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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…

Richland Library, Lexington County offices closed Monday because of weather

Richland Library As the state of South Carolina braces for impact from Hurricane Irma, Richland Library announces all locations are closed Monday. due to inclement weather conditions. The safety and welfare of customers is our first concern. Richland Library staff made the decision based on: Weather predictions from the National Weather Service Updates from the South Carolina Emergency Management Division…

Richland 2 cancels school and closes offices Monday  

Richland School District Two is canceling school on Monday, September 11. Richland County Government has declared a state of emergency for our county ahead of the impact of Hurricane Irma in our area. As of the latest forecast on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, tropical-storm force winds could affect our area throughout the day Monday. Sustained high winds can produce un-safe travel…

Hurricane Irma center tracking west of Midlands, winds could begin Sunday night or Monday

The latest National Hurricane Center forecast track for Hurricane Irma has the center of the storm going west of Lexington and Richland counties. According to the National Weather Service in Columbia, tropical storm force winds – that would be up to 45 mph- could begin as early as Sunday night, but more likely Monday into Monday night, based on the…

Spring Valley defeats Sumter to go to 4-0 – Week 3 High School Football Preview

By Tyler Cupp Spring Valley – GoFlashWin.com Photo- click for link There’s an old saying that the biggest adjustment teams make are between the first and second games of the season. While that may be true, many teams are still finding their identity still, through the first 4 games. Whether it be on offense, defense or as a whole there…

As Irma nears, SC Gov. Henry McMaster declares ‘state of emergency’

Governor Henry McMaster on Wednesday issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency Irma And, along with the S.C. Emergency Management Division, McMaster is urging South Carolinians to prepare for the possibility of Hurricane Irma impacting the state. The executive order enables all state agencies to coordinate resources in preparation for Hurricane Irma, which is currently a category five hurricane….

Cops and Lobsters going on at Two Notch Red Lobster, to benefit Special Olympics SC

1/3Cops and Lobsters Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Cops and Lobsters 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3To help Special Olympics Show Caption Hide Caption Sheriff Leon Lott with Special Olympian Travis Lutheran. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott and the sheriff’s department is inviting you to support Cops and Lobsters. It benefits Special Olympics South Carolina. The Sheriff said that deputies will…

Charter NEX Films establishing new Richland County manufacturing operations, with 110 new jobs

Charter NEX Films is locating new specialty film manufacturing operations in Richland County. The project is expected to bring $85 million of capital investment and lead to the creation of more than 110 new jobs. Charter NEX Films is one of North America’s leading independent producers of high-performance specialty films used in flexible packaging and other critical performance applications. With…

SCDOT to host “Reasonable Alternatives Public Information Meeting” on I-20/26/126 Corridor project, Sept. 19

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) invites the public to attend the upcoming Reasonable Alternatives Public Information Meeting to provide feedback on improvements for “Malfunction Junction” through the Carolina Crossroads I-20/26/126 Corridor Project. The purpose of the meeting is to present and solicit comments from the public on the Reasonable Alternatives that will move forward in the Draft Environmental…

Gamecocks prove experts wrong, defeat NC State in football opener

Deebo Samuel had three TDs. (USC Athletics Graphic Use permitted) South Carolina held a lead all day long over NC State in a game played in Charlotte to open the college football season. It was the Belk Kickoff game at Bank of America Stadium. USC won 35-28, despite being on the small side of the statistical sheet. NC State had…

Recap of Week 2 high school football games

By Tyler Cupp Student section at the Fort Dorchester-Dutch Fork game. GoFlashWin.com photo – Click for link WEEK 2 RECAP OF HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL From games with national exposure to teams on the rise. There was plenty to look into from a very intriguing Week 2 of high school football. Here were a few results that jumped out from this…

Fort Dorchester defeats Dutch Fork, Lexington beats BC in 2OTs – Week 2 high school football scores

