Lower Richland

Teacher emails link with child porn to co-worker, according to Richland County Sheriff’s Department

Sean Maly, a teacher at Summit Parkway Middle School, was arrested on Friday and is charged with second degree sexual exploitation of a minor. According to a Richland County Sheriff’s Department report, Maly “accidentally” emailed the wrong Internet link to a co-worker.  That link resulted in the discovery of child pornography on Maly’s laptop. Investigators are searching other devices that belong to…

Richland County to repair or replace 30,000 damaged roll carts, beginning Tuesday

Richland County is launching a mission to repair and replace damaged trash and recycle roll carts after an audit of its more than 160,000 receptacles found some were no longer in good working condition. Beginning Tuesday, crews will visit homes and businesses served by Richland County Solid Waste & Recycling to repair or replace about 30,000 damaged roll carts. The…

Ft. Jackson celebrates its 100th birthday with concert party for everyone

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REMINDER – Hunter Hayes, Kellie Pickler playing Ft. Jackson Centennial Celebration, Saturday

Click for website Fort Jackson Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will present a Fort Jackson Centennial Celebration featuring country artists Hunter Hayes and Kellie Pickler, taking place at Hilton Field on Saturday, (June 3.) Gates open at 5:30 p.m. It’s Hunter Hayes’ first time at Fort Jackson. Pickler last performed on post in 2011. The Fort Jackson Centennial Celebration will…

Lexington County man gets life for murdering estranged wife with her 10-year-old daughter present

1/2Rachel Peters Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Sean Peters – Lexington County Detention Center Photo Show Caption Hide Caption Sean Patrick Peters,39, has been sentenced to life in prison for murder. The sentence came after his guilty plea for murder in the shooting death of his wife, Rachel Peters, on December 13, 2015. Eleventh Circuit Chief Administrative Judge Eugene C. Griffith,…

Airport, Brookland-Cayce High Schools buck trend with on-campus graduations

1/2Brookland-Cayce graduation Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Airport graduation. Show Caption Hide Caption Temperatures were comfortable, just above 70 degrees as Airport and Brookland-Cayce High Schools conducted graduation ceremonies. Both graduations were held in the respective school’s football/soccer stadiums. Brookland-Cayce’s graduation was Thursday morning, beginning at 8. Airport’s was Friday morning at 8. While almost every high school in Lexington and…

Riverbanks Zoo’s Conservation Support Fund renamed in honor of retiring Director “Satch” Krantz

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden announced that it is renaming its conservation fund in honor of the Zoo’s retiring President and CEO Palmer Krantz also received the Order of the Palmetto,  awarded by SC Gov. Henry McMaster and presented by U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, SC Sen. Nikki Setzler, SC Rep. James Smith and SC Rep. Beth Bernstein in recognition of Krantz’s lifetime achievements…

Man entices student to leave school, sexually assaults her, according to Lexington County Sheriff’s Department

Jeremy Adam Bowen has been charged with criminal sexual conduct, according to a Lexington County Sheriff Department report.  He allegedly enticed a female student he knew to leave school Wednesday. Investigators said Bowen supplied the girl with drugs and alcohol and sexually assaulted her at a location away from the school. The victim was treated, released from a hospital Wednesday. She…

One person killed, three others injured in Thursday night car crash

One person wail killed, and three others were taken to the hospital after a late-night Thursday car accident in Richland County. SCHP file photo of a nighttime vehicle crash. The wreck occurred around 11:35 p.m. on Legrand Road near Pinnacle, according to Lance Cpl. Matt Southern of the S.C. Highway Patrol. A 2014 Kia Forte was traveling south on Legrand…

Dead man found in house on fire call, was from head trauma, deputies investigating

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died at approximately 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. The person died after being involved in an altercation and a house fire.  The incident occurred at 1741 Morninglo Lane, Columbia, stated Watts. Dante Barksdale, 39, of Morninglo Lane, of Columbia, died at the scene.  An autopsy indicated that the cause of death…

SCE&G encourages preparation as hurricane season opens, 11-to 17 storms predicted

Thursday (June 1) marks the beginning of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, and SC Electric and Gas, in a press release, is encouraging customers to take time to understand hurricane risks, get prepared, make a plan and stay informed. SCE&G President Keller Kissam, with SCE&G Spokesman Eric Boomhower to the left, during Hurricane Matthew preparation press conference in 2016. (ColaDaily Photo) …

Body found in Richland County house after fire call, investigators suspicious

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department said foul play could be involved after a body was found, Wednesday, in a northeast Columbia house that was on fire, according to Sgt. Brittany Jackamonis of the RCSD. The Columbia Fire Department and Richland County EMS responded to a fire at a home in the 1700 block of Morninglo Lane. Deputies responded around noon after…

