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S.C. babies born on May 29-31 eligible for $5,290 Future Scholar grant

Treasurer Curtis Loftis Announces $5,290 College Savings Grant for SC Newborns

All Babies Born in South Carolina from May 29-May 31, 2017 are eligible to Receive a $5,290 grant to a Future Scholar Account In celebration of its 15th Anniversary, South Carolina’s Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan has expanded its Palmetto Baby Grant Program. The annual program, held each May in celebration of National 529 College Savings Day (May 29),…

Boo Boo returns home after dog is stolen with car

Boo Boo’s back home and all is well. Debrah Boulanger’s dog “Boo Boo” was in the car of a friend, when the car was stolen from the Triangle City area in West Columbia on June 10. With Boo Boo, a brown Chihuahua missing, the West Columbia Police Department announced that the car, and Boo Boo, had been stolen. They were…

Lexington Police look for man impersonating U.S Marshal

The Lexington Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man who presented himself as a Federal Law Enforcement officer. At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, the man pictured  went into the Gamestop at 5570 Sunset Blvd. in Lexington. He identified himself as a U.S. Marshal, police said. The subject attempted to convince employees that he needed access to…

Chapin hit and run victim identified by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a fatal hit–and-run accident that occurred at approximately 5 a.m. on Sunday. The incident happened in the 500 Block of Westwood Drive in Chapin. Fisher states that Darrius N. Dreher, 22, of Chapin was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple body trauma after he was struck by an unknown…

Pedestrian killed in early Sunday hit-and-run in Lexington County

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal hit-and-run that occurred in Lexington County early Sunday morning. The accident happened just after 5 a.m. on Westwood Drive, according to Cpl. Sonny Collins of the S.C. Highway Patrol. The collision resulted in a person being struck and killed by a car that fled the scene after the incident. The Highway…

Lexington 2 school district implementing InfoSnap on-line registration beginning 2017-18 school year

The Lexington Two School District is working on a plan that will make student registration less cumbersome. InfoSnap is online registration software that will use Internet technology to eliminate the need for large packets of registration forms, said Janet Dedmon District Instructional Technology Coach at the Lexington Two Board meeting, Thursday. For families with more than one student in the…

Cayce closing some streets Saturday for Soiree on State event

Multiple streets in the City of Cayce will be closed and/or have detours Saturday  in conjunction with the Soiree on State event. The event site, State Street from Poplar Street to Railroad Street, will be closed to through traffic starting at 10 a.m. and will remain closed into the evening for event clean up. Multiple adjacent streets will be closed…

Nighttime detour on I-20 Exit 55 (SC 6) eastbound begins Friday night

The SC 6 eastbound exit ramp (Exit 55) on Interstate 20 in Lexington County will be closed Friday and Saturday night, June 16 and 17, for road shoulder reconstruction. Motorists heading east who wish to take Exit 55 should proceed to Exit 58 and re-enter I-20 westbound to Exit 55. The exit 55 eastbound ramp closure will occur: From 11…

Town of Lexington seeking bids on One-Way Pair Transportation Project

The Town of Lexington has received final approval from the S.C. Department of Transportation on a One-Way Pair Transportation Project, the town is planning. The town is requesting bid for the project beginning Friday, according to a release from Jennifer Dowden, media coordinator for the Town of Lexington  The bids will be opened and reviewed on July 20. Shortly after,…

Death of musician ruled justifiable homicide

The death of a man who died Tuesday night has been ruled as a justifiable homicide by investigators. Keith Dominick, 53, died at his ex-girlfriend’s Lake Murray home of strangulation and blood loss, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. Dominick broke into the woman’s house in the 500 block of Hiller Road in Chapin. He cut his arm severely…

Chad Holbrook posts ad thanking USC, fans praise

Many times when a coach and a college sports team are separated, there is not a lot of love. But that is not the case with former Gamecock baseball coach Chad Holbrook. Holbrook and USC parted ways last week after Holbrook’s five years with the Gamecocks. Holbrook did not go quietly. He has published an ad of thanks. It reads: “Thank you…

U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson issues statement after shooting of congressman and four others

U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson James T. Hodgkinson III, fired several shots Wednesday at a park in Alexandria, Va., at Republican members of Congress. The Congress members were at a morning baseball practice. The shooter wounded five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (La.). Hodgkinson, 66, was from Illinois. He died after a shootout with police.  Two officers were wounded in…

Lexington deputies publish photos of suspects in alleged truck theft

Do you know this woman? She drove a red Camry to a car dealership, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. Her male passenger stole a Dodge truck that was for sale. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is looking for her. If you have any information about these two people or the vehicles, please call Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC.

