Batesburg-Leesville

13-year-old charged with 2 counts of attempted murder after shooting into house

A 13-year-old boy is charged with two counts of attempted murder and shooting into a dwelling after deputies said he shot at two men and toward a house. “Based on the information deputies gathered at the scene Friday, the young man fired a .22 rifle in the direction of his neighbor, who was outside his home on Bush Berry Road…

“You stole her childhood” – Lexington County sex offender gets life-plus-40

William H. Heath- LCSD photo. After a week-long trial in Lexington County, sex offender William H. Heath, 50, received a consecutive sentence of life plus 40 years. The trial began May 7, and ended late Friday afternoon when the jury returned a guilty verdict on all charges, according to a press release from the office of 11th Circuit Solicitor Rick Hubbard….

White Knoll softball team going to the 5A state final

WKHS softball team- by Thomas Grant Jr.  Special to ColaDaily by Thomas Grant Jr.  It took 16 innings over two games on the road, but the White Knoll softball team earned a second straight trip to the Class 5A final. Needing two victories Friday at Ashley Ridge to repeat as Lower State champions, the Lady Timberwolves emerged from the Class…

Second person dies after Wednesday crash in Lexington County

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the second individual who died after a vehicle collision. The crash occurred in the 3500 block of Augusta Highway near Gilbert at approximately 5:50 a,m. Wednesday. According to Fisher, Mr. Robert Anthony O’Kelley, 44, of Batesburg was pronounced dead at an area hospital, Thursday. O’Kelley was traveling south on Augusta Highway when he…

River Bluff, Airport headed to state finals in high school baseball

Airport after win, Wednesday- Christy Stone photo Show Caption Hide Caption River Bluff versus Lexington Show Caption Hide Caption For the second consecutive year, the River Bluff baseball team is headed to the Class 5A final. The Gators shut out Region 5-5A champion and rival Lexington 4-0 to repeat as Lower State champions. Grant Brittingham struck out nine and held…

Fallen Lexington County officers memorialized at service, Wednesday

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Overturned tractor-trailer closes 1 lane of Highway 321 in Lexington County

Lexington County photo. One lane of Highway 321, at the Highway 21 split, was closed Wednesday afternoon due to an overturned tractor-trailer. No injuries were reported, but emergency response personnel asked motorists to seek an alternate route, and to slow down while the area was being cleared.

Woman killed in Lexington County crash is identified

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a motor vehicle collision.  It occurred in the 3500 block of Augusta Highway near Gilbert at approximately 5:50 a.m on Wednesday. According to Fisher, Ms. Margaret Anne Burke, 61, of Batesburg was pronounced dead at the scene. Burke was traveling north on Augusta Highway when she was involved…

1 killed and 1 injured in head-on collision in Lexington County

One person was killed and another was critically injured in a head-on crash in Lexington County . The collision took place just before 6 a.m. Wednesday morning on US-1/Augusta Highway near Golden Jubilee Road, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. One person was pronounced dead at the scene and the person who was hurt was transported to the hospital…

Lexington County “Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop” is May 25

Lexington County “Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop” is May 25. The Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium will host a “Build Your Own Rain Barrel” Workshop on Friday, May 25. It’s from 9 a.m. until noon, beginning with check-in at 8:45 a.m. at Emergency Medical Services, 407 Ball Park Road and culminating at the Public Works garages located at 440 Ball…

Lexington County coroner identifies man killed in collision, Monday night

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a single motor vehicle accident. It occurred in the 800 block of Haven Road at approximately 9:45 p.m., Monday. According to Fisher, Mr. Christopher Lee Oswalt, 28, of Batesburg was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the accident. Oswalt’s vehicle crossed the center line…

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigating death of an infant

Lexington County Sheriff deputies responded to a home in the 100 block of Crimson Oak Drive Monday morning in reference to the death of an infant. According to the LCSD report, investigators are working on the case with SLED and the Lexington County Coroner’s Office. Because the investigation is ongoing, The LCSD said it has nothing more information to share…

Pedestrian dies 5 days after being struck in Lexington

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified a pedestrian who died after being struck by a vehicle. The incident took place on Burton Road, off of Glassmaster Road, at approximately 5:50 p.m. on May 2. According to Fisher, Mr. Andrian Matthew Cannon, 28, of Lexington was pronounced dead at an area hospital on Monday due to injuries sustained in the…

