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Is President Donald Trump coming to South Carolina this week?

Donald Trump. (Permitted Photo.) CNN aviation editor Jon Ostrower, on his Twitter feed, is reporting that US Pres. Donald Trump is coming to South Carolina. “Donald Trump will visit Boeing’s South Carolina facility on Friday, the first sitting President to do so,” Ostrower posted on Twitter. Boeing’s facility in South Carolina is in North Charleston where the company makes the…

Man claims he was shot after trade-site transaction goes bad

A  man was shot after a supposed Craigslist transaction went wrong in Blythewood, late Saturday night. The incident happened just before midnight Saturday, according to a report from the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies responded after receiving a call regarding an injured person at Providence Northeast Hospital. The man, who was shot, claims he went to Grover Wilson Road in Blythewood for a…

Man is dead after argument at Columbia restaurant

One person is dead after an argument in a Columbia restaurant early Sunday morning, according to the Columbia Police Department. A shooting occurred at 2:30 a.m. Sunday at the Waffle House at 205 Stoneridge Drive. A male victim died from a gunshot wound to the lower body after he and the suspect argued. A man was detained by officers and is being questioned,…

Lexington Police Department arrests woman for murder

(Alicia Danielle Pilgrim. LPD Photo.) The Lexington Police Department has arrested one of three subjects wanted in connection with a murder early Saturday morning in Spartanburg. Early in the evening on Feb. 11, the Lexington Police Department was made aware that Alicia Danielle Pilgrim, 30, of Inman had fled to Lexington and was located at 105 George Street. Warrants had…

Sunny skies, warm weather and the Columbia Boat Show

1/2SCBCA Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Chapin Show Caption Hide Caption Boat Show draws large crowd. (Photos by Terry Ward.) It was a perfect day to show off boats and talk about a day on the water. The State Fairgrounds hosted a large crowd for the Columbia Boat Show, Saturday. Hundreds of boats, for sport, hunting, cruising, recreation, and more were…

Gunshots and high-speed chase end with capture

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott. ( Brittany Jackamonis- RCSD Photo.) Four suspects were caught overnight after a high-speed chase that involved gunfire at state troopers. The chase started Friday night in Fairfield County, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s department. The suspects fled on foot after crashing the car they were in at Killian Road and I-77. Brittany Jackamonis of…

Man tracked down, charged with shooting his brother

Burroughs (LCDC Photo.) A Pelion man is facing numerous charges after his brother suffered a gunshot wound Thursday night at a home on Highway 178 in Pelion. John David Burroughs, 41, is charged with attempted murder for shooting his brother with a pistol, according to an arrest warrant. Other charges against Burroughs include unlawfully possessing a pistol, unlawfully possessing a…

Zoo saddened by death of beloved African lion

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is sad to announce the passing of the Zoo’s female African lion. Riverbanks’ veterinary staff made the difficult decision to euthanize 16-year-old Brynn on Friday because of her sudden decline in health. The Median Life Expectancy of African lions in AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums) managed populations is 16.8 years. “Brynn was being treated for…

Super Gamecock fan, Bill Golding, passes away

Bill Golding (Gamecock Baseball Twitter Photo.) Bill Golding – known as the Gamecocks’ Super Fan died Friday morning. He was 84. He had been a mainstay at Gamecocks’ athletic events for more than 30 years. He was most-known for his presence at USC baseball games, at the old Sarge Frye Field and Founders Park, the Gamecocks’ newer venue for home…

Lake Murray Elementary student scores 99 percent on typing assessment

JoAnn Samuelyn Siebo with LMES Assistant Principal Leisa F. Clamp (Photo Contributed.) During this week’s Lake Murray Live! news show at Lake Murray Elementary, one student received a certificate for a near-perfect score. On Monday, LMES Assistant Principal Leisa F. Clamp presented Fourth-Grader JoAnn Samuelyn Siebo with a certificate recognizing her work on the Typing.com program. In addition to being…

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigating body found, and shooting

Location of where the body was found. An investigation is underway after the discovery of a body in wooded area in the 3900 block of Fish Hatchery Road in Lexington County. The cause of death is unknown, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department Twitter feed. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is also investigating a shooting in the 600 block…

Columbia Fireflies tickets go on sale Feb. 16

Fireflies Also Release 2017 Schedule

Single-game tickets for the 2017 Columbia Fireflies season go on sale Thursday (Feb. 16) at 10 a.m. Opening Day is just 56 days away and all individual game tickets – including tickets for the 2017 South Atlantic League All-Star Game, Opening Night and Total Eclipse of the Park – will be available for purchase. Fans can come to the Box Office…

