Cayce

Body recovered from Saluda River

Allen Wallace photo of recovery scene. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of a person found in the Saluda River Thursday evening. Sheriff’s deputies along with West Columbia and Lexington County firefighters and paramedics and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources officers responded to the riverbank near 728 Joseph Walker Drive in West Columbia around 6 p.m….

Amtrak passenger files $75K personal injury lawsuit against CSX for Cayce collision

NTSB image. A passenger who was injured Sunday in the Amtrak-CSX collision in Cayce has filed a $75,000 lawsuit against CSX. In documents filed Wednesday, James Daymon filed a personal injury lawsuit in Lexington County for the collision. Two Amtrak employees were killed in the crash and more than 100 people were taken to the hospital. Injuries ranged from scrapes…

ATM tech robbed at BB&T ATM Thursday – help sought to ID suspects

Vehicle leaving the scene Show Caption Hide Caption Suspect Show Caption Hide Caption Robbery scene Show Caption Hide Caption A man was robbed while working on a drive-up ATM at BB&T on Harbison Blvd., Thursday. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is asking for help to identify the suspect (pictured.) Surveillance video from a nearby business confirms the suspects in the…

5 Brookland-Cayce High School football players sign to play in college

Five Brookland-Cayce High School football players signed letters of intent Wednesday to play at the college level. The Lexington Two athletes and their schools are: Tykes Boages — Itasca Community College Devin Miller — Itasca Community College Jerrell Moore  — S.C. State University Dominigue Perry — Hutchinson Community College Keylin Roach — Independence Community College The five participated in a…

5 White Knoll High School student-athletes sign to play in college

Five White Knoll High student-athletes signed on the dotted line to continue their careers at the college of their choice. During National Signing Day on Wednesday, coaches and parents gathered to celebrate each athlete’s hard work  and dedication to their sport. Members of the WKHS football team signing with colleges include Keon A. Clary and T.J. Jamison with Hutchinson Community College…

Changes could be coming for Cayce’s Congaree Bluegrass Festival

Danny Creamer, Cayce Mayor Elise Partin. The Cayce City Council presented Danny Creamer with the Ambassador Award for his efforts over the years in the development of the city’s Congaree Bluegrass Festival. Mayor Elise Partin began the presentation, Tuesday, by saying, “The ambassador we’re about to recognize has no idea this is coming.” She then called Creamer to the podium…

6 Airport High School players sign to play college football

Wednesday is National Signing Day and six Airport High School football players — including twin brothers — declared their intent Wednesday to play their sport at the college level. The Lexington Two athletes are: Wesley Gilliard — North Greenville University Zachary Moseley — Missouri Valley College Justin Rivers — Newberry College Collyn Richardson —  Newberry College Brothers Trevahn and Devahn Robinson…

Brake applied to Amtrak train seconds before impact

NTSB investigators at crash site. Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board, on Monday, examined the site of the collision of two trains that took place early Sunday morning in Cayce, at Charleston Highway and Pine Ridge Road. According to data from recorders recovered from the crash, the Amtrak train that hit the stationary CSX freight train was braking in…

Pine Ridge Middle School staff responds to plight of train wreck victims

Smith and Basile. Lexington District Two’s Pine Ridge Middle School became an unexpected relief center to passengers who were riding on the Amtrak train that crashed early Sunday morning. PRMS staff members were notified shortly after their school was chosen to be utilized for the incident, and a few people responded so quickly to the call, they arrived even before…

Rep. Joe Wilson lauds tax cuts at Mooneyhan’s Auto Repair in West Columbia

U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson presents Bill Mooneyhan with photo of Wilson and President Donald Trump at tax cut bill signing. Bill Mooneyhan Jr., Mike Green and Ben Homeyer were also on hand. Congressman Joe Wilson held a press conference at Mooneyhan’s Auto Service in West Columbia Monday to congratulate owner Bill Monneyhan on the expansion of the small business. Wilson…

Misaligned switch caused Amtrak-CSX train crash in Cayce

NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt at Sunday press conference. NTSB image. National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt was in Cayce Sunday to begin the federal investigation into the train crash that resulted in the death of two Amtrak employees in the earlier hours of that day. Sumwalt, at a Sunday press conference, said a train track switch was in the…

“It was a tough scene,” Amtrak engineer, conductor killed in crash, coroner identifies

