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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…

Cayce Public Safety seeks identity of robbery suspect

Suspect- CDPS photo The Cayce Department of Public Safety is requesting the community’s help identifying the suspect (see photo) involved in a robbery at a local convenience store. Click for link to video The robbery occurred on Saturday at the Corner Pantry, 2931 Charleston Highway, Cayce. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cayce Department of Public Safety at (803)…

US Rep. Joe Wilson’s legislative priorities for 2018 tour is Wednesday

Joe Wilson speaking in Lexington County last week. Congressman Joe Wilson will announce his legislative priorities for 2018 during a tour of the second congressional district on Wednesday. The schedule for Congressman Wilson’s tour is as follows: 10:00 AM: Midlands Office of Congressman Joe Wilson 1700 Sunset Blvd (US 378), Suite 1 West Columbia, S.C. 29169   12:00 PM: Aiken Aiken County…

Close to half-a-million dollar bond set in Lexington County home invasion, shots fired incident

Morris, Thompson – LCSD photo. Bond has been set at close to half-a-million dollars, combined, for two men charged with several crimes, in Lexington County, after an alleged Saturday morning home invasion. A judge has set a $240,000 bond for Quintrell Morris, 18. The Hopkins resident is charged with: three counts of kidnapping, three counts of assault and battery, armed…

Woman, 82, dies in Lexington County vehicle accident

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a motor vehicle collision. The crash occurred at Amicks Ferry Road and Lake Tide Drive in Chapin at approximately 5:15 p.m. on Saturday. According to Fisher, Ms. Nelva S. Lindler, 82, of Chapin was pronounced dead at the scene. Lindler, a passenger, was in a…

No charges filed in fatal stabbing

No charges will be filed against a Gaston man for his involvement in a fatal stabbing at a Meadowfield Road home Thursday. Investigators from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department consulted with prosecutors from the 11th Circuit Solicitor’s Office and determined 21-year-old Joshua Rossman acted in self-defense during an altercation with 19-year-old Rayshawn Porterfield. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher said Porterfield…

Lexington Police conducting check points

The Lexington Police Department will be conducting a Public Safety Checkpoint in the Town of Lexington on Friday. Officers will be conducting the checkpoint in response to collision incidents, citizen traffic complaints, and previous enforcement in this area focused on speeding and unsafe driving practices. Officers will be checking driver’s licenses, vehicle registration, and insurance requirements. Officers from agencies in…

Teen is the victim in fatal stabbing, coroner identifies

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a homicide. It occurred shortly after 2 p.m. on Thursday, in the 700 block of Meadowfield Road in Gaston. According to Coroner Fisher, Mr. Rayshawn Q. Porterfield, 19, of Gaston was pronounced dead at the scene after being stabbed in the upper body. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating,…

2017 traffic fatalities fewer in Richland County, higher in Lexington County

With just one more weekend left in 2017, statistics reveal that there were fewer, by far, traffic fatalities in Richland County this year, than the year before. In 2016, 68 people died on Richland County roads, according to the S.C. Department of Public Safety. In 2017, as of Thursday, 47 people had died on Richland County roads. That’s 21 fewer…

Lexington Sheriff’s Department investigating a stabbing death

The Lexington Sheriff’s Department is investigating a reported stabbing in the 700 block of Meadowfield Road, near Gaston. One suspect in custody. The suspect was apprehended by deputies close to crime scene after a brief search. Based on the information investigators have gathered early on at the scene, the male victim and the male suspect knew each other. It was…

Nephron gives 600-plus employees a 5% pay raise due to federal tax cuts

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Construction on Rainbow Drive bridge over I-26 continues into 2018

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West Columbia Sanitation schedule changed, Lexington County Grinding of the Greens locations

To get mulch: 1307 Augusta Road West Columbia – Call- 803-733-1139 info@keepthemidlandsbeautiful.org The City of West Columbia City Hall will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 25 and 26, in observance of the Christmas holidays. It will be closed Mon. Jan. 1, too, (for New Year’s Day.) Regular hours will resume on Wednesday, December 27. West Columbia Public Works Director…

Churches full as Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday – Photo gallery of churches

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Ex-boyfriend arrested by Lexington Police on kidnapping, domestic violence charge

Joshua Dale Cassada Booking Photo. The Lexington Police Department arrested Joshua Dale Cassada, 40, of Pomaria on charges stemming from a Domestic Violence investigation. LPD Chief Terrence Green announced the arrest Sunday. According to a LPD report, officers were dispatched to a residence Saturday morning at the Cedarcrest Mobile Home Park, 366 Railroad Ave. in Lexington, for a possible burglary…

Food’s important, but family is special at Christmas in West Columbia

Delucca’s staff: Mike Hicks; Callie Wessinger; Lynn Raley; Irvin Prioleau; Ella Lee; Tom Maynard; and Matt Mitchell. From the traditional to adventure cooking, Christmas meal perpetration in West Columbia varies. And getting together with the people you love is as important in West Columbia as the turkey or the oysters. Mike Hicks is the owner of the popular Delucca’s restaurant…

Man running from Lexington County deputies is identified

Larry Christopher Richburg was the subject of a Lexington County Sheriff’s Department  search near Longs Pond Rd Thursday night.  He ran away from a traffic stop. Richburg is wanted on three previous warrants: domestic violence, driving under suspension and failure to stop for blue lights. If you know where Richburg is or if you have information on where he might…

Man arrested in connection to weekend night club shooting in Lexington County

Christopher Jamel Brisbon – LCSD photo A Columbia man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection to a fatal shooting early Sunday morning at the City Nightz Bar and Grill in West Columbia. Christopher Jamel Brisbon, 27, is also charged with possessing a weapon during a violent crime, burglary, criminal conspiracy and three counts of first-degree assault and…