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Greek Festival continues to be a hit in Columbia after 33 years

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One dead after boating accident on Lake Murray

One person has died and two more were taken to the hospital after a boating accident on Lake Murray, Saturday night. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources reported the incident. According to DNR, the accident happened off Johnson Marina Road in Chapin, close to the Rusty Anchor restaurant. No more information is available, but this report will be  updated…

Park(ing) Day transforms Main Street metered spots into temporary parks

IMG_1305 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_1307 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_1313 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_1317 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_1319 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_1315 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_1311 Show Caption Hide Caption Allen Wallace photos. Parking was even harder to find than usual on Main Street in Columbia Friday, but in this case it was by design….

Thousands join in 5K to honor 9/11 hero

IMG_1360 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_1333 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_1356 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_1339 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_1353 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_1336 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_1342 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_1349 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_1354 Show Caption Hide Caption IMG_1346 Show Caption Hide Caption   Allen Wallace photos. It’s been 18 years since Stephen…

Lexington Two school employees recognized for service

Nearly 50 longtime employees of Lexington Two were recognized for their service this week. Awards were presented for 10, 20  and 30 years of service in Lexington Two during a reception before Thursday’s monthly Board of Trustees meeting. Among the recipients, their schools and years of service: 10-year awards: Annette Ariail, Cayce Elementary; Sean Bech, Riverbank Elementary; Dawn Blaum, Springdale…

Gamecocks lose at Missouri

Missouri defeated South Carolina 34-14 on Saturday. The game was played in Columbia, Mo. With the win the Tigers improve to 3-1 and 1-0 Southeastern Conference. South Carolina is 1-3 and 0-2 SEC. USC had just 16 rushing yards. Freshman quarterback Ryan Hilinski completed 13 of 30 passes for 166 yards. The Gamecocks return home next Saturday night and face…

River Bluff, Gilbert remain undefeated, to face each other next week

Thomas Grant Jr. photo. The stage is now set for next week’s “Showdown in the Swamp” between two Lexington County undefeated teams. River Bluff and Gilbert both improved to 5-0 Friday and will face each other in each teams’ final non-region regular season contest. The Gators held off Irmo 14-7 at home. Shrine Bowl running back Braden Walker accounted for…

West Columbia’s Enabling Park moves closer toward completion

Enabling 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Enabling Park 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Enabling Park Show Caption Hide Caption Parking Show Caption Hide Caption It will not be long before West Columbia’s new Enabling Park, for people of all abilities, will be complete. The park is on Hudson Street, adjacent to the West Columbia Riverwalk. “The parking lot has been…

Friday night high school football scores

River Bluff RB Braden Walker goes over the pile in win over Irmo. GoFlashWin.com photo. There was a full slate of high school football action, Friday. Here are the scores: AC Flora 42, Richland Northeast 11 Andrew Jackson 40, North Central 7 Airport 42, Lower Richland 30 Ben Lippen 35, Augusta Christian 14 CA Johnson 19, Pelion 14 Camden 31,…

Subway donates, serves more than 250 meals at Transitions Homeless Center

Subway 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Subway 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Subway 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Subway 4 Show Caption Hide Caption Subway 5 Show Caption Hide Caption Subway employees were on site at Transitions Wednesday to prepare dinners for clients. Photos provided. Local Subway restaurants in the Columbia area partnered with Transitions Homeless Center to provide more…

Woman dies in Kershaw County house fire

Kershaw County 911 received a call at 6:10 p.m. on Thursday in reference to a house fire on Thoroughfare Branch Rd in the Cassatt area, according to Kershaw County Coroner David West. When Kershaw County Fire Service arrived on the scene the house was just about fully involved. First responders were told that the woman who lived there was still…

Woman runs over fiance, claims he was talking to other women

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced the arrest of a woman on attempted murder charges during a domestic violence incident. Brittany Felder, 31, was arrested on Wednesday, Sept. 18, on charges of attempted murder. Felder is being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. On Wednesday around 10 p.m., deputies responded to a domestic assault involving a vehicle at…

High school football week 4 preview, by Tyler Cupp

DeQuandre Smith has accounted for 10 total touchdowns for the Vikings. GoFlashWin photo. SPRING VALLEY (2-1) AT CHAPIN (2-1) I like this game a lot. These two teams are still figuring themselves out I think. Spring Valley’s new spread offense seems to be gaining confidence each week while Chapin is working at being more consistent. To be fair, both teams…

Vehicle rolls over man and kills him, coroner believes

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts released the name of the individual who was found unresponsive behind Wal-Mart at 1180 Dutch Fork Road, Irmo, on Tuesday. Jacob Hunter Roberts, 21, of Edgemore Road, Columbia, was found lying beneath his vehicle in the wooded area behind the store.  Mr. Roberts, who died at the scene, appeared to have been trying to repair…

John Hardee Expressway at airport renamed Columbia Airport Expressway

Photo courtesy Bruce D. Holmes The S.C, Department of Transportation Commission  re-named the portion of Road S-378 in Lexington County between Platt Springs Road (SC 602) and Airport Boulevard (SC 302) as the “Columbia Airport Expressway” It was named the “John Hardee Expressway.” In August, Hardee, 72, was booked into Richland County’s Alvin S Glenn Detention Center on a charge…

New River District Association holds meeting, seeks members

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Seven new rides will be introduced at this year’s South Carolina State Fair

Maybe it’s the view from the highest point of the Ferris wheel, or the way your stomach feels when suddenly falling dozens of feet on the Drop Zone – whatever the reason, thousands of people come to the South Carolina State Fair for the rides. This year, fair representatives announced that there will be seven new rides available to anxious…

Mr. Richland County Football Player of the Year nominees announced

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Portion of the Cayce Riverwalk closed for possible suicide investigation

Thomas Newman Boat Landing, Cayce Riverwalk. A portion of the Cayce Riverwalk (Phase 4 – Thomas Newman Boat Landing) is currently closed. The Cayce Department of Public Safety is investigating a possible suicide. More details will be provided as they become available, according to Ashley Hunter, City of Cayce spokeswoman. Categories: Cayce, Lexington County, West Columbia

Six Midlands teams make S.C. Prep Football Media Poll

Defending state champions Dutch Fork and Hammond School lead the way among eight Midlands teams who appear in this week’s respective prep football polls. The Silver Foxes (2-0-1) remain atop the S.C. Prep Football Media rankings in Class 5A. They are currently riding a 29-game undefeated streak and travel to Blythewood Friday looking to extend a 19-game road winning streak….

Lexington 1 to purchase Lexington Middle School relocation site

A release below from Mary Beth Hill- Lexington One Communications Director. The Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees, Tuesday, accepted the administration’s recommendation to give final approval to purchase property for $1,594,575.00 ($47,500 per acre) for the purpose of relocating Lexington Middle School. The negotiated price is on the low end of the independent appraisals the district received….

Pine Ridge Middle’s Jennifer Eskridge is Lexington 2 Teacher of the Year

PRMS Principal David Basile and Jennifer Eskridge is Lexington 2 Teacher of the Year. By Dawn Kujawa- Lexington Two Communications Director No one was surprised when Jennifer Eskridge became a teacher. After all, her mother, grandmother, several aunts and an uncle were all educators. But Eskridge got a surprise of her own Tuesday, when Lexington Two Superintendent Dr. William B….