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Southeast Park Wildlife Walk with Park Ranger Program, Thursday

Explore the Outdoors Through the City’s Park Ranger Program Start exploring the fun at your local City park. The Columbia Parks & Recreation Department is hosting free ranger-led activities for both youth and adults during the month of February. This month’s activities features a wildlife walk. All activities are free and open to the public. Southeast Park Wildlife Walk |…

Sports broadcaster Mike Hagins finds light after dire prognosis

Mike Hagins had suffered with diabetes for years, but it got serious in August. “I was told I would have to have a kidney transplant,” said Hagins. “It was quite a shock.” Hagins is the Voice of the Brookland-Cayce High School Bearcats. He broadcasts BC’s football, basketball and baseball games on 1620- AM- The Dove-Radio. Mike Hagins during a White…

Meadow Glen Middle robotics teams are LEGO winners

Students from Meadow Glen Middle School came away winners from both the regional and state FIRST LEGO League competitions. In December, MGMS’s two robotics teams placed in the regional FIRST LEGO League competition. One team won the Champions Award for the top overall robotics team, while the school’s other team took home the trophy for Best Project. MGMS also competed…

Lexington Mayor Steve MacDougall details improvement plan, recounts progress

State of the Town address was Monday

Town of Lexington Mayor Steve MacDougall delivered his “State of the Town” address Monday night. In it, MacDougall addressed traffic congestion, annexation and growth, and some key attractions that have become a part of Lexington’s personality. He also detailed infrastructure projects and funding for repairs that are lingering from flood damage. Lexington State of the Town Address Monday evening. (Photos…

Indah Coffee Co., Circa Barber Shop coming to Cottontown

The redevelopment of 2238 Sumter St. in the Cottontown neighborhood has been launched by the Cason Development Group has. The newest tenants are Indah Coffee Co. and Circa Barber Shop. Indah Coffee Co. Cason has also acquired 2222 Sumter St. and it will be redeveloped in the future. Rendering of Indah Coffee Co. at 2238 Sumter Street in Cottontown. (Photo…

Police pursue after West Columbia shooting

There was a shooting in the parking lot of the West Columba Habitat for Humanity Restore around 3 p.m. Monday, said Capt. Scott Morrison, assistant West Columbia Police chief. The West Columbia Police Department had several units – and assistance from other law enforcement agencies-  and a helicopter on the scene looking for a man wanted in connection with that shooting. The…

SLED investigating officer-involved shooting in Cayce

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) reports that it is investigating a Sunday night shooting that involves a Department of Public Safety officer. Cayce Public Safety (Photo by Terry Ward.) Officers were called to a report of shots fired at a home Sunday night, according to the SLED report. At the site, officers became involved in a confrontation with…

Columbia Fireflies to host job fair, Saturday

Hiring Seasonal Employees for 2017 Season

The Columbia Fireflies are hosting a job fair in the club level of Spirit Communications Park on Saturday, February 11, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Fireflies are aiming to fill more than 300 seasonal and part-time positions for the upcoming season. The positions include: ushers, ticket takers, parking attendants, ticket office sales, merchandise store, field maintenance, concessions and service staff,…

As Amazon grows, so will Lexington County workforce

New jobs coming

Amazon is on a hiring binge. In January, the gigantic on-line retailer announced it had plans to hire 100,000 new employees corporation-wide by mid-2018. Lexington County Amazon Fulfillment Center in Lexington County.. (Photo Terry Ward) The Lexington County Amazon Fulfillment Center is in West Columbia, in the Saxe Gotha Industrial Park, just outside of Cayce. It has accounted for the…

Rhythm on the River Concert Series Spring line-up announced

Concerts to begin earlier

The 2017 CMC Steel Rhythm on the River Concert Series Spring Line-up has been released. The popular free concerts are at the West Columbia Amphitheater at the base of the Gervais Street Bridge. Concerts begin at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. The first concert is April 8. The concerts are presented by the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of…

UPDATE: Firefighter suspended amid fatal arson investigation

The firefighter, called a "person of interest," has refused to speak with investigators; suspended by City Manager Teresa Wilson

A Columbia firefighter labeled as a “person of interest” in a fatal Columbia fire investigation has been suspended without pay, City Manager Teresa Wilson announced late Saturday. A Columbia firefighter, pictured here in surveillance footage, is refusing to talk to with investigators probing a fatal January 29 fire in Columbia. The unnamed firefighter, labeled a “person of interest” in the…

