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Midlands teams vying for competitive cheer title

GoFlashWin photos. Since competitive cheer was introduced as a S.C. High School League sport in 1996, Midlands teams have dominated the trophy collections. Starting with Airport in Class 4A, local teams have accounted for 25 state championships in the four classifications. Chapin High School has accounted for just over half of those championships with a state record 13. Head coach…

Irmo Fire units respond to call at Irmo High School

Irmo-Fire-3 Show Caption Hide Caption Irmo-Fire-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Irmo-Fire-1 Show Caption Hide Caption Irmo-Fire Show Caption Hide Caption Irmo Fire units responded to Irmo High School after a smell of smoke was reported, Wednesday. The cause of the smoke was from a malfunctioning HVAC unit. The unit was checked, no fire was found and the scene was put…

Saluda Shoals Holiday Lights on the River opening in two weeks

Photo retrieved from Saluda Shoals Facebook page. It’s almost that time of year… when bright and colorful arrays of holiday lights are put on display at Saluda Shoals Park in Columbia. The Holiday Lights on the River will begin Nov. 21 (the day before Thanksgiving).  According to Saluda Shoals’s information, more than one million lights will be incorporated into the…

Chickenbutt Donuts draws crowd in Ballentine on opening day

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Irmo Music Academy cuts ribbon, opens for business

Irmo-Music-Academy Show Caption Hide Caption Fort-handing-out-presents-1 Show Caption Hide Caption Fort-handing-out-presents-2 Show Caption Hide Caption keyboards Show Caption Hide Caption guitars Show Caption Hide Caption piano Show Caption Hide Caption guitar-area Show Caption Hide Caption hallway-with-different-practice-rooms Show Caption Hide Caption Irmo-Music-Academy-ribbon-cutting Show Caption Hide Caption Fort stands with Powers as he cuts the ribbon. Karamie Sullivan photos. The town of…

Thursday night football in Lexington County

Thomas Grant photos. For the third straight year, the Gilbert football team earned a first-round home game in the Class 3A playoffs. The 35-7 road win over Pelion clinched second place in Region 5-3A for the Indians (6-3, 3-1). Cody Temples rushed for two first-half touchdowns and Jy Tolen connected with Matt Reed for a 33-yard touchdown pass to give…

High school football preview and playoff scenarios, by Tyler Cupp

GoFlashWin photos. SUMTER (8-0, 3-0) AT IRMO (5-3, 2-1) If anyone can score on a tough Sumter defense, it’s the Irmo Yellow Jackets. After seeing Irmo two weeks ago, I think they might be a tad underrated in the sense that they are as dynamic and complete as any offense I have seen this year. They run the ball well…

Irmo Fire District crew works tractor-trailer blaze

Irmo-Fire-District-1 Show Caption Hide Caption Irmo-Fire-District-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Irmo-Fire-District-3 Show Caption Hide Caption Irmo-Fire-District Show Caption Hide Caption Units from the Irmo Fire District were on the scene of a truck fire, Tuesday night. Bush River Road was shut down near Ashland Road where crews worked to put out the blaze. Irmo Fire District also reported that the…

High school football recap, by Tyler Cupp

Photos GoFlashWin IRMO 42 LUGOFF-ELGIN 22 The Demons finally played four full quarters on offense, but Irmo was just too fast and talented for LE. It was a real treat to see Wake Forest commit Kendrell Flowers in person. I have written about him all season and finally got to see the stud tailback up close. He was every bit…

Fire units respond to apartment blaze in Harbison

Fire2 Show Caption Hide Caption Fire-3 Show Caption Hide Caption Fire Show Caption Hide Caption No one was hurt but several apartments were badly damaged after fire ripped through part of an apartment building off of Fairforest Road. The Columbia Fire department reported the fire Monday morning before 10 a.m. Units from the Columbia Fire Department and Irmo Fire District…

High school football weekly preview, by Tyler Cupp

WESTWOOD (4-2, 0-2) AT RIDGE VIEW (4-2, 1-1) Series record: 3-3. Ridge View has won the last 2 meetings. It goes without saying that this is an absolute must win for the Redhawks here. After starting the season 4-0 and jumping on everyone’s radar, the Redhawks have faced tough back to back losses in South Pointe and York. Ridge View…

4 Lexington County school districts cancel classes for Thursday

Lexington County School District One is canceling school tomorrow, Thursday, for all students and staff in all attendance areas. The safety of our students and staff drive our decision. Forecasters predict that Hurricane Michael will bring high wind gusts to our area on Thursday. School buses should not operate when sustained winds are at 30 miles per hour or greater…

High school football recap, by Tyler Cupp

Lugoff Elgin’s Alex Bowers. Photos GoFlashWin SPRING VALLEY 34 LUGOFF-ELGIN 6 In what was a four point deficit at halftime, the Vikings scored 24 points in the second half, with three touchdowns in the third quarter and picked up their first region win. Vikings had 248 yards rushing on the night. They also got some turnovers including an interception from…

High school football weekly preview, by Tyler Cupp

GoFlashWin photos DUTCH FORK (5-0, 1-0) AT RIVER BLUFF (5-0) A lot of folks are deeming this the game of the week. Two undefeated teams clashing on the campus River Bluff high school for Homecoming. I talk about it every week. The Silver Foxes are just too good. Everyone knows this by now. It’s just a matter of how many…

High school football weekly review, by Tyler Cupp

GoFlashWin photos DUTCH FORK 70 CHAPIN 7 Ty Olenchuck throws four touchdown passes and the Silver Foxes roll over the Eagles. Tom Knotts told media in postgame how proud he was of his defense saying that his first team unit has only given up one score all year. That’s pretty remarkable in high school football. On social media Friday, the…

Kiki’s Chicken & Waffles opening new location in Harbison area

Kiki’s new location Owner Kiki Cyrus poses in front of the soon-to-be newest Kiki’s Chicken & Waffles Show Caption Hide Caption Kiki’s signature chicken & waffles Show Caption Hide Caption Kiki’s soul food Show Caption Hide Caption Kiki’s signature chicken and waffles dish. Photos used with permission. Authentic chicken and waffles will soon be available to a new crowd of…

Main Street Columbia’s holiday ice skating rink to relocate this year

Columbia’s ice skating rink at Boyd Plaza. Photo courtesy of Howard Hunt. One of Columbia’s most loved winter activities is moving to a new location and getting a new name. Columbia’s Holiday ICE (once known as Main Street ICE), will relocate to the Harbison area at Columbiana Centre this year. In years past, the ice skating rink was set up…

Coroner identifies man after Bush River Road vehicle crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a vehicle accident. It occurred Thursday, in the 5900 block of Bush River Road at approximately 11:45 a.m. According to Fisher, Mr. Guy Wardell Barkdull, Jr., 62, of Columbia was pronounced dead at the scene. Barkdull’s vehicle left the road to the left side, travelled down an embankment,…

Body found in the Piney Grove Road area

Lexington County deputies are investigating a death after a body was found in a wooded area off of Piney Grove Road. The body that was found in the area may have been at the site for at least a few weeks, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies are not looking for suspects and they do not believe there…

High school football weekly preview, by Tyler Cupp

Cheraw football stadium. Photo from Cheraw asst. football coach Twitter account. Finally, back to football. After Hurricane Florence made its way to the coast and into the Carolinas, high school football obviously became an afterthought. But now, the state moves on and resumes play. With the ruling earlier this week from the South Carolina High School League to extend the…