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Yonder Field changes opening from late May to August

Renderings of Yonder Field  Yonder Field has announced that Bowman Bound, the first festival that was slated for May 27 (and Memorial Day weekend) has been cancelled. A majority of the confirmed acts that were scheduled will come for future festivals.  The 2017 season will now be August through October. The 2018 season will commence in April and play through October….

Temporary lane closures on Blossom Street Bridge, Cayce, for upgraded lighting

(City of Cayce Photo) The City of Cayce is reporting that over the next couple weeks, the lights on the Blossom Street Bridge are getting an upgrade. Contractors will be repainting the light poles and retrofitting the globes to LED lighting. City officials are asking the public to be patient with temporary lane closures on the bridge and drive safely…

Drew McKissick elected chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party Saturday

Drew McKissick was elected as the State Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party Saturday at the 2017 South Carolina Republican Party State Convention. Drew McKissickMcKissick received 86 percent of the vote and defeated Mark Powell of Anderson County. McKissick assumes the duties of State Chairman immediately and becomes the SCGOP’s 19th State Chairman. McKissick released the following statement on the election…

Chapin boys win State Championship in soccer, Chapin and Brookland-Cayce girls fall in OT

Action in the BC Indian Land game, Saturday. Chapin High School recorded a 2-0 win over Eastside for the Class 4A Boys Soccer championship at Irmo High School, Friday. The Chapin girls soccer team lost to South Aiken. South Aiken won by taking a 4-2 in lead in penalty kicks in the Class 4A state girls championship. Brookland-Cayce fell to Indian…

Gator on the loose in Cayce, part of Timmerman Trail blocked off

Alligator on Timmerman Trail. (City of Cayce Photo) Cayce Department of Public Safety officers are blocking off an area near the large bridge by SCANA and the Timmerman Trail because there is a large alligator in the area. As an extra layer of protection for our citizens, officers have closed the area until further notice. City of Cayce Spokeswoman Ashley…

6 men arrested in Lexington County child pornography crackdown

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, along with Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon, announced the arrest of the following six individuals on charges connected to the sexual exploitation of minors. Sean Austin Wilcox, William C. Freeman, Jacob Tyler Burks, Rodney Black, James Cecil Deese, Stephen Ray Downs. (LCSD Photos) Arrested were: Sean Wilcox (age 21) of Lexington, William Freeman (age…

Lexington County man gets 24 years for killing father of 3

Cano with his daughter (Photo Submitted) Jeremy Junior Head, 24, of Lexington County, pleaded guilty this week in the shooting death of his roommate. The homicide occurred at 2100 Steel Drive in West Columbia. Head killed Antonio “Alex” Cano, age 23, following an altercation. Head was sentenced to 24 years for the crime of voluntary manslaughter. Circuit Court Judge Eugene…

Found – Cayce Public Safety seeks help to find missing teen- Updated

Jurnee Smith-McBeth has been found. The juvenile reported missing earlier has been located at the Walmart in West Columbia. She in home safely with her parents. The Cayce Department of Public Safety is requesting the community’s help to locate Jurnee Smith-McBeth, 15. Jurnee left her residence in Cayce on Monday (May 8.) She has not been seen by her family since…

Chapin, Brookland-Cayce playing for State soccer titles at Irmo field

BC versus Bishop England on Monday. The Chapin girls soccer team is scheduled to take on South Aiken in the 4A Girls State Championship game Friday evening The game is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Irmo High School, a neutral site. Chapin is 19-4 and South Aiken is 17-3-1. The Chapin boys soccer team is scheduled to play Eastside in…

Possible stormy weather predicted overnight Friday

Clouds on Gervais Street, Columbia. According to the National Weather Service there could be some severe weather in Richland and Lexington counties beginning late Friday night. Rain – and thunderstorms- are expected to begin in the mid-afternoon, Friday. Friday night,closer to midnight, there could be rainfall amounts between a quarter to a half on an inch, with storms that include…

Child badly burned in Lexington County mobile home fire, early Friday

LifeNet helicopter. A child with severe burns was transported via LifeNet helicopter after a mobile home fire in Lexington County early Friday morning. In addition to the child’s injury two adults were transported to the hospital with respiratory issues. Two other children were able escape safely. Mobile home is deemed a total loss with $50,000 in damages. The fire took place…

