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Chapin’s Downtown Oyster Roast raises funds for beautification

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Gamecock Men play in Elite 8, Sunday – GAME INFORMATION

South Carolina plays Florida Sunday in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. SERIES INFO: USC and Florida split the season series in 2017 SEC action, with each squad winning on its home court … the Gators won the most recent meeting, an 81-66 decision in Gainesville on Feb. 21 … On Jan. 18 at Colonial Life Arena, USC defeated…

Lexington Police ID Kohls face-puncher, now need to find her

The Lexington Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 32 year old Brittany Lynn Johnson of Blythewood. At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, Brittany Lynn Johnson entered Kohls, which is located at 5440 Sunset Blvd., and while in the store placed multiple items of clothing into a bag that she had brought with her. Brittany…

I-26 Leaphart Road Bridge closed, damage significant after collision

The bridge was closed in May 2016 after being hit by a vehicle. (Terry Ward Photo.)  The South Carolina Department of Transportation closed the bridge on Leaphart Road that crosses Interstate 26, in West Columbia,  near mile marker 110, Friday. Crews are installing the closed and detour route signs immediately. The closure is necessary because a vehicle struck the bridge…

Man who tricked 84-year-old woman, stole car, is arrested

Timothy Roberts was arrested Friday afternoon, according to the Lexington Police Department. An anonymous tip led to his arrest. He was booked at the Lexington County Detention Center on charges of grand larceny (motor vehicle,) driving under suspension, and two previous bench warrants. He was waiting to see a bond judge Friday afternoon. The vehicle of the elderly woman Roberts…

Two Columbia men arrested on child pornography charges

Jeffrey Fasick, 41,and Kevin Loan, 36, both of Columbia, have been charged in connected to sexual exploitation of minors, according to SC Attorney General Alan Wilson. Fasick was arrested on March 16. He is charged with one count sexual exploitation of a minor, second degree, a felony offense punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment; and two counts of sexual…

US Rep. Joe Wilson nominates Midlands students to US Military Academies

Rep. Joe Wilson Nominates Students to US Military Academies Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) announced the names of his nominees to the United States Military Academies for the class of 2021. After an extensive application process, the candidates were interviewed by an independent panel, whose members include retired military officers, ROTC leaders, and academy alumni from the Second Congressional District. “These…

I-26 EB bridge damaged, at Leaphart Rd., 2 lanes temporarily closed Friday for repairs

  Bridge over Leaphart over I-26. The South Carolina Department of Transportation is closing two lanes of Interstate 26 eastbound near mile marker 110 at the Leaphart Road bridge beginning at approximately 11 a.m. Friday (March 24.) The closure is necessary because a vehicle struck the bridge earlier Friday. SCDOT has inspectors on site to perform temporary repairs and to ensure…

AT&T says “ultra-fast” fiber network expanded to Cayce and Irmo

Cayce Mayor Elise Partin, left, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Gregg Pinner of the Cayce West Columbia Chamber of Commerce. AT&T Fiber is now available in parts of Cayce and Irmo. The Columbia area is one of 51 metro areas nationwide where AT&T’s ultra-fast internet service is currently available. AT&T announced last month that ultra-fast internet speeds, via its fiber…

Special Olympics Statehouse Rally is Tuesday

  The public is invited to the Annual Statehouse Rally for Special Olympics. It’s 11 a.m. on Tuesday, at the S.C. Statehouse (North Steps-Gervais Street side)  in Columbia. Special Olympics of SC Photos. The rally will include more than 2,000 school-aged students, teachers, administrators, parents from 32 schools from around the state will gather to show their support of Special…

Third Annual Crescent Cup Girls Soccer Tournament going on until Sunday

Link to Crescent Cup Girls High School Soccer Tournament Schedule The third annual Crescent Cup Girls Soccer Tournament, hosted by Airport High School and Brookland-Cayce High School began Thursday. It will continue until Sunday. The tournament includes 32 teams. Games will be played in in Cayce & West Columbia. Each team is guaranteed three games during the tournament.  Games will…

