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LaVie Pregnancy Care Center offers help in Lexington

Pictured: Pastor Bob Helton, St. Matthews Lutheran Church; Linda Brown, Executive Director, LaVie Pregnancy Care Center; Andrea Colt, Office Administrator, LaVie Pregnancy Care Center; Chris Petty, Lexington Chamber of Commerce; and Robin Bowers, Executive Director, LICS. Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce photo. LaVie Pregnancy Care Center opened Lexington County in November. It’s the county’s only pregnancy care center. The center…

Lexington High students help brighten holidays for deployed soldiers with local connections

Deployed family members of students Bailee A. Bishop, Kayleigh H. Russ, and Charles A. and Philip J. Zuebert will receive the boxes to share with their units. Lexington High School students and staff brought a little extra cheer to the holiday season by showing support for their own. LHS’s Students in Action, School Council, Lexington One Community Coalition and Key…

Cayce-West Columbia Holiday Parade of Lights in photos

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Man killed in Lexington County crash is identified by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual killed in a motor vehicle collision, Friday morning. The crash occurred on US 321 at Glenn Road in West Columbia at approximately 10 a.m. According to Fisher, Louis Connelley, 72, of Swansea was traveling toward Gaston on US 321 when he struck the side of a tractor trailer that was crossing…

Reminder: Cayce – West Columbia Holiday Parade of Lights is 5:30 p.m., Saturday

The Greater Cayce – West Columbia Holiday Parade of Lights is Saturday at 5:30 p.m. And remember, the parade begins in Cayce, not West Columbia, like before. This year, the route will begin in front of the Cayce Municipal Complex at 1800 12th Street. According to Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce Director of Operations Cory Harrison, the lights parade…

Vickie Lovett’s Pretty Pictures Photography cuts ribbon at new location

The ribbon cutting ceremony for Pretty Pictures Photography was held Dec. 1. Pretty Pictures Photography and owner Vickie Lovett will operate in a studio withing the Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce building at 1006 12th Street, Cayce. Pictured are Vickie Lovett. Cayce Mayor Elise Partin, C-WC Chamber Board President Dondee Lewis, Bruce (Vickie’s husband) John Banks of the Chamber. also…

Fatal collision reported in Lexington County

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reporting a fatal collision in Lexington County. The crash occurred at at 10 a.m. at the intersection of US 321 and Glenn Road, according to Lance Cpl. David Jones of the SCHP. Jones said a the driver of a 2007 Chevrolet pickup was headed south on 321 and the tractor-trailer was headed east on Glenn…

Lexington man charged with attempted murder after alleged machete attack

Ezra Foster – LCSD photo Lexington County deputies arrested a man early Thursday morning after responding to a stabbing that happened during a domestic incident on Cochin Court. Ezra Foster, 32, is charged with attempted murder and possessing a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants. “According to information we gathered at the scene, Foster attacked the victim with a…

Bojangles’ Bash high school basketball tournament kicks off – scores

Click for link The Bojangles’ Bash high school basketball tournament kicked off Thursday. It’s being played at Ridge View High School and features some of the top teams in prep hoops. On Thursday; Westwood defeated Keenan 56-39; Rock Creek beat Ridge View 50-47; and Huntington Prep defeated Orangeville 77-61. The Friday game schedule is as follows: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8 6:00 PM –…

Lexington prostitution sting results in arrests for child sex trafficking

Woodard, Cuyler – LPD photos The Lexington Police Department has arrested India Tykeyeh Cuyler, 23, and Donnell Salethian Woodard,29, both from Columbia, during a prostitution investigation. Chief Police Chief Terrence Green announced the arrests, Thursday. On Nov. 21, officers from the Lexington Police Department, along with agents from the Lexington County Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team task force, conducted a prostitution…

Nephron Pharmaceuticals expanding its Lexington County facility, adding 125 jobs

Nephron- ColaDaily photo. Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a manufacturer of sterile inhalation and 503B outsourcing medications, today announced a $12.5 million expansion to add 36,000 square feet of manufacturing space. The new investment is expected to create 125 new jobs by June. “The improvement of the facility will help us meet our commitment to solve the critical problem of drug supply…

