Lexington County

Former Lexington Rep. Rick Quinn to be sentenced Monday

Rep. Rick Quinn S.C. House Photo Former Lexington Rep. Rick Quinn is scheduled to be sentenced at 9:30 a.m. Monday in a Beaufort courtroom. Quinn pleaded guilty to charges in an investigation of corruption at the South Carolina Statehouse. Circuit Judge Carmen Mullen is set to sentence Quinn. Quinn pleaded guilty to misconduct in office in December. Mullen delayed sentencing…

Lexington County Chili Cook Off rescheduled for Feb. 18

Due to the forecast for inclement weather, the Third Annual Lexington County Chili Cook Off has been rescheduled for Sunday, February 18 from noon until 5 p.m. at the Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St). Regular admission to the event is $10 for Adults, $5 for Kids 12 & Under. Proceeds benefit our First Responders, 911 Remembrance Foundation of SC, and…

Lexington County coroner identifies woman killed in I-77 crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a vehicle accident, Thursday night. The collision occurred on Interstate 77 Southbound at approximately 10:20 p.m., at exit 1 According to Fisher, Lisa Marie Hough, 40, of Wedgefield, was killed after her vehicle struck a vehicle in the northbound lane, and veered into the southbound lanes where it…

Body recovered from Saluda River

Allen Wallace photo of recovery scene. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of a person found in the Saluda River Thursday evening. Sheriff’s deputies along with West Columbia and Lexington County firefighters and paramedics and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources officers responded to the riverbank near 728 Joseph Walker Drive in West Columbia around 6 p.m….

Amtrak passenger files $75K personal injury lawsuit against CSX for Cayce collision

NTSB image. A passenger who was injured Sunday in the Amtrak-CSX collision in Cayce has filed a $75,000 lawsuit against CSX. In documents filed Wednesday, James Daymon filed a personal injury lawsuit in Lexington County for the collision. Two Amtrak employees were killed in the crash and more than 100 people were taken to the hospital. Injuries ranged from scrapes…

ATM tech robbed at BB&T ATM Thursday – help sought to ID suspects

Vehicle leaving the scene Show Caption Hide Caption Suspect Show Caption Hide Caption Robbery scene Show Caption Hide Caption A man was robbed while working on a drive-up ATM at BB&T on Harbison Blvd., Thursday. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is asking for help to identify the suspect (pictured.) Surveillance video from a nearby business confirms the suspects in the…

5 Brookland-Cayce High School football players sign to play in college

Five Brookland-Cayce High School football players signed letters of intent Wednesday to play at the college level. The Lexington Two athletes and their schools are: Tykes Boages — Itasca Community College Devin Miller — Itasca Community College Jerrell Moore  — S.C. State University Dominigue Perry — Hutchinson Community College Keylin Roach — Independence Community College The five participated in a…

5 White Knoll High School student-athletes sign to play in college

Five White Knoll High student-athletes signed on the dotted line to continue their careers at the college of their choice. During National Signing Day on Wednesday, coaches and parents gathered to celebrate each athlete’s hard work  and dedication to their sport. Members of the WKHS football team signing with colleges include Keon A. Clary and T.J. Jamison with Hutchinson Community College…

Changes could be coming for Cayce’s Congaree Bluegrass Festival

Danny Creamer, Cayce Mayor Elise Partin. The Cayce City Council presented Danny Creamer with the Ambassador Award for his efforts over the years in the development of the city’s Congaree Bluegrass Festival. Mayor Elise Partin began the presentation, Tuesday, by saying, “The ambassador we’re about to recognize has no idea this is coming.” She then called Creamer to the podium…

State Street Trading Co. cuts the ribbon at 134 State Street, West Columbia

The Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber was on hand Friday to cut the Ribbon at State Street Trading Co. Lainie Lewis is the owner. She is pictured with Anna Huffman of the City of West Columbia and Richard Skipper, Executive Director of the Cayce-West Columbia Chamber. State Street Trading Co. is at 134 State Street in West Columbia. The shop offer art,…

6 Airport High School players sign to play college football

Wednesday is National Signing Day and six Airport High School football players — including twin brothers — declared their intent Wednesday to play their sport at the college level. The Lexington Two athletes are: Wesley Gilliard — North Greenville University Zachary Moseley — Missouri Valley College Justin Rivers — Newberry College Collyn Richardson —  Newberry College Brothers Trevahn and Devahn Robinson…

