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Columbia, West Columbia, Lexington, Richland County offices closed Monday for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

City of Columbia offices will be closed in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan.15 All recycling, garbage & yard waste pickup will remain on regular schedule during this holiday. Richland County Government offices will close Monday, Jan. 15 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The County’s C&D Landfill and Lower Richland Drop-off…

Mothers plan for March’s Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Gala

Mary Rickman and her husband Jay are this year’s recipients of the Living and Giving Award. By Karamie Sullivan There are three Lexington women who are passionate about funding for type one diabetes research. And they are doing everything they can to help find a cure for this autoimmune disease. These women are: Mary Rickman, Amber Bland, and Beth McCrary….

Man charged with 5 counts of attempted murder following house fire

Joseph Harry Riester. LCSD photo. A Columbia man has been charged with five counts of attempted murder after deputies said he set a Swansea home on fire with five people inside late Saturday night. Joseph Harry Riester, 48, entered the victims’ home on Jones Wire Road with a knife shortly before midnight, according to the arrest warrants. “The victims told…

SCE&G to test emergency sirens at Lake Murray, V.C. Summer Nuclear Station, Tuesday

SCE&G will conduct two separate tests of siren warning systems Tuesday (Jan. 9) in two separate Midlands locations. At noon, SCE&G will activate the siren warning system along the Lower Saluda River as part of the Lake Murray Dam emergency action plan. A full, three-minute sounding of the sirens is conducted on the second Tuesday of January each year. One-minute…

American Pickers looking for leads in South Carolina – contact info.

American Pickers, Mike and Frank want to pick in S.C. – American Pickers photo. Mike and Frank from The History Channel show American Picker are coming to the south, and South Carolina, this winter. The picking team is in search of picks, warm weather, and Southern hospitality. In addition to South Carolina, the pickers will be in Georgia and Florida…

Tidewater Boats of Lexington plans expansion, adding 100 jobs

Tidewater photo Tidewater Boats of Lexington plans a $8.3 million expansion. The growth of the company is expected to create 100 new jobs, according to a company press release. . A new satellite facility will be built for Tidewater’s larger model saltwater boats at 1 Brickyard Road near I-20 and U.S. 1 in Lexington. Tidewater was created in 2006 by…

1 killed, 1 injured in Lexington County car accident

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a single-vehicle accident. The accident occurred in the 2800 block of Calks Ferry Road near Pelion at approximately 2:15 a.m. on Friday. According to Fisher, Crystal Marie Padgett, 34, of Gaston was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the accident. Padgett’s…

Wells Fargo robbery on Saint Andrews Road, says sheriff’s department

Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a bank robbery Thursday, at the Wells Fargo bank at the corner of Saint Andrews Road and Bush River Road. There was an active search underway in the area for a male seen running from the Wells Fargo building. Bank staffers said the alleged robber  was wearing corduroy pants, a camouflage jacket and a…

West Columbia issues Christmas tree disposal information

The City of West Columbia has numerous options for disposing of your Christmas tree. It can be dropped off at a location below or the City of West Columbia Sanitation and Recycling Department will begin pick up the week of January 15. In partnership with the Lexington County Stormwater Consortium and Keep the Midlands Beautiful Grinding of the Greens program,…

Richland One schools on a 2-hour delay Thursday, others on normal schedule

NWS graphic Richland One will operate on a two-hour delayed start schedule for students Thursday. Richland School District Two will operate on a normal schedule on Thursday, January 4. Lexington County School District One schools will operate on a normal schedule Thursday. Lexington School District Two will operate on a normal schedule Thursday. Lexington-Richland 5, on regular schedule Thursday.

U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson outlines his legislative priorities for 2018

1/2Joe Wilson 5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Joe Wilson 2 Show Caption Hide Caption U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson and his wife Roxanne, Wednesday at his West Columbia office. ColaDaily photo. U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson  said Wednesday, he looks forward to backing the initiatives of President Donald Trump. Wilson (R-Springdale) was at his Sunset Boulevard office in West Columbia. It was part…

Snow expected in Columbia, advisory issued

NWS-Columbia Image The National Weather Service has revised its winter weather advisories to include Richland and Lexington counties, until 10 p.m. Forecasts call for snow to begin to fall around 2 p.m. and it could be more than an inch, locally. The winter weather advisory is in effect for Aiken, Kershaw, and Fairfield Counties, too. A Winter Weather Advisory for…

Lexington 1, Lexington 2, Lexington 3 schools dismiss staff early, cancel Wednesday activities

