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Aldi buys property in Lexington for new location

Southern Visions Real Estate has announced the sale of 2.82 acres on Platt Springs Road in Lexington to Aldi, LLC. The location is near Highway 6 and Platt springs Road. Southern Visions represented the seller in the $1,755,000 sale.  Southern Visions is excited to be a part of this transaction bringing another retailer to the Red Bank community that is…

Father charged with abusing infant daughter who suffered permanent brain damage

Robert Marvin Ray A Columbia father is charged with abusing his infant daughter after medical professionals said the baby suffered extensive injuries causing her to permanently lose function in the right half of her brain Robert Marvin Ray, 31, is charged with abuse to inflict great bodily injury upon a child, according to arrest warrants. “Ray originally told investigators his…

City of West Columbia gives longtime broadcaster Joe Pinner The Key to the City

1/3Joe Pinner 1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Joe Pinner family Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Joe Pinner with Mayor Bobby Horton Kelli Ricard photo Show Caption Hide Caption Longtime Columbia broadcaster Joe Pinner, of WIS-TV, said he was “speechless” Tuesday night. Then he said he was “honored.” West Columbia Mayor Bobby Horton said Pinner was lured to the West Columbia City…

Mother, daughter charged in family member’s neglect death

Candie McKay Shearin – LCSD photos A Gaston woman has been charged in the death of her disabled son. The woman’s daughter has also been charged in the death. Candie McKay Shearin, 45, and Tara Nerys Shearin, 20, are charged with abuse or neglect resulting in death to a vulnerable adult, according to arrest warrants. “EMS responded to the home…

Columbia, West Columbia, Lexington, Richland County offices closed Monday for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

City of Columbia offices will be closed in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan.15 All recycling, garbage & yard waste pickup will remain on regular schedule during this holiday. Richland County Government offices will close Monday, Jan. 15 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The County’s C&D Landfill and Lower Richland Drop-off…

SCE&G natural gas customers break energy use record

Recent extreme cold weather in South Carolina has driven SCE&G natural gas customers to use record amounts of natural gas, much like the record usage the company saw with electric customers. On Wednesday, Jan. 3, SCE&G customers used 345,736 dekatherms of natural gas, breaking the utility’s previous record of 331,233 dekatherms. SCE&G employees worked in freezing temperatures, snow and ice…

Mothers plan for March’s Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Gala

Mary Rickman and her husband Jay are this year’s recipients of the Living and Giving Award. By Karamie Sullivan There are three Lexington women who are passionate about funding for type one diabetes research. And they are doing everything they can to help find a cure for this autoimmune disease. These women are: Mary Rickman, Amber Bland, and Beth McCrary….

Man charged with 5 counts of attempted murder following house fire

Joseph Harry Riester. LCSD photo. A Columbia man has been charged with five counts of attempted murder after deputies said he set a Swansea home on fire with five people inside late Saturday night. Joseph Harry Riester, 48, entered the victims’ home on Jones Wire Road with a knife shortly before midnight, according to the arrest warrants. “The victims told…

SCE&G to test emergency sirens at Lake Murray, V.C. Summer Nuclear Station, Tuesday

SCE&G will conduct two separate tests of siren warning systems Tuesday (Jan. 9) in two separate Midlands locations. At noon, SCE&G will activate the siren warning system along the Lower Saluda River as part of the Lake Murray Dam emergency action plan. A full, three-minute sounding of the sirens is conducted on the second Tuesday of January each year. One-minute…

American Pickers looking for leads in South Carolina – contact info.

American Pickers, Mike and Frank want to pick in S.C. – American Pickers photo. Mike and Frank from The History Channel show American Picker are coming to the south, and South Carolina, this winter. The picking team is in search of picks, warm weather, and Southern hospitality. In addition to South Carolina, the pickers will be in Georgia and Florida…

Tidewater Boats of Lexington plans expansion, adding 100 jobs

Tidewater photo Tidewater Boats of Lexington plans a $8.3 million expansion. The growth of the company is expected to create 100 new jobs, according to a company press release. . A new satellite facility will be built for Tidewater’s larger model saltwater boats at 1 Brickyard Road near I-20 and U.S. 1 in Lexington. Tidewater was created in 2006 by…

