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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…

House of Raeford plant fire in North Carolina not expected to affect Lexington County facilites

A fire that destroyed House of Raeford Farms “Wallace” (NC) processing plant will not affect much of the company’s operations in the Midlands. Alberton Volunteer Fire Department Photo. The fire happened early Sunday morning. No one was hurt, but the plant was lost. And about 675 workers now have no place to work. House of Raeford has a processing plant…

Six White Knoll High School soccer players injured in bus accident on I-20

There was a bus accident on I-20 and some White Knoll High School soccer players were injured, according to a press release from Mary Beth Hill, Lexington One’s Communications Director. According to Hill, Tuesday, evening, shortly before 5 p.m., a Lexington County School District One bus, transporting 18 White Knoll High School boy soccer players, three coaches and a bus driver…

21 “Travelers” plead guilty to racketeering

US Attorney Beth Drake said Tuesday that 21 defendants pleaded guilty to racketeering. The case is related to Murphy Village, in North Augusta. Those pleading guilty are: Hannah Carroll, Rose M. Mulholland, Kim Mulholland, Caroline Sherlock, Catherine Carroll, Anthony Carroll, Johnny M. Sherlock, Mary Rita Sherlock, Jimmy Gorman, Leslie Gorman, Leslie Ann Sherlock, Jimmy J. Carroll, Mary Costello, Mary Gorman…

Pine Ridge named in Top 20 safest places in South Carolina

The Town of Pine Ridge, in Lexington County,  has been named No. 5 on the Safest South Carolina places list, according to a SafeWise Report. The ranking is recognized by Homes.com, AngiesList, Mashable, Huffington Post and many other nationally recognized publications as a resource for people looking to relocate to South Carolina, said Vicki Miller, Pine Ridge Town Administrator Link: Safe Cities…

Cayce-West Columbia Chamber welcomes new members, Cayce American Legion speaker

Several new members of the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce were welcomed at the Chamber’s monthly Breakfast, Tuesday. New C-WC Chamber members. (Photos by Terry Ward.) New members announced are:  Chris Hass of Pollock Co.; Sue Love of Merchant Services Consultants; Summer Lee of Security Federal Bank; Cassandra Paden of the S.C. Federal Credit Union; and Melanie Wood, Rebecca…

Victim of fatal I-20 accident identified

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the person killed in the single vehicle accident that occurred just before 1 p.m. on Monday. The accident occurred on Interstate 20 at mile marker 61 in Lexington County. Fisher reported that Kari Grace Brown, 29, of Taylors  died at the scene from multiple body trauma. The 2006 GMC truck in which she was a passenger…

Lexington mayor in crash after traffic patrols increased

Postal vehicle in Lexington wreck. (LPD Photo.) Lexington police announced an increase in the number of patrols this week on some of the town’s busy roads. On the first day of the ramped up traffic enforcement, Lexington Mayor Steve MacDougall was involved in a multiple-vehicle collision. The Monday and Tuesday extra patrols include traffic enforcement saturation and safety checkpoints, according…

Drain the Columbia swamp the focus at Trump rally

1/5 Rev. Leon Winn of Sumter. Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Some held signs, and there was lots of security at the event. Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Rich Bolen, Lexington attorney and Trump supporter. Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis was the only elected official at the rally. Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Some of the…

22 “Travelers” to enter guilty pleas, Tuesday

Racketeering case

According to a release from the office of U.S. Attorney Beth Drake, 22 defendants are scheduled to enter guilty pleas in the Traveler Racketeering case. The “change of plea” hearings have been scheduled for the 22 defendants who were previously indicted on racketeering charges arising from a criminal enterprise that operates in the North Augusta area of South Carolina. The hearings…

First Tee of Columbia Children’s Golf Sessions registration until March 3

The First Tee of Columbia Spring Golf Sessions for Children The deadline to register is Friday, March 3. Registration is accepted online at www.TheFirstTeeColumbia.org or in person at the James E. Clyburn Golf Center.   The First Tee of Columbia at the James E. Clyburn Golf Center will hold its Spring Golf Session for children ages 5-17 from March 14 through…

S.C. AG calls Human Trafficking Task Force meeting for Friday

Assistant AG Marie Sazehn, Human Trafficking Program Coordinator, speaks at a meeting in 2015. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson has called a Human Trafficking Task Force meeting. It is scheduled for 10 a.m. until noon on Friday, at the City of West Columbia Municipal Complex 200 N. 12th Street, West Columbia. The task force will meet to discuss updates,…