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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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Man shot to death at a home in Lexington County

Lexington County deputies are investigating a fatal shooting in the 800 block of Meadowfield Road. Deputies said they found a man shot to death at a home Sunday morning. Investigators are still searching for the gunman. “We have no reason to believe this was a random act,” Lexington County Sheriff […]

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Summer Camp opportunities abound in West Columbia

The Lexington Two school year ended last Friday and lots of West Columbia kids are looking for ways to spend their summer. There are many summer camp opportunities in West Columbia. East Point Academy is offering several camps this summer, from June until the end of July.“Our goal is to […]

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Man accused of harassment sought by Lexington Police

Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green is asking the public for information on the whereabouts of Ray L. Wyatt, age 50 of Columbia. He is wanted by the Lexington Police Department for Harassment, Second Degree and Unlawful Communication. During the investigation, the man was positively identified by both victims as Ray […]

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Is Cook Out coming to Knox-Abbott Drive, Cayce?

Is Cook Out coming to Know-Abbott Drive, Cayce? An inquiry to Cook Out’s corporate office was not immediately answered. But a letter regarding “Cook Out Rezoning” to West Columbia Mayor Tem Miles, from attorney Robert F. Fuller was published by Miles Wednesday. Link to letter The letter references the address […]

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Crash blocks I-26 West

A collision on I-26 West near the 107 mile marker had traffic backed up Wednesday around noon. The crash caused congestion all the way to the West Columbia, Lexington Exit onto US 378. EMS and law enforcement vehicles were on the scene.

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Lexington man charged in drug case

A Lexington man accused of drug trafficking charges was arrested earlier this month. Ratravious Untwai Quattlebaum, 35, is charged with four counts of trafficking meth, according to arrest warrants. “Narcotics agents got a tip about Quattlebaum selling meth,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Agents set up multiple controlled drug […]

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City of West Columbia Awarded 2021 South Carolina Community Development Association Award of Excellence

The City of West Columbia was recently awarded the 2021 South Carolina Community Development Association (SCCDA) Award of Excellence for the River District Redevelopment Project. The SCCDA award is given annually to quality community development projects and outstanding individuals in community development. The project must have significantly improved the community […]

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Taste on the River sold most tickets ever

The West Columbia Beautification Foundation’s Taste on the River was a rousing success. It was held last Tuesday at Stone River.  “We are thrilled with the response and the support of the community,” said Kathy Whetzel, chairwoman of the West Columbia Beautification Foundation. It was the fifth year of Taste […]

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42-year-old man shot in Cayce identified by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who was fatally shot on Groover Circle, Cayce, in the early morning hours of Monday. According to Fisher, Mr. Jose L. Gonzalez, 42, was pronounced deceased at the scene due to a single gunshot wound.  An investigation by the State Law […]

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Male found dead in Cayce early Monday morning

A male was found shot to death in Cayce overnight, according to SFC Evan R Antley of the Cayce Department of Public Safety. At approximately 3:40 a.m. on Monday, the Cayce Department of Public Safety responded to a 911 call regarding an unconscious male in a vehicle on Groover Circle. […]

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Man charged with sexually abusing a minor

Robert Miller of West Columbia has been charged with sexually abusing a minor. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the June 3, arrest of Miller, age 37, Friday, on five charges connected to the sexual exploitation of minors. Investigators with the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force and […]

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Cayce Public Safety Director Byron Snellgrove retiring

From Ashley Hunter, City of Cayce – Cayce Department of Public Safety Director Byron Snellgrove, announced his retirement, Thursday, after more than 35 years in law enforcement. Upon his retirement, Snellgrove was praised for his leadership and his commitment to professionalism and community policing, in a City of Cayce press […]

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11-year-old is killed in Lexington County shooting

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a fatal shooting that occurred in the 700 block of Madera Road, Batesburg,at approximately 10:30 p.m. Wednesay. According to Fisher, Miss Tashya Michelle Jay, 11, of Leesville was pronounced dead at the scene due to a gunshot wound. Another girl […]

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Driver injured in road shooting on I-77 near Cayce

A driver was wounded by gunfire Thursday in Cayce.The Cayce Department of Public Safety is investigating a driver-involved shooting. A driver left 12th Street in Cayce and drove onto I-77 North at about 10 p.m., Thursday. Cayce Police said another driver pulled up beside him and fired. At least four […]

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D’s Wings West Columbia location is OPEN

D’s Wings has opened its West Columbia location in West Columbia, Wednesday. It’s at 415 Meeting Street, behind the buildings of State Street, beside the Interactive Art Park and Artisan Market. Customers were in the new building at lunch, Wednesday. D’s owners announced a move from Parkland Plaza in Cayce […]

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No tax increase in West Columbia’s 2021-22 budget

City Administrator Brian Carter told West Columbia City Council, Tuesday there will be no tax increase required to fund the City of West Columbia’s 2021-2022 budget. The city’s general fund budget is $18.3 million. The water and sewer budget is $19.9 million. No city employees will be added this year […]

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Crash causes a traffic backup on I-77, Thursday

A crash on Interstate 77 south was blocking traffic, Thursday morning. According to Master Trooper David Jones of the South Carolina Highway Patrol, traffic was blocked in the south bound lanes of I-77 at mile marker 9. A tractor trailer and a dump truck were traveling in the north bound […]

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1 dead, 1 seriously injured in Lexington County crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a single-vehicle accident that occurred in the 400 block of Dixired Road in Leesville at approximately 11:55 p.m. Wednesday. According to Fisher, Mr. Damon Watts Jaynes, 27, of Leesville was pronounced dead at the scene due to his […]

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City of Cayce ends mask mandate

Cayce City Council voted to repeal its face coverings mandate, Wednesday. After the vote, the City of Cayce published to following announcement: In accordance with the requirements of the recent Executive Order issued by Governor Henry McMaster, the members of our Cayce City voted to repeal Emergency Ordinance 2021-15 concerning […]

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West Columbia moves toward post-COVID

The City of West Columbia’s face covering mandate expired on May 1. A day later, the Gervais Street Bridge Dinner was held and more than 1,000 attended. Five days after the Bridge Dinner, Art on State drew a large crowd for music, shopping and outdoor celebration.  (Feature photo Art on […]

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Body found on the Saluda River

A body was found in the Saluda River in Columbia, Wednesday, according to the Columbia Police Department.A call came in after 12 noon that the body had been found in the water in the area of Candi Lane, close to the Greystone Boulevard exit at I – 126. The river […]

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Fire engulfs Lexington County chicken house

The Lexington County Fire Service responded to a fire at a chicken-breeding facility in the 2300 block of Calks Ferry Road, Friday. Upon arrival firefighting crews reported heavy fire engulfing the structure. In all 14 units and 26 crew members were on the scene. Lexington County Public Works was called […]

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Brookland-Cayce students celebrate Spanish culture

Brookland-Cayce High School Assistant Principal Brenton Coe listened as a group of students in his mentoring group talked about how they wanted the school to learn a bit more about them. That casual conversation among Coe’s ESOL students in the Young Men/Women of Character and Distinction resulted in the recent […]

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Lexington 2 students, employees not required to wear masks

Early Thursday, SC Education Superintendent Molly Spearman rescinded the state face covering policy for public schools. Due to the Department of Education rescinding its policy, and an order that drops mask mandates from Gov. Henry McMaster, Lexington Two is changing its mask policy. Lexington Two Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Wade announced […]