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Lexington School District 3 hires new administrators

1/3Eric Gambrell Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Mackenzie Taylor Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Era Roberts Show Caption Hide Caption The Lexington County School District 3 Board of Trustees has hired three new administrators for the 2017-18 school year. The Board  approved the hiring of Eric Gambrell as Assistant Principal of Batesburg-Leesville High School beginning July 1. Gambrell will assume the role of…

Alexander Road in West Columbia is reopened

1/2Alexander Road reopened Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Alexander Road reopened Show Caption Hide Caption Alexander Road at Meeting Street, West Columbia. (Photo Terry Ward) A portion of Alexander Road, at Meeting Street, in West Columbia closed in February. It’s the road at the Gervais Street Bridge. SCDOT closed the road and a detour was set up until Tuesday. The barricades…

Burned body was teenager, Lexington County Deputies investigating homicide

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of a Columbia teen as a homicide. Columbia firefighters found the teen in a wooded area of the 200 block of Columbiana Drive, according to detectives. He was treated for a bullet wound and burns before dying in an apartment complex parking lot close to where firefighters encountered him. Click to…

NBSC Sunday culinary event benefits Transitions Homeless Center 

NBSC, a division of Synovus Bank, is presenting “A Chefs’ Feast” from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday (April 23.) Russell Jones will host the event at his recently opened restaurant, Tallulah, at 2400 Devine Street. It is a culinary event to support Transitions Homeless Center. Celebrity Chefs from South Carolina will come together to create a special culinary experience. The…

SAFE Federal Credit Union names Darrell Merkel president and CEO

Darrell Merkel, who served SAFE Federal Credit Union for nearly 30 years, has returned to the credit union in the role of president and CEO. Darrell Merkel (SAFE Federal Credit Union Photo) Merkel, who retired as executive vice president in 2014, has come out of retirement to serve SAFE once again. He joined the credit union originally as a loan…

S.C. traffic fatalities down, about same in Richland, Lexington counties

The S.C. Department of Public Safety reported that seven people were killed on South Carolina roads from Friday until midnight Sunday. As of Sunday, 264 people had died on South Carolina highways, compared to 275 highway deaths during the same time period in 2016. There had been 14 road fatalities in Lexington County by midnight Sunday. One of those was Larry…

Lexington Police, Chick-fil-A offer child car seat check Wednesday

The Lexington Police Department, in an effort to promote child passenger seat safety, is offering a child seat check. It’s scheduled for Wednesday morning. Child Passenger Seat Technicians will be available from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the parking lot of Chick-fil- A Saluda Pointe,  4295 Sunset Blvd. in Lexington. Chick-fil- A Saluda Pointe will be providing coffee and…

Lexington Police seek help to identify cigarette burglar

1/3Burg1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Burg 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Burg3 Show Caption Hide Caption LPD Photos The Lexington Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the individual involved in a recent burglary at the Rainbow Gas Garden in Lexington. Police also have images of a vehicle seen driving to and from the incident location. At approximately…

Dr. Arthur Coogler honors late wife with scholarships to Midlands Tech dental students

Left to right: Coogler children Chuck Huntley and Shawn Huntley, dental hygiene student Laci Hulon, Dr. Art Coogler, expanded duty dental assisting student Amanda Hagood, and Coogler daughter Debbie Fitzmaurice. (Contributed) In 2015 the Midlands Technical College Foundation received $50,000 to establish the Patricia Mogel Coogler Dental Sciences Endowed Scholarship. This month, the Midlands Technical College Foundation awarded Coogler scholarships…

 1,000 runners getting ready for Spring Girls on the Run 5k, April 29

Girls on the Run in Cayce. (Terry Ward Photo) The streets of Cayce will be full of runners on April 29. More than  1,000 runners are getting ready for the Spring Girls on the Run 5k. There will be 27 teams from the Midlands running. WHAT:       More than 1,000 runners are expected to hit the streets for Girls on the Run 5K. This…

Woman charged with felony DUI after fatal crash Easter Sunday

A 52-year-old woman has been charged with felony DUI after a fatal collision in Lexington County Sunday.  Catherine Crumley, of West Columbia, went across the center line and sideswiped an SUV and then hit a motorcycle head-on, according to Lance Cpl. David Jones of the S.C. Highway Patrol. Larry Edgar Williams, 65, of West Columbia died at the scene from the…

West Columbia man killed in Easter motorcycle accident

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the identity of the person killed in a vehicle versus a motorcycle accident that occurred at approximately 11 a.m. on Sunday in the 700 block of Old Barnwell Road in Lexington County. Fisher stated that Larry Edgar Williams, 65, of West Columbia died at the scene of the injuries he received in the…

