Irmo

Victim of Irmo fire identified by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the identity of the individual found deceased following a residential structure fire that occurred at approximately 3 a.m., Thursday in the 1400 block of Waterwood Drive in Columbia. According to Coroner Fisher, a resident of the home, Mr. Joel Edward Ferris, 69, was pronounced dead at the scene. Another occupant of the residence was…

1 dead, 1 injured in Irmo house fire

Irmo Fire District. One person is dead and another was injured in an early morning house fire in Irmo. The fire occurred around 3:16 a.m. at a single story home on Waterwood Drive in Irmo, according to an Irmo Police report. There were possibly two people trapped in the home. Irmo Fire units arrived on scene and reported smoke coming…

Wild Crab Seafood scheduled to open in Harbison this weekend

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Missing 15-year-old girl found, and she’s safe

Kayla Grace Taylor Kayla Grace Taylor, the 15-year-old missing teen has been located safe. Richland County  Sheriff Leon Lott expressed his thanks to all the citizens who called in with tips that led to Columbia Police Department locating Kayla. She was found safe on Assembly St and is currently being reunited with family. Initial report below: The Richland County Sheriff’s…

Incident on I-26 westbound causing traffic delays

The South Carolina Department of Transportation reported a collision on I-26 westbound that occurred around 2 p.m. Saturday. The incident took place at exit 104 (Piney Grove). Traffic was backed up in the westbound lanes beginning around mile marker 106 as of 2:30 p.m. The collision appeared to involve two vehicles. One lane was closed to oncoming traffic. South Carolina…

New family entertainment center to open in Irmo

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High school playoff scoreboard, upcoming games to watch

GoFlashWin photos. The South Carolina High School League basketball playoffs kicked off Monday with the 3A girls. Here is a look at the scores from Monday night and the match ups to look forward to Tuesday: 3A GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS FAIRFIELD CENTRAL 38 POWDERSVILLE 31 Fairfield will face Emerald Thursday PENDLETON 44 CAMDEN 42 Pendleton vs Southside Thursday WOODRUFF 62…

Polar Plunges raise more than $125,000 for Special Olympics SC

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Bruegger’s Bagels closes after truck crashes into restaurant

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Former Dutch Fork High assistant principal facing new charges related to cocaine, marijuana, solicitation of minor

Floyd White, school photo. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced Friday morning that former assistant principal Floyd White, 29, will face seven additional charges. He has been charged with criminal solicitation of a minor, four counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, distribution of cocaine with proximity of a school and distribution of marijuana to a person under…

Dutch Fork boys’ basketball upsets fifth-ranked River Bluff

Dutch Fork boys’ basketball coach Brett Jones. Photo courtesy of GoFlashwin. With home games this week against the two top teams in Region 5-5A, the Dutch Fork boys’ basketball team find themselves in the “spoiler” rule. The Silver Foxes took down River Bluff 47-41 at home Tuesday to move into second place behind undefeated region leader and Friday’s visiting opponent,…

Four infants transported to hospital after driver crashes into preschool

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Irmo’s Coach Whipple moves to second all-time in coaching wins

Coach Tim Whipple. Thomas Grant photo. Tim Whipple’s Irmo High office reveals testaments to his 39 years coaching basketball. You will see three of his five state title trophies and pictures of former teams and players. What’s not present yet is something to recognize Whipple’s latest achievement. Irmo defeated Blythewood 46-45 to earn the longtime boys’ basketball coach his 750th…

Lake Murray Elementary students collect 200 coats for Lexington County charity

Courtney Counts poses with coat bin. Photo provided. Students at Lake Murray Elementary School decided to end 2018 with a giving spirit by collecting more than 200 coats for other children in need. Fifth-grader Courtney E. Counts led the school’s “Give a Coat, Warm a Kid” coat drive, inspiring her fellow Mariners to bring in winter weather items. Counts is…

The COMET enhances transit services in 2019 for Midlands residents

Photo from The COMET Facebook page. The COMET (Central Midlands Transit) system has some new service enhancements for 2019 – some have already been implemented, and others have yet to begin. Executive Director John Andoh said his goal is to make their system easier for Richland and Lexington County residents to utilize. The company has partnered with Lyft and Uber…

New bakery opens in Harbison specializing in frosted bundt cakes

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Dutch Fork boys’ hoops extend winning streak to seven

Thomas Grant photos. More than just the football team’s success has sprinkled upon the Dutch Fork boys’ basketball team. The increased roster depth from players transitioning from a third straight championship run on the gridiron has helped spark a turnaround on the hardwood. Friday’s 37-31 home win over Spring Valley extended the Silver Foxes’ winning streak to 7 games. “We…

Irmo woman lied about being assaulted at Harbison Walmart, police say

CPD photo. Columbia Police Department investigators with the Special Victims Unit arrested a 26-year-old female for allegedly lying to them about a crime.   Kristen Michelle Rimes, 26, was charged with filing a false police report and false swearing to police. Rimes allegedly filed a false police report Nov. 26 while at the Columbia Police Department.  In the document, she reported…

Lizard’s Thicket employees preparing to serve thousands on New Year’s Day

Photo provided by Lizard’s Thicket. Many people will be sleeping in New Year’s Day and enjoying a relaxing holiday away from work.  That will not be the case for Lizard’s Thicket employees, as they prepare for their busiest day of the year. Community Relations Manager Sarah Krisnow said New Year’s Day is by far the busiest day for all of…

Lexington teams sweep Irmo

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