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Pineview Elementary Girls-On-The-Run help (Make-A-) Wishes come true

Jamie Allen, Melanie Yoder, Amy Brant and Kayla Bradford are Pineview teachers who are Girls-On-The-Run leaders. Pictured with Mary Silverberg, Make-A-Wish. (ColaDaily Photo)  The Girls-On-The-Run participants at Pineview Elementary School love helping children served by Make-A-Wish. On Thursday, Girls-On-The Run at the West Columbia school donated $750 to Make-A-Wish. Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical…

Former principal of Springdale Elementary, Shane Thackston, passes away

Shane Thackston, former principal of Springdale Elementary School, has died. The news of Thackson’s death was delivered Wednesday morning to Thackston’s colleagues in Lexington School District Two. He was a popular and  beloved member of the school district’s community. Thankston took a short leave from Springdale after suffering severe pain in his head in January 2015. He was back at…

Public meeting Tuesday in Chapin for I-26 widening in Lexington, Richland, Newberry counties

The South Carolina Department of Transportation  has scheduled a public information meeting for the proposed widening of Interstate 26 in the Midlands area of the state. Interstate – 26 (Terry Ward Photo) The proposed interstate widening would be for approximately 16 miles and would extend from approximately 1.6 miles west of the SC 202 (Exit 85) interchange to approximately 0.4…

Quinn says he’s being targeted by a partisan Democrat

After Rep. Rick Quinn, was indicted by the State Grand Jury on Tuesday, he issued a statement saying he is not guilty and he wants to clear up the matter. “I have done nothing wrong, and I am asking for a speedy trial so this can be resolved as quickly as possible,” said Quinn, in the statement. Quinn’s family owns…

Rep. Rick Quinn indicted on misconduct charges, House Speaker Jay Lucas has suspended Quinn

The State Grand Jury has indicted Rep. Rick Quinn, Jr. on one count of common law misconduct in office and one count of statutory misconduct in office. Hours after the indictment was announced, S.C. House Speaker Jay Lucas suspended Quinn from the House. According to the indictment, Quinn accepted $4.5 million “from lobbyists’ principals,” and other groups without reporting “to…

Glasgo Lane homicide victim identified by Lexington County coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a homicide that occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Monday, in the 100 block of Glasgo Lane. According to Fisher, Austin Chandler, 26, of Lexington was pronounced dead at the scene as the result of apparent gunshot wounds. An autopsy has been scheduled for Wednesday. Due to Chandler’s relation to an…

Lexington County Coroner’s annual report shows 1,631 natural deaths, 128 accidental

Graph from coroner’s report. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher released her office’s Annual Report for 2016, Monday. The report documents the mortality patterns of the county. It shows heart disease – which is a top cause of death statewide and nationally – to be the leading reason for natural deaths in the county. Cancer ranked second. Drug overdoses were the…

West Columbia talks odor ordinance, suspends noise rules

The City of West Columbia will look into adopting an odor ordinance. Don Icenhower of the Lexington 2 School District and Jon Miller talk to council about new school construction. (Terry Ward Photo) The idea was debated at council’s meeting Monday. Councilman Tem Miles said he is ‘thankful” council is discussing odors specific to the House of Raeford poultry processing…

Homicide in Lexington County to be investigated by SLED due to LCSD family involvement

Google Map Data 2017 Glasco Lane, Lexington Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies have been dispatched to the 100 block of Glasgo Lane in response to a homicide. SLED will be leading the investigation, according to Capt. Adam Myrick of the LCSD. Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon asked SLED to lead the investigation to avoid any potential conflict of interest. The homicide…

City of Cayce launches rebranding campaign

1/4Cayce Rebranding as BCHS cheerleaders and band perform Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Cayce Mayor Elise Partin Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Cayce’s new color, slogan and insignia Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4New sign Show Caption Hide Caption Cayce Mayor Elise Partin (Photos by Terry Ward) Cheerleaders and band members with drums from Airport and Brookland-Cayce High Schools helped the City of…

Yonder Field changes opening from late May to August

Renderings of Yonder Field  Yonder Field has announced that Bowman Bound, the first festival that was slated for May 27 (and Memorial Day weekend) has been cancelled. A majority of the confirmed acts that were scheduled will come for future festivals.  The 2017 season will now be August through October. The 2018 season will commence in April and play through October….

