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Lexington County Sheriff investigates false 911 calls

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department has opened an investigation into who has made dozens of unfounded 911 calls since late March. Lexington County’s communications center received 57 calls between March 25 and Wednesday that turned out to be baseless, according to detectives. “We believe a woman made all the calls using an out-of-service cellphone that still has the capability of…

K9 Coature, professional dog grooming, holds Grand Opening in West Columbia

1/3Chamber Board Member Bill Mooneyhan, C-WC Chamber President Gregg Pinner; Michelle and Rodney Roe, and Owner Kisten Roe; and B.J. Unthank, City of West Columbia economic development director. Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Many Chamber members and friends of K9 Coature were on hand for the festivities, Tuesday. Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Gracie was excited, too, to be at K9’s Grand…

VFW recognizes exceptional emergency personnel at Lexington County Council meeting

Lt. Robert Sharpe, Capt. Antoine Kelly, and Paramedic David Hudon, local EMT. Bill Havlin, VFW, is also pictured. (Lexington County Photo) The S.C. Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) recognized, at the Lexington County Council meeting, Tuesday, three emergency response team members for exceptional efforts. Those recognized were nominated by the Lexington County Public Safety Department. The LCPS Director is David…

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham one of nation’s most unpopular senators

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-Seneca)  has been named one of the nation’s least popular senators in a poll released Tuesday. Graham (Photo Permitted) Only Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and U.S. Sen. John McCain are more disliked than Graham. All three have been staunch critics of President Donald Trump. Click link to see the results of the Morning Consult Poll Among voters…

City of Cayce issues statement after TIF request denied

Lexington County Council voted 5-4 to deny the City of Cayce the continuation of a Tax Increment Financing plan that would have held vvaluations at 1998 property levels. After the vote to deny the TIF, Cayce Spokeswoman Ashley Hunter issued the following statement. “The City of Cayce and it’s leadership will continue to lead in fiscally responsible ways taking care…

Lexington County Council denies City of Cayce TIF request

The City of Cayce has used Tax Increment Financing to develop areas of the city for the last 20 years. But a request to continue to use the funding mechanism that keeps taxpayer money in the municipality was denied Tuesday by Lexington County Council. Lexington County Photo “What a shame,” Council Chairman Todd Cullum said after the vote to extend…

Spring brings more digging, SCE&G says dig safe

Each year, warmer temperatures bring an increase in construction and home improvement activity. In observation of National Safe Digging Month, SCE&G reminds homeowners and contractors to call 811 three full business days before a shovel hits the ground. By calling 811 to have their utilities marked, homeowners and contractors can avoid the hassles, dangers and costs that may arise with…

EdVenture holding Eggstravaganza on Saturday

Children are invited to hop down the bunny trail to EdVenture for Eggstravaganza on Saturday. It’s from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The eggstra-special day will consist of family-fun and spring-themed events throughout the museum. Parents are invited to bring cameras for pictures of their child with the Easter Bunny, as well as enjoy Egg Hunts, Maypole dances, “exploding egg”…

23-year-old sentenced to 30 years in dog dispute murder

Jeffrey O. Kight, Jr., 23, pleaded guilty to murder, Monday, to shooting and killing William Rush Falls, 56. The 11th Curcuit Solicitor’s Office was prepared to begin the murder trial in Lexington County before the plea, according to a news release Monday. Kight was 19 at the time of his arrest. (LCSD Photo) The shooting occurred around 6:45 am on…

Palmetto Cup high school soccer tournament going on at BC until Thursday

The Nike Palmetto Cup‏ Soccer Tournament  kicked off Monday. BC junior Seth Lewter throws the ball in versus Spring Valley Monday. (Terry Ward Photo) It’s an annual four-day soccer overload played during spring break for many of the 16 schools in it. The tournament  runs from Monday through Thursday. Palmetto Cup games are held on the campus of Brookland-Cayce High School…

Reactor refueling outage started at V.C. Summer Nuclear Station

VC Summer Nuclear Station (PhotoSCE&G) South Carolina Electric & Gas Company took Unit 1 at V.C. Summer Nuclear Station offline April 8 to begin a scheduled refueling outage. The outage, which follows an 18-month operating cycle, is the 23rd for V.C. Summer since the station began commercial operation in 1984. “Our focus during this outage is to perform those activities…

