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More human remains found in H. L. Hunley

North Charleston – It is no secret that the crew compartment of the , the world’s first successful combat submarine, was small. Conservators working to save the pioneering vessel have a new understanding of just how cramped and intimidating it must have been for the eight-man crew in 1864 when they cranked the Hunley into world history. Working in the…

Gamecock baseball coach Chad Holbrook resigns

Tanner Press Conference to be Held Wednesday Afternoon After several meetings with Athletics Director Ray Tanner assessing the future of the program, Chad Holbrook has made the decision to resign his duties as head baseball coach at the University of South Carolina effective immediately. He will pursue other opportunities, it was announced via USC press release Tuesday night. “I want to…

West Columbia on board with Congaree River Southern Lights Exhibit coinciding with eclipse

1/3lights 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Lights Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3lights 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Chris Robinson is an artist and professor at the University of South Carolina. He is creating a light-beaming art project that will be placed between the Gervais Street and Blossom Street bridges. Laura Ros, of “What’s Next Midlands” asked West Columbia City Council…

Gamecock guard Rakym Felder chosen for USA East Coast basketball team

By Chandler Mack (ColaDaily)  Gamecock rising sophomore guard Rakym Felder will play for the USA East Coast team. Rakym Felder. USC Athletics Photo used with permission. Felder will travel to Madrid, Spain later this summer to play alongside a group of college all-stars under the tutelage of Hall of Fame head coach Larry Brown. Gamecock’s Head Coach and former USA…

Historic Columbia hosting eclipse viewing event in the Gardens

Witness the once-in-a-lifetime Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 on the grounds of the Robert Mills House and Gardens at Historic Eclipse in the Gardens. Historic Columbia has issued an invitation to be part of history on Monday, Aug. 21,  in the heart of downtown Columbia. At 2:41 p.m., guests will see the much-anticipated total solar eclipse for 2 minutes and 36…

Columbia’s Cohn Construction Services relocates to 1556 Main Street

Cohn Construction Services has relocated their corporate office to 1556 Main Street. 1556 Main Street is a 4-story 31,000-square foot building is located on the corner of Main Street and Taylor Street. Its occupants include 1556 Main Street Public House, Ally & Eloise bakery and now Cohn Construction Services. The interior office space renovation preserved many of the original building…

Lexington is Columbia’s next major retail corridor, says report

Lexington is Columbia’s next major retail corridor according to a report on Collier’s International-South Carolina Webpage. A partial report is listed under Quarter One 2017 of the “Columbia Retail Market Report.” The report reads: “The Lexington County retail corridor is a 2-mile stretch along Sunset Boulevard from North Lake Drive to the Target-anchored Lexington Pavilion shopping center. The corridor is booming,…

Finkel Law Firm extends lease at Columbia’s Capitol Center

The Finkel Law Firm has extended its lease at Columbia’s Capitol Center. NAI Avant senior brokers Paul Hartley, and Roger Winn, with assistance from broker Paul Paschal, recently facilitated a lease recast and long-term lease extension. The lease is for 10,832 sq.-ft. of Class A office space in the Capitol Center located at 1201 Main Street in downtown Columbia. Hartley,…

Teacher emails link with child porn to co-worker, according to Richland County Sheriff’s Department

Sean Maly, a teacher at Summit Parkway Middle School, was arrested on Friday and is charged with second degree sexual exploitation of a minor. According to a Richland County Sheriff’s Department report, Maly “accidentally” emailed the wrong Internet link to a co-worker.  That link resulted in the discovery of child pornography on Maly’s laptop. Investigators are searching other devices that belong to…

Richland County to repair or replace 30,000 damaged roll carts, beginning Tuesday

Richland County is launching a mission to repair and replace damaged trash and recycle roll carts after an audit of its more than 160,000 receptacles found some were no longer in good working condition. Beginning Tuesday, crews will visit homes and businesses served by Richland County Solid Waste & Recycling to repair or replace about 30,000 damaged roll carts. The…

Five After Five concert in Five Points, great atmosphere on a June evening

The 19th season of the Five After Five concert series in Columbia’s Five Points is in full swing. On Sunday more than 500 people gathered near the district’s iconic fountain for the June edition of the free family and pet-friendly event. “Great weather, great music, and lots of dogs: that’s as much as I could ask for,” said Joe Wiggins…

Ft. Jackson celebrates its 100th birthday with concert party for everyone

1/5Ft. Jackson Centennial Celebration 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5Ft. Jackson Centennial Celebration 4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5Ft. Jackson Centennial Celebration Concert 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5The Dude celebrates with Ft. Jackson Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5Ft. Jackson Centennial Celebration 3 Show Caption Hide Caption It was June 2, 1917 when Congress approved plans to establish a military…

Richland Library unveils entryway gallery with local art “Construction” exhibit

1/3Library gallery art Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Richland Library entryway Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Art gallery at the library Show Caption Hide Caption The renovations at Richland Library’s main location on Assembly St. have led to a newly reopened front door and a new sight greeting visitors. The library unveiled its new entryway gallery space Friday evening with an inaugural…

