Month: July 2024

Homicide investigation of Lexington music promoter continues 2 years after the shooting

Two years ago, Tyler Robinson was killed outside of his home at the Lauren Ridge Apartments, and Chief Terrence Green is again asking those who have information to come forward to assist our detectives as they continue to investigate this case. On July 9, 2022, at approximately 2:00 a.m., officers responded to a shooting call […]

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Man, with 13 prior criminal convictions, sentenced in US District Court to 49 years in prison for 7 armed robberies

Deveon Antonio Belk, 37, of Irmo, was sentenced to 49 years in prison after being convicted for a 2020 string of Midlands armed robberies. Belk was convicted following a multi-day trial in November of 2023. He was found guilty on 15 counts: seven counts of Hobbs Act robbery, seven counts of brandishing a firearm in […]

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Harbor Freight Tools announces opening date for its new West Columbia store

Harbor Freight Tools is opening a new store at 2347 Augusta Road, West Columbia. The store has its sign up on the front of the building. It’s in the shopping center with Hobby Lobby, KJ’s grocery and MUV Fitness. According to a sign on the door of the store, the new Harbor Freight will open […]

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West Columbia Police, West Columbia Fire respond to crash on Sunset Boulevard, Tuesday afternoon, with streets blocked off

Several units from the West Columbia Police Department and the West Columbia Fire Department were on the scene of a crash on Sunset Boulevard Tuesday afternoon after 4 p.m.From Mid-Carolina Marine (718 Sunset Blvd.) to 12th Street, including 9th Street, the streets were blocked off. A disabled box truck was in the middle of the […]

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Irmo Fire responds after Tractor-Trailer runs off of I-26, Tuesday afternoon

Irmo Fire crews were on the scene of a tractor trailer accident on I-26 Westbound at Mile Marker 105, Tuesday. The truck ran off the Interstate and ended up on Fernandina Road, a mile before the off ramp.There was a delay and slow traffic until the truck could be removed.

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Renderings of the Riverwalk Pedestrian Bridge in West Columbia presented at the West Columbia City Council meeting, Monday

In September of 2023, the City of West Columbia announced that a pedestrian bridge and park access area would be constructed near the Botanical Gardens entrance to the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens on Mohawk Drive, in West Columbia. At the special West Columbia City Council meeting, Monday, Tara Greenwood, assistant city administrator of development, presented […]

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Lexington County Fire Service responded to 22 structure fires in June, according to data released Monday

The Lexington County Fire Service responded to18 wild fire calls in June and 95 acres were burned. The LCFS responded 22 structure fires, 17 Haz Mat incidents and it conducted 4 technical rescues. The LCFS reported $834,430 in total loses related to emergency fire and incident calls. The total valuation of property saved was $4,704, […]

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Driver runs over raised median and strikes multiple vehicles, say Lexington Police

Lexington Police reported a collision on South Lake Drive (SC) at I-20, Saturday. There were injuries. The wreck, police say, was caused by a driver on the exit ramp of I-20 disregarding the right turn only sign. The driver drove over a raised turn divider and drove across inbound lanes. The driver then struck multiple […]

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