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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…

Former Lexington County Sheriff Lewis McCarty dies

A. Lewis McCarty, whose law enforcement career in Lexington County spanned more than three decades, has died at the age of 76. “Sheriff McCarty had an incredible influence on me as a law enforcement officer and leader,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “He touched many others in the profession and had a hand in laying a firm foundation at…

Holocaust survivor shares her story with Gilbert Middle School students

GMS students presented Lazan with their journals, news articles and poems when she came to speak. Lexington One photo.  From Lexington One Schools An historic visitor to Gilbert Middle School shared her deeply personal story with students and staff. Marion Blumenthal Lazan, author of “Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story,” visited GMS on Jan. 8. She spoke about the importance of…

WP Rawl hosting job fair in Pelion, Saturday

Local family-owned farm, WP Rawl, is hosting an onsite job fair at its headquarters, 824 Fairview Rd.,  Pelion. The job fair is  Saturday (Jan. 20) from 9 a.m. – noon. Rawl is hiring for positions across the business in departments including Administration, Field Operations, Safety and Quality Assurance, Human Resources, Production, Safety, Sanitation, and Transportation. Current open positions include: CDL…

Lexington County recycle item collection at Springdale Baptist Church, Saturday

Lexington County residents will have the opportunity to recycle electronics and shred paper documents on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Springdale Baptist Church, located at 357 Wattling Rd, West Columbia, SC 29170. The following electronics will be accepted: • Computers (laptops, monitors, CPU’s, keyboards) • TV’s  • Printers, Copiers, scanners • VCR and DVD…

Lexington 1, Lexington 2 schools change status from 2-hour delay to closed

After carefully monitoring the weather situation and consulting with Lexington County and Lexington County Emergency Preparedness officials, Lexington County School District One is canceling school today, Wednesday, Jan. 17, for all students and staff in all attendance areas. The district is also canceling all meetings and events scheduled to take place at any Lexington District One school, performing arts center,…

Richland 1, Richland 2 cancel school for Wednesday

ColaDaily file photo Richland One schools and administrative offices will be closed Wednesday The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for most of the Midlands, including Richland County. Due to the forecast for snow and the possibility of hazardous road conditions, Richland One schools and administrative offices will be closed Wednesday, January 17, 2018. All school and…

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Richland and Lexington counties

NWS-Columbia graphic. There is a prediction for “wintry precipitation” at several locations in South Carolina, Wednesday. And the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Richland and Lexington counties, in addition to Kershaw, Edgefield, Columbia, McCormick, Newberry, Fairfield, Saluda and Lee counties. the advisory is in effect from 2 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. The advisory means…

Students pitch in to help Hudson’s Heroes Tackle Hunger for Harvest Hope Food Bank

1/4Hudsons Heroes Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Hudsons Heroes 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Hudsons Heroes 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Hudsons Heroes 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Early on a Saturday morning of a long weekend, one might expect high school students to be still in bed. This Saturday, though, more than 100 teens from 10 local high schools were…

House damaged by fire in Cayce

1/4Cayce Fire 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Cayce Fire 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Cayce Fire 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Cayce Fire Show Caption Hide Caption The Cayce Department of Public Safety was dispatched to a fully involved residential structure fire in the 400 block of Hudson Ave around 4 p.m. Saturday. Firefighters worked to contain the flames. Damages…

Man killed in deputy-related shooting is identified

Justin Coy Adkins The man killed after presenting a firearm at deputies Thursday night has been identified as 44-year-old Justin Coy Adkins of Saint Matthews, according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher. “Once Mr. Adkins was identified, our deputies determined he was wanted out of Orangeburg County for attempted murder among other charges,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “He…

Suspect shot and killed after pulling gun on deputies 

A man was fatally shot Thursday night after he presented a gun at officers following a pursuit. “Deputies attempted to pull the man over for a traffic violation shortly before 10 p.m. on Shumpert Road,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “The suspect failed to stop and initiated a pursuit that ended on Mimosa Drive when deputies deployed tire deflation devices…

SCANA says it pays $82 million in property taxes in Richland, Lexington counties

SCANA Corporation and its subsidiaries paid South Carolina counties more than $209 million in property taxes for property assessed in 2017. SCANA announced the amount in a press release, Thursday. Lexington County received the largest payment, more than $41.8 million, followed by Richland County with more than $40.3 million. “These funds are essential to the counties throughout the state,” said…

