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18 Pelion Elementary School students complete perfect year in attendance

 Eighteen Pelion Elementary School students earned perfect attendance, a milestone the school celebrated at the end of school. Principal Wendy S. West thanked the students and their parents for prioritizing education. “Attendance is key for a child to be successful in their school careers. Vital things are missed if the child is absent even just one day,” she said. Students…

Chris Drive closing Monday, Leaphart Rd. – I-26 Bridge could be completed in 2017

1/6Leaphart3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/6Leaphart1 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/6Leaphart 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Chris Drive in West Columbia will be closed to vehicle traffic on Monday  (June 5th.) The closing of Chris Drive precedes the closing of Orchard Drive by two weeks. The road is being closed after school is out for summer. Much of the traffic…

West Columbia opposes I-20/126 interchange plan that would “destroy homes, relocate families”

In November, West Columbia City Council passed a resolution opposing the I-20/126 East-West Connector Directional Interchange Alternative. The interchange is commonly known as the Carolina Crossroads. Currently it is referred to as Malfunction Junction by the public. In a release, council stated it continues to oppose the proposed interchange plan. City officials said it will negatively impact the residents, businesses…

Lexington County man wanted on murder charge

An arrest warrant for murder has been issued for a 22-year-old Swansea man suspected of fatally shooting a man Tuesday evening. “Our detectives have determined Jeremy Antonio Williams is a suspect in the homicide on South Hampton Road,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “He should be considered armed and dangerous.” Deputies responded to the 100 block of South Hampton…

Replacement of River Chase Way Recycling, Collection Center to be operational by early 2019  

The County of Lexington is exploring the relocation of the River Chase Way Recycling and Collection Center, located near Sunset Boulevard near I-20. The site is at the Corley Mill Road intersection, at the Lexington Welcome sign. ColaDaily Photo of Collection Recycle Center The project is expected to take an estimated 19 months before completion. The projected timeline for the…

Lexington 1 honors 108 district retirees with banquet

Lexington County School District One honored 108 retirees at the district’s annual retiree banquet. Cumulatively, these retirees dedicated 2,164 years to Lexington District One, serving as teachers, academic coaches, bus drivers, secretaries, food service operators, instructional assistants, housekeepers, athletic coaches, counselors, custodians, media specialists, administrators and many others. Attending the retirement banquet are: Lexington Middle Principal Gloria Nester, Food Service and…

BullStreet seniors residential project announced

The second BullStreet neighborhood residential project in as many months has been announced.  The latest is Merrill Gardens, an inter-generational seniors community featuring independent living, assisted living and memory care apartments. The project was announced in a press release Wednesday morning. A joint venture of developers from Seattle, WA and Charleston, chose BullStreet because of the uniquely urban experience being created on the old State Hospital Campus. The senior living apartments will…

Lexington garbage site moving away from town’s entrance

The River Chase garbage and debris collection station in Lexington is moving.  The site is on Sunset Boulevard at the west off-ramp of I-20, near Corley Mill Road. Lexington County has bought a 6.9-acre tract on Dooley Road close to where I-20 and U.S 1 come together, said Lexington County Council Chairman Todd Cullum. Lexington County Council purchased the property…

West Columbia is full of summer fun and activities

The Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto arrived at what is now the Congaree River in West Columbia on April 21, 1540. He described the site as alive with the activity of the Native American tribes that inhabited the area. As spring 2017 progresses, West Columbia river-users are filled with the same excitement of the ages, rising from all of the…

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigating fatal shooting

Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating fatal shooting that took place  in 100 block of South Hampton Road. It’s off of Two Notch Road, not far from Red Bank. A male victim died on way to the hospital, according to a sheriff’s department report that was issued after 6 p.m. There was CSI processing underway at the scene for potential…

Person falls out of pickup truck on Broad River Road, and dies

A driver turning right off of Broad River Road, onto the westbound ramp of I-20, was killed Tuesday after the driver fell out of the vehicle. The incident occurred around 4:10 p.m., said Lance Cpl. Matt Southern of the S.C. Highway Patrol. The driver was in a 1998 Dodge pickup and not wearing a seat belt, according to Southern. The door on the…

Lexington County man accused of shooting, killing his son-in-law

A Lexington County man is charged with involuntary manslaughter after fatally shooting his son-in-law. Steven Lee Atwell Sr., 62, recklessly disregarded the safety of others when he discharged a .44 Magnum handgun at his Leesville home Monday night, according to an arrest warrant. “Atwell pointed the gun at the victim and pulled the trigger,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said….

