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Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra performs July 4th show at Saluda Shoals Park

LMSO warms up Show Caption Hide Caption fans prepare Show Caption Hide Caption BBQ at concert Show Caption Hide Caption A crowd gathered to hear Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra’s performance. Chris Timmers photos. Music lovers were treated to an open-air concert by the Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra Wednesday evening at Saluda Shoals Park. The concert was a musical start to…

Complete list of July 4th fireworks shows around the Midlands

File photo. It’s almost time for the Fourth of July festivities to begin. There are multiple organizations putting on colorful fireworks shows for guests to sit back and enjoy. Shows range from Saturday through Thursday: Saturday, June 29 Lake Murray Fireworks Celebration -Begins at approximately 9:15 p.m. -The gates at Dreher Island State Park close at 8 p.m. if that’s…

Kindergarten registration open for Lexington-Richland Five schools

Registration for five-year-old kindergarten is currently available for parents and guardians in Lexington-Richland School District Five. To register for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year, children must be five years old on or before September 1,2019. If that requirement is met, parents and guardians should bring their child’s legal birth certificate, a current South Carolina Certificate of Immunization or a South…

Lexington-Richland Five to implement clear bag policy for all sporting events

Chapin High School football game, student section. GoFlashWin photo. Representatives from Lexington-Richland School District Five announced they will be implementing a clear bag requirement at all sporting events, beginning in the fall. The new policy was detailed at the June 10 school board meeting, and will be added to a list of safety measures that were implemented last fall, and…

Country singer Cody Webb enters partnership to promote Lake Murray

Karamie Sullivan photo. Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Office representatives announced Thursday night that they are entering into a new promotional partnership. Country music singer Cody Webb, who grew up in Saluda County on Lake Murray, said he will be proud to promote the Lake Murray Country region. “I’m so excited about this opportunity to represent Capital City/Lake Murray…

Lexington-Richland Five elementary school named first “green ribbon” school in state

Photo provided. Dutch Fork Elementary School’s Academy of Environmental Studies has just become the first school in the state to be named a Green Ribbon School. The Lexington Richland Five school is one of 35 across the nation selected as the 2019 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools awardees. According to a release from the district, recipients of the…

S.C. Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Games conclude at Lexington High School

Brandon Caughman of Airport takes a swing in Wednesday’s contest. Thomas Grant Jr. photos. The two-day S.C. Baseball Coaches Association All-Star games concluded Wednesday at Lexington High School. Day one was a true “Southern” affair as all three South teams were victorious over the North. The South won the opening contest between Classes 3A/4A by a 5-1 score, then claimed…

Six get out of burning house in Richland County

1 fire 10 Show Caption Hide Caption 1 fire 11 Show Caption Hide Caption Crews from the Columbia Fire Department, with support from the Irmo Fire District, responded to a blaze on Barger Circle –  off of Kennerly Road- after 11 p.m. Wednesday. Upon arrival, firefighters found one side of a home fully engulfed in flames. The fire was contained to…

Irmo businesses come together for evening of wine, friendship, music

blues 2 Show Caption Hide Caption blues 3 Show Caption Hide Caption bluz shak Show Caption Hide Caption 94.3 The Dude Show Caption Hide Caption blues Show Caption Hide Caption Red, White and Blues Wine Walk in the Irmo Town Park. Photos by Chris Timmers, Karamie Sullivan, Marie Stover. The Irmo Town Park was the location where citizens, merchants, and…

Blythewood takes game one of state final in extra innings

Blythewood players celebrate after Zach Bailes’ walkoff RBI infield single in the bottom ninth. Thomas Grant Jr. photos. The loud sounds of thunder reverberated at Blythewood High School baseball stadium Saturday during extra innings Game 1 of the S.C. High School League Class 5A final. Before the arriving storm, Zach Bailes calmly hit a walkoff RBI infield single in the…

Reggie Kennedy leaving Irmo football program

Manning High School came calling for Reggie Kennedy in 2017. The East Clarendon High School graduate declined the offer based on the timing, as he was entering just his third season as Irmo head football coach and athletic director. With the Monarchs once again seeking leadership, Kennedy decided to take the opportunity. He confirmed his decision to depart the Yellow…

Tractor-trailer collides head-on with pickup truck, one identified by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher identified the individual who died as a result of a motor vehicle collision on Fernandina Road Monday. The incident occurred shortly after 7 p.m. According to the coroner, Calvin Ray Casson, 51, of Columbia, was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the collision. He was traveling east on Fernandina Road when…

Suspicious fire reported inside Harbison Walmart, store closes for investigation

The Columbia Fire Department has been on scene at the Harbison Walmart since approximately 3:30 a.m. Tuesday morning in response to a fire. Crews were able to extinguish the fire, but officials said the store did experience some damage due to the smoke. According to CFD public information officer Mike Desumma, the fire began in part of the food section…

S. C. High School League Lacrosse playoffs start Tuesday

Chapin girls’ lacrosse head coach Jennifer Green speaks to players during a timeout against Lexington. Thomas Grant Jr. photo. The road to W.C. Hawkins Stadium for the S.C. High School League Championships starts Tuesday for seven Lexington County teams. Undefeated Region 5, District 3 champion Chapin will begin its quest for a third consecutive state title match appearance at Cecil…

2019 Nike Palmetto Cup starts Monday at Saluda Shoals Park

For the second straight year, the NIKE Palmetto Cup will take place at the Saluda Shoals Complex. It’s the 26th year for the event, which features 29 boys’ and girls’ teams from throughout the Palmetto State and two from Virginia. It starts Monday and concludes Wednesday. “Our boys field includes 24 teams broken up into two divisions – Gold Division…

Panera’s Pieces of Hope campaign to benefit South Carolina Autism Society

Panera employees Employees Yolanda Sterling-Quinn, Brenda Brazzel, and Savannah Frommel Show Caption Hide Caption Brenda Brazzel posing with one of the Pieces of Hope cookies Show Caption Hide Caption cookies-1 Show Caption Hide Caption cookies-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Puzzle cookies on display inside Panera in the Vista. Karamie Sullivan photos. Covelli Enterprises, the largest franchisee of Panera Bread, is…

Fire at Harbison apartment complex leaves 38 displaced

D3g97Z5XkAAh5Hx Show Caption Hide Caption Fire-3 Show Caption Hide Caption Fire-1 Show Caption Hide Caption Fire Show Caption Hide Caption The Columbia Fire Department battled a large fire in Harbison, Saturday night. The blaze occurred at the Harbison Gardens Apartments at Crossbow Drive off of Columbiana Drive. Columbiana Drive was closed while firefighters worked to extinguish the flames. It reopened…

Aloft representatives seeking local artists to display, sell work at hotel

Aloft Columbia Harbison lobby during grand opening. Karamie Sullivan photo. Aloft Columbia Harbison is in need of a little “color” from local artists. Representatives announced Thursday the hotel, located at 217 Lanneau Ct., will soon be adding additional decor to their building in the form of original art. “We are looking for any young, local artists who might want to…