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1 killed in Lexington County crash

One person was killed and another was injured in an early-morning Tuesday crash in Lexington County. The single-vehicle collision occurred at about 3:40 a.m. on S.C. 113 (Wagener Highway near Leesville) close to the intersection with U.S. 17 (Fairview Road) according to Master Trooper David Jones of the SC Highway […]

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West Columbia Police Looking for Runaway Juvenile

The West Columbia Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a runaway juvenile that left her North Street home in West Columbia on Wednesday. Jesica Noleia Reyes-Rodriquez is a 17-year-old Hispanic female who is 5 foot 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 120 pounds. She has black hair […]

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Lexington Man accused of distributing child sexual abuse material

 South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of James Austin Gillespie (age 31), of Lexington, on 12 charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department made the arrest. Investigators with the Attorney General’s […]

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City of West Columbia launches WeCo Info app for sanitation and city information

The City of West Columbia launched its mobile app, WeCo Info, to make it even easier for residents to stay connected about sanitation and recycling collection programs as well as city news and information. Residents can download the mobile app, WeCo Info, for Apple (https://apps.apple.com/app/id1603271010) or Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.westcolumbiasc.recollect.waste) smartphones. The […]

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West Columbia crews ready for winter weather

There is ice and high winds in the forecast for the area, Sunday. So West Columbia officials are preparing.The weather situation will be monitored and responded to Sunday by city staff. Weather issues outside of the city’s responsibility area will be reported to Lexington County, the SC Department of Transportation, […]

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Plane crashes into Lake Murray

A small plane carrying two passengers crashed into Lake Murray after having engine trouble around 1:45 p.m., according to the LExington Sheriff’s Department. The crash happened near Taylor’s Cove Road in Gilbert. Neither passengers sustained any injuries. This is all the information available at this time. (Debi Lafayette photo)

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Dominion’s Lake Murray Dam sirens test is Tuesday

Don’t be alarmed if you hear an alarm, Tuesday. Dominion Energy will conduct its annual test of the Lake Murray Dam alert Tuesday at noon.The siren tests are part of Dominion’s plan to monitor and maintain the dam. The sirens will sound for approximately three minutes. The siren system includes […]

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Lexington Two Teacher Recruitment Fair is set for January 25

Dawn Kujawa; Lexington 2 Communications – Explore teaching opportunities in Lexington Two for the 2022-23 school year at the district’s Teacher Recruitment Fair, set for Tuesday, January 25. Lexington Two will once again offer a $2,500 signing bonus for new teacher hires in special education, foreign language, and middle and […]

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Overnight storms topple trees in Lexington

Trees fell in the road Monday morning in Lexington because of heavy winds from an overnight storm that blew through Lexington County. This photo is from the Town of Lexington Parks Department responding to downed trees. Crews removed several trees and other debris to get several streets open.

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Vehicle rollover in Lexington results in DUI arrest

The Lexington Police Department reported a vehicle rollover in the 700 block of South Lake Drive near Railroad Avenue, Wednesday evening around 10. The crash resulted in a lane being closed and emergency personnel was on the scene. All lanes were later reopened The vehicle left the road. Poilce said […]

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1 dead after shooting in West Columbia

Officers of the West Columbia Police Department are actively looking for two individuals believed to be connected to a fatal shooting at the 700 block of Shull St. in the City of West Columbia. On Wednesday, officers responded to a 911 call about a shooting that took place in the […]

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News homes coming to Cromwell Street in West Columbia

New homes are coming to the heart of West Columbia’s River District. On property on Cromwell Street at Center Street, stretching to Augusta Street, the construction of nine new homes is being planned. The homes will be single-family bungalo-type. The lot has been cleared and constrition will begin soon. More […]

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Dominion Energy Employees Deliver Food Baskets to Families

Dominion Energy launched its annual Good Neighbor Fund Christmas Project across the Midlands this month as employees delivered more than 550 food baskets and hundreds of toys to families facing financial challenges and other hardships this holiday season. Employee volunteers braved chilly temperatures and rain for the annual event at […]

