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Town of Lexington to close roads Saturday for St. Patrick’s Shamrock Parade

There will be several road closures in downtown Lexington on Saturday, for the St. Patrick’s Shamrock Parade, according to Police Chief Terrence Green. The road closures and detours will begin at noon with the closure of West Butler Street, from Columbia Avenue to North Church Street, along with Haygood Street and part of Meetze Street, to allow those involved in…

City of West Columbia releases rendering, announces open date, of park for children of all abilities

City of West Columbia rendering of new park- click to enlarge. The City of West Columbia is planning an all-inclusive enabling playground and parking area near the West Columbia Riverwalk and Amphitheater. The expected opening date for the park is in the Fall of 2018. Mayor Pro-Tem Tem Miles and the West Columbia City Council received a $250,000 special grant,…

Fire destroys Lexington County house

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New 10,000-sq. ft. “Steel Hands” production brewery coming to Cayce

1/4Groundbreaking Wednesday morning Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Steel Hands Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Steel Hands 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Steel Hands 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Plans for Steel Hands Brewing were announced Wednesday morning groundbreaking at 2350 Foreman St. in Cayce. The new business is expected to be completed by the fall of 2018. It is described as…

Teen killed in crash on Pond Branch Road is identified by Lexington County coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a single vehicle accident on Pond Branch Road near Ben Franklin Road. The accident occured just before 6 p.m., Tuesday. According to Fisher, Eboney Latavia Harris, 17, of Leesville was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the accident.  Miss Harris’s vehicle left…

Iranian hot tea, falafel featured at food fair in South Congaree – Pine Ridge

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1 killed in Lexington County crash

A driver was killed Tuesday in a crash in Lexington County. The incident took place on Pond Branch Road near Ben Franklin Road, according to Lance Cpl. Matt Southern of the S.C. Highway Patrol. The single-vehicle crash involved a 2013 Nissan. Southern said the driver of the vehicle was traveling west and ran off the right side of the road….

Dreams coming true – Central S.C. Habitat for Humanity building 3 homes in Cayce

Tina, Jamecia and Katona – Photo by Allen Wallace. A dream years in the making is about to come true for three local families, thanks to their own hard work and support from their community. Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity launched its Spring Blitz Monday in Cayce, and by day’s end three new homes had already begun to take…

Weekend of Champions recap – 5 Midlands teams win crowns

GoGlashwin.com Photo. Click for link Five Midlands teams take home crowns in the state championships The Weekend of Champions in high school basketball is in the books. It was a great 2 days of basketball at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia. From all accounts it was one of the better turn outs in recent memory. Fans from all over…

Man killed in Lexington County motorcycle accident is identified

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a motorcycle accident.The crash occurred in the 400 block of Longs Pond Road in Lexington just after midnight Saturday. According to Fisher, Mr. Charles Devant Mengedoht, 33, of Lexington was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the accident.  Mengedoht, who was not…

West Columbia man, 76, gets 45 years for killing wife

Marion C. Wilkes – Solicitor’s office photos Marion C. Wilkes, 76, has been convicted of murder by a Lexington County jury following a week long trial. Wilkes was sentenced to 45 years for the stabbing and beating death of his wife, Susan Reynolds Wilkes, on June 11, 2014. Eleventh Circuit Chief Administrative Judge Eugene C. Griffith, Jr. imposed the sentence…

3-year-old, mother killed in Lexington County crash

Two people were killed in a Lexington County vehicle crash, Friday morning. The collision involved a Nissan and a Freightliner truck. Mesia Alonda Johnson, 32, of Leesville was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries from the collision. Cavon Cannon, 3, was taken to a local hospital where he died from the injuries he received in the accident.  Cannon…

Gray Collegiate brings State Championship to West Columbia

Todd Helms photo Gray Collegiate defeated Carvers Bay 58-45 Friday in the Class 2A championship at Colonial Life Arena. It’s Gray’s first state championship in any sport. Tommy Bruner was high scorer for Gray Collegiate with 20 points. Juwan Gary added 13. Gray was up  29-24 at halftime, but lost the lead, 42-41, late in the third quarter. A run in…

Northside Middle School’s Abby Boone is Chamber’s Student-of-the-Month

Northside Middle School’s Abby Boone was recognized as the Cayce-West Columbia Chamber’s Student-of-the-Month, Tuesday. Abby is pictured with NMS Asst. Principal Stephen Sutusky, right, and Richard Skipper, Chamber executive director. Abby was recognized at the Chamber’s monthly Breakfast. It was held Tuesday at the Brookland Baptist Convention Center.  

