News

NEWS

Brookland-Cayce High School graduation ceremony held, Thursday

Brookland-Cayce High School held its graduation ceremony Thursday morning in the Bearcats’ Fort Knox Stadium. Family and friends, along with school and district administrators, board members and other elected officials, along with Brookland-Cayce faculty and staff gathered to recognize the achievements of the Class of 2022. Valedictorian Amanda Lam and […]

NEWS

New Principal named for Pine Ridge Middle School

Pine Ridge Middle School will have a new principal for the 2022-2023 school year. Karen Holloman, who currently serves as assistant principal at Riverbank Elementary, has been named to the top job at Pine Ridge Middle.  The hire was recommended by Lexington Two Acting Superintendent Barry Bolen and approved by […]

NEWS

West Columbia teen dies in Lexington County vehicle crash

Lexington County Coroner, Margaret Fisher, has identified the individual who died in a single-vehicle accident near the intersection of Old Barnwell Road and White Knoll Way in Lexington shortly before 2:30 p.m., Sunday. According to Fisher, Mr. Jorge Wyatt Rodriguez-Coleman, 19, of West Columbia was traveling westbound on Old Barnwell […]

NEWS

Lexington Two announces new assistant principals

Lexington Two has announced new assistant principals for the 2022-2023 school year. At its board meeting on May 19, on the recommendation of Acting Superintendent Barry Bolen, the Lexington Two Board of Trustees approved the hiring of assistant principals Dr. Hawanya Amaker and Amy Tribble at Cayce Elementary School, Cheryl […]

NEWS

Summer weather means fun on the water in West Columbia

With summertime temperatures, opportunities to play in the water in West Columbia are abundant. Palmetto Outdoor has become the epicenter for recreation on the Congaree River. The eco-tourism business provides cool, stress-relieving tubing trips down the refreshing river, ending at the West Columbia Riverwalk. “I’m very proud to offer an […]

NEWS

Bearcats’ playoff run ends with loss

Brookland-Cayce lost to Oceanside, 8-5, Wednesday at Oceanside. The loss in the SC state high school baseball playoffs ends BC’s playoff run. With two wins at Oceanside, the Bearcats would have won the Lower State Championship. BC finished the 2022 season at 21-5; Region Champions; District Champions; Lower State Runner-Up.

NEWS

Gaston Police arrest 3

Officers with the Gaston Police Department responded to a residential burglary, Friday, that occurred in the 1300 block of Mack St. Officers were able to identify the suspects by the victim’s Closed Circuit TV video footage. A search warrant was then executed on the suspect’s residence in the 200 block […]

NEWS

2 men shot each other in Lexington County

Lexington County Sheriff Department Deputies were on Mayapple Drive in Red Bank, Monday evening, looking into a shooting. Based on information shared by witnesses, two men shot each other. One man somehow got himself to the hospital. The other man suffered a minor injury Detectives are working to find out […]

NEWS

Gray Collegiate is state runner-up in boys soccer

West Columbia’s Gray Collegiate Academy lost, 2-0, to Christ Church in the State Championship soccer final, Saturday at Irmo High School. Christ Church is the defending Class 2A champion.Both of Christ’s Church’s goals were scored in the second half and came within two minutes of each other.

NEWS

See Salvage Craft Ale Works under the tent

Savage Craft Ale Works will feature 3 bands for the special night and lots of onsite local brew options. Lit will close out the evening of music at Savage Craft. Savage Craft band biergarten schedule:6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Don’t Panic7:45 – 8:30 p.m. Tuk Smith and the Restless Hearts9 […]

NEWS

Brookland-Cayce wins another playoff game

Brookland-Cayce defeated Hanahan, 6-1, in high school baseball Thursday night at BC. The Bearcats remain undefeated in the playoffs. BC scored 6 runs in the first 2 innings, 2 in the first and 4 in the second. Hanahan scored its run in the 3rd inning. Skylar King was the winning […]

NEWS

Lexington man dies in motorcycle crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a motorcycle accident at the intersection of Jim Spence Road and Pat Road in Lexington shortly before 6:30 p.m. on Monday. According to Fisher, Mr. Shane Lee Baxley, 44, of Lexington was traveling eastbound on Jim Spence Road […]

