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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

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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

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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…

River Bluff lacrosse sets more records in win

Thomas Grant photos. Saturday marked another historic note in the history of the River Bluff High School boys’ lacrosse program. On a day the team extended its school record for victories, one of its 17 seniors established an individual mark. Senior captain Kevin Flannery scored 10 goals in the 16-4 win over Irmo. The new single-game mark helped the Gators…

Lexington County Sheriff explosives team disposes of artillery round from WWII

Round that was turned in. Deputies on the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department Explosive Ordnance Disposal team have been handling a World War II-era relic. Based on research by the LCSD, it was a live 40 mm anti-aircraft artillery round. A resident requested the EOD team’s help in safely disposing of it. The round measures 18.5 inches. “It was apparently an…

Local Class 5A region adopts three-game baseball series format

Dutch Fork players greet teammate Noah Jackson after his solo home run against River Bluff. Thomas Grant Jr. photo. Region 5-5A baseball has earned a reputation for fierce rivalries and competitive teams. The “Iron Region” has lived up to the moniker. For two straight years, River Bluff, Lexington and Dutch Fork have reached the Class 5A Lower State playoffs. Both…

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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