Blythewood Rodeo opens Friday, resumes late Saturday afternoon

1/4Luke Herbert, currently ranked No. 2 in bareback riding in the IPRA standings, trying to stay on. Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Rodeo Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Blythewood Mayor Mike Ross dancing with a rodeo clown. Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4The Dude in the house Show Caption Hide Caption If you want to find many of the world’s best cowboys and…

REMINDER – Hunter Hayes, Kellie Pickler playing Ft. Jackson Centennial Celebration, Saturday

Click for website Fort Jackson Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will present a Fort Jackson Centennial Celebration featuring country artists Hunter Hayes and Kellie Pickler, taking place at Hilton Field on Saturday, (June 3.) Gates open at 5:30 p.m. It’s Hunter Hayes’ first time at Fort Jackson. Pickler last performed on post in 2011. The Fort Jackson Centennial Celebration will…

Lexington County man gets life for murdering estranged wife with her 10-year-old daughter present

1/2Rachel Peters Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Sean Peters – Lexington County Detention Center Photo Show Caption Hide Caption Sean Patrick Peters,39, has been sentenced to life in prison for murder. The sentence came after his guilty plea for murder in the shooting death of his wife, Rachel Peters, on December 13, 2015. Eleventh Circuit Chief Administrative Judge Eugene C. Griffith,…

Airport, Brookland-Cayce High Schools buck trend with on-campus graduations

1/2Brookland-Cayce graduation Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Airport graduation. Show Caption Hide Caption Temperatures were comfortable, just above 70 degrees as Airport and Brookland-Cayce High Schools conducted graduation ceremonies. Both graduations were held in the respective school’s football/soccer stadiums. Brookland-Cayce’s graduation was Thursday morning, beginning at 8. Airport’s was Friday morning at 8. While almost every high school in Lexington and…

Riverbanks Zoo’s Conservation Support Fund renamed in honor of retiring Director “Satch” Krantz

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden announced that it is renaming its conservation fund in honor of the Zoo’s retiring President and CEO Palmer Krantz also received the Order of the Palmetto,  awarded by SC Gov. Henry McMaster and presented by U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, SC Sen. Nikki Setzler, SC Rep. James Smith and SC Rep. Beth Bernstein in recognition of Krantz’s lifetime achievements…

Man entices student to leave school, sexually assaults her, according to Lexington County Sheriff’s Department

Jeremy Adam Bowen has been charged with criminal sexual conduct, according to a Lexington County Sheriff Department report.  He allegedly enticed a female student he knew to leave school Wednesday. Investigators said Bowen supplied the girl with drugs and alcohol and sexually assaulted her at a location away from the school. The victim was treated, released from a hospital Wednesday. She…

One person killed, three others injured in Thursday night car crash

One person wail killed, and three others were taken to the hospital after a late-night Thursday car accident in Richland County. SCHP file photo of a nighttime vehicle crash. The wreck occurred around 11:35 p.m. on Legrand Road near Pinnacle, according to Lance Cpl. Matt Southern of the S.C. Highway Patrol. A 2014 Kia Forte was traveling south on Legrand…

Dead man found in house on fire call, was from head trauma, deputies investigating

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died at approximately 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. The person died after being involved in an altercation and a house fire.  The incident occurred at 1741 Morninglo Lane, Columbia, stated Watts. Dante Barksdale, 39, of Morninglo Lane, of Columbia, died at the scene.  An autopsy indicated that the cause of death…

SCE&G encourages preparation as hurricane season opens, 11-to 17 storms predicted

Thursday (June 1) marks the beginning of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, and SC Electric and Gas, in a press release, is encouraging customers to take time to understand hurricane risks, get prepared, make a plan and stay informed. SCE&G President Keller Kissam, with SCE&G Spokesman Eric Boomhower to the left, during Hurricane Matthew preparation press conference in 2016. (ColaDaily Photo) …

Riverbanks Zoo to debut gorilla-inspired brew for fundraiser

Tickets on Sale now for Brew at the Zoo on Aug. 4

Support wildlife conservation during Brew at the Zoo on Friday, August 4. The annual suds sippin’ safari, hosted by Riverbanks Society, will take place from 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Riverbanks Photo Guests will once again have an opportunity to sample from more than 100 varieties of beer plus an all-new brew with ingredients hand-selected by one of the Zoo’s…

Body found in Richland County house after fire call, investigators suspicious

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department said foul play could be involved after a body was found, Wednesday, in a northeast Columbia house that was on fire, according to Sgt. Brittany Jackamonis of the RCSD. The Columbia Fire Department and Richland County EMS responded to a fire at a home in the 1700 block of Morninglo Lane. Deputies responded around noon after…

BullStreet seniors residential project announced

The second BullStreet neighborhood residential project in as many months has been announced.  The latest is Merrill Gardens, an inter-generational seniors community featuring independent living, assisted living and memory care apartments. The project was announced in a press release Wednesday morning. A joint venture of developers from Seattle, WA and Charleston, chose BullStreet because of the uniquely urban experience being created on the old State Hospital Campus. The senior living apartments will…