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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…

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Richland County Coroner Gary Watts released the name of the individual who died  in a motorcycle collision Wednesday. The collision occurred at approximately 4:10 p.m. at the intersection of Farrow Road and Hobart Road, Blythewood. Justin G. Stillinger, 20, of Garden Springs Road, Columbia, was the driver of the motorcycle that was headed southbound on Farrow Road. when it struck…

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I-77 – SCDOT image. From Brittany P. Harriot Public Information Coordinator SC Department of Transportation The S.C. Department of Transportation announced, Thursday, the start of construction on SC 277 Northbound Bridge over Interstate 77 in Richland County. This project is part of SCDOT’s 10-year Strategic Plan to improve structurally deficient bridges across South Carolina. The project begins approximately 1,500 feet…

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Motorists in Northeast Richland can expect delays. The SCDOT will begin a six-week long construction project to the repair the bridge on Killian Road and I-77. Work is scheduled to start Monday night. Traffic in just one lane will be allowed for westbound drivers on parts of Killian Road. The closed lanes will start at Killian Crossing and end after…

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RVHS – Richland 2 photo A Richland County Sheriff’s Department School Resource Officer responded to an altercation involving a teacher and 15-year-old student at Ridge View High School at approximately 1 pm Tuesday afternoon. Afterward, the teacher was placed on administrative leave. No other students or staff were involved in the incident. Richland School District Two administrators are also investigating…

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Clemson Road. Starting Monday, motorists who regularly travel Clemson Road in Northeast Richland County are encouraged to seek alternate routes to avoid daylong lane closures related to road construction in the area. Lane closures will occur from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Richland County transportation officials anticipate significant traffic delays the entire week as crews work to…

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Richland County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to shots fired at Parklane Road and O’Neal Court at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday. When they arrived, they found two men who had been shot in the upper body. Both men were rushed to a local hospital. One man has died and the other remains in the hospital. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with…

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Crafty Crab Seafood, Melbourne, Fla. The former Applebee’s Restaurant at 245 Oneil Court in Northeast Columbia has been leased to new tenant, Crafty Crab Seafood. NAI Columbia Director of Retail Services Patrick Palmer represented the landlord in the lease transaction. Crafty Crab will open its First Midlands location, according to a release, Monday,  from NAI .Columbia There currently have five…

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File photo of interstate. An interstate concrete patching project will begin in Richland County Thursday night. The contractor will be working on Interstate 77, Mile Marker 22 to Mile Marker 23 in the northbound lane. Crews will start working at 6 p.m. and will work until 7 a.m. This work should last for approximately 2 weeks. Categories: Blythewood, Columbia, Dentsville, Richland County

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It was a good time for a great cause. A fundraiser was held Thursday for Friends of Sesqui at Columbia Craft on Greene Street. Sesquicentennial State Park encompasses 1,419 acres at 9564 Two Notch Road Those attending the fundraiser grabbed a beer and toasted the exciting updates Friends of Sesqui has in store for Sesquicentennial State Park. And $1 from…

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The IPRA Championship Rodeo makes its stop in Blythewood June 1 and 2. It’s the Eighth Annual rodeo in Blythewood and includes eight action-packed events. The rodeo also features National Celebrity Funnyman Matt Merritt who will be on hand both nights to welcome a host of National Champion Cowboys and Cowgirls as well as many other competitors seeking coveted points…

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Adrenaline Trampoline Park and Entertainment Center staff- Karamie Sullivan photos. There’s a new business opening this month at 7451 Garner’s Ferry Road, with the goal to provide entertainment for children, and maybe some adults too. Adrenaline Trampoline Park and Entertainment Center will open its doors May 26. The building, which was formerly the old Piggly Wiggly, was gutted and renovated to…

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Richland County is staffing the recycling collection site on Clemson Road to help reduce illegal dumping and keep the location tidy. The collection site, located at 900 Clemson Road in Northeast Richland County, now has a gate and is monitored by a County employee. It is open to the public from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. every day except Mondays and Wednesdays….