1 killed, 1 injured in Lexington County car accident

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a single-vehicle accident. The accident occurred in the 2800 block of Calks Ferry Road near Pelion at approximately 2:15 a.m. on Friday. According to Fisher, Crystal Marie Padgett, 34, of Gaston was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the accident. Padgett’s…

Cayce honors Woman’s Club for 80 years, museum director lauded

Cayce Mayor Elis Partin with the Cayce Woman’s Club and Cayce Council members Skip Jenkins, Eva Corley and Tara Almond. By Karamie Sullivan There were a few special people who were recognized at the Cayce City Council meeting Tuesday night. Mayor Elise Partin and city council wanted to address this group for their service to the community. “We are excited…

Wells Fargo robbery on Saint Andrews Road, says sheriff’s department

Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a bank robbery Thursday, at the Wells Fargo bank at the corner of Saint Andrews Road and Bush River Road. There was an active search underway in the area for a male seen running from the Wells Fargo building. Bank staffers said the alleged robber  was wearing corduroy pants, a camouflage jacket and a…

West Columbia issues Christmas tree disposal information

The City of West Columbia has numerous options for disposing of your Christmas tree. It can be dropped off at a location below or the City of West Columbia Sanitation and Recycling Department will begin pick up the week of January 15. In partnership with the Lexington County Stormwater Consortium and Keep the Midlands Beautiful Grinding of the Greens program,…

Richland One schools on a 2-hour delay Thursday, others on normal schedule

NWS graphic Richland One will operate on a two-hour delayed start schedule for students Thursday. Richland School District Two will operate on a normal schedule on Thursday, January 4. Lexington County School District One schools will operate on a normal schedule Thursday. Lexington School District Two will operate on a normal schedule Thursday. Lexington-Richland 5, on regular schedule Thursday.

U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson outlines his legislative priorities for 2018

1/2Joe Wilson 5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Joe Wilson 2 Show Caption Hide Caption U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson and his wife Roxanne, Wednesday at his West Columbia office. ColaDaily photo. U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson  said Wednesday, he looks forward to backing the initiatives of President Donald Trump. Wilson (R-Springdale) was at his Sunset Boulevard office in West Columbia. It was part…

Snow expected in Columbia, advisory issued

NWS-Columbia Image The National Weather Service has revised its winter weather advisories to include Richland and Lexington counties, until 10 p.m. Forecasts call for snow to begin to fall around 2 p.m. and it could be more than an inch, locally. The winter weather advisory is in effect for Aiken, Kershaw, and Fairfield Counties, too. A Winter Weather Advisory for…

Lexington 1, Lexington 2, Lexington 3 schools dismiss staff early, cancel Wednesday activities

Lexington County School District One staff returned to work today, Wednesday. Students return to school Thursday. After carefully monitoring the weather situation, considering the possibility of a snow, ice mix this afternoon/evening and consulting with Lexington County and Lexington County Emergency Preparedness officials, Lexington County School District One will dismiss staff at 12:30 p.m., as a precaution. Lexington School District…

SCE&G has 1,000-plus employees to respond to weather-related power outages

SCE&G image From SCE&G Forecasts call for freezing rain, sleet and snow for most of SCE&G’s service territory Wednesday and through the evening. SCE&G announced that it has 1,000-plus company and contract employees prepared to respond, as ice can cause tree limbs to break, sometimes taking power lines and meter boxes down with them. Report outages at 1-888-333-4465 or via…

SCANA to be sold to Dominion Energy, SCE&G customers to get refunds, rate reduction

Dominion Energy photo. A Virginia-based power company is buying SCANA. The sale was announced Wednesday morning. Dominion Energy of Richmond, said it will purchase SCANA. The deal involves an all-stock merger. There are also plans to immediately refund South Carolina Electric and Gas customers who footed the bill for the failed nuclear reactors at the V.C. Summer power plant in…

Lexington County Animal Control issues citation to man after 2 dogs are killed

Lexington County Animal Control investigating after dogs killed Lexington County Animal Control officers are investigating a fatal dog attack after two family pets were killed. The incident occurred when several dogs belonging to a neighbor entered a home in the 3000 block of Wessinger Road Monday evening. A Lexington County Animal Control officer arrived at the home just after 7:30…