Lexington Police Department “Coffee with a Cop” at Chick-Fil- A Friday

“COFFEE WITH A COP” BRINGS COMMUNITY TOGETHER WITH POLICE On Friday, the Lexington Police Department will kick off the first of the quarterly “Coffee with a Cop” events for 2018 at the Chick-Fil- A Saluda Pointe restaurant. Chief Terrence Green, along with officers from each division, Chaplains, and Volunteers In Police Services (V.I.P.S.) members will be on hand to answer…

Airport High School has raised $500,000 for Camp Kemo, set to raise more

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Runoff election between Wooten, Green for SC House Seat 69

Dist. 69 candidates. There will be a runoff election for South Carolina House Seat 69. The seat was left vacant when Rick Quinn resigned. Chris Wooten and Anne Marie Eckstorm Green were the top two Republican receiving votes in Tuesday’s GOP primary. There will be a special election between them on March 13. Wooten got more than 42 percent of…

Ted Stambolitis resigns from Lexington Town Council

Ted Stambolitis Mayor Steve MacDougall has accepted the resignation of Councilman Ted Stambolitis effective Wednesday (Feb. 28.) Stambolitis no longer meets the eligibility requirements of a qualified elector set forth in the Town of Lexington Ordinance 34.37. Stambolitis is a local businessman who has served on Town Council since 2004. According to town ordinance, a qualified elector “must be a…

Man charged with attempted murder for shooting at people from his yard

Justin Brylan Losoya Attempted murder charges for man who shot at people from his yard A Cayce man is charged with three counts of attempted murder after deputies said he fired a weapon multiple times toward a group of people on Lookout Point Road Feb. 24. Justin Brylan Losoya, 25, is also charged with discharging a firearm into a dwelling…

Line up for high school basketball’s ‘Weekend of Champions’ is set, by Tyler Cupp

Tyler Cupp has contributed to ESPN radio and multiple other stations in Columbia covering High School and state sports in SC.Since 2007. Tyler has covered State Championships and Tournaments in SC for wrestling, baseball, basketball, softball, and football. He is the play by play voice of the Lugoff-Elgin Demons for WPUB radio in Kershaw County. The South Carolina high school…

GOP primary vote for S.C. House Dist. 69 is Tuesday

The five candidates at a forum last Thursday. Five candidates are vying to be the nominee in Tuesday’s GOP primary to represent District 69 them in the S.C.  House of Representatives. The Lexington County seat was vacated in December. Former House Majority Leader Rep. Rick Quinn resigned and pleaded guilty to misconduct in office. The candidates running to replace Quinn are: attorney…

Man charged with attempted murder after ramming car into home

Joshua Aaron Driggers A Gaston man is charged with attempted murder after deputies said he pointed a weapon at his mother and rammed a car into the front of his parents’ Red Bank home Feb. 15. Joshua Aaron Driggers, 21, is also charged with pointing and presenting, first degree assault and battery and malicious injury to private property, according to…

Former asst. principal charged with student sex offenses moved to detention center, bond hearing Monday

Diimmler Former Airport High School assistant principal Dawn Diimmler is in the Lexington County Detention Center. She will go before a judge for a bond hearing at 10 a.m. Monday. Diimmler has been accused of an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student. She was terminated from her job by Lexington School District Two, two-and-a-half weeks ago. Diimmler, 44, was placed…

Lexington 2 sends recorded message in wake of former asst. principal’s arrest

The Lexington School District Two administration has sent a recorded message to parents in the wake of former Airport High School Assistant Principal Dawn Diimmler’s arrest. Diimmler 44, allegedly had sex with a 19-year-old student at the school last spring. She was arrested Saturday by the Cayce Public Safety Department, and is in the Lexington County Detention Center awaiting a…

Former Asst. Principal Dawn Diimmler charged with sexual relationship with student

Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center photo. Release from Ashley Hunter- City of Cayce spokeswoman: In a collaborative effort and investigation between the Cayce Department of Public Safety and the and the Columbia Police Department, Dawn P. Diimmler will face charges of sexual battery in both jurisdictions. Between the dates of March 10, 2017 and June 2, 2017 Dawn P. Diimmler…