Funeral time announced for members of the Kelly Family, killed in fire

Helicopter airlifted grandmother to burn center at fire site. The time for the funeral has been announced for the four members of the Kelly Family killed in a fire Tuesday. The funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Monday, at Trinity Baptist Church in Cayce. Visitation will be held before the service from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Scott and Amanda Kelly,…

Man tricks 84-year-old woman, allegedly steals her car

The Lexington Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 43-year-old Timothy W. Roberts of Lexington. At approximately 9 a.m. Thursday, Roberts offered to “assist” an elderly 84-year-old woman find her car in the parking lot of the Lexington County Administration Building. After paying her taxes, the victim was having trouble locating where she had parked her car. Roberts,…

Cayce’s Newman Boat Landing is officially re-opened Thursday

Frankie Newman and the Newmans’ three sons: Scott, Tee and Heath, and Mayor Elise Partin.  (Photos by Terry Ward) Thomas E. Newman was lauded as a great man by Cayce Mayor Elise Partin Thursday as the Thomas E. Newman Boat Landing was reopened after being closed for a year-and-a-half. Newman was an educator and a basketball coach at Brookland-Cayce High…

West Columbia City Councilman Dale Harley dies

Councilman Dale Harley presenting Rozell Green with her 5 year service pin at a city council meeting in March 2016. Councilman Dale Harley West Columbia City Councilman Dale Harley passed away about 5 a.m. Thursday according to West Columbia Mayor Bobby Horton. “Dale will be sorely missed,” Horton said. “He was a real stalwart. You could always count on his…

Cayce’s Trinity Baptist holds service for Kelly Family, accepting donations

Trinity Baptist Church Photo. Trinity Baptist Church held a service for the fire victims of the Kelly Family. The service was described as a “Family Gathering” instead of Trinity’s normal Wednesday night service. “We have all experienced loss and are now wrestling through emotions of the tragic loss of Scott, Mandy, Lizzie and Judah. Tonight, we gather together to let…

Carbon monoxide cause of death in fire that killed 4

Kelly Family with judge. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the causes of death of the four victims of the residential structure fire that occurred early Tuesday morning on Mossborough Drive in Lexington. According to Coroner Margaret Fisher, autopsy findings revealed that all four members of the Kelly family, Scott, Amanda, Elizabeth and Judah, died due to carbon monoxide…

Tiff erupts over TIF between 4 county council members and City of Cayce

Cayce Streetscape proposal. The City of Cayce has moved to establish Tax Increment Financing (TIF) to fund improvements to its Knox-Abbott corridor and other parts of the city. Tuesday, four members, of the nine-member Lexington County Council issued a press release in opposition to the Cayce TIF. Cayce Mayor Elise PArtin responed to the council memebrs, and so did Lexignton…

Candlelight vigil scheduled for the Kelly Family, victims of deadly fire

A candlelight vigil has been scheduled for the Kelly Family. The Kelly Family lost four members to a fire, early Tuesday morning. The vigil is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Brookland-Cayce High School flag pole. A prayer session will be held for the family. One of the Kelly Family children, who survived, is a student at BCHS.  Brookland-Cayce High…

Novinger Building in West Columbia is sold

Novinger Building in West Columbia. NAI Avant senior broker Macon Lovelace, recently represented the buyer, Toure, LLC, in the purchase of an office building at 602 Meeting Street in West Columbia. It’s the Novinger Building. Midlands Businesswoman Cathy Novinger died last year after a battle with cancer. Her family owned the building. Since her passing, the Girl Scouts Mountains to…

A child, an infant and parents identified as Lexington fatal fire victims

Lexington Fire Service photo of the scene. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the identities of the four victims of the residential structure fire located in the 100 block of Mossborough Drive in Lexington County The fire occurred on Tuesday around midnight. Fisher states that Amanda G. Kelly, 34, Scott A. Kelly, 42, (parents) Elizabeth M.Kelly, 9, and Judah…

USC Sweet 16 Pep Rally for two USC basketball teams, Tuesday, 6 p.m.

There will be a pep rally Tuesday for the men’s and women’s University of South Carolina basketball teams. Both teams will play in the Sweet 16. The pep rally is at 6 p.m. at the Freedom Plaza beside the Colonial Life Arena. USC officials said it will feature speeches from USC President Harris Pastides, women’s coach Dawn Staley, men’s coach…