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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 […]

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Woman, 56, dies after vehicle hits tree in Batesburg

Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a single-vehicle accident that occurred in the 2100 block of Broad Street, in Batesburg, at approximately 6 p.m., Tuesday. According to Fisher, Ms. Rhonda Faye Beaty, 56, of Leesville was pronounced dead at an area hospital due to her injuries. […]

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Brookland-Cayce Wrestlers Deontae Strader; Jonah Del Priore; and Terry Hildebrand honored by West Columbia City Council for championship season

The West Columbia City Council passed a resolution at its meeting Tuesday, recognizing the The Brookland-Cayce Varsity Wrestling Team for all of their accomplishments in the 2021 school year. Specifically recognized were Coach Craig Watts, wrestlers: Deontae Strader; Jonah Del Priore; and Terry Hildebrand II (all pictured. for their accomplishments. […]

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West Columbia City Council celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

The West Columbia City Council recognized Teacher Appreciation Week at its regular meeting, Tuesday. The recognition was to thank past and present teachers for their service. West Columbia Councilwoman Casey Hallman and Councilman Mickey Pringle (both professional educators) stood with Mayor Pro-Tem Jimmy Brooks to receive the proclamation, Tuesday.

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Richland County teen Sanaa Amenhotep died after being shot

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the official cause of death ofRichland County teen, Sanaa Amenhotep, whose body was recovered from a woodedarea in Leesville, Thursday. According to Fisher, an autopsy performed Friday confirmed that MissAmenhotep sustained multiple gunshot wounds. The autopsy concluded that thegunshot wounds were the cause […]

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See the full moon over the Congaree River

Have you seen the full moon this week? One of the most attractive places to see the moon is over the Congaree River. These photos were taken of the river and of the Gervais Street Bridge. Most were taken from different spots on West Columbia’s Riverwalk. One is the moon […]

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55 Lexington 2 employees recognized for years of service

From Dawn Kujawa – Lexington 2 Communications Director – Fifty-five employees of Lexington Two are being recognized for service to the district. The annual service awards recognize employees with 10, 20, 30 and 40-plus years of service in Lexington Two. Among the recipients, their schools and years of service: 10 […]

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Lexington County launches Text-to-911 service

Lexington County Emergency Services announced Wednesday the launch of Text-to-911 service. The County’s Text-to-911 uses the latest state-of-the-art technology allowing hearing- and speech-impaired residents, as well as those in potentially dangerous situations, to reach out for help. Text-to-911 will be available for all Lexington County residents and visitors in the […]

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Work on The Modern Locksmith in Cayce is progressing

It was announced in November that Irmo Lock Company purchased property for its second location in the Columbia market at 538 Knox Abbott Drive in Cayce. The new business will be named “The Modern Locksmith.” The unique shaped building is across from the Brookland-Cayce High School basketball arena.Crews have been […]

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Fire destroys mobile home in Lexington County

Lexington County Fire Services and West Columbia Fire units responded to the 3100 block of Dudley Road in reference to a mobile home fire just after 4:15 p.m. Monday. Upon arrival, heavy flames could be seen coming from the home. Firefighters immediately went to work extinguishing the fire. There were […]

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Woman rescued from Congaree River Friday afternoon

A woman was rescued from the Congaree River near the Blossom Street Bridge, Friday afternoon. She transported to a local hospital. The rescue was a combined effort between the Cayce Department of Public Safety, the City of Columbia Police and Fire Departments and the City of West Columbia Police and […]

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Crash in Lexington causes lanes to be closed temporarily

There was a three-vehicle collision in Lexington Saturday at the intersection at Sunset Boulevard and Hope Ferry Road. The Lexington Police Department reported the accident before 1 p.m. All inbound lanes into Lexington were shut down as emergency personnel assessed the situation. Police asked motorists to use alternative routes until […]

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Lexington man charged in home remodeling fraud case

Lexington County deputies have arrested a man accused of contracting to do construction work he is not licensed to perform. James Brandon Jordan, 29, is charged with obtaining goods under false pretenses for signing a contract and accepting more than $30,000 to work on a Chapin home last October, according […]

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Gray Collegiate Academy getting a new weight room

Gray Collegiate Academy in West Columbia is getting a new weight room. The new facility is being constructed at the school’s campus off of Leaphart Road. The new weight room includes weights and racks from William’s Strength of West Columbia. The flooring is being done by BSN. The contractor is […]

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Vehicles and building destroyed by fire

Firefighters from Lexington County Fire Services, Columbia Metropolitan Airport, Batesburg-Leesville and Irmo were dispatched to the 300 block of Broad Street – to Derrick’s Service Center – in reference to a commercial structure fire. Upon arrival several vehicles and a gas tanker were on fire. Firefighters immediately began extinguishing the […]

