Richland County

USC’s Frank Martin still waiting on the status of Silva and Bowen

USC Athletics Department image. Frank Martin has had a busy offseason. The South Carolina Men’s Basketball coach has seen several players transfer, been forced to dismiss a performer slotted to be his starting point guard and watch potentially the Gamecocks two top performers test entering the 2018 National Basketball Association Draft. Martin remains optimistic about the product he’ll put on…

Carolina Wings to open at Main and Washington streets, Wednesday

General Manager Bob Kamphaus Show Caption Hide Caption Carolina Wings 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Carolina Wings 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Carolina Wings 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Carolina Wings Show Caption Hide Caption Karamie Sullivan photo. Fans of the ever-popular southern chicken wing, can soon venture to a new Columbia “wing place.” Carolina Wings is just off of…

1 killed, another injured in Richland County shooting

One person has died and another was wounded after a shooting late Monday night, according to a Richland County Sheriff’s Department report. The shooting took place around 11:15 p.m. in the 800 block of Old Oak Drive. Two victims were found, said the sheriff’s department, and both were shot multiple times. One of the two who was shot, died on…

Secretary of State Mark Hammond’s office wins award for customer service, online filing system

The SC Secretary of State’s Office has won the 2018 International Association of Commercial Administrators (IACA) Merit Award.  The South Carolina Secretary of State (SOS) is pleased to announce that the SOS has won the 2018 International Association of Commercial Administrators (IACA) Merit Award for its Online Business Entities Filing, Search and Document Retrieval System. The IACA Merit Award recognizes…

Coroner identifies 2 men who died in shooting at family gathering

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts released the names of the two men who died in a shooting incident that occurred on Saturday, around 5:20 p.m. The incident took place at 102 Henry Street, Eastover. The two men got into an argument at a family gathering, according to a Richland County Sheriff’s Department source, and shot each other. Woody Allen Goodwin,…

Gamecocks defeat No. 4 Ole Miss, again

USC Athletics photo. The University of South Carolina baseball team scored in double figures in runs for the third straight game and Adam Hill allowed just three hits in six innings as the Gamecocks defeated No. 4 Ole Miss, 11-6, Saturday afternoon at Founders Park. South Carolina has now won three straight SEC series, the first time for the Gamecocks…

Chapin mother says foster children enrich her life

Photo by Karamie Sullivan. According to the S.C. Department of Social Services, more than 4,500 children in South Carolina are in the foster care system. May is national Foster Care Awareness month, and the organization uses this time to shed light on the number of foster families needed for children in the state. One Midlands couple has been fostering children…

USC Baseball Players agree, there’s nothing like a good batting machine

It has taken on a life of its own, it even has a twitter account. What is it? The USC Batting Machine. Since Gamecocks coach Mark Kingston began dictating taking the machine on the road, Carolina’s offense has sky rocketed. “It certainly helped,” said Kingston. Since we got back to that back to the basics approach we’re averaging almost 10…

Kids Day Superhero Challenge is Saturday at Finlay Park

Calling all superheroes! Put your superpowers to the test with a variety of games and activities to challenge your mental and physical strengths at the Kids Day Superhero Challenge on Saturday, May 5 at Finlay Park. This free, fun and interactive event will feature a Tiny Titans Fun Zone, Superhero Training Camp (climbing wall, an obstacle course, relay races, tug-of-war, etc.) &…

NASCAR Legend Rusty Wallace talks economics of Bojangle’s Southern 500, at Governor’s Mansion

Gov. Henry McMaster Show Caption Hide Caption Southern 500 car Show Caption Hide Caption Tharpe, Wallace, Peggy McMaster, Gov. Henry McMaster Show Caption Hide Caption Tharpe Show Caption Hide Caption Tharpe, Wallace, Peggy McMaster, Gov. Henry McMaster. Karamie Sullivan photo.  Gov. Henry McMaster welcomed NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace to the Governor’s Mansion Wednesday afternoon. Wallace came to town…

West Columbia’s Gray Collegiate Boys Basketball team honored at State House, Wednesday

West Columbia’s Gray Collegiate Academy Boys Basketball team won the 2A State Champs State this school year. Coach Dion Bethea, and his team, were invited to the S.C. State House Wednesday, and received a proclamation from the S.C. House of Representatives. “It was a great feeling,” said Bethea, “to hear our name called and hear about our accomplishments. I could…

Happy Hour event at Riverfront Park showcases rare spider lily and beer

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Midlands Gives breaks record with $1,756,332 in donations collected

Breaking its all-time record, the fifth year of Midlands Gives has raised an estimated total of $1,756,332 million dollars via 14,665 individual gifts. (A final total will be released in the coming weeks, after numbers have been reconfirmed.) Featuring 372 participating nonprofits, the 24-hour online giving challenge was hosted by Central Carolina Community Foundation on Tuesday. View the leaderboard of…

Midlands Gives is going on until midnight – link to give included

1/3Midlands Gives at State Museum Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Midlands Gives groups at S.C. State Museum. Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3West Columbia Mayor Bobby Horton – Anna Huffman, PIO representing WC Beautification Foundation Show Caption Hide Caption Midlands Gives is going on until midnight, Tuesday. Give at midlandsgives.org There is a Midlands Give headquarters at the S.C. State Museum in…

Gamecocks claw back in late innings to earn series win at Vandy

USC Athletics Department photo NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For the second time in the series, the University of South Carolina baseball team clawed back from a multi-run deficit, scoring seven runs in the final three innings to earn a 10-9 win over No. 17 Vanderbilt Sunday afternoon (April 29) at Hawkins Field. The Gamecocks earned their second straight conference series win,…

2 separate crashes result in 2 traffic fatalities

One person was killed in Richland County in a collision Saturday night, and another died in a crash on I-26, in Lexington County, early Sunday morning. The Richland County crash occurred on Two Notch Road near Polo Road, according to Lance Cpl. Judd Jones of the SCHP.  The driver of a 2011 Nissan pulled out of a private drive, according…