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Week 5 high school football scores

Bamberg-Ehrhardt 26 Edisto 0 Ben Lippen 55 – Pinewood Prep 21 Brookland-Cayce 28 Gray Collegiate 12 Dutch Fork 67 Westwood 7 Fairfield Central 41 AC Flora 32 Gilbert 48 Dreher 34 Hammond 56 Cardinal Newman 21 Lancaster 27 Lugoff-Elgin 24 Lewisville 42 C.A. Johnson 14 Lexington 41 Irmo 21 North Augusta 34 Strom Thurmond 21 North Myrtle Beach 63 Camden…

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

1/7Golf tournament 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/7Golf tournament 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/7Golf tournament 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/7Golf tournament 4 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/7Golf tournament 5 Show Caption Hide Caption 6/7Golf tournament 6 Show Caption Hide Caption 7/7Golf tournament 7 Show Caption Hide Caption By Karamie Sullivan About 120 people traveled to the Columbia Country…

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…

Columbia Police making progress in Vista multiple shooting investigation, 8 victims, press conference soon

CPD briefing regarding Vista shooting. CPD photo. A Columbia Police report says police are making tremendous progress in the investigation of The Vista shoting incident. “This is a team effort with all hands on deck,” the report said. CPD also says: “We can confirm that there are eight victims at this time. four females four males ranging from stable to critical…

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…

Bluff Road widening complete beside Williams-Brice Stadium in time for Kentucky game

Bluff Road in late August before projects was complete (ColaDaily Photo) University of South Carolina football fans are in for a surprise when they arrive at Williams-Brice Stadium for the first home game. The Gamecocks first home game versus Kentucky is Saturday at 7:30 p.m. As part of a project to increase pedestrian safety and improve traffic flow around the…

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…

Columbia Museum of Art premieres Henri Matisse exhibit

1/4Museum of Art 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Museum of Art 4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Museum of Art Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Museum of Art 3 Show Caption Hide Caption By Karamie Sullivan  Art lovers will soon have the opportunity to view a collection of work by European artist Henri Matisse beginning Friday at the Columbia Museum of Art….

Diablo’s Southwest Grill opens in Columbia

Midlands Media Group photo Diablo’s Southwest Grill, boasting true Southwest flavors, has opened in Columbia. The new location is at 460 Killian Rd. Diablo’s, an Augusta GA based company, opened its doors last Saturday. “Our motto is Fast- Fresh -Authentic and we truly mean it” says Carl Wallace co-founder and culinary direction of Diablo’s. “Customers today demand fresh food served quickly…

It could take SCE&G up to 5 days to restore all power outages

Keller Kissam at SCE&G press conference Tuesday. SCE&G estimates that about 45,000 customers were still without power around midday Tuesday. At about 2 p.m. Tuesday, close to 36,000 still had not gotten their power restored. It could take days to fully restore power in the Midlands, said Keller Kissam, SCE&G’s president of retail operations during a Tuesday press conference in…

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…

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…