NEWS

McAlister-Smith Funeral home conducts its first service after opening on State Street in West Columbia at the former Thompson Funeral Home location

McAlister-Smith Funeral and Cremation is open at the historic West Columbia location of 200 State Street. It’s the former site of Thompson Funeral Home that operated there for years. Just four days after opening last week, the new operators conducted their first service for a family of Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church. McAlister-Smith Funeral and […]

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15-year-old Spring Valley High School student charged in connection with threats to River Bluff High and the Lexington Technology Center

A 15-year-old Spring Valley High School student has been charged in connection with the Feb. 2 threats made to River Bluff High School and the Lexington Technology Center. The student, whose name will not be released because he is under age 18, communicated electronically about a bomb being placed in the schools. He has been […]

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White Knoll High School evacuated Monday morning, due to a threat

Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a threat at White Knoll High School Monday morning, The threat was directed toward the school through another school district’s tip line, according to the LCSD. The school was swept and the campus was checked by deputies and then cleared of any threats. Students and staff were evacuated from […]

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Irmo Fire District responds to boat fire at the Lake Murray Dam, Sunday

Crews from the Irmo Fire District extinguished a boat fire at the launch ramp on the Irmo side of Lake Murray Dam, Sunday afternoon. The situation was brought under control and nobody was injured. The boat ramp was opened again before firefighting crews departed from the scene.

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Crash on South Lake Drive in Lexington takes down power pole late Sunday night

Emergency crews were on the scene after a car hit a a power pole in the 700 block of South Lake Drive in Lexington late Sunday night. The crash resulted in the blocking of South Lake Drive. Detours were set up at Railroad Avenue and South Lake Drive as well as Gibson Road and South […]

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Arrest made after shots fired in Lexington neighborhood

Darian Kristopher Riley, age 22 of Columbia, has been arrested for Assault and Battery, 1st degree, and Discharging a Firearm into a Dwelling in relation to a shooting incident in the 100 block of Whispering Winds Drive in Lexington. Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green announced the arrest. On Thursday, Feb. 2, at approximately 10:40 p.m., officers were […]

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Significant spike in passenger traffic at Columbia Metropolitan Airport – Over 1 million passengers in 2022

From Columbia Metropolitan Airport – Final numbers are in, and in 2022 Columbia Metropolitan Airport welcomed more than 1 million passengers through the airport – a 21% increase over 2021’s passenger traffic. In total, CAE saw 527,599 enplanements (those travelers starting their travel journey at CAE) and a total of 1,063,630 total passengers through the […]

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See video – 3 men throw Molotov cocktail from elementary school roof, Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies ask for help to identify them

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is looking to identify three men from a Jan. 29 incident at Pleasant Hill Elementary School. The three men walked up to the back of the school and climbed onto the roof. Later, they threw a Molotov cocktail which landed on the pavement and it exploded. They left in a […]

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