Lexington County

Chapin mother says foster children enrich her life

Photo by Karamie Sullivan. According to the S.C. Department of Social Services, more than 4,500 children in South Carolina are in the foster care system. May is national Foster Care Awareness month, and the organization uses this time to shed light on the number of foster families needed for children in the state. One Midlands couple has been fostering children…

Man dies in crash while fleeing traffic checkpoint

LCSD photo. A man was killed when his car left the road and struck a tree following a short pursuit in Irmo Friday night. The pursuit began in the Fernandina Road area after deputies said he deliberately evaded a joint public safety checkpoint made up of Lexington County deputies and troopers from the South Carolina Highway Patrol. “Instead of stopping…

Child dies after being struck by vehicle on I-20 in Lexington County

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has confirmed that the child struck by a vehicle on Interstate 20 Westbound near mile marker 57 at approximately 12:50 a.m. on April 27, 2018 has died. According to Fisher, Miss T’liyah Lebronah-Janae Bell, 5, of Aiken was pronounced dead at an area hospital on Thursday, as a result of her injuries. The vehicle in…

Man who died in 10-vehicle collision is identified by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a 10-vehicle collision. The crash occurred at approximately 11:10 a.m., Thursday on Interstate 20 westbound near mile marker 61, in Lexington County. According to Fisher, Mr. Kenneth Johnson, 59, of Great Falls was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the collision. Johnson’s vehicle was…

Wife of arrested Dr. Adam Lazzarini found dead, autopsy results pending

Dr. Adam Lazzarini- LCDC photo. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has confirmed the investigation of a death that was reported on Tuesday at a residence in the 200 block of Hunters Mill Drive. According to Fisher, Mrs. Vanessa Brooke Biery, 43, was found dead in her home of unknown circumstances. Mrs. Biery’s death was reported by her husband, Dr. Adam…

Midlands high school baseball, soccer playoff scores

River Bluff’s Cameron Ferrell celebrates safely reaching second base against Dutch Fork on Thursday.  Thomas Grant Jr. photo. Special to ColaDaily from Thomas Grant Jr.  It’s deja vu’ time for River Bluff and Lexington. For the second straight year, the two teams will meet in the winner’s bracket of the Class 5A Lower State playoffs. The rematch was set up…

1 lane of I-20 opened in aftermath of 10-vehicle fatal collision

Wreck 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Wreck 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Wreck 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Wreck Show Caption Hide Caption SCHP images. After a massive collision Thursday before noon on I-20 in Lexington County, one lane of west bound I-20 is now open. One person died in the 10-vehicle crash that included two tractor-trailers and vehicle fires….

Doctor arrested in connection to 2017 Cayce shooting

Adam Marcus Lazzarini- LCDC photo.  A 46-year-old Cayce man has been arrested for his actions during a shooting incident that occurred at 256 Hunters Mill Dr. on Oct. 9, 2017. Adam Marcus Lazzarini turned himself in Thursday morning at the Lexington County Detention Center and was formally charged with Involuntary Manslaughter and Obstructing Justice. Lazzarini is a doctor, and an employee…

Multi-vehicle fatal crash blocking I-20 at mile marker 61 in Lexington County

SCDOT image. At least one person is dead and I-20 west is closed, Thursday, near mile marker 61 (at US-378-Sunset Boulevard) due to a multi-vehicle accident, with a fire. Four people were taken to the hospital. Two of those transported were in critical condition. The S.C. Department of Public Safety advises motorists to avoid the area and expect delays. The…

West Columbia’s Gray Collegiate Boys Basketball team honored at State House, Wednesday

West Columbia’s Gray Collegiate Academy Boys Basketball team won the 2A State Champs State this school year. Coach Dion Bethea, and his team, were invited to the S.C. State House Wednesday, and received a proclamation from the S.C. House of Representatives. “It was a great feeling,” said Bethea, “to hear our name called and hear about our accomplishments. I could…

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

1/3Midlands Gives at State Museum Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Midlands Gives groups at S.C. State Museum. Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3West Columbia Mayor Bobby Horton – Anna Huffman, PIO representing WC Beautification Foundation Show Caption Hide Caption Midlands Gives is going on until midnight, Tuesday. Give at midlandsgives.org There is a Midlands Give headquarters at the S.C. State Museum in…

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…