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Miss Columbia, Suzi Roberts, is new Miss South Carolina

1/3Suzi Roberts during talent competition. Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Miss SC, Suzi Roberts, of Columbia. Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Suzi being crowned. Show Caption Hide Caption The newest Miss South Carolina calls the state’s capital city home. Suzi Roberts, Miss Columbia 2017, won the Miss South Carolina crown at Saturday’s night’s finals at the Township Auditorium. Roberts, who finished as…

Two people killed on I-20, emergency responders injured, early Saturday

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the identity of the persons killed in two early morning car accidents on I-20 Eastbound at Mile Marker 39 in Lexington County on Saturday. At approximately 4 a.m. Fisher states that Caleb Joseph Metz, 26, of North Augusta. died at the scene from the injuries he received in the accident when the vehicle…

One person killed in early morning I-20 crash in Lexington County

One person was killed in a an early Saturday morning crash in Lexington County. A westbound 2006 four-door Chevrolet crossed the median on I-20 at Milemarker 39, according to Cpl. Sonny Collins of the S.C. Highway patrol. The accident occurred just after 4 a.m. The Chevrolet collided with a 2013 four-door Hyundai. The driver of the Chevrolet was killed. The…

Lexington Police issue sketch of suspect

The Lexington Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the individual who attempted a strong arm robbery of an elderly victim. At approximately 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, a male approached an 88 -year-old victim at the Quality Inn, at 328 West Main St. The suspect pressed an unknown object to the back of the victim’s head and attempted…

West Columbia Solar Fest West to include live music, food trucks, eclipse education stations

The City of West Columbia is holding the Solar Fest West event to view the once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, from noon –until-  4 p.m, at the Wyman M. “Mac” Rish Riverwalk and Amphitheater, 109 Alexander Road, West Columbia. Solar Fest West will feature live music from Seventy Six and Sunny with Prettier than Matt, food trucks, a beer…

Lexington County teens arrested, accused of vandalizing church

Two Lexington County teens face numerous charges related to a series of crimes this week. Tristian Harmon of Leesville and Skylar Shuey of Gilbert broke into Bethlehem Baptist Church where they vandalized property and broke into a safe, according to investigators. Detectives have also tied the 17-year-olds to car break-ins and the theft of a golf cart near the church….

No plans to sell Davis or Taylor school buildings for housing

The Taylor and Davis buildings. (Lexington Two Photos)  Things will look a little different in the upcoming school year for some Lexington Two students. Davis Early Childhood Center for Technology and Taylor Elementary School students will move to the new Cayce Elementary School for the 2017/18 school year. Cayce Elementary School is being built next to Busbee Creative Arts Academy…

Cayce Historical Museum celebrates 25 years

The Cayce Historical Museum celebrated 25 years of operation Saturday. An event was held among friends, volunteers and longtime supporters, including U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson. At the casual dinner at the Farm Bureau building in Cayce, the Museum Commission and staff reflected on the individuals responsible for making the museum possible. John Ellisor, the founder of the Cayce Historical Museum,…

Man killed while running in Lexington Wednesday is identified

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died after being struck by a vehicle while jogging on Sunset Boulevard in Lexington, early Wednesday morning. According to Fisher, John Flanagan, 38, of Lexington was struck while jogging just before 6 a.m. on Wednesday.  Flanagan was transported to an area hospital, where he later died as the result of…

Coroner releases identity of pedestrian fatally struck by van

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the pedestrian who was killed after being struck by a motor vehicle, Tuesday. The incident occurred at approximately 10 p.m. on U.S. 178 near Batesburg-Leesville. According to Fisher, Ryan Kneece, 27, of Batesburg was walking in the road when he was struck by a 2007 Ford van. Kneece was pronounced dead at the…

Pedestrian killed Tuesday night in Lexington County

A pedestrian was killed on Highway 178 near Batesburg-Leesville Tuesday night, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. The pedestrian was in the road and was hit by a 2007 Ford van traveling east on Highway 178. The incident occurred about 10 p.m. No charges were filed against the driver of the van. The pedestrian was in the road. The victim’s…

Women learn water navigation at “Ladies’ Day on the Lake”

By Karamie Sullivan The ladies got their day in the sun, except it was overcast. The Lake Murray Resort and Marina hosted the 17th annual “Ladies’ Day on the Lake” Tuesday. The day-long class is an effort to teach them how to back a boat trailer down a ramp into the water and navigate a boat to the dock. The…

