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News in Richland County, South Carolina

South Carolina Places 42nd in National Health Rankings
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:44:51 -0800

Continuing a longstanding tradition of being near the bottom of lists you don’t want to be near the bottom of, South Carolina ranks 42nd nationally in the United Health Foundation’s annual America’s Health Rankings, released Dec. 10. The ranking is up one spot from a year ago and two spots from 2012.

Duke agrees to clean up the last of SC’s coal ash ponds
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:05:04 -0800

Duke Energy is joining other South Carolina utilities in agreeing to clean up toxic coal ash that has polluted groundwater and threatened rivers across the Palmetto State. Click to Continue »

Judge in Metts case rose from Hopkins to federal bench
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:35:14 -0800

Judge Terry Wooten was enmeshed in nasty U.S. Senate confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Click to Continue »

Prayer vigil held for woman missing for nearly one month
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:18:36 -0800

A prayer vigil is Wednesday night for a Richland County grandmother who has been missing for nearly one month.

Three Richland One elementary students stuck on school bus for 3 hours
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:33:13 -0800

Three Richland One elementary school students were stuck on a school bus for almost three hours Wednesday.

Son arrested, more charged in sexual conduct case involving reserve deputy
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:03:20 -0800

A former reserve deputy with the Richland County Sheriff's Department will receive more charges and three more have been arrested in connection with a criminal sexual conduct case.

Same-sex marriage licenses doled out in South Carolina
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:08:07 -0800

Several counties in South Carolina on Thursday doled out marriage licenses to same-sex couples, hours after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-minute effort to halt the nuptials in the state.

Driver killed in Richland County crash Sunday night
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 08:18:13 -0800

 The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a Gadsden man was killed when his vehicle overturned in Lower Richland County Sunday night.

Term limits for sheriffs not being considered following Metts case
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:33:13 -0800

After former Lexington Sheriff James Metts submitted a plea deal in his bribery case, the South Carolina Sheriff's Association says having term limits for sheriffs will not keep something like this from happening again.

Bush speaks in South Carolina amid new 2016 hints
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 03:18:23 -0800

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is appearing in South Carolina just weeks before a self-imposed deadline to decide whether he will run for president.