NEWS

Airport, Brookland-Cayce graduation dates announced

The countdown is on for the Class of 2022. Graduation ceremonies at Lexington Two’s high schools are just days away. Brookland-Cayce High School’s graduation is set for 8 a.m. May 26 at Bearcat Stadium, while Airport High School’s ceremony is scheduled for 8 a.m. May 27 at Eagle Stadium.  Both […]

NEWS

West Columbia man dies in crash on Jessamine Road

Lexington County Coroner, Margaret Fisher, has identified the individual who died in a single-vehicle accident in the 1500 block of Jessamine Road in Lexington shortly before 11 p.m. on Monday. According Fisher, Mr. Daniel Peppers, 55, of West Columbia was traveling on Jessamine Road when the vehicle he was driving […]

NEWS

Cayce Police give special students a night just for them

The Cayce Police Department and the Lexington 2 school district hosted the Blossom and Beau’s Spring Ball Saturday evening. Culinary Arts students from the Lexington Two Innovation Center and the Fulmer Middle School Beta Club helped treat many of the district’s special education students to pizza, chicken wings and punch […]

NEWS

Woman, age 68, dies in Lexington County crash

Lexington County Coroner, Margaret Fisher, has identified the individual who died in a single vehicle accident in the 2300 block of Ridge Road in Leesville shortly after 6 p.m. on Saturday. According to Fisher, Ms. Janet Johnson Caulk, 68, of Wagener was traveling westbound on Ridge Road when the vehicle […]

NEWS

May 4 proclaimed Dawn Staley Day in West Columbia

West Columbia City Council voted to declare May 4th as Coach Dawn Staley Day in the City of West Columbia. Staley is the coach of the University of South Carolina Women’s Basketball team that won the NCAA National Championship in April. The coach is a West Columbia resident. Staley attended […]

NEWS

Brookland Cayce wins first-round playoff soccer game

Defending 3A State soccer champs Brookland-Cayce defeated Aynor, 10-0, in high school soccer at Brookland-Cayce, Monday. With the win, the Bearcats will next face Academic Magnet from North Charleston, on Wednesday.it was a first round game in the SC High School League soccer playoffs. BC’s Eduardo Membreno scored 3 goals. […]

NEWS

Radio personality Benji Norton has passed away

Columbia-area radio personality Benji Norton has passed away. Social media was flooded with the news, Sunday evening. Norton had also worked on radio stations in North Myrtle Beach, where he was from, and in Florence. From the FOX 102.3 Twitter page: “It is with a heavy, saddened heart we must […]

NEWS

No one injured in SUV rollover in Lexington

First responders were on scene of a vehicle rollover on North Lake Drive (SC-6) near Old Cherokee Road, Tuesday. The crash resulted in the closing of a lane. According to Lexington Police, the rollover was caused by a driver failing to yield the right of way during a lane change. […]

NEWS

Cayce Police Officer shot

The Cayce Police Department has reported that at approximately 2:48 a.m., Sunday, the Cayce Police Department received a call regarding a domestic disturbance. The suspect related to that call opened fire and shot one of the 3 Cayce Police Officers, responding. No information on the condition of the officer has […]

NEWS

Cayce’s Soiree on State rings a festive tune

Tokyo Joe sang into the night and vendors offered deals all afternoon long. The Cayce Fire Department demonstrated its fire truck’s lift ability and kids played in a zone set up just for them. After a two-year COVID hiatus, Cayce’s Soiree on State returned to a festive and appreciative crowd. […]

NEWS

Brookland Cayce wins the Region Championship in baseball

Brookland-Cayce clinched the Region 5 Championship in baseball Friday night. BC defeated Orangeburg-Wilkinson 17-0 to win the Region crown. It’s the Bearcats’ first Region Championship since 2008. The 2008 team also won the State Championship. The championship was celebrated with a fireworks display at the BC baseball field behind the […]

NEWS

Springdale to get a new Town Municipal Complex

The Town of Springdale is planning to move into a bigger Town Hall facility. With the use of American Rescue Plan funds, Springdale will soon begin an effort to turn the former Jewelry Warehouse site, that is next to the current Springdale Town Hall, into the new Town of Springdale […]

