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Panthers Camp Update

After losing defensive tackle Maake Kemoeatu for the season with a torn Achilles tendon, the Carolina Panthers’ strength coming out of preseason practice will likely be an offense that returns all 11 starters. With standout running backs Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams, All-Pro wide receiver Steve Smith and a solid offensive line the Panthers will have plenty of weapons on…

Benjamin to Run for Mayor

A new candidate has thrown his name in the ring in the race for mayor. Attorney Stephen Benjamin announced yesterday that he will run in April of 2010. Benjamin served as the Director of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services for former Governor Jim Hodges.

Delay in Decision of Closing Park Parking Lot

The future of the upper parking lot of Finlay Park still hangs in the balance. After a public hearing that lasted more than two hours Wednesday, the city of Columbia delayed voting on a plan that would close part of the upper parking lot because of neighbor complaints centered around drugs and sex in the area. City staff recommended the…

Delay in Decision of Closing Park Parking Lot

The future of the upper parking lot of Finlay Park still hangs in the balance. After a public hearing that lasted more than two hours Wednesday, the city of Columbia delayed voting on a plan that would close part of the upper parking lot because of neighbor complaints centered around drugs and sex in the area. City staff recommended the…

Salvation Army Makes Grooming Top Priority

For many people in the tough economy, getting their hair done may be low on the priority list, but today, one organization made proper grooming priority number one to boost the confidence level of those in need. Many of us take for granted being able to get a haircut or a shave. But for those who can’t afford either, the…

Sanford Returns Home

Governor Sanford is back in the States and he’ll be back to work Thursday. The governor left for Europe in July for a two week vacation with his family. The governor said the trip was a chance to work on his relationship with his family after admitting an affair with an Argentine mistress. According to a spokesperson the governor has…

Suspect Arrested in Waffle House Attack

Lexington County deputies say they have arrested a man in an attempted robbery at a Waffle House. Major George Brothers says Justin Jenkins was arrested for strong armed robbery at the Waffle House on Saint Andrews Rd. on August 3rd. According to Brothers, Jenkins was recognized by the US Marshals service as being wanted for a parole violation. Marshals and…

Suspect Wanted in Ice Bust

More information on a suspect wanted in an ice bust in Lexington County. Ice is a form of methamphetamine. SLED Spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons says four people have been arrested and investigators are still searching for another. Timmons says investigators are searching for a man going by the name of Carlos. According to timmons investigators believe his real name is Pedro…

Teen to Plead Guilty to Explosives Charges

A young man accused of plotting to blow up his high school is expected to plead guilty.19 year old Ryan Schallenberger will plead guilty in connection with 2 federal explosives charges and agree to a 10 year sentence with 3 years supervised release. Schallenberger was arrested when investigators say explosive materials were delivered to his parents home in Chesterfield, and…

The Tax Free Holiday A Quirky Look

So with the upcoming tax free holiday weekend, what is tax free, and what isn’t? We took a quirky look with ‘split-personality’ shopping spree to help you figure it all out. Click on the link on the video link on the main news page to see the story. To skip the story, and just go straight to the items that…