Police seek man dressed as woman in Lexington bank robbery

The Lexington Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the individual involved in a recent bank robbery at the Bank of America,  at 215 West Main Street in Lexington. At approximately 10:50 a.m. on Tuesday, a black male entered the Bank of America dressed as a woman and presented a note to the teller demanding money and also threatened violence…

More than 1,600 graduate in Lexington 1, earn $114 million in scholarships district says

Ceremonies were held for 1,618 Lexington County School District One graduates from the district’s five high schools last Tuesday and Wednesday. The ceremonies were held at the USC’s Colonial Life Arena. District officials said Lexington One graduates had earned about $114 million in scholarships. The district, through a press release, issued data about each graduating class. White Knoll High 393 graduates About $27 million…

Cayce officers who were shot, still hospitalized

The two Cayce Public Safety officers- who were shot Saturday morning-  are still in the hospital. City of Cayce Spokeswoman Ashley Hunter confirmed the status of the officers Monday morning. “Our Cayce officers and families appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers. We hope they are able to return home soon,” Hunter said. The two officers and a man running from police were…

Fridge burglar arrested and charged

Remember the video, from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, of the burglary suspect opening the fridge? Brittany Martin has been arrested and charged in that case, according a sheriff’s department report. Photo of Brittany Martin from the LCSD. Initial story: Suspect. (LCSD Capture) Two alleged burglars – shown in the photos – were caught on camera going through a Lawson…

In-Vest USA bulletproof vest fundraiser in Lexington hours after two Cayce officers shot

A concert planned to raise money to buy bulletproof vests for police officers became all the more timely after two Cayce Department of Public Safety officers were shot and wounded while pursuing a suspect who ran after a routine traffic stop Saturday morning. Less than 12 hours after the shooting, the previously scheduled event began at Lexington’s Icehouse Amphitheater, with…

Springdale Elementary holds Celebration of the Arts as school year winds down

1/6Springdale Show Caption Hide Caption 2/6Springdale 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/6Springdale 4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/6Springdale 5 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/6Springdale1A Show Caption Hide Caption 6/6Springdale 6 Show Caption Hide Caption ColaDaily Photos The last days of the 2016-17 school year are wining down. At Springdale Elementary, students had their 17th Annual Celebration of the Arts program…

Ridge View High’s Dasya’ Young has not missed day of school in 12 years

Dasya’ Young (Photo Submitted) Ridge View High School senior Dasya’ Young hasn’t missed a day of school in 12 years. The South Carolina Department of Education is recognizing her for perfect attendance from first-through-twelfth- grade. Dasya’ says her mother has been her personal alarm clock and made sure she had everything she needed before arriving to school. “I take attendance…

Trooper David Jones says Highway Patrol to be out in force for Memorial Day weekend

The Memorial Day weekend is upon us, bringing a day off and lots of festivities. Have fun say law enforcement authorities, but don’t be dangerous. Lance Cpl. David Jones of the S.C. Highway Patrol spoke to Tyler Ryan of the Dude Radio, Thursday. He said if you drink, do not drive. “Don’t even go into a function to have a…

Lowe’s Foods’ ribbon-cutting in Lexington attracts large crowd

Lowe’s Company Photo Provided. A new grocery store has come to the Midlands. Lowe’s Foods cut the ribbon on its first store in the Midlands, Wednesday. It’s at the corner of Charter Oak Road and Augusta Road in Lexington, across from Lexington High School. Despite a day that included a tornado warning, a large crowd, overflowing the parking lot, showed…

Lexington 1 issues graduation ceremony schedule for 5 high schools

Lexington One graduates from a past class. (Lexington 1 Photo) Lexington County School District One will hold graduation ceremonies for its five high schools. The graduations take place at the University of South Carolina’s Colonial Life Arena at 801 Lincoln Street in Columbia, South Carolina. On Tuesday.May 30: Students from White Knoll High graduate at 8 a.m. Gilbert High School…

Airport High School students raise more than $50,000 for Camp Kemo

Airport High School Student Government under the direction of adviser, Daniel Bailey, held their annual Charity Drive for Camp Kemo. This year the effort was held from Feb. 24- March 5. In that time, Airport High School raised $50,031.67 for Camp Kemo. The annual fundraiser which has been held by Airport High School for 23 years, partners with Palmetto Health Children’s…

Tornado has touched down, more rain predicted too

NWS graphic A tornado touched down near Saluda just before 3 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. And tornado watch has been issued for the Midlands for Wednesday afternoon, until 6 p.m. Strong storms are also forecast for Richland and Lexington counties, and many other Midlands counties. The tornado watch, issued by the National Weather Service at 11 a.m.   Thunderstorms…