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Chapin mother says foster children enrich her life

Photo by Karamie Sullivan. According to the S.C. Department of Social Services, more than 4,500 children in South Carolina are in the foster care system. May is national Foster Care Awareness month, and the organization uses this time to shed light on the number of foster families needed for children in the state. One Midlands couple has been fostering children…

Man dies in crash while fleeing traffic checkpoint

LCSD photo. A man was killed when his car left the road and struck a tree following a short pursuit in Irmo Friday night. The pursuit began in the Fernandina Road area after deputies said he deliberately evaded a joint public safety checkpoint made up of Lexington County deputies and troopers from the South Carolina Highway Patrol. “Instead of stopping…

Child dies after being struck by vehicle on I-20 in Lexington County

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has confirmed that the child struck by a vehicle on Interstate 20 Westbound near mile marker 57 at approximately 12:50 a.m. on April 27, 2018 has died. According to Fisher, Miss T’liyah Lebronah-Janae Bell, 5, of Aiken was pronounced dead at an area hospital on Thursday, as a result of her injuries. The vehicle in…

Wife of arrested Dr. Adam Lazzarini found dead, autopsy results pending

Dr. Adam Lazzarini- LCDC photo. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has confirmed the investigation of a death that was reported on Tuesday at a residence in the 200 block of Hunters Mill Drive. According to Fisher, Mrs. Vanessa Brooke Biery, 43, was found dead in her home of unknown circumstances. Mrs. Biery’s death was reported by her husband, Dr. Adam…

Midlands high school baseball, soccer playoff scores

River Bluff’s Cameron Ferrell celebrates safely reaching second base against Dutch Fork on Thursday.  Thomas Grant Jr. photo. Special to ColaDaily from Thomas Grant Jr.  It’s deja vu’ time for River Bluff and Lexington. For the second straight year, the two teams will meet in the winner’s bracket of the Class 5A Lower State playoffs. The rematch was set up…

Multi-vehicle fatal crash blocking I-20 at mile marker 61 in Lexington County

SCDOT image. At least one person is dead and I-20 west is closed, Thursday, near mile marker 61 (at US-378-Sunset Boulevard) due to a multi-vehicle accident, with a fire. Four people were taken to the hospital. Two of those transported were in critical condition. The S.C. Department of Public Safety advises motorists to avoid the area and expect delays. The…

Man, 62, in vehicle accident, but died of natural causes says coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the person killed in a vehicle collision that occurred in the 300 block of South Main Street in Gaston at approximately 8 a.m., Tuesday. According to Fisher, Michael Anthony Worrell, 62, of Swansea was traveling south when his vehicle crossed the center line and collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle. Worrell, who was…

Man jumps off of I-20 overpass in Lexington

Lexington Police Department officers were dispatched to the area of Augusta Road at I-20 at approximately 1 p.m. At the scene, there was a white male dressed in all black standing on the overpass at I-20, according to Cpl. Cameron Mortenson of the Lexington Police Department.  As soon as officers arrived and stepped out of their vehicle, the subject jumped…

Midlands Gives is going on until midnight – link to give included

1/3Midlands Gives at State Museum Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Midlands Gives groups at S.C. State Museum. Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3West Columbia Mayor Bobby Horton – Anna Huffman, PIO representing WC Beautification Foundation Show Caption Hide Caption Midlands Gives is going on until midnight, Tuesday. Give at midlandsgives.org There is a Midlands Give headquarters at the S.C. State Museum in…

Lexington, River Bluff, Dutch Fork return to Lower State baseball finals, Airport plays Thursday

Lexington head coach Brian Hucks, team after win over West Florence. Thomas Grant Jr. photo.  Special to ColaDaily by Thomas Grant Jr.  The last time the Lexington High School baseball team had an opportunity to close out a playoff series, it lost two straight at home to archrival River Bluff. On Monday, the Wildcats earned a second chance at redemption…

Woman killed in 3-vehicle crash is identified

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a motor vehicle collision, Sunday. The collision occurred in the 1300 block of North Lake Drive at approximately 7 p.m. According to Fisher, Jessica H. Kirby, 36, of Lexington was pronounced dead at an area hospital a short time after the collision. Kirby was the passenger in a…

