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Richland Library, Lexington County offices closed Monday because of weather

Richland Library As the state of South Carolina braces for impact from Hurricane Irma, Richland Library announces all locations are closed Monday. due to inclement weather conditions. The safety and welfare of customers is our first concern. Richland Library staff made the decision based on: Weather predictions from the National Weather Service Updates from the South Carolina Emergency Management Division…

Lexington-Richland School District 5, Lexington 3 Schools will be closed on Monday

All schools and offices in Lexington-Richland School District Five will be closed on Monday. Likewise, the district’s Monday School Board meeting has been cancelled along with all other school-related activities. This decision is being made in an abundance of caution for the safety of our students, parents and staff as South Carolina prepares for the impacts of Hurricane Irma. Several…

Friday night football scores

GoFlashWin.com Irmo and Laurens. Batesburg-Leesville 14, Mid-Carolina 7 Dreher 17, River Bluff 14 Gilbert 44, Airport 28 Irmo 28, Laurens 21 Lee Central 14, Columbia 7 Lugoff-Elgin 21, A.C. Flora 6 Flora and Lugoff-Elgin GoFlashWin.com  North Augusta 40, Lexington 14 Westwood 28, Blythewood 9 Newberry 21, Chapin 14 Lamar 47, Eau Claire 0 Lower Richland 21, Richland Northeast 0 Richard…

Lexington County coroner says Lake Murray boater died of drowning

Durham Alexander DeLaura Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the results of an autopsy performed on Durham Alexander DeLaura. DeLaura fell overboard into Lake Murray from his boat on August 25. His body was recovered from Lake Murray on Sunday morning. According to Fisher, an autopsy conducted on Wednesday concluded that DeLaura’s death was due to drowning. Categories: Batesburg-Leesville,…

As Irma nears, SC Gov. Henry McMaster declares ‘state of emergency’

Governor Henry McMaster on Wednesday issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency Irma And, along with the S.C. Emergency Management Division, McMaster is urging South Carolinians to prepare for the possibility of Hurricane Irma impacting the state. The executive order enables all state agencies to coordinate resources in preparation for Hurricane Irma, which is currently a category five hurricane….

SCE&G releasing water from Lake Murray, anticipating Hurricane Irma

Swollen Congaree River from the Gervais Street Bridge in the flood of 2015. Lake Murray empties into the river. In anticipation of Hurricane Irma’s potential impact on South Carolina, SCE&G is taking steps to manage Lake Murray water levels. The company has begun operating its Saluda Hydroelectric generating plant, which releases water from the lake into the Lower Saluda River….

City of Cayce, Department of Public Safety partner with Lexington Two Schools for Cayce Elementary resource officer

Dr. Bill James, Superintendent of Lexington School District Two; Dr. Cecil McClary, Principal of Cayce Elementary School; SRO Eddie West; Chief Byron Snellgrove; Captain Jimmy Gleaton; and Cayce Mayor, Elise Partin. The City of Cayce and the Cayce Department of Public Safety have announced a partnership with Lexington School District Two to provide a School Resource Officer for the new…

SCDOT to host “Reasonable Alternatives Public Information Meeting” on I-20/26/126 Corridor project, Sept. 19

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) invites the public to attend the upcoming Reasonable Alternatives Public Information Meeting to provide feedback on improvements for “Malfunction Junction” through the Carolina Crossroads I-20/26/126 Corridor Project. The purpose of the meeting is to present and solicit comments from the public on the Reasonable Alternatives that will move forward in the Draft Environmental…

“80 Days of Kind” launches in Cayce

Mayor Pro Tem Skip Jenkins, Eva Corley, Tara Almond and Rebecca Vance. By Karamie Sullivan Cayce’s City Council approved three motions Tuesday evening, and welcomed a representative from the Cayce Woman’s Club to present the club’s newest project. The meeting was led by Mayor Pro Tem, James “Skip” Jenkins. Mayor Elise Partin was not present. The Cayce Woman’s Club will…

SC Attorney General Alan Wilson drops DACA lawsuit

SC Attorney General Alan Wilson South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson applauded President Donald Trump’s announcement Tuesday to give Congress time to decide how best to handle so-called “Dreamers,” children and teens who were brought into this country illegally by their parents. Wilson said the decision by Trump is upholding the Constitution. “This is a victory for the rule of…

Driver in Saturday’s fatal crash on I-20 charged with felony DUI

Marshall Brandon McFarland (LCSD Photo) A passenger was killed in a crash on Interstate 20 Saturday evening in Lexington County, and now the driver of the car is facing charges. Marshall Brandon McFarland has been charged with felony DUI, according to the SC Highway Patrol. Click for link to original story McFarland was driving in the emergency lane, attempting to…

Chapin’s Labor Day celebration is a big event for the town

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Illegal immigrant advocates shouted down confronting AG Alan Wilson at Chapin Parade