Boo Boo returns home after dog is stolen with car

Boo Boo’s back home and all is well. Debrah Boulanger’s dog “Boo Boo” was in the car of a friend, when the car was stolen from the Triangle City area in West Columbia on June 10. With Boo Boo, a brown Chihuahua missing, the West Columbia Police Department announced that the car, and Boo Boo, had been stolen. They were…

Lexington Police look for man impersonating U.S Marshal

The Lexington Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man who presented himself as a Federal Law Enforcement officer. At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, the man pictured  went into the Gamestop at 5570 Sunset Blvd. in Lexington. He identified himself as a U.S. Marshal, police said. The subject attempted to convince employees that he needed access to…

Chapin hit and run victim identified by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a fatal hit–and-run accident that occurred at approximately 5 a.m. on Sunday. The incident happened in the 500 Block of Westwood Drive in Chapin. Fisher states that Darrius N. Dreher, 22, of Chapin was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple body trauma after he was struck by an unknown…

Pedestrian killed in early Sunday hit-and-run in Lexington County

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal hit-and-run that occurred in Lexington County early Sunday morning. The accident happened just after 5 a.m. on Westwood Drive, according to Cpl. Sonny Collins of the S.C. Highway Patrol. The collision resulted in a person being struck and killed by a car that fled the scene after the incident. The Highway…

Lexington 2 school district implementing InfoSnap on-line registration beginning 2017-18 school year

The Lexington Two School District is working on a plan that will make student registration less cumbersome. InfoSnap is online registration software that will use Internet technology to eliminate the need for large packets of registration forms, said Janet Dedmon District Instructional Technology Coach at the Lexington Two Board meeting, Thursday. For families with more than one student in the…

Cayce closing some streets Saturday for Soiree on State event

Multiple streets in the City of Cayce will be closed and/or have detours Saturday  in conjunction with the Soiree on State event. The event site, State Street from Poplar Street to Railroad Street, will be closed to through traffic starting at 10 a.m. and will remain closed into the evening for event clean up. Multiple adjacent streets will be closed…

Nighttime detour on I-20 Exit 55 (SC 6) eastbound begins Friday night

The SC 6 eastbound exit ramp (Exit 55) on Interstate 20 in Lexington County will be closed Friday and Saturday night, June 16 and 17, for road shoulder reconstruction. Motorists heading east who wish to take Exit 55 should proceed to Exit 58 and re-enter I-20 westbound to Exit 55. The exit 55 eastbound ramp closure will occur: From 11…

Town of Lexington seeking bids on One-Way Pair Transportation Project

The Town of Lexington has received final approval from the S.C. Department of Transportation on a One-Way Pair Transportation Project, the town is planning. The town is requesting bid for the project beginning Friday, according to a release from Jennifer Dowden, media coordinator for the Town of Lexington  The bids will be opened and reviewed on July 20. Shortly after,…

Death of musician ruled justifiable homicide

The death of a man who died Tuesday night has been ruled as a justifiable homicide by investigators. Keith Dominick, 53, died at his ex-girlfriend’s Lake Murray home of strangulation and blood loss, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. Dominick broke into the woman’s house in the 500 block of Hiller Road in Chapin. He cut his arm severely…

U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson issues statement after shooting of congressman and four others

U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson James T. Hodgkinson III, fired several shots Wednesday at a park in Alexandria, Va., at Republican members of Congress. The Congress members were at a morning baseball practice. The shooter wounded five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (La.). Hodgkinson, 66, was from Illinois. He died after a shootout with police.  Two officers were wounded in…

Lexington deputies publish photos of suspects in alleged truck theft

Do you know this woman? She drove a red Camry to a car dealership, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. Her male passenger stole a Dodge truck that was for sale. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is looking for her. If you have any information about these two people or the vehicles, please call Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC.

Lexington Medical Center to host employment fair, June 24

Lexington Medical Center will host an employment fair on Saturday, June 24 on the hospital campus in West Columbia. The hospital is looking to fill numerous positions in nursing, allied health and professional support services. The employment fair will include two sessions: 8 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 4 p.m. It will be inside the Lexington Medical Park 1…

West Columbia Police receive body cameras, ready to put them into service

The West Columbia Police Department has received its shipment of 30 body cameras. “We’ll take some time to train our department on how to use the cameras,” said West Columbia Police Chief Dennis Tyndall. While there has been a large amount of attention on body cameras for police officers in the last couple of years, the use of the cameras…