City report says West Columbia’s first Kinetic Derby Day was a success

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Sixth-inning rally lifts River Bluff over Lexington in state baseball playoffs

River Bluff players celebrate. Thomas Grant photo. Special to ColaDaily from Thomas Grant Jr.  Different year, different result, in the Class 5A Lower State baseball playoffs. A year ago Sunday, Lexington defeated River Bluff in the winner’s bracket contest to advance to the Lower State final. The Wildcats would lose two straight to the Gators, who advanced to the Class…

Doctor’s wife death is suspicious, more evidence being processed, interviews conducted

Cayce DPS Chief Byron Snellgrove and Capt. Jimmy Gleaton of Cayce DPS at Friday press conference- Terry Ward photo. Dr. Adam Marcus Lazzarini, 46, was arrested Thursday in connection to a shooting incident that occurred at 256 Hunters Mill Dr. on Oct. 9, 2017. Tuesday,  Vanessa Brooke Biery, 43, was found dead in her home, at the same location, of unknown…

Man dies in crash while fleeing traffic checkpoint

LCSD photo. A man was killed when his car left the road and struck a tree following a short pursuit in Irmo Friday night. The pursuit began in the Fernandina Road area after deputies said he deliberately evaded a joint public safety checkpoint made up of Lexington County deputies and troopers from the South Carolina Highway Patrol. “Instead of stopping…

Child dies after being struck by vehicle on I-20 in Lexington County

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has confirmed that the child struck by a vehicle on Interstate 20 Westbound near mile marker 57 at approximately 12:50 a.m. on April 27, 2018 has died. According to Fisher, Miss T’liyah Lebronah-Janae Bell, 5, of Aiken was pronounced dead at an area hospital on Thursday, as a result of her injuries. The vehicle in…

Wife of arrested Dr. Adam Lazzarini found dead, autopsy results pending

Dr. Adam Lazzarini- LCDC photo. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has confirmed the investigation of a death that was reported on Tuesday at a residence in the 200 block of Hunters Mill Drive. According to Fisher, Mrs. Vanessa Brooke Biery, 43, was found dead in her home of unknown circumstances. Mrs. Biery’s death was reported by her husband, Dr. Adam…

Midlands high school baseball, soccer playoff scores

River Bluff’s Cameron Ferrell celebrates safely reaching second base against Dutch Fork on Thursday.  Thomas Grant Jr. photo. Special to ColaDaily from Thomas Grant Jr.  It’s deja vu’ time for River Bluff and Lexington. For the second straight year, the two teams will meet in the winner’s bracket of the Class 5A Lower State playoffs. The rematch was set up…

1 lane of I-20 opened in aftermath of 10-vehicle fatal collision

Wreck 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Wreck 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Wreck 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Wreck Show Caption Hide Caption SCHP images. After a massive collision Thursday before noon on I-20 in Lexington County, one lane of west bound I-20 is now open. One person died in the 10-vehicle crash that included two tractor-trailers and vehicle fires….

Multi-vehicle fatal crash blocking I-20 at mile marker 61 in Lexington County

SCDOT image. At least one person is dead and I-20 west is closed, Thursday, near mile marker 61 (at US-378-Sunset Boulevard) due to a multi-vehicle accident, with a fire. Four people were taken to the hospital. Two of those transported were in critical condition. The S.C. Department of Public Safety advises motorists to avoid the area and expect delays. The…

Man, 62, in vehicle accident, but died of natural causes says coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the person killed in a vehicle collision that occurred in the 300 block of South Main Street in Gaston at approximately 8 a.m., Tuesday. According to Fisher, Michael Anthony Worrell, 62, of Swansea was traveling south when his vehicle crossed the center line and collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle. Worrell, who was…

Man jumps off of I-20 overpass in Lexington

Lexington Police Department officers were dispatched to the area of Augusta Road at I-20 at approximately 1 p.m. At the scene, there was a white male dressed in all black standing on the overpass at I-20, according to Cpl. Cameron Mortenson of the Lexington Police Department.  As soon as officers arrived and stepped out of their vehicle, the subject jumped…

Midlands Gives is going on until midnight – link to give included

1/3Midlands Gives at State Museum Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Midlands Gives groups at S.C. State Museum. Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3West Columbia Mayor Bobby Horton – Anna Huffman, PIO representing WC Beautification Foundation Show Caption Hide Caption Midlands Gives is going on until midnight, Tuesday. Give at midlandsgives.org There is a Midlands Give headquarters at the S.C. State Museum in…