Lower Richland

Former head of Richland County’s Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center will return to the job

Nearly a year after resigning as head of Richland County’s Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center, Ronaldo Myers will return to the post he held for 13 years leading the nearly 1,150-bed facility on Bluff Road. County Administrator Gerald Seals informed members of the Richland County Council of the decision this week. Myers, currently serving as head of a regional jail…

Line up for high school basketball’s ‘Weekend of Champions’ is set, by Tyler Cupp

Tyler Cupp has contributed to ESPN radio and multiple other stations in Columbia covering High School and state sports in SC.Since 2007. Tyler has covered State Championships and Tournaments in SC for wrestling, baseball, basketball, softball, and football. He is the play by play voice of the Lugoff-Elgin Demons for WPUB radio in Kershaw County. The South Carolina high school…

High school basketball championship games filled with Midlands teams

GoFlashWin.com photo – Click for link 11 Midlands teams playing in championship games this weekend. It’s the Upper and Lower State championships this weekend in high school basketball. And eleven teams from the Midlands area will try to punch their ticket to Colonial Life Arena for the Weekend of Champions next month. From familiar teams, to programs making history, this…

Dense fog advisory issued by the NWS until 10 a.m. – with photos

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Richland, Lexington County, municipal offices closed Monday for President’s Day

City of West Columbia graphics Richland County Government offices will close Monday, Feb. 19 in observance of Presidents Day. The County landfill and Lower Richland Drop-off facility will close Monday and will return to a regular schedule on Tuesday. Curbside trash and recycle collections will be unaffected and will operate on their normal schedules Monday. The County’s Jim Hamilton-L.B. Owens…

Lifesaving grant awarded to Columbia Fire for 500 smoke, carbon monoxide alarms

Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins – CFD photo. A grant will provide smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to senior citizens in Hopkins. The Columbia Fire Department announced, Thursday, the award of a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation for $7,885.00. This grant was used to purchase 300 smoke and 200 carbon monoxide alarms that will be distributed…

Richland County Sheriff’s Foundation’s Oyster Roast and Pig Pickin’ is March 3

The Richland County Sheriff’s Foundation kicks off the Inaugural Oyster Roast and Pig Pickin’ on Saturday, March 3.  It’s at Hay Hill Events, 1625 Bluff Road. Don’t miss this festive and entertaining event featuring the Blue Dogs. Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com The cost is $55 per-person for ALL YOU CAN EAT with beverages included. The Richland County Sheriff’s Foundation is a…

AC Flora knocks off LE in first round plus playoffs at a glance

AC Flora GoFlashWin.com photo- click for link On Wednesday night in Forest Acres, the AC Flora Falcons used defense and and quickness to run by the Lugoff-Elgin Demons 67-52. In the first round of the 4A basketball playoffs, the 6th ranked Falcons only trailed once and that was after the first basket of the game. They then jumped out to…

Camden sweeps Chester, plus hoops scores and notes from Friday

By Tyler Cupp

Photo by Jack Crayne It was a clean sweep for the Camden Bulldog basketball programs as the girls and boys both defeated the visiting Chester Cyclones Friday night. Both games were huge in region 4-3A play. For the boys, first place was on the line as both squads entered the night locked at 4-1 in conference play. The Bulldogs routed…

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin talks about a bright 2018 in his “State of the City” address

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2017 has highest number of closed home sales ever recorded in South Carolina

Mungo Homes photo South Carolina REALTORS® released its 2017 annual market report for the state, Monday. The report shows 2017 as a record-setting year for closed sales at 83,570. It’s the highest number of closed sales ever recorded in the state. There were 12,780 total closed sales, up 4.7 percent, in Greater Columbia. The Greater Columbia area includes Lexington County….

