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Brookland-Cayce’s 3A High School Player-of-the-Year signs college basketball scholarship

Lloyd Hemming is pictured with his father and mother, Harold and Aline Hemming. (Terry Ward Photo) Brookland-Cayce High School basketball player Lloyd Hemming signed scholarship documents to play college basketball at USC-Upstate, Wednesday. Hemming was named the 3A high school Player-of-the-Year for the 2016-17 basketball season. Lloyd is pictured with his father and mother, Harold and Aline Hemming. BC basketball coach…

House, Senate override McMaster’s veto, gas tax going up 12-cents a gallon, beginning July 1

SCDOT applauds tax

S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster has stood almost alone in opposition to a tax that will increase the price of gas by 12-cents a gallon. Gov. Henry McMaster in his YouTube address decrying the tax hike. The bill that raises the gas tax by 2-cents-a-gallon for the next six years, also increases other driver and vehicle fees. The gas tax increase will take effect…

Irmo’s Great Southern Homes ranked third fastest-growing

Great Southern Homes is the third fastest -growing private home builder in the country. The distinction was noted in the May 2, edition of Builder Magazine.  The magazine reports, according to a release, that Great Southern Homes has nearly doubled in sales with a 96% growth rate for the two-year period (2014 to 2016) rising from 386 to 756 home…

Coroner releases autopsy results in officer-involved shooting incident

According to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher, an autopsy performed on Wednesday revealed that John Bittle died as the result of a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. Bittle, 39, was the victim of a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday in the 200 block of Seleta Circle, near Pond Branch Road. SLED is investigating the incident. Categories:…

Tourism expert, Dr. Drew Martin, chosen to lead USC hospitality-based program

Drew Martin, Ph.D (Photo Contributed) The University of South Carolina’s College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management announced that Drew Martin, Ph.D. is the new director of its School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management. Martin will begin his new role on July 1. He will be responsible for leading all academic and research initiatives for the department. Martin, selected…

More than 70,000 came to S.C. Guard Expo last weekend

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Officer-involved shooting victim identified  

Site of shooting (LCSD Photo) Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. The incident took place in the 200 block of Seleta Circle, near Pond Branch Road in Lexington County. According to Fisher, John Bittle, 39, of Lexington was pronounced dead at the scene as the…

Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber’s Business Expo is Thursday

The 2017 Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce Business Expo is from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday (May 11.) It’s at the Holiday Inn and Suites, 110 McSwain Dr,, West Columbia, SC 29169 There is no admission charge. Stop by during lunchtime and find out more about the local businesses in the area and meet some business and community…

Arrest on meth charges turns into fatal shooting

A Lexington County man wanted on drug charges was fatally shot Tuesday morning after he threatened officers. Around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, a fugitive task force consisting of U.S. Marshals, deputies from Lexington and Richland counties and Columbia police officers attempted to serve a warrant in the 200 block of Seleta Circle. Shortly after officers arrived, they made contact with the man who…

Kevin, Emily Heise introduced as Gray Collegiate soccer coaches

Kevin and Emily Heise (Terry Ward Photos) It’s a done deal Kevin Heise was formally introduced as the boys soccer coach at Gray Collegiate Academy on Tuesday. Heise’s wife and Lady Bearcats’ head coach Emily was named GCA’s girls soccer coach. Kevin is the former Brookland-Cayce High School soccer coach. Emily’s Brookland-Cayce Girls team won the Lower State Championship over Bishop…

Man dies after vehicle hits overpass pillar on I-20

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died due to a single-vehicle accident at approximately 1:40 Monday afternoon on Interstate 20 Eastbound, between mile markers 48 and 49 in Lexington County. According to Fisher, Bryan C. Andrews, 21, of Martinez, GA was killed when his vehicle left the road and struck the pillar of an overpass bridge….