Near crash site, Sunday. (Terry Ward photo.) The train collision in Cayce early Sunday morning resulted in the deaths of two Amtrak employees. Killed was Michael Kempf, 54 of Savannah Ga. He was the Amtrak train’s engineer. Also killed was Michael Cella, 36, of Orange Park, Fla. He was the train’s conductor. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher, who was very…

Palmetto Health updates patients’ status from Amtrak train accident

Palmetto Health hospitals have received an influx of patients from an Amtrak train accident in West Columbia, South Carolina, earlier this morning, Sunday, Feb. 4. Palmetto Health hospitals patient count has been updated. The thoughts of all our team members are with the family and friends of those injured in this accident. The total number of patients has been adjusted…

Gov. Henry McMaster gives details of fatal Cayce train wreck at press conference

1/2Gov. Henry McMaster at Sunday press conference Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon at Sunday press conference Show Caption Hide Caption The train collision in Cayce resulted in the deaths of two Amtrak employees, according to Gov. Henry McMaster who held a crash update press conference Sunday morning at the SC Emergency Management Department headquarters in West…

2 dead, 70 to hospital, 5,000 gallons of fuel spilled in Cayce train wreck, governor going to site

The train collision in Cayce around 2:45 a.m. Sunday, has resulted in the deaths of two people according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher. Lexington County spokesman Harrison Cahill said, at a news conference early Sunday, that about 70 people with injuries had been hospitalized. He said the injuries ranged from minor scratches and bumps to broken bones. He did…

Train collision results in derailment in Lexington County – Deaths reported – injuries

Lexington County emergency officials are on the scene of train collision and derailment near Charleston Highway and Pine Ridge Road. Lexington County reported the incident around 5 a.m. Saturday morning. No more details were available, but more information is coming according to Lexington County officials.  Lexington County photo.  Follow up- At least two people were killed. according to Lexington County…

3 arrested on drug and weapon charges in Lexington County

Click on image to enlarge Lexington County narcotics agents arrested two men and one woman this week after executing a search warrant at a Lexington home. Michelle Eisinger, 42, is charged with possessing and trafficking illegal drugs. Jason Rivers Jr., 30, is charged with illegally possessing a firearm and failing to register as a sex offender. Kevin Vinson Jr., 36,…

Cal Dent of Lexington found liable for $51 million in health care fraud

Floyd Calhoun “Cal” Dent, III, of Lexington, and two co-conspirators have been found liable for defrauding the federal healthcare programs Medicare and Tricare of over $51 million. The United States Attorney’s Office announced the verdict Thursday. The verdict was unanimous and it was handed down Wednesday by a federal jury in Charleston.  The United States alleged that Dent, along with…

Springdale Elementary wins 4th Grade Math Super Bowl

The winning Springdale Elementary team poses with the trophy — and their mascot Buddy — after Thursday’s event. (Lex 2 photo)  By Dawn Kujawa- Lexington 2 School District Audiences love a competitive Super Bowl. That certainly was the case Thursday, when three Lexington Two schools — Springdale Elementary, Cayce Elementary and Pineview Elementary — met for the finals of the…

Carolina Water Service transfers ownership of I-20 plant to Town of Lexington

Carolina Water Service, Inc., officially transferred ownership of its I-20 wastewater treatment plant, Thursday at 8:30 a.m. to the Town of Lexington. As previously agreed, CWS officials handed over the keys to Town officials this morning. From this point forward, CWS sewer customers served by the treatment facility are now customers of the Town of Lexington. While the Town is…

Tickets for the Gervais Street Bridge Dinner are on-sale until Sunday

Gervais Street Bridge Dinner tickets are on-sale in limited quantity, from now-until- Sunday, February 4 at 11:59 pm. General Admission tickets ($99 each) + VIP tickets ($199 each) = 200 tickets total. Visit GervaisStreetBridgeDinner.com because tickets are going uber fast and you won’t want to miss this! (Realistically it doesn’t look like tickets will last til Sunday…) The Gervais Street Bridge Dinner…

S.C. Treasurer breaks record for returning unclaimed property

South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis has announced that almost $33 million in unclaimed property was returned to its owners in 2017. Loftis praised the work of the Unclaimed Property Program for helping to identify people who have unclaimed money throughout the state. According to a Treasurer’s Office press release, the annual amount of returned money has doubled under Loftis’ administration….

Lexington County Deputies investigating overnight fatal shooting in Gaston

Lexington County deputies are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at a Gaston home early Wednesday morning. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher identified the victim as Malcolm Jones, 27, of Gaston. “We’re working to determine more about the incident but, based on information we’ve gathered so far, we don’t believe this was a random act,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon…