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Man dead after shooting in Gaston

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a homicide that occurred shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday. The incident happened in the 500 block of Blackville Road in Gaston. According to Fisher, Malcolm C. Jones, 27, of Gaston suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head. Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department…

Help Ricky help Carl, kick cancer

Yard sale at Ricky’s Saturday.   By Colin H. Jones  WWNQ 94.3 The Dude (Link to The Dude) and  ColaDaily (Link to ColaDaily) are looking for people to make donations to help Carl Frye pay for his medical treatment. Frye, a longtime friend of Ricky Branham’s of Ricky’s Tire and Auto in West Columbia has recently been diagnosed with Leukemia. Frye,…

Lexington County in position to compete for industry says Councilman Todd Cullum

Lexington County Councilman Todd Cullum at a January meeting. Will 2018 be a good year, economically, in Lexington County? There is a lot that is positive in Lexington County said District 9 Lexington County Councilman Todd Cullum, of Cayce. District 9 covers Cayce, Pine Ridge, Dixiana, and part of Edmund. Cullum just ended a stint as Lexington County Council Chairman….

Lexington’s AJ Blues gets 15 days in jail for Facebook, Twitter threats toward River Bluff High School students

Christopher Glen Raines (AKA “AJ Blues”) 43, of Lexington, pleaded guilty to the charge of Unlawful Communication, Tuesday. The plea was heard at the Town of Lexington Municipal Court, said Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green.  Raines was sentenced to fifteen days at the Lexington County Detention Center. The charge for Unlawful Communication stemmed from a series of threatening posts on Christopher Raines’s…

Town of Lexington plans for multi-county industrial parks, 155 jobs, $11.4 million investment

The Town of Lexington announced Monday the addition of two Multi-County Industrial Parks that will be inside Lexington’s municipal limits. The sites are on Brickyard Road and Industrial Road. The park will include Tidewater Boats and Electro-Spec, both who will be contributing major economic investments to our community. Tidewater Boats, which began in Lexington County in 2006, currently employs 160…

Lexington County Coroner update on Dennis Reidy, homeless veteran found dead in Lexington

Dennis Reidy Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has issued an update regarding  Dennis E. Reidy.  The homeless U.S. Veteran was found dead last Tuesday, in a wooded area off of Chariot Street in Lexington. According to Fisher, the American Legion Post 193 and Fort Jackson National Cemetery have been assisting with funeral service arrangements for Reidy. The service has not…

S.C. State Museum Roadshow brings out the artifacts and the curious

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West Columbia Riverwalk, LMC’s Health Directions to start a healthy new year

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Firenza Pizza opens, and brings a little of Italy to Lexington

Firenza 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Firenza 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Firenza 6 Show Caption Hide Caption Firenza 7 Show Caption Hide Caption Firenza Pizza Show Caption Hide Caption Firenza Show Caption Hide Caption Firenza 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Lexington Square has a new business in it.  Bruce Rickman and his wife Eileen have opened Firenza Pizza. It…

Lexington County Hells Angel pleads guilty in ex-wife, murder-for-hire plot

Hells Angel- Wikimedia- use permitted Jerry Oliver, 52, of Lexington County, has entered a guilty plea in federal court in Columbia, to a murder for hire charge. US Attorney Beth Drake announced the plea Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Terry L. Wooten, of Columbia, accepted the guilty plea. He will impose a sentence after he has reviewed the pre-sentence report which…

Barbara Willm delivers Lexington Medical Center update, Skipper introduced as chamber executive director

Barbara Willm Show Caption Hide Caption LMC data Show Caption Hide Caption New wing rendering Show Caption Hide Caption Richard Skipper Show Caption Hide Caption Barbara Willm, LMC.  Barbara Willm talked about the Lexington Medical Center expansion, and Richard Skipper was introduced as the Chamber’s new executive director, Tuesday, at the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce Breakfast. Willm, LMC’s…

Ribbon cut Monday on the Chapin Business and Technology Park at Brighton

Ribbon cutting at Chapin Business Park, Monday. Lexington County image. The ribbon was cut on the Chapin Business and Technology Park at Brighton, Monday afternoon.  Lexington County developed the 220-acre business and technology park near the entrance-way to Chapin and Interstate 26. Lexington County Council Chairwoman Debbie Summers said the park, that has been planned for years, is “worth waiting…

Former Lexington County Sheriff Lewis McCarty dies

A. Lewis McCarty, whose law enforcement career in Lexington County spanned more than three decades, has died at the age of 76. “Sheriff McCarty had an incredible influence on me as a law enforcement officer and leader,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “He touched many others in the profession and had a hand in laying a firm foundation at…