Lexington Medical Center to host employment fair, June 24

Lexington Medical Center will host an employment fair on Saturday, June 24 on the hospital campus in West Columbia. The hospital is looking to fill numerous positions in nursing, allied health and professional support services. The employment fair will include two sessions: 8 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 4 p.m. It will be inside the Lexington Medical Park 1…

West Columbia Police receive body cameras, ready to put them into service

The West Columbia Police Department has received its shipment of 30 body cameras. “We’ll take some time to train our department on how to use the cameras,” said West Columbia Police Chief Dennis Tyndall. While there has been a large amount of attention on body cameras for police officers in the last couple of years, the use of the cameras…

Progress on Lexington 2 school construction coming along

1/4New Cayce Elementary School. Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4CATE site from 12th Street Extension. Cayce Elementary in background. Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4CATE Center from Bulldog Boulevard. Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4New Elementary School site in West Columbia. Show Caption Hide Caption There are two new elementary schools and a career and technology (CATE) center being built in the Lexington…

Lexington County Blowfish host first Dog Day

The Lexington County Blowfish held the first Dog Day of the season, Tuesday. Friends from 94.3 The Dude are on hand as well. Fans were asked to bring their furry friend and join the “Pooches Parade” during the middle of the third inning of the Blowfish vs the Savannah Bananas. There are prizes for the most creatively dressed. Michelle Renew Photo ColaDaily

Clemson football team welcomed at the White House, meets with president

President Donald Trump welcomed the Clemson Tigers football team to the White House Monday. Clemson won the 2016-2017 College Football Playoff National Championship. Gov. Henry McMaster was also on hand for the Tigers’ visit. During the White House ceremony, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney presented the president with official Tigers No. 1 jerseys. President Trump called Clemson’s victory over Alabama…

Lexington County Museum’s “Murders and Mysteries” tour a big hit

The Town of Lexington’s history goes back to the days before the Civil War. Saturday night, a crowd of several hundred gathered to explore some of the darkest parts of that history. The Lexington County Museum’s “Murders and Mysteries” walking tour had the crowd assembled and waiting well before the 8 p.m. start time, filling the area near the Pitter…

West Columbia Public Works, one of the best

1/3Public Works called out at night after tree falls and blocks street. Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Clean up day on a Saturday at City Hall Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Public works around town Show Caption Hide Caption While there is no weekly poll, the City of West Columbia’s Public Works Department is one of the best. “This is probably the…

Woman killed in collision Friday was Lexington County EMS technician

 The Lexington County public information office said a woman killed Friday morning in an auto accident was a county employee.  Carmen Nunez “It is with heavy hearts, and great sorrow, that the County of Lexington Public Safety Department announces the death of Emergency Medical Services’ Pfc. Carmen Nunez following a fatal collision early Friday morning. Link to crash information At…

Lexington County detour on I-20 at SC 6 begins Friday night

The SC 6 westbound exit ramp (Exit 55A) on Interstate 20 in Lexington County will be closed Friday and Saturday night (June 9 and 10) for road shoulder reconstruction. Motorists heading west who want to take Exit 55A should proceed to Exit 51 and turn onto Northbound Long Ponds Road. At the next intersection (Two Notch Road), traffic will take…

Coroner identifies 2 people killed in Friday morning crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the identities of two people killed in a two-vehicle early morning accident. The accident occurred in the 1500 block of St. Matthews Road (Hwy 6) in Swansea on Friday. At approximately 07:20 a.m. vehicle being operated by Jimmie Lee Haygood, Jr., 29-years-old, of Orangeburg crossed over the center lane of St. Matthews Road…

2 killed in Lexington County crash, Friday morning

Two people died in a head-on collision in Lexington County Friday morning. A 2006 Nissan crossed the center line of SC Highway 6 outside of Swansea and collided with a 2016 Nissan, said Lance Cpl David Jones of the S.C. Highway Patrol. The accident happened at 7:20 a.m. Jones said the driver of the 2006 Nissan was entrapped and pronounced…