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House of Raeford delivers baskets for Teacher Appreciation Week

1/4BC Grammar – Bret Mabe, James Poellnitz, Christopher Dickey, Anna Whaley, Marise Shumpert, and Chuck Underhill. Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4BLES – Brett Mabe Jaime Hemberss, Brandee Quarles and Chuck Underhill. Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Jacky Creech, Cayce Farmer’s Market with baskets.  Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Davis ECCT – Brett Mabe, Dr. Cecil McClary, Tonya Boles and Chuck Underhill.  Show…

The late Willie “Speedy” Simon, one of the “Greatest”ever from West Columbia

1/2Willie Simon as coach with his players. Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Proclamation in honor of Willie Simon Show Caption Hide Caption The late Willie James “Speedy” Simon was honored with a resolution by West Columbia City Council Tuesday. Willie Simon 2004. (SCSU Photo) Simon was a 1952 graduate of West Columbia’s Lakeview School. After high school Simon became a superior…

Midlands Gives going on all day Tuesday, until 11:59 tonight

1/5Pine Ridge Mayor David Busbee Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5Mayors Michael Bishop, Springdale and Cayce Mayor Elise Partin Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5Lexington Mayor Steve MacDougall Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5Michael Ross, Mayor of Blythewood Show Caption Hide Caption Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin shooting baskets for charity funding. (Photo Terry Ward) The…

Lexington Wine Walk is May 13, at the Icehouse Amphitheater

Lexington Wine Walk. (Photo Contributed) The 7th Annual Lexington Wine Walk on Main Street is planned for Saturday, May 13. It’s from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. at Icehouse Amphitheater, 107 W. Main Street, Lexington. Local musical sensation The Going Commando Band will perform great Classic Rock, Country and Blues hits throughout the night. Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at…

Highway deaths down in Richland County, same in Lexington County

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety reported that 10 people were killed on South Carolina roads from Friday, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, at midnight. As of midnight Sunday, 307 people had died on South Carolina’s highways, according to the SCDPS report. There had been 308 highway deaths in the state during the same time period in 2016. Ad…

Midlands industrial development climate is better than ever

A report from a Columbia-based leasing and broker operation sites several favorable factors that point to robust economic growth in the Midlands. The industrial real estate market in Columbia saw decreased vacancy in the first quarter of 2017, according to report released by NAI Avant Monday. The trend follows a steady declining vacancy trend than began in the first quarter…

U.S. House seat primary in South Carolina is Tuesday

A Special Election primary for the U.S. House District 5 seat is scheduled for Tuesday (May 2.) The District 5 seat opened when former U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R) was installed as the director of the Office of Management and Budget for the Trump Administration. The District Five seat covers 11 counties including: Cherokee, Chester; Fairfield; Kershaw; Lancaster; Lee; Newberry; Spartanburg; Sumter; Union;…

Town of Lexington’s Farmers Market opens Saturday for 2017 season

Lexington Farmers Market The Town of Lexington will open its Farmers Market season on May 6, 2017.  The Market is located at Lexington Square Park (205 E. Main St.) and will operate every Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon, running through Sept. 30 (except for July 1). The Town of Lexington Farmers Market is primarily intended as a farmer/grower and local…

Kid’s Day draws thousands to Lexington

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Girls on the Run fill the streets of Cayce Saturday morning

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West Columbia mother shot 5 times, keeps rapist from daughter, 6

Mother daughter ordered to strip in West Columbia apartment

Submitted by Eleventh Circuit Deputy Solicitor Suzanne Mayes Nathaniel “Nate” Hunter (Photo Submitted) Nathaniel “Nate” Hunter, 34, was sentenced to 45 years following his conviction for a home invasion which involved the attempted rape of a six-year-old child and attempted murder of the child’s mother in Lexington County on April 13, 2014. The trial began on Monday in a Lexington…

Don’t forget, Midlands Gives 24-hour giving to nonprofits, is Tuesday

Click for link to site The fourth annual Midlands Gives effort is a 24-hour giving event presented by the Central Carolina Community Foundation. It begins Tuesday and encourages individuals to donate online to their choice among more than 300 nonprofits in 11 Midlands counties. Midlands Gives is a one day affair, but contributors can start giving early at this website:…

Lexington County Museum to Host Spring Open House, May 7

Museum Open House. (Photo Submitted) The Lexington County Museum will host its annual Spring Open House on May 7, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., giving the County’s residents a chance to get a hands-on experience with their community’s illustrious history. The public is invited to tour the circa 1832 John Fox House, the 1771 Laurence Corley Log House, the…

