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64 Lexington Two students named AP Scholars

From Dawn Kujawa – Lexington Two Communications Director – Sixty-four Lexington Two high school students earned scores high enough on multiple AP exams to be named AP Scholars, with one earning National AP Scholar, a distinction given to fewer than 1 percent of students nationwide. The Advanced Placement (AP) Program […]

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Need a job – House of Raeford is hiring

House of Raeford Farms is hiring at all of its locations in SC, GA, LA, and NC. House of Raeford offers benefits and on the job training. There is a House of Raeford operation at 441 Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia. According to a company post, if you fill out […]

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Cayce ends moratorium on building large subdivisions

In December, the City of Cayce implemented a moratorium on the building of large scale residential subdivisions of 15 or more homes or multi-family units (apartment buildings) of four or more. Last Tuesday, Cayce City Council held a public meeting for input on the extension of the moratorium. City Council […]

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Driver disregards red light, causes crash in Lexington

A collision with injuries occurred at Sunset Blvd. (US-378) and Old Cherokee Road in Lexington, Friday morning. It caused several lane closures. Lanes reopened around 10:30 a.m., according to Lexington Police. Police asked drivers to be alert to emergency personnel on the scene and directing traffic. The collision was caused […]

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Houses going up in West Columbia’s Stillwater development

They are only shells right now, but the first houses in Stillwater are up.The Stillwater neighborhood is just off Highway 1 (Augusta Road) behind Hobby Lobby in West Columbia. The builder – Great Southern Homes- describes Stillwater as an enclave of single-family attached homes, approximately four miles to Columbia downtown, […]

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West Columbia’s 3rd Annual Kinetic Derby Day Canceled

 After careful consideration, the City of West Columbia’s 3rd Annual Kinetic Derby Day is canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day planning committee will continue to actively work with schools, artists, and businesses to engage broad community participation for next year’s event. West Columbia’s 4th Annual Kinetic Derby Day […]

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El Jimador Mexican Restaurant open in Cayce

The El Jimador Mexican Restaurant has opened at 514 Knox-Abbott Drive, in Cayce. The restaurant opened on May 15. It is beside Marcos Pizza, and across from the Brookland-Cayce High School stadium. Click for a link to the El Jimador The restaurant serves: burritos; fajitas; tacos; burgers, sandwiches, seafood, kids […]

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2 killed in overnight shooting in Cayce

Two people were killed in an overnight shooting in Cayce. At approximately 2 a.m. Sunday, the Cayce Department of Public Safety responded to a 911 call regarding shots fired on Allen Street, according to a release from City of Cayce Spokeswoman Ashley Hunter. Allen Street is off of Julius Felder […]

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West Columbia man has died while incarcerated

A West Columbia man has died while incarcerated in the Lexington County Detention Center. The inmate has been identified as 53-year-old Vincent Greg Horner Jr., according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher. “Lexington County deputies arrested Mr. Horner Thursday on charges of driving under suspension, simple possession of marijuana and […]

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SC State Fair to be “drive-thru” only this year

The South Carolina State Fair won’t take place this year, like it usually does.Due to the coronavirus crisis the fair will be a two-day free drive-through version. The drive-thru fair will be October 20 and Wednesday, October 21. The traditional fair will not be held. “In the midst of the […]

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East Point Academy offering 5-day, in-person classes

East Point Academy will offer full-day and five-day in-person instruction for school year 2020-21 at both of its West Columbia campus sites. The middle school is on Leaphart Street, off of Sunset Boulevard. The elementary school is on Chris Drive. East Point Academy is a tuition free Chinese immersion public […]

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3 die in Richland County pickup truck crash

Three people died in a pickup truck crash wreck Sunday morning in Richland County. The crash occurred at 2:08 a.m. on Two Notch Road near Grampian Hills Road, near the Two Notch Road and I – 77 intersection, according to Master Trooper Brian Lee of the South Carolina Highway Patrol. […]

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Building update on 2 Sunset Boulevard projects

The location of a Dunkin’ Donuts was announced in January, to be built at 2865 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia. It’s across from Lexington Medical Center. The other two spaces had “Retail Anchor” and “Retail” on them. PennTex Ventures Development was the company in charge of filling the space.The sign on […]

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Body of teen recovered from Congaree River near Cayce

The body of a missing teen has been recoverd from the Congaree River, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. The Cayce Department of Public Safety got a call regarding a missing swimmer around 5:47 p.m., Wednesday. A search by boat for the missing swimmer began less than 15 minutes […]

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United Bank replacing CresCom

United Bankshares Inc. acquired CresCom and Carolina Financial Corp. That deal was announced in late 2019. CresCom was Congaree State Bank before being changed over to CresCom in 2016. As a part of the agreement, Carolina Financial and CresCom will be folded into United Bankshares and United Bank, respectively. The […]

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Officers clear road after crash in Lexington

A collision on Sunset Blvd. at I-20 has traffic slowed or stopped in the area Wednesday afternoon before 2 p.m. Vehicles involved were removed from the road by Lexington Police officers and Lexington County Sheriff’s Department Traffic Division deputies. The collision was caused by a driver disregarding the traffic signal light.