S.C. State Museum Roadshow brings out the artifacts and the curious

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Winter Weather Advisory issued for Richland and Lexington counties

NWS-Columbia graphic. There is a prediction for “wintry precipitation” at several locations in South Carolina, Wednesday. And the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Richland and Lexington counties, in addition to Kershaw, Edgefield, Columbia, McCormick, Newberry, Fairfield, Saluda and Lee counties. the advisory is in effect from 2 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. The advisory means…

Students pitch in to help Hudson’s Heroes Tackle Hunger for Harvest Hope Food Bank

1/4Hudsons Heroes Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Hudsons Heroes 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Hudsons Heroes 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Hudsons Heroes 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Early on a Saturday morning of a long weekend, one might expect high school students to be still in bed. This Saturday, though, more than 100 teens from 10 local high schools were…

SCANA says it pays $82 million in property taxes in Richland, Lexington counties

SCANA Corporation and its subsidiaries paid South Carolina counties more than $209 million in property taxes for property assessed in 2017. SCANA announced the amount in a press release, Thursday. Lexington County received the largest payment, more than $41.8 million, followed by Richland County with more than $40.3 million. “These funds are essential to the counties throughout the state,” said…

1 person killed in Hopkins shooting, another hospitalized

A Richland County Coroner’s Office employee was killed in a shooting Tuesday and a county refuge control employee was wounded. The shooting happened during an argument in the 1500 block of Clarkson Road in Hopkins. According to a Richland County Sheriff Department’s report the shooting took place around 12:30 p.m. on the outside of a home. Residents of the area…

Richland County residents encouraged to apply for boards, committees

From Richland County Public Information officer Richland County residents can take active roles with local government by applying to serve on one of several boards, committees and commissions. “We value the input, consideration, recommendations and time and energy our board and committee members bring to the table,” said Richland County Council Chair Joyce Dickerson, District 2. “Serving on one of…

Columbia, West Columbia, Lexington, Richland County offices closed Monday for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

City of Columbia offices will be closed in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan.15 All recycling, garbage & yard waste pickup will remain on regular schedule during this holiday. Richland County Government offices will close Monday, Jan. 15 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The County’s C&D Landfill and Lower Richland Drop-off…

Mothers plan for March’s Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Gala

Mary Rickman and her husband Jay are this year’s recipients of the Living and Giving Award. By Karamie Sullivan There are three Lexington women who are passionate about funding for type one diabetes research. And they are doing everything they can to help find a cure for this autoimmune disease. These women are: Mary Rickman, Amber Bland, and Beth McCrary….

Coroner identifies victim of Friday’s Bluff Road collision

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died Friday in a multi-vehicle collision in the 5700 block of Bluff Road, Hopkins.  The incident occurred at 5:53 p.m. Howard Victor Henderson, III, 20 of Sulton Johnson Drive, Hopkins was the unrestrained driver of his vehicle and he died at the scene.  An autopsy indicated the cause…

American Pickers looking for leads in South Carolina – contact info.

American Pickers, Mike and Frank want to pick in S.C. – American Pickers photo. Mike and Frank from The History Channel show American Picker are coming to the south, and South Carolina, this winter. The picking team is in search of picks, warm weather, and Southern hospitality. In addition to South Carolina, the pickers will be in Georgia and Florida…

Richland One schools on a 2-hour delay Thursday, others on normal schedule

NWS graphic Richland One will operate on a two-hour delayed start schedule for students Thursday. Richland School District Two will operate on a normal schedule on Thursday, January 4. Lexington County School District One schools will operate on a normal schedule Thursday. Lexington School District Two will operate on a normal schedule Thursday. Lexington-Richland 5, on regular schedule Thursday.

Snow expected in Columbia, advisory issued

NWS-Columbia Image The National Weather Service has revised its winter weather advisories to include Richland and Lexington counties, until 10 p.m. Forecasts call for snow to begin to fall around 2 p.m. and it could be more than an inch, locally. The winter weather advisory is in effect for Aiken, Kershaw, and Fairfield Counties, too. A Winter Weather Advisory for…

Richland 1 schools dismissing early because of snow possibility

Due to the forecast for severe weather and as a safety precaution, Richland One schools will dismiss students early Wednesday. Elementary schools will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. Middle schools will dismiss at 1 p.m. High schools will dismiss at 12:15 p.m. In addition to the early school dismissals, the following Richland One programs and activities are canceled for Wednesday: All after-school programs, including after-school child care,…

SCE&G has 1,000-plus employees to respond to weather-related power outages

SCE&G image From SCE&G Forecasts call for freezing rain, sleet and snow for most of SCE&G’s service territory Wednesday and through the evening. SCE&G announced that it has 1,000-plus company and contract employees prepared to respond, as ice can cause tree limbs to break, sometimes taking power lines and meter boxes down with them. Report outages at 1-888-333-4465 or via…