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Flash flood watch issued until Thursday

ColaDaily file photo. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Richland and Lexington counties. And a flash flood warning is in effect until 5 p.m. Monday. Rain began afternoon Monday, and has been heavy at times.  The flash flood watch includes all Midlands counties. The flood watch does not expire until Thursday morning. Heavy rain and strong winds…

Coroner says the 2 victims of fatal accidents are from Lexington

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the two individuals who died overnight in separate motor vehicle collisions. One accident occurred on Berryhill Road. The other fatal crash happened on Interstate 20 eastbound. According to Fisher, Vaughn Moore, 50, of Lexington was killed when his vehicle left the road in the 200 block of Berryhill Road and struck a tree…

State’s unemployment rate hits record low in April

The unemployment rate in Richland County fell to 3.5 percent in April from 3.9 percent in March. In Lexington County, the unemployment rate fell to 3 percent from 3.4 percent in March. Lexington County was tied with Charleston County for the state’s lowest unemployment rate. Richland County ranked 13th of the state’s 46 counties.  The data was released by the…

SCHP releases some details of early morning fatal collision on I-20

SCDOT Photo of I-20 Monday morning after crash. All traffic lanes have been reopened after an early morning fatal collision on I-20, at Bush River Road, Mile Marker 63. Earlier, the all eastbound lanes of I-20 were closed  while SCHP crews worked the collision. The wreck happened at 3:30 a.m. according to Lance Cpl. David Jones of the SC Highway Patrol….

Fatal accident Sunday on Berryhill Road, Lexington County

One person was killed Sunday in a one-vehicle accident that occurred about 7:20 p.m. on Sunday. The accident happened on Berryhill Road in Lexington County, according to Lance Cpl. David Jones of the SC Highway Patrol. A 2006 Nissan was travelling on Berryhill Road and ran off of the left side of the road. The driver over-corrected, Jones said, and…

Fatal vehicle crash closes down I-20 at Bush River Road exit

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety is reporting an overnight crash on Interstate 20 east at the Bush River Road exit, at Mile Marker 63, in Lexington County. The SCHP later reported the accident involved a fatality. The eastbound lanes of I-20 were closed at the site. The westbound lanes have been reopened. The SCDPS report of the accident…

Stormy weather forecast for first part of the week

Storms have been forecast for Richland and Lexington counties, into Wednesday. Rain moved into the area Sunday afternoon. Gusty winds and localized flooding could be produced from the storms Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Storms could be strong with damaging winds and small hail. Highs will be in the upper 80s. Monday is expected to be mostly cloudy with showers…

UPDATE – Stray pig identified – his name is “Bruno”

Pig found. LCSD Photo. Update: The pig’s owners called the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and claimed the pig.  His name is Bruno. The owners are picking him up Monday. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is again looking for the owner of a pig. The pig was found Sunday, around 2 p.m., off of Fish Hatchery Road. The pig caught Sunday…

Columbia Fire encourages use of PFD after water rescue on Saluda River, Saturday

The Columbia Fire Department conducted a rescue operation on the Saluda River Saturday afternoon. A person was trapped on an island near Riverbanks Zoo on the Saluda, downstream from the Botanical Gardens Bridge. The person rescued was not injured, according to a fire department report. After rescuing the person on the island, the water rescue crew encountered a group of…

Rhythm on the River concert sways to Palmetto Latin 5

1/4Palmetto Latin 5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Palmetto Latin 5 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Palmetto Latin 5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Palmetto Latin 5 Show Caption Hide Caption The cool, rhythmic sound of the Palmetto Latin 5 blended nicely with the flow of the Congaree River Saturday evening at the Rhythm on the River concert. Palmetto Latin 5 at the…

BCHS baseball player Tristan Watts signs college scholarship letter

Brookland-Cayce High School baseball player Tristan Watts has signed a college scholarship letter to play baseball with Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Ohio. Watts signed Friday. He won 16 games for the Bearcats in the 2017 season. Watts is pictured with his parents, Craig and Paula Watts and baseball coaches Rusty Charpia and Keith Huggins.

Pop-Up Summer Drive-In Movie Series starts Saturday at Historic Columbia Speedway

What’s Next Midlands’ newest project, a pop-up drive-in movie theater, features a new movie every month between May and August in a festival environment. WHEN: Saturday, May 20. Gates open 7 p.m., movie starts shortly after sundown (8:30-ish.) WHAT: “The Sandlot” will be shown on a 55-foot outdoor movie screen as the first installment of The Summer Drive-In Movie Series, presented by…

City of West Columbia embarks upon revitalization and redevelopment plan

Meeting Street, West Columbia. (ColaDaily Photos) West Columbia City Council approved a revitalization and redevelopment plan at meeting earlier this week. The winning proposals from Redevelopment Management Associates  presented ideas to plan growth for the West Columbia area as well as concentrate on some residential areas to stimulate economic development and investment. Redevelopment Management Associates  was chosen for the City…

