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Pedestrian struck by 3 vehicles, killed on I-26 in West Columbia

Three vehicles hit a pedestrian who was trying to cross I-26 Sunday night. The incident occurred near mile marker 110 at about 9:30 p.m., according to Lance Cpl. Matt Southern of the S.C. Highway Patrol. The site of the collision is in West Columbia, in Lexington County. The collision resulted in the death of the pedestrian. A 2016 Jeep, driven…

Men soliciting children for a ride, say Lexington Police

1/3SLED Composite 18001406 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3SLED Composite 18001422 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/32002-chevrolet-suburban Show Caption Hide Caption The Lexington Police Department is requesting help to identify two male subjects who approached children asking if they needed a ride in two separate incidents. Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green reported the incidents Friday morning. On the afternoon of Saturday, March…

Kinetic Derby Day practice run set for Sunday in West Columbia

Kinetic Derby Day Practice Run Who: City of West Columbia Kinetic Derby Day Practice Cars Kinetic Derby Day Race Participants What: Center Street from State Street to Shuler Street will be closed from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 8. City of West Columbia Staff and Kinetic Derby Day race participants will gather to practice run Soap Box…

Coroner releases names of 3 teens killed in Irmo car crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the identities of the three juveniles that were killed Wednesday in a single-vehicle accident. The crash occurred Wednesday at approximately 9:37 p.m. in the 100 block of Piney Grove Road in Lexington County. Fisher stated that Travis Lamount Green, Jr., 15, of Columbia was transported toPalmetto Health Richland where he died shortly after…

Lexington’s Lidl grocery store cuts ribbon, welcomes hundreds at grand opening

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Rachelle Moody announced as Cayce’s interim city manager

Rachelle Moody Cayce City Council announced Thursday that Assistant to the City Manager Rachelle Moody, has been appointed as the interim city manager. “We are so thrilled to appoint Rachelle as interim City Manager. She has done such a phenomenal job for the City of Cayce in her positions as Special Projects and Grants Manager and Assistant to the City…

Rhythm on the River Spring Concert Series begins Saturday

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Midlands Media Group introduces FIZZ, internet radio site

Click for link to FIZZ Radio The owners of 94.3 The Dude, and ColaDaily have incorporated another media outlet. Link to FIZZ Radio – The Sound of Soda City FIZZ – The Sound of Soda City, is a local internet radio format that is specifically geared toward the Columbia area. The type of music FIZZ offers is “Album Adult Alternative,” similar…

Coroner awaiting autopsy results of man reportedly beaten while getting his newspaper

According to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher, 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  Tuesday. The results of the autopsy are currently pending further studies. Fisher may release the decedent’s identity later in the week, depending on whether autopsy findings…

U.S. Rep Joe Wilson holds Apprenticeship Forum for Midlands Tech students

US Rep. Joe Wilson at forum. Students were invited to attend Congressman Joe Wilson’s Apprenticeship Forum at Midlands Technical College, Airport campus, Tuesday afternoon. Wilson invited six different experts from technical education and manufacturing to join him on the stage in a panel. The panelists and Wilson discussed the growing skills gap not just within our state, but nationally. “I…

Lexington County man, beaten getting his newspaper, has died

A Lexington County man who appears to have been beaten while getting his newspaper has died. Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies said Monday night that the victim, a man in his 60s, had died from his injuries. The incident happened in front of the victim’s home, on Wesley Court, in the Cobbs Hill Subdivision off of Emanuel Church Road on March…

Chapin’s Doza Rizen opens new store in Ballentine

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Nike Palmetto Cup high school soccer tournament begins Tuesday

Special to ColaDaily  The Nike Palmetto Cup has undergone quite an evolution. The tournament started in 1993 as the Brookland-Cayce Classic by co-founder and former Bearcats’ head coach Kevin Heise and his brother Kyle. In 2002, it became the Palmetto Cup. For six years, the tournament has been recognized as the NIKE Palmetto Cup to reflect the sponsorship from the…