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Informational signs installed on Cayce’s Riverwalk

The City of Cayce announced Wednesday the installation of new interpretive wayside exhibits (signs) along the Cayce Riverwalk and 12,000 Year History Park. The information came from Ashley Hunter, City of Cayce Spokeswoman. The signs are a collaborative effort between the City of Cayce, The River Alliance, South Carolina State Museum and the Central Carolina Community Foundation. The Foundation awarded a […]

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UPS employees arrested in gun theft ring, says sheriff

Lexington County deputies arrested five UPS employees last week in connection with guns stolen from the shipping company’s hub in West Columbia. Byron Burke, 19, Jalen Green, 19, Dishon Kinney, 18, Kenyon Peters, 18, and Tre’von Williams, 19, are charged with breach of trust, according to arrest warrants. Kinney and […]

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Airport High School fishing team finishes in the top 10

From Dawn Kujawa – Lexington Two Communications Director – One of Airport High School’s fishing teams finished in the top 10 in the 2019-20 Lower State High School Bass Challenge, Airport’s highest-ever season finish, and two other school teams placed. The pairing of Tanner Schultz and Jacob White finished 9th […]

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Woman dies after tree falls on her in boat on Lake Murray

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a fatal incident that occurred on Lake Murray on Saturday. The incident occurred at approximately 1 a.m. near Tom Drafts Point in Gilbert. According to Fisher, Ms. Kathryn Grayce Mullins, 20, of Statesboro, Georgia, was pronounced dead at an area […]

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Cayce’s Streetscaping plan is nearly complete

The City of Cayce has upgraded the highly traveled Knox-Abbott corridor with a major streetscaping project. There is still some minor utility work to do, but other than that the project is complete, said City of Cayce Spokeswoman Ashley Hunter. She said comprehensive project has made a difference in Cayce. […]

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Road cleared after Lexington crash near I-20 exit

The road has been cleared after a collision on Sunset Blvd. (US-378) at Northside Blvd. The Lexington Police Department reported multiple outbound lanes closed because of the Tuesday afternoon crash. Police asked that drivers seek an alternate route and to be alert for emergency personnel who were on scene. Lexington […]

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Lexington 2 adds full-time virtual option for 2020-21

The Lexington Two School District has added a new full-time virtual option for students from 5K-through-12th-grade for the 2020-21 school year. For more information about the Virtual Academy visit our website www.lex2.org for detailed information and the application. For students who want to participate in the Lexington Two Virtual Academy […]

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SC Virtual Charter School moving to West Columbia

The building signage for the South Carolina Virtual Charter School went up Friday. Swatch Graphics of State Street in Cayce put the letters up on the building. The school’s new Administrative Office is at 2023 Platt Springs Road, at the intersection of Glenn Street. The South Carolina Virtual Charter School […]

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Nephron expanding, adding 380 jobs

From Nephron Pharmaceuticals – One of the fastest-growing pharmaceuticals companies in the country, headquartered in Lexington Country, today announced several major expansion and investment projects. Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation plans a new $215 million investment in Lexington County, bringing 380 new full-time jobs to the area by 2024, and adding new […]

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Lexington 2 offering virtual option for 20-21 School Year

From Lexington Two Communications Director Dawn Kujawa -Lexington Two will launch a full-time 5K-12 Virtual Academy for the 2020-21 school year. The academy is one option in the district’s reopening plan for the new academic year. Additional details about the Virtual Academy, as well as plans for in-person instruction, will […]

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West Columbia passes mask requirement ordinance

West Columbia City Council approved an emergency ordinance mandating masks, Tuesday at its regular meeting. The ordinance required a two-thirds vote. It passed 8-1, with only Councilwoman Casey Hallman voting against. The mask mandate will go into effect at 6 a.m. Friday. Masks are required upon entering grocery stores, pharmacies […]

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City of Cayce approves mask mandate

From Ashley Hunter- City of Cayce Spokeswoman – Tuesday night, the Cayce City Council voted to enact an ordinance to mandate that masks be worn in places open to the general public, within the City Limits. This ordinance will become effective on Friday morning, July 10, at 6 a.m.. Individuals violating this ordinance […]

