Lexington

Man dead after shooting in Gaston

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a homicide that occurred shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday. The incident happened in the 500 block of Blackville Road in Gaston. According to Fisher, Malcolm C. Jones, 27, of Gaston suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head. Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department…

Help Ricky help Carl, kick cancer

Yard sale at Ricky’s Saturday.   By Colin H. Jones  WWNQ 94.3 The Dude (Link to The Dude) and  ColaDaily (Link to ColaDaily) are looking for people to make donations to help Carl Frye pay for his medical treatment. Frye, a longtime friend of Ricky Branham’s of Ricky’s Tire and Auto in West Columbia has recently been diagnosed with Leukemia. Frye,…

Lexington County in position to compete for industry says Councilman Todd Cullum

Lexington County Councilman Todd Cullum at a January meeting. Will 2018 be a good year, economically, in Lexington County? There is a lot that is positive in Lexington County said District 9 Lexington County Councilman Todd Cullum, of Cayce. District 9 covers Cayce, Pine Ridge, Dixiana, and part of Edmund. Cullum just ended a stint as Lexington County Council Chairman….

2017 has highest number of closed home sales ever recorded in South Carolina

Mungo Homes photo South Carolina REALTORS® released its 2017 annual market report for the state, Monday. The report shows 2017 as a record-setting year for closed sales at 83,570. It’s the highest number of closed sales ever recorded in the state. There were 12,780 total closed sales, up 4.7 percent, in Greater Columbia. The Greater Columbia area includes Lexington County….

Lexington’s AJ Blues gets 15 days in jail for Facebook, Twitter threats toward River Bluff High School students

Christopher Glen Raines (AKA “AJ Blues”) 43, of Lexington, pleaded guilty to the charge of Unlawful Communication, Tuesday. The plea was heard at the Town of Lexington Municipal Court, said Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green.  Raines was sentenced to fifteen days at the Lexington County Detention Center. The charge for Unlawful Communication stemmed from a series of threatening posts on Christopher Raines’s…

Tons of electronics collected at Lexington County recycle site last Saturday

1/4Recycle 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Recycle 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Recycle 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Recycle Show Caption Hide Caption Lexington County Solid Waste Management conducted a recycling event last Saturday at Springdale Baptist Church. The agency is reporting that more than 370 people came out to drop items off at the site. There were 12 tons…

Town of Lexington plans for multi-county industrial parks, 155 jobs, $11.4 million investment

The Town of Lexington announced Monday the addition of two Multi-County Industrial Parks that will be inside Lexington’s municipal limits. The sites are on Brickyard Road and Industrial Road. The park will include Tidewater Boats and Electro-Spec, both who will be contributing major economic investments to our community. Tidewater Boats, which began in Lexington County in 2006, currently employs 160…

Lexington County Coroner update on Dennis Reidy, homeless veteran found dead in Lexington

Dennis Reidy Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has issued an update regarding  Dennis E. Reidy.  The homeless U.S. Veteran was found dead last Tuesday, in a wooded area off of Chariot Street in Lexington. According to Fisher, the American Legion Post 193 and Fort Jackson National Cemetery have been assisting with funeral service arrangements for Reidy. The service has not…

Love for the arts leads to opening of State Street Trading Co. in West Columbia’s River District

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S.C. State Museum Roadshow brings out the artifacts and the curious

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West Columbia Police arrest man on a murder charge

The West Columbia Police Department has made an arrest in connection to an alleged murder that occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m. Friday. According to West Columbia Police Chief Chief Dennis Tyndall, investigators have charged Levette Omega Gladden, 21, of 1426 Platt Springs Rd., West Columbia with murder. According to a WCPD release, Gladden got into an argument with another male…

Leaphart Road bridge over I-26 opened Friday afternoon

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Man killed in West Columbia shooting is identified by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a homicide that occurred shortly before  9 a.m., Friday. The incident took place in the 1400 block of Platt Springs Road in West Columbia. Read initial report here  According to Fisher, Edward N. Walker, 38, of Columbia suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was pronounced dead near…

RNE and Westwood split; Lady Cavs get a big win on the road

By Tyler Cupp

Richland Northeast girls hand Westwood its first region loss In a battle of top 5 teams, the No. 4 Lady Cavaliers of Richland Northeast battled back to overcome and defeat the second ranked Westwood Lady Redhawks 61-57 Friday night. It took a buzzer beating three point shot by Kayla Brown in regulation to force overtime and the momentum carried on…

West Columbia Riverwalk, LMC’s Health Directions to start a healthy new year

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Lexington property sold for location of a financial planning firm

1520 North Lake Drive, in Lexington Southern Visions Real Estate announced Wednesday the sale of a 1,400-sq. ft. office building. The building is on 2.37 acres at 1520 North Lake Drive, in Lexington.  Southern Visions Real Estate Sales Associate Rhett Kelly represented the sellers, Robert P Wilkins, Jr and Gary Stanfield in the $340,000 sale to Robert Berry for Berry…

Cayce City Manager, Rebecca Vance, leaving for post in Dorchester County

Vance at a C-WC Chamber meeting in 2015. Cayce City Manager, Rebecca Vance has accepted a new position with Dorchester County. Vance was named City Manager for the City of Cayce in 2011 and has been with the city for seven years. Vance, a native of Summerville in Dorchester County, is moving to be closer to her elderly parents. Vance holds a…

Homeless man found dead in Lexington, died of natural causes, says coroner

Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who was found dead Tuesday, in a wooded area off of Chariot Street in Lexington. Dennis E. Reidy, 69, of Lexington was found dead, according to Fisher. Reidy’s body was discovered by a local resident in the 100 block of Chariot Street at approximately 11 a.m. An autopsy, performed Wednesday. It  concluded that Reidy’s death…

Lexington Police ask for help to find man suspected of armed robbery

Christopher Woods Edmonds The Lexington Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance locating Christopher Woods Edmonds, who is wanted for armed robbery. At approximately 1:40 p.m. Monday, police said Christopher Edmonds, armed with handgun, entered the Lexington Dry Cleaners at 5504 Sunset Boulevard and demanded money from the clerks. He is described as a white male weighing 130 pounds and…

Firenza Pizza opens, and brings a little of Italy to Lexington

Firenza 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Firenza 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Firenza 6 Show Caption Hide Caption Firenza 7 Show Caption Hide Caption Firenza Pizza Show Caption Hide Caption Firenza Show Caption Hide Caption Firenza 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Lexington Square has a new business in it.  Bruce Rickman and his wife Eileen have opened Firenza Pizza. It…

Lexington County Hells Angel pleads guilty in ex-wife, murder-for-hire plot

Hells Angel- Wikimedia- use permitted Jerry Oliver, 52, of Lexington County, has entered a guilty plea in federal court in Columbia, to a murder for hire charge. US Attorney Beth Drake announced the plea Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Terry L. Wooten, of Columbia, accepted the guilty plea. He will impose a sentence after he has reviewed the pre-sentence report which…

Barbara Willm delivers Lexington Medical Center update, Skipper introduced as chamber executive director

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Ribbon cut Monday on the Chapin Business and Technology Park at Brighton

Ribbon cutting at Chapin Business Park, Monday. Lexington County image. The ribbon was cut on the Chapin Business and Technology Park at Brighton, Monday afternoon.  Lexington County developed the 220-acre business and technology park near the entrance-way to Chapin and Interstate 26. Lexington County Council Chairwoman Debbie Summers said the park, that has been planned for years, is “worth waiting…