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Cayce-West Columbia Holiday Parade of Lights in photos

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Man killed in Lexington County crash is identified by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual killed in a motor vehicle collision, Friday morning. The crash occurred on US 321 at Glenn Road in West Columbia at approximately 10 a.m. According to Fisher, Louis Connelley, 72, of Swansea was traveling toward Gaston on US 321 when he struck the side of a tractor trailer that was crossing…

Fatal collision reported in Lexington County

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a fatal collision in Lexington County. The crash occurred at at 10 a.m. at the intersection of US 321 and Glenn Road, according to Lance Cpl. David Jones of the SCHP. Jones said a the driver of a 2007 Chevrolet pickup was headed south on 321 and the tractor-trailer was headed east on Glenn…

Lexington prostitution sting results in arrests for child sex trafficking

Woodard, Cuyler – LPD photos The Lexington Police Department has arrested India Tykeyeh Cuyler, 23, and Donnell Salethian Woodard,29, both from Columbia, during a prostitution investigation. Chief Police Chief Terrence Green announced the arrests, Thursday. On Nov. 21, officers from the Lexington Police Department, along with agents from the Lexington County Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team task force, conducted a prostitution…

Nephron Pharmaceuticals expanding its Lexington County facility, adding 125 jobs

Nephron- ColaDaily photo. Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a manufacturer of sterile inhalation and 503B outsourcing medications, today announced a $12.5 million expansion to add 36,000 square feet of manufacturing space. The new investment is expected to create 125 new jobs by June. “The improvement of the facility will help us meet our commitment to solve the critical problem of drug supply…

Lake Murray Country Souvenir Shoppe holds ribbon cutting

1/5Ribbon cutting Lake Murray Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5Ribbon cutting Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5Ribbon cutting 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5Ribbon cutting 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5Ribbon cutting 4 Show Caption Hide Caption A ribbon-cutting at the Lake Murray Country Souvenir Shoppe was held Nov.  30th at the Lake Murray Country Visitors Center The Shoppe has souvenir items available…

Lexington County deputies capture man wanted by feds

LCSD photo. Lexington County deputies apprehended a man wanted on a federal charge Tuesday after an hours-long search near Lake Murray. Brandon Gentle, 32, was wanted on a federal court bond violation out of Huntsville, Alabama. The original charge for which he’d received bond is conspiracy to distribute dangerous drugs-prescription narcotics. “One of our deputies responded to a call overnight about a…

“Jesus is His Name,” Christmas play, begins Friday, in South Congaree

Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon, Fisher and US Rep. Joe Wilson. By Karamie Sullivan “This Man Called Jesus,” ran for 25 years every December in the Midlands area. The last “This Man Called Jesus” play was presented  in 2012. Since it is no longer presented,  some of the play’s fans have been disheartened.  That is why a new version of the…

UPDATED – Man being tracked by Lexington County deputies has been apprehended

UPDATED – Man being tracked by Lexington County deputies has been apprehended The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department has issued an alert. Deputies are tracking a wanted man in the Gilbert area. Deputies are using a K-9 unit and searching for the man near Crouch Circle and Beulah Church Road. The man is 32. He weighs 245 lbs and is 6’1″,…

3 men arrested after separate Sunday night shootings

Three men are under arrest after two unrelated shooting incidents Sunday in the Columbia area of Lexington County. Garrie Brown, 27, and Channing Dixon, 26, are charged with burglary, criminal conspiracy and possessing a weapon during a violent crime after shots were fired during an attempted robbery shortly after 5:30 Sunday evening inside an apartment on Berryhill Road, according to…

Town of Lexington to close roads Sunday for Christmas parade

Lexington  Police Chief Terrence Green would like to notify the Town of Lexington community of preferred parking areas, road closures, and detours that will be in effect during the Town of Lexington Christmas Parade on Sunday. The annual parade will use the route of Haywood Avenue to West Main Street to North Lake Drive to West Butler Street. Roadways on…

Woman claimed to be kidnapped, say deputies, arrested in Florida with homeless companion

Melanie Martin A Lexington County woman has been arrested in Florida after admitting she was not kidnapped, but willingly crisscrossed four states this week with a homeless traveling companion. Melanie Martin, 40, and Andrew Douglas, 28, are charged with blackmail for conspiring to lead Martin’s husband to believe Douglas kidnapped her, according to arrest warrants. Martin’s husband reported her as a…