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2 injured in crash on Sunset Boulevard in Lexington

The Lexington Police Department worked a two-vehicle crash on Sunset Boulevard (US-378) in Lexington Monday after 7 p.m. It was at the entrance of the Lexington Pavilion shopping center and all outbound lanes were closed at the time of the accident. Both drivers were injured in the wreck. Police said […]

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16 graduate from Scooter Scott GED program

It’s never too late to graduate. At a ceremony held at Turner Memorial AME Church, in West Columbia, on Dec. 11, 16 students from the Scooter Scott Project got their Graduate Equivalency Development or GED certificates. Rev. Kenneth Taylor, Turner AME pastor and a supporter of the Scooter Scott Project, […]

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There will not be a Parade of Lights this year

The Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce announced Monday that the Holiday Parade of Lights will not be made up this coming weekend. There was a hope that the parade could be held after it was cancelled Saturday due to severe weather that moved through the area Saturday evening. After […]

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West Columbia Police investigating shooting

The West Columbia Police Department investigated a shooting incident that occurred on Double Branch Road, between Greenwood Road and North Brown Street, Wednesday. The victim’s injuries were non-life threatening. It is believed the incident was isolated, according the the WCPD. The general public was not in danger.

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West Columbia man accused in shooting death

A West Columbia man is accused of shooting a man to death last month. Mark Anthony Festus Scheibler, 46, will be charged with murder, arson and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants. “Based on evidence investigators collected and interviews detectives conducted with witnesses, Scheibler […]

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City of West Columbia lights its Christmas tree

It was a festive mood, Friday evening as the City of West Columbia held its 17th Annual Tree Lighting ceremony. Student choruses from Saluda River Academy for the Arts and East Point Academy choruses sang and the East Point Academy dancers performed. Essay Contest winners read their “What Christmas Means […]

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Gray Colligate wins State Football Championship

Gray Collegiate Academy defeated Silver Bluff, 49-14, Friday night to win the Class 2A state championship. Gray dominated the game on both sides of the ball. The game was played at Charlie W. Johnson Stadium, near the campus for Benedict University in Columbia. Gray’s star runningback KZ Adams had 309-yards […]

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Crash on Airport Boulevard draws first responders

Units from the Springdale Police Department, Cayce Fire, the SC Highway Patrol, along with EMS personnel responded to an accident on Airport Boulevard, Wednesday after 9:30 a.m.. It appears that a van is turned on its side and another vehicle is damaged. This post has been corrected.(Photo courtesy of Joshua […]

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Fire at Red Lobster in Cayce

From Ashley Hunter – At approximately 6:40 AM, a small fire was called in to the Cayce Fire Department by a Manager at Red Lobster, located at 1270 Knox Abbott Drive. Cayce Firefighters arrived on the scene within moments and fully extinguished the fire. There were no injuries, and the […]

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Cayce United Methodist Church receives 2 grants totaling $12,000 from Dominion Energy for energy-efficient lighting

Cayce United Methodist Church has received two grants totaling $12,000 from Dominion Energy to provide energy-efficient lighting throughout its buildings located at 1600 12th Street in Cayce. Dominion Energy’s Small Business Energy Solutions Grants provide eligible small business owners with a 90% incentive payout, up to $6,000, for energy-efficient lighting, refrigeration, and/or heating […]

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Body found in quarry adjacent to the Congaree River

Columbia Police reported the discovery of a body of a white male Monday in the rock quarry off Bluff Road, Columbia. The discovery was made during the the search for a missing University of South Carolina student. Michael Keen, a 22-year-old University of South Carolina student has been missing. Several […]

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Online sexual predator operation results in arrests

A Florida man with ties to South Carolina is accused of sending sexually suggestive messages to law enforcement officers posing as minors on social media apps. Steven Leslie Wright (below left), 49, is charged with criminal solicitation of a minor, attempted dissemination of obscene material to a person under 18 […]

