By Thomas Grant Jr. The Bash at Ridge View High School concluded Saturday with the host team still undefeated on the season. The top-ranked Blazers posted their second win of the season over crosstown rival Blythewood to complete a 3-0 showing at the event. In the opener, Ridge View gotContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. The holiday hoops season officially begins Dec. 19 at Brookland-Cayce High School. The annual Cayce Roundball Classic takes place Dec. 19-22. This year’s field includes 16 teams, including defending Class 2A champion Gray Collegiate and last year’s American Bracket champion Lancaster. The opening day will featureContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. Another All-Star Game which took place Dec. 8 was the third annual Palmetto I-20 Classic at Zemp Stadium in Camden. Team Savage came away with the 34-24 victory over Team Nasty. Both quarterbacks Breylon Boyd of Ridge View and Harrison Collins of Blythewood threw touchdown passesContinue Reading

Record-setting Sheriff’s Department welcomes holiday shoppers in northeast Columbia By W. Thomas Smith Jr. FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott and deputies with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) – primarily RCSD’s command staff and members of RCSD’s Community Action Team – were outContinue Reading

Lt. Jonathan Brock, serving as the assistant commander for the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department’s west patrol region, has successfully graduated from the prestigious FBI’s National Academy located in Quantico, Virginia. Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon expressed his appreciation for Lt. Brock’s accomplishment, highlighting the positive impact it will have onContinue Reading

A creative collaboration between The Center for Advanced Technical Studies (The Center) and the Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission has given rise to a captivating addition to the annual Holiday Lights on the River spectacle at Saluda Shoals Park. The featured display for 2023 is a three-dimensional carousel scene, depicting whimsicalContinue Reading

In a kickoff to their 3rd Annual Week of Giving, the Mungo Homes Foundation orchestrated a surprise donation of $30,000 to Reconciliation Ministries on December 4. The unsuspecting recipients, Lucky Dettie and Ashley Arrington of Reconciliation Ministries were delighted during what they believed to be a coffee-serving event at theContinue Reading

In a philanthropic gesture, David Tucker, owner, and president of Corner Pantry Inc. and Tucker Oil, recently presented a generous check of $35,462.02 to Beth Irick, CEO of The Cooperative Ministry. The significant donation stems from the success of the second annual Tucker Oil/Corner Pantry golf tournament held at TheContinue Reading