NEWS

Emergency vehicles respond to crash in Irmo

Personnel from the Irmo Police Department, and other emergency response crews, were on the scene of a vehicle collision just before 10:30 a.m., Wednesday. It was at the intersection of Lake Murray Boulevard and Columbiana Drive in Irmo. Police asked motorists to avoid the area of the accident if at […]

NEWS

First responders on the scene of a crash in Lexington

Personnel from the Lexington Police Department, EMS and Lexington County Fire Services were on the scene of a collision, right after 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. The crash occurred at the intersection of West Main Street (US-1) and Swartz Road. As a result of the crash, outbound lanes were being diverted around […]

NEWS

No injuries reported in Lexington County crash

Units from the Irmo Fire District and Lexington County EMS responded to a crash involving multiple vehicles. The accident occurred at the intersection of North Lake Drive and Irmo Drive in Lexington County, according to a report from the Irmo Fire District. There were no reports of serious injury, but […]

NEWS

West Columbia Police issues an alert for a missing person

The West Columbia Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing individual. On Monday 28-year-old Simon Manuel Gates was reported missing from his Branham Street home in WestColumbia where he was last seen on Wednesday, March 23. Simon was last seen wearing a t-shirt and athletic shorts […]

NEWS

Fire damages home in Lexington County

Lexington County Fire Service and EMS responded to fire around 1 p.m., Tuesday, in the 2700 block of Pine Street in Pelion. Upon arrival, crews found a fire in the rear of the residence and searched for an occupant after neighbors reported a possible victim trapped. The owner was not […]

NEWS

Woman dies in Lexington house fire, autopsy scheduled

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died at a local hospital after a house fire that occurred in the 200 block of Waverly Court in the Town of Lexington shortly before 11 a.m., Monday. According to Fisher, Mrs. Bonnie Gayle Bass, 50, of Lexington was transported […]

NEWS

Freeway Music set to open in Cayce

Freeway Music – Cayce is set to open on Monday, April 18 in Parkland Plaza.The City of Cayce welcomed the new business on its Facebook page as Cayce’s newest business. According to the post Freeway Music – Cayce will be housed in a 2,000 sq. ft. facility featuring five studios.“We […]

NEWS

West Columbia’s Art on State is May 6

The City of West Columbia has scheduled its fifth annual Art on State event for May 6, the first Friday of the month. It’s in the 100 block of State St. from 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. and free. Art on State attracts thousands of visitors. Two bands, Whiskey Run […]

NEWS

13 Lexington 2 middle school students named SC Junior Scholars

Thirteen Lexington Two middle school students have been named South Carolina Junior Scholars. The program, developed by the SC Department of Education, identifies eighth-graders with high scholastic achievement and intellectual ability through PSAT/NMSQT testing and other criteria, and sponsors special opportunities through South Carolina colleges and universities, as well as […]

NEWS

New QuickTrip store built in Cayce, at I-26

Work crews were on the site of a new QuickTrip or QT convenience store on US 321 at I-26 outside of Cayce, Monday.QT is chain supplying snacks, sandwiches and fountain drinks, plus gasoline. The structures of the QT location are complete. There is main store with gas pumps out front […]

NEWS

Obituary of Thomas Johan Johnson Jr. – 1977 – 2022

On Thursday, March 3, 2022, Thomas Johan Johnson Jr. passed away peacefully in his sleep after a short battle with cancer. Tommy was born in West Columbia, South Carolina, on April 14, 1977. He had an adventurous spirit, a charismatic personality, a friendly disposition, and an infectious sense of humor. […]

NEWS

2 Brookland-Cayce High School students selected as finalists in National Merit Scholarship Program

Two Brookland-Cayce High School students have been selected as finalists in the prestigious 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. Brookland-Cayce High seniors David Hoffman and Amanda Lam will compete for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million.  Criteria for finalist selection includes academic record, test scores, written recommendation, activities […]