The signs of West Columbia’s Riverwalk reveal local history

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Tyler Cupp previews Dutch Fork vs Dorman 5A State Championship high school football game

Dutch Fork football team – GoFlashWin.com photos – Click for link By Tyler Cupp DUTCH FORK (12-1) VS DORMAN (12-2) Well, here we are. It has finally come down to this. At noon on Saturday, two high school teams will battle to be named champion at Williams-Brice Stadium. The Dutch Fork Silver Foxes and Dorman Cavaliers have become two of the Palmetto…

Collision closes westbound lanes of I-20 near milemarker 60

SCDOT image A vehicle collision on I-20 in the westbound lane at mile marker 60 has resulted in the westbound lanes being closed, according to a County of Lexington report. There is an entrapment involved with the crash. Crews include Lexington County Fire Service, EMS and law enforcement on the scene. The Lexington County report warns motorists to be on…

Lexington County Fire Service reports no injuries in Wednesday fire

County of Lexington photos. The Lexington County Fire Service and EMS responded to a fire in the 200 block of Sturkie Lane, Wednesday morning. There was a  mobile home fire. The mobile home was deemed as a total loss, according to a County of Lexington report. There were no injuries. The cause and origin of the fire are currently under…

Deputies look for missing Lexington County woman

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Cole Swindell to play Colonial Life Arena in March

Cole Swindell will play Colonial Life Arena on Saturday, March 10. Swindell is a Platinum-selling 10-time No. 1 hit singer/songwriter.  Pre-sale tickets for the Reason To Drink Tour will go on sale December 5 and will go on sale to the public December 8 at ticketmaster.com, LiveNation.com, the Lexington Medical Center Box Office inside Colonial Life Arena or at 1-800-745-3000….

Holiday shopping is huge for small, local businesses

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Man dies in a motorcycle accident in Irmo

Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a motorcycle accident. It occurred around 9:30 p.m. Friday in the 600 block of North Royal Tower Drive in Irmo. According to Fisher, Alfred Todd Harvey, 53, of Irmo was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained when his motorcycle collided with a parked, unoccupied…

Woman, 22, identified as Lexington County pedestrian traffic fatality victim

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the pedestrian who was killed after being struck by a vehicle on Friday, at approximately 06:30 a.m. The incident occurred in the 1500 block of Broad Street in Leesville. According to Fisher, Gabrielle Alayna Winchester, 22, of Greenville was walking in the road when she was struck by a vehicle. Winchester was pronounced dead…

Dutch Fork gets its revenge, high school football playoff analysis by Tyler Cupp

DF at FD. GoFlashWin.com photo – Click for link By Tyler Cupp Revenge is a dish best served cold.  That phrase worked on so many levels Friday night as the Dutch Fork Silver Foxes avenged their lone loss of the 2017 season to knock off previously unbeaten Fort Dorchester 24-14. The win puts the Foxes into the class 5A State Championship game…

Dutch Fork wins at Fort Dorchester, Brookland-Cayce loses at Dillon

Dutch Fork at Fort Dorchester. GoFlashWin.com photo – Click for link. There were two Midlands’ teams still standing when S.C. high school playoff action began Friday night. One won and one lost. Dutch Fork defeated Fort Dorchester 24 -14 , at Fort Dorchester Friday night. The Silver Foxes will play Dorman for 5A title next Saturday at noon at Williams-Brice…

Pedestrian killed after being hit by car in Lexington County says SCHP

One person was killed in Lexington County, Friday morning,  after a car hit a pedestrian,  according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. The incident happened around 6:30 a.m. in the 1400 block of Broad Street, near Cotton Branch Road. The South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office are investigating.  

Local chefs turn their talents toward turkey at Thanksgiving

Terra Chef and Owner Mike Davis. Some of the best food around can be found in our local restaurants. And as Thanksgiving nears, the chefs who spend the year feeding their clientele, turn homeward. Not only is cooking their work, it’s a labor of love for their families. Terra’s Chef and Owner Mike Davis moved to moved to Charleston, after…