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Brothers killed when vehicle collides with tractor-trailer in Lexington County

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified two people killed in a vehicle collision, Wednesday night. The crash occurred at Pond Branch Road and Interstate 20 near Gilbert at approximately  8:20 p.m., Wednesday. According to Fisher, Mr. Carlis Wade Epting, 27, of Batesburg was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the collision. Mr. Harley Dillon Epting,…

Airport High School kicker and punter Paxton Brooks signs with Tennessee

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Gov. Henry McMaster on hand as “Senior Rides” launches in West Columbia

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Salvation Army Red Kettle donations are down this season

Columbia Salvation Army Majors Beneita and Henry Morris. Nothing is more a part of the Christmas season than the Salvation Army’s red kettles, with their bell ringers. But the age-old tradition of dropping money into the kettle is not as popular as it once was. Maybe it’s because of more credit cards now, and less cash and change. But according…

Lexington deployed father home for Christmas after daughter wins essay contest

A Lexington Elementary fifth-grader’s father will spend the Christmas holiday with his family after his daughter won a contest for military families. Sofia E. Monaco entered an essay contest sponsored by the Columbia Metropolitan Airport, hoping to inspire the judges with her words. As winner of the “Home for the Holidays” contest, Monaco won a round-trip ticket to bring her…

SCDOT prohibits interstate lane closures for holidays, beginning Friday

Traffic on Interstate 26. (file photo by Allen Wallace) The S.C. Department of Transportation prohibits lane closures on interstate highways for non-emergency highway work during the Christmas holiday travel period. These restrictions will be in place from 6 a.m. Friday, Dec. 22, through 10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3. Lane closures, road closures, shoulder closures, pacing operations or any operations that…

Open date for Leaphart Rd. bridge in West Columbia moved to January

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Lexington Police seek ID of teens accused of throwing object onto I-20

The Lexington Police Department is seeking the identities of two teenagers who were observed throwing a large object off the South Lake Drive overpass onto I-20 Sunday afternoon. Subjects were last seen riding bikes into the Town of Lexington.  Call 803-359-6260 and ask for Detective Lee with info.

Cayce -West Columbia Lions Club sells brooms to fund sight and hearing health projects

Lion Bill Mooneyhan is pictured with some brooms for sale at Mooneyhan’s Auto Service at 1224 B. Avenue, West Columbia. Or you can call Mooneyhan at 803-360-4788 to buy a broom. The Cayce-West Columbia Lions Club is selling high quality brooms. All money collected through broom sales goes to sight and hearing conservation projects. The brooms are sold in different…

Lexington County offices close Friday for Christmas, waste collection schedule issued

The County of Lexington Administrative offices will be closed for the observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas beginning Friday, December 22, through Tuesday, December 26. Administrative offices will also be closed Monday, Jan. 1, 2017, in observance of the New Year. Curbside Solid Waste Collection Franchise Residential Solid Waste Curbside Collection in the unincorporated areas of Lexington County will operate…

Columbia man shot, killed at night club identified by Lexington County coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a homicide that occurred shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday.  The homicide occurred at the City Nightz bar in the 2100 block of Old Dunbar Road in West Columbia. According to Fisher, Rodney T. Leak, 41, of Columbia was pronounced dead at the scene due to a gunshot wound. An…

Lexington County deputies investigating early Sunday morning homicide

Lexington County deputies are investigating an early Sunday morning homicide in the 2000 block of Old Dunbar Road. Shots were fired inside City Nightz bar shortly after the establishment’s 2 a.m. closing time, according to investigators. “We don’t know how many men went inside the bar or what they were doing there after closing time,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon…

Man killed in Lexington motorcycle accident is identified by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died due to a motor vehicle collision that occurred on U.S. Hwy 378 in Lexington. The crash occurred just after 7 p.m.  on Saturday. According to Fisher, Timothy W. Browning, 31, of Lexington was travelling toward West Columbia on U.S. 378 on his motorcycle when a SUV turned left in…

SCE&G, SCANA employees give Christmas meals to 25 Cayce Elementary families, toys too

S.C. Electric and Gas and SCANA, through employee contributions, and its Good Neighbor Fund donated 1,000 pounds of food to Cayce Elementary School families. The food contribution will be given to 25 families for holiday meals. The SCE&G and SCANA’s Good Neighbor Fund also provided toys for 30 Griffin students and siblings. In all, SCE&G employees and retirees delivered holiday…

West Columbia issues information on its Kinetic Derby Day, scheduled for April 21

Click for link to Kinetic Day information From West Columbia Public Information Officer Anna Huffman Always wanted to be in the Parade? Have a Quirky Creative side just fighting to get out? Need a thrill to stir your inner child? Boy do we have the festival for you! The City of West Columbia will host the 1st Annual on Saturday,…

Victim in Calks Ferry Road fatal vehicle crash is identified by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a motor vehicle collision. The crash occurred in the 1100 block of Calks Ferry Road in Lexington at approximately 7 a.m. Friday. According to Fisher, Ronnie M. Prioleau, Jr., 33, of Lexington was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the collision….

2-car Lexington County collision results in fatality

One person was killed in a traffic crash Friday morning, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. The accident occurred on Calks Ferry Road about 7 a.m. A person in a 2014 Toyota sedan was killed when the vehicle collided with a 2004 Mercury four-door. The vehicles hit head-on, according to the SCHP report. The victim died at the scene….

Enrollment Freeze proposed for Lake Murray Elementary School to address overcrowding

Lake Murray Elementary School.- District 5 photo. Officials with Lexington-Richland School District Five recently presented details of a plan to address increasing enrollment at Lake Murray Elementary School. The proposed “Enrollment Freeze” would impact “only students and families who will be moving into the Lake Murray Elementary School attendance zone after Jan. 22, 2018,” Chief Planning and Administrative Officer Dr. Michael…

Man arrested on child pornography charges

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Charles Carlton Francis, 28, of Columbia, Friday. He was arrested on 15 charges connected to the exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigators with the Attorney General’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations, both members of the…

Purple Martin Grille and Cellar – New fine dining restaurant opens in Chapin

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Riverbanks zoo’s “Lights Before Christmas” a must-do holiday tradition – with photo gallery

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S.C. Rep. Rick Quinn resigns from office, pleads guilty to misconduct

Rep. Rick Quinn S.C. House Photo State Rep. Rick Quinn, of Lexington, agreed to plead guilty to one count of misconduct in office Wednesday. He faces a sentence of up-to one year in prison and a possible fine of $1,000. Quinn’s sentencing was delayed by state Circuit Judge Carmen Mullen. Earlier Wednesday afternoon, Quinn resigned from his state house seat….

Residents of West Columbia neighborhoods hold luncheon for city sanitation, water, maintenance employees

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Lexington man arrested for distributing child pornography, says SCAG

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced on Tuesday, the arrest of Joshua William St. Martin Ancik.  Ancik, 32, was arrested on one charge connected to the exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigators with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest. Investigators state Ancik distributed child pornography. Ancik was arrested last Wednesday. He is…