Woman, child who died in fiery Bluff Road car crash identified, another taken to burn center

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the names of the two individuals who died as a result of a single-vehicle collision that occurred Monday evening at 6 p.m. in the 8200 Block of Bluff Road, in Gadsden. Angela Theresa Ravenell, 36, of Moore Lane, Gadsden, was the driver of a vehicle that left the road, collided with a tree and…

Columbia city pools a big splash on first day

1/3Columbia Swimming 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Columbia Swimming 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Columbia Swimming 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Summer officially begins June 21, but on a sunny Saturday with the temperature hovering near 90, Columbia got the season started early by opening the city’s pools and splash pads. Opening day at Columbia’s pools and splash pads (Allen…

SCDOT installs USC-W Basketball National Championship signs

USC Photo Contributed The South Carolina Department of Transportation installed the first of 15 state highway signs, Friday, recognizing South Carolina’s 2017 Women’s Basketball National Championship. The initial sign went up at southbound SC 277 near the Harden Street Extension intersections with the others going up at Welcome Centers near the South Carolina border and at several other locations around…

Ridge View High’s Dasya’ Young has not missed day of school in 12 years

Dasya’ Young (Photo Submitted) Ridge View High School senior Dasya’ Young hasn’t missed a day of school in 12 years. The South Carolina Department of Education is recognizing her for perfect attendance from first-through-twelfth- grade. Dasya’ says her mother has been her personal alarm clock and made sure she had everything she needed before arriving to school. “I take attendance…

Trooper David Jones says Highway Patrol to be out in force for Memorial Day weekend

The Memorial Day weekend is upon us, bringing a day off and lots of festivities. Have fun say law enforcement authorities, but don’t be dangerous. Lance Cpl. David Jones of the S.C. Highway Patrol spoke to Tyler Ryan of the Dude Radio, Thursday. He said if you drink, do not drive. “Don’t even go into a function to have a…

Gamecocks stay alive in SEC Baseball Tournament with power explosion

By Chandler Mack The Gamecock baseball team’s  NCAA Tournament hopes are still alive after a convincing victory over the Missouri Tigers Thursday afternoon. Alex Destino. (Chandler Mack Graphic) Led by freshman Carlos Cortes, junior Alex Destino, and senior Wil Crowe,  the Gamecocks were able to defeat the Tigers 10-2, advancing to the next round of the SEC Tournament, being played in Hoover Alabama. Destino…

Tornado has touched down, more rain predicted too

NWS graphic A tornado touched down near Saluda just before 3 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. And tornado watch has been issued for the Midlands for Wednesday afternoon, until 6 p.m. Strong storms are also forecast for Richland and Lexington counties, and many other Midlands counties. The tornado watch, issued by the National Weather Service at 11 a.m.   Thunderstorms…

Columbia’s city pools, splash pads open Memorial Day weekend

Columbia Parks and Recreation Photo The City of Columbia swim season will begin on Saturday, for Maxcy Gregg Pool, Greenview Pool and spray pools/splash pads, the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department announced. Both Maxcy Gregg Pool and Greenview Pool will open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on opening day and from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, May 28. Both pools…

Richland One school district’s high school graduation ceremonies begin Wednesday, until Friday

1/2Graduation Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Parking Show Caption Hide Caption Richland One school district’s high school graduation ceremonies begin Wednesday morning. Ceremonies will continue until Friday, at the Colonial Life Arena, 801 Lincoln Street. The Richland One Evening High School Program’s graduation ceremony will be held Friday at 4 p.m. in the Olympia Learning Center auditorium, 621 Bluff Road. The Richland One…

Flash flood watch issued until Thursday

ColaDaily file photo. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Richland and Lexington counties. And a flash flood warning is in effect until 5 p.m. Monday. Rain began afternoon Monday, and has been heavy at times.  The flash flood watch includes all Midlands counties. The flood watch does not expire until Thursday morning. Heavy rain and strong winds…

State’s unemployment rate hits record low in April

The unemployment rate in Richland County fell to 3.5 percent in April from 3.9 percent in March. In Lexington County, the unemployment rate fell to 3 percent from 3.4 percent in March. Lexington County was tied with Charleston County for the state’s lowest unemployment rate. Richland County ranked 13th of the state’s 46 counties.  The data was released by the…

Main Street Mile, Fun Run Friday night, Governor’s Cup is Saturday morning

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HUD allocates additional $7.3 million to Richland County for flood recovery

The federal government is providing an additional $7.254 million to Richland County to help with flood recovery efforts. ColaDaily file photo The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced Thursday it is providing $163 million in additional funding to several states struggling to rebuild after natural disasters struck in 2015 and 2016, including Texas, Florida, Louisiana and North…