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One person has died and another was wounded after a shooting late Monday night, according to a Richland County Sheriff’s Department report. The shooting took place around 11:15 p.m. in the 800 block of Old Oak Drive. Two victims were found, said the sheriff’s department, and both were shot multiple times. One of the two who was shot, died on…

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Richland County Coroner Gary Watts released the names of the two men who died in a shooting incident that occurred on Saturday, around 5:20 p.m. The incident took place at 102 Henry Street, Eastover. The two men got into an argument at a family gathering, according to a Richland County Sheriff’s Department source, and shot each other. Woody Allen Goodwin,…

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Calling all superheroes! Put your superpowers to the test with a variety of games and activities to challenge your mental and physical strengths at the Kids Day Superhero Challenge on Saturday, May 5 at Finlay Park. This free, fun and interactive event will feature a Tiny Titans Fun Zone, Superhero Training Camp (climbing wall, an obstacle course, relay races, tug-of-war, etc.) &…

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Congaree Riverkeeper, Bierkeller Columbia, and the City of Columbia co-hosted Spider Lily Happy Hour at Riverfront Park, Tuesday. The festive activity offers the chance to come to the park, drink a beer from Bierkeller by the old pump house, and go on a “walk and talk tour” to see the spider lily, which has just begun to bloom. Spider Lily…

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Midlands Gives is going on until midnight, Tuesday. Give at midlandsgives.org There is a Midlands Give headquarters at the S.C. State Museum in Columbia. Just after 11 a.m., Tuesday $739,775 had been contributed by 6,029 donations to 356 organizations. Donations had reached over $750,000 as of 11:25 a.m.  Donations had reached more than $1 million as of 3 p.m. Midlands Gives is a 24-hour online…

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Employees of Senior Resources celebrated the grand opening of their new “home” for Meals on Wheels Thursday morning. The company also debuted its new food truck, that will be traveling around Columbia to raise additional funds for seniors of the community in need. Senior Resources has been delivering meals since 1975, but has always operated out of local churches. Now…

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The Sandhills Panera Bread in Columbia at 631 Promenade Place will host its first-ever “Stuff-The-Truck” book drive Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to support the Richland Two (R2) School District’s Ready to Read initiative. The program is requesting new or gently used books for pre-K to 2nd grade reading levels, and all book donors will receive a Panera…

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The River Alliance has been working for 15 years to create more public access to the rivers in Columbia, Cayce, and West Columbia. Their newest project is a trail stretching from I-26 to the Broad River, providing three miles of scenic Saluda River views, wheel-chair accessible walkways, and river access at almost any point on the path. At the end…

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Staff of Midlands Media Group with Alexandra Klar and Samantha Manning, who are driving the Wienermobile. The Oscar Meyer Wienermobile is in Columbia. The Wienermobile is in town for Saturday’s Lower Richland Sweet Potato Festival in Hopkins. It’s from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Hopkins Park, 6940 Lower Richland Blvd. Driving the Wienermobile are Samantha Manning and Alexandra. Klar….

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S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis. S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis delivered the keynote remarks at the Fourth Annual Advocacy Day for Access and Independence Rally. It was held on the State House grounds, Wednesday morning. Loftis discussed how the new South Carolina ABLE Savings Program provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity to open tax-advantaged savings accounts and creates a pathway to financial…

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Holbrook Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, and Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin spoke at a press conference Tuesday morning to address an ongoing problem the city continues to be faced with. Holbrook began by referencing a table that was filled with dozens of guns in front of the officers.  “What you see in front of you today is…

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Expect lots of rain Monday and Tuesday, with the possibility of thunderstorms and some river flooding. The National Weather Service in Columbia is forecasting rain, with about a 100 percent chance most of Monday. Rain is also forecast for Tuesday, but the possibility will decrease to 50 percent by the middle of Tuesday. Rain totals for the Midlands could be…

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The SCDOT is closing the right-hand  lane of Interstate 20 eastbound over the Wateree River in Kershaw County. It’s being closed Monday  morning to perform an emergency repair to a small section of bridge deck. The nature of the repair is full-depth concrete and the Department is expected to have all lanes back open Wednesday afternoon, (April 25.) Categories: Blythewood, Columbia, Dentsville,…

