The Columbia Fireflies home opener will mark the return of professional baseball to Columbia, South Carolina, for the first time since the Capital City Bombers left in 2004. During the Bomber's heyday, future big league stars like David Wright, Jose Reyes and Preston Wilson got their start in Columbia. Here is a look at the next wave of potential major leaguers who will call Columbia home this season.
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The 2016 election cycle has been one of national obsession with national politics as both major parties have slugged through high-stakes primary seasons. But below the radar, a number of state and local races and referendums are also raging.
The "Walk A Mile In Their Shoes" march will fill the streets of Columbia on Thursday as the community turns out to support victims of domestic violence. The event raises money for the Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands and brings awareness to the free services provided to survivors of sexual assault and abuse.
Children love stories. Parents tell stories when children are scared or when it's bedtime. And at some point, children outgrow stories.
USC alumnus Darion McCloud is using the power of storytelling to reduce illiteracy rates in South Carolina. He will discuss ways students can join his cause and become "part-time superheroes" Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Leadership and Service Center.
The 81st annual Carolina Cup attracted its usual crowd of spectators and law enforcement as well as a surprise wedding this year.
On any given night of the week, Five Points bursts with energy. For the St. Patrick's Day festival, that energy is multiplied by tens of thousands, and people from all over the state, and the country, turn out to celebrate in every shade of green.
The South Carolina House voted Wednesday to approve the "Tucker Hipps Transparency Act," according to WYFF4. The bill, named after the Clemson University student who died in 2014 while participating in a fraternity event, will require colleges to post information regarding violations by fraternities and sororities.
"Get engaged," "get involved" and "encourage strength in women" are the calls to action that were spread throughout the South Carolina Statehouse lobby in the spirit of Bee Day on Wednesday morning.
Tell Them, an e-advocacy organization focused on health education and access, will provide training and lobby the state legislature at its seventh annual Bee Day on Wednesday.
With a whole week to participate in service missions, head out on road trips with friends or just lounge beside a backyard pool, it's easy to lose track of what's going on in the community. The Daily Gamecock has you covered with a helpful recap of all the big news from in and around Columbia and the nation over spring break 2016.
The State reports that famous South Carolina author Pat Conroy died Friday evening at his home in Beaufort. He was 70 years old.
WLTX reports that a suspect was arrested in connection with a fatal shooting of a USC student that occurred Monday night. The arrest was announced by Richland County officers on Tuesday, and the suspect has been charged with murder.
Thursday around 8 p.m., officers responded to a call from the Food Lion on Broad River Road in Columbia. The victim told the officer on the scene that the suspect, 27-year-old Tere Peterson, had threatened her because of a dispute over WIC coupons. The victim told Peterson that the WIC program does not cover some of the items she was attempting to buy, and then Peterson threatened to slap and kick the victim, according to the police report. The store manager asked Peterson to leave, which she did somewhat reluctantly.
As the final hours ticked down before voting begins in the South Carolina Democratic presidential primary, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders both held raucous rallies in Columbia Friday night to help get out the vote.
The tornado watch has been lifted across the Midlands, but severe winds have left many people without power across Lexington and Richland counties, The State reported.
Democratic presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton discussed political issues with an audience at the Democratic Town Hall at the USC Law School on Tuesday.
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton spoke about criminal justice reform and gun control issues alongside the Mothers of the Movement organization and former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords at the Breaking Down Barriers Forum. The event took place at Central Baptist Church of Columbia on Tuesday evening.
Columbia police are still trying to determine whether any shots were actually fired in Saturday night's incident at Columbiana Mall, according to WLTX.