Holocaust survivor shares her story with Gilbert Middle School students

GMS students presented Lazan with their journals, news articles and poems when she came to speak. Lexington One photo.  From Lexington One Schools An historic visitor to Gilbert Middle School shared her deeply personal story with students and staff. Marion Blumenthal Lazan, author of “Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story,” visited GMS on Jan. 8. She spoke about the importance of…

WP Rawl hosting job fair in Pelion, Saturday

Local family-owned farm, WP Rawl, is hosting an onsite job fair at its headquarters, 824 Fairview Rd.,  Pelion. The job fair is  Saturday (Jan. 20) from 9 a.m. – noon. Rawl is hiring for positions across the business in departments including Administration, Field Operations, Safety and Quality Assurance, Human Resources, Production, Safety, Sanitation, and Transportation. Current open positions include: CDL…

Lexington County recycle item collection at Springdale Baptist Church, Saturday

Lexington County residents will have the opportunity to recycle electronics and shred paper documents on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Springdale Baptist Church, located at 357 Wattling Rd, West Columbia, SC 29170. The following electronics will be accepted: • Computers (laptops, monitors, CPU’s, keyboards) • TV’s  • Printers, Copiers, scanners • VCR and DVD…

Lexington 1, Lexington 2 schools change status from 2-hour delay to closed

After carefully monitoring the weather situation and consulting with Lexington County and Lexington County Emergency Preparedness officials, Lexington County School District One is canceling school today, Wednesday, Jan. 17, for all students and staff in all attendance areas. The district is also canceling all meetings and events scheduled to take place at any Lexington District One school, performing arts center,…

Richland 1, Richland 2 cancel school for Wednesday

ColaDaily file photo Richland One schools and administrative offices will be closed Wednesday The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for most of the Midlands, including Richland County. Due to the forecast for snow and the possibility of hazardous road conditions, Richland One schools and administrative offices will be closed Wednesday, January 17, 2018. All school and…

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Richland and Lexington counties

NWS-Columbia graphic. There is a prediction for “wintry precipitation” at several locations in South Carolina, Wednesday. And the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Richland and Lexington counties, in addition to Kershaw, Edgefield, Columbia, McCormick, Newberry, Fairfield, Saluda and Lee counties. the advisory is in effect from 2 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. The advisory means…

Students pitch in to help Hudson’s Heroes Tackle Hunger for Harvest Hope Food Bank

1/4Hudsons Heroes Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Hudsons Heroes 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Hudsons Heroes 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Hudsons Heroes 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Early on a Saturday morning of a long weekend, one might expect high school students to be still in bed. This Saturday, though, more than 100 teens from 10 local high schools were…

Man killed in deputy-related shooting is identified

Justin Coy Adkins The man killed after presenting a firearm at deputies Thursday night has been identified as 44-year-old Justin Coy Adkins of Saint Matthews, according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher. “Once Mr. Adkins was identified, our deputies determined he was wanted out of Orangeburg County for attempted murder among other charges,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “He…

Suspect shot and killed after pulling gun on deputies 

A man was fatally shot Thursday night after he presented a gun at officers following a pursuit. “Deputies attempted to pull the man over for a traffic violation shortly before 10 p.m. on Shumpert Road,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “The suspect failed to stop and initiated a pursuit that ended on Mimosa Drive when deputies deployed tire deflation devices…

SCANA says it pays $82 million in property taxes in Richland, Lexington counties

SCANA Corporation and its subsidiaries paid South Carolina counties more than $209 million in property taxes for property assessed in 2017. SCANA announced the amount in a press release, Thursday. Lexington County received the largest payment, more than $41.8 million, followed by Richland County with more than $40.3 million. “These funds are essential to the counties throughout the state,” said…

Lexington School District One holding teacher recruitment fair

Lexington County School District One invites teachers to attend the district’s annual Teacher Recruitment Fair on Saturday (Jan. 20) from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Recruitment Fair takes place at White Knoll High School, 5643 Platt Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29073. Since the district schedules interviews on a first come, first serve basis, interested teachers should register online in…

Lexington County Council elects Debbie Summers new chairwoman

Debra “Debbie” Summers Larry Brigham Lexington County Council convened on Tuesday, for a scheduled Council meeting and held and election for the new Chairwoman and Vice Chairman of Council. Council elected Chairwoman Debra “Debbie” Summers, of Council District 4 – Springdale, parts of Lexington, parts of Oak Grove and parts of Cayce, to serve as this year’s Chairwoman of Council….