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Progress on Lexington 2 school construction coming along

1/4New Cayce Elementary School. Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4CATE site from 12th Street Extension. Cayce Elementary in background. Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4CATE Center from Bulldog Boulevard. Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4New Elementary School site in West Columbia. Show Caption Hide Caption There are two new elementary schools and a career and technology (CATE) center being built in the Lexington…

Lexington County Blowfish host first Dog Day

The Lexington County Blowfish held the first Dog Day of the season, Tuesday. Friends from 94.3 The Dude are on hand as well. Fans were asked to bring their furry friend and join the “Pooches Parade” during the middle of the third inning of the Blowfish vs the Savannah Bananas. There are prizes for the most creatively dressed. Michelle Renew Photo ColaDaily

Lexington County deputies recover nearly $600,000 in stolen equipment

Lexington County deputies recovered nearly $600,000 worth of stolen equipment from the 5000 block of Platt Springs Road Monday afternoon. With the help of one of the victims, deputies traced a stolen front-end loader to the area. After circling the location, they noticed several pieces of work equipment in a field, according to an incident report. More than half a…

Clemson football team welcomed at the White House, meets with president

President Donald Trump welcomed the Clemson Tigers football team to the White House Monday. Clemson won the 2016-2017 College Football Playoff National Championship. Gov. Henry McMaster was also on hand for the Tigers’ visit. During the White House ceremony, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney presented the president with official Tigers No. 1 jerseys. President Trump called Clemson’s victory over Alabama…

Courtyard by Marriott in Cayce has opened

The Courtyard by Marriott in Cayce has opened. The hotel opened last week. The property features 100 rooms, a Bistro with a full service bar, 683-sq.-ft. of meeting space, an indoor pool, a fitness room, a business center, a market pantry, a guest laundry room, and an outdoor patio with a fire pit and a grill. Raines Hospitality management company,…

Lexington County Museum’s “Murders and Mysteries” tour a big hit

The Town of Lexington’s history goes back to the days before the Civil War. Saturday night, a crowd of several hundred gathered to explore some of the darkest parts of that history. The Lexington County Museum’s “Murders and Mysteries” walking tour had the crowd assembled and waiting well before the 8 p.m. start time, filling the area near the Pitter…

West Columbia Public Works, one of the best

1/3Public Works called out at night after tree falls and blocks street. Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Clean up day on a Saturday at City Hall Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Public works around town Show Caption Hide Caption While there is no weekly poll, the City of West Columbia’s Public Works Department is one of the best. “This is probably the…

Woman killed in collision Friday was Lexington County EMS technician

 The Lexington County public information office said a woman killed Friday morning in an auto accident was a county employee.  Carmen Nunez “It is with heavy hearts, and great sorrow, that the County of Lexington Public Safety Department announces the death of Emergency Medical Services’ Pfc. Carmen Nunez following a fatal collision early Friday morning. Link to crash information At…

Lexington County detour on I-20 at SC 6 begins Friday night

The SC 6 westbound exit ramp (Exit 55A) on Interstate 20 in Lexington County will be closed Friday and Saturday night (June 9 and 10) for road shoulder reconstruction. Motorists heading west who want to take Exit 55A should proceed to Exit 51 and turn onto Northbound Long Ponds Road. At the next intersection (Two Notch Road), traffic will take…

Coroner identifies 2 people killed in Friday morning crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the identities of two people killed in a two-vehicle early morning accident. The accident occurred in the 1500 block of St. Matthews Road (Hwy 6) in Swansea on Friday. At approximately 07:20 a.m. vehicle being operated by Jimmie Lee Haygood, Jr., 29-years-old, of Orangeburg crossed over the center lane of St. Matthews Road…

2 killed in Lexington County crash, Friday morning

Two people died in a head-on collision in Lexington County Friday morning. A 2006 Nissan crossed the center line of SC Highway 6 outside of Swansea and collided with a 2016 Nissan, said Lance Cpl David Jones of the S.C. Highway Patrol. The accident happened at 7:20 a.m. Jones said the driver of the 2006 Nissan was entrapped and pronounced…

Lexington Hometown Sears store plans “refresh”

Sears Hometown Store in Lexington is planning a refresh and a grand reopening celebration June 16-17. The announcement of the refresh came a day after Sears said it will close 72 Sears stores, auto centers and K-Mart stores. During the celebration weekend of the Sears Lexington store, customers will be offered discounts on almost everything in the store, according to a…