NEWS

Brookland-Cayce Honors Choir takes trip to Chicago

From Wendi Berg Humphries – The Brookland-Cayce Honors Choir traveled to Chicago February 17-20. Students enjoyed “The Bean” at Millennium Park and Shedd Aquarium both pictured. They also visited The Art Institute, Exchequer where Al Capone would dine. The students also rode The Tilt at 360 Chicago, walked a Ghost […]

NEWS

Gray Collegiate wins 4th 2A boys basketball state championship

The Gray Collegiate Academy boys’ basketball team won the 2A boys basketball state championship. The War Eagles of West Columbia defeated previously unbeaten York Prep 56-53. Junior Montraivis White scored 18 points. It is Gray’s fourth State Title in five years. After three-straight state championships 2018-20. Gray is coached by […]

NEWS

Woodridge Funeral Home Obituaries

Obituary of Kristen Ann MorleyOBITUARY – Kristen Ann “Shnooxs” Morley – Lexington – A Going Home service for Kristen Ann “Shnooxs” Morley, 33, of Lexington, will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, March 7, 2022 at the Lakeside Gazebo at Woodridge Memorial Park, 138 Corley Mill Road, Lexington, SC 29072. […]

NEWS

Man charged with setting fire at Trinity Baptist Church in Cayce

The Cayce Police Department and Cayce Fire Department have made an arrest in the fire at Cayce Trinity Baptist Church that took place in the early morning hours of Feb. 24. Tuesday, Paul Peter Lavoie, 53, was interviewed, placed under arrest and charged with second degree burglary and second degree arson. He was transported to the Lexington […]

NEWS

New crosswalks, streetlights on list of West Columbia improvements

Have you noticed some improvements to the streets in West Columbia recently?City Administrator Brian Carter issued a Mid-Year Report of the progress of the city’s redevelopment plan to West Columbia City Council, Tuesday. “We’ve added crosswalks,” Carter said, to enhance pedestrian safety. He noted that pedestrian crosswalks have been installed […]

NEWS

Man dies in West Columbia fire, coroner identifies

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a home fire that occurred in the 700 block of Westside Drive in West Columbia shortly after 6:30 a.m., Monday. According to Fisher, Mr. Arthur Holladay, 67, of West Columbia was transported to an area hospital where he […]

NEWS

City of West Columbia releases its latest newsletter – Features Kinetic Derby Day, Affordable Medical, and Nordan’s Trim Shop, and City Council updates

The City of West Columbia released its latest newsletter. It includes a message from Mayor Tem Miles and members of the West Columbia City Council. The newsletter also includes articles about Kinetic Derby Day, Affordable Medical and Nordan’s Trim Shop serving for 70 years.The newsletter includes a free parking map […]

NEWS

Lexington County man charged in heavy equipment theft

 From Capt. Adam Myrick, LCSD – A Leesville man faces multiple charges in connection with the theft of a piece of construction equipment. Taylor Shae Mooneyham, 31, is charged with receiving stolen goods, operation of a chop shop, possession of a stolen firearm, and possession with intent to distribute meth, […]

NEWS

Nephron CEO Lou Kennedy to be Grand Marshal Shamrock Parade in Lexington

Lou Kennedy, CEO of Nephron Pharmaceutical, will be the Grand Marshal for the 7th Annual ”Shamrock Family Fun Parade” Saturday March 12th 2 p.m. in downtown Town of Lexington, SC Get more info. here: https://goblowfishbaseball.com/7th-annual-shamrock-parade Lou Kennedy is President, CEO and Owner of Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation – a certified woman-owned business. She has held […]

NEWS

Tina Washington – Celebrating African American History Month

By Tim James, Chamber President and CEO – During this important and nationally recognized month of African American History, the Greater CWC Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Programs would like to recognize distinguished CWC Chamber trailblazers who have made history, being first to achieve specific milestones within Chamber of Commerce. […]

NEWS

Man was missing, Lexington Police have found him

Man was missing, Lexington Police have found him Lexington Police Department Officers were looking for William Tyler Wood who was last seen on Saturday night (Feb. 12) on West Main Street, in Lexington. If you have information on where William Wood is, please contact Detective Payton at 803-358-7271 or email […]