Ft. Dorchester at Dutch Fork. GoFlashWin Photos – click for link Andrew Jackson 46, W.W. King 8 Cardinal Newman 21, Trinity-Byrnes 20 Christ School (NC) 41, Heathwood Hall 14 Columbia 55, C.A. Johnson 6 Edisto 32, Eau Claire 14 Faith Christian 48, Providence Athletic Club 12 Fort Dorchester 41, Dutch Fork 25 Gilbert 44, River Bluff 16 Hammond 35, Laurence…

Columbia Police investigate armed robbery at Arthur State Bank

Columbia Police investigators are releasing surveillance pictures of a male suspect accused of stealing money on September 1 from Arthur State Bank located at 1700 Gervais Street in an effort to identify him. The suspect was armed with a gun, which he presented to a teller before demanding money. He fled the scene in a red pick-up truck. No one…

Preview of Week 2 of high school football games, with schedule of Midlands games

By Tyler Cupp Week 2 of the High School Football season brings its fair share of intrigue, and now the added threat of incoming severe weather it becomes all the more interesting. A slew of games in the area have been moved to Thursday. Fort Dorchester at Dutch Fork (Friday at 7:30) This undoubtedley is the main event this upcoming…

Hampton-Preston Mansion’s bicentennial is nearing, upgrades being planned

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16-year-old missing since Wednesday, has been found

A 16-year-old female missing since Wednesday, has been found, according to an update from the Cayce Department of Public Safety. On Monday, the Cayce Department of Public Safety is requesting the public’s assistance with locating 16-year-old Heidi Lara. She has been reported missing by her family. She failed to return home from school on Wednesday. Heidi is approximately 5’6” tall, weighs 120 pounds,…

Latin Festival rocks Columbia’s Main Street

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Man killed in Kershaw County 4-wheeler accident while hunting, Saturday

A 72-year-old Kershaw County man has been killed in four-wheeler accident. Alan Wooten Sr. of Boykin, was killed Saturday morning, according to Kershaw County Coroner David West. Boykin and a group of people were hunting on Red Bank Farms, West said. Wooten was riding his four-wheeler down a dirt road in high grass. There was a dead tree lying across…

94.3 The Dude Radio wins SCBA Award for PSA

94.3 The Dude radio can add some hardware to its collection thanks to Marty Hall and Tyler Ryan. WWNQ, The Dude Radio station based in Columbia, has won the 2017 STAR Award for Public Service Announcement-of-the-Year for Large Market Radio. 94.3 The Dude won the award for its “Soldier Salute.”  The PSA was created by radio personalities Marty Hall and…

Eclipse delivers what it promised for Columbia, record crowds come

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A little cloudiness early at Finlay Park, but it was well worth the trip

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Family drives overnight from NY to see eclipse in Columbia

By Karamie Sullivan Rover, Daniel and Natalie Meissner.  Almost exactly two hours prior to the solar eclipse totality, Monday, a family finished their 12-hour drive to Columbia. The Meissner family left their house in Upstate New York at about 10 p.m. Sunday night in order to arrive in South Carolina just before the eclipse began. Rover Meissner, his wife Natalie,…

Some rest areas on I-26 and I-95 closed by SCDOT due to overflow eclipse traffic

The South Carolina Department of Transportation continues to monitor traffic conditions via its Traffic Management Center in Columbia. SCDOT is reviewing both speed and congestion information. The State’s Highway Emergency Patrol units are servicing all of I-26 along with supplemental maintenance units. SCDOT is also partnering with the Department of Public Safety. Traffic Conditions Rest Areas on I-95 near Santee…

Vista’s bustling Sunday with holiday-like eclipse crowd

1/4Rob and Kimberly Kirsch in Columbia from PA Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Eclipse 4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Live music, good crowd at Music Farm Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Eclipse 1 Show Caption Hide Caption The air in Columbia’s Vista was filled with music, Sunday, and the evening scene was bustling. It was like a holiday in the hospitality district. …