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Coroner identifies man killed in Lexington County crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who was killed in a single-vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 2:45 a.m. Monday, at the intersection of Pine Grove Road and Fairview Road. According to Fisher, Mr. Allen Maurice Johnson, 53, of Leesville was transportedfrom the scene and pronounced dead […]

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Fire destroys Lexington County home

Lexington County Fire Services and EMS units responded to a house fire in the 200 block of Tannery Drive just before 3 p.m. Monday. Upon arrival, heavy smoke and flames could be seen coming the roof of the single-family home. Firefighters immediately went to work making sure there was no […]

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Teen missing in Richland County

Teen missing in Richland County. Kaleel McCain, age 16, was last seen leaving his home on Sterling Cross Drive, Wednesday afternoon (March 31.) His home is off Summit Parkway in Northeast Richland County. McCain is approximately 5’6” tall, and weighs 180 lbs. He has black hair and brown eyes. He […]

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Busbee, Brookland-Cayce Archery Teams finish the season strong

Dawn Kujawa, Lexington Two Communications– Lexington Two had a strong finish to its archery season, with both individual and team recognitions at the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) Virtual State Championship. Elizabeth Pittman, an eighth-grader at Busbee Creative Arts Academy, finished third in the State Championship. She came in […]

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Lexington County deputies looking for Rex Corder

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is looking for Rex Corder. He’s wanted on three arrest warrants. He’s also a person of interest in the theft of an RV (pictured below) from a Gilbert home, according to Lexington County detectives. Call Crimestoppers to share anonymous info on where Corder might be. […]

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Lexington woman gets 12 years for felony DUI involving death

Last week, Lauren Michelle Dangerfield, 33 from Lexington, was sentenced to 12 years in the South Carolina Department of Corrections following a guilty plea to Felony DUI, Involving Death. Dangerfield entered her guilty plea by videoconference using the Court’s Virtual Courtroom platform on Dec. 7. The sentencing hearing was delayed […]

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West Columbia Riverwalk closed, flood warning in effect

The West Columbia Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater, 109 Alexander Road, and 100 Riverside Drive, West Columbia, is temporarily closed due to flooding. Flood Statement National Weather Service Columbia SC 537 AM EDT Sun Mar 28 2021 …The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in South Carolina… Congaree River At […]

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Lexington road reopens after crash, Saturday

A three-vehicle collision on Augusta Road (US-1) at Cedar Road, in Lexington, closed the road for a while Saturday, according to the Lexington Police Department. The cars were removed from the road and all lanes have reopened about 1:30 Saturday afternoon. The cause of the collision was from a driver […]

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41 Lexington Two students named Myrdis Walker Scholars

From Dawn Kujawa – Lexington Two Communications – Forty-one Lexington Two students are being honored as 2020-21 Myrdis Walker Scholars. The district program, established in 1990, recognizes African-American students in eighth through 12th grades who have demonstrated academic excellence.  It is named for Myrdis Walker, who taught for many years […]

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West Columbia PD collecting food for Spring Break Food Drive

The West Columbia Police Department collected non-perishable foods for their annual Spring Break Food Drive last Saturday. The WCPD will also be collecting food on Saturday, March 27, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at KJ’s Market (the former Bi-Lo), 2349 Augusta Road, West Columbia. Items Requested Are: Peanut Butter Jelly Spaghetti-O’s/Ravioli Microwave […]

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Body found on I-20, teens charged in fatal shooting

Lexington County deputies have arrested two 17-year-old males in connection with a fatal shooting in a car traveling on Interstate Highway 20 Tuesday night. “Based on forensic evidence and the information we gathered from witness statements, the teens we arrested had some sort of disagreement with Torrian Oree as they […]

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Body found on I-20, Tuesday evening, coroner identifies

Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who was found deceased Tuesday, near exit 51 along Interstate 20 eastbound. Click here for initial report According to Fisher, Mr. Torrian Bryant Oree, 21, of Edgefield was discovered just east of exit 51 shortly after 7 p.m. Mr. Oree had sustained multiple […]

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Man’s body found on I-20 in Lexington County

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, late Tuesday night, it was in the early stages of a death investigation along I-20 east between exits 51 and 55. I-20 East was closed in that area. State troopers set up a detour. The interstate was later reopened. It was closed after a man’s […]

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Joshua Spry crowned Airport High School’s Mr. Eagle

Joshua Spry was crowned Airport High School’s Mr. Eagle, Saturday.  Fourteen students participated in the competition, which raises money for Airport’s Annual Charity Drive for Camp Kemo. More than $2,000 was raised at this year’s event to send children with cancer or blood disorders to summer camp. Among this year’s […]

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Lexington woman dies in West Columbia crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a vehicle collision that occurred in the 2000 block of Old Dunbar Road in West Columbia at approximately 7:40 a.m. Monday. According to Fisher, Ms. Kayla Marie Troutman, 32, of Lexington was pronounced dead at the scene due […]

