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High school football Week 6 preview features region play

Westwood travels to Lancaster in Week 6 (G.oFlashWin.com Photo – Click for link) By Tyler Cupp  Region play is officially underway for all teams in the Palmetto state. The first 6 or so games is more of a gage and tune-up before the playoff push really begins. Teams can start 0-6 or 1-5 and still make the playoffs in the…

Lexington 2 Schools “Pay it Forward” to help with hurricane relief

AHS students who helped victims of 2015 flood. Airport and Brookland-Cayce are competitors on the athletics field, but when it comes to helping those in need, the Lexington Two high schools are on the same team. Student councils from both schools are heading up a donation drive to help some schools in the Houston, Texas, area as they recover from…

Lexington woman charged with murder of her husband

Kimberly Fletcher Groh. Kimberly Fletcher Groh, 51, of Lexington, has been arrested for the murder of her husband, Michael Jennings Bryan. Police Chief Terrence Green announced her arrest Wednesday morning. At approximately 1:40 a.m. on Nov. 30, 2016, officers of the Lexington Police Department were dispatched to a shooting incident that had occurred at 805 Corley Street. Upon arrival, officers…

Southern Urogynecology’s Wellness and Aesthetics addition opening Thursday

By Karamie Sullivan Urogynecology Center in Midlands to host launch party The Southern Urogynecology Center in West Columbia is hosting a launch party Thursday. It’s being held for the center’s Wellness and Aesthetics addition, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. There will be light bites and cocktails with presentations and demonstrations. At the party there will be products shown to help women become…

Airport High School’s Flock to the Block homecoming party is 4 p.m., Friday

Airport High School is throwing a party — and everyone is invited. Airport’s Flock to the Block is set for Friday, Sept. 29, before Airport’s 7:30 p.m. homecoming football game against Midland Valley. The family friendly event starts at 4 p.m. and will feature a parade, food trucks, vendors and games. DJ Slinky is on tap for music. Festival admission…

Trent Jeffcoat, Black Water Shine, Allison Skipper present free concert at Lexington’s Icehouse Amphitheater, Saturday

There will be a Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert featuring Trent Jeffcoat, Allison Skipper, and Black Water Shine.  It’s at the Icehouse Amphitheater in Lexington on Saturday. It’s free admission and gates open at 3 p.m. The concert is being presented by Black Water Shine There will be food, beer, a raffle, rides, music and fun. All proceeds will go to…

West Columbia Fire Chief Wyatt Coleman retiring after 40 years

West Columbia Fire Chief Wyatt Coleman has been a loyal and dedicated public servant. After 40 years, all with the WCFD, Coleman is retiring. Chris Smith has been named as his replacement. “I started on July 3, 1977 at the fire department that was over on Center Street,” Coleman said. But like a lot of boys who are drawn to…

Man killed in Lexington County collision is identified

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the identity of an individual who died as a result of a motor vehicle collision. The accident occurred in the 1200 block of Old Orangeburg Road at approximately 9:15 p.m. Tuesday. According to Fisher, Mr. Jon Anthony Smith, 56, of West Columbia was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in…

Student has gun at high school, says sheriff’s department

A 15-year-old Airport High School student is being held by the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice after school administrators found an unloaded handgun in his backpack. The administrators became aware of the student possibly having a gun at school this morning, according to deputies. Administrators searched his belongings and discovered a .380 pistol, both .380 and another caliber of…

5 Airport High School athletes inducted into school’s Hall of Fame

Al Morrow, Jody Truesdale, Brandon Waring and Kim Goodwin Spires. Brian Wiley not pictured. (Mary T. Dorn Photo) Five Airport High School athletes who made a name in their respective sports were inducted Friday into the school’s Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees were standouts in football, wrestling, baseball and softball, among other sports. They join other Airport High athletes…

Wade McGuinn addresses Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Breakfast

Wade McGuinn of McGuinn Hybrid Homes. (ColaDaily Photos)  Wade McGuinn of McGuinn Hybrid Homes was the speaker at the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce Breakfast, Tuesday. It was held at Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church in West Columbia. McGuinn, a Brookland-Cayce High School graduate, said he has been building and selling houses in the Cayce-West Columbia area, and throughout the…

Lexington 2 Board to meet Thursday, honoring years of service

The Board of Trustees of Lexington School District Two will conduct their Regular Monthly Meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday (Sept. 28) in the Board Room of the District Education Center, 715 Ninth Street, West Columbia. The proposed agenda is  posted on the District’s website, www.lex2.org / Board of Trustees / Board Meetings / Agenda. Prior to the regular meeting, the Board will host a reception at 6:15…

Odd artifacts unearthed on USC campus, displayed at museum

1/3WTF 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3WTF 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3WTF 3 Show Caption Hide Caption By Karamie Sullivan The University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum has created a way for people to observe dozens of objects found around the college’s campus throughout the years. The exhibit known as “WTF: What They Found, Oddities Found on Campus” showcases…