Lexington Police Department holding Rape Aggression Defense training class

The Lexington Police Department is holding a Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) training class,  taught by officers who are certified R.A.D. Instructors. The three day R.A.D. classes will be taught at the Lexington Police Department with classes beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 9 p.m. each night.  Monday, April 2  Tuesday, April 3  Wednesday, April 4 The…

Lexington County man sentenced to 18 years for strangulation death

Mykell “A.J.” Lerch – Lexington County Detention Center photo Mykell “A.J.” Lerch, a 25-year-old Lexington County man, was sentenced to 18 years in prison Friday, for the asphyxiation of Mark Alexander Zeigler. Zeigler was killed at his residence at 1137 Seminole Drive in West Columbia in 2013. The trial began on Monday and during the middle of the trial, Lerch…

Chapin confident of lacrosse title chances heading into Bishop England rematch

Chapin’s Jordan Green (PHOTO BY THOMAS GRANT JR.) Special to ColaDaily A 2018 state championship was all but guaranteed last year by Chapin girls’ lacrosse coach Jen Green. And that was after a Class 4A final loss to Bishop England on her home field. Chapin plays Bishop England in a rematch on April 7. That confidence level remains as the…

Gov. Henry McMaster hosts First Annual S.C. Vietnam War Veterans Day

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Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies on administrative leave for SLED investigation

Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon has placed four deputies on paid administrative leave while SLED investigates the incident on I-26, in which an armed assailant was shot and killed. Placing deputies on administrative leave, like the SLED investigation, is standard procedure when there is an officer-involved shooting.

Armed subject fatally shot on I-26 is identified by coroner

Robert Shaw- LCSD photo. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the armed subject who was fatally shot by deputies at 2:40 p.m., Wednesday, The shooting took place following a negotiation conducted on the side of Interstate 26 eastbound near exit 113 in Lexington County. The incident resulted in the closing down of I-26 for hours, Wednesday. Traffic was detoured….

Armed suspect killed after hours-long standoff on I-26, Wednesday

Scene of incident- LCSD photo. An armed suspect, who was chased by deputies and allegedly refused to get out of his vehicle, has been killed after an hours-long standoff on I- 26. Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said the chase started in southern Lexington County, near Swansea, Wednesday morning. Law enforcement units chased the suspect in the westbound lanes of…

Lexington man, 69, charged with criminal sexual conduct with minor under 11

David Parker- LCSD photo. Lexington County detectives have arrested a man in connection to two separate criminal sexual conduct with a minor charges. David Parker, 69, is charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 11 and criminal sexual conduct with a victim between 11-14, according to arrest warrants. “Based on information detectives have…

Man appears to have been badly beaten in Lexington County, information sought

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is looking for clues in connection to an incident that involves an injured man. Last Friday, a man in his early 60s  went out in front of his Wesley Court home around 5:30 a.m. to get his newspaper. His wife eventually found him in the road in front of the house with significant injuries to…

Special Olympians rally, celebrate inclusion at the State House

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Lexington defeats Dutch Fork as Howlett Ks 10

Lexington pitcher Jonathan Howlett. Photo by Thomas Grant Jr. Special to ColaDaily It’s been a good week for Lexington High School pitchers, past and present. The Citadel’s Jordan Buster, a righthander for the Wildcats’ 2013 state championship team, earned Southern Conference Pitcher of the Week honors after performances in victories over the University of South Carolina and Western Carolina. On…

Lexington High tennis team having a good year

Lexington High junior Mehul Jain. (PHOTO COURTESY OF GOFLASHWIN.COM) Special to ColaDaily.com The Lexington High School tennis team is on a roll. The Wildcats are 5-0 in Region 5-5A and undefeated on the road. The only home loss on, March 20, wa  to Class 4A Lower State runner-up A.C. Flora, in a 7-1 season. That loss was followed the next…