Lexington 1 new attendance lines for 5 schools finalized by board

Meadow Glen Middle (Lexington One Photo) At the  monthly meeting of the Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees, Tuesday, the board approved new attendance lines for Meadow Glen Elementary, Midway Elementary and New Providence Elementary schools as well as new attendance lines for Lexington Middle and Meadow Glen Middle schools. The move was announced in a District One…

Coroner identifies Spring Hill High student, 16, who died at ER, autopsy inconclusive

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the 16-year-old student who died Wednesday afternoon at Palmetto Health Parkridge Hospital.   The student at Spring Hill High School in Chapin was transported to the emergency room by Richland County EMS after he collapsed in the classroom. Davis Allen Cripe, 16, of Edgewood Court, Chapin, died at 3:40 p.m. in the emergency…

Lexington One issues statement regarding alleged sexual assault of student

On Monday, a female student made allegations against 40-year-Red Bank Elementary School 5K Immersion Teacher Hianlucas Isturiz Roderiguez. Based on these claims, the administrative staff notified law enforcement and filed an incident report with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. Administrators acted in accordance with Board Policy and district procedure and immediately placed the teacher on leave pending an inquiry into…

Teacher wanted on criminal sexual charge with elementary school student in Lexington County

Lexington County investigators are searching for an elementary school teacher suspected of criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Hianlucas Isturiz Rodriguez. (Photo provided) Hianlucas Isturiz Rodriguez, 40, engaged in sexual battery with a Red Bank Elementary School student multiple times while on duty at the school, according to arrest warrants. Detectives have obtained warrants charging Rodriguez with two counts of…

Driver of big boat in fatal collision passed sobriety test

Lake Murray A field sobriety test was administered to the driver of a 32-ft power boat involved in a fatal collision on Lake Murray last Friday night. “He passed the test,” said Capt. Robert McCullough, spokesman for the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. The DNR is investigating the accident that left two people dead. McCullough said Bruce Dyer, the driver…

Autopsy results released of second Lake Murray boating accident victim

1/2Danny Phillips Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Shawn Lanier Show Caption Hide Caption  According to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher, an autopsy performed on Monday revealed that Christopher Shawn Lanier, 28, of Blythewood died as the result of blunt force trauma to the head. The injury was sustained in a Lake Murray boat collision, Friday night. Lanier was one of two victims…

DNR investigators identify boat drivers in fatal Friday crash

Lake Murray (Photo Permitted) The S.C. Department of Natural Resources identified the driver of the 32-foot Intrepid power boat that ran over the top of a 16-foot bass boat on Lake Murray, Friday night. The accident resulted in the deaths of Mark Daniel “Danny” Phillips, 37, of Columbia and Christopher Shawn Lanier, 28, of Blythewood. Link to earlier report on…

Record number of people working in South Carolina

According to the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce’s March report, the job numbers in the state are strong. “The fact that nearly everyone entering the labor force in March found work is truly a testament to how robust the economy is in South Carolina. Businesses are deciding South Carolina is where they want to grow and expand and, therefore,…

Lexington County Residents’ Recycle Day is Saturday 

As part of Lexington County’s Green is Clean Month, residents will have the opportunity to recycle electronics, household hazardous waste, shred documents and donate slightly used shoes at the Recycle Day event scheduled for April 29, 2017 at White Knoll High School from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  This is also a statewide collection event of household and farmer pesticides….

Two men who died in Lake Murray boating accident are identified

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher identified the victims of a fatal boating accident that occurred on Lake Murray on Friday. The body of Mr. Mark Daniel Phillips, 37, of Columbia was recovered shortly after the incident, which took place at approximately 11:10 p.m. Link to initial report An autopsy performed on Saturday revealed that Phillips died as the result of blunt…

A body recovered, another missing after boats collide on Lake Murray

One person was killed and another has been missing for more than 12 hours after two boats hit each other on Lake Murray Friday night. Divers are trying to find a second person, said Robert McCullough, spokesman for the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. He said DNR got the call regarding the the collision around 11 p.m. Friday. It happened…

Investigators look for clues to find out who killed 18-year-old Keon Brantley

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is asking for help to find out what happened to 18-year-old Keon Brantley. Capt. Adam Myrick speaking Friday. Columbia firefighters found Brantley in a wooded area of the 200 block of Columbiana Drive, Saturday night. It was on Paces Brook Avenue at Paces Brook Apartments.  He was treated for a bullet wound and burns before…