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Trooper David Jones says Highway Patrol to be out in force for Memorial Day weekend

The Memorial Day weekend is upon us, bringing a day off and lots of festivities. Have fun say law enforcement authorities, but don’t be dangerous. Lance Cpl. David Jones of the S.C. Highway Patrol spoke to Tyler Ryan of the Dude Radio, Thursday. He said if you drink, do not drive. “Don’t even go into a function to have a…

Gamecocks stay alive in SEC Baseball Tournament with power explosion

By Chandler Mack The Gamecock baseball team’s  NCAA Tournament hopes are still alive after a convincing victory over the Missouri Tigers Thursday afternoon. Alex Destino. (Chandler Mack Graphic) Led by freshman Carlos Cortes, junior Alex Destino, and senior Wil Crowe,  the Gamecocks were able to defeat the Tigers 10-2, advancing to the next round of the SEC Tournament, being played in Hoover Alabama. Destino…

Lexington County Animal Control looking for dog with paw caught in coyote trap

Coyote trap. (LCAC Photo) Lexington County officials say they have gotten a lot of calls and questions about a dog that’s moving around property on Glenn Road in Gaston with its paw caught in a coyote trap. Here’s a recap of what the Lexington County Animal Services division is doing to bring in the dog so it can receive immediate…

Lowe’s Foods’ ribbon-cutting in Lexington attracts large crowd

Lowe’s Company Photo Provided. A new grocery store has come to the Midlands. Lowe’s Foods cut the ribbon on its first store in the Midlands, Wednesday. It’s at the corner of Charter Oak Road and Augusta Road in Lexington, across from Lexington High School. Despite a day that included a tornado warning, a large crowd, overflowing the parking lot, showed…

Lexington 1 issues graduation ceremony schedule for 5 high schools

Lexington One graduates from a past class. (Lexington 1 Photo) Lexington County School District One will hold graduation ceremonies for its five high schools. The graduations take place at the University of South Carolina’s Colonial Life Arena at 801 Lincoln Street in Columbia, South Carolina. On Tuesday.May 30: Students from White Knoll High graduate at 8 a.m. Gilbert High School…

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department seeks man for questioning related to car thefts

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department wants to speak with the man pictured, left, about two car thefts that happened on May 9. Please send all tips to 888-CRIME-SC Categories: Batesburg-Leesville, Cayce, Chapin, Crime, Gilbert, Irmo, Lexington, Lexington County, Pelion, Swansea, West Columbia

Airport High School students raise more than $50,000 for Camp Kemo

Airport High School Student Government under the direction of adviser, Daniel Bailey, held their annual Charity Drive for Camp Kemo. This year the effort was held from Feb. 24- March 5. In that time, Airport High School raised $50,031.67 for Camp Kemo. The annual fundraiser which has been held by Airport High School for 23 years, partners with Palmetto Health Children’s…

Tornado has touched down, more rain predicted too

NWS graphic A tornado touched down near Saluda just before 3 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. And tornado watch has been issued for the Midlands for Wednesday afternoon, until 6 p.m. Strong storms are also forecast for Richland and Lexington counties, and many other Midlands counties. The tornado watch, issued by the National Weather Service at 11 a.m.   Thunderstorms…

Lexington Sheriff distributes video of burglary suspects, asks for help to ID

1/3Burglary suspect Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Burglary suspect Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Escape truck Show Caption Hide Caption Suspect. (LCSD Capture) Two alleged burglars – shown in the photos – were caught on camera going through a Lawson Road home in Leesville. The owners said the two suspects kicked in the back door and took hunting equipment. If you recognize…

SCDOT presents information session about I-26 widening plan in Chapin

The details of a $1.5 billion Interstate-26 -improvement project, outside of Columbia, were presented Tuesday night. SCDOT map of planned upgrades to I-26. The widening of I-26, from Exit 85 to Exit 101, was the topic of discussion. The S.C. Department of Transportation sponsored the meeting at Chapin High School. The SCDOT plan includes widening I-26 (in some cases up-to…

Rep. Rick Quinn to remain free on personal recognizance

After agreeing to return to the court in the future, Rep. Rick Quinn was allowed to go free on personal recognizance by Judge Knox Rep. Rick Quinn S.C. House Photo. McMahon, Tuesday in a Richland County courtroom. In accordance with the bond agreement, the Lexington Republican would have to pay a $50,000 bond if he missed a court date. Quinn…

MCEC VP Troy Simpson says “be compassionate” in address to C-WC Chamber Breakfast

MCEC VP Troy Simpson (ColaDaily Photo) Be compassionate. That was the message delivered by Troy Simpson, Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative Vice President. He spoke at the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce Breakfast, Tuesday morning. It was at Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church. Simpson conceded that kindness is not normally associated with a power company. But he said his company values compassion. Simpson…

