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Gamecocks Get Team Win Against Gators

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Devan Downey scored 24 points to lead South Carolina to a 77-71 win over Florida on Wednesday night. Downey was off his nearly 31-point average in Southeastern Conference games, but he finally got help from his teammates. Brandis Raley-Ross added 20 for the Gamecocks (14-9, 5-4).Florida (17-7, 6-4) led for most of the game. But the…

Johnson Crashes At Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Four-time defending NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has crashed during practice for the Daytona 500. Johnson was among several cars caught up in the accident during Wednesday’s second practice at Daytona International Speedway. Mike Bliss seemed to trigger it when he lost control of his car coming out of a turn. Bliss turned sideways, then shot…

Kentucky Rolls Past Tide 66-55

LEXINGTON, Ky. — John Wall had 22 points and 10 rebounds for his first double-double, and fellow freshman DeMarcus Cousins got his seventh in a row, as No. 3 Kentucky outmuscled Alabama 66-55 on Tuesday night. With 16 points and 13 rebounds, Cousins extended his UK freshman record with 15 double-doubles. The last Kentucky player to get seven in a…

Must See TV:USC Baseball Schedule

Columbia, S.C. (USC SID) — The South Carolina baseball team will have 13 regular season games televised for the 2010 season. SportSouthwill carry nine home baseball games with CSS televising three games and ESPNU also airing one contest. All home games nottelevised will also be streamed live on GamecocksOnline.com.Here is the complete TV schedule as of February 10, 2010. Please…

Report:Braves Offer Damon 1-Year Deal

ATLANTA (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Atlanta Braves have made an offer to free agent outfielder Johnny Damon. The person spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity because no agreement has been reached. Atlanta’s offer is believed to be for one year and include deferred money. Damon’s agent, Scott Boras, has said…

Tigers Snap Skid vs. Florida St.

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — David Potter and Andre Young each had career highs of 19 points as Clemson ended a four-game losing streak to Florida State with a 77-67 victory Wednesday night. The Tigers (17-7, 5-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) had come in having lost four of five this season, the one-time ACC contenders in danger of falling even further out…

All Flights To D.C. and Philly Canceled

Airlines have canceled all flights to and from Columbia Metro Airport on Wednesday. Flights were also canceled for Monday and Tuesday, and officials say the same flight routes will be delayed Thursday morning. Airlines say to call for your specific flight information.

Bill: Cost of New Units in Heating Bill

(AP) _ South Carolina legislators are consideringan energy bill to allow residents to retrofit their homes with nomoney down while also paying lower electricity bills. The state’s electric cooperatives are proposing to tie the costof retrofitting homes to monthly utility bills. A Senate Judiciary subcommittee is to discuss a bill Tuesdaycreating the program. Utilities would pay for things such as…

Hidden Columbia: Forest Acres Chimney

This edition of Hidden Columbia will especially interest those of you in the Forest Acres area. As Anderson Burns explains, an old chimney is there. It stands by itself, but tells the story of so much more. To see the video click on player under the news section. To see this story, or any previous Hidden Columbia, check out Facebook,…

Rate Hike Proposed for Columbia Water and Sewer

City of Columbia water and sewer customermay soon be paying more. The City of Columbia is taking on over 60 million dollars in projects to renovate the sewer system. In order to pay for that, City Manager Steve Gantt says City of Columbia water and sewer customers are facing a five percent rate hike starting in July. City council is…