USC Football Coach Will Muschamp says newspaper published “gross inaccuracies” about players

USC Head Football Coach Will Muschamp. (USC Athletics Photo) University of South Carolina Head Football Coach Will Muschamp is asking for an apology from a Columbia newspaper after two of his players have been cleared of involvement in an assault. Muschamp said publicly Monday that he feels Columbia’s The State newspaper published “gross inaccuracies” regarding Gamecock football players. Muschamp also said…

Former Bearcat Kevin Heise, Emily Heise to coach soccer at Gray Collegiate Academy

Kevin Heise (GCA Photos) Gray Collegiate Academy, a public charter school located in West Columbia, has announced the hiring of veteran husband and wife soccer coaching duo, Kevin and Emily Heise as their new boys’ and girls’ varsity coaches. GCA, under the leadership of Principal Dr. Brian Newsome and Athletic Director Adam Holmes, will begin its’ fourth academic year in…

Lexington-based Prysmian gets $300 million deal with Verizon

Verizon Communications has awarded Prysmian Group a $300 million optical cable supply contract. Prysmian Group North America headquarters are in Lexington. The agreement supports Verizon’s U.S. network expansion around a next-generation fiber platform that will speed the implementation of 5G services. Verizon will supply 10.6 million miles of ribbon and loose tube cables. The agreement was announced Monday in a press…

Cayce/West Columbia Primary Care going up at Klapman and N. Brown Street

There is a new healthcare facility being built in West Columbia. Cayce/West Columbia Primary Care is going up at the corner of Klapman Boulevard and North Brown Street. The building is 9,762-sq.ft said Paetra Cruz, executive director of Eau Claire Cooperative Health Center, the parent organization for the project. Adults and children, who are part of the “undeserved” community, will…

Subject in Five Points assault investigation turns himself in

Columbia Police Investigators have charged a 20-year-old man accused of assaulting a male victim at a Five Points business last month. Jalen Antwan Dread 20 turned himself in to police at Columbia Police Headquarters shortly before noon today. He was served with a Simple Assault arrest warrant and taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center (ASGDC). Investigators do not expect…

Street closes in Lexington after building catches fire

A street was closed for a while Sunday night  in Lexington after a building caught fire. LPD Photos. The fire was reported at an abandoned building on Elm Street, just after 9:30 p.m., according to the Lexington Police Department.The Lexington County Fire Service responded to the fire and part of the street was closed.  The fire was under control a…

Man flags down car, shoots occupant witnesses say

Composite sketch of suspect (LCSD) Lexington County Sheriff’s Department deputies are looking for a man who is accused of shooting a person. The shooting occurred, witnesses said, Saturday near Old Dunbar Road and Hwy 321 in Lexington County. The man was last seen running toward Edmund Highway. Detectives believe the suspect flagged down and approached a vehicle then held the…

Cayce man killed in Eastover motorcycle accident

Maurice Shaw, 44, of Tufton Court, Cayce, was the driver of a motorcycle that was struck by a car.  Shaw was transported by Richland County EMS to Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital where he died at 8:32 p.m.  He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the incident.  An autopsy indicated that the cause of death was due…

Thousands flood McEntire for S.C. National Guard’s Air and Ground Expo

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Police say USC football players Deebo Samuel, Skai Moore not part of bar assault

Columbia Police Investigators have an outstanding arrest warrant for a 20-year-old suspect accused of assaulting a male victim at a Five Points business last weekend. Some earlier reports attempted to  link USC football players Samuel and Moore to the assault. Gamecock head football coach Will Muschamp maintained Samuel was not there, despite reports to the contrary. Jalen Antwan Dread is wanted…

SC National Guard’s Air – Ground Expo welcomes Budweiser Clydesdales this weekend

The SC National Guard’s Air and Ground Expo is welcoming the Budweiser Clydesdales. Also: check out artillery, vintage aircraft, a concert and more at the SC National Guard’s Air and Ground Expo. Its free, at McEntire Joint National Guard Base just off of US 378.  Saturday, and Sunday. Link to info. on Expo Info Link Categories: Batesburg-Leesville, Blythewood, Cayce, Chapin, Columbia,…

Law suit filed related to double-fatal Lake Murray boat crash

A man who survived a boat crash that killed two others on the same boat, has filed a lawsuit against the driver of the boat that hit the bass boat he was on. Ashley “Ash” Thomas Wannamaker, according to his attorney, Lisa McPherson filed the civil suit Monday in Richland County Common Pleas court. The crash occurred on Lake Murray…