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Fire has burned more than 40 acres near Pelion

Pelion fire (LCFS images) A fire near the Town of Pelion has burned more than 40 acres and caused $11,000 in damage. The S.C. Forestry Commission and the Lexington County Fire Service are fighting the fire.  The fire has burned farm equipment and vehicles. The fire is in the Jewell Boone Road and it started Wednesday. Officials believe the fire…

Lexington Police give check for S.C. Trooper Rebman Memorial Fund

LPD Chief Terrence Green presents a check to Col. C. N. Williamson of the SCHP. On Wednesday, Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green presented a check to Colonel C. N. Williamson of the South Carolina Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol with the proceeds collected during the recent benefit luncheon for the family of Trooper Daniel Keith Rebman, Jr. who died…

The magnificent Gervais Street Bridge has a history all its own

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Brookland-Cayce going to Timberland for round 3 playoff game, Friday

Brookland-Cayce vs Loris in Round 1 of the playoffs. GoFlashWin.com photo. Brookland-Cayce will face a traditional high school football power in St. Stephen, at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Bearcats take on Timberland in round three of the 3A state football playoffs. The Wolves, a No. 1 seed, are 9-3 overall and finished 4-0 in 3A Region 7. Brookland-Cayce, a No….

Minnie’s Auto Service has female customers in mind

1/5Minnies 5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5Minnies 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5Minnies 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5Minnies 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5Minnies 4 Show Caption Hide Caption By Karamie Sullivan There’s a car repair shop in Columbia that recently opened. And this one isn’t like any you’ve seen before. Minnie’s Auto Repair, at 6220 St. Andrews Rd….

S.C. Secretary of State Mark Hammond announces Scrooges and Angels for 2017

South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond announced Thursday the Scrooges and Angels lists of 2017. Ten Angels as well as one Honorary Angel were recognized at a press conference and honored with a reception in the Secretary of State’s Office following the announcement. The Angels honored represent organizations that exemplify charitable giving in South Carolina. Representatives from all organizations…

Results of West Columbia City Council District 5 race are overturned by county election commission

West Columbia City Council members, with family members, being sworn in, Tuesday. The Lexington County Election Commission has overturned the initial result in the West Columbia District 5 City Council race. And there will have to be another election to decide who represents the district, according to Dean Crepes, director of the Lexington County Elections office. Marland Hardy Mitchell appeared…

Lexington County Coroner identifies man found deceased

Monday Hope Wingard Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified an individual found deceased Tuesday as Monday Hope Wingard, 43. His body was found in a wooded area near Swansea. Autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday to determine the cause of death. An investigation continues. Wingard was last seen on Oct. 31, near his Swansea home. He had a history of seizures…

Cayce-West Columbia Lions Club conducts vision screening at Cayce Elementary

1/3Lions sight screening 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Lions sight screening 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Lions sight screening Show Caption Hide Caption The Cayce-West Columbia Lions Club conducting Vision Screening at Cayce Elementary School in Lexington School District Two on Nov. 8,9,and 10. The Lions Club screened 1,050 students during the three day screening. The school nurses, Mrs. Sturkie…

S.C. Law Enforcement Officers’ Association names Lexington County Sheriff’s Department top agency

Sheriff Jay Koon and Sheriff’s Department personnel after the award presentation. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Association presented the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department with its Excellence in Law Enforcement award Nov. 7 at the association’s annual training conference. “The SCLEOA Excellence in Law Enforcement award is a testament to the great men and women who work throughout our entire…

Tommy Parler ends tenure on West Columbia City Council

Tommy Parler When West Columbia City Council convenes, Tuesday, Councilman Tommy Parler will not be seated. After three terms, Parler chose not to run in 2017. Erin Porter will be sworn-in to take his place. “It was time to step down” said Parler. Parler, was with the West Columbia Fire Department for 25 years, and first elected in 2005. He…

Airport, Brookland-Cayce qualify for state competitive cheer finals

GoFlashWin.com Photos- Click for link The teams of Airport and Brookland-Cayce earned a spot in the competitive cheer finals at Colonial Life Arena, Saturday. Airport earned a spot in the Class 4A final with an 11th place finish in competition last Saturday. And Brookland-Cayce qualified third in Class 3A, in last Saturday’s competition.

