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Airport’s Alaisha Gardner and BC’s Colleen Guseman named to All-State Choir

Airport’s Alaisha Gardner and BC’s Colleen Guseman named to All-State Choir. (Photo Contributed.) Alaisha Gardner, a senior at Airport High School and Colleen Guseman, a junior at Brookland-Cayce High School have been selected as members of the S.C. Music Educators Association 2017 All-State Choir. The students are from Lexington School District 2 and they are members of their school’s Advanced…

Seven people displaced as a result of two West Columbia fires

Seven people were displaced after fires broke out in two separate residences in West Columbia on Tuesday afternoon. House in the 4000 block of Florentine Road. (Photo Contributed.) Lexington County emergency personnel responded to a residential structure fire call in the 4000 block of Florentine Road just before 1:30 p.m. Upon arrival, Lexington County firefighters observed heavy smoke and flames…

Weatherfest blows into EdVenture this Saturday

EdVenture and the National Weather Service (NWS) are teaming up for Weatherfest 2017 at EdVenture. It’s from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., on Saturday at EdVenture Children’s Museum in Columbia. Weatherfest will bring the public and local meteorologists and emergency officials together for the region’s premiere severe weather and preparedness event. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn how a…

Carolina Water Service fined almost $80,000 for sewage spill

It is a substantial penalty. Tubers and kayakers downstream of the Saluda River at the Gervais Street Bridge. (Photos by Terry Ward.) Carolina Water Service has been fined $78,940 for dumping sewage into the Lower Saluda River. The amount of the fine was revealed Monday in an agenda for a board meeting of the the S.C. Department of Health and…

Boutique grocery store coming to Columbia’s Main Street 

City Center Partnership, in conjunction with the City of Columbia’s Office of Business Opportunities, is pleased to announce a boutique grocery store will open later this summer. The move was announced in a press release Monday. 1712 Main, Columbia. Ayme Rushing, a Columbia attorney, will open a 3,000 sq. ft. store called Local Yocal at 1712 Main Street. “Local Yocal…

United Way of the Midlands celebrates record-breaking campaign

1/3 Blue Cross/Blue Shield of South Carolina Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Kraft Heinz Company Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Publix Super Markets Show Caption Hide Caption United Way of the Midlands celebrated a record-breaking campaign year and recognized hundreds of organizations and individuals for their generosity at the Live United Awards on March 2 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention…

Cayce plan to beautify moves forward

1/3 Knox-Abbott Drive, in Cayce, looking east. Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Guignard Park, Cayce. Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Cayce Streetscape rendering. Show Caption Hide Caption Cayce could start looking better soon. City of Cayce Photo of Streescaping plan on Knox-Abbott. The City of Cayce is preparing to develop new projects at its entryway from the Blossom Street Bridge…

Lexington County deputies investigating brush fires

Lexington County investigators are working to determine if recent brush fires in the Red Bank area were intentionally set. LCSD image. “We’re investigating five fires that have occurred in less than 48 hours,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “All of the fires have been similar in the way they were apparently set. Fortunately, nobody has been hurt and no…

Grand Marshall of Lexington’s 2017 St. Patrick’s Parade announced

Blowfish announce Fort Jackson’s Command Sergeant Major Lamont Christian

Irish eyes will be smiling in downtown Lexington Sunday March 12th at 3 p.m. as the 2nd Annual St Patrick’s Parade will roll down Main Street. This year’s Grand Marshall is Command Sergeant Major Lamont Christian as Lexington honors and celebrates Fort Jackson’s 100th birthday in 2017. Command Sergeant Major Lamont Christian. Photo Contributed.) After a successful inaugural St Patrick’s…

Lexington 2 breaks ground on new CATE Center in Cayce

A lot of people had been waiting for the moment. Pictured Board Members Beth Branham, Cindy Kessler, Kevin Key, Brad Giles and Chairwoman Linda Alford-Wooten. (Photo by Terry Ward.) Lexington School District 2 Board members broke ground on the the District’s new CATE (or Career and Technology ) Center Thursday. It’s on Bulldog Boulevard in Cayce, next to Busbee Creative…

