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Hemming’s dramatic 3-pointer advances Brookland-Cayce to playoff showdown

BC is 15-0 in 2017

Is the Brookland-Cayce Boys basketball team peaking at the right time? BC Head Basketball Coach Robert Wells. Photo by Terry Ward.) Tuesday night, BC’s Lloyd Hemming hit a 3-point shot at the buzzer to lift the Bearcats to a 67-65 win over Ridgeville-Hardeeville. The game was played in Estill. Hemming is the S.C. 3A Player-of-the-Year. But he was not even the…

Deputies look for man who took car

Do you recognize this man? (photo to the right) Lexington County Sheriff’s investigators said he was caught on surveillance video driving a vehicle that was stolen in Swansea in January. Keep an eye out for a 1998 Ford Escort with SC tag NDK758. If you see the car or know who this man is, you can contact our department directly…

“Homes For Our Troops” opens door for wounded veteran Robert Barber

Gets keys to new home in Chapin Saturday

It was a parade for a hero. More than 150 people, cheering and waving flags, lined Glenwood Drive in Chapin Saturday morning. Their message to Sgt. Robert Barber and his family was simple: Welcome Home! Sgt. Robert Barber cuts the ribbon on new house as his family watches. Photos by Sandy Coots.) A motorcycle group called the Patriot Guard Riders…

Man gets 40 years for sexual assault of child

"I don’t want him to do this to anyone else.”

Posey (Saluda County Sheriff’s Office Photo.) Antonio K. Posey 41, has been found guilty by a jury of criminal sexual conduct with a minor, first degree. His trial was conducted in a Saluda County Courthouse. Posey was sentenced Friday to 40 years in prison by Judge Eugene Griffith, Jr. following the reading of the verdict. The case was prosecuted by Deputy Solicitor…

Lexington Medical Center reports unauthorized access to employee data

Employee information at Lexington Medical Center has been breached. Jennifer Wilson, LMC’s public relations director confirmed that unauthorized access into employee- not patient- records has been gained, Friday morning. An email to ColaDaily.com reported employees were told of the hack, Friday morning. Wilson issued a media statement and information on the steps to take if you suspect your personal information…

Several Columbia-area high school basketball players chosen as Players-of-the-Year

The S.C. Basketball Coaches Association has named Brookland-Cayce’s Lloyd Hemming picked as the 3A Boys State Player-of-the-Year and Gray Collegiate Academy’s Jalek Felton is the 2A Boys Player of the Year. A.C. Flora’s James Reese was named 4A Boys Player of the Year; and Dutch Fork’s Jordan Davis, was named 5A Boys Player of the Year; Swansea’s Danae McNeal was…

Lexington woman charged with attempted murder

Lexington County detectives have arrested and charged a woman with attempted murder in connection with a shooting in Gaston. Tiffany Leigh Metze. (LCSD Photo.) Tiffany Leigh Metze, 24, and an unidentified male confronted and shot the victim on Feb. 5 at a home on Carrie Lane, according to an arrest warrant. “Even though the victim was gravely injured, he was…

Woolbright is Lexington High’s new athletic director and football coach

At a special board workshop, on Feb. 11, the Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees approved the hire of William Perry Woolbright as Lexington High School athletic director and head football coach. Woolbright joins Lexington District One on February 20, 2017. “I am delighted to have Coach Woolbright join our Wildcat family,” commented Melissa Rawl, LHS principal. “Being a…

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigating body found, and shooting

Location of where the body was found. An investigation is underway after the discovery of a body in wooded area in the 3900 block of Fish Hatchery Road in Lexington County. The cause of death is unknown, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department Twitter feed. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is also investigating a shooting in the 600 block…

Man who was shot Wednesday, identified by coroner

The man  found dead on Wednesday, is identified. Click to see initial report of shooting Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim as Rodney Steven Isaac , 23. He was found dead at approximately 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday on Princeton Road, near the town of South Congaree in Lexington County. (The report Wednesday indicated the shooting was near Gaston.) Isaac’s…

Man found dead at house in Lexington County

Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies are at a house near Gaston, where they found a man who was dead. Before the man was found, a 911 call was made about 11:15 a.m. to report the sound of gunshots. (LCSD Photo) “Deputies responded to find a deceased black male on residential property,” stated Adam Myrick of the sheriff’s department. The house is…

As Amazon grows, so will Lexington County workforce

New jobs coming

Amazon is on a hiring binge. In January, the gigantic on-line retailer announced it had plans to hire 100,000 new employees corporation-wide by mid-2018. Lexington County Amazon Fulfillment Center in Lexington County.. (Photo Terry Ward) The Lexington County Amazon Fulfillment Center is in West Columbia, in the Saxe Gotha Industrial Park, just outside of Cayce. It has accounted for the…

Lexington County Fire Service responds to two house fires

Fires flare in both Swansea and Lexington

Lexington County Fire Service and Emergency Medical Services responded to two separate house fires Wednesday, according to a release from Lexington County administration. The first fire occurred near the town of Swansea on the 1100 block of Gus Sturkie Road just before 7:30 a.m. Upon arrival, heavy fire and smoke could be seen coming from the structure. Swansea fire. (Photo…

Lexington County woman charged with embezzling thousands

A woman entrusted to collect customer payments for the town of Swansea’s water and sewer services is now facing charges she stole a portion of those payments, following an investigation by Swansea Police and the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED). Lorraine Culler (Photo provided) Lorraine Culler, 56, of Swansea has been arrested and charged with embezzlement of public funds, $10,000…

O’ Christmas tree, here’s where to recycle thee

And, starting January 14, get free grindings for mulch, too

Christmas may be over, but perhaps you still have the holiday spirit. Great! But, just in case your Christmas tree has given up the ghost, don’t simply toss it to the curb – recycle it. From now through January 12 there are myriad sites in both Lexington and Richland counties to take your live trees to be properly disposed of,…

Upsets, uncontested races highlight Lexington County elections

Lexington County political races Tuesday were marked by Republican domination, a handful of upsets, and a slew of uncontested races. Lexington County poll workers examine voting-machine cartridges Tuesday night as the count gets underway. (Photo by Hal Millard) With 69 percent turnout and 123,024 ballots cast in the county, new President Donald Trump was the overwhelming favorite of local voters,…

Lexington One students outpace the state on college-bound tests

College-bound high school students in Lexington County One School District came up aces in the most recent round of testing this past spring, the district announced. On the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), one of the two most-common tests relied on by colleges and universities for admission, Lexington One students’ average scores outpaced both the state and national averages. Students also…