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May 1, Midlands Gives promoted at Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Breakfast

SRAA Principal Tonya Fryer, Student of the Month Jantz Bryant, Chamber ED Richard Skipper Show Caption Hide Caption SRAA Prin. Tonay Fryer, Teacher of the Month Susan Young, Chamber ED Richard Skipper. Show Caption Hide Caption Andy Markl Graphics Source, Cayce PS Chief Byron Snellgrove, Capt. Brian Loric, Vaughan Dozier. Show Caption Hide Caption Chamber new members with Suzanne Riley-Whyte…

Police sent to Lexington 1 schools after threat of violence at Lexington Middle School

Lexington One photo. Lexington law enforcement personnel are being posted at Lexington One schools after a social media threat of violence. Monday night officers took a report of a threat of violence sent through the social media app called SnapChat, according to the Lexington Police Department. The violence was threatened to occur Tuesday at Lexington Middle School. Officers have been…

81-year-old Lexington man dies after vehicle collision

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a motor vehicle collision. It occurred at Pleasant View Drive and Edmund Highway at approximately 9 a.m., Monday. According to Fisher, Paul Matthew Becker, 81, of Lexington was pronounced dead at an area hospital a short time after the collision. Becker, who was wearing a seatbelt at the…

Lexington Police get active shooter vests from In-Vest USA

 Mortensen and Letts with vests.  A concert was held Sunday afternoon, at the Lexington Icehouse Amphitheater to help raise funds that provided the Lexington Police Department with two active shooter vests. In-Vest USA sponsored the event, and provided the vests. Founder and President of In-Vest, Michael Letts, said he came up with the idea of how to supply officers with…

Nephron pays for meals for Gov. School students

West Columbia-based Nephron Pharmaceuticals has given $13,800 to the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities in Greenville. The donation is to support meal plan scholarships for Midlands students attending the school’s residential high school program. Nephron’s gift will provide meal plan scholarships to four Midlands students attending the school during the 2018-2019 school year. “Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corp. is…

Lots of rain expected Monday and Tuesday

Expect lots of rain Monday and Tuesday, with the possibility of thunderstorms and some river flooding. The National Weather Service in Columbia is forecasting rain, with about a 100 percent chance most of Monday. Rain is also forecast for Tuesday, but the possibility will decrease to 50 percent by the middle of Tuesday. Rain totals for the Midlands could be…

Kinetic Derby Day Saturday in West Columbia – Photos

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Man killed in Lexington motorcycle crash is identified by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a motorcycle accident. It occurred in the 2500 block of South Lake Drive in Lexington at approximately 9 p.m. Friday. According to Fisher, Rueben Wyatt Baughman, 31, of Lexington was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the accident. Baughman, who is believed to have…

Gilbert defeats Brookland-Cayce, claims Region 5-3A boys soccer title 

Gilbert soccer team. (Photo by Thomas Grant Jr.) The Region 5-3A champion Gilbert HIgh School boys’ soccer team and head coach Robby Setzler. Thomas Grant Jr. photo. A year ago, Robby Setzler celebrated a Region 5-3A title on the sidelines as the head coach of his alma mater Brookland-Cayce. This time around, Setzler was even more celebratory leading his visiting…

Motorcycle rider dies in Lexington County crash, Friday night

The rider of a motorcycle was killed in a Lexington County crash, Friday night, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. The incident took place around 8:55 p.m. The motorcycle rider lost control of a 1986 Suzuki on South Lake Drive near Pleasant View Drive south of Red Bank, according to the SCHP. The rider was thrown to the road and…

More than 1,000 athletes compete in Area 7 Special Olympics, Friday

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Riverbanks Zoo soliciting name for new baby giraffe via auction

You can name Riverbanks Zoo new baby giraffe. The zoo is holding an online auction for the right to name the new baby girl, born at 1:18 p.m., April 2. Names for the baby giraffe can be entered at riverbanks.org The auction has started and ends at 6 p.m. on April 29. The female calf weighed 93 pounds and was 5’7″…

