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Blowfish Officially Moving To Lexington

Shanahan & Company Sports Management LLC, parent company of the Blowfish, announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Lexington County Recreation & Aging Commission to market and manage a new collegiate baseball stadium in Lexington County. Read more »

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Citations Issued For Allegedly Serving Alcohol To Minors

Columbia, SC (WOLO)-Several North Columbia convenience stores have been cited for allegedly providing alcohol to minors. Columbia police along with S.L.E.D. conducted undercover operations over the weekend at half a dozen stores along North Main Street, Monticello, Farrow and Fairfield Roads. Read More »

Closed hazardous waste landfill to get new manager

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The company that has monitored a closed hazardous waste landfill in Sumter County is handing over its duties. Read More »

40 Irmo Fires Believed to be Arson

An investigation is ongoing into over 40 fires, in Irmo, believed to be arson. Read More »

Man's Body Found by Railroad Tracks in Spartanburg

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) _ Officials are investigating the death of a man whose body was found beside railroad tracks in Spartanburg. Read More »

SC will keep fighting for gay marriage ban

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina will continue to defend itself against a lawsuit over its ban on gay marriage despite a decision by a federal appeals court with jurisdiction over the state that a similar gay marriage ban in Virginia is unconstitutional. Read More »

Employers to Receive Most Insurance Rebates, Not Employees

While it may be exciting to anticipate an insurance rebate due to the Affordable Care Act, insurance officials say most citizens won't actually see any of that money. Read More »

40 brush fires reported in Irmo in 5 hours

IRMO, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in a Columbia suburb say they are looking for an arsonist after firefighters fought more than 40 brush fires in one afternoon. Read More »

2 killed, 6 hurt in Sumter County crash

An accident in Sumter County has taken two lives and sent six others to the hospital. Read More »

Compromise reached on veterans' health program

House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records. Read More »

Heat advisory posted for parts of South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for much of eastern South Carolina. Read More »

USC, McNair research center celebrate new home

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The McNair Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research at the University of South Carolina is celebrating its new home near the campus in Columbia. Read More »

Fire Hits wood shop in W. Columbia

A fire in the 700 block of Meeting St. in West Columbia has closed traffic and sent large clouds of smoke in the area near downtown Columbia. Details emerging...... Read More »

Second American Contracts Ebola

A second American working in Liberia to help stop the spread of the Ebola virus has now come down with the deadly disease. Read More »

Coroner: Grandfather was drunk in Sumter wreck

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 65-year-old man was extremely intoxicated when he crashed his car in Sumter, killing himself and his 7-year-old grandson. Read More »

SC State President optimistic after turbulence

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Thomas Elzey knew he was facing a challenge when he became president of South Carolina State University a year ago. He didn't realize how big a challenge. Read More »

Nightclub owner accused of killing patron

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A retired New York corrections officer is accused of killing a man at the Orangeburg nightclub he owned. Read More »

14-year-old boy drowns at Lake Wateree

GREAT FALLS, S.C. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy drowned at Lake Wateree State Park while swimming with his family. Read More »

Triple Digit Temperatures Expected: Take Care in the Heat

Triple Digit temperatures are expected in the midlands today, with forecasters predicting a high of 100 and high humidity. Read More »

350 Border Children Brought to S.C.

A new report shows that 350 children caught trying to the cross the Mexican border into the U.S. have been sent to live with relatives or other sponsors in South Carolina. Read More »

Woman Charged for Stabbing Boyfriend over Another Woman

A Sumter woman has been arrested and charged with the stabbing death of her boyfriend following a fight about another woman. Read More »

Coroner Identifies Bodies in Double Murder

The Richland County Coroner has identified two people who were shot and killed Friday at a home near Olympia. Read More »

Columbia running animal adoption special

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The City of Columbia is celebrating Christmas in July with some promotions on pet adoption. Read More »

SC Democrats busy just 100 days before election

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Democrats plan a weekend of knocking on doors and talking to voters just 100 days before the November elections. Read More »

DHEC asks trustee of closed landfill to resign

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — State environmental regulators are asking the company that's managing a closed hazardous waste landfill in Sumter County to resign as trustee. Read More »

Family, Neighbors React to Double Shooting

Family members of one of two male victims gunned down Friday morning at a house near downtown Columbia turn to each other for comfort, as Richland County deputies search for answers. Read More »

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