Cayce

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…

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….

2017 has highest number of closed home sales ever recorded in South Carolina

Mungo Homes photo South Carolina REALTORS® released its 2017 annual market report for the state, Monday. The report shows 2017 as a record-setting year for closed sales at 83,570. It’s the highest number of closed sales ever recorded in the state. There were 12,780 total closed sales, up 4.7 percent, in Greater Columbia. The Greater Columbia area includes Lexington County….

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…

Tons of electronics collected at Lexington County recycle site last Saturday

1/4Recycle 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Recycle 3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Recycle 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Recycle Show Caption Hide Caption Lexington County Solid Waste Management conducted a recycling event last Saturday at Springdale Baptist Church. The agency is reporting that more than 370 people came out to drop items off at the site. There were 12 tons…

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…

Love for the arts leads to opening of State Street Trading Co. in West Columbia’s River District

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

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West Columbia Police arrest man on a murder charge

The West Columbia Police Department has made an arrest in connection to an alleged murder that occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m. Friday. According to West Columbia Police Chief Chief Dennis Tyndall, investigators have charged Levette Omega Gladden, 21, of 1426 Platt Springs Rd., West Columbia with murder. According to a WCPD release, Gladden got into an argument with another male…

Leaphart Road bridge over I-26 opened Friday afternoon

Cars crossing Show Caption Hide Caption First vehicle Show Caption Hide Caption Morningside Show Caption Hide Caption Morningside blocked for now Show Caption Hide Caption South leg of Chris Drive open Show Caption Hide Caption SCDOT vehicle leads the procession of first cars to cross the new bridge. Just before 2 p.m. Friday, the roadblocks were removed  from Leaphart Road,…

Man killed in West Columbia shooting is identified by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a homicide that occurred shortly before  9 a.m., Friday. The incident took place in the 1400 block of Platt Springs Road in West Columbia. Read initial report here  According to Fisher, Edward N. Walker, 38, of Columbia suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was pronounced dead near…

RNE and Westwood split; Lady Cavs get a big win on the road

By Tyler Cupp

Richland Northeast girls hand Westwood its first region loss In a battle of top 5 teams, the No. 4 Lady Cavaliers of Richland Northeast battled back to overcome and defeat the second ranked Westwood Lady Redhawks 61-57 Friday night. It took a buzzer beating three point shot by Kayla Brown in regulation to force overtime and the momentum carried on…