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Lanes reopen after crash in Lexington

All lanes have reopened on North Church Street in Lexington, around 6 p.m. Monday. The lanes were opened in the aftermath of a collision that resulted in their closing. The collision was caused by a driver failing to yield the right of way when crossing over from Butler Street, according […]

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Wave of Lexington 2 school personnel get COVID vaccine

A couple hundred Lexington School District Two employees were scheduled to get their first COVID vaccine shots Monday. About 230 Lexington Two employees signed up for the vaccination clinic at the Lexington Two Innovation Center in Cayce. By 11:30 a.m., 160 had been vaccinated. The vaccination session was scheduled to […]

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Tax filing deadline for individuals moved to May 17

The date to file individual incomes tax forms of the year 2020 has been extended. The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) is following the deadline change announced Wednesday by the IRS. The normal April 15 deadline has been changed to May 17. The recent IRS deadline change only applies […]

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Tiny house community to open in West Columbia

West Oaks Village is opening soon in West Columbia. It’s a tiny home community that will welcome its first residents in April. There will be eight homes on the site. Another tiny home community is planned near Lake Murray. Tiny homes are as small as 400-square-feet, with one or two […]

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Be prepared for severe weather Thursday

Forecasters with the National Weather Service predict severe weather for South Carolina beginning late Thursday morning and lasting into Thursday evening. Damaging winds, hail and tornadoes are possible throughout the entire state Thursday. Your first priority should be to protect yourself from a potential tornado if a warning is issued […]

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West Columbia man arrested on drug and child neglect charges

A West Columbia man accused of drug trafficking charges is also accused of neglecting a child after Lexington County narcotics agents stopped him during a drug investigation. Curley Brooks, 44, is charged with trafficking cocaine, trafficking crack, and unlawful neglect of a child, according to arrest warrants. “Agents from the […]

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Missing 1 year-old is found and is safe

The Cayce Department of Public Safety issued a statement Tuesday morning, asking for help to find one-year boy named “Khazi.” The child was found safe according to a Cayce DPS post before 5 a.m. Tuesday. The searched for the child was focused in the area of Cayce Cove Apartments, at […]

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Is it spring?

A period of warm weather in mid-March is producing colorful blooms in our neighborhoods. It’s not yet St. Patrick’s Day, but the colors of yellow, white, pink, and fuschia are popping out all over. The high temperature is predicted to be 54 degrees, with rain, Tuesday. But highs will be […]

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West Columbia man dies Friday, after Thursday crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who was killed in a vehicle collision that occurred on Thursday shortly before 10 a.m. The incident occurred at the intersection of Bethany Church Road and Boiling Springs Road. According to Fisher, Mr. Phillip Auston Jones, 26, of West Columbia was […]

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West Columbia’s Gira Steel featured in Newsletter

This article is featured in the February-March issue of the West Columbia Newsletter: Click here to see Gira Patel is the president and CEO of Gira Steel, housed in a 269,000 square-foot facility on Williams Street in West Columbia. The company was established in 1997 to serve local contractors with […]

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Lexington man facing child sex charges

Lexington County deputies have arrested a man accused in two cases of sexual contact with a minor. Donald Sadler, 47, is charged with one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, according to arrest warrants. “We were called […]

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Lexington Chamber recognizes local businesses and professionals

The Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center honored Midlands businesses and professionals at its virtual Chamber Awards on Wednesday.  “The Chamber is proud to honor outstanding businesses and individuals who have made contributions to our community,” said Angelle LaBorde, Chamber President & CEO. “We believe a part of our mission is to provide […]

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Gervais Street Bridge Dinner planned for May 2

The Gervais Street Bridge Dinner is scheduled for Sunday, May 2. West Columbia City Council approved a request related to the Gervais Street Bridge Dinner at its March 2, meeting. The City of Columbia will consider approval at its council meeting on Tuesday (March 16.)  The May 2, event  would be […]

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2 Leesville residents arrested on drug charges

Lexington County deputies arrested two people last month after responding to a call about someone sleeping in a truck stop parking lot. Patrick Keith Gladden, 47, and Serena Ann McBee, 35, are charged with trafficking meth and altering pseudoephedrine, according to arrest warrants. “We received a call to check on someone […]

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Fire heavily damages West Columbia apartments

Units from the West Columbia Fire Department along with City of Cayce Public Safety, Lexington County Fire Services, the Irmo Fire District and Columbia Fire Department were dispatched to 1035 Comanchee Trail for a reported structure fire at approximately 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Upon arrival, West Columbia Fire Department firefighters found […]

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New TownePlace Suites in West Columbia is now open

TownePlace Suites by Marriott is now open at 2915 Sunset Blvd. in West Columbia. The 111-room hotel is across from Lexington Medical Center.TownePlace Suites by Marriott is owned by Lexington 26 Hotel Associates LLC and the property is managed by Solara Hospitality of Columbia. “We are excited to introduce the […]