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2 traffic fatalities reported Wednesday

One person was killed in a hit-and-run, Monday, and another died after a vehicle overturned. A pedestrian was killed on Two Notch Road at Nates Road in Columbia at around 11:09 p.m., according to Sgt. Sonny Collins of the SC Highway Patrol. The vehicle that hit the pedestrian, who was […]

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Daniel Rickenmann elected mayor of Columbia

Daniel Rickenmann was elected mayor of Columbia, Tuesday. He defeated fellow councilmember Tameika Isaac Devine in a runoff election. Cayce and West Columbia are close in proximity to Columbia, separated only by the Congaree River. Rickenmann will replace Steve Benjamin who has been the mayor of Columbia since July 2010. […]

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2 people fatally shot in Lexington County

According to investigators with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, two people were fatally shot Monday morning in the 200 block of Woodcote Drive. (Photo from LCSD) Detectives continue to follow leads. Deputies were in the 200 block of Woodcote Drive investigating a shooting. A neighbor called 911 at 9:15 a.m. […]

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Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigating shooting

 Deputies are in the 200 block of Woodcote Drive in Lexington County, investigating a shooting A neighbor called 911 at 9:15 a.m. after hearing gunfire. Detectives are in the subdivision interviewing neighbors. Crime scene investigators are collecting potential evidence at the scene. #UPDATE at 12:24 p.m.:Based on what we’ve determined […]

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Crash in Lexington results in road closing

A collision at Dreher Street and Harmon Street in Lexington was reported by the Lexington Police Department, Sunday evening around 8 p.m. Several emergency response vehicles were on the scene and the road was closed.Police asked drivers to avoid the area.By 10 p.m. The collision was cleared from the road […]

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Ride service driver shot in road rage incident

A Columbia man arrested Friday morning is accused of shooting a ride service driver he followed after a road rage incident in a hotel parking lot. Kenneth Lewis Trogdon, 36, is charged with attempted murder, shooting into a vehicle and other gun charges, according to arrest warrants. “Based on what […]

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Cayce Police investigating deadly hit and run

The Cayce Police Department is actively investigating a vehicle hit and run which left a Cayce man dead. At approximately 6:30 p.m, in the 1200 Block of Frink Street, a man was walking when witnesses state they saw an SUV type vehicle strike him and flee the scene toward Charleston […]

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4 Airport High School baseball players sign to play in college

Four Airport High School baseball players have declared their intent to play their sport at the college level. The four Airport players are Layne Turner, with USC-Sumter; Blake Palyok, Spartanburg Methodist College; and Blake Morrison and John Allen Forrester, Newberry College.   All four participated in signing ceremonies at their high […]

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Event by Carolina Boxer Rescue is Saturday

Event by Carolina Boxer RescueThe Hanger at Hunter Gatherer, Columbia, SCDuration: 5 hrPublic · Anyone on or off FacebookCome celebrate the 2nd Annual Soda City Boxer Bash!Timeline11:00AM Event Begins11AM-3PM – Cousin’s Maine Lobster Truck11AM-4PM – Rib Brothers BBQ12PM-2:30PM Dog treat catching photos12:30PM Best Kisser Contest1:30PM Wiggle Butt Contest2:30PM Pup Cake […]

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Town of Lexington holds Veterans Day Parade, Sunday

The County of Lexington Veterans Parade was held Sunday down Main Street, Lexington. Crowds enjoyed marching bands and veterans organization on a beautiful sunny, afternoon. The Patrol Division Commander, Lieutenant Bledsoe (pictured) was the lead vehicle. The parade is an effort to support the many Veterans who honorably served our […]

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Lexington man killed in I-20 crash Tuesday

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a vehicle vs. tractor trailer accident on Interstate 20 near mile marker 40 at approximately 3:50 p.m. on Tuesday. According to Fisher, Mr. Sahib Singh Cheema, 61, of Lexington was traveling eastbound when his vehicle […]

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Tim James reelected to Cayce City Council

