Columbia

Columbia Police investigating fatal hit-and-run

The Columbia Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit is investigating a fatal collision involving a female pedestrian and a vehicle. The incident happened Friday night in the 3600 block of Broad River Road. As a result, the victim who has been identified by Richland County Coroner’s Office as 67-year-old Alicesene Dear Gilmore of Hopkins died from blunt force trauma to the…

Part of Paces Run Apartments destroyed in early-morning fire

CFD Photo. The Columbia Fire Department responded to a two- alarm fire at Paces Run Apartments around 4:10 a.m. Saturday. The apartments are off Parkland Road. Forty people were displaced from 24 apartments. Twelve apartments were a complete loss Flames were coming through the roof when firefighters arrived. There were multiple rescues but no injuries. The CFD later reported the…

Former Columbia resident sentenced to 15 years for child pornography

United States Attorney Beth Drake stated Friday that Richard J. Probst, 66, of DeSoto, TX, has been sentenced in federal court in Columbia, for receiving child pornography. United States District Judge Mary Geiger Lewis of Columbia sentenced Probst to fifteen years imprisonment to be followed by Supervised Release for Life during which Probst will be required to obtain sex offender treatment;…

Human Trafficking Task Force discusses strategy

It was a chance for those in the field, fighting human trafficking, to come together and compare notes. Kathryn Moorehead, coordinator of the state’s Human Trafficking Task Force in the AG’s office. She is peaking to those who are in the field fighting human tracing.  (Photo by Terry Ward.) A statewide Human Trafficking Task Force meeting took place Friday at…

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…

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)…

Columbia Parks and Recreation hiring for summer 

Lifeguard Certification Training Offered

The Columbia Parks & Recreation Department is accepting applications for seasonal employees for the 2017 Summer Aquatics season. Available positions include pool manager, assistant pool manager, lifeguards, pool clerks, water safety instructors and swim team coaches. Applicants must be at least age 15 or older. For full job requirements and to apply, visit Parks and Recreation jobs . Lifeguard training will…

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden issues upcoming events schedule

Twilight Trek: Spring Fling March 10 Wild about Scouts Workshop: Hands-on Herpetology March 18 Learn about the identification, behavior and ecological importance of reptile and amphibian species found not only in South Carolina but also the rest of the US. You will be trained as a FrogWatch USA volunteer, a citizen scientist that can assist with the preservation of local…

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…

Columbia man arrested on child pornography charge

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Daniel Charles Bailey, 43, of Columbia, on one charge connected to sexual exploitation of a minor. Investigators with the Columbia Police Department, a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, made the arrest. Investigators with the attorney general’s office assisted with the investigation. Investigators state that Bailey…

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…

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…