Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:46 AM EDT2014-08-19 12:46:09 GMT
Twenty people have been rounded up in a month as part of a crackdown on drugs in Saluda County, according to the sheriff's office.Saluda County Sheriff John Perry said most of those arrested on chargesMore >>
Twenty people have been rounded up in a month as part of a crackdown on drugs in Saluda County, according to the sheriff's office.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:55:24 GMT
Deep in a mine shaft in the California desert, the body of a pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine was discovered after a search of nearly two months.More >>
A former Marine charged Tuesday with murder after the body of his alleged lover was found in an abandoned California mine shaft had been looking into how to dispose of a human body, a sheriff's investigator said.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:19:09 GMT
A Kansas City police officer is being investigated for his posts on social media, one of which claimed a photo of an Oregon murder suspect was Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was shot at leastMore >>
This is not Michael Brown. But a Kansas City Police Department officer may be in hot water for saying it is.More >>
In case you didn't click the above link or you're just looking for the Cliff's Notes edition, here's the deal -- columnist Brian Hicks takes several satirical pot shots at South Carolina's capital city in this article.
"Besides, it's not like it takes anything away from Charleston," said Hicks. "After all, this is a list of '10 Great Places to Live,' not 'The 10 Greatest Places to Live.' If it had been, well, we know who would have been on the list — and who wouldn't have been. But no one in the most mannerly city in America would say anything so obvious."
Even the headline of the article just oozes the smarm: "Columbia: Apparently a great place to live. Really."
Apparently the article about this great place to live has a lot of you up in arms. Really.
In a noontime web chat, it was clear Hicks was already getting heavy return fire from the Midlands. At least one Columbia defender suggested Hicks should perhaps step in front of a bus.
Others were considerably more diplomatic.
We got this statement from Ric Luber, head of the Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports and Tourism.
"We in our day to day work promoting South Carolina recognize Charleston and its accomplishments," said Luber. "We would hope Charleston can likewise recognize the work and accomplishments occurring across the Columbia region."
Mayor Steve Benjamin also chimed in on the editorial through a statement.
"I thought it was cute," said Benjamin. "He forgot to mention that we've also been named one of the Best College Towns, one of the 10 Most Creative Cities and 20 Most Well-Read Cities in America, one of the 30 Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs, 2nd in the nation for High Tech Growth and one of the 25 Best Places to Retire in the nation. But, whatever. It was cute."
But Shige Kobayashi, who came up with the slogan "Columbi-Yeah!", has his own take on this town.
"I grew up in South Carolina and took the South Carolina history classes, and I was told growing up that the whole reason Columbia was invented was to serve the rest of the state," said Kobayashi. "Columbia itself doesn't get a lot of credit, so if there's a newspaper guy in Charleston who looks at Columbia and says, 'Well, Columbia looks nice, but I'd rather stay in my corner of the state here,' then to me, that says that we here in Columbia have done exactly what we set out to do."
Monday, August 18 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:58:47 GMT
One lane of the interstate has been reopened after it was shut down due to a deadly crash early Monday morning. The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports the collision happened around 3:21 a.m. on theMore >>
One person is dead and five others were injured when a tire blew on the vehicle they were riding in early Monday morning on Interstate 26.
Monday, August 18 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:39:10 GMT
A home was badly damaged in a fire on Quail Rd Sunday. (Source: Beth Baldauf)
A home is likely a total loss after a fire swept through most of the structure Sunday afternoon. Crews were called to a home on Quail Lane near Trenholm Rd and found the home engulfed in flames. No injuriesMore >>
A home is likely a total loss after a fire swept through most of the structure Sunday afternoon. More >>
Sunday, August 17 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:10:48 GMT
Forrest Wood Cup weigh-in Sunday. (Source: Tom Round)
It was a big pay day for Anthony Gagliardi Sunday. The Prosperity native took home the $500,000 grand prize in the Forrest Wood Cup held in Columbia. Anglers from across the nation headed to Lake MurrayMore >>
It was a big pay day for Anthony Gagliardi Sunday.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:40 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:40:14 GMT
The Columbia City Council approved a $2.2 million contract with a Kansas City, Missouri firm to design the ballbark at the Bull Street development.Council member Moe Baddourah was the lone "no" vote. CouncilMore >>
The Columbia City Council approved a $2.2 million contract with a Kansas City, Missouri firm to design the ballbark at the Bull Street development.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:11:12 GMT
A slow speed chase in Kershaw County by a 92-year-old man raised a question of how old is too old to drive. The call came in near dusk in Kershaw County. "A reckless driver headed east on I-20 towardsMore >>
A slow speed chase in Kershaw County by a 92-year-old man raised a question of how old is too old to drive. More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:09 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:09:03 GMT
For many businesspeople like real estate Jennifer Harding, Fort Jackson is worth fighting for. A loss of jobs on the Army post would have an especially drastic impact on her business."It means a loss ofMore >>
The loss of 3,100 Fort Jackson personnel could have a heavy affect on businesses around the Army post. More >>