Protesters, advocating a program that allows illegal immigrants brought into the US during the Obama Administration, confronted SC Attorney General Alan Wilson, Monday. Wilson was accosted at the Chapin Labor Day Parade. But a majority of the crowd viewing the parade shouted down the protesters, and cheered Wilson. The demonstrators held signs and chanted in favor of DACA at the annual…

Body of man missing in Lake Murray is found, Sunday

The body of former Columbia firefighter Durham DeLaura was found in Lake Murray Sunday morning. “He was found around 10 a.m., said Capt. Robert McCullough, spokesman for the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. “A Lexington County deputy spotted Mr. DeLaura.” Officials believe DeLaura, 35, fell out of his 15-foot boat on the evening of Aug. 25, near Sandy Beach at…

21-year-old man killed in I-20 crash, says Lexington County coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died due to a single-vehicle accident on Saturday evening. The crash occurred around 7 p.m., on Interstate 20 eastbound near mile marker 60 in Lexington County. According to Fisher, Mr. Wyatt Dakota Duval, 21, of Lugoff was killed after being ejected from the vehicle in which he was a passenger….

Lexington County Coroner issues statement regarding body found in Lake Murray

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher states that the body of missing boater Durham DeLaura has been recovered from Lake Murray at approximately 10 a.m. on Sunday, near the area of Lake Murray known as Sandy Beach. The body was found with the help of the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. The body was discovered…

Fatal crash, with extraction, blocked I-20 in Lexington County Saturday night

A crash occurred at 7:08 p.m. on I-20 after a 2005 Acura, travelling eastbound in the emergency lane, attempted to pass several vehicles, said Lance Cpl. David Jones of the SC Highway Patrol. Marshall McFaraland, the driver of the Acura lost control of the Acura and the vehicle overturned and rolled several times. A passenger in the Acura was ejected,…

Gamecocks prove experts wrong, defeat NC State in football opener

Deebo Samuel had three TDs. (USC Athletics Graphic Use permitted) South Carolina held a lead all day long over NC State in a game played in Charlotte to open the college football season. It was the Belk Kickoff game at Bank of America Stadium. USC won 35-28, despite being on the small side of the statistical sheet. NC State had…

Lexington County teen charged in stabbing incident

Jaylen Wiggins, (LCSD Photo) Jaylen Wiggins, 17, is charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime after stabbing the victim three times in the head area, according to arrest warrants. “The victim and Wiggins were involved in a verbal argument when Wiggins pulled out a silver pocket knife,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Wiggins…

Recap of Week 2 high school football games

By Tyler Cupp Student section at the Fort Dorchester-Dutch Fork game. GoFlashWin.com photo – Click for link WEEK 2 RECAP OF HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL From games with national exposure to teams on the rise. There was plenty to look into from a very intriguing Week 2 of high school football. Here were a few results that jumped out from this…

Fort Dorchester defeats Dutch Fork, Lexington beats BC in 2OTs – Week 2 high school football scores

Ft. Dorchester at Dutch Fork. GoFlashWin Photos – click for link Andrew Jackson 46, W.W. King 8 Cardinal Newman 21, Trinity-Byrnes 20 Christ School (NC) 41, Heathwood Hall 14 Columbia 55, C.A. Johnson 6 Edisto 32, Eau Claire 14 Faith Christian 48, Providence Athletic Club 12 Fort Dorchester 41, Dutch Fork 25 Gilbert 44, River Bluff 16 Hammond 35, Laurence…

Cayce Public Safety seeks help to ID hit and run suspect involving serious injury

The Cayce Department of Public Safety is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect and the vehicle used during a hit and run collision that resulted in serious bodily injury. The collision occurred near the intersection of Airport Boulevard and Brookwood Court in the City of Cayce on Thursday. The suspect is described as a black male and…

Dutch Fork High School’s football game vs Fort Dorchester billed as National Game of the Week

Dutch Fork High School’s football matchup with Fort Dorchester on Friday has been selected as FloSports’ “National Game of the Week” and will stream live online. The game between the reigning Class 5A state champions and the Patriots is slated for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. “Our kids are really looking forward to facing a great football team in Fort Dorchester,”…

Woman wanted, accused of assault and taking 66-year-old victim’s car

Lasepia Monique Lapier Lexington County deputies are seeking information on the whereabouts of a Gaston woman charged with assaulting a woman and then driving away in the victim’s car. Lasepia Monique Lapier, 37, is charged with common law robbery and first degree assault and battery in connection with an incident Sunday afternoon in a store parking lot on St. Andrews Road, according…

Lexington County Coroner identifies pedestrian killed on I-26

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died after being struck by a vehicle on Interstate 26 eastbound. The incident happened near exit 115 shortly before 1 a.m. on Thursday. According to Fisher, Lawrence Lee Rideau, 64, of Knoxville, TN was pronounced dead at the scene due to blunt force injuries sustained in the accident. Rideau was…