Tim James has been reelected to Cayce city Council, District One.With the in-person vote counted, James received 253 votes to 81 votes for challenged Karen Dawkins. There were not enough absentee ballots left to change the result. James received 12 absentee votes, Dawkins got three. “Thank you for showing me […]

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Mask mandate in Lexington 2 Schools has ended

Lexington School District Two’s mask requirement for staff, visitors and students expired Sunday (Oct. 31.) On Sept. 2, there were 189 COVID positive students in Lexington Two schools, and 1,486 quarantined students. Lexington Two has a student population of around 8,700 students. By the end of the day Thursday (Oct. […]

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Only 5 positive COVID cases in Lexington 2 schools

On Sept. 2, there were 189 COVID positive students in Lexington Two schools, and 1,486 quarantined students. Lexington Two has a student population of around 8,700 students. By the end of the day Thursday (Oct. 21) there were five positive COVID students, with 54 quarantined students. The numbers were included […]

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Olde Country Buffet coming to Sunset Boulevard

Have you seen the sign? There is an Olde Country Buffet sign up at Westland Square, 2250 Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia. The location for the new restaurant is likely the space that was occupied by Happy China Buffet, that is now Blossom Buffet. It’s at a spot near the […]

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Ground broken on Brookland’s 4West at State and Meeting streets

Brookland developer Estates and Companies has broken ground on 4West. It will feature 52 new residences and approximately 15,000 square feet of commercial space. The anticipated completion date for 4West is October 2022. Brookland is a mixed-use community at State and Meeting streets in West Columbia.The development’s residential community will […]

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Lexington 2’s mask requirement to expire on Oct. 31

Lexington Two’s temporary emergency mask requirement currently in effect for students, staff and visitors will be allowed to expire on October 31. The decision was made by Lexington Two’s Board of Trustees at its monthly meeting on October 19.  The board put the temporary mask requirement into place during a […]

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West Columbia’s Recycling Day is Saturday

The City of West Columbia’s Recycling Day is Saturday (Oct. 23). You can bring and dispose of scrap metal, electronics, paper, tires, dry paint and prescriptions to West Columbia City Hall, 200 N. 12th St., West Columbia. No commercial waste. The West Columbia Fire Department will donate all scrap metal […]

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West Columbia Councilman Joseph Dickey, and wife Kiosha, start pediatric care non-profit in honor of stillborn daughter

West Columbia City Councilman and attorney, Joseph Dickey, and wife, Kiosha Dickey are announced Friday that they have started a non-profit in honor of their daughter, Autumn Rei Dickey. Autumn was stillborn on September 16, 2021, at 8:18 pm at the Medical University of South Carolina.  The mission of the organization will be to help support and strengthen pediatric […]

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Studio 221 Interiors Grand Opening is Oct. 23

Studio 221 Interiors West Columbia will have a Grand Opening on Saturday, October 23rd from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. It’s at 536 Meeting St. Piecewise Coffee will be serving coffee in the morning and there will be refreshments during the day. Sweet Dreams Dough will be there in the […]

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46 COVID cases at Lexington Medical Center, Friday

The number of COVID cases last week at Lexington Medical Center were on the decline by Friday. The numbers are published on LMC;s Facebook page. On Friday (Oct. 8) the hospital reported 46 COVID patients, with 16 in the Intensive Care Unit. There were four COVID-related deaths reported that day. […]

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Crash causes lane closing in Lexington Sunday night

Units from the Lexington Police Department were on the scene of a collision on North Lake Drive (SC-6) near Columbia Avenue (US-378) Sunday night after 9. The crash resulted in the closing of southbound lanes. Police asked drivers to seek an alternate route while the crash was being investigated.By 10 […]

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Crash in Lexington slows traffic, Monday afternoon

The Lexington Police Department investigated a collision on North Lake Drive (SC-6) at Round Knob Road, Monday after lunch. It resulted in a southbound lane being closed. The collision was later cleared from the road.The collision was caused by a driver failing to yield the right away during a turn, […]