S.C. Highway Patrol looks for car involved in fatal hit-and-run early Sunday

The S.C. Highway Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle that was involved in a fatal hit-and-run in Fairfield County. A pedestrian was hit and killed on Old Camden Road, near Trade Mill Court, about 2:30 a.m. Sunday. The vehicle that is believed to be involved is a 2006-to-2010 Dodge Charger. It could have damage to…

Good show at West Columbia’s Rhythm on the River Saturday

Reggie Sullivan Band. (Terry Ward Photos) The Reggie Sullivan Band played the CMC Steel Rhythm on the River Spring Concert at West Columbia’s Riverwalk, Saturday. Don Russo also played the event. It was the second show of the season. It was held at the Amphitheater at the Gervais Street Bridge. In addition to the show, there is a VIP tent…

William Amick, Lexington High grad, named Outstanding Agricultural Alumnus at Clemson

William B. Amick (Photo Submitted) William B. Amick, a graduate of Lexington High School, has been named the Outstanding Young Agricultural Alumnus at Clemson University. Amick, a 2012 Clemson University graduate with a degree in applied economics and statistics and a minor in business administration, is a partner, advisor, and registered representative with Amick and Associates in Columbia where he…

Former USC football hopeful, Demetris Summers, gets 8 years

Demetris Summers (LCDC Photo) Demetris Summers, a 33-year-old Lexington County native, was sentenced to eight years in prison and fined $50,000 for Trafficking, Manufacturing and Distributing Crack Cocaine throughout Lexington County. The sentence was imposed on Friday, by the Honorable Jocelyn Newman. Summers was a promising running back who played at Lexington High School. He was recruited by then-University of…

Lexington County Deputy intervenes before potential suicide jump from bridge

Thousands of cars drive over I-26 on St. Andrews Road every day. On Monday, Deputy James Forgione was one of those drivers, but after seeing a man by the railing, something told him to stop.  Link to Lexington County Sheriff’s Dept. video here Deputy James Forgione and Colby Gallagher. Lexington County Sheriff’s Department photo. “You’re used to seeing somebody walk…

Injury to the head was cause of fatality at steel mill

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the cause of death of Corey Thomas Morris, 26, of Murrells Inlet. He was killed Thursday around 5 p.m. while working at the CMC Metals Company location in Cayce. According to Coroner Margaret Fisher, autopsy findings revealed that Morris died due to blunt force trauma to the head. Morris, a welder employed by…

2017 Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Business Expo is May 11

The Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Business Expo is Thursday, May 11. It’s from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Holiday Inn and Suites, 110 McSwain Dr,, West Columbia, SC 29169. “A business expo can bring together hundreds of business owners and decision-makers to network, build new business relationships, and shop from vendors that provide unique products & services to help grow businesses,” said…

Workplace accident in Cayce takes the life of Murrells Inlet man

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the identity of the person who was killed in a workplace accident at CMC Metals Company. The accident occurred at 310 New State Road in Cayce at approximately 5 p.m. on Thursday. Fisher states that Corey Thomas Morris, 25, of Murrells Inlet. was killed while working at the CMC Metals plant in Cayce.  It…

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department provides voice sample of false 911 caller

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department has released a voice sample of the person making false 911 calls to the county’s dispatch center. Click on the link and listen to see if you recognize the voice. Most of the calls are coming from the St. Andrews area. Click link to hear voice sample of false 911 caller Link to initial false…

Home Depot, Lexington Police kick off “Free Fan Program”

With the warmest months of the year fast approaching, the Lexington Police Department is already looking forward to donations of box fans from Town of Lexington residents and businesses in order to continue this successful community program. Home Depot Free Fan kick off. (Photo Submitted) This week Chief Terrence Green, along with officers of the Community Action Team (C.A.T.), met…

City of West Columbia’s City Wide Clean-Up, Community Garden, and Plant Sale is April 22

Click to enlarge The City of West Columbia is celebrating Earth Day on Saturday (April 22.) between 9 a.m. and noon. The celebration will include a city wide clean-up in partnership with the Great American Clean-Up of South Carolina. Also included is a Palmetto Pride – Community Pride Grant community garden installation, and a West Columbia Beautification Foundation Plant Sale. Volunteers are…

U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson conducts Veterans Job Fair for the Midlands

1/4US Rep. Joe Wislon Job Fair Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4US Rep. Joe Wislon Job Fair 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4US Rep. Joe Wislon Job Fair 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Rep. Joe Wilson Show Caption Hide Caption U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson talks to Nicole McCombs of Training Concepts, Thursday, at the Veterans Job Fair. (Photos/Terry Ward) U.S. Rep….

Pedestrian killed overnight on I-26 Identified, struck by multiple vehicles

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the person who was struck and killed, early Thursday. The victim was walking in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 26 near the 113 exit in Lexington County. The incident occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. Fisher said that Darlene R. Tager, 67, of Gaston died at the scene from multiple body trauma after she…