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Victim in fatal Richland County crash is identified

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died as a result of being involved in a single-vehicle collision at 1:27 a.m. yesterday. The collision occurred at Farrow and Parklane Roads, Columbia. Antwone L. Davenport, 51, of Platt Springs Road, West Columbia, was an unrestrained passenger who was ejected from the vehicle and died at…

Chapin confident of lacrosse title chances heading into Bishop England rematch

Chapin’s Jordan Green (PHOTO BY THOMAS GRANT JR.) Special to ColaDaily A 2018 state championship was all but guaranteed last year by Chapin girls’ lacrosse coach Jen Green. And that was after a Class 4A final loss to Bishop England on her home field. Chapin plays Bishop England in a rematch on April 7. That confidence level remains as the…

Gov. Henry McMaster hosts First Annual S.C. Vietnam War Veterans Day

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Airport High School Principal resigns

Airport High School Principal Brad Coleman has resigned, about a six weeks after he was put on administrative leave. Coleman submitted his resignation at a meeting of the Lexington School District Two Board Thursday afternoon. The resignation is official as of June 30. Coleman had been put on administrative leave in February. The district has not revealed why he was…

Rainbow Drive bridge to be open Oct. 31, says SCDOT

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is working to replace the bridge on Rainbow Drive over Interstate 26 in Springdale. According to the SCDOT, the work schedule on the bridge has been slowed due to an unforeseen utility delay and the necessary reallocation of resources toward an emergency bridge repair (to the Leaphart Road Bridge, which is now open.)…

Luxury apartments coming to Cayce’s Guignard Brickworks property

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Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies on administrative leave for SLED investigation

Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon has placed four deputies on paid administrative leave while SLED investigates the incident on I-26, in which an armed assailant was shot and killed. Placing deputies on administrative leave, like the SLED investigation, is standard procedure when there is an officer-involved shooting.

Armed subject fatally shot on I-26 is identified by coroner

Robert Shaw- LCSD photo. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the armed subject who was fatally shot by deputies at 2:40 p.m., Wednesday, The shooting took place following a negotiation conducted on the side of Interstate 26 eastbound near exit 113 in Lexington County. The incident resulted in the closing down of I-26 for hours, Wednesday. Traffic was detoured….

Armed suspect killed after hours-long standoff on I-26, Wednesday

Scene of incident- LCSD photo. An armed suspect, who was chased by deputies and allegedly refused to get out of his vehicle, has been killed after an hours-long standoff on I- 26. Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said the chase started in southern Lexington County, near Swansea, Wednesday morning. Law enforcement units chased the suspect in the westbound lanes of…

I-26 shut down after armed suspect refuses to get out of his car

1/3LCSD 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3LCSD 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3LCSD Show Caption Hide Caption I-26 was shutdown in both directions around noon, Wednesday, just east of exit 113 after a pursuit ended. The shut down occurred after an armed subject refused to get out of his car. The armed subject is wanted on a failure to appear…

Lexington man, 69, charged with criminal sexual conduct with minor under 11

David Parker- LCSD photo. Lexington County detectives have arrested a man in connection to two separate criminal sexual conduct with a minor charges. David Parker, 69, is charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 11 and criminal sexual conduct with a victim between 11-14, according to arrest warrants. “Based on information detectives have…

Man appears to have been badly beaten in Lexington County, information sought

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is looking for clues in connection to an incident that involves an injured man. Last Friday, a man in his early 60s  went out in front of his Wesley Court home around 5:30 a.m. to get his newspaper. His wife eventually found him in the road in front of the house with significant injuries to…

Special Olympians rally, celebrate inclusion at the State House

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Lexington defeats Dutch Fork as Howlett Ks 10

Lexington pitcher Jonathan Howlett. Photo by Thomas Grant Jr. Special to ColaDaily It’s been a good week for Lexington High School pitchers, past and present. The Citadel’s Jordan Buster, a righthander for the Wildcats’ 2013 state championship team, earned Southern Conference Pitcher of the Week honors after performances in victories over the University of South Carolina and Western Carolina. On…

Man gets 50 years for sexually assaulting 2 minors in case prosecuted by 11th Circuit Solicitor

Matthew Darazs- Solicitors office photo. Matthew Darazs, of Irmo, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Lexington County General Sessions Court to sexually assaulting two minors over the course of several years. Darazs, 39, pleaded guilty to three counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor – 2nd degree and one count of Assault and Battery – 1st degree. Circuit Court Judge William…

Lexington High tennis team having a good year

Lexington High junior Mehul Jain. (PHOTO COURTESY OF GOFLASHWIN.COM) Special to ColaDaily.com The Lexington High School tennis team is on a roll. The Wildcats are 5-0 in Region 5-5A and undefeated on the road. The only home loss on, March 20, wa  to Class 4A Lower State runner-up A.C. Flora, in a 7-1 season. That loss was followed the next…

Club Pilates, Wayback Burgers and Wings Place open in Lexington Square

Lexington Square from the air. Club Pilates, Wayback Burgers and Wings Place have joined the lineup at Lexington Square, the commercial development on Sunset Boulevard of S.J. Collins Enterprises. The three new retailers are projected to open this year. A nearly 50,000-square-foot Lowes Foods grocery store opened at the retail center last year. The merchants open now include Clean Juice,…

Changes come for Bogart’s restaurant with move

Brooke See and Jason Jones of Bogart’s It’s been a year-and-a-half since Bogart’s restaurant moved to Platt Springs Center in Three Fountains. The popular spot was opened by Jason Jones in Triangle City in 2001. Jason is a Brookland-Cayce High School graduate, and Bogart’s had become a landmark at 530 12th Street in West Columbia. But the old Bogart’s building…

Incident at Lexington County motel ends peacefully with arrest

A Lexington man surrendered to Lexington County deputies about 1:30 Sunday morning after being holed up in his motel room during a standoff that lasted more than four hours. Deputies received a tip 29-year-old James Slaton, who was wanted on a grand larceny arrest warrant out of York County, was staying at the Red Roof Inn on Berryhill Road Saturday…

Lexington County Coroner identifies victim of I-26 vehicle fatality

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a vehicle collision near mile marker 106 on Interstate 26 eastbound, just after midnight, Sunday.According to Fisher, Ms. Sydney Jordan Burnsed, 20, of Blythewood was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the collision. Burnsed’s vehicle was traveling in the left lane when it struck a…

Crowds flock to Tartan Day South

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Marshall Tucker, Columbia’s blind piano tuner, not the band

His name has been around the world

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Town of Pine Ridge no longer has police chief, police officer, issues press release

The Town of Pine Ridge is no longer employing Pine Ridge interim Police Chief Eddie Powell and Police Officer Johnathan Carswell. The two were separated from the department at an impromptu Pine Ridge Town Council meeting, Thursday night. Demotion, discipline or release of an employee were items included on the executive session agenda that was published before the meeting. Late…

Tylar Rose formal wear store holds ribbon-cutting in West Columbia

1/3Tylar Rose 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Tylar Rose 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Tylar Rose 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Tylar Rose, a formal wear store, held a “Business After Hours and Ribbon Cutting” Thursday with the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce. Tylar Rose is at 1230 C Avenue, West Columbia. Pictured are: Left to right: Brianna Bailey,…

Lexington County Coroner identifies man killed in crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a vehicle accident. It occurred in the 1900 block of Woodtrail Drive in Gaston at approximately 10:35 p.m. on Thursday. According to Fisher, William Timothy Mixon, 49, of Gaston was pronounced dead at the scene. Mixon’s vehicle left the road, he lost control, and his vehicle overturned. Mixon,…