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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

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Columbia Police implement traffic and assistance plan for Total Solar Eclipse

Columbia Police Department officers will be stationed at various major intersections throughout Columbia Monday. The goal of police is to  ease traffic congestion and assist drivers and visitors as they begin their trek to view the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. ”We began our safety posture Friday at 11 a.m., said Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook. “We anticipate considerable traffic congestion…

Eclipse Timeline from Total Eclipse Weekend, Columbia S.C.

Eclipse Timeline for Monday in Greater Columbia Area 1:13 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) | Partial eclipse begins. The process of the sky darkening is so gradual that it is not discernible. However, when the moon totally covers the sun at totality, darkness falls very rapidly. 2:41-2:44 p.m. EDT | Total solar eclipse (100% “totality”) is reached. (Remove eclipse glasses when…

Southern Lights creator Chris Robinson given key to 3 cities, as laser art project is introduced

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Couple travels 860 miles for eclipse, Soda City Market extends hours for eclipse visitors

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Man that died 5 days after Fontaine Road motorcycle accident, identified

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died as a result of being involved in a two-vehicle collision that occurred on Aug. 10.  11:30 p.m. on Fontaine Road at I-277, Columbia. Rhayann H. Gill, 21, of Morninglo Lane, Columbia, was the driver of a motorcycle that collided with another vehicle.  Gill was transported from the…

Richland County issues 5 tips for Solar Eclipse Monday

Visitors from around the world will flock to Richland County and join residents Monday to watch a total solar eclipse darken the sky for more than two minutes. Following are five tips to keep in mind for the big day: Richland County Government offices will be open for business 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Stay protected from mosquitoes. Birds infected with West Nile virus were…

S.C. Comptroller Richard Eckstrom to post gas tax spending online

S.C. Comptroller Richard Eckstrom S.C. Comptroller Richard Eckstrom said- in a Friday press release- his office has spent recent months developing procedures to track revenues generated by the new road-funding law. The legislation raised the gas tax and vehicle registration fees. Eckstrom will post the expenditures on the web. He said he expects to begin posting monthly, itemized reports of…

SCDOT to restrict road work for eclipse, provide extra crews to assist motorists

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) plans to restrict upcoming highway work on interstates and primary routes to avoid lane closures due to anticipated heavy traffic expected for the solar eclipse. SCDOT will not allow any non-emergency lane closures on interstates from 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, through 8 pm Tuesday, Aug. 22.  No lane closures will be allowed…

Chernoff Newman celebrates “The Big Spectacle” with big spectacles and the Fireflies

John Katz, Fireflies, David Campbell and Heather Price, Chernoff Newman. (ColaDaily photo)  Chernoff Newman, with the Columbia Fireflies, unveiled the world’s largest eclipse glasses at Columbia’s Spirit Communications Park on Friday. “It’s a big, once-in-a-lifetime event, and we wanted to be part of it,” said David Campbell, Chernoff Newman president, referring to the eclipse. Chernoff Newman is a Columbia-based marketing…

Richland County reveals “Home of the Eclipse” road signs

Richland County Public Works crews install a new eclipse sign on Percival Road, near the Kershaw County line. RC Photo As the countdown begins to the historic total eclipse Monday, Aug. 21, Richland County is beginning to welcome the expected thousands of visitors with specially made signs displayed at multiple entry points into the County. The signs announce: “HOME OF THE…