Richland County

Chapin dance team performs at State Fair for 24th year in a row

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Richland Library Northeast reopens doors after 15 months of reconstruction

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Coroner identifies two Columbia men involved in separate vehicular accidents

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died as a result of being struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Taylor and Gadsden Streets in Columbia.  The incident occurred Wednesday around 5:40 a.m. Timothy Jerome Gadsden, 58, of Swan Lane in Columbia, was transported to Palmetto Health Richland Memorial hospital by EMS where…

West Columbia Police arrest Richland County man, charged with attempted murder

Antonio Eugene Howell.  WCPD provided photo. The West Columbia Police Department announced a Richland County man has been charged with attempted murder. The incident occurred Tuesday at 450 Meeting Street in West Columbia. Investigators have charged Antonio Eugene Howell, 37, of 4600 Fort Jackson Blvd., Columbia, with Attempted Murder and Possession of a Firearm during a Violent Crime. According to…

High school football weekly preview, by Tyler Cupp

GoFlashWin photos CHAPIN (4-3, 1-2) AT LEXINGTON (4-3, 1-1) A lot of history, pride and heritage on the field Friday night when the Wildcats come to Chapin. Lexington Coach Perry Woolbright will be walking into a stadium that is named after his grandfather. And coaching against a program where his father was a hall-of-famer. Cecil B. Woolbright as a coach…

Blythewood library hosts chamber’s After 5 event

Richland Library Blythewood. Jeanne Reynolds photos. No librarians could be heard “ssh”ing the lively crowd at the Richland Library Blythewood branch Tuesday evening as dozens of local business people enjoyed live jazz music, refreshments and networking at the October meeting of Blythewood After Five. The networking event is for Blythewood Chamber of Commerce members, prospective members and their guests, held…

Four new foods making debut at South Carolina State Fair

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Pedestrian killed on Taylor Street Wednesday morning, says CPD

CPD file photo. The Columbia Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit is investigating a fatal vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. The incident occurred shortly before 6 a.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of Taylor Street. The preliminary investigation reveals that the 53-year-old male pedestrian was walking southbound, crossing over Taylor Street when he was struck by a Ford Escape being driven…

New hotel slated for Blythewood

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Great American Whiskey Fair brings 500 types of whiskey to Columbia

GAWF-1 Show Caption Hide Caption GAWF-2 Show Caption Hide Caption GAWF-3 Show Caption Hide Caption GAWF-4 Show Caption Hide Caption Photos retrieved from website. Lovers of “brown water” will come together Thursday for the sixth annual Great American Whiskey Fair (GAWF). The event began in 2013 when Columbia’s Bourbon owner, Kristian Niemi realized there was a need for “a way…

Ben Lippen hosting “Touch-A-Truck,” showcasing trucks utilized in local careers

Graphic provided Families across the Midlands are invited to Ben Lippen School Saturday, to allow their children to touch and see a variety of vehicles that are used in local careers. “Touch-A-Truck” will provide kids with the opportunity to utilize their sensory skills, to “check out” different vehicles varying from big rigs, to tractors and fire trucks. “It’s a unique…

North Main Street blocked due to gas leak

The 3000-3300 block of N. Main Street in Columbia has been blocked off due to a gas line rupture, according to the Columbia Police Department. The issue was reported about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday. Units from the Columbia Fire Department are on the scene. Police are asking motorists to avoid the area. CPD photo.  Categories: Columbia, Richland County

Gilbert continues rapid rise in girls’ golf

Gilbert High girls’ golf team entering Season three under head coach Dru Nix. Front row (from left): Ally Moss, Meredith Price, Alexis Hodge, Edie Raine Hardee. Back row: Anna Moss, Kennedy Gooding, Camryn Sox and Kendall Brock. Dru Nix planted a seed in a modest field at Gilbert High three years ago. The seed was the site of the first-ever…

Metro sunrise – photos

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Spend a night inside State Museum during “Museum of Oz” Halloween event

Photo courtesy of State Museum. Many may have wondered what it would be like to spend a night inside the State Museum. Soon, families will get the opportunity to do just that, this Friday evening. The museum has recently been turned into “The Museum of Oz” for the Halloween season this year. According to the announcement, guests will get the…

Purple heart awarded to WWI Sergeant 100 years later

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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…

Walk for Life/Famously Pink Half Marathon fundraiser to fight breast cancer

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Columbia parade stresses fire prevention

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Man dies from injuries sustained in Oct. 3, crash

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts released the name of the individual who died as a result of a vehicle collision on Oct. 3. It occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m.  The incident at 7201 Cabin Creek Road, Hopkins. Bryan Stewart, 32, of Mount Elon Church Road, Hopkins, was transported from the scene by Richland County EMS and taken to Palmetto Health…

Gamecocks fall short to Texas A&M

The Gamecocks staged a third quarter rally but it was not enough to make up for a lot poor play in the first half. South Carolina fell 26-23 to No. 22 Texas A&M, Saturday, at Williams-Brice Stadium. USC  was down 16-0 at halftime, but tied the game in the third quarter.  With the loss, the Gamecocks are 3-3 overall, and 2-3…