Lexington School District One holding teacher recruitment fair

Lexington County School District One invites teachers to attend the district’s annual Teacher Recruitment Fair on Saturday (Jan. 20) from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Recruitment Fair takes place at White Knoll High School, 5643 Platt Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29073. Since the district schedules interviews on a first come, first serve basis, interested teachers should register online in…

Lexington County Council elects Debbie Summers new chairwoman

Debra “Debbie” Summers Larry Brigham Lexington County Council convened on Tuesday, for a scheduled Council meeting and held and election for the new Chairwoman and Vice Chairman of Council. Council elected Chairwoman Debra “Debbie” Summers, of Council District 4 – Springdale, parts of Lexington, parts of Oak Grove and parts of Cayce, to serve as this year’s Chairwoman of Council….

Aldi buys property in Lexington for new location

Southern Visions Real Estate has announced the sale of 2.82 acres on Platt Springs Road in Lexington to Aldi, LLC. The location is near Highway 6 and Platt springs Road. Southern Visions represented the seller in the $1,755,000 sale.  Southern Visions is excited to be a part of this transaction bringing another retailer to the Red Bank community that is…

Father charged with abusing infant daughter who suffered permanent brain damage

Robert Marvin Ray A Columbia father is charged with abusing his infant daughter after medical professionals said the baby suffered extensive injuries causing her to permanently lose function in the right half of her brain Robert Marvin Ray, 31, is charged with abuse to inflict great bodily injury upon a child, according to arrest warrants. “Ray originally told investigators his…

Mother, daughter charged in family member’s neglect death

Candie McKay Shearin – LCSD photos A Gaston woman has been charged in the death of her disabled son. The woman’s daughter has also been charged in the death. Candie McKay Shearin, 45, and Tara Nerys Shearin, 20, are charged with abuse or neglect resulting in death to a vulnerable adult, according to arrest warrants. “EMS responded to the home…

Columbia, West Columbia, Lexington, Richland County offices closed Monday for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

City of Columbia offices will be closed in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan.15 All recycling, garbage & yard waste pickup will remain on regular schedule during this holiday. Richland County Government offices will close Monday, Jan. 15 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The County’s C&D Landfill and Lower Richland Drop-off…

Mothers plan for March’s Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Gala

Mary Rickman and her husband Jay are this year’s recipients of the Living and Giving Award. By Karamie Sullivan There are three Lexington women who are passionate about funding for type one diabetes research. And they are doing everything they can to help find a cure for this autoimmune disease. These women are: Mary Rickman, Amber Bland, and Beth McCrary….

Man charged with 5 counts of attempted murder following house fire

Joseph Harry Riester. LCSD photo. A Columbia man has been charged with five counts of attempted murder after deputies said he set a Swansea home on fire with five people inside late Saturday night. Joseph Harry Riester, 48, entered the victims’ home on Jones Wire Road with a knife shortly before midnight, according to the arrest warrants. “The victims told…

SCE&G to test emergency sirens at Lake Murray, V.C. Summer Nuclear Station, Tuesday

SCE&G will conduct two separate tests of siren warning systems Tuesday (Jan. 9) in two separate Midlands locations. At noon, SCE&G will activate the siren warning system along the Lower Saluda River as part of the Lake Murray Dam emergency action plan. A full, three-minute sounding of the sirens is conducted on the second Tuesday of January each year. One-minute…

American Pickers looking for leads in South Carolina – contact info.

American Pickers, Mike and Frank want to pick in S.C. – American Pickers photo. Mike and Frank from The History Channel show American Picker are coming to the south, and South Carolina, this winter. The picking team is in search of picks, warm weather, and Southern hospitality. In addition to South Carolina, the pickers will be in Georgia and Florida…

1 killed, 1 injured in Lexington County car accident

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a single-vehicle accident. The accident occurred in the 2800 block of Calks Ferry Road near Pelion at approximately 2:15 a.m. on Friday. According to Fisher, Crystal Marie Padgett, 34, of Gaston was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the accident. Padgett’s…

West Columbia issues Christmas tree disposal information

The City of West Columbia has numerous options for disposing of your Christmas tree. It can be dropped off at a location below or the City of West Columbia Sanitation and Recycling Department will begin pick up the week of January 15. In partnership with the Lexington County Stormwater Consortium and Keep the Midlands Beautiful Grinding of the Greens program,…