Lake Murray Country Souvenir Shoppe holds ribbon cutting

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SCE&G dedicates Otarre Solar Park in Cayce

SCE&G Photos SCE&G dedicated the Otarre Solar Park in Cayce Tuesday. Otarre Solar Park developer TIG Sun Energy and project builder Hannah Solar Government Services participated in the dedication ceremony. With the implementation of the Otarre Solar Park  SCE&G said it is meeting the utility-scale solar goal set forth by the South Carolina Distributed Resource Program Act, or Act 236. To…

Lexington County deputies capture man wanted by feds

LCSD photo. Lexington County deputies apprehended a man wanted on a federal charge Tuesday after an hours-long search near Lake Murray. Brandon Gentle, 32, was wanted on a federal court bond violation out of Huntsville, Alabama. The original charge for which he’d received bond is conspiracy to distribute dangerous drugs-prescription narcotics. “One of our deputies responded to a call overnight about a…

“Jesus is His Name,” Christmas play, begins Friday, in South Congaree

Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon, Fisher and US Rep. Joe Wilson. By Karamie Sullivan “This Man Called Jesus,” ran for 25 years every December in the Midlands area. The last “This Man Called Jesus” play was presented  in 2012. Since it is no longer presented,  some of the play’s fans have been disheartened.  That is why a new version of the…

Riverbanks Zoo receives male tapir to go with endangered female

Malayan tapir – zoo photos Riverbanks Zoo and Garden’s female Malayan tapir now has a new mate as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Malayan Tapir Species Survival Plan. For nearly 40 years, SSP programs have helped ensure the continued existence of endangered animals through breeding and transfer plans. 21-year-old Pulau came to Riverbanks from the Ellen Trout…

3 men arrested after separate Sunday night shootings

Three men are under arrest after two unrelated shooting incidents Sunday in the Columbia area of Lexington County. Garrie Brown, 27, and Channing Dixon, 26, are charged with burglary, criminal conspiracy and possessing a weapon during a violent crime after shots were fired during an attempted robbery shortly after 5:30 Sunday evening inside an apartment on Berryhill Road, according to…

S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis recognizes Oak Grove students for financial literacy

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Town of Lexington to close roads Sunday for Christmas parade

Lexington  Police Chief Terrence Green would like to notify the Town of Lexington community of preferred parking areas, road closures, and detours that will be in effect during the Town of Lexington Christmas Parade on Sunday. The annual parade will use the route of Haywood Avenue to West Main Street to North Lake Drive to West Butler Street. Roadways on…

Woman claimed to be kidnapped, say deputies, arrested in Florida with homeless companion

Melanie Martin A Lexington County woman has been arrested in Florida after admitting she was not kidnapped, but willingly crisscrossed four states this week with a homeless traveling companion. Melanie Martin, 40, and Andrew Douglas, 28, are charged with blackmail for conspiring to lead Martin’s husband to believe Douglas kidnapped her, according to arrest warrants. Martin’s husband reported her as a…

Serious injuries, felony DUI result of crash in Cayce Thursday night

Several onlookers came out after a crash occurred in Cayce Thursday night. The collision happened in front of the Neighborhood Market Walmart in Cayce where Knox-Abbott Drive and Charleston Highway meet. Fire crews, EMS and law enforcement were on the scene. At approximately 9:47 p.m, officers from the Cayce Department of Public Safety responded to a serious motor vehicle collision that…

“Christmas in Cayce” kicks off Thursday night with tree lighting

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The signs of West Columbia’s Riverwalk reveal local history

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Tyler Cupp previews Dutch Fork vs Dorman 5A State Championship high school football game

Dutch Fork football team – GoFlashWin.com photos – Click for link By Tyler Cupp DUTCH FORK (12-1) VS DORMAN (12-2) Well, here we are. It has finally come down to this. At noon on Saturday, two high school teams will battle to be named champion at Williams-Brice Stadium. The Dutch Fork Silver Foxes and Dorman Cavaliers have become two of the Palmetto…