Richland County

American Red Cross assisting family in West Columbia after fire

American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting a family whose home, located on Greenfields Road, was damaged by a fire Sunday morning. The Lexington County Fire Department responded to the blaze. The Red Cross is helping five adults and three children by providing financial assistance for food, clothing, lodging and other essentials, and comfort kits containing personal hygiene items. In…

Fat Tuesday arrived Saturday at the Columbia Mardi Gras Festival

1/4Mardi Gras 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Mardi Gras 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Mardi Gras 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Mardi Gras Show Caption Hide Caption Fat Tuesday arrived on Saturday in Columbia’s Rosewood neighborhood, as hundreds gathered to laissez les bons temps rouler (let the good times roll) at the Columbia Mardi Gras Festival. It was hosted by the…

Gamecock men lose to Florida

USC Athletics Department photo. Florida came to Columbia Saturday and left with a 65-41 win over South Carolina. It was the Gamecocks fifth straight loss. The Gators (17-8, 8-4 SEC) crushed the Gamecocks (13-12, 4-8) at Colonial Life Arena by dominating in the paint. Florida’s defense blocked eight shots in the first half, racing to a 21-point lead at halftime. South…

1 dead in Richland County car crash early Saturday

One person was killed in a single-car accident early Saturday. The crash occurred on Skyland Drive, near Normandy Road, at about 2:20 a.m., according to Lance Cpl. Matt Southern of the S.C. Highway Patrol. The driver of a 2003 Buick LeSabre was trawling south on Skyland and ran off the right side of the road, and hit a tree.  The…

Woman involved in hit-and-run moped collision has died

The female involved in a moped accident on Thursday, has died as a result of her injuries, according to a Columbia Police Department report. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts is expected to  announce the name of the woman, Saturday. Original story below Officers with the Columbia Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit are investigating a life-threatening hit and run incident involving…

Former Lexington Rep. Rick Quinn to be sentenced Monday

Rep. Rick Quinn S.C. House Photo Former Lexington Rep. Rick Quinn is scheduled to be sentenced at 9:30 a.m. Monday in a Beaufort courtroom. Quinn pleaded guilty to charges in an investigation of corruption at the South Carolina Statehouse. Circuit Judge Carmen Mullen is set to sentence Quinn. Quinn pleaded guilty to misconduct in office in December. Mullen delayed sentencing…

Lexington County Man sentenced to 22 years after voluntary manslaughter plea

Marion Wade Frye, Jr. Marion Wade Frye, Jr., a 31-year old Lexington County man, was sentenced this week to 22 years in prison for the shooting death of Joshua Prine, age 27. The shooting occurred  in the Red Bank area in 2015. The trial began on Monday and during the middle of the trial, prior to the state resting its case,…

Columbia Police investigating life-threatening hit and run involving moped

Officers with the Columbia Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit are investigating a life-threatening hit and run incident involving a moped. Two passengers (54-year-old male and 58-year-old female) were hit from behind by a vehicle, possibly a dark GMC Yukon shortly after 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the 3400 block of Two Notch Road. The suspect driver and/or passengers did not stop…

Gamecock women get win over Alabama

The South Carolina women’s basketball team defeated Alabama 79-66, Thursday night. The Gamecocks (19-5, 8-3 SEC) shot 67 percent in the first half to build a 15-point lead. The win over the Crimson Tide (14-10, 4-7 SEC) was much-needed.  The Gamecocks were coming off losses to the nation’s top two teams, No. 1 UConn and No. 2 Mississippi State. USC …

Richland County Sheriff’s Department searching for missing 16-year-old

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is requesting the community’s assistance in locating a missing person. The Sheriff states that Lauren Floyd was last seen on Saturday, Feb. 3, at a residence off Broad River Road. Lauren has not been in contact with her family since Friday, Jan. 26, 2018; this has caused great concerned and is very uncharacteristic of Lauren. Lauren is described…

USC head football Coach Will Muschamp says Gamecocks “got better” on National Signing Day

USC head football Coach Will Muschamp (USC Athletics image.) Comments from Will Muschamp’s National Signing Day Press Conference – from Wednesday.  Opening Statement… “We got better today, and I’ll say the same thing every year: we’ll know about this class in two or three years. At the end of the day, football is a developmental game, and the recruiting process…

Columbia Fireflies hosting a job fair, to fill about 300 seasonal positions, Feb. 24

The Columbia Fireflies will be hosting a job fair at Spirit Communications Park on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The team is looking to fill approximately 300 seasonal and part-time positions for the upcoming season. “On a day-to-day basis, we have more than 250 game day employees that help to make the experience at Spirit Communications…

4 Gamecocks to participate in NFL Combine

USC Athletics graphic Four South Carolina Gamecocks are slated to participate in the 2018 NFL Combine in Indianapolis.  The combine begins Feb. 27 and runs until March 5. Players selected to attend the combine are: ▪ linebacker Skai Moore ▪ cornerback Jamarcus King ▪ tight end Hayden Hurst ▪ defensive tackle Taylor Stallworth  

Funeral service for homeless veteran Dennis Reidy will include military honors

The Lexington County Coroner’s Office announced Tuesday that the funeral service for Mr. Dennis Reidy, the homeless U.S. Veteran recently found deceased in Lexington, has been scheduled. Mr. Reidy’s funeral, with military honors, will take place at noon on February 23, at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. the coroner’s office said Steve Goulet of American Legion Post 193 has been instrumental…

Gamecock men lose to Razorbacks

Arkansas ended a two-game losing streak with an 81-65 win over South Carolina, Tuesday night. The Razorbacks (16-8, 5-6 Southeastern Conference), who entered the game having lost six of their last 10 games after opening the season 11-2. The Razorbacks scored 26 points off 18 turnovers by the Gamecocks (13-11, 4-7.) USC shot only 41.2-percent (21 of 51) from the…

The USC football spring game is March 31

Click to enlarge The University of South Carolina’s 2018 football spring game will start at noon on March 31. An ESPN TV schedule, listing USC’s spring game with others in the SEC, was Tweeted Tuesday morning by LSUfootball.net. The times shown on the graphic are central time. The Gamecocks’ spring game will be broadcast on the SEC Network.

Elton John Farewell Tour ticket sale begins Thursday

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