Columbia

Man in stable condition after being shot

CPD Photo A shooting took place in Columbia around 3 p.m., Monday, according to the Columbia Police Department. A man was shot, police said, after officers responded to to a call in the 1000 block of House Street, near Millwood Avenue. The man who was shot is in stable condition, according to the police report. The Columbia Police Department is investigating…

Columbia Police investigate shooting report

According to a police report the shooting occurred just after 10 p.m. in the 1200 block of Hampton Street,  in the vicinity of the Columbia Marriott. A man reported to the Columbia police he was injured in the “leg area,” after being shot. The alleged shooting took place outside and the man was taken to the hospital for treatment. The incident…

West Columbia Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater Ribbon Cutting is Saturday

New boardwalk at Riverwalk. A ribbon cutting for the West Columbia Riverwalk and Amphitheater will be held, Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 5:45 PM, before the Greater Cayce West Columbia Chamber of Commerce Rhythm on the River. The section of the Riverwalk from the Moffitt Street entrance to the Amphitheater is now open. Director of Public Works Jamie Hook said,…

Gamecocks welcome home celebration moved to 8 p.m. 

Gamecock spirit on every corner in Columbia. (Photo by Terry Ward) The once-scheduled 4 p.m. celebration, at Colonial Life Arena, USC  had planned to honor the NCAA National Championship women’s basketball team, has been delayed. The celebration has been moved to 8 p.m. Monday because of the potential for bad weather in the afternoon. The doors will open at 7 p.m. USC…

Richland 1 and 2 and Lexington 1 and 2 schools cancel afternoon activities due to severe weather

From Richland 1: Due to the forecast for inclement weather, Richland One has canceled all afterschool activities that were scheduled for this afternoon (Monday, April 3, 2017). The cancellations include the 21st Century Community Learning Centers afterschool programs at W.A. Perry Middle School and St. Andrews Middle School, athletics tutorial programs and all afterschool athletics activities (practices and games). Afterschool…

School District 5 cancels Monday after school activities due to bad weather forecast

Heavy rain expected Monday afternoon. Lexington-Richland School District Five is canceling all afterschool activities and events for elementary, intermediate, middle and high schools today. This includes afterschool programs for elementary schools and all sporting events. This decision is being made in an abundance of caution for the safety of our students, parents and staff.  The weather forecast indicates the strong…

Cayce begins largest waterline project in city’s history – gives details

The City of Cayce wants to make citizens aware that the waterline replacement project was planned to begin Saturday (April 1.) Sidewalk project in Cayce. Ashley Hunter, Cayce’s spokeswoman, announced the project in a press release Friday. The project will consist of replacing much of the water distribution infrastructure in over 75 percent of the city’s water system. The areas…

Gamecocks are NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!!

Gamecocks defeat Miss St. to become National Champions. The South Carolina women won the game by a score of 67-55. The USC Women basketball pulled away in the first half and had a lead of 36-26 at halftime. The Gamecocks were ahead 52-44 after withstanding a Bulldog run that cut the lead to four in the third quarter. USC Head…

Tim Tebow makes debut in Columbia with Fireflies

Tim Tebw at Fan Fest, Sunday. (Kate Raaen Photo) Tim Tebow made his debut as a member of the Columbia Fireflies at Fan Fest on Sunday. The event was held at Spirit Communications Park on Sunday. Hundreds of fans showed up for the minor league baseball team’s Fan Fest. The team also held a scheduled workout on the field. Just…

Responders conduct river rescue on Broad River

From the reported river rescue scene. (CFD Photo) Crews from the Columbia Police and Columbia Fire departments responded to a call for a river rescue on the Broad River Sunday morning. Around 6:30 a.m. responders were at the River Drive bridge over the river for the rescue of one person, according to the fire department. Firefighters had cleared the scene…

No phones, no computers: Heathwood Hall students to give up technology for a day

The tech-free day will give the Heathwood community an opportunity to consider both the benefits and the challenges of technology in a school environment, how it facilitates learning but also what types of learning or thinking may be impeded in a digital classroom. School administrators, faculty, and students will be available throughout the day for interviews about their experience as…