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Airport, Brookland-Cayce, Gray get high school football wins

Gray Collegiate defeated Batesburg-Leesville 42-0, Friday.The War Eagles are now 5-1 and 1-0 in the conference. Gray running back KZ Adams rushed for 270 yards and scored two touchdowns. He surpassed 1,000 yards for the 4th consecutive year.Gray Collegiate travels to play Columbia High School next week.Airport defeated Midland Valley […]

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City of Cayce’s plant Exchange is Oct. 16

Join us on October 16th for the Cayce Fall Plant Exchange! Plant drop-off from 9:30-10:00 am and the Exchange will begin at 10:00 AM. Children and friendly pets are welcome! This is a rain or shine event and runs until all of the plants have a new home. There will […]

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Cayce Moose Lodge Car Show is Saturday

There will be a Car Show sponsored by the Cayce Moose Lodge, Saturday (Oct. 2) at the Cayce Moose Lodge, 1514 Old Dunbar Rd. West Columbia. It’s a family event and it’s free to the public. Registration for entrants begins at 9 a.m. and judging begins at 11 a.m.Call: 803-955-0810 […]

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Brookland-Cayce defeats Airport in rivalry game

Brookland-Cayce defeated crosstown rival Airport Thursday night at Airport by a score of 35-0. Brookland-Cayce got a running TD from Benjamin Pugh and the extra point was good by John Allen Mower to give BC a 7-0 lead. Naahzeikiel Mays caught a 31-yard TD pass from BC QB Tanner Staton […]

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Home Depot to add a facility and jobs in Cayce

The Home Depot, Inc. announced plans Thursday to expand operations throughout South Carolina. In Lexington County, the company will add an additional facility, located at 842 Bistline Drive in Cayce, and create 23 new jobs. The facility will be off of Charleston Highway (US 321.) Hiring is ongoing for warehouse […]

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SC Treasurer Curtis Loftis says Biden Administration’s proposal to track personal bank deposits is an overreach

South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis of West Columbia announced he has joined 22 fellow state financial officers to speak out against a Biden Administration proposal that would require financial institutions to report private citizens’ personal bank account information to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) if they exceed $600 of deposited funds. “The […]

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Lexington 2 update on Monday’s school shooting threats

Monday morning, Lexington Two administrators were alerted to social media posts from an unknown individual who allegedly threatened a shooting during lunch at an unnamed school. An investigation was immediately launched and Cayce police officers were contacted. Because of information in the posts, it was determined that the threats involved […]

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1 killed, juvenile injured in Lexington crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a single vehicle accident in the 2300 block of South Lake Drive at approximately 3 a.m., Sunday. According to Fisher, Mr. Charles Lamar Chestnut, 22, of Lexington was traveling westbound towards Lexington when his vehicle went off the […]

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The River District’s membership is growing

More and more business owners are becoming members of West Columbia’s River District Association. The River District Association is a non-profit organization that promotes the growth and viability of small and independently owned businesses in The River District, from Riverwalk, on the Congaree River, to Triangle City. The River District […]

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Black Rooster Owner Kristian Niemi receives Appearance Award from West Columbia Beautification Foundation

Black Rooster Owner Kristian Niemi received the Quarterly Appearance Award from West Columbia Beautification Foundation Chairwoman Kathy Whetzel and Vice-Chairwoman Lainie Lewis. Niemi received the award Tuesday at the September West Columbia City Council Meeting. Council thanked Mr. Niemi for his wonderful restaurant addition in the Brookland Development and for […]

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Marion Boyce selected as new West Columbia Police Chief

The West Columbia City Council has selected Marion Boyce as the next West Columbia Police Chief.   Chief Marion Boyce began his law enforcement career as a Patrol Officer for the West Columbia Police Department in 2006, after serving in the US Army as a nuclear, biological, and chemical operations specialist. […]

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Cayce City Council institutes emergency mask ordinance

