Lexington County

Man, 62, in vehicle accident, but died of natural causes says coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the person killed in a vehicle collision that occurred in the 300 block of South Main Street in Gaston at approximately 8 a.m., Tuesday. According to Fisher, Michael Anthony Worrell, 62, of Swansea was traveling south when his vehicle crossed the center line and collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle. Worrell, who was…

Midlands Gives breaks record with $1,756,332 in donations collected

Breaking its all-time record, the fifth year of Midlands Gives has raised an estimated total of $1,756,332 million dollars via 14,665 individual gifts. (A final total will be released in the coming weeks, after numbers have been reconfirmed.) Featuring 372 participating nonprofits, the 24-hour online giving challenge was hosted by Central Carolina Community Foundation on Tuesday. View the leaderboard of…

Man jumps off of I-20 overpass in Lexington

Lexington Police Department officers were dispatched to the area of Augusta Road at I-20 at approximately 1 p.m. At the scene, there was a white male dressed in all black standing on the overpass at I-20, according to Cpl. Cameron Mortenson of the Lexington Police Department.  As soon as officers arrived and stepped out of their vehicle, the subject jumped…

Cayce Public Safety responds to scene where person dies, SLED investigating

First Responders with the Cayce Department of Public Safety were called to a residence in the 200 block of Hunters Mill Dr. just before 7 a.m., Tuesday, according to City of Cayce spokeswoman Ashley Hunter.  There was a report of an unresponsive person.  After arriving on scene, Cayce Public Safety officers and Lexington EMS responders were unable to revive the person.  The…

Midlands Gives is going on until midnight – link to give included

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Lexington, River Bluff, Dutch Fork return to Lower State baseball finals, Airport plays Thursday

Lexington head coach Brian Hucks, team after win over West Florence. Thomas Grant Jr. photo.  Special to ColaDaily by Thomas Grant Jr.  The last time the Lexington High School baseball team had an opportunity to close out a playoff series, it lost two straight at home to archrival River Bluff. On Monday, the Wildcats earned a second chance at redemption…

With retirement, Cayce Elementary’s Jeanette Samuels stresses love for the children

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Rhythm on the River a hit after West Columbia Riverwalk Park is reopened – video link

Sufferin Moses Show Caption Hide Caption Moon Pi Show Caption Hide Caption Sufferin’ Moses The portions of the West Columbia Riverwalk Park that were closed – from Moffat Street to the Gervais Street Bridge- due to flooding are now open and the entire Riverwalk is open to the public. This Saturday (May 5) Rhythm on the River features: The Distributors and…

Woman killed in 3-vehicle crash is identified

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a motor vehicle collision, Sunday. The collision occurred in the 1300 block of North Lake Drive at approximately 7 p.m. According to Fisher, Jessica H. Kirby, 36, of Lexington was pronounced dead at an area hospital a short time after the collision. Kirby was the passenger in a…

21-year-old woman identified as victim in I-26 crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died due to a single-vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 12:45 a.m., Sunday. The accident happened near mil marker 92 of Interstate 26 eastbound. According to Fisher, Ms. Sarah Helen Shelf, 21, of Simpsonville was killed in the accident. Shelf’s vehicle left the right side of the road and struck…

Dutch Fork, Chapin fall in lacrosse state championship games

Chapin co-captains Olivia Flauding, Ellie Hoos, Chaney Patrich and Jordan Green hold the S.C. High School League Class 4A runner-up trophy for girls’ lacrosse. Thomas Grant Jr. photo. First-ever championship dreams for the Dutch Fork boys and Chapin girls’ lacrosse teams were thwarted Saturday at Irmo High School. The Silver Foxes fell 15-8 to defending champion Wando in the Class…

Lexington Kid’s Day to affect traffic, Saturday

There will be a road closure and possible traffic delays due to the Kid’s Day of Lexington event at the Town of Lexington Municipal Complex, Icehouse Amphitheater and Virginia Hylton Park on Saturday. Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green issued the traffic report Thursday. Maiden Lane will be closed to thru traffic during this event. The road closure will begin at…

Story of best friend killed in DUI used to teach Chapin High School students prom safety

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Chapin girls, Dutch Fork boys lacrosse to play for state titles Saturday

Chapin head coach Jen Green hugs a player after win. GoFlashWin.com photo. Click for link. A year after head coach Jen Green guaranteed a state championship victory in 2018, Chapin is back in the title game. The Lady Eagles routed Christ Church 10-1 to win their second straight Class 4A Upper State title. Jordan Green had five goals and Eden…

Lexington County man sentenced to 30 Years for murder of common law wife

Gerardor Villarreal Rodriguez Gerardor Villarreal Rodriguez, a 45-year-old illegal alien, pleaded guilty Thursday to the stabbing death of his common law wife, Yadira Rodriguez. The victim was the mother of two children, ages 3 and 5, which she shared with Rodriguez. The homicide occurred at 1712 Burnham Street in West Columbia, when Rodriguez broke into the home where the victim…

Portions of West Columbia Riverwalk temporarily closed due to rising water

File photo of Conagree River at Gervais Street Bridge. Portions of the West Columbia Riverwalk Park are closed until further notice due to flooding.  The area from the Gervais St. Bridge to the Moffatt St. entrance are closed until further notice due high water in that area.  Once the flood waters subside and the Riverwalk path is clear again, the city…

Access to beautiful Saluda River to increase soon, with new pathway

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Lexington County Hells Angel sentenced in murder-for-hire plot

Jerry Oliver, 52, of Lexington County was sentenced today in federal court in Columbia, Wednesday, according to a release from US Attorney Beth Drake. Oliver pleaded guilty in January to Murder for Hire. US District Judge Terry L. Wooten sentenced Oliver to the statutory maximum of 10 years in prison Evidence against Oliver established that the defendant was a member…

Lexington Police arrest teen for threatening to “shoot up the school”

A 14-year-old juvenile male from West Columbia was arrested for the charges of unlawful communication and disturbing schools for threats made through social media. Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green announced the arrest, Wednesday evening.  On Monday, at approximately 8 p.m., officers took a report of threats that were made through Snapchat where a subject referenced the Lexington Middle School and that…

C-WC Lion’s Club eye exam results in clear sight for Carson Thornton

Carson with his mom, Melanie Thornton at C-WC Lions Club meeting. Carson Thornton can see clearly now, and he’s thanking the Cayce-West Columbia Lion’s Club. Carson is a student at Pineview Elementary School, where his eyes were tested by the C-WC Lions. Bill Mooneyhan, a member of the club, said the C-WC Lion’s Club has conducted more than 3,000 eye…

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

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