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Lexington grads to coach in Saturday’s High School North-South All-Star basketball game

Lexington High School boys’ basketball coach Bailey Harris presents Dorman High School head coach and former Wildcat player Thomas Ryan the commerative game ball from the S.C. High School League Class 5A championship game on March 2 at Colonial Life Arena. Ryan’s Cavaliers defeated Irmo 44-33 to repeat as champions. Coaches Thomas Ryan of Dorman and Mark Snelgrove of Chapin…

Lexington County coroner identifies man killed in West Columbia crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in  a single-vehicle accident. It occurred in the 300 block of Glenn Road in West Columbia at approximately  5:25 p.m. Tuesday. According to  Fisher, Mr. Shakel Duane Cannon, 23, of Gaston was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the accident. Cannon’s vehicle left the right…

Chris Wooten defeats Anne Marie Eckstorm Green in House 69 seat race

Chris Wooten speaking at a House Seat 69 candidates forum. Republican Chris Wooten defeats Anne Marie Eckstorm Green for S.C. House 69 seat with 1,655 votes to 1,319 votes. Wooten won 56 percent to 44 percent. The two competed in a GOP primary runoff. The results are unofficial from Lexington County voter office Director Dean Crepes. House Seat 69 is…

New West Columbia Fire Chief Chris Smith settles into his role

1/3Former Chief Wyatt Coleman, Smith Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3WCFD Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Smith Show Caption Hide Caption West Columbia’s new Fire Chief Chris Smith There’s a new chief in town. West Columbia’s new Fire Chief Chris Smith has now been working with the department for about six months. Smith stepped into this position Sept. 25, after former Chief…

Senior Rides organization reaches out for volunteers

Senior Rides 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Senior Rides 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Senior Rides 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Senior Rides Show Caption Hide Caption Senior Rides 5 Show Caption Hide Caption Senior Rides 4 Show Caption Hide Caption Members of a new volunteer service gathered Tuesday evening at West Columbia’s Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church to speak with…

Person airlifted from Lexington County plant with life-threatening injuries

The Lexington County Fire Service and Lexington County EMS responded to an entrapment at the Diamond Pet Food plant in Gaston at 11:30 a.m. LCFS and LCEMS extricated and stabilized a patient, who was then airlifted via LifeLine helicopter to a local hospital. The person extracted sustained life-threatening injuries, according to a Lexington County report. Lexington County photo. 

Lexington District One bus in accident, 1 student taken to hospital 

At about 6:30 a.m., Tuesday, a Lexington County School District One school bus was involved in an accident while traveling on Calks Ferry Road toward Two Notch Road. The bus driver and 22 elementary students were on board when the collision took place at 1650 Calks Ferry Road. As a precaution, one fifth-grade student was transported to Lexington Medical Center…

17-year-old arrested in connection to string of Lexington County car break-ins

Jalon Britt A 17-year-old from Gaston has been arrested for his role in a string of car break-ins and a motor vehicle theft last week. Jalon Britt is charged in connection to several car break-ins in the Millstream Crossing and Millstream Place subdivisions, and along Kingsberry Terrace and Vanarsdale Drive, according to arrest warrants. Investigators said Britt is also charged…

Woman killed in crash on Platt Springs Road is identified

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a vehicle collision. The crash occurred at the intersection of Platt Springs Road and South Lake Drive in the Red Bank area at approximately 6 a.m., Sunday. According to Fisher, Judy L. Kaney, 58, of Lexington was pronounced dead at an area hospital hours after…

Christopher Raines, “A.J. Blues,” charged with making online threats

Christopher Raines, also known as A.J. Blues – LCSD photo Lexington County deputies have arrested a man after reviewing one of his social media posts that linked to a YouTube video titled “List of people who ought to be killed.” Christopher Raines, also known as A.J. Blues, is charged with threatening a public employee, according to arrest warrants. Raines, 43,…

St Patrick’s Day celebrated in Lexington Saturday with a parade

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Town of Lexington to close roads Saturday for St. Patrick’s Shamrock Parade

There will be several road closures in downtown Lexington on Saturday, for the St. Patrick’s Shamrock Parade, according to Police Chief Terrence Green. The road closures and detours will begin at noon with the closure of West Butler Street, from Columbia Avenue to North Church Street, along with Haygood Street and part of Meetze Street, to allow those involved in…