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Bamberg man arrested in catalytic converter theft

A 911 call about a suspicious vehicle Feb. 28 led Lexington County deputies to a Saint Andrews Road business where a man is accused of stealing catalytic converters. Rudolph Edward Myers, 50, is charged with two counts of breaking into a motor vehicle, tampering with a vehicle and possession of […]

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Town of Lexington suspends face mask ordinance

Effective immediately, the Lexington Town Council has voted to suspend the ordinance that requires individuals to wear face coverings in retail establishments {grocery stores, pharmacies, big box stores, etc.} within Town limits. Suspension of the face mask ordinance was announced on Friday. Also on Friday, SC Gov. Henry McMaster announced […]

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3 arrested, 3 wanted in financial fraud scheme

Lexington County deputies have arrested three people, while three others are wanted in connection to a scheme featuring stolen and forged checks, and fraudulent bank accounts. “Our investigation into the scheme started during a Jan. 26 traffic stop on a stolen vehicle,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “The deputy […]

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Home significantly damaged in early morning fire

Lexington County Fire Services units responded to an early morning house fire off Lake Murray Friday, which displaced three people. Firefighters were dispatched to the fire in the 2100 block of Shull Avenue just after 3 a.m. Upon arrival, heavy flames could be seen coming from the home. Water shuttle, […]

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Lexington man arrested with 80-plus catalytic converters

Lexington County deputies arrested a man Tuesday after he was found with more than 80 catalytic converters. Curtis Sebastian Crummie, 41, is charged with 85 counts of felony property crimes in connection with the catalytic converters and a stolen truck and trailer he was using, according to arrest warrants. “We […]

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William “Bill” Mooneyhan obituary is published

William “Bill” MooneyhanFebruary 4, 1959 – February 27, 2021West Columbia, South Carolina – Bill Mooneyhan, 62, loving and devoted husband of Laura H. Mooneyhan, of McSwain Drive West Columbia, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2021, unexpectedly at his home. Bill was born in Columbia, February 4, 1959, a son of […]

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Crash in Lexington affects traffic flow, Tuesday

A collision on Sunset Blvd. and US-378 near Old Cherokee Road in Lexington affected had inbound lanes, Tuesday. The Lexington Police Department reported the crash around 1 p.m. Police asked drivers to be alert for emergency personnel who were on scene. Police also asked drivers to consider an alternate route […]

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Woman who hit tree died of medical event, says coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the motorist who died just after merging onto I-77 northbound from I-26 at approximately 11 a.m., Sunday. According to Fisher, Mrs. Vernetta Tillman, 73, of Columbia was pronounced dead at the scene.  Mrs. Tillman, who was wearing a seat belt, left the roadway […]

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2 men arrested for stealing catalytic converter

Two men who have been arrested by Lexington Police for stealing a catalytic converter from a vehicle, Police Chief Terrence Green announced Monday. They were arrested after they fled from a business. On Sunday morning, officers were dispatched to a business at the 200 block of Swartz Road as the […]

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1 person killed in I-77 crash

One person was killed around 11 a.m., Sunday in a crash on I-77, at the 1 Mile Marker in Lexington County. Master Trooper David Jones of the S.C. Highway Patrol reported the fatality. A 2013 Toyota Avalon was traveling north when the car left the interstate, veering left. The car […]

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West Columbia businessman Bill Mooneyhan passes away

Bill Mooneyhan. Sr., who owned and operated Mooneyhan’s Auto Service in West Columbia passed away Saturday evening (Feb. 27.) (Bill Mooneyhan in feature photo on the right with friend Steve Cohen.) Bill Mooneyhan Jr. Posted the following on Facebook: Last night I held my dads hand and told him goodbye. […]

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Lexington man dies in motorcycle crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the motorcyclist who died in collision that occurred in the 500 block of Boiling Springs Road at approximately 4:50 p.m., Wednesday. According to Fisher, Mr. Marvin L. Drawdy, 59, of Lexington was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained.  Mr. Drawdy, […]

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West Columbia experiencing a wave of new businesses

Lots of new businesses are coming to West Columbia, and those businesses are thriving. Business owners say there is a welcoming spirit in West Columbia and the relationship between entrepreneurs and the City of West Columbia spurs growth. RE/MAX Southern Collection opened at 130 State St in West Columbia in […]

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Gray defeats York Prep, advances in 2A playoffs

Gray Collegiate Academy defeated York Prep 66 to 64, in the Class 2A Upper State playoffs Thursday evening. The win over second-ranked York Prep was the War Eagles tenth straight win this season. Gray has won three consecutive 2A state championships in basketball. Gray, of West Columbia, now has a […]

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1 on motorcycle dies in fiery Lexington County crash

