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SUV bursts into flames during golf tournament

1/4Fire cc Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Fire 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Fire 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Fire Show Caption Hide Caption An SUV burst into flames at the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Golf Tournament, Thursday. The tournament was at Indian River Golf Club in West Columbia. The SUV belonged to Cantey Foundation Services. The fire was extinguished by Lexington…

“Nuisance” businesses targeted in West Columbia ordinance

1/4Nusiance ordinance Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Nusiance ordinance 4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Nusiance ordinance 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Nusiance ordinance 3 Show Caption Hide Caption West Columbia City Council passed final reading, Monday, of an ordinance intended to help improve a prolonged problem in some areas of the city. What some may call the “nuisance ordinance,” is set…

Former Brookland-Cayce soccer coaches faring well in their new jobs

Kevin and Emily Heise. Life is good right now for some former Brookland-Cayce  soccer coaches. A year ago, Kevin Heise of Gray Collegiate Academy and Robby Seltzer of Gilbert were embattled head coaches at Brookland-Cayce High School. Heise was placed on administrative leave following a school incident and his brother-in-law Seltzer had to deal with the pressures of serving as…

Sunday storm explodes into West Columbia man’s home

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Dominion Energy’s Chet Wade reiterates report that merger will boost state’s economy by $18.7 billion

Chet Wade, right, in interview with Michelle Renew of 94.3 FM- The Dude. Dominion Energy’s proposed purchase of Cayce-based SCANA would boost the South Carolina economy by $18.7 billion, according to a study released last week by the University of South Carolina. Chet Wade, Doninion’s vice president of corporate communications reiterated that finding Wednesday. He was interviewed by Michelle Renew…

Lexington Police Special Olympics fundraiser continues Thursday

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USC’s Bobby Bentley is looking for a running back to step up

Entering his third season as running backs coach at South Carolina, Bobby Bentley believes the talent level at the position has improved significantly. Now, he is ready for one of his talented athletes to become the leader of the group. “We want a dominant person to step up,” said Bentley. “You have to have another guy to fill in just…

SCE&G blasting underground in West Columbia Tuesday to install new power poles

1/3SCE&G power lines Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3SCE&G Power lines 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3SCE&G power lines 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Photo of site by Terry Ward. A contract crew working for SCE&G is conducting controlled underground blasting in West Columbia between Kay Koon Lane and Redbird Drive Tuesday. SCE&G said the work is safely confined to a…

Lexington Police holding Special Olympics fundraiser at 2 Chick-fil-A restaurants, Wednesday, Thursday

The Lexington Police Department will begin fundraising efforts to benefit Special Olympics athletics with two days of “Cops on the Coop” events at both Chick-fil-A restaurant locations in the Town of Lexington on Wednesday and Thursday. Lexington Police Department officers, with help from Volunteers In Police Services (V.I.P.S.) members, will be at Chick-fil-A Lexington located at 5560 Sunset Blvd. in…

Former Lexington pastor arrested for sex crime, other victims possible say police

Eduardo Elias Cornejo (LPD photo) Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green announced the arrest of Eduardo Elias Cornejo, 34, Monday. Cornejo is charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct – Third Degree. At the time of the incident that was reported, Cornejo was an Associate Pastor of the Columbia First Seventh-Day Adventist Church which is located on Riverchase Way in Lexington. In August…

Airport High School student arrested for criminal sexual conduct at school

The Cayce Department of Public Safety has arrested and charged 17-year old Marqueze Levar Jackson with 3rd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct. The arrest is related to an incident that allegedly occurred on the Airport High School campus on March 26. Both Jackson and the 14-year-old victim were students at the school at the time of the alleged incident. Jackson is…

Spring sports season coming to an end for high school teams

The Lexington High School girls’ soccer team has clinched a fourth straight region title. LHS photo. By Thomas Grant Jr. The regular season in high school spring sports is drawing to a close. Teams in soccer, softball and baseball have either won and closing in on region titles, while the lacrosse playoffs kicked off for five teams. SOCCER Top-ranked and…

Heart and Sole Run is Saturday, to create female heart disease awareness

Women from all around will come to Columbia’s Finlay Park Saturday to participate in Lexington Medical Center’s 17th Heart and Sole Run. According to Race Director Jeanne Moffett, the purpose of the race is to create awareness about heart disease in women, which is the number one killer of women today. Moffett said this is the type of race any…

Storm causes property damage, Red Cross helping

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Storm blows through, wreaks havoc in Richland, Lexington counties

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Severe weather, possible tornado, in Columbia forecast

A tornado watch has been issued for Columbia and parts of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The tornado watch is valid until 7 p.m. Sunday. The National Weather Service’s Columbia office issued the tornado watch, Sunday. In addition, a line of thunderstorms are predicted to move in and produce strong, damaging gusts of wind, and the possibility of…

Cayce’s Soiree on State – Photo gallery

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Lexington County deputies seek suspect related to aggravated assault incident

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a suspect in connection to an aggravated assault. According to the sheriff’s department the assault occurred around 6:15 p.m., Friday in the 500 block of Gardner’s Terrace Road. As a result of the alleged assault, a victim was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. Anyone with information about the assault, is…

Cayce’s Soiree on State is Saturday, music, art, food, and kids events

Cayce’s Soiree on State this Saturday offers something for everybody, according to Cayce Mayor Elise Partin. She said there will be lots of live music, an area for kids, food vendors, food trucks, a trolley for convenience, and more than 40 artists. The Soiree on State begins at noon and lasts until 8 p.m. The City of Cayce has partnered…

Presbyterian retirement community holds statewide Olympic games

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Lexington County man sentenced to life for 2016 double murder

Robert Dumon Johnson – LCDC photo. Robert Dumon Johnson, 36, of Gaston, pleaded guilty Thursday to the 2016 murders of Brenda Posey and Harry Smith in Lexington County. Judge Eugene C. Griffith, Jr.sentenced Johnson to two life sentences without the possibility of parole. Eleventh Circuit Solicitor Rick Hubbard stated, “I’d like to commend the hard work of Deputy Solicitor Shawn…

Man thought to have been beaten, died of natural causes, says coroner

An autopsy to determine the cause of death of a man who was reportedly beaten while picking up his newspaper in the Cobbs Hill Subdivision was conducted on April 3, according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher. The autopsy concluded that the manner of death was natural. Through extensive examination and investigation, the external injuries were determined to have been…

Erica Page, of Pelion High School, named National Assistant Principal of the Year

Erica Page, assistant principal of Pelion High School. Erica Page, assistant principal of Pelion High School has been named 2018 National Assistant Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Her award announcement kicks off NASSP’s annual celebration of National Assistant Principals Week. When Page went from being a teacher in a large, 4A school to an…

Lexington mother of 3 reported missing, has been found

A Lexington County woman who had been reported missing was located Tuesday in Aiken County. Deputies from Lexington and Aiken counties found Ashley Nicole Rabon, 26, in a house with her phone. She told investigators she left her home last month willingly. Deputies took a missing person report on Rabon March 31. Since then, investigators have been working to locate…

Kinetic Derby Day participants get a practice run in West Columbia, Sunday

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