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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
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-
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
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
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
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
DHEC asks justices to rule on hospital program

...do open heart surgery. DHEC initially refused permission but relented after a compromise was reached with another Columbia-area hospital.The fiscal year begins Monday, and DHEC Director Catherine Tem pleton said the program is now suspended...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-07-01/dhec-asks-justices-rule-hospi
Augusta, Columbia banks agree to merger

A publicly-traded Columbia-area bank is acquiring a private Augusta bank for $33.6 million.First Community Corp. is merging with Savannah River Financial...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-08-14/augusta-columbia-banks-agr
Man who tried to steal alcohol from Willcox Inn sought

...attempted to steal alcohol, but an employee confronted him and thwarted the theft.Reese is known to frequent the Columbia area.Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers of the Midlands at (888) 274-6372.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-08-29/man-who-tried-steal-al