Breeding and raising healthy animals is part of Riverbanks Zoo's mission to create self-sustaining animal populations for educational purposes in zoos. The zoo has recently welcomed baby giraffes, lions, koalas and an Eastern Lowland Gorilla.
Embattled SC Solicitor Dan Johnson accuses his opponent Byron Gipson of being controlled by politico Dick Harpootlian during a debate at Word of God Church and Ministries International in Columbia, South Carolina.
Richland County schools investigated more than 500 police reports involving students and the use of technology and social media to commit crimes, including inciting fights, stealing and issuing school shooting threats.
Renovations at the Arcade Mall in downtown Columbia are almost complete. The historic mall will have amenities to keep people inside from morning till night with a coffee shop, retail spaces offices and lunch and dinner spots.
After 50 years, Pineview Elementary School is closing its doors to students. Kindergarten teacher Kristi Hall was one of the first students to attend Pineview and will be retiring when the school closes.
The controversial director of the Richland County Recreation Commission has been indicted by a county grand jury, which accused him of using his position “to coerce and attempt to coerce female employees into having sexual contact with him.”
Midlands lawyer Debra Russell, who worked for 5th Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson, says she left her job because Johnson made repeated efforts to have a relationship with her. The FBI recently asked Russell for copies of texts between Johnson and her.