Taylor Watford Foundation Hope Cup Golf Tournament is a huge success, 200 steak dinners and all

The 4th Annual Taylor Watford Foundation Hope Cup Golf Tournament took place at Golden Hills Golf and Country Club in Lexington, Thursday. Dozens of teams participated. They played 18 holes of golf and feasted on a steak lunch with sides. “It was a huge success,” said Jimmy Watford, who founded […]

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Fresh chicken sale – place your orders today for Holland Avenue Baptist Church Preschool Chicken Fundraiser

Today – Friday Sept. 23 – is the last day to place orders for the Holland Avenue Baptist Church Preschool fundraiser. The chicken comes as tenders, legs, or wings. Each box contains 4 bags (40 pounds – 4 10 pound bags- in all.) It’s fresh, uncooked chicken. So, you can […]

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Lexington County Coroner releases autopsy results of woman found dead in Belk’s store

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher released the autopsy results for Ms. Bessie Durham, 63, of Columbia who died on Sept. 15. She was found Monday by a co-worker in a bathroom in the Belk Store in the Columbiana Mall (in Lexington County.) A forensic autopsy was performed by MUSC in […]

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Live jazz, Rhythm on the River, Fall Back Fest, entertainment opportunities in West Columbia

From live music on the scenic Congaree River to the iconic Fall Back Fest street festival, there’s lots going on in West Columbia in the fall. Jazz on the River is a free live music event every Thursday in the fall. It’s from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the […]

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The night I survived Hurricane Hugo in 1989

By Terry Ward – Today is the 33rd anniversary of Hurricane Hugo. I wrote this article for the Greenwood, SC Index-Journal in 1993, on the five-year anniversary of that devastating storm – In September 1989, I was a reporter for the Florence Morning News. Florence, just 60 miles from South […]

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Autopsy scheduled for woman, age 63, found dead in department store bathroom, after 5 days

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the identification of the person found deceased in a public bathroom at the Belk Store located in the Columbiana Center in Columbia (which is located in Lexington County.) She was found on Monday. According to Fisher, Ms. Bessie Durham, 63, of Columbia was […]

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Free technical college tuition, strong job market drawing students of all ages to Lexington 2’s adult education programs

A strong Midlands area job market and free tuition incentives at South Carolina technical colleges are driving interest in Lexington Two’s adult education programs. “Students are earning their secondary credential (GED/HSD) to take advantage of the free tuition initiatives at our technical college programs,” said Christy Henderson, director of the […]

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Traffic pattern altered in Lexington Tuesday afternoon by crash

The southbound lanes of North Lake Drive (SC-6) near Columbia Avenue (US-378) were affected Tuesday, just before 5.p.m Tuesday. Emergency personnel were on the scene of a collision. Police asked drivers to seek an alternate route until the road reopens.

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Man is hit and killed while riding bike, Lexington County Coroner identifies

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the bicyclist who died after being struck by vehicle at approximately 6 a.m, Tuesday, in the 600 block of Mack Street in Gaston. According to Fisher, Mr. Larry Gene Davis Jr., 37, of Gaston was riding his bicycle in the southbound lane when […]

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Lexington County Coroner identifies man on motorcycle who hit deer and was killed

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a motorcycle accident in the 2400 block of St. Matthews Road, Swansea in Lexington County shortly before 8:30 P.M. on Sunday. According to Fisher, Mr. Charles William Lutz, 50, of St. Matthews was traveling eastbound on St. Matthews […]

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