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Monday's finale of the fifth annual Crescent Construction Martin Luther King Jr. Bash pitted two defending boys' basketball champions against each other.

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A scoring dual and the top two teams in Class 4A falling to defeat were among the highlights of day one of the Crescent Construction Boys and Girls’ Martin Luther King Jr. Bash.

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Ground was broken, officially, on Marriott International's TownPlace Suites at 2915 Sunset Blvd. in West Columbia (across from Lexington Medical Center) Friday morning. Site work on the project has been going on for a while.  

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“I can barely believe it, either, but work is finally underway on Wilton Road,” wrote Rep. Micah Caskey on his Facebook page, Monday. He also posted a photo of a crew working on Wilton Road.

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Trailing as many as 10 points with less than three minutes left, the White Knoll girls' basketball team scored the final 10 points of the game to stun defending Region 5-5A champion Lexington 44-43 Tuesday night at Wildcat Gymnasium.

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Former Lexington County Councilman Ned Tolar died at Lexington Medical Center Sunday. He was a businessman and he represented West Columbia and part of Lexington – District 8 – while on council. Tolar left council in 2018, replaced by Glen Conwell.

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Lexington County Emergency crews responded to the scene, early Monday morning, of a commercial structure fire in the 1600 block of Two Notch Road, in Lexington, according to a County of Lexington report.

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Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a residential structure fire that occurred in the 400 block of Gardners Terrace Road in West Columbia. The fire occurred Tuesday evening.

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Some big changes are coming for Columbia area teams. The proposed South Carolina High School League 2020-2022 realignment was released Thursday and there are quite a few adjustments that will be made. This is done by the league every two years to level the playing field among the schools thr…

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A new West Columbia business welcomed four-legged customers and their humans to 1301 C. Avenue Thursday morning. Wags to Whiskers held its official ribbon cutting, hosted by the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce.

The National Weather Service-Columbia is warning motorists to "Watch out for areas of dense fog early (Tuesday) morning in central SC especially in the eastern Midlands.

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…

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 paved and striped,” said West Columbia City Councilman and Mayor Pro-Tem, Tem Miles. “The playground equipment has been set up.” Miles said he expects…