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Man arrested in connection to weekend night club shooting in Lexington County

Christopher Jamel Brisbon – LCSD photo A Columbia man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection to a fatal shooting early Sunday morning at the City Nightz Bar and Grill in West Columbia. Christopher Jamel Brisbon, 27, is also charged with possessing a weapon during a violent crime, burglary, criminal conspiracy and three counts of first-degree assault and…

Police bring Santa Claus and groceries to Columbia and Lexington families

1/4Cops and Santa 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Mary Louise Resch of Harvest Hope, Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green, and Kassy Alia of Heroes in Blue Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Cops and Santa 4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Cops and Santa Show Caption Hide Caption An unmarked black SUV arrived suddenly at Park North Apartments in Lexington Thursday evening, with…

Deputies search for man in Lexington County

File photo LCSD The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department conducted a manhunt near the LongView subdivision in Lexington County Thursday night. Capt. Adam Myrick of the sheriff’s department said deputies were looking for a man who ran away from a traffic stop. Deputies later discovered the man has warrants out for his arrest on charges of domestic violence, failure to stop…

Brothers killed when vehicle collides with tractor-trailer in Lexington County

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified two people killed in a vehicle collision, Wednesday night. The crash occurred at Pond Branch Road and Interstate 20 near Gilbert at approximately  8:20 p.m., Wednesday. According to Fisher, Mr. Carlis Wade Epting, 27, of Batesburg was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the collision. Mr. Harley Dillon Epting,…

Gov. Henry McMaster on hand as “Senior Rides” launches in West Columbia

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Open date for Leaphart Rd. bridge in West Columbia moved to January

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Lexington Police seek ID of teens accused of throwing object onto I-20

The Lexington Police Department is seeking the identities of two teenagers who were observed throwing a large object off the South Lake Drive overpass onto I-20 Sunday afternoon. Subjects were last seen riding bikes into the Town of Lexington.  Call 803-359-6260 and ask for Detective Lee with info.

Lexington County offices close Friday for Christmas, waste collection schedule issued

The County of Lexington Administrative offices will be closed for the observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas beginning Friday, December 22, through Tuesday, December 26. Administrative offices will also be closed Monday, Jan. 1, 2017, in observance of the New Year. Curbside Solid Waste Collection Franchise Residential Solid Waste Curbside Collection in the unincorporated areas of Lexington County will operate…

Lexington County deputies investigating early Sunday morning homicide

Lexington County deputies are investigating an early Sunday morning homicide in the 2000 block of Old Dunbar Road. Shots were fired inside City Nightz bar shortly after the establishment’s 2 a.m. closing time, according to investigators. “We don’t know how many men went inside the bar or what they were doing there after closing time,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon…

Man killed in Lexington motorcycle accident is identified by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died due to a motor vehicle collision that occurred on U.S. Hwy 378 in Lexington. The crash occurred just after 7 p.m.  on Saturday. According to Fisher, Timothy W. Browning, 31, of Lexington was travelling toward West Columbia on U.S. 378 on his motorcycle when a SUV turned left in…

Victim in Calks Ferry Road fatal vehicle crash is identified by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a motor vehicle collision. The crash occurred in the 1100 block of Calks Ferry Road in Lexington at approximately 7 a.m. Friday. According to Fisher, Ronnie M. Prioleau, Jr., 33, of Lexington was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the collision….

2-car Lexington County collision results in fatality

One person was killed in a traffic crash Friday morning, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. The accident occurred on Calks Ferry Road about 7 a.m. A person in a 2014 Toyota sedan was killed when the vehicle collided with a 2004 Mercury four-door. The vehicles hit head-on, according to the SCHP report. The victim died at the scene….

Man arrested on child pornography charges

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Charles Carlton Francis, 28, of Columbia, Friday. He was arrested on 15 charges connected to the exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigators with the Attorney General’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations, both members of the…

Purple Martin Grille and Cellar – New fine dining restaurant opens in Chapin

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Riverbanks zoo’s “Lights Before Christmas” a must-do holiday tradition – with photo gallery

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LaVie Pregnancy Care Center offers help in Lexington

Pictured: Pastor Bob Helton, St. Matthews Lutheran Church; Linda Brown, Executive Director, LaVie Pregnancy Care Center; Andrea Colt, Office Administrator, LaVie Pregnancy Care Center; Chris Petty, Lexington Chamber of Commerce; and Robin Bowers, Executive Director, LICS. Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce photo. LaVie Pregnancy Care Center opened Lexington County in November. It’s the county’s only pregnancy care center. The center…

Lexington High students help brighten holidays for deployed soldiers with local connections

Deployed family members of students Bailee A. Bishop, Kayleigh H. Russ, and Charles A. and Philip J. Zuebert will receive the boxes to share with their units. Lexington High School students and staff brought a little extra cheer to the holiday season by showing support for their own. LHS’s Students in Action, School Council, Lexington One Community Coalition and Key…

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

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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…