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At least 1 injured after truck turns over

1/3Crash3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Crash1 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Crash Show Caption Hide Caption Members of the Columbia Police Department and Columbia Fire  were in the the 2600 block of Screaming Eagle Road after 3 p.m. Thursday, near McCords Ferry. There is a report of  a serious collision. An 18-wheeler that was carrying sand overturned. At least one person was…

Capital City All-Star boys have a blast in Miami for MLB All-Star game

By Chandler Mack Capital City All-Stars (City of Columbia Photos)  A Columbia youth baseball team is back in town after a stint in Miami for Major League Baseball’s all-star game. The Capital City All-Stars participated in the All-Star Youth Classic, a tournament the team was able to play in due to their involvement in Major League Baseball’s RBI (Reviving Baseball…

Plans for Capital City Stadium property change, without Kroger

By Karamie Sullivan   The development of the Capital City Stadium property on Assembly Street in Columbia has experienced another delay. The plan for a Kroger grocery store to be built has now changed after Kroger pulled out of the deal about a month ago. According to Bright-Myers, the Atlanta-based contractor for the development, Kroger officials decided not to build…

S.C. Department of Corrections holding Job Fair, Friday

The South Carolina Department of Corrections is holding a Job Fair from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday (July 14.) The SCDC is seeking Cadets ages 18-to-20, and Officers, ages 21-and-up. Also wanted are Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and qualified mental health professionals. Other employment opportunities include food service, administrative, trades specialists and teachers. The Job Fair is…

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….

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…

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.

Man died of smoke inhalation, thermal injuries, says coroner

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died in a house fire at 1323 Lyon Street, Columbia.  The incident occurred late-night Wednesday, between 11 p.m. and midnight. Curtis Leval Hunter, 62, of Lyon Street, was transported from the scene by Richland County EMS to Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital where he died at 12:29 a.m., Thursday.  An autopsy indicated that…

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…

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….

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…

Dorn VA Medical Center holds housing fair to help veterans end homelessness

By Jennifer Scales- Dorn VA Medical Center Public Affairs Veterans arrive and sign-in for the start of the Housing Fair, June 21, sponsored by the Dorn VA Medical Center HUD-VASH. (VA Photo Submitted) Veteran homelessness is an epidemic in South Carolina. But the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center staff stepped up recently to continue the effort to wipe…

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…

Democrat Wendy Brawley defeats Bill Strickland for S.C. House 70 seat

Wendy Brawley defeated Bill Strickland in the race to replace the late representative Joe Neal in the South Carolina legislature. Brawley, a Democrat, got 78 percent of the vote compared to 22 percent for Strickland in Tuesday’s election for the S.C. House District 70 seat. Brawley is the founder of Imara Women’s Magazine. District 70 includes portions of lower Richland and…

Richland County Coroner identifies victim of Friday shooting

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died as a result of a shooting incident that occurred Friday at approximately 4: 20 p.m.  The incident occurred at the intersection of Leesburg and Patterson Roads, Columbia. Deangelo Prometheus Henderson, 20, of Hickory Ridge Road, Columbia, was transported from the scene by Richland County EMS and taken to…

Toby’s Place, for homeless women and children, cuts ribbon with Oliver Gospel Mission

Thanks to the efforts of a community, homeless women and children in the Columbia area now have a new place to stay and to find the help they need. Oliver Gospel Mission celebrated the completion of Toby’s Place with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday. The new facility at 5938 Two Notch Road in Columbia will serve women and children, expanding the…

Columbia City Councilman Sam Davis holding rate change Drop-In, Thursday

Columbia City Councilman Sam Davis is holding a water, sewer, stormwater Rate Change Drop-In Thursday. It begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Eau Claire Print Building, 3907 Ensor Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to learn about the proposed water, sewer, stormwater rate increase. Information will be provided and city staff will be on hand to answer questions. Click…

Columbia Police make arrests in two murder cases

Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook  announced at a Tuesday press conference that two arrests have been made in two murder cases. Floyd Owen and Charles Barhan have been charged with the September 2015 killing of Charles A. Kusko Jr. Barhan is the victim’s nephew. Bouvia Sales has been arrested and charged with the murder of Marlon Butler that occurred in April. Kusko  was…