Pine Ridge

Former Police Chief of Lexington County town pleads guilty in scheme related to extortion for the production of pornography and coerced sex acts

From the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department – William Bruce Parker, a/k/a “Parker,” a/k/a “Willie Boner,” a/k/a “John Wayne,” of West Columbia, pled guilty to Cyberstalking Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury and Communicating Threats with the Intent to Extort victims for the production of pornography and coerced sex acts. U.S. District Judge Cameron McGowan Currie accepted […]

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Tornado touches down in Lexington County, if Lexington County residents have substantial damage, please report it

Emergency Management officials have confirmed a tornado touched down near Old Orangeburg Rd. and Platt Springs Rd. in Lexington County, Wednesday. Officials also received reports of downed trees and powerlines and flooding across Lexington County. The Lexington County Emergency Management Office is working on preliminary damage assessment from Wednesday’s severe weather. At this time, no […]

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Lexington 2 School Board Candidate Forum is Oct. 17 in Pine Ridge

There will be a Lexington Two School Board Candidate Forum on Oct. 17. PACE (Parents Advocating for Children’s Education) is sponsoring the forum. Kelly Nash of WVOC Radio will moderate. A Meet and Greet will be held from 6:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. before the forum. A Question and Answer session will begin a 7 […]

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Midland Ozone World Series run ends with loss to North Carolina

After winning the first two, the Midland Ozone baseball team lost its second game Tuesday to North Carolina in the World Series in Lumberton, NC. The team represents Midland Dixie Youth Baseball from Pine Ridge. Team South Carolina – or Midland Ozone – defeated Louisiana 13-3 on Saturday. South Carolina defeated Texas 2-0 on Sunday. […]

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Estate sale at 113 Preakness Court, near Charwood Country Club in Pine Ridge

Jimmy Hofer is moving to Florida. And he has a house full of stuff to unload.Jimmy is a longtime member of the Cayce-West Columbia Rotary Club.He is selling almost all of the items in the house. The house is in Chasehunt Farms, off of Bachman Road, across from Charwood Golf Club. The house has been […]

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Lexington County 1 of only 11 SC counties that grew by more than 10.7%, since 2010

South Carolina grew 10.7% from 2010 to 2020. Only 11 counties in the state grew at a higher than 10.7 percent. Lexington County was one of those counties, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. West Columbia was the second-fastest growing municipality in Lexington County. West Columbia had a population 17,416 in 2020 and it grew […]

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West Columbia man, 29, dies after vehicle versus motorcycle accident

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher is releasing the identity of the person who was killed due to a motorcycle vs. vehicle accident at the intersection of Charleston Highway and Pine Ridge Drive in West Columbia,. According to Fisher, Dustin Douglas Chaney, 29, of West Columbia was attempting to turn onto Pine Ridge Drive from Charleston […]

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SC Highway Patrol Trooper John Wayne Valdario of Pine Ridge serves 50 years; He says talk from your heart

From SC Department of Public Safety – Master Trooper John Wayne Valdario Sr., of Pine Ridge has served 50 years on the SC Highway Patrol. What’s the secret to working over 30 years in law enforcement, retiring and then coming back to work another 20 years? Ask Valdario and he’ll tell any new trooper it’s […]

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