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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 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 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 than 250 dinners and resources to the center’s clients Wednesday. The event was part of Subway’s inaugural Day of Giving, aimed to assist people in need with a free meal…

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…

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…

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…

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…

A body found on Damascus Church Road in Kershaw County is the result of a homicide, according to Kershaw County Coroner David West.  The body was found, Wednesday, by a woman coming home from work, said West. The deceased was identified as Cletis Edward Baker Jr. He was 44-years-old and of Kershaw County.  No more information was released by the…

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…

Allen Wallace photos. The best kind of war was waged in the Vista Wednesday night: the kind in which no one gets hurt, everyone goes home happy, and a good cause comes out on top. The Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina Sales and Marketing Council (SMC of Greater Columbia) took over Tin Roof Columbia for the fourth annual…

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…

GoFlashWin photo Nominees for Mr.Richland County Football Player of the Year were released Wednesday. The award, presented by the Richland County Recreation Commission and the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation, was created in 2017. The winner will be announced at a banquet on December 5. Nominees include: Dontorian Best, Linebacker AC Flora Max Miller, RB/LB Cardinal Newman Damondre Anderson,…

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….

The Palms on Lady – rendering provided. The Arnold Companies, a Columbia-based commercial development firm, announced plans to build the first new residential tower in the central business district of downtown Columbia, located at the corner of Lady and Assembly streets. The spot previously housed Moe Levy’s and Howard Sports. It will be converted into 83 urban residences known as…

First three photos obtained from Graduate Columbia website. Other photos by Cola Daily staff. A new hotel held its ribbon cutting Wednesday at a familiar location. Graduate Columbia is a 116 room, three-story hotel in the space formerly occupied by The Inn at USC. According to Director of Sales Leanna Lee, Columbia’s location was the 16th Graduate hotel to open,…

I-26 SCDOT photo Sen. Nikki Setzler, of West Columbia, is co-chairing a panel that has been assembled to address congestion on South Carolina’s interstates. Senate Finance Chairman Hugh Leatherman issued a memo thanking members for serving on the special subcommittee. Setzler is the co-chairman of the committee with Sen. Thomas Alexander. In the memo, Leatherman explains the need to address…

Joseph Azar, longtime Five Points business owner. Well-known Columbia businessman and activist Joe Azar has died. Azar was the owner of Upstairs Audio for more than four decades, located at 746 Harden St. in Five Points. He was also known for his interest in local politics, having run for mayor and Columbia City Council. Azar was 67-years-old. Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin…

Jack Crayne photography. RIVER BLUFF 36 LUGOFF-ELGIN 19 Braden Walker had 198 yards and a couple of touchdowns as the Gators pulled away late from the Demons. The game was fairly close until midway through the third when River Bluff put together some big plays in both the passing and running game. Jackson Stone had only 240 yards through three…

Sergeant First Class Bryan Lewis. Ethan Gardner photo. Bryan Lewis is an example of how far hard work and a passionate drive will take you. Not only has Lewis served for 30 honorable years in the United States Army, he also runs a business that was passed down to him by his late father. Lewis prides himself on keeping the…

Do you think it’s been hot this September? The forecast is for some lower temperatures later this week. Highs will be in the 90s, with lows in the 70s, that’s above normal, Monday and Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Columbia. But highs will drop to the lower to mid 80s for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Overnight lows…

South Carolina lost to No. 2 Alabama at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday, by a score of 47-23. USC was a 26-point underdog, but the Gamecocks stayed competitive in the game. In the end, South Carolina’s inability to score when in the red zone was one of the big differences between the two teams. Freshman South Carolina quarterback Ryan Hilinski was…

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts released the name of the individual who died Saturday after being involved in a shooting incident at Roof and Clifford Streets in Columbia. According to Watts, John Louis Green, 33, of Greenway Drive, Columbia, was transported from the scene by Richland County EMS and taken to Prisma Health Richland Memorial Hospital where he died at…

Richland County Sheriff’s deputies, while on patrol, observed a man walking in the road in the 7200 block of Clifford Drive, at approximately 2:25 a.m, Saturday. He with a gunshot wound to the upper body. The man was transported to a local hospital, where he later died, according to the RCSD. Investigators are asking anyone with information about this incident…

Curator Saddler Taylor shares information about the exhibit with the crowd. Karamie Sullivan photos. The University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum held a reception Thursday night, inviting guests to view their newest art exhibit. “Piece by Piece: Quilts from the Permanent Collection,” illustrates the evolution of quilt making traditions over the past 150 years, representing artistic heritages from Europe, Africa…

