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Lexington District One delays school opening by two hours for Tuesday

As a precaution, Lexington County School District One will delay the opening of school Tuesday, September 12, 2017, by two hours for all staff and students in 4-year-old full-day kindergarten classes and 5-year-old kindergarten through grade 12 classes in all attendance areas. Child development classes for 3-year-olds and 4-year-old half-day kindergarten classes will not meet. Parents of bus riders should…

Power outage reports coming from Lexington and Richland counties

The tropical storm moving through South Carolina, that was once Hurricane Irma, is having some impact. Rainy and windy conditions are expected to continue throughout Monday and Monday night, into early Tuesday morning in Lexington and Richland counties. Wind gusts could be in excess of 50 mph. Customers in Lexington and Richland Counties, about midday Monday were beginning to report…

WoodmenLife honors “America’s Heroes” pre- 9-11 with Cayce Elementary ceremony

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Hurricane moves away from S.C., but there’s still a danger of strong winds, lots of rain

Hurricane Irma continues to move west, away from South Carolina, according to a climatologist at a state emergency response meeting Sunday afternoon, that featured SC Gov. Henry McMaster. But South Carolina is still expected to be impacted by tropical storm force winds extending from 190-to-270 miles from the storm’s center, as the storm moves inland from Florida to Georgia, impacting…

High school football – Week 3 in review

River Bluff – Dreher GoFlashWin.com photo.  By Tyler Cupp Week 3 in high school football had some surprises and plenty of highlights. Here’s a look at some of the results from Friday night. SPRING VALLEY 51 SUMTER 34 In a battle of unbeaten teams, the Vikings remained perfect as they defeated the Sumter Gamecocks in Columbia Thursday. After trailing 21-3, Spring Valley stormed…

West Columbia Beautification Foundation Trees Tribute postponed, West Columbia offices closed Monday

West Columbia Beautification Foundation Reschedules Tribute for Trees Gala due to Hurricane Irma The West Columbia Beautification Foundation is rescheduling the Tribute for Trees Gala due to inclement weather. The original gala date was set for Tuesday, September 12, 2017. The rescheduled date is Tuesday, September 26, 2017, from 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM, in the New Brookland Room at…

Richland Library, Lexington County offices closed Monday because of weather

Richland Library As the state of South Carolina braces for impact from Hurricane Irma, Richland Library announces all locations are closed Monday. due to inclement weather conditions. The safety and welfare of customers is our first concern. Richland Library staff made the decision based on: Weather predictions from the National Weather Service Updates from the South Carolina Emergency Management Division…

National Weather Service says expect 30-to-40 mph winds, with gusts up to 60 mph

The National Weather Service in Columbia said Hurricane Irma will result in a High Wind Watch for the Midlands. Expect Tropical Storm Force Winds From Monday through Monday Night, according to the NWS. Tropical force winds are winds from 30-to-40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Impacts – Numerous downed trees, power-lines and damage to other structures possible. NWS…

West Columbia crews remove street debris, sanitation schedule change because of storm  

The City of West Columbia Sanitation Department is working this Saturday, September 9, 2017, to pick up yard trash throughout the City in anticipation of the effects of Hurricane Irma. This will help to minimize yard debris bring blown in streets and will help to keep storm drains from being clogged in case of heavy rain. West Columbia sanitation schedule…

City of Cayce to close Riverwalk trails, issues storm prep update

The City of Cayce offices will be closed on Monday, September 11, 2017. Below are additional updates and safety precautions:               All City parks and trails will close on Sunday, September 10th at 3 PM and will remain closed through Monday.               Monday’s trash collection is canceled and will be picked up on Wednesday….

Irma moves west, strong winds and rain possible Monday, if storm stays on current track

Below is the National Weather Service Columbia office report on Hurricane Irma” The threat for tropical storm force winds, flooding rains, and tornadoes still remain despite a more westerly track of Hurricane Irma… EXPECTED IMPACTS (INCLUDES TIMING AND LOCATION) If Irma stays on its current forecast track… -WINDS: Winds of tropical storm force are possible across the area Monday and…

Lexington-Richland School District 5, Lexington 3 Schools will be closed on Monday

All schools and offices in Lexington-Richland School District Five will be closed on Monday. Likewise, the district’s Monday School Board meeting has been cancelled along with all other school-related activities. This decision is being made in an abundance of caution for the safety of our students, parents and staff as South Carolina prepares for the impacts of Hurricane Irma. Several…

Friday night football scores

GoFlashWin.com Irmo and Laurens. Batesburg-Leesville 14, Mid-Carolina 7 Dreher 17, River Bluff 14 Gilbert 44, Airport 28 Irmo 28, Laurens 21 Lee Central 14, Columbia 7 Lugoff-Elgin 21, A.C. Flora 6 Flora and Lugoff-Elgin GoFlashWin.com  North Augusta 40, Lexington 14 Westwood 28, Blythewood 9 Newberry 21, Chapin 14 Lamar 47, Eau Claire 0 Lower Richland 21, Richland Northeast 0 Richard…

