Lack of flood insurance hurts in SC disaster's aftermath

...work and hardwood floors, it's "down to studs and subfloors," he said.Like most residents of the hard-hit Columbia area, Oliver did not have flood insurance. He has applied for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Manage ment...

Aiken deputies seek bottled water donations

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is seeking bottled water donations for first responders in the Columbia area.Bottled water or any other packaged supplies can be dropped off at the sheriff's office at 420 Hampton Ave. NE in Aiken or...

Aiken County may receive federal disaster aid

...Williamsburg.Despite suffering less severe effects from the historic flooding liked to Hurricane Joaquin than the Columbia area and eastern counties, Aiken County may still qualify for help. Fourteen deaths statewide have been reported due to...

Police: Officer killed in mall shooting; suspect charged

...reported, he added.The chief said Alia was a seven-year veteran, a new father, and a lifelong resident of the Columbia area."He was an outstanding police officer," said Sealy. "He was just training a new officer who happened to be with...

Police: Man charged in police officer's shooting death carried weapons during previous arrests

...officer Gregory Alia, a seven-year veteran of his small police force, a new father and a lifelong resident of the Columbia area.Arrest warrants say Alia was shot with a stolen .40 caliber handgun and Hall also had a knife in his possession...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...