One person died, Wednesday in a crash that occurred on Boiling springs Road near Longview Street, Wednesday, in Lexington County.Master Trooper David Jones of the SC Highway Patrol said the incident occurred around 4:50 p.m. The collision involved two vehicles, both traveling north on Boiling Springs Road. A 1992 Yamaha […]

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Latest West Columbia Newsletter published

The City of West Columbia has released its February-March Newsletter. It is the tenth edition of the city’s newsletter. It includes a message from Mayor Tem Miles. There are also updates from all of West Columbia City Council members. The newsletter includes articles on Gira Steel, City of West Columbia […]

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5 Airport High School students earn top band honors

Five Airport High School students have earned Region band honors and 2 that have Superior Band Rating. “The have worked hard on audition materials and all five have earned placements into the South Carolina Band Directors Association’s Region 2 Honor Band,” said Michael Rooker, Airport’s Director of Bands. Rooker said […]

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2 accused of stealing guns from firearms dealer

 Columbia man and woman were arrested last week on multiple charges after detectives said the pair conspired to steal guns while employed by a shipping company. Keith Alexander Anderson-Salters, 20, and Alyssa Iyana Ray, 20, are both charged with five counts of sale or delivery of a stolen pistol, one […]

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Plans are for Jakes on Meeting to open soon

Jakes on Meeting will be opening possible in the next week or so at 920 Meeting Street in West Columbia. That’s the old bait and tackle building. There’s been a loud outpouring of interest in opening again, the owner posted on Facebook. It could open in the first week of […]

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48-year-old man is killed in Lexington County crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a vehicle collision that occurred on Interstate 26 Westbound at Mile Marker 91 shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday. According to Fisher, Mr. Michael Allen Costner, 48, of Morganton, NC was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries […]

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Lexington County 13-year-old girl FOUND SAFE

A Lexington County 13-year-old girl has been FOUND SAFE The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department was looking for a 13-year-old girl.The family of Ashley Lopez Florez said the last time they saw her was late Tuesday night at her home on Delree Street in West Columbia. Ashley is 5’3” and weighs […]

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Lexington 2’s Clays Team in competition this weekend

It’s the first year of competition for the Lexington Two Innovation Center Scholastic Clays Team, and not even COVID-19 can put a damper on members’ enthusiasm. The nine-member team competes as part of the South Carolina Youth Shooting Foundation. Lexington Two’s team competes against public and private schools from around […]

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Random Acts of Kindness encouraged in West Columbia

We are in the middle of “Random Acts of Kindness” Week. Everyone can use more kindness in their lives and Random Acts of Kindness Week is a time when West Columbia, and the country, celebrate kindness. (Feature photo is WCFD speaking to students at East Point Academy) The positive effects of doing […]

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1 taken to hospital after 3-car crash in Lexington

The Lexington Police Department was on the scene of a three-car collision on Sunset Blvd. (US-378) near Hope Ferry Road, Wednesday. One person was transported from the scene by EMS. The cars were eventually cleared from the road. The collision was caused by a driver failing to yield the right […]

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Man charged with catalytic converter theft

Lexington County deputies arrested a St. Matthews man Saturday on a felony charge of possession of stolen non-ferrous metals, and possession of a stolen vehicle. Joseph Michael Lyons, 41, was arrested after a traffic stop in the 4300 block of Augusta Highway, according to an incident report. “We received a […]

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Almost 200 new homes planned for Springdale

The Town of Springdale is growing by 189 new homes, said Springdale Mayor Michael Bishop. The new community will be named Roof’s Pond. The builders in Roof’s Pond will be Stanley Martin Homes (that used to be Essex Homes) and Great Southern Homes. The property where the new houses are […]

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15-year-old dies 6 days after crash, coroner identifies

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died, Wednesday, as a result of a motor vehicle collision. The crash occurred on Feb. 5, in the 3800 block of SC Highway 6, near the intersection of Edmund Highway, at approximately 7:20 p.m. According to Fisher, Mr. Dillan Alexander […]

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Man who allegedly stole car with child in it, is arrested

The man accused of stealing a car in Cayce with a two-year-old girl inside has been found and charged. Cayce Department of Public Safety Director Byron Snellgrove announced Wednesday the arrest of Shyheem Malik Phillips. Phillips is charged with vehicle theft and kidnapping. Snellgrove said he stole the car from a […]

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Sheriff: Man shot woman, then himself

A Lexington County man has died after shooting a woman this morning and turning the gun on himself, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department reported Wednesday. “Investigators have determined the man abducted the woman from a medical office in Lexington before forcing her to drive to some woods at the end […]

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West Columbia is most-romantic on Valentine’s Day

The occasion of Valentine’s Day generates lots of business in West Columbia. Dining and flowers are always a part of the tradition that marks the day. Valentine’s Day is Sunday (Feb. 14) and is widely considered the most romantic holiday of the year. It is a celebration of love. Children […]