Temporary lane closures on Blossom Street Bridge, Cayce, for upgraded lighting

(City of Cayce Photo) The City of Cayce is reporting that over the next couple weeks, the lights on the Blossom Street Bridge are getting an upgrade. Contractors will be repainting the light poles and retrofitting the globes to LED lighting. City officials are asking the public to be patient with temporary lane closures on the bridge and drive safely…

Drew McKissick elected chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party Saturday

Drew McKissick was elected as the State Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party Saturday at the 2017 South Carolina Republican Party State Convention. Drew McKissickMcKissick received 86 percent of the vote and defeated Mark Powell of Anderson County. McKissick assumes the duties of State Chairman immediately and becomes the SCGOP’s 19th State Chairman. McKissick released the following statement on the election…

Chapin boys win State Championship in soccer, Chapin and Brookland-Cayce girls fall in OT

Action in the BC Indian Land game, Saturday. Chapin High School recorded a 2-0 win over Eastside for the Class 4A Boys Soccer championship at Irmo High School, Friday. The Chapin girls soccer team lost to South Aiken. South Aiken won by taking a 4-2 in lead in penalty kicks in the Class 4A state girls championship. Brookland-Cayce fell to Indian…

Gator on the loose in Cayce, part of Timmerman Trail blocked off

Alligator on Timmerman Trail. (City of Cayce Photo) Cayce Department of Public Safety officers are blocking off an area near the large bridge by SCANA and the Timmerman Trail because there is a large alligator in the area. As an extra layer of protection for our citizens, officers have closed the area until further notice. City of Cayce Spokeswoman Ashley…

6 men arrested in Lexington County child pornography crackdown

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, along with Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon, announced the arrest of the following six individuals on charges connected to the sexual exploitation of minors. Sean Austin Wilcox, William C. Freeman, Jacob Tyler Burks, Rodney Black, James Cecil Deese, Stephen Ray Downs. (LCSD Photos) Arrested were: Sean Wilcox (age 21) of Lexington, William Freeman (age…

Lexington County man gets 24 years for killing father of 3

Cano with his daughter (Photo Submitted) Jeremy Junior Head, 24, of Lexington County, pleaded guilty this week in the shooting death of his roommate. The homicide occurred at 2100 Steel Drive in West Columbia. Head killed Antonio “Alex” Cano, age 23, following an altercation. Head was sentenced to 24 years for the crime of voluntary manslaughter. Circuit Court Judge Eugene…

Found – Cayce Public Safety seeks help to find missing teen- Updated

Jurnee Smith-McBeth has been found. The juvenile reported missing earlier has been located at the Walmart in West Columbia. She in home safely with her parents. The Cayce Department of Public Safety is requesting the community’s help to locate Jurnee Smith-McBeth, 15. Jurnee left her residence in Cayce on Monday (May 8.) She has not been seen by her family since…

Chapin, Brookland-Cayce playing for State soccer titles at Irmo field

BC versus Bishop England on Monday. The Chapin girls soccer team is scheduled to take on South Aiken in the 4A Girls State Championship game Friday evening The game is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Irmo High School, a neutral site. Chapin is 19-4 and South Aiken is 17-3-1. The Chapin boys soccer team is scheduled to play Eastside in…

Possible stormy weather predicted overnight Friday

Clouds on Gervais Street, Columbia. According to the National Weather Service there could be some severe weather in Richland and Lexington counties beginning late Friday night. Rain – and thunderstorms- are expected to begin in the mid-afternoon, Friday. Friday night,closer to midnight, there could be rainfall amounts between a quarter to a half on an inch, with storms that include…

Child badly burned in Lexington County mobile home fire, early Friday

LifeNet helicopter. A child with severe burns was transported via LifeNet helicopter after a mobile home fire in Lexington County early Friday morning. In addition to the child’s injury two adults were transported to the hospital with respiratory issues. Two other children were able escape safely. Mobile home is deemed a total loss with $50,000 in damages. The fire took place…

Big boat operator not at fault in Lake Murray fatal crash says DNR

No charges will be filed in the case of a fatal boat accident on Lake Murray, April 21, according to the S.C Department of Natural Resources. Investigators said Phillips’ 16-ft. bass boat failed to give way to a 32-ft. powerboat driven by to Bruce Dyer. The big boat was going 34 miles-per-hour when the boats hit. Dyer, according to DNR,…

U.S. 1 eastbound Exit 58 ramp on I-20 in Lexington County closed Friday, Saturday night

AA Roads Photo The US 1 eastbound exit ramp (Exit 58) on Interstate 20 in Lexington County will be closed Friday night, May 12, and Saturday night, May 13, for road shoulder reconstruction, barring delays due to weather. Motorists heading east who wish to take Exit 58 should proceed to Exit 61 and re-enter I-20 westbound to Exit 58. The…

Cancer of Many Colors presenting Hope Event on May 18 in Lexington

Cancer of Many Colors is presenting the Hope Event on May 18 (next Thursday.) It’s at Lexington the Radius Conference Center (300 Building), 300 W. Main St., Lexington, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Link to website: Cancer of Many Colors Event Site Supported by Private Property and Lowes Foods. Featuring students from the Lexington Technology Center Culinary Arts program….