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Man crashes vehicle after being shot, says Lexington County Sheriff’s report

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting that happened Sunday afternoon in the 100 block of Millers Branch Rd. near Chapin.  Based on interviews by the LCSD, deputies believe a man drove away from that location after he was shot in the upper body. The man who was shot then crashed his vehicle in the 800 block of…

1 killed Sunday morning in Lake Murray boating accident

One person is dead and another person has been injured, in a boat wreck on Lake Murray. According to SCDNR, a boat hit a dock. The accident happened about 6 a.m. Sunday. The location of the accident was on the Chapin side of Lake Murray, near Wessinger Island. The second person on the boat at the time of the accident…

3 running for Chapin mayor after first day of filing

The Town of Chapin will have at least three people in the race for Mayor. Friday was the first day individuals could file paperwork to run for the office in the Lexington County community. Two individuals announced plans to run – Shayla Flores and David W. Knight.  Current Mayor Skip Wilson also plans to run for re-election. Flores graduated from Chapin…

Gov. Henry McMaster to participate in Chapin’s Employ SC Job Fair, Monday

Governor Henry McMaster Governor Henry McMaster will participate in the Employ SC job fair at the CATE Center in Chapin, on Monday. Employ SC is a rapid response coalition of public and private organizations that was created to assist those affected by the suspension of the VC Summer nuclear reactor project. Employ SC will provide South Carolinians in search of…

Child’s mouth taped shut, child dies, says Lexington County sheriff

Lexington County detectives arrested a Lexington woman Friday morning in connection with the death of her four-year-old daughter last month. Cynthia Estrada-Lopez, 24, is charged with homicide by child abuse, according to warrants. “Based on evidence collected since the death of the child, investigators believe Estrada-Lopez restrained her daughter in the child’s bed, taped her mouth shut and abandoned her…

Sheriff’s deputies end hunt for burglary suspect in Lexington County

Glenn Keller Stabler (LCSD Photo) The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department spent much of the day Friday searching near Sardis Church Road for a man wanted on a burglary arrest warrant. The search for Glenn Keller Stabler was called off around 3 p.m., but the sheriff’s department reported that it will continue patrols to look for Stabler. The sheriff’s department asks…

FLW Forrest Wood Cup Lunch Break Tailgate Party with pro anglers and The Dude – Photos

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Counterfeiters passing bills in Lexington, police say

The Lexington Police Department is warning businesses in the Town of Lexington of a series of incidents in which counterfeit currency was passed as payment in an effort to collect change. Beginning in early June, according to Police Chief Terrence Green,  and continuing into August, officers have responded to approximately two dozen incidents where counterfeit currency was used as payment…

Fundraiser in Irmo Saturday to help Randy Jones in fight against cancer

The Irmo community is rallying around “one of its own” who is in the fight for his life battling cancer. Local photographer Randy Jones, has been diagnosed with Stage 4 throat cancer.  As an active member of the Irmo community, Randy’s love of community and giving spirit have touched so many people over the years. Because so many people have been positively…

Name of person killed in I-20 crash, released by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a single-vehicle accident on Thursday at approximately 3:30 a.m. The accident occurred on I- 20 westbound near Mile Marker 51 in Lexington County. According to Fisher, Carlos Hipolito, 22, of Gilbert was killed when his vehicle left the road, struck the cable in the median, and overturned. Hipolito,…

Cayce McDonald’s reopens with futuristic self-ordering kiosks

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SCETV’s Rudy Mancke thrills crowd with nature talk

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Freddy’s Steakburgers opens in West Columbia

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Could the eclipse be the largest event ever for the Midlands?

It has the potential to be “the largest event ever in the Midlands,” said Columbia City Councilman Howard Duvall of the Aug. 21, Total Solar Eclipse. Duvall’s comments came at a “Total Eclipse Weekend Columbia SC” meeting for media Tuesday at the S.C State Museum. The museum is a “Ground Zero” of sorts for the eclipse. Museum Public Relations Manager…

Coroner identifies woman who died after being rolled over by vehicle

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of being rolled over by a vehicle on Murrayhill Circle at approximately 4 p.m. on Tuesday. According to Fisher, Ms. Pearlie Mae Wilbur, 84, of Columbia was pronounced dead at an area hospital due to blunt force injuries sustained in the incident.  The vehicle  rolled over…

Woman dies in Lexington after vehicle rolls over her, says sheriff’s department

Lexington County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 1400 block of Murrayhill Circle, Monday night. There was a report of a a vehicle rolling over a person in a driveway. according to the LCSD.  The victim was a woman in her 80s. She was pronounced dead at the hospital. The LCSD said the investigation into the incident is ongoing. Categories:…

USC Sports history exhibit at McKissick Museum to excite Gamecock fans, preseason

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Lexington man stabbed in domestic dispute involving child

Terrance Maurice Sligh. (LCSD Photo) Deputies arrested a Lexington man Sunday after he was stabbed by a man intervening in a domestic dispute. Terrance Maurice Sligh, 29, is charged with third degree assault and cruelty to children, according to arrest warrants. “Based on what investigators determined at the scene, Sligh was stabbed by a man attempting to protect a child…

Senate leaders from both parties move to stop power company rate hikes

Senators from the Republican and Democratic parties have issued a letter summoning the General Assembly to reconvene to block more utility rate increases on South Carolina customers. The letter on Friday morning from Senate Minority Leader Nikki Setzler, D-West Columbia and Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey, R-Edgefield, comes after Monday’s announcement that construction on two nuclear reactors in Fairfield County…

River-centric businesses suing Carolina Water Service

Several companies have suffered because Carolina Water Service has let polluted water seep into the Saluda River, according to a law suit. River pollution from CWS has resulted in “business losses, loss of recreational opportunity, loss of customers and clients, a negative stigma associated with the river and other losses associated with the Saluda River.” A law suit making those…

Purple martins swarm Bomb Island in dramatic Lake Murray spectacle

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Gov. Henry McMaster announces job fairs to help displaced VC Summer workers

Gov, Henry McMaster on Thursday announced the creation of a rapid response coalition of public and private organizations called “Employ SC.” The team will begin holding job fairs to assist those affected by the suspension of the VC Summer nuclear reactor project. The first event will be held in Chapin on Monday, Aug. 14. Employ SC will provide South Carolinians…

Victim of fatal Fernandina Road collision identified by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a motor vehicle collision on Fernandina Road at approximately 9: p.m. on Wednesday. According to Coroner Fisher, Mrs. Alexandra Hammond, 27, of Columbia was pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries sustained in the collision. The vehicle driven by Hammond left the road…

One person killed in Lexington County collision, Wednesday night

One person was killed in collision on Fernandina Road in Lexington County, Wednesday night. The collision occurred around 9 p.m., according to Lance Cpl. David Jones of the South Carolina Highway Patrol. The accident happened on Fernandina Road near the intersection with Piney Grove Road. The driver of a 2003 Toyota 2-door was traveling south on Fernandina Road. The car…

SCDOT announces gas tax funding for Lexington County, and other SC, roads

SCDOT Photo The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) announced, Wednesday, the awarding of nearly $39 million in contracts for another 100 road resurfacing and rehabilitation projects totaling 72 miles in nine counties across the state. These projects reflect funding from a variety of sources including:  federal funds, Roads Bill funding and funding provided by the General Assembly to the…