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2-year-old taken in car is FOUND safe

Earlier Tuesday evening, the Cayce Department of Public Safety issued a statement and an Amber Alert regarding a missing 2-year old. “We are thankful to announce that she has been found safely,” the CDPS said around 12: 20 a.m. The department will provide details as they are able. The CDPS […]

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2 Lexington women arrested on drug charges

Lexington County narcotics agents arrested two women Wednesday after following up on a community tip about drug activity at a Red Bank home. Leslie Ann Saylor, 46, is charged with possession with intent to distribute meth, and possession with intent to distribute heroin, according to arrest warrants. Katherine Loreen Leiby, […]

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2 men arrested for alleged I-26 catalytic converter theft

 Lexington County deputies arrested two men accused of trying to steal a catalytic converter from a car left on the side of Interstate Highway 26. Joshua Keith Shanklin, 25, and Timothy Eugene Watford, 42, are charged with possession of stolen nonferrous metals, injury to real property to obtain nonferrous metals, […]

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Lexington 2 Schools seeking substitute teachers

If you’re looking for temporary work with flexible hours, locations and benefits, apply to become a substitute in Lexington School District Two. Substitutes work on an “as needed” basis depending on available assignments with ESS, the placement service for Lexington Two.  Daily substitutes choose when, where, and how often they’d […]

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Central Bark cuts ribbon, Grand Opening is Saturday

Central Bark, at 2931 Augusta Rd, West Columbia, held its Ribbon Cutting Friday. The Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce sponsored the ribbon cutting. It is owned by Anthony and Courtney Girilano. There are around 40 Central Bark franchises in the US. The West Columbia location that opened a couple […]

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COMET gives rides to get COVID vaccine shots

The COMET “Don’t Miss Your Shot” campaign will transport people, free of charge, who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. They have a dedicated website with more information: www.COMETCovidHelp.org or call 803-255-7100. The COMET offers three additional programs to serve those 65 years old and older and/or persons with disabilities needing transportation:• […]

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West Columbia Police arrest 2, 1 sought in connection to vandalism

The West Columbia Police Department has made two arrests in a spree of vandalisms. Between the dates of Jan. 16, and Jan. 29, approximately 30 businesses had their windows vandalized within the City of West Columbia. After an investigation, 23-year-old Tyler Chase Ashton Loyd of Gaston, 25-year-old Titus William Bolen of Cayce, and 22-year-old Brandon Tyler Driggers […]

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Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin will not seek re-election

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin has announced he will not seek reelection. Benjamin was elected in 2010. The mayor of Columbia is sometimes called on to work with the mayors of West Columbia, Cayce, and Lexington to exemplify a spirit of regional unity in order to attract economic development. Traditionally, there […]

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This year’s Tartan Day South has been cancelled

Tartan Day South has been cancelled for 2021. The family-friendly festival held at the Historic Columbia Speedway in Cayce celebrates Celtic heritage. It was scheduled to begin on March 25 and run through March 28. It was cancelled in 2020, too, due to COVID concerns. Cayce Public Safety officers in […]

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East Point Academy names Teachers of the Year

East Point Academy has named its “Teachers of the Year.” “During this public health crisis, our teachers have adapted their classes to Synchronous Learning that is engaging to all students, both on and off campus,” said Middle Campus Assistant Principal Bruce Moseley when reflecting on the 20/21 school year. Working […]

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Savage Craft Ale Works opens to large crowds

Savage Craft Ale Works hosted its grand opening Saturday at 430 Center St.The courtyard, where the band played, and the inside of the building, along with the rooftop bar were packed all day Saturday. It was a cool day, but heaters and fires in pits helped ease the chill in […]

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Teen gets 15 years for firing weapon into West Columbia home

Damerio Milek Jones, 19, was sentenced to fifteen years following a guilty plea to Discharging Firearms into a Dwelling, Criminal Conspiracy, and Possession of a Stolen Pistol.  On February 3, 2020, Jones, along with a juvenile accomplice, discharged approximately twenty-three bullets into a home on Hammond Avenue in West Columbia […]

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West Columbia introduces fire truck with ceremony

The West Columbia Fire Department held a Push-In Ceremony, Thursday, to officially put its Brand New Engine 402 into service. Firefighters actually pushed in the fire truck to its bay. It’s a tradition, said West Columbia Mayor Tem Miles that dates back to when non-mechanized fire equipment had to be […]

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Savage Craft Ale Works is opening Saturday

Savage Craft Ale Works is opening Saturday. Savage Craft is at 430 Center Street in West Columbia, just off of State Street in the River District. It’s in the renovated old City Hall and Fire Station building. The structure was built in 1925. The old Brookland Jail will serve as […]

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Vehicle fire delays traffic on I-20 in Lexington County