Duke’s Pad Thai opens in Cayce, with noodle bar

1/5Dukes 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5Dukes 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5Dukes 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5Dukes 4 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5Dukes 5 Show Caption Hide Caption By Karamie Sullivan The Asian food market in the Midlands is getting a new addition in Cayce. Duke’s Pad Thai, Street Food and Noodle Bar has been opened for less…

Former Gamecock football players encourage reading at Pineview Elementary

Former Gamecock football players Langston Moore, left, and Preston Thorne pose with their book #JustaChicken before speaking with Pineview Elementary students. (Contributed) From Lexington School District 2 Two former Gamecock football players were together for fun and education at Pineview Elementary, Monday. Langston Moore and Preston Thorne visited the school in an effort to stress the importance of reading. The…

West Columbia’s State Street – A new hot spot with a rich tradition of commerce

1/10State Street looking north toward Meeting Street. Show Caption Hide Caption 2/10State Street 1940s (Randy Clark Submitted Image) Show Caption Hide Caption 3/10S.C. Rep. Micah Caskey. Show Caption Hide Caption 4/10Randy Clark on the second floor of the old Clark’s Beauty Shop. Show Caption Hide Caption 5/10Clark’s renovation. Show Caption Hide Caption 6/10State Street looking south. Show Caption Hide Caption…

Recap of Week 5 in high school football, by Tyler Cupp

By Tyler Cupp Lexington-Spring Valley (GoFlashWin.com – Click for link.) LEXINGTON 41 IRMO 21 The Lexington Wildcats (4-2, 1-1) handed Irmo their second straight defeat in the Battle of the Dam. The Yellowjackets (4-2, 0-2) trailed by just a touchdown heading into the final quarter but Lexington pulled away. Jordan Hiller had over 150 yards rushing and 2 scores to…

West Columbia man killed in vehicle accident Friday night

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a single-vehicle accident that occurred in the 600 block of Crystal Springs Drive in Lexington. The accident happened just after 10 p.m. on Friday. According to Fisher, Jerry Lee Sharpe, 42, of West Columbia was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained when…

Saluda River Principal Tonya Fryer named 2017 Arts Administrator of the Year

Tonya Fryer, principal at Saluda River Academy for the Arts, has been named 2017 Arts Administrator of the Year. The annual award is given by Palmetto State Arts Education. It recognizes administrators who are champions of arts education. Fryer has been principal for 16 years at Saluda River Academy for the Arts, a previous recipient of the prestigious Schools of…

Carolina Water Service says Town of Lexington offer to buy plant is “unacceptable”

The Town of Lexington stated in a release Thursday that it offered Carolina Water Service almost $1.6 million for the CWS I-20 treatment facility and its customer base of 3,000-or-so. Link to article about Town’s offer to buy CWS facility After the Town of Lexington made its offer public, Robert Yanity, communications coordinator  for Utilities Inc. CWS’s parent company, responded….

Week 5 high school football scores

Bamberg-Ehrhardt 26 Edisto 0 Ben Lippen 55 – Pinewood Prep 21 Brookland-Cayce 28 Gray Collegiate 12 Dutch Fork 67 Westwood 7 Fairfield Central 41 AC Flora 32 Gilbert 48 Dreher 34 Hammond 56 Cardinal Newman 21 Lancaster 27 Lugoff-Elgin 24 Lewisville 42 C.A. Johnson 14 Lexington 41 Irmo 21 North Augusta 34 Strom Thurmond 21 North Myrtle Beach 63 Camden…

UPDATE – Large fire that was burning in Cayce area has been extinguished

Lexington County Fire Services Photos UPDATE: The fire has been extinguished. Preliminary investigation suggests a car battery was origin of fire. 50 cars damaged ~ $15,000 in damage A large fire is burning  in the 2200 block of the Charleston Highway, Cayce. On Friday afternoon, around 5 p.m. clouds of black smoke were rising from the blaze. The thick smoke could…

Lexington County working with Pawmetto Lifeline to handle cats

Pawmetto Lifeline Photo In an effort to address the stray cat population and reduce the euthanasia rate of cats in the county, Lexington County Council adopted an ordinance on June 26, implementing the Community Cat Program in Lexington County. The new arrangement was announced by Lexington County by press release Friday morning. The program, which will take effect on Oct….

Week 5 High School Football Preview by Tyler Cupp

Gray Collegiate QB Hunter Helms (GCA Photo) By Tyler Cupp It’s week five of the high school football season. Here is the preview for some of the Midlands’ big games. BROOKLAND-CAYCE (3-2) AT GRAY COLLEGIATE (4-1) -Game to be played at Sprit Communications Park in Columbia This year, Brookland-Cayce will take on the War Eagles of Gray Collegiate. The Bearcats…

Man, teen charged with making bombs after alleged threat to White Knoll Middle School

Peter John Munson (LCDC Photo) A Lexington County man and teenager have been charged with making homemade bombs after explosive materials were found at the man’s Leesville home. Peter John Munson, 57, was charged with possessing or threatening to use a destructive device, according to the arrest warrant. Munson turned himself in at the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department this morning….