Cayce

Former Asst. Principal Dawn Diimmler charged with sexual relationship with student

Incident report – click to enlarge Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center photo. Release from Ashley Hunter- City of Cayce spokeswoman: In a collaborative effort and investigation between the Cayce Department of Public Safety and the and the Columbia Police Department, Dawn P. Diimmler will face charges of sexual battery in both jurisdictions. Between the dates of March 10, 2017 and…

Coroner releases identity of man killed in West Columbia motorcycle accident

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a motorcycle accident. The crash occurred in the 500 block of West Dunbar Road in West Columbia a short time before 3 a.m. Saturday. According to Fisher, Mr. Dana Craig Merritt, Jr., 31, of Gaston was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained when he was…

1 killed in Lexington County motorcycle accident early Saturday

One person is dead, and another sustained injuries, after a motorcycle hit a tree on Dunbar Road in Lexington County early Saturday morning. A 2002 Honda motorcycle was traveling east on West Dunbar Road around 1 a.m. when the driver ran off the side and struck a ditch, then a tree, according to the SC Highway Patrol. The driver died…

House District 69 candidates talk about SCANA, other issues at forum

Candidates for  SC House District 69 got together Thursday night. Empowered Young Professionals of Lexington hosted a forum, for the  candidates. The district, left vacant by the resignation of Rick Quinn who pleaded guilty to misconduct, covers part of the Town of Lexington and it runs into other parts of the county. The forum was at the Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors…

High school basketball championship games filled with Midlands teams

GoFlashWin.com photo – Click for link 11 Midlands teams playing in championship games this weekend. It’s the Upper and Lower State championships this weekend in high school basketball. And eleven teams from the Midlands area will try to punch their ticket to Colonial Life Arena for the Weekend of Champions next month. From familiar teams, to programs making history, this…

Cayce Riverwalk, Phase II, reopened on a springlike February afternoon – with photos

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Pineview Elementary holding 50th, farewell celebration, requesting memorabilia

Save the date of Sunday, April 29, 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.  That’s when Pineview Elementary School on Leaphart Road in West Columbia will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Pineview is also in its final year in its current building. Pineview will merge with BC Grammar School No. 1 and become Riverbank Elementary for the 2018-19 school year. Former students and…

Cayce Riverwalk Phase II Grand Reopening is Thursday

The Grand Reopening of Phase II of the Cayce Riverwalk is at 3 p.m., Thursday. “The Cayce Riverwalk is such an essential part of our resident’s recreational life, and we are so thrilled to reopen Phase II of the Cayce Riverwalk for the public to enjoy. We look forward to seeing everyone this Thursday as we show off all of…

Teen accused of threatening Chapin school shooting is detained

A Chapin High School student has been charged with disturbing schools, breach of peace and malicious injury to real property. Lexington County investigators detained the male suspect, whose name will not be released because he’s under the age of 17, Wednesday morning at the school. He’s being held by the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice. “Our investigation into this…

Gilbert High student charged after shooting threats

A Gilbert High School freshman has been charged after threatening to shoot some of his classmates and their family members. Lexington County investigators detained the male suspect, whose name will not be released because he’s under the age of 17, Tuesday evening at his home. He’s charged with disturbing schools, harassment and breach of peace. He’s being held by the…

East Point Academy named No. 8 best charter school in S.C.

East Point Academy has been named the No. 8 Best Charter School in South Carolina by Niche – an online platform which evaluates schools nationwide. The rankings and information collected by Niche helps students and their families find schools best suited for them. In addition to being ranked No. 8 Best Charter School in S.C. (out of 72 charter schools…

23 injured in school bus versus SUV crash in Lexington County

LCSD photo of crash scene. The Lexington County EMS, Lexington County Fire Service, the S.C. Highway Patrol and the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department  responded to 400 block of Blackville Road in Lexington County. There was a bus versus vehicle collision in Gaston about 7:40 a.m. There 23 “patients” as the LCSD described them, from the accident. One with  with serious,…

Springdale plans to install new splash pad beside town hall

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Cayce’s Soiree on State, Cayce Festival of the Arts is April 14

Cayce’s Soiree on State and the Cayce Festival of the Arts is scheduled for April 14. New this year, the City of Cayce has partnered with the Cayce Avenues Neighborhood Association to combine the Cayce Festival of the Arts with Soiree on State. The partnership will expand the Soiree on State to include more artists, a larger kid’s area, variety…

Dense fog advisory issued by the NWS until 10 a.m. – with photos

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Alodia’s Cucina Italiana has opened in Lexington

Alodia’s 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Alodia’s 1 Show Caption Hide Caption The Lexington location of Alodia’s Cucina Italiana opened earlier this month  The new restaurant is on the first floor of the Shirey’s building at 101 West Main St. It’s in front of the town’s Icehouse Amphitheatre. Alodia’s is open for lunch and dinner every day of the week. No reservations….

Lexington County deputies charge man in Gaston shooting

Michael Eugene Parker-LCSD photo A Columbia man faces a handful of charges after a Saturday evening shooting on Havenwood Drive in Gaston. Michael Eugene Parker, 37, is charged with attempted murder, first and second degree assault and battery, domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, possession of a weapon by a…

Lexington County Chili Cook Off held under warm and sunny skies, Sunday

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Gray Collegiate handles St. Joes – high school basketball playoff schedule

Saturday night in Columbia, the Gray Collegiate War Eagles handled business in the second round of the 2A state basketball playoffs. On the campus of Allen University, the War Eagles had no trouble with St.Joseph’s Catholic winning 83-31. You could see from just warm ups that Gray would was going to be a considerable size, and athletic advantage over the…

East Point Academy celebrates Chinese New Year

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Richland, Lexington County, municipal offices closed Monday for President’s Day

City of West Columbia graphics Richland County Government offices will close Monday, Feb. 19 in observance of Presidents Day. The County landfill and Lower Richland Drop-off facility will close Monday and will return to a regular schedule on Tuesday. Curbside trash and recycle collections will be unaffected and will operate on their normal schedules Monday. The County’s Jim Hamilton-L.B. Owens…

Lexington County Sheriff implements plan to retain employees

Sheriff Jay Koon The Lexington County Council has approved a program Sheriff Jay Koon will start immediately to help his department recruit and retain employees. Koon presented details of a monetary incentive package during the last council meeting. The initiative is the first phase of a comprehensive recruitment and retention plan that was submitted in the requested budget for the…

Seniors surprised with hundreds of roses for Valentine’s Day

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West Columbia’s “Taste on the River” a highly anticipated good time

“Taste on the River” is the West Columbia Beautification Foundation’s signature event. This year it is from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Stone River in West Columbia. Melissa Sprouse Browne leads the WCBF and she said “Taste on the River” is one of the most-anticipated events of the year. “We’re very excited. It was so…