A vehicle was on fire around 9:30 a.m. Thursday near the Exit 59 on I-20 in Lexington County.Traffic was being disrupted and emergency crews were on the scene. Link to SCDOT camera below: https://www.511sc.org/#zoom=12.85162575732679&lon=-81.25166416168213&lat=33.948023698987726&dmsg&rest&cams&other&har&cong&wthr&acon&incd&trfc

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City of West Columbia endures during COVID

The first cases of COVID-19 were reported in the United States almost a year ago. Since, the City of West Columbia, like other municipalities, has been proactive in taking the necessary precautions to fight the spread of the virus. City leaders have also worked to limit the inconvenience caused by […]

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1 killed in Lexington County crash

One person was killed in a collision on US 378 in Lexington County, Tuesday evening. A 1996 Dodge van hit a 2019 Chevrolet Corvette, according to Master Trooper David Jones of the SC Highway Patrol. The incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. near the intersection of Shorty Road and US 378. […]

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Coroner identifies man who died in Lexington County crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a single-vehicle accident that occurred in the 300 block of Hermitage Road, in Lexington County. The crash occurred at approximately 9:30 Wednesday night. According to Fisher, Mr. Richard Tyler Hook, 25, of Lexington was pronounced deceased at the […]

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West Columbia business owner thwarts car theft

Real Estate School of South Carolina owner Chip Browne stopped his vehicle from being stolen on Thursday night by catching the would-be thief in the act.  After finishing his evening real estate license course livestream, he was shutting off the lights in his building on Medical Circle, across from Lexington […]

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13 Lexington 2 middle school students named South Carolina Junior Scholars

Thirteen Lexington Two middle school students have been named South Carolina Junior Scholars. The program, developed by the state Department of Education, identifies eighth-graders with high scholastic achievement and intellectual ability through testing and other criteria, offering summer opportunities through South Carolina colleges and universities, according to the department website. […]

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1 person dies in Lexington County crash

One person died in a Lexington County crash, Wednesday night. The driver of a 2002 Toyota four-door ran off the road and hit a pole said SC Highway Patrol Trooper Sonny Collins. The incident happened around 9:35 p.m. The car was traveling west on Hermitage Road when it ran off […]

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US Rep. Joe Wilson attends Joe Biden’s Inauguration

US Rep. Joe Wilson attend the Inauguration of Joe Biden, Wednesday. Wilson, of Springdale, represents Lexington County and the Second Congressional District of South Carolina. Wilson posted the following message on his Facebook page:I am grateful to represent South Carolina’s Second Congressional District at today’s inauguration of Joe Biden and […]

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Crash causes downed power lines in Lexington

A single car collision on Old Chapin Road near Reed Avenue, had the road closed Tuesday night, according to the Lexington Police Department. Several power poles and power lines were taken down as the result of this wreck. Drivers were being detoured onto Snelgrove Road and Maxie Road away from […]

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Lexington County Coroner identifies victim of crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a single-vehicle incident that occurred in the 900 block of Sharon Church Road, Swansea, at approximately 8:40 p.m., Friday. According to Fisher, Mr. Walter Mark Cassidy, 53, of Swansea was pronounced dead at the scene due to his […]

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Lexington 2 returns to 5-day in-person instruction beginning Tuesday

Lexington Two will return to five-day face-to-face instruction on Tuesday From Dawn Kujawa, Lexington Two Communications Director – Lexington Two will return to five-day face-to-face instruction on Tuesday (Jan. 19) following Monday’s MLK holiday. (Photo from Riverbank Elementary Twitter page) This shift in instruction follows a two-week remote learning period […]

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Springdale Police arrest man for Fentanyl, meth possession

Springdale Police officers, along with assistance from Lexington County Sheriff deputies, arrested Daniel Scott Burgess, after a traffic stop. Burgess has been charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl 3rd, Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine 3rd, and Tampering with Physical Evidence. Officers seized the illegal narcotics along with […]

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Lexington Fire results causes $10,000 in damages

Lexington County Fire Service units responded to a commercial structure fire just after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of Brookhill West. The Lexington Police Department assisted with crowd and traffic control. Arriving units discovered smoke and fire coming from a commercial dryer system at the laundry facility of the […]

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Small plane crashes in Columbia, Rosewood area

Multiple Columbia Fire Department crews are on scene of a small plane crash in the 2900 block of Kennedy Street, in Columbia. It’s in Rosewood, not far from Owens Field Airport. The Richland County Coroner’s Office is on the scene and is investigating. No update on the occupants of the […]

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Savage Craft Ale Works is opening Jan. 30

Savage Craft Ale Works is opening Jan. 30 On its social media page, in large letters, the date 1-30-2021 is published with hashtags announcing the grand opening the hashtags are: #grandopening #serveupsavage #worththewait #eraofsavage #savageiscoming #scbreweryopening Savage Craft is at 430 Center Street in West Columbia, just off of State […]