Hundreds celebrate at Statewide Black History Parade and Festival

Next City event is Feb. 20

It was a day of celebration of commemoration, with a theme of unity. Hundreds of people of many races gathered Saturday in Columbia’s Five Points for the 13th Annual Statewide Black History Parade and Festival. Buffalo Soldiers. (Photos by Allen Wallace.) “Black history is everyone’s history. We’re all one country and we have to work together if we’re ever going…

UPDATE – Coroner identifies human remains

The human remains that were found off of Clemson Road on Wednesday have been identified. They were the remains of Dennis Wayne Lancaster, of Elgin, according to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts. Lancaster would have been 62 if he would have lived. He was reported missing Feb. 13, 2016. Lancaster died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, the coroner’s…

Columbia Canal Ranger-led History Tour is Saturday

Start exploring the fun at your local city park. The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department is hosting free ranger-led activities for both youth and adults during the month of February. Columbia Canal at Riverfront Park. (City of Columbia Photo.) This month’s activities will feature a wildlife walk, a history tour of the Columbia Canal, a bird count and more. All…

Lexington County Museum hosts “Murders and Mysteries” Walking Tour, Saturday

The Lexington County Museum will offer its “Murders and Mysteries” Walking Tour of downtown Lexington on Saturday (Feb. 4) at 8 p.m. Attendees will learn about some of the spookier and more gruesome aspects of Lexington’s history, as we will discuss murders, mobbings, and mysteries that occurred in downtown Lexington. Because of the mature subject matter, we ask that attendees…

Columbia Craft Beer Week hopping with beer necessities

The world of beer is far-reaching and diverse. The Columbia Craft Beer Week is Feb. 11 – 19. It features Smoke and Beer, Beards and Beer, Clint Eastwood and Beer, Two to Taco, Kraken and Swamp Cabbage, Bikes and Beers, New Zealand Cider Maker visits Columbia, and Nesting Night. Leading off the week, on Feb.11, from 11-until-4pm, is the Smoke and…

Airport students give $4,100 for Special Olympics trip

More needed

Some Special Needs bowlers are preparing for the trip of a lifetime thanks to some help from their classmates at Airport High School. Airport High School and S.C. Special Olympics are partnering to send Airport’s United Bowling Team to Las Vegas, for a tournament Feb. 13-17. Students on Chic-fil-A night. Photos Contributed.) “United Sports combine the amazing talents of our…

UPDATED- Photos: National Signing Day for some local high school athletes

C.A. Johnson High School standout Dahon Mixon (center, seated), announced he will attend Dodge City Community College on a football scholarship. Pictured (left to right) are Assistant Principal Dr. G. Cleve Pilot; head football coach Ernest Logan; Dahon’s father Charles Mixon; athletics director Gregory Pickett; Assistant Principal Cedric Wright; coach Christopher Malone and Dahon’s grandmother Beatrice McClinton. (Photo Contributed)  …

Cromer’s is moving to North Main Street

Cromer’s current location on Huger Street. (Photos by Terry Ward.) Cromer’s, a landmark Columbia business, is moving. Cromer’s opened in Columbia in 1935 and is known for its popcorn, peanuts, and gift boxes. Cromer’s was founded by farmer Julian D. Cromer who sold roasted peanuts at his produce stand. He came up with the marketing slogan, “Guaranteed Worst in Town”…

City of Columbia Black History Extravaganza planned for Feb. 20

At Greenview Park

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 and more. WHO: The Black History Extravaganza is open to youth, adults and seniors age 55 and older. WHERE: Greenview Park, 6700 David Street, Columbia,…

Cancer of Many Colors Fashion for Fighters show is Thursday night

Make a donation!

An event with fashion, fun, for a good cause, is Thursday evening. The non-profit organization, Cancer of Many Colors, is hosting a Fashion for Fighters fashion show. It’s from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Holiday Inn and Suites at the Columbia Airport.Tickets are $35 dollars and if you cannot attend you are asked to consider purchasing a ticket as a…

Pineview “Mathletes” win Super Bowl versus Springdale and Saulda River

"Math is my favorite subject"

They could not wait until Sunday. Rob Burggraaf Lexington 2 Instructional Technology Coach talks to Pineview Mathletes. (Photos by Terry Ward.) The Super Bowl came five days early for students from three elementary schools. Fourth-graders from Pineview Elementary, Saluda River Academy for the Arts (SRAA) and Springdale Elementary competed in Lexington 2 School District’s Math Super Bowl Wednesday at Wood Elementary in…