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Cayce-West Columbia Parade of Lights is Dec. 9, starts in Cayce this year

By Karamie Sullivan The residents of Cayce and West Columbia will soon be heading out with their lawn chairs and blankets to grab a spot to view the Greater Cayce – West Columbia Holiday Parade of Lights. The parade is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 9. But there is a change from previous years. This year, the route will…

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….

UPDATE: Man armed and dangerous, wanted for murder in custody

Derrick Davon Sligh is in custody and was captured in Richland County. He is being held for shooting two people early Sunday at 1709 Stahl Street. One of the victims is deceased. Original report: Derrick Davon Sligh is wanted for murder in connection to a shooting incident that occurred at 1709 Stahl Street in Cayce, Sunday Sligh’s vehicle has been recovered at…

West Columbia’s 13th Annual Tree Lighting is Dec. 1

The City of West Columbia is hosting the 13th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1. It’s at the West Columbia Municipal Complex on the corner of North 12th Street and Jarvis Klapman Boulevard. At the event, West Columbia area elementary schools will hold a “What Christmas Means To Me” contest. The winners from each school…

“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

Four White Knoll High School seniors sign with colleges to play sports

Four students will continue their sports careers at the collegiate level. Signees include Yamia B. Johnson, committing to Gardner-Webb University for basketball, and Parker D. Wieder, committing to play baseball at Erskine College. Two WKHS softball stars, Ginna A. Leaphart and Maddie P. Miller, also signed with their college of choice. Leaphart will play for College of Charleston, while Miller…

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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Brookland-Cayce going to Timberland for round 3 playoff game, Friday

Brookland-Cayce vs Loris in Round 1 of the playoffs. GoFlashWin.com photo. Brookland-Cayce will face a traditional high school football power in St. Stephen, at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Bearcats take on Timberland in round three of the 3A state football playoffs. The Wolves, a No. 1 seed, are 9-3 overall and finished 4-0 in 3A Region 7. Brookland-Cayce, a No….

Minnie’s Auto Service has female customers in mind

1/5Minnies 5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5Minnies 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5Minnies 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5Minnies 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5Minnies 4 Show Caption Hide Caption By Karamie Sullivan There’s a car repair shop in Columbia that recently opened. And this one isn’t like any you’ve seen before. Minnie’s Auto Repair, at 6220 St. Andrews Rd….

S.C. Secretary of State Mark Hammond announces Scrooges and Angels for 2017

South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond announced Thursday the Scrooges and Angels lists of 2017. Ten Angels as well as one Honorary Angel were recognized at a press conference and honored with a reception in the Secretary of State’s Office following the announcement. The Angels honored represent organizations that exemplify charitable giving in South Carolina. Representatives from all organizations…

Results of West Columbia City Council District 5 race are overturned by county election commission

West Columbia City Council members, with family members, being sworn in, Tuesday. The Lexington County Election Commission has overturned the initial result in the West Columbia District 5 City Council race. And there will have to be another election to decide who represents the district, according to Dean Crepes, director of the Lexington County Elections office. Marland Hardy Mitchell appeared…

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…