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Lexington Police were working a collision, Monday morning on Sunset Blvd. (US-378) at Caughman Farm Road. The crash had all inbound lanes closed at about 8 a.m.

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“Dance,” Martha Graham once said, “is the hidden language of the soul.” Friday night at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, young dancers put their souls on display to celebrate and help their friends and peers who are fighting cancer and remember those no longer with them.

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The October full moon was also a Hunter's Moon. It rose Sunday night and reached fullness at 5:08 p.m. These photos were taken in West Columbia, near Lexington. Over Northside Middle School. 

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Due to the annual South Carolina State Fair, parking and traffic will present potential challenges for fans attending the Oct. 19 South Carolina football game against Florida at Williams-Brice Stadium. Fans are encouraged to arrive early for the game.

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Visitors to this year’s State Fair will have a new weekend shuttle option for getting to the fairgrounds and can receive a complimentary $5 food voucher in the process. The COMET transit system in Columbia will provide FREE shuttle service between the South Carolina State Museum at 301 Gerva…

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Lederhosen and dirndls were the dress of the day and polka music filled the air as area residents filled Doko Meadows Park for Blythewood’s first Oktoberfest.

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JerryFest was created in honor of the late Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, but the annual event in Columbia’s Five Points appeals not only to Deadheads (as the band’s fans are known) but also to fans of music of all kinds, as well as those who simply love the culture of love and togethern…

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The high temperature in Columbia Friday, recorded at 1:52 p.m., was 100 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

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They call it the Okra Strut, but the vegetable also known as the lady’s finger is only a small part of the reason thousands of people flocked to Irmo Community Park on Saturday.

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When Zoe Tipping was fighting for her life, the Child Life program staff at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital in Columbia was there to help her and her family through an incredibly difficult time. Zoe won her battle, and now she and her family and schoolmates are helping kids win theirs.

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It was announced Thursday that tickets for the ALABAMA 50th Anniversary Tour are on sale now, available at ticketmaster.com, and in-person at the Colonial Life Arena box office.

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It’s been 18 years since Stephen Siller gave his life to save the lives of strangers. Friday night in Columbia, more than 2,000 people gathered to honor his memory and legacy.

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…

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…

Suzette Shirey and Leah Machino of Mardel. The Mardel Christian and Education Store held a ribbon-cutting and Grand Opening Monday morning. The new business is in the West Side Plaza next to Hobby Lobby, 2305 Augusta Rd. West Columbia. “It’s a great addition to the growing number of businesses in West Columbia,” said Richard Skipper, executive director of the Greater…

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…

The City of West Columbia is holding a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for the City of West Columbia’s Meeting Street Artisan Market on Saturday, Sept. 14 – at 9 a.m. The market will be open until 1 p.m. Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Business, Cayce, Lexington, Lexington County, West Columbia

Keep The Midlands Beautiful Executive Director Jacqueline Buck with WCBF Chairwoman Melissa Sprouse-Browne. The Fifth Annual Tribute for Trees Gala drew its largest crowd ever to the Brookland Room of the West Columbia City Hall Tuesday evening. Keep The Midlands Beautiful Executive Director Jacqueline Buck, who is retiring, was honored for her contributions to the West Columbia Beautification Foundation and…

Photo from Doko Film Fest Facebook page. Entries are now open for the second Doko Film Fest for high school aged filmmakers from South Carolina and beyond. Students ages 14 to 18 can submit two-minute to 10-minute productions in short story, documentary, music video, comedy, animation or pocket studio categories. Pocket studio entries must be shot and edited entirely on…

Image from Steel Hands Facebook page. Steel Hands is located at 2350 Foreman St., Cayce. Cayce’s Steel Hands Brewing will be hosting some special guests Wednesday to help raise money for a worthy cause. Songwriters in the Round will be an evening of entertainment, where four of Nashville’s top songwriters will share stories behind some of their hit songs. Brent…

The West Columbia Beautification Foundation will hold its 5th Annual Tribute for Trees Fundraiser, on Tuesday, at West Columbia City Hall, 200 N. 12th Street, West Columbia. The gala is from 5:30 p.m.until 7:30 p.m. Funds raised at the event will be used to plant trees around the City of West Columbia, beautifying the roadways on Meeting Street and Augusta…

As a testament to West Columbia’s revitalization effort; the ribbon was cut on the city’s Interactive Art Park, Wednesday. West Columbia Mayor Bobby Horton spoke of the significance of the park, at 425 Meeting Street. He said it’s only the beginning of more to come. “It’s intended to bring visitors and patrons,”  Horton said. The park adds an arts-rich dimension…

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,…

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…

Karamie Sullivan photos. Thousands of Chapin families lined both sides of Chapin Road Monday morning to partake in the town’s most well-known tradition: the 40th Annual Labor Day Parade. Participants came out of the General Information Services parking lot, down the street, ending on St. Peter’s Church Road. Streets were blocked off for the parade at 9 a.m. and reopened…

Jack Crayne Photography. CAMDEN 33 LUGOFF-ELGIN 20 The 40th edition of the Wateree River rivalry went to the Bulldogs of Camden. It was their second straight win in the series and 32nd overall. The Bulldogs got over 170 yards rushing again from electric running back Willis Lane. But it was also a big night for sophomore Anthony Lyles who caught…

Author Robin H. Jackson, Joe Pinner, Melissa Sprouse-Browne at the Trees Tribute 2017. The Fifth Annual West Columbia Beautification Foundation’s Tribute for Trees Gala is Tuesday, Sept. 10. It’s in the New Brookland Room of the West Columbia City Hall, 200 N. 12th St. “We’re really looking forward to the Tribute for Trees Gala,” said Melissa Sprouse-Browne, chairwoman of the…

Whole Arted’s sign is visible from the road – the studio is positioned down the driveway (second building). Photos provided. It’s time to make some art, Chapin. Residents can now get in touch with their creative side when visiting the town’s newest business, located at 209 E. Boundary St. Whole Arted Studio, owned by Mercy Clonts, will offer a variety…