EdVenture installing Boeing 757 cockpit, Friday

What:    EdVenture will be installing a Boeing 757 cockpit on the outside wall of the museum overlooking the Columbia Canal side as a feature of an new exhibit called “Flight”. The cockpit will lifted by crane and attached to the side of the building. The entire exhibit will be opening mid-July. When:       Friday,  7 a.m. Where:        EdVenture,…

Batesburg-Leesville considering hospitality tax

The Batesburg-Leesville Town Council discussed the the feasibility of a hospitality tax, Monday at a work session, according to Ted Luckadoo, B-L’s town manager. Luckadoo detailed the hospitality tax meeting in a press release. A local hospitality tax of 2% sales tax would be added to prepared food and beverages. Its revenue would be used for projects related to tourism,…

PaleoPalooza, day of fossils, dinosaurs, at the S.C. State Museum, June 17

Experience a special day full of fossils, dinosaurs, natural history and more, June 17

The South Carolina State Museum will celebrate all things paleontology, Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Guests will get to meet a paleontologist, skype with scientists in the jungles of Panama, make their own fossils, see live birds of prey and more during this full day of natural history. Guests will also get a chance to meet…

More human remains found in H. L. Hunley

North Charleston – It is no secret that the crew compartment of the , the world’s first successful combat submarine, was small. Conservators working to save the pioneering vessel have a new understanding of just how cramped and intimidating it must have been for the eight-man crew in 1864 when they cranked the Hunley into world history. Working in the…

“Thermal injuries” cause of death in Tuesday night fire

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the cause of death of the victim of a residential structure fire that occurred Tuesday night on Old Dunbar Road in West Columbia. According to  Fisher, autopsy findings confirmed that Aiyanna Shaw, 6, died due to thermal injuries sustained in the fire. The cause of the fatal fire is still under investigation by multiple…

Chapin man accused of trying to burn up his family

A Lexington County man is charged with three counts of attempted murder after family members told deputies he poured gasoline inside his Chapin home and attempted to ignite it with them inside. Mark Allen Bell, 47, is accused of pouring gasoline on the floor and throwing it on multiple people while making threats Tuesday morning, according to arrest warrants. “Those…

Lexington County man wanted on murder charge turns himself in

 A Lexington County man charged with murder in connection to a fatal shooting last month turned himself in early Wednesday morning. Jeremy Antonio Williams is accused of shooting Derrick James Jones multiple times on Hampton Road May 30, according to the arrest warrant. Williams was served with two additional warrants Wednesday. “Williams is also charged with possession of a weapon…

Lexington County Fire Service reports details of fatal fire

Lexington County 911 dispatched Fire Service and EMS personnel to the 2000 block of Old Dunbar Road at 10 p.m. Tuesday night in reference to a residential structure fire. Click for link to initial story: Child dies in residential fire Before arriving on scene, firefighters were informed that an individual may have been entrapped in the home. Upon arrival, firefighters entered…

Six-year-old dies in residential fire in West Columbia

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a residential structure fire that occurred just before 10 p.m., Tuesday, on Old Dunbar Road in West Columbia. Aiyanna Shaw was pronounced dead at the scene of the fire, according to Fisher. The victim, age 6, was a resident of the home.  An autopsy has been scheduled for Wednesday.  The…

West Columbia on board with Congaree River Southern Lights Exhibit coinciding with eclipse

1/3lights 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Lights Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3lights 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Chris Robinson is an artist and professor at the University of South Carolina. He is creating a light-beaming art project that will be placed between the Gervais Street and Blossom Street bridges. Laura Ros, of “What’s Next Midlands” asked West Columbia City Council…

Lexington is Columbia’s next major retail corridor, says report

Lexington is Columbia’s next major retail corridor according to a report on Collier’s International-South Carolina Webpage. A partial report is listed under Quarter One 2017 of the “Columbia Retail Market Report.” The report reads: “The Lexington County retail corridor is a 2-mile stretch along Sunset Boulevard from North Lake Drive to the Target-anchored Lexington Pavilion shopping center. The corridor is booming,…

Ribbon cut on Batteries + Bulbs store in West Columbia

The ribbon was cut on the new Batteries + Bulbs store at  2400-B Augusta Rd. in West Columbia , Tuesday morning. Pictured are: Dondee Lewis of the Greater-Cayce West Columbia Chamber Board, Anna Huffman, public information officer for the City of West Columbia, B.J. Unthank, economic development director, City of West Columbia, Todd Karnes, manager of Batteries + Bulbs, Bates…