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SC Attorney General, Richland County Sheriff announce indictments against 15

SC AG Alan Wilson S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson announced State Grand Jury indictments related to criminal gang activity and a major drug trafficking conspiracy Wednesday. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott accompanied Wilson as the indictments were announced. According to Wilson, the allegations in the indictments describe an armed gang that carried out a long-running conspiracy which brought in hundreds…

Greater Lexington Chamber’s 9th Annual Spring Oyster Roast is Thursday

The Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Board’s 9th Annual Spring Oyster Roast is from 6 pm. until 10 p.m. Thursday at The Grove on Augusta (formerly Harmon’s Tree Farm.) The Annual Spring Oyster Roast, presented by Lexington Medical Center, is one of the Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center’s signature spring events you don’t want to miss. While you eat…

Lexington High School shuts out defending Class 5A champion J.L. Mann in girls soccer

Lexington High School senior Brooke Power battles J.L. Mann’s Kylie Feniger in the second half on Wednesday. Photo by Thomas Grant Jr. Nearly two years have passed since Megan Classer’s goal in sudden death gave Lexington the Class 4A girls’ soccer championship over J.L. Mann. The two teams met Wednesday for the first time since that final at Irmo High…

Lexington County Museum director tells of county’s Native American history

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Clerk shot in robbery of mini-mart on Platt Springs Road

A clerk at the U.S. Mini Mart on Platt Springs Road was shot last night during an armed robbery, according to a report from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. Two suspects fled from the store on foot. Their direction was unknown. Crime scene investigators responded to the store to collect evidence, including security video. Deputies are reviewing the video as…

USC’s Rudy Mancke hosts nature talk on the first day of spring

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2 Lexington County schools named Palmetto’s Finest

Chapin Middle in Chapin. Five schools have been named the 2018 Palmetto’s Finest Schools. They are: Batesburg-Leesville Elementary in Batesburg-Leesville, Lexington District Three Joseph R. Pye Elementary in Ladson, Dorchester District Two Chapin Middle in Chapin, Lexington-Richland District Five Chapman High in Inman, Spartanburg District One Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology in Darlington, Darlington County Schools About…

Lexington County to use CodeRED Emergency Alert System

In an effort to deliver effective and timely public safety information during a natural or man-made emergency, the County of Lexington Department of Public Safety will be utilizing the CodeRED emergency alert system. This system provides the County’s public safety officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas, or the entire County, during an emergency event. The system…

Fire possibly caused by weather displaces 3, family pet lost

LCFS photo. Lexington County 911 dispatched Lexington County Fire Service and EMS personnel to a residential structure fire that displaced three people and claimed the life of a family pet in the 1700 block of Crystal Lane in South Congaree early Tuesday morning. Upon arrival, firefighters observed heavy flames and smoke coming from the roof of the residence. Firefighters were…

Multiple vehicles struck by objects on I-26, Lexington County deputies investigating

Lexington County deputies are investigating multiple incidents of vehicles struck by objects while traveling under an overpass on Interstate 26 Sunday night. “Between about 10:50 and right after midnight last night, we received four reports of objects striking vehicles traveling west on I-26 near the Old Wire Road overpass,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Fortunately, nobody was seriously hurt…

Man killed in Berryhill Road shooting is identified by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a fatal shooting. The shooting occurred at approximately 9:10 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of Berryhill Road in Columbia. According to Fisher, Mr. Brian Jovon Rogers, 36, of Columbia was pronounced dead at the scene as the result of an apparent gunshot wound to the upper body. The investigation…

Lexington Lidl scheduled to open in April

Lidl grocery store in Lexington There’s a new building that is catching the eye of many drivers down Hwy 378 in Lexington. This oddly-shaped venue is the site of Lidl grocery store. The franchise originated Germany. The Lexington store is at 5215 Sunset Boulevard. Lidl will hold hold its grand opening Thursday, April 5. According to the company’s website, there…

1 dies after 2 are shot in Lexington County

Call location- LCSD graphic. Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call from Berryhill Road Sunday night regarding someone being shot in an apartment complex parking lot. A second call came in a short time later about a second person who had been shot in the parking lot of an adjacent apartment complex. The first person reported as shot, a…

Lexington High alumni, Midlands’ players featured in North-South All-Star basketball game

Chapin boys’ basketball coach Mark Snelgrove and South MVP Grant Singleton. Special to ColaDaily.com Saturday’s 70th annual North-South All-Star Game at Lexington High School pitted two head boys’ basketball coaches who were also alumnus. While neither South coach Mark Snelgrove of Chapin High School and North coach Thomas Ryan of 2-time Class 5A champion Dorman ever played at the new…

Car runs into house in Chapin

Lexington County Public Safety responded to a vehicle versus structure call, Saturday. It was in the Southwood community of Chapin. Upon arrival, the driver was still inside the vehicle, but uninjured. Lexington County Fire Service personnel safely removed the driver. The occupants of the house were also unharmed. Lexington County photo. 

Gaston man sentenced to life-plus-30-years for Lexington County murder and rape

Coffey Eleventh Circuit Solicitor Rick Hubbard announced Friday that 44-year-old Peter Lynn Coffey of Gaston was convicted of the 2015 murder and rape of Joanne White Taylor, 60, of Lexington County. The jury deliberated for an hour-and-a-half before returning the guilty verdict, convicting Coffey of murder and criminal sexual conduct in the first degree. The Honorable Judge Knox R. McMahon…

Lexington 2 District Office, B Avenue Arts Center being sold for $4.32 million

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Lexington grads to coach in Saturday’s High School North-South All-Star basketball game

Lexington High School boys’ basketball coach Bailey Harris presents Dorman High School head coach and former Wildcat player Thomas Ryan the commerative game ball from the S.C. High School League Class 5A championship game on March 2 at Colonial Life Arena. Ryan’s Cavaliers defeated Irmo 44-33 to repeat as champions. Coaches Thomas Ryan of Dorman and Mark Snelgrove of Chapin…

Lexington County coroner identifies man killed in West Columbia crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in  a single-vehicle accident. It occurred in the 300 block of Glenn Road in West Columbia at approximately  5:25 p.m. Tuesday. According to  Fisher, Mr. Shakel Duane Cannon, 23, of Gaston was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the accident. Cannon’s vehicle left the right…

Chris Wooten defeats Anne Marie Eckstorm Green in House 69 seat race

Chris Wooten speaking at a House Seat 69 candidates forum. Republican Chris Wooten defeats Anne Marie Eckstorm Green for S.C. House 69 seat with 1,655 votes to 1,319 votes. Wooten won 56 percent to 44 percent. The two competed in a GOP primary runoff. The results are unofficial from Lexington County voter office Director Dean Crepes. House Seat 69 is…

New West Columbia Fire Chief Chris Smith settles into his role

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Senior Rides organization reaches out for volunteers

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Person airlifted from Lexington County plant with life-threatening injuries

The Lexington County Fire Service and Lexington County EMS responded to an entrapment at the Diamond Pet Food plant in Gaston at 11:30 a.m. LCFS and LCEMS extricated and stabilized a patient, who was then airlifted via LifeLine helicopter to a local hospital. The person extracted sustained life-threatening injuries, according to a Lexington County report. Lexington County photo. 

Lexington District One bus in accident, 1 student taken to hospital 

At about 6:30 a.m., Tuesday, a Lexington County School District One school bus was involved in an accident while traveling on Calks Ferry Road toward Two Notch Road. The bus driver and 22 elementary students were on board when the collision took place at 1650 Calks Ferry Road. As a precaution, one fifth-grade student was transported to Lexington Medical Center…