Big boat operator not at fault in Lake Murray fatal crash says DNR

No charges will be filed in the case of a fatal boat accident on Lake Murray, April 21, according to the S.C Department of Natural Resources. Investigators said Phillips’ 16-ft. bass boat failed to give way to a 32-ft. powerboat driven by to Bruce Dyer. The big boat was going 34 miles-per-hour when the boats hit. Dyer, according to DNR,…

U.S. 1 eastbound Exit 58 ramp on I-20 in Lexington County closed Friday, Saturday night

AA Roads Photo The US 1 eastbound exit ramp (Exit 58) on Interstate 20 in Lexington County will be closed Friday night, May 12, and Saturday night, May 13, for road shoulder reconstruction, barring delays due to weather. Motorists heading east who wish to take Exit 58 should proceed to Exit 61 and re-enter I-20 westbound to Exit 58. The…

Cancer of Many Colors presenting Hope Event on May 18 in Lexington

Cancer of Many Colors is presenting the Hope Event on May 18 (next Thursday.) It’s at Lexington the Radius Conference Center (300 Building), 300 W. Main St., Lexington, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Link to website: Cancer of Many Colors Event Site Supported by Private Property and Lowes Foods. Featuring students from the Lexington Technology Center Culinary Arts program….

Riverbanks Zoo’s first infant gorilla dies

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is mourning the loss of the Zoo’s first infant gorilla. “Our staff is absolutely heartbroken,” said John Davis, curator of mammals at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. “Macy was a wonderful mother throughout her pregnancy and did everything exactly as she should. Everything was progressing as expected; however, with any pregnancy there can be unforeseen complications.” The…

Man indicted for damage to Charleston’s Ft. Sumter

Noah Sigalas, 21, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of damaging and defacing Charleston’s Fort Sumter, an archaeological resource. Fort Sumter Photo Columbia-based US Attorney Beth Drake announced the charges against Sigalas, a Sullivan’s Island resident, Thursday. He is accused of forcibly pulling on a support pole or support bar which was stabilizing part of a…

City of Cayce to make “exciting” announcement on Monday

The City of Cayce will be announcing some exciting news on Monday (May 15) at 10:30 a.m. at Cayce City Hall (1800 12th St, Cayce.) This event is open to the public and both residents and media are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served to celebrate the exciting news. We hope you will join us for this important announcement! Over the…

Brookland-Cayce’s 3A High School Player-of-the-Year signs college basketball scholarship

Lloyd Hemming is pictured with his father and mother, Harold and Aline Hemming. (Terry Ward Photo) Brookland-Cayce High School basketball player Lloyd Hemming signed scholarship documents to play college basketball at USC-Upstate, Wednesday. Hemming was named the 3A high school Player-of-the-Year for the 2016-17 basketball season. Lloyd is pictured with his father and mother, Harold and Aline Hemming. BC basketball coach…

House, Senate override McMaster’s veto, gas tax going up 12-cents a gallon, beginning July 1

SCDOT applauds tax

S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster has stood almost alone in opposition to a tax that will increase the price of gas by 12-cents a gallon. Gov. Henry McMaster in his YouTube address decrying the tax hike. The bill that raises the gas tax by 2-cents-a-gallon for the next six years, also increases other driver and vehicle fees. The gas tax increase will take effect…

Irmo’s Great Southern Homes ranked third fastest-growing

Great Southern Homes is the third fastest -growing private home builder in the country. The distinction was noted in the May 2, edition of Builder Magazine.  The magazine reports, according to a release, that Great Southern Homes has nearly doubled in sales with a 96% growth rate for the two-year period (2014 to 2016) rising from 386 to 756 home…

Coroner releases autopsy results in officer-involved shooting incident

According to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher, an autopsy performed on Wednesday revealed that John Bittle died as the result of a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. Bittle, 39, was the victim of a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday in the 200 block of Seleta Circle, near Pond Branch Road. SLED is investigating the incident.

Tourism expert, Dr. Drew Martin, chosen to lead USC hospitality-based program

Drew Martin, Ph.D (Photo Contributed) The University of South Carolina’s College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management announced that Drew Martin, Ph.D. is the new director of its School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management. Martin will begin his new role on July 1. He will be responsible for leading all academic and research initiatives for the department. Martin, selected…

More than 70,000 came to S.C. Guard Expo last weekend

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Officer-involved shooting victim identified  

Site of shooting (LCSD Photo) Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. The incident took place in the 200 block of Seleta Circle, near Pond Branch Road in Lexington County. According to Fisher, John Bittle, 39, of Lexington was pronounced dead at the scene as the…