Blythewood

Woman killed in crash, man arrested for felony DUI

Kershaw County Coroner David West has identified a woman who was killed in a car crash early Saturday morning. Maggie Ann Long, 38, of Bishopville was traveling north on on U.S. 1 and Malvern Hill Drive, near Camden, when her Toyota SUV was struck from behind. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident occurred around 3:55 a.m. Two passengers…

Woman dies after being hit by train in Elgin

A pedestrian died in Kershaw County Wednesday, after being hit by a train. Kershaw County 911 received a call at 1:14 p.m. from CSX Railroad regarding a train that had struck a pedestrian trying to cross the train track, according to Kershaw County Coroner David West. The incident occurred near Kelly Lane in Elgin. West identified the woman killed as…

Westwood High student wins Blythewood Chamber scholarship

Abby Daniel-Perez awarded Blythewood chamber scholarship Show Caption Hide Caption Abby Daniel-Perez with parents Araceli Perez and Alejandro Daniel Show Caption Hide Caption Cow Patty Bingo winners Show Caption Hide Caption Blythewood chamber meeting at Doko Manor Show Caption Hide Caption Abigail Daniel-Perez speaking to crowd. Jeanne Reynolds photos. Abigail Daniel-Perez is the first person in her family to graduate…

Construction project on Killian Road to cause delays beginning Monday

Motorists in Northeast Richland can expect delays. The SCDOT will begin a six-week long construction project to the repair the bridge on Killian Road and I-77. Work is scheduled to start Monday night. Traffic in just one lane will be allowed for westbound drivers on parts of Killian Road. The closed lanes will start at Killian Crossing and end after…

14-and-15 year-old face charge of kidnapping involving female teen

Two juveniles have been arrested on several charges including kidnapping and armed robbery, according to Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott. The teens — a 14-year-old and 15-year-old — are facing charges of armed robbery, kidnapping, first-degree burglary, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and petit larceny. Around 9:45 a.m., on Wednesday, Richland County Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports…

Woman found dead at Camden Walmart is identified

Kershaw County Coroner David West has identified the woman found shot at Camden Walmart, Wednesday.  He said Melissa Watson Hopkins, 54, of the Kershaw area was the woman found. She was employed at Walmart. Kershaw County 911 received a call at 1:59 p.m. Wednesday that a woman in a car at the Walmart parking lot appeared to be sick. When EMS arrived…

Doko Rodeo brings bull-riding action to Blythewood

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Teacher on leave after altercation with student

RVHS – Richland 2 photo A Richland County Sheriff’s Department School Resource Officer responded to an altercation involving a teacher and 15-year-old student at Ridge View High School at approximately 1 pm Tuesday afternoon. Afterward, the teacher was placed on administrative leave. No other students or staff were involved in the incident. Richland School District Two administrators are also investigating…

2 from Columbia found dead in Camden

The Camden Police Department is investigating after two people were found dead in Camden Wednesday. The deceased have been identified as Josephine Barton and Kovac Bynum, according to Kershaw County Coroner David West. . Kershaw County 911 received a call at 11:31 a.m. after shots were fired in the 300 block of Diceys Ford Road. Officers arrived and found the…

S.C. Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Games start Tuesday in Lexington

Blythewood pitcher Landon Lucas and head coach Banks Faulkner. Thomas Grant Jr. photo. The annual S.C. Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Games will take place Tuesday and Wednesday at Lexington High School. The two-day event will feature six contests, including two North vs. South Select contests which will serve as nightcaps. Representing the South Select teams are Caleb Speedy (A.C. Flora),…

Clemson Road lane closings, traffic delays, beginning Monday

Clemson Road. Starting Monday, motorists who regularly travel Clemson Road in Northeast Richland County are encouraged to seek alternate routes to avoid daylong lane closures related to road construction in the area. Lane closures will occur from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Richland County transportation officials anticipate significant traffic delays the entire week as crews work to…

New trackable, temporary S.C. license plates designed to cut down on forgeries

Beginning Wednesday, motorists may notice a new type of temporary license plate on South Carolina roads, which ties a newly-purchased vehicle to its owner. The SC Department of Motor Vehicles announced the change, Wednesday. Prior to the passage of Senate Bill 1083 in 2018, a temporary license plate placed on the back of a vehicle simply included an expiration date…

Medical center, restaurants join northeast Columbia building boom

Aerial view of Lexington Medical Center site Show Caption Hide Caption Blythewood chamber meeting crowd Show Caption Hide Caption Andy DeLage speaks at Blythewood chamber meeting Show Caption Hide Caption Andy DeLage, Richland County planning Show Caption Hide Caption Site of Lexington Medical Center facility Show Caption Hide Caption Bee Safe storage under construction Show Caption Hide Caption Jeanne Reynolds…

Blythewood takes game one of state final in extra innings

Blythewood players celebrate after Zach Bailes’ walkoff RBI infield single in the bottom ninth. Thomas Grant Jr. photos. The loud sounds of thunder reverberated at Blythewood High School baseball stadium Saturday during extra innings Game 1 of the S.C. High School League Class 5A final. Before the arriving storm, Zach Bailes calmly hit a walkoff RBI infield single in the…

Planet Fitness opens on Clemson Road in northeast Columbia

Barbell racks Show Caption Hide Caption Stretching & core area Show Caption Hide Caption Express workout zone Show Caption Hide Caption Relaxation zone Show Caption Hide Caption Lobby Show Caption Hide Caption Treadmills Show Caption Hide Caption Jeanne Reynolds photos. The Midlands’ newest Planet Fitness location opened this week at 2110 Clemson Road in The Crossings shopping center in northeast…

Blythewood baseball team heads to state championship

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Palmetto Pediatric now open in Blythewood

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Blythewood Farmers Market opens for the season

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Blythewood names 11-year-old Poet Laureate

Blythewood Poet Laureate Sara Corn with her award. Jeanne Reynolds photos. Blythewood capped a month-long celebration of poetry Tuesday evening by naming its first Poet Laureate: Sara Corn, an 11-year-old fifth-grader at the Center for Knowledge North. Corn’s poem was selected by Bravo Blythewood in its annual poetry contest that honors the life and legacy of J. Gordon Coogler (1865-1901)….

S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis visits Summit Parkway Middle, Janet Price is Financial Educator of the Year

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South Carolina filmmakers take spotlight at Doko Film Fest in Blythewood

DOKO 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Luke Evans accepts his Best Film award Show Caption Hide Caption Westwood High School Auditorium Show Caption Hide Caption DOKO 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Oscar winner Michelle Eisenreich Show Caption Hide Caption Luke Evans accepts his Best Film Award. Jeanne Reynolds photos. Westwood High School in northeast Columbia literally rolled out the red…