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Lexington Police Department’s Toys for Tots campaign begins Monday

The annual Toys for Tots “Fill the MRAP” campaign begins on Monday, and it will continue over the next three weeks with donation events scheduled at Kmart, Target, Walmart and Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. As in years past, the objective for this year’s Toys for Tots campaign will be to fill the Lexington Police Department Emergency Services Team (E.S.T.) MRAP vehicle…

Cayce woman identified as homicide victim, Cayce Public Safety investigating

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a homicide that occurred just before 1 a.m. on Sunday. The incident occurred in the 1700 block of Stahl Street in Cayce. According to Fisher, Marquita Latasha Mobley, 33, of Cayce was pronounced dead at the scene as the result of apparent gunshot wounds. An autopsy has been scheduled for…

Lexington woman killed in vehicle accident early Sunday morning

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a single-vehicle accident. The accident that occurred on Old Orangeburg Road near YMCA Road in Lexington just after midnight, Sunday. According to Fisher, Ms. Shauntee Latoya Wilson, 39, of Lexington was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Ms. Wilson was traveling west on…

Dutch Fork, Chapin Cheer Teams repeat as state champions

Dutch Fork Cheer team- GoFlashWin.com photo- Click for link Chapin Cheer team- GoFlashWin.com photo – click for link The Dutch Fork and Chapin Cheer Teams repeated as state champions in the 5A and 4A classifications, respectively. The high school cheer competition was held Saturday at Colonial Life Arena. Chapin scored an unprecedented 13th title, winning over second-place St. James in Class 4A….

“Pray4Way” – Two-year-old Sandy Run boy battling cancer

1/4Pray4Way Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Way and his Aunt Rebecca Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Way with his mom and dad Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Poster from the Nov. 11 fundraiser Show Caption Hide Caption Wayland Whitten was diagnosed with neuro-blastoma on Sept, 22. He is two-and-a-half years old, and the cancer manifested in a tumor in his abdomen. Wayland and…

Round 3 high school football playoff scores

GoFlashWin.com Dutch Fork wins. Click for link Round 3 high school football playoff scores for Midlands teams Barnwell 21 Batesburg-Leesville 14 Brookland-Cayce 28 Timberland 12 Dillon 34 Gilbert 7 Dutch Fork 28 Summerville 8 Emerald 28, Fairfield Central 14 Fort Dorchester 66 Spring Valley 24 Saluda 30 Lee Central 26 Wardlaw Academy 72 – Northside Christian Academy 22

Lexington woman sentenced to 10 Years  in felony DUI case, involving death

Olivia Johnson, who was killed in accident. Solicitor’s Office photo. Destiny Heather Mills, 25, of Lexington County, was sentenced to 10 years for causing the death of 21-year-old Olivia Johnson while driving under the influence of alcohol. Mills pled guilty to Felony DUI Involving Death and was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge William P. Keesley Thursday. Under South Carolina law,…

Man charged with stalking, detonating M-80 at Lexington Cost Cutters

Robert Howard Adams – LCDC photo. Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green is reporting that Robert Howard Adams, Jr., 43, of Columbia, has been arrested by the Lexington Police Department and charged with Stalking and the Use of a Destruction Device. Beginning in late October, Robert Adams is believed to have been involved in stalking a victim who lives in Lexington…

Round 3 high school football playoffs preview, by Tyler Cupp

Lower Richland travels to Hatrsville – GoFlashWin.com photo By Tyler Cupp Round 3 of the playoffs at a glance in the Midlands   EMERALD (9-3) AT FAIRFIELD CENTRAL (7-3) The Griffins of Fairfield Central put Class 3A on notice last week when they knocked off Newberry. In a slight upset, they defended home field by knocking off the Bulldogs 14-7….

SCE&G to cut utility rates by an average of $5 a month to appease angry rate-payers

Keller Kissam, SCE&G president of retail operations, and incoming president. (File photo)  SCANA announced, Thursday, that it plans reduce the utility bills of customers in the wake of its failure to complete the construction of two nuclear reactors. The giant power company also announced it will purchase a gas-fired power plant in place of the reactor-generated energy. “We’ve heard our customers’…

Fire has burned more than 40 acres near Pelion

Pelion fire (LCFS images) A fire near the Town of Pelion has burned more than 40 acres and caused $11,000 in damage. The S.C. Forestry Commission and the Lexington County Fire Service are fighting the fire.  The fire has burned farm equipment and vehicles. The fire is in the Jewell Boone Road and it started Wednesday. Officials believe the fire…