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Photos by Karamie Sullivan. The Transitions facility on Main Street in downtown Columbia has been in place since 2011. It was established to help assist and direct homeless residents of the Midlands. The building was re-structured to accommodate the organization after originally being created as a Comfort Inn. The facility has 260 beds, and allows people to stay for just…

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You can name Riverbanks Zoo new baby giraffe. The zoo is holding an online auction for the right to name the new baby girl, born at 1:18 p.m., April 2. Names for the baby giraffe can be entered at riverbanks.org The auction has started and ends at 6 p.m. on April 29. The female calf weighed 93 pounds and was 5’7″…

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Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died Wednesday afternoon in a single-vehicle collision. It occurred on I-77 Northbound at Killian Road, Columbia. The incident occurred at approximately 1 p.m. near mile marker 21. Tammy Teresa Green, 39, of Andora Drive, Rock Hill, was the unrestrained driver of a vehicle that struck a guard…

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Chet Wade, right, in interview with Michelle Renew of 94.3 FM- The Dude. Dominion Energy’s proposed purchase of Cayce-based SCANA would boost the South Carolina economy by $18.7 billion, according to a study released last week by the University of South Carolina. Chet Wade, Doninion’s vice president of corporate communications reiterated that finding Wednesday. He was interviewed by Michelle Renew…

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The fourteenth floor of the Bank of America Building at 1901 Main Street in Columbia was evacuated Wednesday, according to an eyewitness report. One of the tenants of an office on the fourteenth floor said the floor was cleared after a “suspicious package” was opened at the office of U.S. Sen. Tim Scott. The tenant said first responders in hazmat suits…

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A single-vehicle crash blocked two lanes of traffic on I-77 northbound in Richland County Wednesday afternoon, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. The SCHP is  investigating a fatal collision on I77 NB @ 21mm. The crash, near mile marker 21 and the Killian Road exit, involved injury. One motorist who passed the scene said  he saw a vehicle with a…

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Entering his third season as running backs coach at South Carolina, Bobby Bentley believes the talent level at the position has improved significantly. Now, he is ready for one of his talented athletes to become the leader of the group. “We want a dominant person to step up,” said Bentley. “You have to have another guy to fill in just…

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Artista Vista offers a chance to become immersed in the world of art. Families and lovers of art are invited to the corner of Lady and Lincoln Streets Thursday night to participate in an evening of celebration for arts in the Vista. The Vista Guild’s 27th Artista Vista is a gallery crawl that allows Midlands residents to meet local artists…

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A new restaurant name has popped up in the Midlands in the past year. It offers a new spin on the usual sushi-style ingredients. Poké Bros is known for serving “fresh fish Hawaiian style,” by putting sushi ingredients on top of a rice base, and serving it in bowl form. Since the first location opened in Five Points one year…

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Calling all superheroes. Put your superpowers to the test with a variety of games and activities to challenge your mental and physical strengths at the Kids Day Superhero Challenge on Saturday, May 5 at Finlay Park. It’s a  Columbia Parks and Recreation Department event. This free, fun and interactive event will feature a Tiny Titans Fun Zone, Superhero Training Camp…

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Columbia Police Department  investigators have arrested a 28-year-old female accused of assaulting a woman during an attempted exorcism. Brittany Jones, 28, who was arrested last week, is charged with Assault – First Degree and Kidnapping. Jones is currently housed at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center under a $100,000 bond. The suspect is accused of holding the 56-year-old female victim…

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The Lexington High School girls’ soccer team has clinched a fourth straight region title. LHS photo. By Thomas Grant Jr. The regular season in high school spring sports is drawing to a close. Teams in soccer, softball and baseball have either won and closing in on region titles, while the lacrosse playoffs kicked off for five teams. SOCCER Top-ranked and…

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Women from all around will come to Columbia’s Finlay Park Saturday to participate in Lexington Medical Center’s 17th Heart and Sole Run. According to Race Director Jeanne Moffett, the purpose of the race is to create awareness about heart disease in women, which is the number one killer of women today. Moffett said this is the type of race any…

