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Victim in fatal Richland County crash is identified

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died as a result of being involved in a single-vehicle collision at 1:27 a.m. yesterday. The collision occurred at Farrow and Parklane Roads, Columbia. Antwone L. Davenport, 51, of Platt Springs Road, West Columbia, was an unrestrained passenger who was ejected from the vehicle and died at…

Pedestrian killed, driver leaves the scene in Richland County

A pedestrian has been killed in a hit-and-run vehicle collision, according to Lance Cpl. Judd Jones of the S.C. Highway Patrol The incident happened at 11:40 p.m., Thursday on South Cedar Creek Road. It’s in the Gadsden area, near Congaree National Park. Jones Troopers said a pedestrian was killed after being hit by a car. The driver of the car…

Gov. Henry McMaster hosts First Annual S.C. Vietnam War Veterans Day

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Congaree National Park experiences record-breaking visitor numbers

Lots of people traveled to Congaree National Park in Richland County throughout 2017. So many in fact that the park experienced a record-breaking amount of visitors since it opened in 1985. Almost 160,000 people visited the park. That’s an increase of about 15,000 from 2016. It’s almost a 10 percent improvement in numbers. Park Interpretive Ranger Greg Cunningham attributes the…

Special Olympians rally, celebrate inclusion at the State House

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Columbia Police investigating deadly shooting

Columbia Police Department officers are investigating a shooting in which one male was killed and three others were injured at a North Columbia home Sunday night. The incident occurred shortly after 9 p.m. at 41 Samson Circle. When officers arrived on the scene, they found an unresponsive male inside of the home. The victim has been identified by Richland County…

Kiawah Island Golf Resort breaks ground on substantial expansion

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Name of driver killed in Saturday crash is released by coroner

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle collision, Saturday. The incident occurred  shortly after 1 p.m., at 8821 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia. Antonn McRant, 42, of Cabin Creek Road, Hopkins, was the unrestrained-driver of his vehicle. McRant was transported from the scene by Richland County EMS and…

Crowds flock to Tartan Day South

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Marshall Tucker, Columbia’s blind piano tuner, not the band

His name has been around the world

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Richland County Sheriff’s Department demonstrates drone technology used to catch suspect

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SC Attorney General, Richland County Sheriff announce indictments against 15

SC AG Alan Wilson S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson announced State Grand Jury indictments related to criminal gang activity and a major drug trafficking conspiracy Wednesday. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott accompanied Wilson as the indictments were announced. According to Wilson, the allegations in the indictments describe an armed gang that carried out a long-running conspiracy which brought in hundreds…

USC’s Rudy Mancke hosts nature talk on the first day of spring

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Lexington High alumni, Midlands’ players featured in North-South All-Star basketball game

Chapin boys’ basketball coach Mark Snelgrove and South MVP Grant Singleton. Special to ColaDaily.com Saturday’s 70th annual North-South All-Star Game at Lexington High School pitted two head boys’ basketball coaches who were also alumnus. While neither South coach Mark Snelgrove of Chapin High School and North coach Thomas Ryan of 2-time Class 5A champion Dorman ever played at the new…

Big 5 Points St. Pat’s Festival is Saturday!

Click to enlarge Saturday thousands of people from in, and out, of town will be pouring into Columbia’s Five Points decked out in green for the 36th annual St. Pat’s Festival. According to the Five Points Foundation, this is the Midlands’ largest street festival, and one of the largest St. Patrick’s day celebrations in the Southeast. Five Points welcomes over…

Statewide arrests in child sexual exploitation crackdown

S.C. AG Alan Wilson. S.C.  Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of 10 individuals on charges connected to the sexual exploitation of minors. The arrests are part of a multi-state crackdown among nine Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces across the Southeast. Anthony Carmichael (age 30), of Marion, S.C., was arrested on March 14, 2018 by the Marion…

USC’s A’ja Wilson hopes to end her college career triumphantly

A’ja Wilson – USC Athletics Department image. A’ja Wilson’s four-year college career at the University of South Carolina has been a blur. When it comes to her fellow Gamecocks that blur has probably been the most impactful, athletically, in school history. The USC Women’s Basketball team has won four consecutive Southeastern Conference Tournament Championships, something that had never been accomplished…

Family Shelter, Homeless No More combining services

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Beating Kentucky a driving force in Allen-Williams return to Gamecocks

USC Athletics Department image. Returning for a fifth year was never in doubt for University of South Carolina linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams after being forced to miss most of the 2017 football season following shoulder surgery. The reason? Kentucky. I knew I was coming back,” said Allen-Williams. “I couldn’t leave the way I left without beating Kentucky. We didn’t beat Kentucky….

Woman, 78, identified as victim in fatal Garners Ferry Road collision

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died Sunday  in a two-vehicle collision. The crash happened at approximately 5:50 p.m. at 10445 Garners Ferry Road, Hopkins. Bessie Lee Durham, 78, of Durham Ridge Lane, Hopkins, was the restrained passenger in a vehicle that collided with another vehicle.  Ms. Durham died at the scene.  The cause of…

1 dies, 3 injured in crash that temporarily closes Garners Ferry Road Sunday

One person has died as a result of a vehicle collision, Sunday. The crash occurred on Garners Ferry Road (US 378) at R.L. Coward Road, at approximately 5: 45 p.m. According to Lance Cpl. Matt Southern of the S.C. Highway Patrol, a four-door Nissan, westbound, ran into a Mazda SUV as the Mazda was making a left turn onto R.L….

S.C. Supreme Court rules Richland County Penny Tax not spent properly, council to hold meeting Friday

The South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the South Carolina Department of Revenue, agreeing that Richland County, since 2016,  improperly spent part of the county-wide Penny Tax. The DOR said that Penny Tax money should go only to transportation projects. But a 2016 audit by the SCDOR discovered that Penny Tax funds were being used on non-transportation projects….

Jake Bentley, coming off 9-4 season, is optimistic about USC’s football fortunes

QB Jake Bentley talking about spring football. USC Athletics image. It seems like only yesterday when Jake Bentley took his first snap as quarterback for the University of South Carolina. Preparing for his junior season with the Gamecocks, like his teammates, he is participating in spring practice optimistic USC is ready to accomplish something special on the football field. “It’s…

Economic impact of Richard County’s Hamilton-Owens Airport tops $16 million

1/3Airport 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Airport 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Airport 1 Show Caption Hide Caption A new study by a statewide organization shows Richland County’s airport contributes $16.1 million annually to the local economy. In its 2018 Statewide Aviation Economic Impact Report, the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission (SCAC) studied the financial effects of each of the state’s…