Line-up for Columbia’s Free Summer Concert Series, begins June 3

Ruben Studdard, Dante Lewis and S.O.S. Band to Perform

The City of Columbia’s live outdoor concert series will return June 3 to Finlay Park with a variety of local and national recording artists, the Columbia Parks & Recreation Department announced. The free Summer Concert Series will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. on the following dates: · June 3 (R&B): Ruben Studdard · June 17 (Variety): The Boomers…

Man arrested for murder, two women arrested in Glasco Lane homicide case

Brandon Lee Pham, Pamela Shae Norris,Ashley Dawn Spencer. (LCDC Photo) Brandon Lee Pham, Pamela Shae Norris and Ashley Dawn Spencer have been arrested in connection to the homicide case of Austin Chandler, 26 of Lexington County. Details of the case were posted Thursday on the State Law Enforcement Division’s website. The suspects were in the Lexington County Detention Center, Thursday. Pham,…

Pineview Elementary Girls-On-The-Run help (Make-A-) Wishes come true

Jamie Allen, Melanie Yoder, Amy Brant and Kayla Bradford are Pineview teachers who are Girls-On-The-Run leaders. Pictured with Mary Silverberg, Make-A-Wish. (ColaDaily Photo)  The Girls-On-The-Run participants at Pineview Elementary School love helping children served by Make-A-Wish. On Thursday, Girls-On-The Run at the West Columbia school donated $750 to Make-A-Wish. Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical…

Former principal of Springdale Elementary, Shane Thackston, passes away

Shane Thackston, former principal of Springdale Elementary School, has died. The news of Thackson’s death was delivered Wednesday morning to Thackston’s colleagues in Lexington School District Two. He was a popular and  beloved member of the school district’s community. Thankston took a short leave from Springdale after suffering severe pain in his head in January 2015. He was back at…

Public meeting Tuesday in Chapin for I-26 widening in Lexington, Richland, Newberry counties

The South Carolina Department of Transportation  has scheduled a public information meeting for the proposed widening of Interstate 26 in the Midlands area of the state. Interstate – 26 (Terry Ward Photo) The proposed interstate widening would be for approximately 16 miles and would extend from approximately 1.6 miles west of the SC 202 (Exit 85) interchange to approximately 0.4…

Quinn says he’s being targeted by a partisan Democrat

After Rep. Rick Quinn, was indicted by the State Grand Jury on Tuesday, he issued a statement saying he is not guilty and he wants to clear up the matter. “I have done nothing wrong, and I am asking for a speedy trial so this can be resolved as quickly as possible,” said Quinn, in the statement. Quinn’s family owns…

Rep. Rick Quinn indicted on misconduct charges, House Speaker Jay Lucas has suspended Quinn

The State Grand Jury has indicted Rep. Rick Quinn, Jr. on one count of common law misconduct in office and one count of statutory misconduct in office. Hours after the indictment was announced, S.C. House Speaker Jay Lucas suspended Quinn from the House. According to the indictment, Quinn accepted $4.5 million “from lobbyists’ principals,” and other groups without reporting “to…

Glasgo Lane homicide victim identified by Lexington County coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a homicide that occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Monday, in the 100 block of Glasgo Lane. According to Fisher, Austin Chandler, 26, of Lexington was pronounced dead at the scene as the result of apparent gunshot wounds. An autopsy has been scheduled for Wednesday. Due to Chandler’s relation to an…

Lexington County Coroner’s annual report shows 1,631 natural deaths, 128 accidental

Graph from coroner’s report. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher released her office’s Annual Report for 2016, Monday. The report documents the mortality patterns of the county. It shows heart disease – which is a top cause of death statewide and nationally – to be the leading reason for natural deaths in the county. Cancer ranked second. Drug overdoses were the…

West Columbia talks odor ordinance, suspends noise rules

The City of West Columbia will look into adopting an odor ordinance. Don Icenhower of the Lexington 2 School District and Jon Miller talk to council about new school construction. (Terry Ward Photo) The idea was debated at council’s meeting Monday. Councilman Tem Miles said he is ‘thankful” council is discussing odors specific to the House of Raeford poultry processing…

Homicide in Lexington County to be investigated by SLED due to LCSD family involvement

Google Map Data 2017 Glasco Lane, Lexington Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies have been dispatched to the 100 block of Glasgo Lane in response to a homicide. SLED will be leading the investigation, according to Capt. Adam Myrick of the LCSD. Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon asked SLED to lead the investigation to avoid any potential conflict of interest. The homicide…

City of Cayce launches rebranding campaign

1/4Cayce Rebranding as BCHS cheerleaders and band perform Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Cayce Mayor Elise Partin Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Cayce’s new color, slogan and insignia Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4New sign Show Caption Hide Caption Cayce Mayor Elise Partin (Photos by Terry Ward) Cheerleaders and band members with drums from Airport and Brookland-Cayce High Schools helped the City of…