A Taste of West Columbia fundraiser an overwhelming success

1/5 Bill Mooneyhan and Emcee Joe Pinner. Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Anna Huffman and Michelle Dickerson, City of West Columbia. Show Caption Hide Caption “A Taste of West Columbia” was held Tuesday night at the Stone River facility on the Congaree River in West…

Man gets 50 years for “wandering child” murder in West Columbia

David Walker Jr. sentenced to 50 years. LCDC Photo. Eleventh Circuit Solicitor Rick Hubbard announced Thursday that a West Columbia man was sentenced to 50 years in prison for the 2012 murder of his girlfriend, and the mother of his child. After a six day trial, a Lexington County jury deliberated for an hour-and-a-half before returning the guilty verdict, convicting…

Midlands USC Alumni Horseshoe tour with archivist, March 9

USC Horseshoe (Photos by Terry Ward.) My Carolina Alumni Association’s Club of Richland and Lexington Counties will host a tour of the University of South Carolina’s historic Horseshoe from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9. The university’s archivist Elizabeth West will give group tours of the Horseshoe, the university’s original campus that comprises 11 buildings, 10 of which are…

Lexington High’s calculating leader makes history as first female commander

Lexington High School Mathematics Teacher Erika Perry spends weekdays surrounded by numbers, calculations and formulas. Erika Perry (Photo submitted) On the weekends, however, she enters a world of camouflage and command centers. During a change of command ceremony held Feb. 12, Maj. Perry made history as the first female commander of the South Carolina National Guard 51st Military Police (MP)…

Lexington County plans Leesville recycling event for March 11

Lexington County residents will have the opportunity to recycle electronics, drop off used tires, and shred paper documents on Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Leesville from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. This event is being hosted by the County of Lexington Solid Waste Management Department and the Town of Batesburg-Leesville. When: Saturday, March 11, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00…

Alimex investing $2 million, creating 27 jobs in Richland County

Aluminum Cast Plate Producer 

Alimex, a producer of precision aluminum plates, is launching operations in Richland County. The company is bringing $2 million of capital investment and creating 27 new jobs over the next five years. Founded in Germany in 1970, Alimex supplies the worldwide metal distribution, machining and processing industry with high-precision aluminum cast plates. Through continuous product innovations, the company has achieved…

UPDATED- man charged in Gaston incident turns himself in

Terry Lawrence Jordan Jr. has turned himself in to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. He’s in the detention center and expected in court Thursday. Initial story: A Gaston man is facing two charges from a domestic dispute that prompted a SWAT response at his house Monday afternoon. Terry Lawrence Jordan Jr. (LCSD Photo.) Terry Lawrence Jordan Jr. is charged with domestic…

Severe weather predicted for Midlands, Wednesday night

There could be some strong storms, with high wins, hitting the Midlands Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service. There could be damaging winds up-to 70 mph. The possibility for the bad weather is between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m. Thursday. A line of thunderstorms is predicted for the area. There could be lightning, hail and the small possibility of…

South Carolina joins 39 states suing pharmaceutical companies

artificially inflating and manipulating prices

Attorney General Alan Wilson announced Wednesday that South Carolina has joined a federal antitrust lawsuit. The suit alleges that six generic drug-makers entered into illegal conspiracies in order to unreasonably restrain trade, artificially inflate and manipulate prices and reduce competition in the United States for two generic drugs. An amended complaint filed with the federal court increases the number of plaintiff…

Lexington One updates, corrects, news about Tuesday bus accident

Shortly before 5 p.m.,  Tuesday, a Lexington County School District One transit bus transporting 42 White Knoll High School boy soccer players (18 varsity, 23 junior varsity), a student statistician, two coaches and a bus driver had a radiator failure while traveling on I-20 to Lugoff High School. The incident happened just before Exit 87. There were more students on…