West Columbia Fire Department extinguishes car fire Friday afternoon

1/3Car fire 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Car fire 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Car Fire Show Caption Hide Caption One lane on Sunset Boulevard (US 378) in West Columbia was temporarily blocked Friday afternoon around 4:30 due to a car fire. The vehicle was in a parking lot beside Salsarita’s. The lot is near the intersection of I-26 and…

Kinetic Derby Day is Saturday in West Columbia – excitement building

Kinetic Derby Day float in Baltimore. West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day will commence on State Street in West Columbia, Saturday. As the day gets closer, the anticipation is mounting. Kinetic Derby Day is free and includes a kinetic sculpture parade, soapbox car racing for adults and children, art, food, and family fun. “West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day will be a…

SUV bursts into flames during golf tournament

1/4Fire cc Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Fire 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Fire 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Fire Show Caption Hide Caption An SUV burst into flames at the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Golf Tournament, Thursday. The tournament was at Indian River Golf Club in West Columbia. The SUV belonged to Cantey Foundation Services. The fire was extinguished by Lexington…

“Nuisance” businesses targeted in West Columbia ordinance

1/4Nusiance ordinance Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Nusiance ordinance 4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Nusiance ordinance 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Nusiance ordinance 3 Show Caption Hide Caption West Columbia City Council passed final reading, Monday, of an ordinance intended to help improve a prolonged problem in some areas of the city. What some may call the “nuisance ordinance,” is set…

Former Brookland-Cayce soccer coaches faring well in their new jobs

Kevin and Emily Heise. Life is good right now for some former Brookland-Cayce  soccer coaches. A year ago, Kevin Heise of Gray Collegiate Academy and Robby Seltzer of Gilbert were embattled head coaches at Brookland-Cayce High School. Heise was placed on administrative leave following a school incident and his brother-in-law Seltzer had to deal with the pressures of serving as…

Sunday storm explodes into West Columbia man’s home

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Dominion Energy’s Chet Wade reiterates report that merger will boost state’s economy by $18.7 billion

Chet Wade, right, in interview with Michelle Renew of 94.3 FM- The Dude. Dominion Energy’s proposed purchase of Cayce-based SCANA would boost the South Carolina economy by $18.7 billion, according to a study released last week by the University of South Carolina. Chet Wade, Doninion’s vice president of corporate communications reiterated that finding Wednesday. He was interviewed by Michelle Renew…

Lexington Police Special Olympics fundraiser continues Thursday

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USC’s Bobby Bentley is looking for a running back to step up

Entering his third season as running backs coach at South Carolina, Bobby Bentley believes the talent level at the position has improved significantly. Now, he is ready for one of his talented athletes to become the leader of the group. “We want a dominant person to step up,” said Bentley. “You have to have another guy to fill in just…

Accident causes delay on I-26 Wednesday morning

1/5Accident 5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5Accident 4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5Accident 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5Accident 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5Accident 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Traffic was backed up on I-26 for about three miles Wednesday morning around 9 a.m. due to an accident. Two vehicles were involved in a collision at mile marker 106,…

SCE&G blasting underground in West Columbia Tuesday to install new power poles

1/3SCE&G power lines Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3SCE&G Power lines 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3SCE&G power lines 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Photo of site by Terry Ward. A contract crew working for SCE&G is conducting controlled underground blasting in West Columbia between Kay Koon Lane and Redbird Drive Tuesday. SCE&G said the work is safely confined to a…

Lexington Police holding Special Olympics fundraiser at 2 Chick-fil-A restaurants, Wednesday, Thursday

The Lexington Police Department will begin fundraising efforts to benefit Special Olympics athletics with two days of “Cops on the Coop” events at both Chick-fil-A restaurant locations in the Town of Lexington on Wednesday and Thursday. Lexington Police Department officers, with help from Volunteers In Police Services (V.I.P.S.) members, will be at Chick-fil-A Lexington located at 5560 Sunset Blvd. in…