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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. Categories: Batesburg-Leesville, Cayce,…

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 Categories: Batesburg-Leesville, Cayce,…

Alena Kennedy missing since April 18, have you seen her?

Have you seen Alena Kennedy? The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department reports that family and friends say she was last seen on April 18. Call 888-Crime-SC if you have any information. Categories: Batesburg-Leesville, Blythewood, Cayce, Chapin, Columbia, Dentsville, Eastover, Forest Acres, Gilbert, Hopkins, Irmo, Lexington, Lexington County, Lower Richland, Pelion, Richland County, Swansea, West Columbia

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…

Lexington Hometown Sears store plans “refresh”

Sears Hometown Store in Lexington is planning a refresh and a grand reopening celebration June 16-17. The announcement of the refresh came a day after Sears said it will close 72 Sears stores, auto centers and K-Mart stores. During the celebration weekend of the Sears Lexington store, customers will be offered discounts on almost everything in the store, according to a…

Richland Library Ballentine Grand Opening Celebration is Tuesday

Experience the new Ballentine library from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Tuesday (June 13.) Richland Library commemorates the completion of its new Ballentine location,  at 1200 Dutch Fork Road. The community is invited to take part in a grand opening celebration, which will include activities, music and a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. with Richland Library staff and local officials….

EdVenture installing Boeing 757 cockpit, Friday

What:    EdVenture will be installing a Boeing 757 cockpit on the outside wall of the museum overlooking the Columbia Canal side as a feature of an new exhibit called “Flight”. The cockpit will lifted by crane and attached to the side of the building. The entire exhibit will be opening mid-July. When:       Friday,  7 a.m. Where:        EdVenture,…

Batesburg-Leesville considering hospitality tax

The Batesburg-Leesville Town Council discussed the the feasibility of a hospitality tax, Monday at a work session, according to Ted Luckadoo, B-L’s town manager. Luckadoo detailed the hospitality tax meeting in a press release. A local hospitality tax of 2% sales tax would be added to prepared food and beverages. Its revenue would be used for projects related to tourism,…

DNR issues summary of double-fatality Lake Murray boat accident

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources released a detailed report of an April boat accident on Lake Murray that resulted in the death of two men. Danny Phillips and Shawn Lanier died in the April 21 crash. The summary confirms an earlier report that said Phillips, driving a bass boat, did not give way to  a 32-ft. power boat.  The bigger boat was driven…

PaleoPalooza, day of fossils, dinosaurs, at the S.C. State Museum, June 17

Experience a special day full of fossils, dinosaurs, natural history and more, June 17

The South Carolina State Museum will celebrate all things paleontology, Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Guests will get to meet a paleontologist, skype with scientists in the jungles of Panama, make their own fossils, see live birds of prey and more during this full day of natural history. Guests will also get a chance to meet…

More human remains found in H. L. Hunley

North Charleston – It is no secret that the crew compartment of the , the world’s first successful combat submarine, was small. Conservators working to save the pioneering vessel have a new understanding of just how cramped and intimidating it must have been for the eight-man crew in 1864 when they cranked the Hunley into world history. Working in the…

“Thermal injuries” cause of death in Tuesday night fire

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the cause of death of the victim of a residential structure fire that occurred Tuesday night on Old Dunbar Road in West Columbia. According to  Fisher, autopsy findings confirmed that Aiyanna Shaw, 6, died due to thermal injuries sustained in the fire. The cause of the fatal fire is still under investigation by multiple…

Chapin man accused of trying to burn up his family

A Lexington County man is charged with three counts of attempted murder after family members told deputies he poured gasoline inside his Chapin home and attempted to ignite it with them inside. Mark Allen Bell, 47, is accused of pouring gasoline on the floor and throwing it on multiple people while making threats Tuesday morning, according to arrest warrants. “Those…

Lexington County man wanted on murder charge turns himself in

 A Lexington County man charged with murder in connection to a fatal shooting last month turned himself in early Wednesday morning. Jeremy Antonio Williams is accused of shooting Derrick James Jones multiple times on Hampton Road May 30, according to the arrest warrant. Williams was served with two additional warrants Wednesday. “Williams is also charged with possession of a weapon…

Lexington County Fire Service reports details of fatal fire

Lexington County 911 dispatched Fire Service and EMS personnel to the 2000 block of Old Dunbar Road at 10 p.m. Tuesday night in reference to a residential structure fire. Click for link to initial story: Child dies in residential fire Before arriving on scene, firefighters were informed that an individual may have been entrapped in the home. Upon arrival, firefighters entered…