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Coroner releases identity of suspected drowning victim

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a suspected drowning. The man’s body was recovered from the Willow Cove Road area of Lake Murray shortly before 3 p.m. Monday. According to Fisher, Mr. Clint Alexander Brown, 38, of Columbia was recovered from the water and pronounced deceased […]

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Man drowns on Lake Murray

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources is reporting that a man drowned on Lake Murray after the boat he was in took on water and sunk. The drowning occurred Monday around 3 p.m. off of Willow Cove Road in Chapin, according to the report. Two men were in a 14-foot […]

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Nephron-Methapharm collaborate to help respiratory patients

Lexington County’s Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation is one of the fastest-growing pharmaceuticals companies in the country. Monday Nephron announced a new collaboration with Methapharm. Nephron is just outside of Cayce, on 12th Street Extension, and it has a West Columbia address. As a part of the collaboration, Nephron will produce kits […]

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Car crashes into cayce McDonald’s

From the Cayce Department of Public Safety – At 1 PM Monday a collision occurred in the 2900 block of Charleston Hwy. A red Mercury was traveling south on Charleston Hwy. when a black van crossed the roadway and struck it in the side. The Mercury left the right side […]

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Lexington County Fire extinguishers blaze

From Lexington County Communications – Lexington County Fire Services and EMS units responded to the 700 block of Archwood Street in Gaston for a residential structure fire Monday afternoon. Upon arrival, crews found a fully-involved double-wide mobile home with heavy smoke and flames coming from the home. Water-shuttle operations were […]

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Lexington man arrested for firing gun into a car

A man accused of firing shots into a parked car has been arrested, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. Elijah Michael Ross, 22, is charged with attempted murder, unlawful carry of a pistol and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants. “Based on evidence […]

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Center Street area projects coming along

“We’re starting to see it…a Savage vision coming to life,” is the update that appears on the Savage Craft Ale Works Facebook page. The rooftop bar behind the ld Brookland Court House and Fire Station is taking shape. Work on the soundstage on the grounds is progressing. Earlier this summer […]

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Cayce releases its new photo calendar

The City of Cayce is asking its residents to come pick up your free copy of the 2020-2021 Cayce City Calendars at Cayce City Hall. You can pick them up at the City Hall drive through located at 1800 12th Street. This year, the calendar features dates to remember, important […]

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West Columbia’s crepe myrtle glory

From Sunset Boulevard to Center Street and places in between, crepe myrtle trees are full of color in July. As the West Columbia Beatification Foundations is working diligently to bring in trees and flowers, there is some natural beauty to add support to the WCBF’s efforts. The colors range from […]

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EdVenture to reopen July 14

EdVenture Children’s Museum will be reopen beginning July 14. EdVenture in Columbia will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Timed tickets must be purchased or reserved in advance through the museum’s website. The museum’s staff will incorporate new safety, cleaning, and social distancing protocols for visitors. EdVenture Hartsville […]

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Update: missing Gaston teen found safe

Lexington County detectives were looking for Lilith Donelle Currier, 15, after she left her grandfather’s house in the 400 block of Irvin Jumper Street June 26, according to her family members. Lexington County deputies say a missing 15-year-old girl who hadn’t been seen in a week has been found safe. […]

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Summit Adventure West Columbia seeking kids to play

If you are looking for some hyper-activity for the kids, indoors, Summit Adventure West Columbia is open at 2245 Charleston Highway. It’s in the Cayce Commons Shopping Center. It’s a new indoor park that includes Olympic trampolines, basketball hoops, a separate trampoline area for children, and a wipe-out zone.  “We’re super […]

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Bobcat with rabies found in Lexington County

A rabid bobcat was discovered in Lexington, according to the Department of Health and Environmental Control The bobcat was found near Crimson Oak Drive and Blue Lake Drive, between U.S. 1 (Augusta Hwy.) and U.S. 378. A test confirmed that the bobcat had rabies. It was taken to DHEC’s lab […]

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Pineview, Taylor elementary schools to be demolished

From Dawn Kujawa – Lexington Two Communications Director – Demolition work is slated to begin this month at two vacant elementary schools in Lexington Two. Work is scheduled to start July 1, at Claude A. Taylor Elementary in Cayce. The 54,500-plus square-foot school was originally built in 1964 on eight […]

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Claude A. Taylor Elementary in Cayce is gone

Claude A. Taylor Elementary, at 103 Ann Lane in Cayce, is gone. In late June, Dawn Kujawa, Lexington Two Communications Director said in a press release demolition work was slated to begin in early July on Claude A. Taylor Elementary School in Cayce. That school has been torn down. Former […]