Members of the Cayce City Council unanimously adopted an emergency face covering ordinance at theCity Council Meeting, Tuesday. As a result of the increase in the COVID-19 cases nationwide and at the request of our local hospital, Lexington Medical Center, an emergency face covering ordinance will go into effect at 6 a.m. on […]

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Man shot in West Columbia, Tuesday, arrest made by police

At 12:26 pm, the West Columbia Police Department responded to 901 Mohawk Drive in West Columbia in reference to an alleged altercation. Upon an investigation of the incident, it was determined that thirty-five-year-old James Austin Parks shot Brandon Reese Baker. Mr. Baker was transported to Prisma Health Richland for his […]

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East Point Academy Celebrates 10 Years

From Channing Anderson – East Point IT Director – East Point Academy opened its doors August 18th to over 800 students as it ushered in ten years of serving students as the premier public language immersion Charter School in South Carolina. East Point Academy started modestly in a former “Sandy’s […]

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Lexington man charged with arson by SLED

Agents of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Wednesday arrested aLexington County man in connection to a house fire in Richland County Feb. 10. Willie Herman Womble, 41, was charged with second degree arson. The SLED investigation was requested by the Richland County Emergency ServicesDepartment.Womble was booked at the Alvin […]

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Lexington County teen dies in crash

A Gaston teen was killed in a single-vehicle in Fairfield County.Joshua Ray Brown, 18, of Gaston was killed in a single-vehicle accident, Friday, according to the Fairfield County Coroner’s Office. Coroner Chris Hill said Brown was traveling on Highway 21 N when he lost control of his vehicle causing it […]

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2 teens die in West Columbia crash, coroner identifies

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher is releasing the identities of the two individualswho died in a two vehicle accident on Friday at the intersection of EdmundHighway and Old Dunbar Road in West Columbia. According to Fisher, Alexis Nicole Evans, 18, of West Columbia and Maliyah ClaireScott, 18, of Lexington were […]

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Driver dies in I-26 crash, Wednesday night

One person died in a crash on I-26, in Richland County Wednesday night, according to Master Trooper Brian Lee of the SC Highway Patrol. Lee said the driver of a 2002 Toyota pickup truck died in the crash, around 11 p.m.. It happened at the 108 mile marker, near the […]

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Students return to Lexington 2 schools, Monday

You may notice more traffic on the streets Monday morning. You’ll see yellow school buses, too. The first day of classes for Lexington Two students is Monday. Teachers reported back last Monday. There are two high schools, four middle schools and six elementary schools in Lexington Two. Those schools serve […]

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1 dies in shooting incident on I-26

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department was on the scene of a shooting in which one person died, after 7 p.m., Sunday. I – 26 eastbound was blocked at the 91 Mile Marker as SLED is investigated an officer-involved shooting, Sunday night, according to Master Trooper David Jones of the SC […]

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Lexington County grew by 12%, according to US Census report

Lexington County is the fastest-growing county in the region known as the Midlands, according to new data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Lexington County’s population grew by 12 percent from 2010 to 2020. Richland County grew by 8 percent. Lexington County’s population was listed at 293,991. Richland County’s […]

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Child pornography-related arrest made in Lexington County

Christopher Jesus Ruiz, 19, of Batesburg, has been arrested on 14 charges connected to the sexual exploitation of minors, SC Attorney General Alan Wilson announced Monday. Ruiz was arrested Thursday.  He is charged with four counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, second degree, a felony offense punishable by up […]

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Crash in Lexington slows traffic

The Lexington Police Department reported a collision on East Main Street (US-1) near Library Hill Lane, after 1 p.m., Wednesday that affected inbound lanes. Police asked drivers to look for an alternate route while emergency crews were on the scene and worked to clear the road. By 2 p.m. the […]

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Crews respond to crash in West Columbia, Wednesday

Crews from the West Columbia Police Department, West Columbia Fire and Lexington County EMS were on the scene of an accident between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., Wednesday. It occurred on Sunset Boulevard, at Hook Avenue, in West Columbia in front of the former Fred Anderson – now Pete Boulware […]