Lexington County School District One staff returned to work today, Wednesday. Students return to school Thursday. After carefully monitoring the weather situation, considering the possibility of a snow, ice mix this afternoon/evening and consulting with Lexington County and Lexington County Emergency Preparedness officials, Lexington County School District One will dismiss staff at 12:30 p.m., as a precaution. Lexington School District…

SCE&G has 1,000-plus employees to respond to weather-related power outages

SCE&G image From SCE&G Forecasts call for freezing rain, sleet and snow for most of SCE&G’s service territory Wednesday and through the evening. SCE&G announced that it has 1,000-plus company and contract employees prepared to respond, as ice can cause tree limbs to break, sometimes taking power lines and meter boxes down with them. Report outages at 1-888-333-4465 or via…

SCANA to be sold to Dominion Energy, SCE&G customers to get refunds, rate reduction

Dominion Energy photo. A Virginia-based power company is buying SCANA. The sale was announced Wednesday morning. Dominion Energy of Richmond, said it will purchase SCANA. The deal involves an all-stock merger. There are also plans to immediately refund South Carolina Electric and Gas customers who footed the bill for the failed nuclear reactors at the V.C. Summer power plant in…

Lexington County Animal Control issues citation to man after 2 dogs are killed

Lexington County Animal Control investigating after dogs killed Lexington County Animal Control officers are investigating a fatal dog attack after two family pets were killed. The incident occurred when several dogs belonging to a neighbor entered a home in the 3000 block of Wessinger Road Monday evening. A Lexington County Animal Control officer arrived at the home just after 7:30…

US Rep. Joe Wilson’s legislative priorities for 2018 tour is Wednesday

Joe Wilson speaking in Lexington County last week. Congressman Joe Wilson will announce his legislative priorities for 2018 during a tour of the second congressional district on Wednesday. The schedule for Congressman Wilson’s tour is as follows: 10:00 AM: Midlands Office of Congressman Joe Wilson 1700 Sunset Blvd (US 378), Suite 1 West Columbia, S.C. 29169   12:00 PM: Aiken Aiken County…

Close to half-a-million dollar bond set in Lexington County home invasion, shots fired incident

Morris, Thompson – LCSD photo. Bond has been set at close to half-a-million dollars, combined, for two men charged with several crimes, in Lexington County, after an alleged Saturday morning home invasion. A judge has set a $240,000 bond for Quintrell Morris, 18. The Hopkins resident is charged with: three counts of kidnapping, three counts of assault and battery, armed…

Woman, 82, dies in Lexington County vehicle accident

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a motor vehicle collision. The crash occurred at Amicks Ferry Road and Lake Tide Drive in Chapin at approximately 5:15 p.m. on Saturday. According to Fisher, Ms. Nelva S. Lindler, 82, of Chapin was pronounced dead at the scene. Lindler, a passenger, was in a…

No charges filed in fatal stabbing

No charges will be filed against a Gaston man for his involvement in a fatal stabbing at a Meadowfield Road home Thursday. Investigators from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department consulted with prosecutors from the 11th Circuit Solicitor’s Office and determined 21-year-old Joshua Rossman acted in self-defense during an altercation with 19-year-old Rayshawn Porterfield. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher said Porterfield…

Lexington Police conducting check points

The Lexington Police Department will be conducting a Public Safety Checkpoint in the Town of Lexington on Friday. Officers will be conducting the checkpoint in response to collision incidents, citizen traffic complaints, and previous enforcement in this area focused on speeding and unsafe driving practices. Officers will be checking driver’s licenses, vehicle registration, and insurance requirements. Officers from agencies in…

Teen is the victim in fatal stabbing, coroner identifies

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a homicide. It occurred shortly after 2 p.m. on Thursday, in the 700 block of Meadowfield Road in Gaston. According to Coroner Fisher, Mr. Rayshawn Q. Porterfield, 19, of Gaston was pronounced dead at the scene after being stabbed in the upper body. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating,…

2017 traffic fatalities fewer in Richland County, higher in Lexington County

With just one more weekend left in 2017, statistics reveal that there were fewer, by far, traffic fatalities in Richland County this year, than the year before. In 2016, 68 people died on Richland County roads, according to the S.C. Department of Public Safety. In 2017, as of Thursday, 47 people had died on Richland County roads. That’s 21 fewer…

Lexington Sheriff’s Department investigating a stabbing death

The Lexington Sheriff’s Department is investigating a reported stabbing in the 700 block of Meadowfield Road, near Gaston. One suspect in custody. The suspect was apprehended by deputies close to crime scene after a brief search. Based on the information investigators have gathered early on at the scene, the male victim and the male suspect knew each other. It was…

Nephron gives 600-plus employees a 5% pay raise due to federal tax cuts

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