Lexington 1 and Lexington 2 Schools will be closed Monday for all employees and students

Lexington School District Two will be closed on Monday, for all employees and students due to the potential for unsafe conditions caused by Hurricane Irma.  As of the latest National Weather Service forecast on Friday, high winds are forecasted for our area throughout the day on Monday.  Sustained high winds can produce unsafe travel conditions, especially for school buses. All afternoon and…

Gov. rescinds hospital evacuation for some counties, delays announcement on residents

Gov. Henry McMaster, at a Friday afternoon news conference, rescinded an order for the evacuation of Charleston, Georgetown Dorchester, Berkeley, and Horry county healthcare facilities, that includes hospitals, assisted-living facilities and nursing homes. McMaster had ordered the evacuation Thursday, but he eliminated those counties from the order because of a change, westward, in the expected track of Hurricane Irma. The…

Hurricane Irma center tracking west of Midlands, winds could begin Sunday night or Monday

The latest National Hurricane Center forecast track for Hurricane Irma has the center of the storm going west of Lexington and Richland counties. According to the National Weather Service in Columbia, tropical storm force winds – that would be up to 45 mph- could begin as early as Sunday night, but more likely Monday into Monday night, based on the…

REMINDER – Great forecast and the Midlands Walk to Defeat ALS Saturday is still on

The forecast for Saturday is 81 degrees and sunny, bright blue skies and no rain, Gerald Talley, Executive Director of the South Carolina ALS Association. The ALS walk is still on for Saturday. It’s Saturday | September 9 WALK CHECK-IN: 9 a.m. WALK STARTS: 10 a.m. LOCATION: Columbia Canal Riverfront Park DISTANCE: 1 mile and 3 mile option Special Events…

Gov. Henry McMaster issues executive order evacuating Lowcountry hospitals, nursing homes

Gov. Henry McMaster today held a media briefing with state emergency response officials to provide an update on the potential impact of Hurricane Irma on South Carolina and announce preparation plans put in place by executive order to reduce the risk of life-threatening situations arising, should the storm directly affect the state. Thursday, the governor issued Executive Order 2017-23, ordering the…

Police collecting for Special Olympics fundraiser at West Columbia, Lexington Chick-fil-A

1/4Chick-fil-A 2, West Columbia Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Chick-fil-A Lexington 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Chick-fil-A Lexington Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Chick-fil-A, West Columbia Show Caption Hide Caption By Karamie Sullivan The West Columbia Police Department has partnered with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department to raise money for a worthy cause. Officers from both agencies will be at the West…

Spring Valley defeats Sumter to go to 4-0 – Week 3 High School Football Preview

By Tyler Cupp Spring Valley – GoFlashWin.com Photo- click for link There’s an old saying that the biggest adjustment teams make are between the first and second games of the season. While that may be true, many teams are still finding their identity still, through the first 4 games. Whether it be on offense, defense or as a whole there…

Lexington County coroner says Lake Murray boater died of drowning

Durham Alexander DeLaura Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the results of an autopsy performed on Durham Alexander DeLaura. DeLaura fell overboard into Lake Murray from his boat on August 25. His body was recovered from Lake Murray on Sunday morning. According to Fisher, an autopsy conducted on Wednesday concluded that DeLaura’s death was due to drowning.

SCDOT restricts lane closures on interstates due to Irma refugees

Due to Hurricane Irma refugees, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has restricted lane closures for non-emergency highway work on all interstate highways in South Carolina to help travel conditions impacted by Hurricane Irma. SCDOT expects increased interstate travel from Florida and Georgia. The restrictions went into effect Thursday and will last until further notice. SCDOT has notified private…

Hurricane Irma, if it comes, would be early next week, say forecasters

Major Hurricane Irma remains a category 5 on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale, with sustained winds of 185 mph, according to the National Weather Service office in Columbia. The hurricane, on Thursday morning, is on a course for the Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane.  Hurricane warnings have been issued for portions of the Greater Antilles and…

As Irma nears, SC Gov. Henry McMaster declares ‘state of emergency’

Governor Henry McMaster on Wednesday issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency Irma And, along with the S.C. Emergency Management Division, McMaster is urging South Carolinians to prepare for the possibility of Hurricane Irma impacting the state. The executive order enables all state agencies to coordinate resources in preparation for Hurricane Irma, which is currently a category five hurricane….

Identity of burglary suspect sought by Lexington Police

 Lexington Police  Chief Terrence Green is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual involved in a burglary at the Lexington Dry Cleaning located at 485 Industrial Drive in Lexington. During the early morning of Wednesday, a white male entered the Lexington Dry Cleaning by breaking out the front window of the business. During the burglary, an undisclosed amount…