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Longtime sheriff pleads not guilty in bribery case

...Sherri Lydon on Tuesday asked for a lower bond, citing his ties to the community."Sheriff Metts has lived in the Columbia area his entire life," Lydon said. "This is a man who is very entrenched in this community. He is not going anywhere...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-07-01/longtime-sheriff-pleads-not-guilty-
South Carolina unemployment drops to lowest level in 13 years

...jobs during the past year.The Greenville area led in job growth during the past year, adding 7,900 jobs. The Columbia area added 6,700 while the Charles ton area added 5,100.Nationally, unemployment rates fell in nearly all U.S...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-16/south-carolina-unemploymen
Fake SC doctor sentenced

...clinics before his scheme was uncovered. For about six months, Addo saw patients at several Agape facilities in the Columbia area, performing the sort of exams someone might get during a visit to a family doctor. Authorities have also said he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-23/fake-sc-doctor-sentenced
SLED arrests 3 in Denmark bank holdup

Three Columbia area men have been arrested in Thursday's holdup of the Enterprise Bank in Denmark.According to news release from the South Carolina...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-06-07/sled-arrests-3-denmark
Hospital lawyers: Haley's veto of Certificate of Need funding didn't nix law requiring process

...she became governor, Haley worked as a fundraiser for Lexington Medical Center, which spent nearly a decade fighting with DHEC over whether it could do open-heart surgery before reaching a compromise with another Columbia-area hospital.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-03-06/hospital-lawyers-haleys-veto-certif
4 found dead in SC home

...Richland County officials are expected to release the names of two adults and two young children found shot to death in a Columbia-area home.Sheriff's deputies say a husband, wife and two children were found in the home near Irmo late Wednesday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-01-16/4-found-dead-sc-home
Man pleads guilty to stealing SC doctor's identity

...passed medical board examinations there.For about six months, Addo saw patients at several Agape facilities in the Columbia area, performing the sort of exams someone might get during a visit to a family doctor. Authorities have also said he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-03-04/man-pleads-guilty-stea
Woodrow Wilson's Columbia home reopening to public

...to what they would have been when Wilson lived there and is being replicated by preservationists working on other Columbia-area buildings from the same era. Once painted white and gray, now the home's outside is cast in more vibrant but still...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-15/woodrow-wilsons-columbia-home
Report details problems at Columbia VA hospital

...rooms at Dorn were closed after officials determined that problems in the ventilation system were causing dust to accumulate on equipment. Surgeries were farmed out to facilities across the Columbia area, and operating areas remain closed.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-02-07/report-details-problems-
Snow flurries possible Tuesday

...get snow this far South," said Hunter Coleman, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Columbia.The Columbia area got a few flurries in November, and Atlanta-area residents have seen snow several times since winter started, but...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-01-24/snow-flurries-possible-tuesda