Photo gallery – Summer fading into winter on the river

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Second-round high school football playoff recap, by Tyler Cupp

GoFlashWin.com photo – Click for link SURVIVE AND ADVANCE It was a fun weekend for Midlands teams in the high school football playoffs. A handful still remain. Here’s how it all shaked out. LOWER RICHLAND 34 MYRTLE BEACH 31 After trailing the entire game including 24-0 at one point, the Diamond Hornets only lead came on their final play as…

Columbia salutes veterans on a beautiful day downtown

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Second-round state playoff high school football scores for Midlands teams

West Florence at Dutch Fork. GoFlashWin.com photo – Click for link Second-round state playoff high school football scores for Midlands teams Batesburg-Leesville 42, Whale Branch 21 Berkeley 44, Lugoff-Elgin 14 Brookland-Cayce 35, Wade Hampton 13 Dutch Fork 42, West Florence 14 Eastside 48, Westwood 15 Fairfield Central 14, Newberry 7 Gilbert 48, Bluffton 21 Hammond 42, Porter-Gaud 14 Laurence Manning…

Brookland-Cayce wins at Wade Hampton in second round of state football playoffs

Last week’s BC playoff game versus Loris. GoFlashWin.com photo Brookland-Cayce traveled to Wade Hampton Friday night and took a 35-13 road win over the Red Devils. The Bearcats were ahead by one point at halftime, 14-13. But the BC defense held Wade Hampton scoreless in the second half, while the Bearcats scored three touchdowns for the win. BC plays the…

East Point Academy holds Veterans Day assembly

1/4EPA 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4EPA 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4EPA 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4EPA 4 Show Caption Hide Caption East Point Academy held its third annual Veterans Day assembly, Friday at the West Columbia Chinese immersion school. The program was held for 5K-through-eighth-grade students, who crowded into the gym to honor veterans in a special…

West Columbia’s Zesto, to Pete Manos from Gus, the tradition endures

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Preview of playoff week 2 in high school football, by Tyler Cupp

Lower Richland and Dreher – GoFlashWin.com photo- Click for link By Tyler Cupp Here are 5 games to watch this week in the 2017 playoffs along with some quick hits involving teams around the Midlands. 11 Midlands teams still remain  in the postseason.    NEWBERRY (10-1) AT FAIRFIELD CENTRAL (8-3) This is my game of the week. Anytime these two…

Columbia woman dies after collapsing at Lexington County Detention Center, says corner

Aisha Jamilah Abdul-Khaliq (LCSD Photo) A Columbia woman who collapsed at the Lexington County Detention Center after her arrest last week died Saturday following a brief hospitalization, according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher. The coroner identified the woman as 38-year-old Aisha Jamilah Abdul-Khaliq. “We extend our condolences to Ms. Abdul Khaliq’s family members as they deal with her passing,” Lexington County…

Lexington County man gets prison for allowing inmate access to drugs

Ronald Joseph Bonnette A Lexington County jury has found Ronald Joseph Bonnette, age 47, guilty of three crimes related to his former duties as a contractual work release supervisor for prison inmates. Following a trial, Bonnette was found guilty of Aiding a Prisoner in Escape, Providing Contraband to a Prisoner, and Criminal Conspiracy. Circuit Court Judge Donald B. Hocker sentenced…

Fulmer Middle School named as a National School to Watch

Fulmer Middle School Fulmer Middle School has been named a 2018 National School to Watch, one of only a handful of middle schools in South Carolina to receive the designation. It’s the third time since 2011 that Fulmer has been recognized with the honor from the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform, and one of only about 400 middle schools…

Cats on display at new Cat Cafe, opening Friday in River District

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