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In-Vest USA bulletproof vest fundraiser in Lexington just 12 hours after two Cayce officers shot

A concert planned to raise money to buy bulletproof vests for police officers became all the more timely after two Cayce Department of Public Safety officers were shot and wounded while pursuing a suspect who ran after a routine traffic stop Saturday morning. Less than 12 hours after the shooting, the previously scheduled event began at Lexington’s Icehouse Amphitheater, with…

Gamecocks lose to LSU, left to await word on NCAA Tournament field of 64

From USC Athletics USC Athletics. In its fifth game in five days, South Carolina ran out of steam as second seeded LSU reached 10 runs for the fifth consecutive game on their way to an 11-0 win over the Gamecocks in seven innings in the semifinals of the 2017 SEC Tournament.  LSU is now 42-17 with the Gamecocks 35-25 on…

West Columbia Public Works’ Mike Bollinger wins the Midlands Region Backhoe Rodeo

(Photo of Mike Bollinger by Jamie Hook) Mike Bollinger of the West Columbia Public Works Department was the winner if the Midlands Region Backhoe Rodeo. The competition was held Friday in Columbia. He will advance to the State Competition in Charleston in July. West Columbia Public Works Director Jamie Hook congratulated Bollinger and said the whole city staff is proud…

Two Cayce police officers, and a suspect, shot after chase

Two officers and a man running from police were shot early Saturday morning. At approximately 12:35 a.m. officers with the Cayce Department of Public Safety initiated a routine traffic stop, said Ashley Hunter, spokeswoman for the Cayce Department of Public Safety. The stop began on Knox-Abbott Drive near the Blossom Street Bridge in the City of Cayce. The vehicle being pulled…

City of West Columbia plans Solar Fest West

Solar Fest West has been scheduled for the West Columbia Riverwalk and Amphitheater. The City of West Columbia announced the event Friday. City officials have issued an invitation to  “view the once in a lifetime solar eclipse at Solar Fest West.” Solar Fest West will feature live music, food trucks, a beer garden, activities, and more. Mark you calendars. The total…

Springdale Elementary holds Celebration of the Arts as school year winds down

1/6Springdale Show Caption Hide Caption 2/6Springdale 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/6Springdale 4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/6Springdale 5 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/6Springdale1A Show Caption Hide Caption 6/6Springdale 6 Show Caption Hide Caption ColaDaily Photos The last days of the 2016-17 school year are wining down. At Springdale Elementary, students had their 17th Annual Celebration of the Arts program…

SCDOT installs USC-W Basketball National Championship signs

USC Photo Contributed The South Carolina Department of Transportation installed the first of 15 state highway signs, Friday, recognizing South Carolina’s 2017 Women’s Basketball National Championship. The initial sign went up at southbound SC 277 near the Harden Street Extension intersections with the others going up at Welcome Centers near the South Carolina border and at several other locations around…

Highway deaths up statewide, down in Richland County, same in Lexington County

The number of people losing their lives on South Carolina highways is up. As of Monday, 375 people had died on the state’s roads. At the same time last year there were 366 highway deaths, according to the S.C. Department of Public Safety. There were more than 1,000 fatalities on the state’s roads in 2016, according to Lance Cpl. David…

Ridge View High’s Dasya’ Young has not missed day of school in 12 years

Dasya’ Young (Photo Submitted) Ridge View High School senior Dasya’ Young hasn’t missed a day of school in 12 years. The South Carolina Department of Education is recognizing her for perfect attendance from first-through-twelfth- grade. Dasya’ says her mother has been her personal alarm clock and made sure she had everything she needed before arriving to school. “I take attendance…

Charleston surpasses Columbia in population by 76 residents, according to Census report

Charleston is South Carolina’s largest city, followed closely by Columbia at the second spot. And Greenville is the nation’s fastest-growing city east of Texas. The U.S. Census information was released Thursday morning. Charleston has surpassed Columbia in population by adding residents each year at a faster rate than Columbia. Charleston’s estimated population in the middle of 2016 was 134,385. Columbia’s…

Trooper David Jones says Highway Patrol to be out in force for Memorial Day weekend

The Memorial Day weekend is upon us, bringing a day off and lots of festivities. Have fun say law enforcement authorities, but don’t be dangerous. Lance Cpl. David Jones of the S.C. Highway Patrol spoke to Tyler Ryan of the Dude Radio, Thursday. He said if you drink, do not drive. “Don’t even go into a function to have a…

