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Brookland-Cayce goes to Dillon Friday to play for Lower State crown in football

GoFlashWin.com photo. Click for link With a win over No. 1 seed Timberland Friday, Brookland-Cayce earned a chance to go to Dillon to take on the undefeated Wildcats (13-0.) It’s a showdown for the 3A Lower State championship, and a chance to play for the state crown. The same two teams played for the Lower State top spot last year,…

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…

SC Grown Tailgate for Clemson at USC football game hosted by S.C. Department of Agriculture

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) invites Carolina and Clemson fans to the annual Certified SC Grown Tailgate at Gamecock Village on Saturday from 3 – 7 p.m. before the Palmetto Series football match-up. “Whether you’re cheering for the Gamecocks or the Tigers, we can all agree on supporting our local farms and farmers,” said Commissioner Hugh Weathers. “The Certified SC…

JT’s Automotive Group donates $100,000 to Salvation Army at Christmas Campaign Kickoff

JT and Mary Gandolfo and Major Henry Morris. The Salvation Army of the Midlands held it’s Annual Christmas Campaign Kickoff Event on Monday. The event started with a performance by the Heathwood Hall Episcopal Upper School concert choir. JT and Mary Gandolfo presented The Salvation Army of the Midlands with a check of $100,000. JT Gandolfo regularly volunteers with The…

Columbia teen killed in Tuesday evening collision

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released  the name of the individual who died Tuesday night after being involved in a motor vehicle collision. The incident  occurred at approximately 7 p.m. at the intersection of Farrow Road at Bendale Drive, Columbia. Cameron Scott, 17, of Heron Drive, Columbia, was an unrestrained back seat passenger.  Scott was pronounced dead at the scene.  An…

USC President Harris Pastides issues statement as family deals with tragic death of student

David Newell,, USC student, Facebook photo. Message from Dr. Harris Pastides, University of South Carolina  president.  Last week, we lost a member of the Carolina family—a promising young man whose life was needlessly cut short due to injuries sustained when a truck collided with his moped. The driver of the truck, a former Carolina student himself, had been drinking and…

Local chefs turn their talents toward turkey at Thanksgiving

Terra Chef and Owner Mike Davis. Some of the best food around can be found in our local restaurants. And as Thanksgiving nears, the chefs who spend the year feeding their clientele, turn homeward. Not only is cooking their work, it’s a labor of love for their families. Terra’s Chef and Owner Mike Davis moved to moved to Charleston, after…

Saluda Shoals “Sleigh Bell Trot” kicks off holiday light display

1/6Dressed to kiclk off the season Show Caption Hide Caption 2/6Friends from Lexington Show Caption Hide Caption 3/6Lights 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/6Lights 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/6Lights Show Caption Hide Caption 6/6More lights Show Caption Hide Caption Lexington runners By Karamie Sullivan About 700 people came to Saluda Shoals Park Tuesday night in festive holiday attire to…

Will Muschamp says Tigers have a “really good football team” at pre-Clemson press conference, Tuesday

USC enters the field during 2001 versus Wofford, Saturday. ColaDaily photo.  Transcript of USC head football coach Will Muschamp’s pre-Clemson press conference, from the USC Athletics Department. Opening Statement “We’ve got Clemson here at Williams Brice at 7:30. Looking forward to one of the great rivalries in all of college football. We’re certainly playing much better and coaching much better…

Cayce-West Columbia Parade of Lights is Dec. 9, starts in Cayce this year

By Karamie Sullivan The residents of Cayce and West Columbia will soon be heading out with their lawn chairs and blankets to grab a spot to view the Greater Cayce – West Columbia Holiday Parade of Lights. The parade is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 9. But there is a change from previous years. This year, the route will…

Columbia Fire rescues cats from burning house

CPD photos. The Columbia Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire call Monday. It was in the 1600 block of Gamewell Drive. There were no injuries reported by the CFD. The fire was extinguished. No one was in the residence at the time of the fire, according to the CFD, but several cats were rescued. Three cats and one…

S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis awards winners of Facebook Future Scholar Sweepstakes

State Treasurer Curtis Loftis has announced the winners of the privately funded Future Scholar Holler Facebook Sweepstakes. To enter the sweepstakes parents across the state were asked to post a photo on Facebook of their child sporting USC or Clemson gear with the hashtag “#FutureScholarHoller” for a chance to win $529 in college savings; and a football prize pack. The…

Lexington Two principal selected as finalist for 2018 SC Middle Level Principal of the Year Award

Megan Carrero, principal, Fulmer MIddle School. By Dawn Kujawa A Lexington Two principal has been selected as a finalist for 2018 SC Middle Level Principal of the Year Award. Megan Carrero, principal at Fulmer MIddle School, was one of two finalists selected by the SC Association of School Administrators. Finalists will interview with a panel of business, community, and education…

Woodfield Systems USA, Inc. opening operations in Richland County, to create 50 Jobs

Woodfield Systems USA, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of bulk liquid and gas handling equipment, is locating a new manufacturing center in Richland County. With a capital investment of $1.5 million, the company is expected to create 50 new jobs. Woodfield Systems USA is a wholly-owned entity of India-based Woodfield Systems International, a premier design, manufacturing and sales organization, providing…

Lexington Police Department’s Toys for Tots campaign begins Monday

The annual Toys for Tots “Fill the MRAP” campaign begins on Monday, and it will continue over the next three weeks with donation events scheduled at Kmart, Target, Walmart and Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. As in years past, the objective for this year’s Toys for Tots campaign will be to fill the Lexington Police Department Emergency Services Team (E.S.T.) MRAP vehicle…

Coroner identifies Columbia man who was shot to death

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name the name of the individual who died after a shooting incident Saturday evening. The incident took place on Mountain Brook Drive, Columbia. Beethoven Romain, 29, of Ulmer Road, Columbia, was transported from the scene  by Richland County EMS to Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital where he died at 10:14 p.m., Saturday.  An…

Cayce woman identified as homicide victim, Cayce Public Safety investigating

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a homicide that occurred just before 1 a.m. on Sunday. The incident occurred in the 1700 block of Stahl Street in Cayce. According to Fisher, Marquita Latasha Mobley, 33, of Cayce was pronounced dead at the scene as the result of apparent gunshot wounds. An autopsy has been scheduled for…