21-year-old woman identified as victim in I-26 crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died due to a single-vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 12:45 a.m., Sunday. The accident happened near mil marker 92 of Interstate 26 eastbound. According to Fisher, Ms. Sarah Helen Shelf, 21, of Simpsonville was killed in the accident. Shelf’s vehicle left the right side of the road and struck…

Dutch Fork, Chapin fall in lacrosse state championship games

Chapin co-captains Olivia Flauding, Ellie Hoos, Chaney Patrich and Jordan Green hold the S.C. High School League Class 4A runner-up trophy for girls’ lacrosse. Thomas Grant Jr. photo. First-ever championship dreams for the Dutch Fork boys and Chapin girls’ lacrosse teams were thwarted Saturday at Irmo High School. The Silver Foxes fell 15-8 to defending champion Wando in the Class…

Teen charged after baby suffers multiple fractures, injuries

Grace Imholte- LCSD photo. A Gaston teen was arrested and charged Thursday after she admitted to hurting her infant son, whose injuries included six broken ribs, a fractured leg and bleeding to the white of his eye, according to arrest warrants. Grace Imholte, 19, is charged with child abuse and unlawful neglect of a child after investigators determined she not…

Lexington Kid’s Day to affect traffic, Saturday

There will be a road closure and possible traffic delays due to the Kid’s Day of Lexington event at the Town of Lexington Municipal Complex, Icehouse Amphitheater and Virginia Hylton Park on Saturday. Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green issued the traffic report Thursday. Maiden Lane will be closed to thru traffic during this event. The road closure will begin at…

Story of best friend killed in DUI used to teach Chapin High School students prom safety

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Chapin girls, Dutch Fork boys lacrosse to play for state titles Saturday

Chapin head coach Jen Green hugs a player after win. GoFlashWin.com photo. Click for link. A year after head coach Jen Green guaranteed a state championship victory in 2018, Chapin is back in the title game. The Lady Eagles routed Christ Church 10-1 to win their second straight Class 4A Upper State title. Jordan Green had five goals and Eden…

Lexington County man sentenced to 30 Years for murder of common law wife

Gerardor Villarreal Rodriguez Gerardor Villarreal Rodriguez, a 45-year-old illegal alien, pleaded guilty Thursday to the stabbing death of his common law wife, Yadira Rodriguez. The victim was the mother of two children, ages 3 and 5, which she shared with Rodriguez. The homicide occurred at 1712 Burnham Street in West Columbia, when Rodriguez broke into the home where the victim…

Access to beautiful Saluda River to increase soon, with new pathway

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Lexington County Hells Angel sentenced in murder-for-hire plot

Jerry Oliver, 52, of Lexington County was sentenced today in federal court in Columbia, Wednesday, according to a release from US Attorney Beth Drake. Oliver pleaded guilty in January to Murder for Hire. US District Judge Terry L. Wooten sentenced Oliver to the statutory maximum of 10 years in prison Evidence against Oliver established that the defendant was a member…

C-WC Lion’s Club eye exam results in clear sight for Carson Thornton

Carson with his mom, Melanie Thornton at C-WC Lions Club meeting. Carson Thornton can see clearly now, and he’s thanking the Cayce-West Columbia Lion’s Club. Carson is a student at Pineview Elementary School, where his eyes were tested by the C-WC Lions. Bill Mooneyhan, a member of the club, said the C-WC Lion’s Club has conducted more than 3,000 eye…

May 1, Midlands Gives promoted at Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Breakfast

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Police sent to Lexington 1 schools after threat of violence at Lexington Middle School

Lexington One photo. Lexington law enforcement personnel are being posted at Lexington One schools after a social media threat of violence. Monday night officers took a report of a threat of violence sent through the social media app called SnapChat, according to the Lexington Police Department. The violence was threatened to occur Tuesday at Lexington Middle School. Officers have been…

81-year-old Lexington man dies after vehicle collision

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a motor vehicle collision. It occurred at Pleasant View Drive and Edmund Highway at approximately 9 a.m., Monday. According to Fisher, Paul Matthew Becker, 81, of Lexington was pronounced dead at an area hospital a short time after the collision. Becker, who was wearing a seatbelt at the…