Funeral service for homeless veteran Dennis Reidy will include military honors

The Lexington County Coroner’s Office announced Tuesday that the funeral service for Mr. Dennis Reidy, the homeless U.S. Veteran recently found deceased in Lexington, has been scheduled. Mr. Reidy’s funeral, with military honors, will take place at noon on February 23, at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. the coroner’s office said Steve Goulet of American Legion Post 193 has been instrumental…

Lexington Mayor Steve MacDougall’s State of the Town address reviews 2017, outlines 2018 goals

Mayor Steve MacDougall – State of the Town Show Caption Hide Caption State of the Town 1- Dam repair Show Caption Hide Caption Streets going one-way- State of the Town Show Caption Hide Caption State of the Town – Downtown Show Caption Hide Caption State of the Town – Intersection improvements Show Caption Hide Caption Lexington Mayor Steve MacDougall presented…

Brake applied to Amtrak train seconds before impact

NTSB investigators at crash site. Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board, on Monday, examined the site of the collision of two trains that took place early Sunday morning in Cayce, at Charleston Highway and Pine Ridge Road. According to data from recorders recovered from the crash, the Amtrak train that hit the stationary CSX freight train was braking in…

Pine Ridge Middle School staff responds to plight of train wreck victims

Smith and Basile. Lexington District Two’s Pine Ridge Middle School became an unexpected relief center to passengers who were riding on the Amtrak train that crashed early Sunday morning. PRMS staff members were notified shortly after their school was chosen to be utilized for the incident, and a few people responded so quickly to the call, they arrived even before…

Rep. Joe Wilson lauds tax cuts at Mooneyhan’s Auto Repair in West Columbia

U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson presents Bill Mooneyhan with photo of Wilson and President Donald Trump at tax cut bill signing. Bill Mooneyhan Jr., Mike Green and Ben Homeyer were also on hand. Congressman Joe Wilson held a press conference at Mooneyhan’s Auto Service in West Columbia Monday to congratulate owner Bill Monneyhan on the expansion of the small business. Wilson…

Misaligned switch caused Amtrak-CSX train crash in Cayce

NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt at Sunday press conference. NTSB image. National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt was in Cayce Sunday to begin the federal investigation into the train crash that resulted in the death of two Amtrak employees in the earlier hours of that day. Sumwalt, at a Sunday press conference, said a train track switch was in the…

“It was a tough scene,” Amtrak engineer, conductor killed in crash, coroner identifies

Near crash site, Sunday. (Terry Ward photo.) The train collision in Cayce early Sunday morning resulted in the deaths of two Amtrak employees. Killed was Michael Kempf, 54 of Savannah Ga. He was the Amtrak train’s engineer. Also killed was Michael Cella, 36, of Orange Park, Fla. He was the train’s conductor. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher, who was very…

Palmetto Health updates patients’ status from Amtrak train accident

Palmetto Health hospitals have received an influx of patients from an Amtrak train accident in West Columbia, South Carolina, earlier this morning, Sunday, Feb. 4. Palmetto Health hospitals patient count has been updated. The thoughts of all our team members are with the family and friends of those injured in this accident. The total number of patients has been adjusted…

Gov. Henry McMaster gives details of fatal Cayce train wreck at press conference

1/2Gov. Henry McMaster at Sunday press conference Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon at Sunday press conference Show Caption Hide Caption The train collision in Cayce resulted in the deaths of two Amtrak employees, according to Gov. Henry McMaster who held a crash update press conference Sunday morning at the SC Emergency Management Department headquarters in West…

2 dead, 70 to hospital, 5,000 gallons of fuel spilled in Cayce train wreck, governor going to site

The train collision in Cayce around 2:45 a.m. Sunday, has resulted in the deaths of two people according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher. Lexington County spokesman Harrison Cahill said, at a news conference early Sunday, that about 70 people with injuries had been hospitalized. He said the injuries ranged from minor scratches and bumps to broken bones. He did…

Train collision results in derailment in Lexington County – Deaths reported – injuries

Lexington County emergency officials are on the scene of train collision and derailment near Charleston Highway and Pine Ridge Road. Lexington County reported the incident around 5 a.m. Saturday morning. No more details were available, but more information is coming according to Lexington County officials.  Lexington County photo.  Follow up- At least two people were killed. according to Lexington County…

3 arrested on drug and weapon charges in Lexington County

Click on image to enlarge Lexington County narcotics agents arrested two men and one woman this week after executing a search warrant at a Lexington home. Michelle Eisinger, 42, is charged with possessing and trafficking illegal drugs. Jason Rivers Jr., 30, is charged with illegally possessing a firearm and failing to register as a sex offender. Kevin Vinson Jr., 36,…