Fire destroys auto-repair shop, several cars, $1 million in damage

Lexington County photos of fire scene. An auto-repair shop and several cars were completely destroyed after a fire broke out in the business early Monday morning, according to Lexington County Fire officials. Lexington County 911 Communications dispatched Lexington County Fire Service and EMS to the 200 block of Chapin Road in reference to a commercial structure fire, just before 12:30…

West Columbia Riverwalk is back, first spring Rhythm on the River show complete

1/3Ribbon is cut Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Runaway Jug Band Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Whiskey Tango Revue Show Caption Hide Caption Ribbon is cut. Pictured are; West Columbia Public Information Officer Anna Huffman; Councilmen Boyd Jones and Tommy Parler; Mayor Bobby Horton; City Administrator Brian Carter; incoming C-WC Chamber President Bill Mooneyhan; Public Works Director Jamie Hook, and 94.3 The…

Lexington High STEM students get visit from Cobra helicopter

Lexington High STEM students talk aviation (Photos Contributed) Click on photos to enlarge U.S. Army Recruiters from Columbia teamed up with the Celebrate Freedom Foundation, Thursday to bring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) awareness to more than 2,000 students at Lexington High School. The event included a fly-in from an AH-1 Cobra Attack Helicopter. CFF’s conducts an educational outreach…

High school student has loaded gun at school, sheriff says

A 16-year-old Airport High School student had a loaded gun at school Friday. “One of our school resource officers found a .380 handgun concealed in a pair of shorts under the student’s pants after school administrators searched the student’s backpack,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Administrators found substances that are believed to be illegal drugs as well as ammunition…

Gaston teenager charged in connection with beating an elderly woman

A Gaston teenager has been charged as an adult with attempted murder in connection with the beating of an elderly woman. The 16-year-old entered the victim’s Dixiana Drive home March 15 and hit her multiple times with a metal baseball bat, according to arrest warrants. Detectives said the suspect stole the victim’s car after the assault. He’s also charged with burglary…

West Columbia Riverwalk open, ribbon cutting Saturday

Riverwalk File Photo The West Columbia Riverwalk and Amphitheater is open to the public after being closed Thursday due to Wednesday’s storms. Parking is available at the Moffatt Street entrance. The Riverwalk ribbon cutting is scheduled for 5:45 p.m., Saturday,  before the first Rhythm on the River Concert at 6 p.m. A map of the Rhythm on the River parking options is below….

Men in high heels “Walk A Mile” to combat violence against women

“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” was held at the Statehouse Thursday. The Columbia event is sponsored by Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands. It’s part of an international men’s march to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence. A Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event is a playful opportunity for men to raise awareness in their community about…

Congaree National Park to conduct controlled burns

Congaree National Park Photo Congaree National Park plans to complete a controlled burn on approximately 680 acres of park woodlands during the month of April or early May. The purpose of prescribed fire is to reduce hazardous fuels and the threat of wildfire to park resources and neighbors, enhance habitat for the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker and restore fire in the…

US Rep. Joe Wilson to hold 2 Veterans Fairs for jobs

US Rep. Joe Wilson (SC-2) will hold two Veterans Fairs, one in the Aiken-Barnwell area and one in the Midlands, to bring potential employers and federal agencies in direct contact with veterans. Aiken-Barnwell Veterans Fair Tuesday, April 11, 2017 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. USCA Business and Education Building 471 University Parkway Aiken, South Carolina 29801 Midlands Veterans Fair Thursday,…

Town of Lexington Announces “Lexington Live” Concert Series

Icehouse Amphitheater in January. (Photo by Terry Ward) The Town of Lexington hosts “Lexington Live” Spring Concert Series presented by Lexington Medical Center. The concerts will take place at the Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.), which was just named the 2017 Municipal Association of South Carolina (MASC) Achievement Award winner. All concerts are on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. April…

Aiden Lane to open in Lexington in July

Aiden Lane (Affordables Apparel) will occupy 1,850 sq. ft. of retail space at 5336 Sunset Boulevard in Lexington, according to a release from  NAI Avant. Affordables Apparel was represented by NAI Avant senior broker  Macon Lovelace, The landlord in the transaction is CDG-Lexington, LLC.  The new store will open July 2017 and will carry the new line of Aiden Lane,…

28-unit Townhouse building planned for BullStreet development

Rendering Submitted. Described as an urban, residential redevelopment in the heart of downtown Columbia, the Moore Company has announced in a release Thursday, the first for-sale residential project at BullStreet. It’s called Columbia’s largest urban redevelopment community, conveniently located within one mile of the S.C. State House and USC. It has been coined TownPark at BullStreet. “The development will consist…