City of West Columbia releases rendering, announces open date, of park for children of all abilities

City of West Columbia rendering of new park- click to enlarge. The City of West Columbia is planning an all-inclusive enabling playground and parking area near the West Columbia Riverwalk and Amphitheater. The expected opening date for the park is in the Fall of 2018. Mayor Pro-Tem Tem Miles and the West Columbia City Council received a $250,000 special grant,…

Fire destroys Lexington County house

1/3LexCo Fire 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3LexCo Fire 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3LexCo fire Show Caption Hide Caption Lexington County  emergency crews were dispatched to 100 block of Parkwood Drive, early Thursday. They responded to a fire at an abandoned house. No injuries were reported, but the home was a total loss. Estimated value of the home is…

New 10,000-sq. ft. “Steel Hands” production brewery coming to Cayce

1/4Groundbreaking Wednesday morning Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Steel Hands Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Steel Hands 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Steel Hands 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Plans for Steel Hands Brewing were announced Wednesday morning groundbreaking at 2350 Foreman St. in Cayce. The new business is expected to be completed by the fall of 2018. It is described as…

Teen killed in crash on Pond Branch Road is identified by Lexington County coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a single vehicle accident on Pond Branch Road near Ben Franklin Road. The accident occured just before 6 p.m., Tuesday. According to Fisher, Eboney Latavia Harris, 17, of Leesville was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the accident.  Miss Harris’s vehicle left…

Iranian hot tea, falafel featured at food fair in South Congaree – Pine Ridge

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1 killed in Lexington County crash

A driver was killed Tuesday in a crash in Lexington County. The incident took place on Pond Branch Road near Ben Franklin Road, according to Lance Cpl. Matt Southern of the S.C. Highway Patrol. The single-vehicle crash involved a 2013 Nissan. Southern said the driver of the vehicle was traveling west and ran off the right side of the road….

Dreams coming true – Central S.C. Habitat for Humanity building 3 homes in Cayce

Tina, Jamecia and Katona – Photo by Allen Wallace. A dream years in the making is about to come true for three local families, thanks to their own hard work and support from their community. Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity launched its Spring Blitz Monday in Cayce, and by day’s end three new homes had already begun to take…

Man killed in Lexington County motorcycle accident is identified

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a motorcycle accident.The crash occurred in the 400 block of Longs Pond Road in Lexington just after midnight Saturday. According to Fisher, Mr. Charles Devant Mengedoht, 33, of Lexington was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the accident.  Mengedoht, who was not…

West Columbia man, 76, gets 45 years for killing wife

Marion C. Wilkes – Solicitor’s office photos Marion C. Wilkes, 76, has been convicted of murder by a Lexington County jury following a week long trial. Wilkes was sentenced to 45 years for the stabbing and beating death of his wife, Susan Reynolds Wilkes, on June 11, 2014. Eleventh Circuit Chief Administrative Judge Eugene C. Griffith, Jr. imposed the sentence…

3-year-old, mother killed in Lexington County crash

Two people were killed in a Lexington County vehicle crash, Friday morning. The collision involved a Nissan and a Freightliner truck. Mesia Alonda Johnson, 32, of Leesville was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries from the collision. Cavon Cannon, 3, was taken to a local hospital where he died from the injuries he received in the accident.  Cannon…

Lexington Police Department “Coffee with a Cop” at Chick-Fil- A Friday

“COFFEE WITH A COP” BRINGS COMMUNITY TOGETHER WITH POLICE On Friday, the Lexington Police Department will kick off the first of the quarterly “Coffee with a Cop” events for 2018 at the Chick-Fil- A Saluda Pointe restaurant. Chief Terrence Green, along with officers from each division, Chaplains, and Volunteers In Police Services (V.I.P.S.) members will be on hand to answer…

Airport High School has raised $500,000 for Camp Kemo, set to raise more

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Runoff election between Wooten, Green for SC House Seat 69

Dist. 69 candidates. There will be a runoff election for South Carolina House Seat 69. The seat was left vacant when Rick Quinn resigned. Chris Wooten and Anne Marie Eckstorm Green were the top two Republican receiving votes in Tuesday’s GOP primary. There will be a special election between them on March 13. Wooten got more than 42 percent of…