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River Bluff Girls Win State 5A Tennis Championship

RBHS girls tennis team after win Saturday. GoFlashWin.com photo- click for link The River Bluff girls are the 5A State Champs in tennis. The Gators pulled it off as Maegan Togneri won a third set tiebreaker versus Spartanburg. The championships were played at the Cayce Tennis Center, Saturday morning. Also winning matches for RBHS were Kiana Thatcher and Liyin Zhu….

Lexington County Fire Service responds to house fire call on Caney Branch Road

The Lexington County Fire Service and the Lexington County EMS were dispatched to the 2000 block of Caney Branch Road, Saturday morning, in reference to a residential structure fire. Upon arrival, heavy fire and smoke were coming from the building. Firefighters began an aggressive effort on the fire, entering the house and extinguishing the flames. The house was about 80…

Lexington Police investigating infant death

The Lexington Police Department is currently investigating an infant death that occurred during the early morning hours of Friday, according to a press release from the office of LPD Chief Terrence Green. At approximately 5:30 a.m. officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Industrial Dive, within the Hickory Hills Mobile Home Park, for an infant in possible cardiac arrest. When…

Playoff scores for Midlands high school football teams

Loris at Brookland-Cayce – GoFlashWin.com photo – Click for link Batesburg-Leesville 41, Mullins 18 Brookland-Cayce 53, Loris 22 Cheraw 28, Gray Collegiate 18 Clarendon Hall 29, Richard Winn 28 Crestwood 28, Chapin 14 Dutch Fork 77, Stratford 20 Fairfield-Central 29, Southside 22 Georgetown 29, Swansea 0 Gilbert 57, Aynor16 Lee Central 42, Keenan 16 Lower Richland 38, Darlington 6 Lugoff-Elgin…

West Columbia Police partners with BILO for Food Drive, Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

From a previous WCPD-Bi-Lo holiday food drive. The West Columbia Police Department is teaming up with BILO,  at 2349 Augusta Road, this Saturday (Nov. 4) from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for a food drive. Police officers will be at BILO trying to “fill up” patrol cars with donations from the public. Officers will have a list of requested non-refrigerated…

Carrier leases West Columbia space to put building at 100% occupancy

Carrier, an air conditioning system supplier, has leased 3,656 square feet of industrial space at 560 Chris Drive in West Columbia. With the new company in the facility, it is now at 100% occupancy. Colliers International’s Chuck Salley, Dave Mathews and Thomas Beard represented the owner, Ronald Weathers, in the Carrier deal. Now the brokerage team will focus away from…

West Columbia’s Fall Back Fest, Friday, introducing new “Art on State” – City issues parking map, too

Alicia Leeke, Art on State Mural Artist. The City of West Columbia is hosting the 2nd Annual Fall Back Fest on the 100 Block of State Street on Friday (Nov. 3)  from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.  with live music from After 10, food and beverages from Pawley’s Front Porch, Café Strudel, State Street Pub, 116 Espresso + Wine Bar,…

First week high school football playoff preview, by Tyler Cupp

Dreher and OW – GoFlashWin.com photo- click for link The high school football playoffs start this Friday night. The following is a preview of marquee match ups and games involving Midlands teams. The preview also includes some other predictions from around the state. 5A THE BREAKDOWN The Lower State bracket really sets up for a rematch of Fort Dorchester (10-0) and Dutch…

Parade, patriotic programs, discussion, and History Channel part of Lexington 2 schools’ Veterans Day salutes

By Dawn Kujawa Lexington Two schools have a slate of activities planned to salute area veterans for Veterans Day,  including a special event Monday, Nov. 6 with the History Channel. Airport High School is participating in Take a Veteran to School Day, an initiative of the History Channel to connect young people with veterans to hear their stories about military…

Celebrating 40 years, Compton’s Kitchen is like a family

1/5Comptons Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5Comptons 6 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5Comptons 5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5Comptons 4 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5Comptons 3 Show Caption Hide Caption By Karamie Sullivan A Midlands restaurant turned 40 on Wednesday. Compton’s Kitchen, on B Avenue in West Columbia, celebrated its anniversary with a discounted “bacon breakfast” plate and prize giveaways all…

West Columbia Police officers doing “No Shave November” to help charities

Capt. John Norman of the WCPD is participating in “No-Shave” November. By Karamie Sullivan Some members of the West Columbia Police Department will soon look different in the coming weeks. Thirty-five members of the department will be growing out their beards or goatees to raise money for No-Shave.org, starting Wednesday (Nov. 1.) “It is a great way to raise money…

