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Lexington High tennis team having a good year

Lexington High junior Mehul Jain. (PHOTO COURTESY OF GOFLASHWIN.COM) Special to ColaDaily.com The Lexington High School tennis team is on a roll. The Wildcats are 5-0 in Region 5-5A and undefeated on the road. The only home loss on, March 20, wa  to Class 4A Lower State runner-up A.C. Flora, in a 7-1 season. That loss was followed the next…

Club Pilates, Wayback Burgers and Wings Place open in Lexington Square

Lexington Square from the air. Club Pilates, Wayback Burgers and Wings Place have joined the lineup at Lexington Square, the commercial development on Sunset Boulevard of S.J. Collins Enterprises. The three new retailers are projected to open this year. A nearly 50,000-square-foot Lowes Foods grocery store opened at the retail center last year. The merchants open now include Clean Juice,…

Incident at Lexington County motel ends peacefully with arrest

A Lexington man surrendered to Lexington County deputies about 1:30 Sunday morning after being holed up in his motel room during a standoff that lasted more than four hours. Deputies received a tip 29-year-old James Slaton, who was wanted on a grand larceny arrest warrant out of York County, was staying at the Red Roof Inn on Berryhill Road Saturday…

Lexington County Coroner identifies victim of I-26 vehicle fatality

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a vehicle collision near mile marker 106 on Interstate 26 eastbound, just after midnight, Sunday.According to Fisher, Ms. Sydney Jordan Burnsed, 20, of Blythewood was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the collision. Burnsed’s vehicle was traveling in the left lane when it struck a…

Crowds flock to Tartan Day South

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Marshall Tucker, Columbia’s blind piano tuner, not the band

His name has been around the world

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Town of Pine Ridge no longer has police chief, police officer, issues press release

The Town of Pine Ridge is no longer employing Pine Ridge interim Police Chief Eddie Powell and Police Officer Johnathan Carswell. The two were separated from the department at an impromptu Pine Ridge Town Council meeting, Thursday night. Demotion, discipline or release of an employee were items included on the executive session agenda that was published before the meeting. Late…

Lexington County Coroner identifies man killed in crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a vehicle accident. It occurred in the 1900 block of Woodtrail Drive in Gaston at approximately 10:35 p.m. on Thursday. According to Fisher, William Timothy Mixon, 49, of Gaston was pronounced dead at the scene. Mixon’s vehicle left the road, he lost control, and his vehicle overturned. Mixon,…

1 killed in Lexington County crash, Thursday night

One person was killed in a Lexington County vehicle crash, Thursday night. The accident happened around 10:30 p.m. on Woodtrail Drive. The driver of a Ford Ranger ran off the road and overturned, according to a S.C. Highway Patrol report. Categories: Batesburg-Leesville, Cayce, Chapin, