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Lexington, Camden go to game 5 in American Legion playoffs

Lexington Post 7– Thomas Brant Jr. photo. By Thomas Grant Jr.  The rosters of Lexington Post 7 consists of players from Region 5-5A champion Lexington and two-time Class 5A Lower State champion River Bluff. Nicknamed the SEC West of South Carolina high school baseball, the region was renowned for its nightly batles and resilient teams. That resiliency came through Thursday…

Newest Pelican’s Snoballs opens in Chapin

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Saturday’s 5K to remember Parker and Haley Hewitt, children killed in car accident

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Chapin shows its love for retired teacher W.F. Sullivan in battle against cancer, more than $23K raised

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Freddy’s Steakburgers in Irmo planning to open next month

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Chapin/Newberry takes early lead in American Legion standings

Preston Farmer By Thomas Grant Jr. Mother Nature has become Chapin/Newberry Post 193/24’s biggest adversary this season. An early-season 2-game set with League IV rival Lexington Post 7 was rescheduled as well as a West Columbia game. With several newcomers, head coach David Coats said this has not hurt team chemistry. “It’s been slow, but it’s coming along,” he said….

Chapin rallies behind retired Coach W.F. Sullivan as he battles cancer

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Lexington County Coroner’s Report shows rise in overdose deaths

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher and her team recently released the Annual Coroner’s Report for 2017. Their findings show the different types of patterns presented by the deaths of Lexington County residents throughout the year. According to the report, the county is 699 square miles, which makes it the 17th largest county in the state. The estimated persons per square…

Man gets 40 years for murders of 2 military men on Lake Murray

Joseph Elijah Mills.  Joseph Elijah Mills, a 27-year-old Newberry County man, was sentenced Thursday to 40 years, without the possibility of parole, for the murders of Charles Allen Judge Jr., 40, and Jonathan Michael Prins, 29. The murders occurred at the Frayed Knot Bar and Grill in Lexington County on July 24, 2016. After consultation with the victims’ family members,…

Screaming Eagles play Fireflies, gives inclusion opportunity for special needs athletes from Chapin

Screaming Eagles 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Screaming Eagles 5 Show Caption Hide Caption Screaming Eagles 4 Show Caption Hide Caption Screaming Eagles 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Screaming Eagles 2 Show Caption Hide Caption The Columbia Fireflies are competing for a South Atlantic League championship, and individually hoping to make it to the majors. However, what they did Saturday…

Some changes as 2018 American Legion Baseball Post 7 season begins

By Thomas Grant Jr.  New league and region, same goals for Lexington Post 7 in American Legion baseball. Along with reducing the number of innings played from nine to seven at the orders of the national office, the state American Legion office has separated Lexington from longtime rivals Chapin/Newberry Post 193 and West Columbia Post 79. It has moved Post 7 to League 4,…

Is your name on S.C. Treasurer’s list of unclaimed funds

SC Treasurer Curtis Loftis with SC education Supt. Molly Spearman, returning money to schools. The South Carolina Treasurer’s Office currently has more than $61 million in unclaimed funds that belong to people living in Lexington and Richland Counties. State Treasurer Curtis Loftis is looking for a list of people who need to claim their property. Different types of funds covered…

13-year-old charged with 2 counts of attempted murder after shooting into house

A 13-year-old boy is charged with two counts of attempted murder and shooting into a dwelling after deputies said he shot at two men and toward a house. “Based on the information deputies gathered at the scene Friday, the young man fired a .22 rifle in the direction of his neighbor, who was outside his home on Bush Berry Road…

“You stole her childhood” – Lexington County sex offender gets life-plus-40

William H. Heath- LCSD photo. After a week-long trial in Lexington County, sex offender William H. Heath, 50, received a consecutive sentence of life plus 40 years. The trial began May 7, and ended late Friday afternoon when the jury returned a guilty verdict on all charges, according to a press release from the office of 11th Circuit Solicitor Rick Hubbard….

Lexington girls fall to J.L. Mann in Class 5A soccer final

Thomas Grant Jr. photo. Special to ColaDaily by Thomas Grant Jr.  A second state championship in four years would provide a fitting end to the careers of the senior players on the Lexington High School girls soccer team. A 3-minute scoring surge by J.L. Mann, however, helped put the Lady Wildcats in a deficit it could never overcome. They fell…

White Knoll softball team going to the 5A state final

WKHS softball team- by Thomas Grant Jr.  Special to ColaDaily by Thomas Grant Jr.  It took 16 innings over two games on the road, but the White Knoll softball team earned a second straight trip to the Class 5A final. Needing two victories Friday at Ashley Ridge to repeat as Lower State champions, the Lady Timberwolves emerged from the Class…

5A River Bluff, 4A Airport, Chapin begin baseball championship series Saturday, Ben Lippen and Cardinal Newman play Monday

Lexington at River Bluff, last Wednesday. The 5A and 4A state championship final in high school baseball begins Saturday. Dorman will play at 5A River Bluff High School at 7 p.m., Saturday. In the 4A state championship final, Chapin will play at Airport High school, beginning Saturday. In the 3A S.C. Independent Schools Association state championship final, Ben Lippen plays…

Second person dies after Wednesday crash in Lexington County

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the second individual who died after a vehicle collision. The crash occurred in the 3500 block of Augusta Highway near Gilbert at approximately 5:50 a,m. Wednesday. According to Fisher, Mr. Robert Anthony O’Kelley, 44, of Batesburg was pronounced dead at an area hospital, Thursday. O’Kelley was traveling south on Augusta Highway when he…

River Bluff, Airport headed to state finals in high school baseball

Airport after win, Wednesday- Christy Stone photo Show Caption Hide Caption River Bluff versus Lexington Show Caption Hide Caption For the second consecutive year, the River Bluff baseball team is headed to the Class 5A final. The Gators shut out Region 5-5A champion and rival Lexington 4-0 to repeat as Lower State champions. Grant Brittingham struck out nine and held…

Fallen Lexington County officers memorialized at service, Wednesday

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