Lexington County Sheriff’s Department look for leads

The has released a composite sketch of a robbery suspect in hopes of generating leads in its investigation. The incident happened about 10 p.m. on Aug. 17 at the DoubleTree hotel on Bush River Road. A male suspect approached a woman in the hotel’s parking lot and, after a struggle, […]


Brookland-Cayce gets impressive road win at Fairfield Central

Running back A.J Brown rushed for two touchdowns and freshman quarterback Reed “Razor” Charpia threw two TD strikes to WR Justice Mills in the Bearcats 36-25 win at Fairfield Central. Running back Charles Balkcom had a touchdown run, too. Fairfield Central is a perennial high school football power. Brookland-Cayce fumbled the […]


Lexington County prostitution sting nets five arrests

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department deputies along with agents of the county’s Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested five individuals earlier this week as part of an undercover prostitution sting. The following individuals were arrested at a Saint Andrews-area hotel and charged with prostitution: ·         Gayethel Coleman, 28, Irmo ·         Anthony Craft, […]


Dr. Ben Carson to be in West Columbia, Sunday, file to run Monday

Dr. Ben Carson, who is running for the GOP presidential nomination, will be in West Columbia, Sunday. Carson will be on the Airport Campus of Midlands Technical College for the Back to School Bash at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, according to a press advisory released by his campaign staff. Carson is […]


Walmart intersection changes approved, permits pending upon bond oversight

A traffic plan submitted by Walmart has been approved by the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT.) But it has yet to be determined who will hold the bond related to work at Knox-Abbott Drive and Charleston Highway in Cayce. Shaun Greenwood, Cayce’s assistant city administrator, said the permits for the […]


Lexington County Sheriff’s Department warning of scam

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is warning the public about scam telephone calls from people claiming to be law enforcement officers. “Our investigators have received numerous reports of scammers impersonating law enforcement officers over the phone offering to take care of legal matters for a fee,” Lexington Sheriff Jay Koon […]


Man arrested on murder and sexual assault charge

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigators have charged a Gaston man with murder in the fatal beating of Joanne White Taylor.  According to arrest warrants, 41-year-old Peter Lynn Coffey killed Taylor at her Gaston home sometime between Aug. 7-9. Coffey is also charged with sexually assaulting Taylor.  “Physical evidence connects Coffey […]


District 2 opening day for schools goes smoothly

The first day of school went “very smoothly” on Wednesday said Lexington School District 2 Superintendent Bill James. “We were very pleased. We had an exceptional opening day, James said. James said the staffs at the district’s 16 schools deserve credit for getting prepared for the opening of the 2015-16 […]


Brookland-Cayce goes to FCHS to open season, Friday

Bearcats stout on D, poised for good year If the Brookland-Cayce Bearcats have a good year, it will start with the defense. The Brookland-Cayce Bearcats football team plays an away non-conference game @ Fairfield Central on Friday, August 21 @ 7:30 p.m. Two of Brookland-Cayce’s defensive players have been named to […]


Quail Hollow residents concerned about sewage discharge

The Congaree Riverkeeper is criticizing the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) for a plan that would the Reiverkeeper said would make it easier for sewage discharge into the lower Saluda River. The river runs through West Columbia, beside the Quail Hollow residential community that is behind Lexington […]


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