Lauren Traufler of Lexington crowned Miss South Carolina Collegiate America

Lauren Traufler Lauren Traufler of Lexington has been crowned Miss South Carolina Collegiate America 2018. Traufler will represent the Palmetto State at the national Miss Collegiate America Pageant to be held in June 2018 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Traufler is currently a sophomore pursuing her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications at Wingate University in Wingate, N.C. She was crowned…

Lexington County man gets 15 Years for heroin trafficking

Chancellor D. Montgomery (LCDC photo) Chancellor D. Montgomery, a 24 year old Lexington County man, entered a guilty plea for trafficking heroin. Montgomery was sentenced to 15 years without parole during his plea Wednesday in Lexington County General Sessions Court. Trafficking heroin is classified under South Carolina law as a violent crime and is a “no parole” offense. Montgomery’s arrest…

U.S. House passes Rep. Joe Wilson’s S.C. Peanut Parity Act to benefit local businesses and S.C. farmers

U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson of SC’s 2nd Congressional District. CSPAN Image “Our Farmers Deserve A Voice On the Peanut Standards Board.” said U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives, on Tuesday, passed the South Carolina Peanut Parity Act. The act is a critical piece of legislation introduced by Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02), that would grant South Carolina…

Lexington Police holding luncheon, Thursday, to benefit the family of S.C. Trooper who died

The Lexington Police Department is holding a luncheon to benefit the family of S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Daniel Keith Rebman, Jr. who died in a collision while on duty last week in Greenville County. Lexington Police Chief Chief Terrence Green announced the luncheon, Tuesday. On Thursday (Nov. 2) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., officers will be serving hot dog…

Trinity Baptist’s Trunk ‘n Treat part of church’s blessing to the community

1/6Trinity 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/6Trinity 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/6Trinity 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/6Trinity 4 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/6Trinity 5 Show Caption Hide Caption 6/6Trinity 6 Show Caption Hide Caption By Michelle Renew Neither the drop in temperatures nor the threat of rain put a damper on Trinity Baptist Church’s Trunk ‘n Treat on…

Cayce-West Columbia Chamber President-CEO Gregg Pinner has resigned

Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center announced Monday that President and CEO Gregg Pinner has decided to step down effective immediately to pursue other interests. “The Chamber has grown a lot in the past 17 years and we continue to look forward to our future,” was a message included in a release announcing Pinner’s resignation. The Board…

Several Midlands high school football teams in final regular season poll

Gilbert goes 10-0 for first ever undefeated season (Gilbert football photo) Final Regular Season Football Polls for the South Carolina High School League and the South Carolina Independent Schools Association (SCISA) SCHSL Final Regular Season Rankings (Oct. 29) Class AAAAA 1. Fort Dorchester 2. T.L. Hanna 3. Dutch Fork 4. Conway 5. Dorman 6. Spring Valley 7. Hillcrest 8. Sumter…

Nephron Pharmaceuticals donates medications, offers jobs to help hurricane victims

(Nephron Pharmaceuticals photo) Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation (Nephron) donated a quarter of a million vials of medication to areas affected by recent hurricanes, and now has a variety of job positions available for anyone displaced by the storms. Nephron is in Lexington County, and based outside of Cayce, and has a West Columbia address. Nephron distributed sterile drug products to hospitals…

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department pays respects as S.C. Trooper Daniel Rebman laid to rest

Funeral services were held Sunday in Greenville for S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Daniel Keith Rebman, Jr. Rebman, 31, died early last Tuesday morning from injuries sustained in an accident. His death came two days after his patrol car was struck while he was on duty. Rebman’s vehicle was in the emergency lane of I-385 near Bridges Road when his car…

South Carolina High School Playoff schedule is released

South Carolina High School Playoff games are at 7:30 p.m., Friday Spring Valley and Dutch Fork. GoFlashWin.com photo. Upper State 5A Classification Byrnes at T.L. Hanna Nation Ford at Greenwood Woodmont at Dorman Mauldin at Rock Hill Laurens at Northwestern (Thursday) Easley at Gaffney Fort Mill at Hillcrest Spartanburg at Westside   Lower State 5A Classification Stratford at Dutch Fork West…

Week 10 high school football recap, by Tyler Cupp

Tyler Cupp has contributed to ESPN radio and multiple other stations in Columbia covering High School and state sports in SC.Since 2007. Tyler has covered State Championships and Tournaments in SC for wrestling, baseball, basketball, softball, and football. He is the play by play voice of the Lugoff-Elgin Demons for WPUB radio out of Kershaw County. By Tyler Cupp The…

Summer river season ending, Congaree River swollen and muddy after rains

1/3Conagree River is muddy with a higher water level. Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3From the Columbia Riverwalk Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3The Congaree River earlier in the summer. Show Caption Hide Caption It was not that long ago that the Congaree River was filled with tubers, kayaks and canoes. But the temperatures have dropped and another summer season of water…