columbia Vista early Saturday morning, according to a Columbia Police report. Police are looking for the person or people who did it. Columbia Deputy Police Chief Melron Kelly, spoke to the media around 1 a.m. He said a “shots-fired” call came into police. The area of…

Friday night high school football scores

Airport-Orangeburg- Wilkinson (Hannah Stone Photo)  Airport 25 Orangeburg Wilkinson 15 Barnwell 34 Swansea 14 Ben Lippen 42 Porter Gaud 28 Bethune-Bowman 44 C.A. Johnson 20 Blackville-Hilda 44 Denmark-Olar 6 Chapin 38 Brookland-Cayce 20 Chester 40 Lower Richland 39 Columbia 24 Keenan 7 Crestwood 34 Marion 6 Dreher 42 Calhoun County 21 Dutch Fork 49 River Bluff 9 Edisto 20 Scott’s…

Some big high school football games this week – Preview Week 4

Irmo at Chapin – GoFlashWin.com Photo (Click for link) By Tyler Cupp Blythewood 21 Irmo 7 at  Blythewood,Thursday The Yellow jackets are rolling this year. Off to their best start since 2005, Irmo is doing it on both sides of the football. Big production from guys like Kendrell Flowers on offense who averages over 6 yards a carry and Trajan…

Columbia Greek Festival begins Thursday, get information

The Columbia Greek Festival begins Thursday. The four-day (Thurs.-Sun.) event  features Greek foods, art and culture. The mission is to raise money for the church and charities. The Columbia Greek Festival is in its 31st year. The event is free to attend.  Columbia Greek Festival hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. The festival’s hours Sunday are noon…

Richland 1, Richland 2, Lexington 3 and Lex-Rich 5 schools on a 2-hour delayed start Tuesday

RICHLAND ONE TO OPERATE ON TWO-HOUR DELAYED START TUESDAY Richland One will operate on a two-hour delayed start schedule Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Buses will pick up students two hours later than the normal pick-up times (for example, if a bus normally picks up students at 7:00 a.m., the bus will pick up students Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.). School will…

More than 12,000 in Lexington County without power, 4,500 in Richland County

More than 10,000 households were without power in Lexington County around 3:30 p.m. Monday. More than 4,500 homes in Richland County did not have power at that time, according to SCE&G’s online outage map. Click for link to SCE&G outage map Statewide more than 137,000 homes were without power. And the number was increasing Almost 70,000 of those were Charleston…

Power outage reports coming from Lexington and Richland counties

The tropical storm moving through South Carolina, that was once Hurricane Irma, is having some impact. Rainy and windy conditions are expected to continue throughout Monday and Monday night, into early Tuesday morning in Lexington and Richland counties. Wind gusts could be in excess of 50 mph. Customers in Lexington and Richland Counties, about midday Monday were beginning to report…

Columbia’s Suzi Roberts makes it to top 10 in Miss America Pageant, Sunday night

Suzi in the annual parade before the pageant. Courtesy of the Miss America Organization. Columbia’s own Miss America contestant earned a place in the top 10 in the 91st pageant Sunday night in Atlantic City. Suzi Roberts, a University of South Carolina alumna and the reigning Miss South Carolina and Miss Columbia, stayed alive as the field was cut from 51 to 10. In the evening…

Hurricane moves away from S.C., but there’s still a danger of strong winds, lots of rain

Hurricane Irma continues to move west, away from South Carolina, according to a climatologist at a state emergency response meeting Sunday afternoon, that featured SC Gov. Henry McMaster. But South Carolina is still expected to be impacted by tropical storm force winds extending from 190-to-270 miles from the storm’s center, as the storm moves inland from Florida to Georgia, impacting…

High school football – Week 3 in review

River Bluff – Dreher GoFlashWin.com photo.  By Tyler Cupp Week 3 in high school football had some surprises and plenty of highlights. Here’s a look at some of the results from Friday night. SPRING VALLEY 51 SUMTER 34 In a battle of unbeaten teams, the Vikings remained perfect as they defeated the Sumter Gamecocks in Columbia Thursday. After trailing 21-3, Spring Valley stormed…

Richland Library, Lexington County offices closed Monday because of weather

Richland Library As the state of South Carolina braces for impact from Hurricane Irma, Richland Library announces all locations are closed Monday. due to inclement weather conditions. The safety and welfare of customers is our first concern. Richland Library staff made the decision based on: Weather predictions from the National Weather Service Updates from the South Carolina Emergency Management Division…

Richland 1 Schools closed Monday

While Hurricane Irma’s path remains uncertain, the storm is expected to have an impact on the Midlands when it makes landfall Sunday night or early Monday morning. Due to the possibility of high winds, flooding and hazardous road conditions, Richland One schools and administrative offices will be closed Monday. All school and district events that were scheduled for Monday are…

Richland County offices closed Monday, shelter locations identified

Richland County is continuing with preparations to include closing government offices as Hurricane Irma begins to make landfall on the east coast of the United States. County officials held a news conference Friday afternoon to provide information as the potential for severe weather approaches the Midlands. Though Irma’s path has shifted westward, weather experts indicate Richland County will experience severe…

Hurricane Irma center tracking west of Midlands, winds could begin Sunday night or Monday

The latest National Hurricane Center forecast track for Hurricane Irma has the center of the storm going west of Lexington and Richland counties. According to the National Weather Service in Columbia, tropical storm force winds – that would be up to 45 mph- could begin as early as Sunday night, but more likely Monday into Monday night, based on the…

Spring Valley defeats Sumter to go to 4-0 – Week 3 High School Football Preview

By Tyler Cupp Spring Valley – GoFlashWin.com Photo- click for link There’s an old saying that the biggest adjustment teams make are between the first and second games of the season. While that may be true, many teams are still finding their identity still, through the first 4 games. Whether it be on offense, defense or as a whole there…