  GoFlashWin.com file photo (Sept. 6) Richland-Lexington County High School footbal scores: Augusta Christian 19, Cardinal Newman 14 Blythewood 27, North Augusta 24 Camden 43, Fort Mill 27 Camden Military Academy 42, Asheville School, N.C. 8 Dreher 42, Eau Claire 12 Fairfield Central 19, Calhoun County 6 First Baptist 28, Ben Lippen 21 Gilbert 42, Airport 32 Hammond 56, Pinewood…

GoFlashWin photo. RIVER BLUFF (3-0) AT LUGOFF-ELGIN (1-2) The Gators’ opponents so far this season have a combined record of 1-8. That includes the three wins the Gators have against them of course. So it’s hard to tell if this Gator team which won nine games last season, is as good in 2019. Here’s what I do know, however. Braden…

A vehicle crash claimed the life of an 83-year old woman, according to Kershaw County Coroner David West. The woman has been identified by West as Alma Bowen from the Camden area. The wreck happened at I-20 and 521 around 3 p.m., Thursday. Bowen was a passenger in the vehicle her husband was driving. Bowen was wearing a seat belt,…

Lidl representatives cut the ribbon at the new Columbia location at 7:45 a.m. Thursday. Chris Timmers photos. Columbia residents welcomed a new grocer to the city early Thursday morning. Lidl is a German-based discount grocer, founded in 1973. Since its first store opened in Ludwigshausen, the chain has grown to more than 10,800 stores in 32 countries. The Columbia store…

Photo obtained from Columbia Metropolitan Airport Facebook page. The Columbia Metropolitan Airport will be conducting a full-scale emergency exercise Thursday morning, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. AirSafe 2019 will be held on the airport property adjacent to Platt Springs Road. Airport representatives want the public to be aware that this is a practice drill, and should not alarm passers…

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts released the name of the individual who died Tuesday night after being involved in a single-vehicle collision in the 1600 block of Bluff Road, Columbia. The incident occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. According to Watts, Bennett Reeves, 21, of Sumter Avenue in Summerville, was the unrestrained driver who lost control of his vehicle, overcorrected and…

Brian Morris and Jillian Owens – UofSC’s recipients of the 40th Love Story Wedding. Photos provided. One couple is about to receive a free wedding. Representatives from UofSC announced the couple who just won the 40th University of South Carolina Love Story Wedding. Students in the wedding planning class chose Columbia natives Jillian Owens and Brian Morris as the recipients….

Columbia Fire Department second shift crews on the Tower 9 and Engine 2 fire trucks arrived at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center Wednesday morning for a 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony. Members of many other agencies were at the ceremony, including the Columbia Police Department and the S.C. Highway Patrol. Representatives from the Columbia Police Department posted a tweet Wednesday morning: “Chief…

The SC Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash in Richalnd County. It happened around 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of Bluff Road (SC48)  and Key Road, according to Master Trooper David Jones. He said a 2004 Honda CRV was traveling west on Bluff Road when it ran off the right side of the road, then over corrected, and…

Army Veteran Katie Nash – photo provided. Not everyone who serves is immune to injuries during military service. Katie Nash knows all too well the importance of taking care of yourself. She was a member of an airborne unit while serving seven honorable years in the US Army. Nash continues to suffer from lower back pain and other injuries sustained…

The storm clouds rolled out and the shoppers rolled in to Blythewood, Ridgeway and Winnsboro as the annual Big Grab Yard Sale opened for business Friday. The eighth annual Big Grab is 50-mile path of vendors, small businesses and families who set up shop on an asymmetrical figure-eight loop along highways 321, 34 and 21 between and through the three…

GoFlashWin.com photos CAMDEN 41 HARTSVILLE 27 What a win for Camden. The Bulldogs got 278 yards rushing with 150 of those coming from star tailback Willis Lane. He added 3 touchdowns in the win. On defense, it was a stellar effort as they held Hartsville to 238 yards total. And 90 of those yards came in the fourth quarter alone….