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Pipe bomb found in Irmo, near neighborhood entrance

A pipe bomb was found, Monday, at a bridge into an Irmo subdivision. Irmo Police found a “suspicious device” at the entrance to the Hidden Oaks subdivision, near the intersection of Cressfell and Chapelwhite roads, according to Irmo Police Chief Courtney Dennis. Traffic on the bridge was closed to allowed […]

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1 person is dead in West Columbia after shooting

A shooting in West Columbia has left one person dead. West Columbia Police responded to a shooting incident in the 800 Block of Osage Avenue in West Columbia around 1:30 p.m., Saturday. Officers arrived on scene and found one person deceased. WCPD Capt. Marion Boyce stated in a press release […]

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Police respond to crashes in Lexington

The Lexington Police Department worked a two-car collision in the 4700 block of Sunset Blvd. (US-378) Friday after 11 a.m. Police asked drivers to seek an alternate route to avoid this traffic congestion. The collision was caused by a driver failing to yield the right away. The LPD was also […]

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1 killed in Lexington County crash

One person died in a crash in Lexington County, Wednesday. It occurred on South Lake Drive (or SC 6) near New Orangeburg Road, about four miles south of South Congaree, according to Lance Cpl. Tyler Tidwell of the S.C. Highway Patrol. A 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer was traveling west on SC […]

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Cayce Honored for Special Achievement in Mapping Technology

From Ashley Hunter, Cayce Public Information Officer – The City of Cayce earned high praise for its Geographic Information System (GIS) by Esri, the global leader for location intelligence. The city received Esri’s Special Achievement in GIS for its innovative use of mapping and analytics technology and leadership in the field of local government. Cayce […]

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1 injured in Sunset Boulevard crash in West Columbia

The West Columbia Police Department, West Columbia Fire and EMS crews were on the scene of a two-car accident Monday. It happened around 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Hummingbird Drive, in West Columbia. One person was transported to the hospital with what appears to be minor […]

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Cayce holds Block Party, Saturday

The Cayce – West Columbia Block Party was held Saturday. It celebrated the Julius Felder Community at James Street.It was attended by members of the community along with Dog West, Cayce Department of Public Safety officers, Cayce Mayor Elise Partin Mayor Pro Tem James “Skip” Jenkins. Those who donated: Neek […]

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Man killed in Cayce crash is identified by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who was killed in a single-vehicle collision in the 1500 block of Axtell Drive in Cayce at approximately 11:30 p.m., Saturday. According to Fisher, Mr. Wilfredo Luis Torres, 21, of Columbia was killed when the vehicle hewas driving ran off the […]

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Lexington teen has returned home and is with his family

Micah Longstreet returned home and is with his family. His return was reported by the LPD, Tuesday morning. Initial story: A Lexington teen has been missing for several day and the Lexington Police Department is asking for assistance to find him, according Chief Terrence Green. Early Saturday morning (July 3) […]

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Lexington County mobile home burns, Saturday morning

Lexington County Fire Service units responded to a reported mobile home fire around 6:30 a.m., Saturday. The fire was on Bub Shumpert Road in the Pelion area. Upon arrival, firefighters found a single-wide mobile home with fire throughout it. Nine companies with a 17 total of personnel brought the fire […]

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Collision blocks lane in Lexington, Wednesday evening

The Lexington Police Department asked drivers to please use caution while traveling inbound on South Lake Drive at Roberts Street, around 6 p.m. Wednesday. A collision had an inbound lane blocked. Police asked motorists to please pay attention to officers detouring traffic around the incident. Consider using an alternate route. […]

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Man shot and killed in the Town of Lexington

A fatal shooting occurred in the 100 block of Freedom Drive, in Lexington Sunday according to Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green. Green stated the shooting took place at approximately 5:25 p.m. Officers with the Lexington Police Department were dispatched and found a man who had been fatally shot. This investigation […]

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