NEWS

Primal is now open for business

Primal (that was Primal Gourmet) reopened Tuesday at 725 Meeting St. in West Columbia. Primal’s Market is now open Monday-Friday 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. With the reopening you can find Brickhouse Gourmet Coffee and Tea at PRIMAL. In late January, Primal Gourmet Kitchen and Market announced it would temporarily […]

NEWS

Obituary of Luther Vinson, Jr. of West Columbia

Obituary of Luther Vinson, Jr. Luther Vinson Jr., 94, of West Columbia, SC passed away February 5, 2022 at his home, surrounded by family.  He was born November 16, 1927 in Lancaster, SC to the late Luther Vinson Sr. and Effie Ethel Bradley Vinson.  He served in the US Army […]

NEWS

Obituary of Milton L. Brazell, of West Columbia

Milton L. Brazell, of West Columbia, S.C., passed away surrounded by the love of his family members on Jan. 29, 2022. Milton was born Feb. 22, 1938. As a Columbia native with an unwavering work ethic, Milton began his business ventures early in life with the Brazell Brothers company, where […]

NEWS

8 Lexington 2 students selected for All-Region and All-State Bands

Eight Lexington Two student musicians have been selected for All-Region and All-State Bands. REGION 2 JUNIOR BAND (6th-8th grades) Northside Middle School: Bryce Loughery, 1st Alternate Timpani; Ruth Ann McCarty, 19th Chair Clarinet; Donovan Norris, 1st Alternate Tenor Sax Pine Ridge Middle School: Justin Sightler, 7th Chair Percussion ALL-STATE JUNIOR […]

NEWS

Susie Pippin funeral service is Sunday afternoon

The funeral service for Susie Pippin will be held at Grace Chapel Church 663 Dixiana Road West Columbia on Sunday (Feb. 6th.) Visitation starts at 2 p.m. and the service follows at 3 p.m.Susie Passed away early in the week: Jeff Jones of the Scooter Scott Project said: “My sister […]

NEWS

Obituary of Frank Collins, South Congaree

Frank Collins Obituary Frank G. Collins, 61, of South Congaree, SC, unexpected by his family, left this earth and entered his heavenly home. On Monday, January 31, 2022 Frank woke up in the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, leaving all of his pain and suffering behind.   He […]

NEWS

Moseley Funeral Home Obituaries

Death Notices: Kathy Treadway; Frank Collins – Obituaries not yet available. Click here to see all Moseley Obituaries Mary Stevenson Mary Alice Smith Stevenson, 93 of Cayce, SC passed away on Saturday, January 29, 2022.  Mary Stevenson was a lady and true southern belle, who enjoyed sewing and working in […]

NEWS

Gamecocks 2022 Football Schedule released

The University of South Carolina football team recorded a winning season in Head coach Shane Beamer’s first year in Columbia. USC defeated North Carolina, 38-21 in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl in Charlotte in December to finish the 2021 season at 7-6. The University of South Carolina football team has announced […]

NEWS

Thompson Funeral Home Obituaries

Obituary of Merle Wise Saylor Merle Elizabeth Wise Saylor, 82, of Cayce, SC joined her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in Heaven Sunday, January 30, 2022 after a brief illness.  Her service will be held Friday, February 4, 2022 at 11am in Cayce United Methodist Church.  Family will welcome friends […]

NEWS

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 […]

NEWS

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 […]

NEWS

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 […]

NEWS

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 […]

NEWS

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, […]

NEWS

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)

NEWS

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 […]

NEWS

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 […]

NEWS

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.

NEWS

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 […]

NEWS

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 […]

NEWS

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 […]

NEWS

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 […]

NEWS

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 […]

NEWS

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, […]

NEWS

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 […]

NEWS

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.

NEWS

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 […]

NEWS

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 […]

NEWS

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 […]

NEWS

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 […]

NEWS

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 […]

NEWS

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 […]

NEWS

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 […]

NEWS

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 […]

NEWS

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 […]

NEWS

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. […]

NEWS

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. […]

NEWS

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 […]

NEWS

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 […]

NEWS

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 […]

NEWS

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 […]

NEWS

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 […]

NEWS

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 […]

NEWS

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 […]

NEWS

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 […]