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Residence Inn opens across from Lexington Medical Center

Residence Inn by Marriott in the greater West Columbia, Lexington area has opened. (ColaDaily Photos) The new 108-room Residence Inn by Marriott in the greater West Columbia, Lexington area has opened. Clancy Cipkala, managing partner and CEO of Solara Hospitality based in Columbia announced the opening Thursday. “Based on its location directly across from the Lexington Medical Center on Highway…

Preview of Week 2 of high school football games, with schedule of Midlands games

By Tyler Cupp Week 2 of the High School Football season brings its fair share of intrigue, and now the added threat of incoming severe weather it becomes all the more interesting. A slew of games in the area have been moved to Thursday. Fort Dorchester at Dutch Fork (Friday at 7:30) This undoubtedley is the main event this upcoming…

Lexington County man, 24, arrested on child pornography charges

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Derek Jordan Amick, 24, of Leesville He was arrested on two charges connected to the exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Attorney General’s Office, also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force,…

Columbia’s Agustin family stuck in Houston hotel room by floods of Hurricane Harvey

Streets of Houston. Photos  by Kathleen Agustin What was supposed to be a trip to Houston to see family, has turned into a marooned situation for Kathleen Agustin and her parents. Agustin is the owner of Columbia’s PAG Marketing. She and her parents Celso and Mercy Agustin, arrived in Houston last Wednesday (Aug. 23.) Kathleen Agustin “We didn’t anticipate Hurricane Harvey…

Pictures from the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Breakfast

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Lexington man arrested after argument over child’s early dismissal

A Lexington man has been arrested after he was accused of causing a disturbance Tuesday afternoon at Saxe Gotha Elementary School. Timothy William Browning, 30, is charged with disturbing a school after he attempted to dismiss his child minutes before the regularly scheduled dismissal time, according to deputies. Browning became disruptive in the school office and near his child’s classroom. Browning Browning…

USC releases transcript of Will Muschamp press conference previewing NC St. game

USC Athletics Graphic University of South Carolina head football coach Will Muschamp held a press conference today to preview the Gamecocks’ opener on Saturday against NC State. Attached are some selected quotes from the presser. The press conference can be seen in its entirety at Link to Will Muschamp Press Conference Muschamp Press Conference – 8/29/17 – Week #1 – NC State Opening…

Setzler says Quail Hollow, River’s Edge taken off Carolina Crossroads list

Residents are breathing a sigh of relief as of Tuesday. Quail Hollow and River’s Edge, two West Columbia neighborhoods on either side of I-26 near Lexington Medical Center, had been on the list of possible routes for the Carolina Crossroads, a proposed malfunction junction alternative. Malfunction junction is the highly congested Columbia intersection at I-20/I-26/I-126. The SCDOT has named fixing…

Heroes In Blue’s Kassy Alia speaks at Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Breakfast

Kassy Alia. (ColaDaily photo)  Kassy Alia is the widow of Greg Alia. She spoke Tuesday morning at the Greater Cayce-West-Columbia Chamber Breakfast. It was held at Stone River in West Columbia. Greg Alia was killed, his wife said, in September of  2015 while on his job as a police officer for the Forest Acres Police Department. “Greg was everything to…

16-year-old missing since Wednesday, has been found

A 16-year-old female missing since Wednesday, has been found, according to an update from the Cayce Department of Public Safety. On Monday, the Cayce Department of Public Safety is requesting the public’s assistance with locating 16-year-old Heidi Lara. She has been reported missing by her family. She failed to return home from school on Wednesday. Heidi is approximately 5’6” tall, weighs 120 pounds,…

Two Lexington County teens charged in vandalism case at Lexington High School

Two Lexington County teens have been charged in a vandalism case at Lexington High School. Dominic Herrera Croswell and Larry Tyshont Melvin, both 17, are charged with malicious injury to property after shattering several windows at Lexington High and some windows of school vehicles after school hours last week, according to arrest warrants. Croswell and Melvin have been released from…

Lexington County Fire reports one injured in Sunday fire

Lexington County Fire photo One person was transported to a local hospital following a mobile-home fire that broke out Sunday afternoon in the 100 block of Pinestraw Circle, near Red Bank. Lexington County Fire Service and EMS were dispatched just after 1:15 p.m. in reference to a mobile home fire. Upon arrival, first responders observed heavy flames and smoke coming…

Great Southern Homes gives away a boat

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Coroner identifies moped passenger killed on U.S. 321 near Swansea

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died when a moped was struck by a pickup truck early Sunday morning. The accident occurred at approximately 2:10 a.m. on U.S. 321 in the Swansea area. According to Fisher, Jessica Lynn Dunn, 26, was the passenger on a moped that was hit from behind by a 2005 Dodge pickup…

“Kids are fighting cancer” Children’s Chance rally on State House steps Sunday

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Crews search for missing man on Lake Murray, missing man identified

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, and other search crews, are looking for a missing man on Lake Murray after a neighbor a found a four-year-old girl in a boat by herself, Friday. The child was not injured, but the child’s father was not in the boat. DNR is treating the incident as a fatal boating accident. DNR has…

1 person killed, another airlifted in Lexington County after truck hits moped

One person died early Sunday morning after the moped the person was on was struck by a pickup truck. The accident happened at around 2:10 a.m. on US 321 near Toole Smith Road, according to Lance Cpl. Matt Southern of the S.C. Highway Patrol. The person killed was riding on the back of a moped that was struck from behind…

Latin Festival rocks Columbia’s Main Street

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Soda City Comic Con draws diverse characters

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Pedestrian killed in Lexington hit-and-run, is identified

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified a pedestrian who was killed due to being struck by a motor vehicle in the early morning hours of Friday. The incident took place on on U.S. 378 in Lexington. According to Fisher, Ms. Aubrey Rose Rucker, 21, of Lexington was walking along the road when she was struck by an unidentified vehicle…

Filing has closed for Lexington County municipal elections, see list of candidates

Some mayors in Lexington County municipalities are facing challenges, along with some council members.  Filing for municipal elections closed at noon, Friday. The general election for municipal offices  is Nov. 8. Below is a list of filers and the office for which they filed, and the municipality. Town of Irmo, Council Kathy Condom Robert Wessinger Ed Wadelington C Brent Chitwood Barry…

Friday night high school football scores

Ben Lippen 53, Heathwood Hall 6 Brookland-Cayce 42, Airport 21 Dreher 38, Columbia 6 Fairfield Central 49, Keenan 12 Gilbert 37, Batesburg-Leesville 13 Gray Collegiate 47, Calhoun County 14 Irmo 49, J.L. Mann 7 Lexington 21, A.C. Flora 0 Newberry 36, Ninety-Six 20 Orangeburg Prep 19, Cardinal Newman 7 Patrick Henry 36, WW King 14 Richland Northeast 35, Swansea 21…

Chapin small business workshop held to help those affected by VC Summer shut down

Photo of workshop by Sandy Coots. The Town of Chapin and the South Carolina Small Business Development Center held a workshop, Thursday, for small businesses. A small group – about a dozen people – attended the morning event offering planning tools as well as the opportunity to network. The workshop targeted businesses affected by the recent shut down of construction…

I-20 eastbound exit ramp, at SC 6, to be closed overnight Friday

The South Carolina Department of Transportation  announced Friday that the SC 6 Eastbound exit ramp (Exit 55) on Interstate 20 in Lexington County will be closed at midnight Friday, Aug. 25, until 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, for signal modifications. Motorists heading east who wish to take Exit 55 should proceed to Exit 58 and re-enter I-20 westbound to Exit 55….