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

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Vehicle crash causes waterline break, significant damage to portion of Farrow Road, detour in place

A detour is in place, Saturday, on a portion of Farrow Road in Richland County while repairs are made after a City of Columbia waterline was damaged. The waterline was broken in vehicle crash overnight. Significant damage was done to Farrow Road (SC 555) at Pine Wedge Drive, just south of the Town of Blythewood. The South Carolina Department of…

RNE and Westwood split; Lady Cavs get a big win on the road

By Tyler Cupp

Richland Northeast girls hand Westwood its first region loss In a battle of top 5 teams, the No. 4 Lady Cavaliers of Richland Northeast battled back to overcome and defeat the second ranked Westwood Lady Redhawks 61-57 Friday night. It took a buzzer beating three point shot by Kayla Brown in regulation to force overtime and the momentum carried on…

Deputies say man exposed himself to juvenile girl near school

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a man accused of exposing himself to a young girl. The alleged incident occurred at 4 p.m. on last Thursday at a parking lot in the 2200 block of Decker Boulevard. The site of the incident is in proximity to Richland Northeast High School, according to the…

Kershaw County man charged with sexually assaulting 3 children

David Adam Barton-KCDC photo. Kershaw County deputies said David Adam Barton has been arrested for sexually assaulting three children. Barton, 42, is charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor under 11 years of age first degree, and one count of criminal sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 14, third degree. On Jan, 14, deputies said…

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….

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…

Update – Columbia Fire Department responds to fire on Two Notch Road

Crews from the Columbia Fire Department are on the scene of a fire at a commercial building in Richland County. A later report indicated the fire was extinguished. The fire department responded to the fire in the 3100 block of Two Notch Road, according to the Columbia Fire Department. The report was posted before 8 a.m. Friday. According to a…