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American Pickers looking for leads in South Carolina

American Pickers, or Mike and Frank from the popular History Channel show are coming to South Carolina in March. The American Pickers crew will be in North Carolina, too, that month. American Pickers have visited Lexington County before. Specifically, the grounds of the old Harmon Tree Farm. The crew has […]

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Coroner identifies man killed in motorcycle crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the motorcyclist who died as a result of being struck by motor vehicles. The incident occurred on Interstate 26 Eastbound at mile marker 118 shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday. According to Fisher, Mr. Christopher James Prewitt, 34, of Elgin was pronounced dead at […]

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Deputies track, arrest Myrtle Beach teen after robbery

LCSD Release – A Myrtle Beach teen is accused of robbing and kidnapping a cab driver in Lexington County Thursday. Blake Austin McGrath, 19, was formally charged Friday morning with armed robbery, kidnapping and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants. “Based on information we […]

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Disabled truck blocks traffic in Lexington

The Lexington Police Department is reporting that a disabled semi-truck with trailer had North Church Street near Main Street diverted to a single lane, around 8 a.m. Thursday. Police asked motorists to please drive alert, expect to merge, and know that traffic is congested in this area of the one-way-pair […]

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DIALED bicycle shop open in Cayce

Dialed Professional Bicycle Service and Sales is open on State Street in Cayce. Jayson Busbee is the shop’s owner. He repairs and sells bikes. It’s in the bottom floor of the 1938 Cayce Municipal Building. Busbee said an 80-year-old man came by one day and told him he got his […]

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Bush River Road Walmart is closing

A pharmacy employee confirmed Tuesday that the Walmart Supercenter at 1326 Bush River Rd. is closing. The Walmart store, just off of I-26, has a garden center, auto service and grocery store. It’s an option for West Columbia shoppers in addition to the Walmart Supercenter on Augusta Road. The pharmacy […]

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All of Cayce Riverwalk has been reopened

The City of Cayce praised city crews for working to get all of the Riverwalk trail reopened. It was closed for a day because of flooding. City of Cayce message posted Monday: “Thanks to (city staff’s) hard work to clean up debris and dirt from the high water levels at […]

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SLED, Cayce Public Safety part of search for suspect

Cayce Department of Public Safety was assisting in a SLED investigation, Sunday morning. The effort is part of a manhunt for suspect in Cayce. Officers from Cayce, Richland Sheriff’s Department, and SLED were searching an area near the quarry and in the vicinity of I-77. Ashley Hunter, City of Cayce […]

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DUI-related crash results in closed road in Lexington

A DUI-related collision that occurred at approximately 2 a.m., Saturday, on Gibson Road has the road closed due to downed power lines. Lexington Police reported the incident around 6:30 a.m. Lexington Police are reporting detours onto South Church Street and Bickley Road are in place to route traffic around the […]

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Mr. Melton Martin celebrates 100th birthday

Mr. Melton Martin, Ret. USMC celebrated his 100th Birthday, Thursday. He was born on Lexington Avenue in Cayce on 12/31/1920 and now resides in the City of West Columbia. Mr. Martin lives in Westover Acres. The City of Cayce and the City of West Columbia wished Mr. Martin a Happy […]

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New Year’s Eve morning is foggy in Lexington County

The Lexington Police Department is advising drivers to take precautions Thursday mornin g because of fog. The Lexington Police Department Twitter account reads: Fog throughout (Lexington) this morning is a good time to remind everyone to drive alert with their headlights on and lower your speed to not drive too […]

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COVID vaccination rate is higher in South Carolina

The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control announced, Wednesday that the COVID vaccination rate in South Carolina is 31 percent based on distribution of the number of doses the state has received. The national average rate of vaccinations is 19 percent, according to federal data. When the first doses […]

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West Columbia extends mask ordinance for 60 days

The City of West Columbia voted, at a special meeting Wednesday, to extend the Emergency Ordinance to Suspend the Normal Operating Procedures of West Columbia City Council Meetings. Council also voted to extend the Emergency Ordinance to Require Face Coverings. Both motions passed unanimously during the virtual meeting. They will […]

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Frank’s Car Wash opens new West Columbia location

Franks Car Wash has opened at 1707 Charleston Highway in West Columbia. It’s the old site of Ryan’s Steak House. According to the company’s website there are 16 Frank’s Car Wash locations in South Carolina. The chain of car washes includes locations in: Orangeburg; Summerville; Ladson; Sumter; and Greenwood; in […]

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Riveras Supermarket is now open in Airport Square

A Riveras Supermarket is open into in the Airport Square Shopping Center on Airport Boulevard in West Columbia. The new store has produce, meats, bakery items and all groceries. It even has some housewares. Riveras is where the Save-a-lot used to be, adjacent to the former Kmart store and across […]