South Carolina recorded a 72-10 win over Charleston Southern on Saturday. The game was highlighted by the star of freshman phenom quarterback Ryan Hilinski. Hilinski completed 24 of 30 passes for 282 yards and two touchdowns. He ran for another TD . Hilinski was the backup and was elevated to starter after senior Jake Bentley broke his foot versus North…

Richland County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the 90 block of Summit Ridge Circle at approximately 6:15 Friday morning after a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, deputies located two individuals who were deceased inside the home. It has been described as a domestic incident by the RCSD. The possibility that it is a murder-suicide is being investigated. The is…

Sunny skies and open roads in Myrtle Beach. Governor Henry McMaster has lifted evacuation orders, Friday morning, for residents in all evacuated counties, effective immediately. The affected counties are: Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Georgetown, and Horry. The governor lifted the evacuation orders for Beaufort, Jasper, and Colleton counties yesterday. Local schools districts were also given the authority to open schools. State…

The Columbia Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting in the 7300 block of Patterson Road. The incident occurred before 5 a.m.Friday. The male victim was shot in the upper body. Investigators are gathering information on the circumstances. If you have tips to aid the case, call Crimestoppers 1-888-CRIME-SC. CPD file photo.  Categories: Columbia, Richland County

Do you have storm fatigue because of Hurricane Dorian? The storm has passed and Richland and Lexington county schools are operating on a normal schedule. The forecast for Friday is sunny, with a high of 95 degrees. And there’s good news.  S.C. Public Safety director Leroy Smith said there were no deaths reported from the storm. In Richland and Lexington…

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of a pedestrian who died after being struck by multiple vehicles Thursday morning on I-20 eastbound at mile marker 65.  The incident occurred at approximately 5:40 a.m. Christy Mildred Branham, 46, of James Dunbar Road, Pelion, died at the scene after being struck.  An autopsy indicated that the cause of death…

Jack Crayne photography. CAMDEN (2-0) AT HARTSVILLE (2-0) My game of the week takes place just outside the Midlands area. The oldest rivalry in the state gets renewed on Friday as the Bulldogs travel to Kellytown. One of the power programs in the Palmetto State, Hartsville has been somewhat under the radar this year. Camden is on a nice hot…

. Richland One; Richland Two: Lexington County School District One; Lexington Two; Lexington-Richland School District Five schools and offices will be closed Thurs. (Sept. 5) due to forecasts of high wind and gusts resulting from Hurricane Dorian. A release from Dawn Kujawa, communications director for Lexington School district Two reads: All afternoon and evening activities are cancelled for Thursday,  including…

Representatives from Riverbanks Zoo & Garden announced Wednesday afternoon that the zoo will be closed to the public Thursday. The announcement reads: “Due to the threat of inclement weather from Hurricane Dorian, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will be closed to the public this Thursday, September 5. Updated park closing information will be posted online at www.riverbanks.org.” Categories: Columbia, Richland County,…

A view of the SC State Fair from the top of the Ferris wheel. Karamie Sullivan photo. Representatives from the South Carolina State Fair announced Wednesday morning that discounted admission tickets and ride vouchers are now available. They can be found through Oct. 8 at participating Circle K stores, and scstatefair.org. The South Carolina State Fair’s roving ticket booth, FRED,…

Lane reversal operations on I-26 in South Carolina will cease at noon Wednesday so that crews can seek shelter at safe locations outside of the storm’s projected path, according to the SC Department of Public Safety. Law enforcement will begin at noon Wednesday breaking down the lane reversal on I-26 between Charleston and Columbia. If you still wish to use…

The National Weather Service – Columbia’s latest forecast is calling for rain Thursday as Hurricane Dorian passes off the coast of South Carolina. Rain should end by midnight, Thursday. The forecast for Friday is for sun and a high of 92. From the NWS-Columbia There is a Hurricane Warning Entire SC Coast / Flash Flood Watch Mainly I-95 East. Major…

Due to the approach of Hurricane Dorian, Congaree National Park will close at 12 noon on Wednesday, Sept. 4. The park, including all trails, facilities and campgrounds, will remain closed until further notice. For current park information, please visit www.nps.gov/cong. About: Astonishing biodiversity exists in Congaree National Park, the largest intact expanse of old growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in…

Chili Mac Attack Sundae – food images from South Carolina State Fair website. One of the biggest reasons thousands of people travel to the South Carolina State Fair every year is not for the rides – but for the variety of sweet, saucy, greasy, and all-around delicious food. According to the fair’s website, there will be five new options added…

For Thursday the NWS-Columbia forecast is: Tropical storm conditions possible. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Hurricane Dorian was 105 miles east of West Palm Beach, Fla, early Tuesday morning. It has been downgraded to a…