Tartan Day South in full swing

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Scenes from the Columbia International Festival

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Pedestrian dies after being hit in Hopkins, identity being withheld for now

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts is releasing information regarding a pedestrian who died after being struck by a vehicle Friday night sometime prior to 10 p.m. in the 4200 block of Leesburg Road, Hopkins. The identity of the 56-year-old male is being withheld at this time until next of kin can be notified.  The victim was transported from the scene…

Columbia Open Studios art tour, Saturday, Sunday at 701 Center for Contemporary Art

Columbia Open Studios art tour, Saturday, Sunday at 701 Center for Contemporary Art   WHAT:             Columbia Open Studios is the free, weekend-long, self-guided art studio tour where 64 local artists open their working studios to the public stretching through the City of Columbia and Richland and Lexington Counties during the seventh annual tour weekend.   WHY:               Presented by the…

Reminder: SCDOT closing I-26 between US 1 and US 378 on Saturday at 10 p.m.

SCDOT to accelerate the removal of the severely damaged Leaphart Road Bridge The South Carolina Department of Transportation is closing I-26 between US 1 and US 378 on Saturday, beginning at 10 p.m.  The closure is expected to last 12 hours, ending on Sunday at 10 a.m. A replacement bridge for Leaphart Road is currently under construction and scheduled to be…

Gamecocks beat Stanford in Final 4 – Face Miss St. Sunday

Overcoming a nine-point deficit at halftime, the Gamecock Women surged back in the second half and defeated Stanford in the opening game of the NCAA Basketball Final Four. The Gamecocks won the game by a score of 62-53. With the win the Gamecocks move on to face Mississippi State Sunday. Mississippi St. defeated and UConn. Friday, to end UConn’s 111-game winning…

Columbia Police find body on Marshall Street

CPD on the scene. (CPD Photo) The body of a male was found deceased, on Friday afternoon, according to the Columbia Police Department. Police were dispatched to the location in the 2300 block of Marshall Street about 3 p.m. The CPD and Richland County Coroner’s Office will work to determine the circumstances and cause of death. The CPD said it will…

Gamecock Men’s Basketball Final 4 game details

Date: Sat., April 1, 2017 Tipoff: 6:09 p.m. ET Location: Glendale, Ariz. Arena: University of Phoenix Stadium (76,000) Broadcast: CBS Radio: 107.5 (in Columbia)/Listen! South Carolina’s historic March run continues on Saturday evening, as the Information below from the USC Athletics website: Click for USC Men’s website Gamecocks (26-10) square off with No. 1 seed Gonzaga (36-1) in the 2017 Final…

Coroner confirms Westwood student killed in vehicle accident, Thursday evening

  A Westwood High School junior was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Wilson Boulevard, Thursday evening in Blythewood. Ellis Hawkins was killed in the crash Link to ColaDaily story on fatal accident Ellis Hawkins was a passenger in a car with two other teenagers that hit another vehicle near Fulmer Road. The accident occurred just after 6 p.m Hawkins was a…

Great Southern Homes reports lead in Midlands in new home sales

In 2016, Great Southern Homes led the Midlands’ home-building industry in new home closings, according to a release from the company. The Midlands is defined in the release announcing the sales numbers as Richland, Lexington and Kershaw counties. This past year, Great Southern Homes, a privately-held company closed on 559 new homes in the Midlands according to the MORE Report, a…

Columbia man killed in shooting is identified

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts released the name of the individual who died Thursday night after being involved in a shooting incident. The incident occurred at approximately 9:15 p.m. in the 7300 block of Patterson Road, Columbia. Marvin Venson Webber, 28, of Ridgeway Street, Columbia, died at the scene.  An autopsy indicated that Mr. Webber died from a gunshot wound…

Tennessee man arrested for promoting prostitution of minor

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Alexander Levi Blackwell, 38, of Memphis, Tenn., on charges related to sexual conduct with a minor. Investigators with the attorney general’s office made the arrest. The Department of Homeland Security, a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, assisted with the investigation. Investigators state Blackwell traveled to Richland…