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Lexington, River Bluff, Dutch Fork return to Lower State baseball finals, Airport plays Thursday

Lexington head coach Brian Hucks, team after win over West Florence. Thomas Grant Jr. photo.  Special to ColaDaily by Thomas Grant Jr.  The last time the Lexington High School baseball team had an opportunity to close out a playoff series, it lost two straight at home to archrival River Bluff. On Monday, the Wildcats earned a second chance at redemption…

Woman killed in 3-vehicle crash is identified

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a motor vehicle collision, Sunday. The collision occurred in the 1300 block of North Lake Drive at approximately 7 p.m. According to Fisher, Jessica H. Kirby, 36, of Lexington was pronounced dead at an area hospital a short time after the collision. Kirby was the passenger in a…

Dutch Fork, Chapin fall in lacrosse state championship games

Chapin co-captains Olivia Flauding, Ellie Hoos, Chaney Patrich and Jordan Green hold the S.C. High School League Class 4A runner-up trophy for girls’ lacrosse. Thomas Grant Jr. photo. First-ever championship dreams for the Dutch Fork boys and Chapin girls’ lacrosse teams were thwarted Saturday at Irmo High School. The Silver Foxes fell 15-8 to defending champion Wando in the Class…

Teen charged after baby suffers multiple fractures, injuries

Grace Imholte- LCSD photo. A Gaston teen was arrested and charged Thursday after she admitted to hurting her infant son, whose injuries included six broken ribs, a fractured leg and bleeding to the white of his eye, according to arrest warrants. Grace Imholte, 19, is charged with child abuse and unlawful neglect of a child after investigators determined she not…

Lexington Kid’s Day to affect traffic, Saturday

There will be a road closure and possible traffic delays due to the Kid’s Day of Lexington event at the Town of Lexington Municipal Complex, Icehouse Amphitheater and Virginia Hylton Park on Saturday. Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green issued the traffic report Thursday. Maiden Lane will be closed to thru traffic during this event. The road closure will begin at…

Access to beautiful Saluda River to increase soon, with new pathway

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Lexington County Hells Angel sentenced in murder-for-hire plot

Jerry Oliver, 52, of Lexington County was sentenced today in federal court in Columbia, Wednesday, according to a release from US Attorney Beth Drake. Oliver pleaded guilty in January to Murder for Hire. US District Judge Terry L. Wooten sentenced Oliver to the statutory maximum of 10 years in prison Evidence against Oliver established that the defendant was a member…

C-WC Lion’s Club eye exam results in clear sight for Carson Thornton

Carson with his mom, Melanie Thornton at C-WC Lions Club meeting. Carson Thornton can see clearly now, and he’s thanking the Cayce-West Columbia Lion’s Club. Carson is a student at Pineview Elementary School, where his eyes were tested by the C-WC Lions. Bill Mooneyhan, a member of the club, said the C-WC Lion’s Club has conducted more than 3,000 eye…

May 1, Midlands Gives promoted at Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Breakfast

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Police sent to Lexington 1 schools after threat of violence at Lexington Middle School

Lexington One photo. Lexington law enforcement personnel are being posted at Lexington One schools after a social media threat of violence. Monday night officers took a report of a threat of violence sent through the social media app called SnapChat, according to the Lexington Police Department. The violence was threatened to occur Tuesday at Lexington Middle School. Officers have been…

81-year-old Lexington man dies after vehicle collision

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a motor vehicle collision. It occurred at Pleasant View Drive and Edmund Highway at approximately 9 a.m., Monday. According to Fisher, Paul Matthew Becker, 81, of Lexington was pronounced dead at an area hospital a short time after the collision. Becker, who was wearing a seatbelt at the…

Lots of rain expected Monday and Tuesday

Expect lots of rain Monday and Tuesday, with the possibility of thunderstorms and some river flooding. The National Weather Service in Columbia is forecasting rain, with about a 100 percent chance most of Monday. Rain is also forecast for Tuesday, but the possibility will decrease to 50 percent by the middle of Tuesday. Rain totals for the Midlands could be…