Gamecocks stay alive in SEC Baseball Tournament with power explosion

By Chandler Mack The Gamecock baseball team’s  NCAA Tournament hopes are still alive after a convincing victory over the Missouri Tigers Thursday afternoon. Alex Destino. (Chandler Mack Graphic) Led by freshman Carlos Cortes, junior Alex Destino, and senior Wil Crowe,  the Gamecocks were able to defeat the Tigers 10-2, advancing to the next round of the SEC Tournament, being played in Hoover Alabama. Destino…

Lexington County Animal Control looking for dog with paw caught in coyote trap

Coyote trap. (LCAC Photo) Lexington County officials say they have gotten a lot of calls and questions about a dog that’s moving around property on Glenn Road in Gaston with its paw caught in a coyote trap. Here’s a recap of what the Lexington County Animal Services division is doing to bring in the dog so it can receive immediate…

Lowe’s Foods’ ribbon-cutting in Lexington attracts large crowd

Lowe’s Company Photo Provided. A new grocery store has come to the Midlands. Lowe’s Foods cut the ribbon on its first store in the Midlands, Wednesday. It’s at the corner of Charter Oak Road and Augusta Road in Lexington, across from Lexington High School. Despite a day that included a tornado warning, a large crowd, overflowing the parking lot, showed…

Lexington 1 issues graduation ceremony schedule for 5 high schools

Lexington One graduates from a past class. (Lexington 1 Photo) Lexington County School District One will hold graduation ceremonies for its five high schools. The graduations take place at the University of South Carolina’s Colonial Life Arena at 801 Lincoln Street in Columbia, South Carolina. On Tuesday.May 30: Students from White Knoll High graduate at 8 a.m. Gilbert High School…

Airport High School students raise more than $50,000 for Camp Kemo

Airport High School Student Government under the direction of adviser, Daniel Bailey, held their annual Charity Drive for Camp Kemo. This year the effort was held from Feb. 24- March 5. In that time, Airport High School raised $50,031.67 for Camp Kemo. The annual fundraiser which has been held by Airport High School for 23 years, partners with Palmetto Health Children’s…

Tornado has touched down, more rain predicted too

NWS graphic A tornado touched down near Saluda just before 3 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. And tornado watch has been issued for the Midlands for Wednesday afternoon, until 6 p.m. Strong storms are also forecast for Richland and Lexington counties, and many other Midlands counties. The tornado watch, issued by the National Weather Service at 11 a.m.   Thunderstorms…

Lexington Sheriff distributes video of burglary suspects, asks for help to ID

1/3Burglary suspect Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Burglary suspect Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Escape truck Show Caption Hide Caption Suspect. (LCSD Capture) Two alleged burglars – shown in the photos – were caught on camera going through a Lawson Road home in Leesville. The owners said the two suspects kicked in the back door and took hunting equipment. If you recognize…

SCDOT presents information session about I-26 widening plan in Chapin

The details of a $1.5 billion Interstate-26 -improvement project, outside of Columbia, were presented Tuesday night. SCDOT map of planned upgrades to I-26. The widening of I-26, from Exit 85 to Exit 101, was the topic of discussion. The S.C. Department of Transportation sponsored the meeting at Chapin High School. The SCDOT plan includes widening I-26 (in some cases up-to…

Rep. Rick Quinn to remain free on personal recognizance

After agreeing to return to the court in the future, Rep. Rick Quinn was allowed to go free on personal recognizance by Judge Knox Rep. Rick Quinn S.C. House Photo. McMahon, Tuesday in a Richland County courtroom. In accordance with the bond agreement, the Lexington Republican would have to pay a $50,000 bond if he missed a court date. Quinn…

MCEC VP Troy Simpson says “be compassionate” in address to C-WC Chamber Breakfast

MCEC VP Troy Simpson (ColaDaily Photo) Be compassionate. That was the message delivered by Troy Simpson, Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative Vice President. He spoke at the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce Breakfast, Tuesday morning. It was at Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church. Simpson conceded that kindness is not normally associated with a power company. But he said his company values compassion. Simpson…

Flash flood leads to emergency situation Monday, more rain expected Tuesday

1/2Flooded Sunset Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Flooded Sunset eastbound Show Caption Hide Caption Showers and thunderstorms, possibly strong with gusty winds and heavy rain at times, are expected Tuesday.  The forecast is for mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers and  thunderstorms, Tuesday night. The rain chance is 70 percent.  Wednesday the forecast is for mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms into the…

Backhoe Rodeo part of West Columbia’s Public Works Week celebration

It was a rodeo with no buckin’ broncos or cowboys. The first West Columbia Backhoe Rodeo was held Monday at the Community Center on B Avenue. The event marked the beginning of Public Works Week. The Backhoe Rodeo featured personnel from the public works department. In timed competition, operators were challenged with dropping a softball hanging from a shovel claw into…