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Several structures were damaged in Lexington County Sunday from a storm that passed through in mid-afternoon. In addition, power outages were reported of more than 30,000 homes in Richland and Lexington Counties. The Lexington Police Department reported a downed tree on the tracks that stopped a CSX train and closed South Lake Drive. A detour was implemented to get around…

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A tornado warning was issued for Lexington County, but it has expired. A tornado watch remains in effect until 7 p.m., Sunday after a severe thunderstorm raged through – causing power outages. Gusts of high wind- more than 70 mph- were reported by the National Weather Service in Columbia (based at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport in Cayce)  just before 2:30…

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A tornado watch has been issued for Columbia and parts of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The tornado watch is valid until 7 p.m. Sunday. The National Weather Service’s Columbia office issued the tornado watch, Sunday. In addition, a line of thunderstorms are predicted to move in and produce strong, damaging gusts of wind, and the possibility of…

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Saturday and Sunday the Columbia International Festival is going on at the S.C. State Fairgrounds. This festival showcases  the music, culture, food and performing arts of the various cultures, nationalities, races and language groups represented in South Carolina. Highlighted this year are the Mandarin speaking communities. Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Blythewood, Columbia, Dentsville, Eastover, Forest Acres, Hopkins, Lower Richland, Richland County

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Presbyterian retirement community members from across the state traveled to Columbia Friday with their “eyes on the prize.” They came to compete in the Presbyterian Community SC 2018 Olympic Games. The six Presbyterian Communities have come together for nine years, allowing residents to compete against each other in five Olympic games. The athletes participated in Wii (gaming system) bowling, bocce…

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South Caroliniana Library’s University Archivist Elizabeth West.  They wanted a view into the past. A crowd gathered on the University of South Carolina’s Horseshoe Thursday afternoon to listen to stories about the historic buildings, walkways, and walls of the ancient brick-road oval on Sumter Street. The South Caroliniana Library’s University Archivist Elizabeth West conducted a tour of stops in front…

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The newest animal to arrive at Riverbanks Zoo was not brought in from miles away. She is a baby giraffe, born April 2, at the zoo. According to Director of Animal Care and Welfare John Davis, the calf was 5’ 7”, weighing 93 pounds at birth. Davis said this is an average, healthy size for a newborn giraffe. Davis said…

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Owners Marcus Munse and Rita Patel. There’s a new hotel in Columbia, and it’s unique in its concept. Hotel Trundle is an independently owned boutique hotel, that is the idea of  husband and wife Marcus Munse and Rita Patel. Hotel Trundle is on Taylor Street in buildings previously occupied by Rose Talbert Paints, Western Auto, and Powell Furniture. The couple,…

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Brig. Gen. Milford H. “Beags” Beagle Jr. – Linked in Photo. The Army Training Center and Fort Jackson will welcome Brig. Gen. Milford H. “Beags” Beagle Jr., as its new commanding general in a ceremony tentatively scheduled in June. Beagle will assume command from Maj. Gen. Pete Johnson, who is leaving Fort Jackson to become the deputy commanding general, U.S….

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Michelle Renew of the Dude, Danielle Covelli of Covelli Enterprises, with Marie Stover and Colin Jones of Midlands Media Group. Covelli Enterprises, the largest franchisee of Panera Bread,  launched its “Pieces of Hope for Autism” cookie campaign, Monday.  The campaign will be conducted until Sunday, within Autism Awareness month for a project of the Medical University of South Carolina. “We’re…

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A Monday morning accident around mile marker 67 on I-20 West, in Richland County, has resulted in the closing of several lanes. The congestion is in the Monticello Road area, due to a multi-vehicle accident. Traffic was backed up for several miles. A fatality- related to a Monday morning accident in Richland County was later reported. The fatal collision occured just…

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Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died Friday morning in a single-vehicle collision. The crash occurred at 3:30 a.m. in the 1100 block of Leesburg Road, Columbia. Robert D. Edelmayer, 19, of Austin Street, Columbia, was the driver of a vehicle that left the road and struck a tree. Edelmayer was transported from…