Investigators identify person of interest in homicide case

Kevin Lawrence Pearson.( LCSD Photo.) Lexington County detectives have determined Kevin Lawrence Pearson is a person of interest related to the Feb. 8 homicide on Princeton Road in West Columbia.  Pearson, 25, should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on where Pearson might be should call Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC. Information can also be shared by texting “TIPSC” along…

Road closing Saturday for “Firing on Columbia” reenactment

in West Columbia

  Alexander Road, in West Columbia, will be closed on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The 2016 Firing on Columbia event. (Photo by Terry Ward.) Residents and visitors near the Gervais Street Bridge may hear the loud cannon blasts that are part of the a reenactment of the “Firing on Columbia.” It’s known as “The Longest Day.” The Union…

City of Columbia’s Black History Extravaganza is Feb. 20

The City of Columbia’s Black History Extravaganza is Feb. 20 Buffalo Soldiers at a Black History celebration earlier this month. (Photo by Allen Wallace.) WHAT: The City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to celebrate Black History Month at the Black History Extravaganza on Monday, Feb. 20 at Greenview Park. The event will include exhibitors, live entertainment…

South Regional Championship for quidditch in Columbia this weekend

The South Regional Championship for the game quidditch will take place on Saturday and Sunday at Palmetto Health Fields at Saluda Shoals Park. It is located at 6071 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC 29212. Games begin at 9 a.m. after opening ceremonies. Quidditch is a contact sport involving a broomstick, that is a mix of dodge ball, rugby and lacrosse….

Dr. Ed Harmon, former Lexington One School Board member dies

left Lexington One board in october

Dr. George Edwin “Ed” Harmon, who left the Lexington One School Board in the fall, died on Tuesday. He was 64. “We mourn the loss of long-time board member and friend, Ed Harmon. Ed served on the school board for 16 years and retired in 2016,” was the message issued from the Lexington One Communications office. Dr. George Edwin “Ed”…

Gilbert Middle School Teacher-of-the-Year becomes U.S. citizen

The student body and staff at Gilbert Middle School recently celebrated one of their own reaching a meaningful milestone in her life. GMS’s Susana Cascante Fifer. (Photo Contributed.) In addition to being named GMS’s Teacher of the Year in September, Susana Cascante Fifer achieved a personal goal this year by becoming a naturalized United States citizen. Fifer took the oath…

Man who was shot Wednesday, identified by coroner

The man  found dead on Wednesday, is identified. Click to see initial report of shooting Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim as Rodney Steven Isaac , 23. He was found dead at approximately 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday on Princeton Road, near the town of South Congaree in Lexington County. (The report Wednesday indicated the shooting was near Gaston.) Isaac’s…

S.C. Smash women are ready for some football

First game in April

The Superbowl has passed, but that does not mean there is no football. The South Carolina Smash Football team is ready to take to the gridiron in Columbia. And they mean business. Smash. (Photos By Sandy Coots.) “I came up with the name Smash because I felt like it embodied what we wanted to bring to the (Women’s Football Alliance)…

Loftis removed from pension investment commission, issues statement

South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis said he was removed from the pension investment commission today. The commission manages investments for the state’s public-sector employees. In the fall it was discovered that South Carolina’s unfunded pension debt could be as high as $40 billion. Loftis has been vigilant in his insistence that pension fund managers are taking high fees and underperforming. S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis. (Photo Contributed.) Loftis issued…

ALERT for City of Columbia water-tester impersonator

Press Release from the City of Columbia: Columbia residents are being urged to be on alert for someone impersonating a City of Columbia Water Maintenance employee. COC has received questions concerning whether city staff goes door to door requesting to test customer’s water. City staff would only do this if requested by the customer. The City does collect samples every…

Man found dead at house in Lexington County

Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies are at a house near Gaston, where they found a man who was dead. Before the man was found, a 911 call was made about 11:15 a.m. to report the sound of gunshots. (LCSD Photo) “Deputies responded to find a deceased black male on residential property,” stated Adam Myrick of the sheriff’s department. The house is…

Person-of-Interest cleared of suspicion in fatal fire

Fire on Saluda Ave. (Columbia Fire Photo.) Columbia Police said a firefighter has been cleared of any suspicion related to a Columbia fire that resulted in the death of an 80-year-old woman. The firefighter was previously described as a person of interest in connection with the fire, last week, on Saluda Ave. Police and the State Law Enforcement Division are…