Lexington Police give check for S.C. Trooper Rebman Memorial Fund

LPD Chief Terrence Green presents a check to Col. C. N. Williamson of the SCHP. On Wednesday, Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green presented a check to Colonel C. N. Williamson of the South Carolina Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol with the proceeds collected during the recent benefit luncheon for the family of Trooper Daniel Keith Rebman, Jr. who died…

The magnificent Gervais Street Bridge has a history all its own

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Lexington County Coroner identifies man found deceased

Monday Hope Wingard Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified an individual found deceased Tuesday as Monday Hope Wingard, 43. His body was found in a wooded area near Swansea. Autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday to determine the cause of death. An investigation continues. Wingard was last seen on Oct. 31, near his Swansea home. He had a history of seizures…

S.C. Law Enforcement Officers’ Association names Lexington County Sheriff’s Department top agency

Sheriff Jay Koon and Sheriff’s Department personnel after the award presentation. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Association presented the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department with its Excellence in Law Enforcement award Nov. 7 at the association’s annual training conference. “The SCLEOA Excellence in Law Enforcement award is a testament to the great men and women who work throughout our entire…

Photo gallery – Summer fading into winter on the river

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Second-round high school football playoff recap, by Tyler Cupp

GoFlashWin.com photo – Click for link SURVIVE AND ADVANCE It was a fun weekend for Midlands teams in the high school football playoffs. A handful still remain. Here’s how it all shaked out. LOWER RICHLAND 34 MYRTLE BEACH 31 After trailing the entire game including 24-0 at one point, the Diamond Hornets only lead came on their final play as…

Columbia salutes veterans on a beautiful day downtown

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Second-round state playoff high school football scores for Midlands teams

West Florence at Dutch Fork. GoFlashWin.com photo – Click for link Second-round state playoff high school football scores for Midlands teams Batesburg-Leesville 42, Whale Branch 21 Berkeley 44, Lugoff-Elgin 14 Brookland-Cayce 35, Wade Hampton 13 Dutch Fork 42, West Florence 14 Eastside 48, Westwood 15 Fairfield Central 14, Newberry 7 Gilbert 48, Bluffton 21 Hammond 42, Porter-Gaud 14 Laurence Manning…

Chapin Marching Band’s Holiday Market is Nov. 18

The Chapin Marching Band is having a Holiday Market with more than 70 local crafters and vendors. There will also be a huge silent auction. Five food trucks will be on-site too.  along with 5 food trucks. The Holiday Market will be held at the Chapin High School Nov. 18th from 9 a.m.until 4 p.m. There will be something for everyone.

West Columbia’s Zesto, to Pete Manos from Gus, the tradition endures

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Preview of playoff week 2 in high school football, by Tyler Cupp

Lower Richland and Dreher – GoFlashWin.com photo- Click for link By Tyler Cupp Here are 5 games to watch this week in the 2017 playoffs along with some quick hits involving teams around the Midlands. 11 Midlands teams still remain  in the postseason.    NEWBERRY (10-1) AT FAIRFIELD CENTRAL (8-3) This is my game of the week. Anytime these two…

Lexington County man gets prison for allowing inmate access to drugs

Ronald Joseph Bonnette A Lexington County jury has found Ronald Joseph Bonnette, age 47, guilty of three crimes related to his former duties as a contractual work release supervisor for prison inmates. Following a trial, Bonnette was found guilty of Aiding a Prisoner in Escape, Providing Contraband to a Prisoner, and Criminal Conspiracy. Circuit Court Judge Donald B. Hocker sentenced…

Road rage? – Man charged with attempted murder after shots fired on interstate exit ramp

A Lexington man was arrested Monday night after deputies investigated a shooting that happened on an interstate exit ramp. David Joseph Moore, 38, is charged with attempted murder, according to an arrest warrant. “Based on our investigation, Moore drew a pistol and shot at a man after the two were involved in what could be called a ‘road rage’ incident…

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department reports missing man, who needs meds

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a missing man. Monday Hope Wingard was last seen on Oct. 31 near his Swansea home. He has a history of seizures, and needs meds. Details Age: 43 Race: WHITE Sex: Male Hair: BROWN Eyes: BROWN Height: 6′ Weight: 170 Wingard was last seen wearing a blue hospital scrub top and blue…