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...

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...

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...

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...

Columbia gang killings spike

COLUMBIA - Columbia area investigators say six recent killings involving victims younger than 30 were all gang-related. And, investigators say, five...

Soul singer James Brown hospitalized

...Soul singer James Brown was hospitalized in the Columbia area after possibly becoming addicted to painkillers, his...the Aiken hospital. But he was admitted later to a Columbia-area hospital, Lt. Frank said. He would not name the...

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Wreckage from plane crash to be inspected COLUMBIA - The crash of a small plane Thursday night that killed three Columbia-area men is a mystery. A National Transportation Safety Board investigator will review air traffic controller tapes and...

Crimestoppers turning to inmates for information

...offering rewards of up to $1,000 to inmates in 10 Columbia-area prisons for tips that pay off in arrests. Crimestoppers...laminated signs will be displayed at phone banks in Columbia-area prisons. There will also be signs in visitors' areas...

SC tribe trying to open bingo hall

COLUMBIA - The Catawba Indian Nation wants to take over an existing bingo hall in the Columbia area after being thwarted in four other cities.The State newspaper of Columbia reported Thursday that tribal leaders hope to bring...

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Family members hospitalize James Brown

...evaluation Thursday before later being admitted to a Columbia-area medical facility, authorities say. Aiken County Sheriff's...center spokeswoman said. He was later admitted to a Columbia-area medical facility, Aiken sheriff's spokesman Lt...