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South Carolina wants to play host to NCAA championships now that ban is over

...officials in Greenville about playing host to a regional event. And the University of South Carolina has spoken with Columbia-area tourism leaders about the possibility of playing host at Colonial Life Arena.The last time a men's NCAA basketball...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-08-07/south-carolina-wants-play
Lightning strikes Columbia air passenger

...due to bad weather.Airport spokesman Kaela Harmon says as the woman left the plane and walked across the tarmac, lightning struck her.Officials say she was transported to a hospital in the Columbia area and was listed in stable condition.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-29/lightning-strikes-columbia-a
Hate and healing

...Wednesday at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., is a 21-year-old white man from the Columbia area.They say his name is Dylann Storm Roof.And if he is found responsible for that horrific act, we consider those...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-06-18/hate-and-healing
Fans are turning out for top-seeded South Carolina women

...Wilson and 6-4 Alaina Coates. Both drew the attention of colleges everywhere as McDonald's All-Americans from the Columbia area.Her first few years, Staley concentrated largely on improving the team's talent and performance. She's grateful...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-03-19/fans-arre-turning-out-top
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/01/17/met_220743.shtml
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Across South Carolina

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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/01/07/met_111640.shtml
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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/01/16/met_220682.shtml
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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/01/17/met_220744.shtml
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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/08/13/met_139507.shtml
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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/06/29/met_210580.shtml
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