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Phenom Palmetto Winter Classic, with top high school basketball talent, begins Thursday at Ben Lippen

The Phenom Palmetto Winter Classic high school basketball event will take place Thursday through Saturday (Dec. 28-30) at Ben Lippen School in Columbia. The teams included are filled with multiple Top 100 prospects and players committed to major college programs. In addition to national powers, local programs including AC Flora, Ben Lippen, Blythewood, and Hammond, are participating. The elite high…

Post-Christmas clean-up begins today, Columbia sanitation schedule changed, Grinding of the Greens begins

Click to enlarge The City of Columbia has adjusted its sanitation schedule for the holidays. Garbage, recycling and yard waste that would have been collected, normally, on Monday will be collected Tuesday (Dec. 26.) And Garbage, recycling and yard waste that is normally collected on Tuesdays will be collected on Wednesday this week (Dec. 27.) Grinding of the Greens The…

Man shot early Friday in Columbia dies, coroner identifies, RCSD makes arrest

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died as a result of a shooting. The incident Friday occurred at 4 a.m.  at 7041 Parklane Road, Columbia. James K. Copeland, III, 30, of Agard Street, Cumming, GA, was transported from the scene by Richland County EMS to Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital where he died at 4:55…

Police bring Santa Claus and groceries to Columbia and Lexington families

1/4Cops and Santa 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Mary Louise Resch of Harvest Hope, Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green, and Kassy Alia of Heroes in Blue Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Cops and Santa 4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Cops and Santa Show Caption Hide Caption An unmarked black SUV arrived suddenly at Park North Apartments in Lexington Thursday evening, with…

2 men killed in overnight shooting at Columbia night club

Richland County deputies are investigating after two men were shot to death at a Columbia nightclub early Wednesday morning. The shooting took place at the Black Pearl, a night club at at 2219 Broad River Road. It happened around 3 a.m. Sheriff”s deputies said it is not clear what caused the shooting. Deputies arrived at the scene and found the…

“Richland Renaissance” – a massive project is unveiled Tuesday by Richland County Council

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Gov. Henry McMaster on hand as “Senior Rides” launches in West Columbia

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Man killed in Richland County SUV accident is identified

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts is has released the name of the individual who died as a result of being involved in a single-vehicle collision early Sunday morning. The accident occurred shortly after 2:30 a.m. at 7540 Cabin Creek Road, Hopkins. Mathew R. Butler, 39, of Deerhurst Court, Hopkins, was the unrestrained driver of his vehicle that left the road and…

Driver ejected from SUV and killed in overnight Richland County crash

A person died after being ejected from an SUV early Sunday morning. The accident occurred around 2:30 a.m. on Cabin Creek Road, near Congress Road in Richland County, according to Lance Cpl Matt Southern of the S.C. Highway Patrol. Southern said the driver of a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe was ejected from the vehicle. He said the Tahoe was traveling west…

City of Columbia employees treated to holiday luncheon

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Riverbanks zoo’s “Lights Before Christmas” a must-do holiday tradition – with photo gallery

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Richland County Sheriff’s Department issues scam alert, says do not call fake phone number

An individual or group is posing as representatives of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, according to a RCSD report issued Monday afternoon. People are being asked to call 803-477-3056 for information on fake incidents (i.e. fake shootings.) According to the RCSD alert, the number  is a fake phone number (not a RCSD number) and it’s being used to collect personal…

Saturday’s Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade in pictures

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Cole Swindell to play Colonial Life Arena in March

Cole Swindell will play Colonial Life Arena on Saturday, March 10. Swindell is a Platinum-selling 10-time No. 1 hit singer/songwriter.  Pre-sale tickets for the Reason To Drink Tour will go on sale December 5 and will go on sale to the public December 8 at ticketmaster.com, LiveNation.com, the Lexington Medical Center Box Office inside Colonial Life Arena or at 1-800-745-3000….

Holiday shopping is huge for small, local businesses

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Round 3 high school football playoff scores

GoFlashWin.com Dutch Fork wins. Click for link Round 3 high school football playoff scores for Midlands teams Barnwell 21 Batesburg-Leesville 14 Brookland-Cayce 28 Timberland 12 Dillon 34 Gilbert 7 Dutch Fork 28 Summerville 8 Emerald 28, Fairfield Central 14 Fort Dorchester 66 Spring Valley 24 Saluda 30 Lee Central 26 Wardlaw Academy 72 – Northside Christian Academy 22

Photos – Christmas season is officially underway with Vista Lights

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Round 3 high school football playoffs preview, by Tyler Cupp

Lower Richland travels to Hatrsville – GoFlashWin.com photo By Tyler Cupp Round 3 of the playoffs at a glance in the Midlands   EMERALD (9-3) AT FAIRFIELD CENTRAL (7-3) The Griffins of Fairfield Central put Class 3A on notice last week when they knocked off Newberry. In a slight upset, they defended home field by knocking off the Bulldogs 14-7….

SCE&G to cut utility rates by an average of $5 a month to appease angry rate-payers

Keller Kissam, SCE&G president of retail operations, and incoming president. (File photo)  SCANA announced, Thursday, that it plans reduce the utility bills of customers in the wake of its failure to complete the construction of two nuclear reactors. The giant power company also announced it will purchase a gas-fired power plant in place of the reactor-generated energy. “We’ve heard our customers’…

The magnificent Gervais Street Bridge has a history all its own

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Blythewood man killed Monday night in crash on Screaming Eagle Road

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died after a single-vehicle collision on Monday, sometime after 10 p.m. The incident occurred at 2900 Screaming Eagle Road Extension, Eastover. Brentley Richard Borer, 48, of W. Wessex Way, Blythewood, was the restrained driver of a vehicle that left the road and overturned after striking a tree….

Richland County leaders visit China to forge international economic development relationship

1/31 of 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/32 of 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/33 of 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Richland County Council’s Joyce Dickerson Richland County officials met with Chinese business leaders in late October to build upon the international relationship forged when a top manufacturing company selected Richland County as the home of its first American production…

Photo gallery – Summer fading into winter on the river

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Second-round high school football playoff recap, by Tyler Cupp

GoFlashWin.com photo – Click for link SURVIVE AND ADVANCE It was a fun weekend for Midlands teams in the high school football playoffs. A handful still remain. Here’s how it all shaked out. LOWER RICHLAND 34 MYRTLE BEACH 31 After trailing the entire game including 24-0 at one point, the Diamond Hornets only lead came on their final play as…

Columbia salutes veterans on a beautiful day downtown

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