Kinetic Derby Day Saturday in West Columbia – Photos

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Man killed in Lexington motorcycle crash is identified by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a motorcycle accident. It occurred in the 2500 block of South Lake Drive in Lexington at approximately 9 p.m. Friday. According to Fisher, Rueben Wyatt Baughman, 31, of Lexington was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the accident. Baughman, who is believed to have…

Gilbert defeats Brookland-Cayce, claims Region 5-3A boys soccer title 

Gilbert soccer team. (Photo by Thomas Grant Jr.) The Region 5-3A champion Gilbert HIgh School boys’ soccer team and head coach Robby Setzler. Thomas Grant Jr. photo. A year ago, Robby Setzler celebrated a Region 5-3A title on the sidelines as the head coach of his alma mater Brookland-Cayce. This time around, Setzler was even more celebratory leading his visiting…

Motorcycle rider dies in Lexington County crash, Friday night

The rider of a motorcycle was killed in a Lexington County crash, Friday night, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. The incident took place around 8:55 p.m. The motorcycle rider lost control of a 1986 Suzuki on South Lake Drive near Pleasant View Drive south of Red Bank, according to the SCHP. The rider was thrown to the road and…

More than 1,000 athletes compete in Area 7 Special Olympics, Friday

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Riverbanks Zoo soliciting name for new baby giraffe via auction

You can name Riverbanks Zoo new baby giraffe. The zoo is holding an online auction for the right to name the new baby girl, born at 1:18 p.m., April 2. Names for the baby giraffe can be entered at riverbanks.org The auction has started and ends at 6 p.m. on April 29. The female calf weighed 93 pounds and was 5’7″…

West Columbia Fire Department extinguishes car fire Friday afternoon

1/3Car fire 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Car fire 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Car Fire Show Caption Hide Caption One lane on Sunset Boulevard (US 378) in West Columbia was temporarily blocked Friday afternoon around 4:30 due to a car fire. The vehicle was in a parking lot beside Salsarita’s. The lot is near the intersection of I-26 and…

Kinetic Derby Day is Saturday in West Columbia – excitement building

Kinetic Derby Day float in Baltimore. West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day will commence on State Street in West Columbia, Saturday. As the day gets closer, the anticipation is mounting. Kinetic Derby Day is free and includes a kinetic sculpture parade, soapbox car racing for adults and children, art, food, and family fun. “West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day will be a…

SUV bursts into flames during golf tournament

1/4Fire cc Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Fire 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Fire 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Fire Show Caption Hide Caption An SUV burst into flames at the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Golf Tournament, Thursday. The tournament was at Indian River Golf Club in West Columbia. The SUV belonged to Cantey Foundation Services. The fire was extinguished by Lexington…

“Nuisance” businesses targeted in West Columbia ordinance

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Former Brookland-Cayce soccer coaches faring well in their new jobs

Kevin and Emily Heise. Life is good right now for some former Brookland-Cayce  soccer coaches. A year ago, Kevin Heise of Gray Collegiate Academy and Robby Seltzer of Gilbert were embattled head coaches at Brookland-Cayce High School. Heise was placed on administrative leave following a school incident and his brother-in-law Seltzer had to deal with the pressures of serving as…

Sunday storm explodes into West Columbia man’s home

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Dominion Energy’s Chet Wade reiterates report that merger will boost state’s economy by $18.7 billion

Chet Wade, right, in interview with Michelle Renew of 94.3 FM- The Dude. Dominion Energy’s proposed purchase of Cayce-based SCANA would boost the South Carolina economy by $18.7 billion, according to a study released last week by the University of South Carolina. Chet Wade, Doninion’s vice president of corporate communications reiterated that finding Wednesday. He was interviewed by Michelle Renew…