Flash flood leads to emergency situation Monday, more rain expected Tuesday

1/2Flooded Sunset Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Flooded Sunset eastbound Show Caption Hide Caption Showers and thunderstorms, possibly strong with gusty winds and heavy rain at times, are expected Tuesday.  The forecast is for mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers and  thunderstorms, Tuesday night. The rain chance is 70 percent.  Wednesday the forecast is for mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms into the…

Backhoe Rodeo part of West Columbia’s Public Works Week celebration

It was a rodeo with no buckin’ broncos or cowboys. The first West Columbia Backhoe Rodeo was held Monday at the Community Center on B Avenue. The event marked the beginning of Public Works Week. The Backhoe Rodeo featured personnel from the public works department. In timed competition, operators were challenged with dropping a softball hanging from a shovel claw into…

Fire breaks out at Cayce salvage yard

Cayce Department of Public Safety photo. The Cayce Department of Public Safety is assisting Lexington County crews with a large fire at American Scrap Iron and Metal, a salvage yard on the corner of Memorial Drive and Charleston Highway. The Cayce Department of Public Safety is asking that people avoid the area if possible. Categories: Cayce, Lexington, Lexington County, Swansea, West…

Flash flood watch issued until Thursday

ColaDaily file photo. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Richland and Lexington counties. And a flash flood warning is in effect until 5 p.m. Monday. Rain began afternoon Monday, and has been heavy at times.  The flash flood watch includes all Midlands counties. The flood watch does not expire until Thursday morning. Heavy rain and strong winds…

Coroner says the 2 victims of fatal accidents are from Lexington

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the two individuals who died overnight in separate motor vehicle collisions. One accident occurred on Berryhill Road. The other fatal crash happened on Interstate 20 eastbound. According to Fisher, Vaughn Moore, 50, of Lexington was killed when his vehicle left the road in the 200 block of Berryhill Road and struck a tree…

State’s unemployment rate hits record low in April

The unemployment rate in Richland County fell to 3.5 percent in April from 3.9 percent in March. In Lexington County, the unemployment rate fell to 3 percent from 3.4 percent in March. Lexington County was tied with Charleston County for the state’s lowest unemployment rate. Richland County ranked 13th of the state’s 46 counties.  The data was released by the…

SCHP releases some details of early morning fatal collision on I-20

SCDOT Photo of I-20 Monday morning after crash. All traffic lanes have been reopened after an early morning fatal collision on I-20, at Bush River Road, Mile Marker 63. Earlier, the all eastbound lanes of I-20 were closed  while SCHP crews worked the collision. The wreck happened at 3:30 a.m. according to Lance Cpl. David Jones of the SC Highway Patrol….

Fatal accident Sunday on Berryhill Road, Lexington County

One person was killed Sunday in a one-vehicle accident that occurred about 7:20 p.m. on Sunday. The accident happened on Berryhill Road in Lexington County, according to Lance Cpl. David Jones of the SC Highway Patrol. A 2006 Nissan was travelling on Berryhill Road and ran off of the left side of the road. The driver over-corrected, Jones said, and…

Fatal vehicle crash closes down I-20 at Bush River Road exit

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety is reporting an overnight crash on Interstate 20 east at the Bush River Road exit, at Mile Marker 63, in Lexington County. The SCHP later reported the accident involved a fatality. The eastbound lanes of I-20 were closed at the site. The westbound lanes have been reopened. The SCDPS report of the accident…

Stormy weather forecast for first part of the week

Storms have been forecast for Richland and Lexington counties, into Wednesday. Rain moved into the area Sunday afternoon. Gusty winds and localized flooding could be produced from the storms Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Storms could be strong with damaging winds and small hail. Highs will be in the upper 80s. Monday is expected to be mostly cloudy with showers…

UPDATE – Stray pig identified – his name is “Bruno”

Pig found. LCSD Photo. Update: The pig’s owners called the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and claimed the pig.  His name is Bruno. The owners are picking him up Monday. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is again looking for the owner of a pig. The pig was found Sunday, around 2 p.m., off of Fish Hatchery Road. The pig caught Sunday…

Columbia Fire encourages use of PFD after water rescue on Saluda River, Saturday

The Columbia Fire Department conducted a rescue operation on the Saluda River Saturday afternoon. A person was trapped on an island near Riverbanks Zoo on the Saluda, downstream from the Botanical Gardens Bridge. The person rescued was not injured, according to a fire department report. After rescuing the person on the island, the water rescue crew encountered a group of…

Rhythm on the River concert sways to Palmetto Latin 5

1/4Palmetto Latin 5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Palmetto Latin 5 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Palmetto Latin 5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Palmetto Latin 5 Show Caption Hide Caption The cool, rhythmic sound of the Palmetto Latin 5 blended nicely with the flow of the Congaree River Saturday evening at the Rhythm on the River concert. Palmetto Latin 5 at the…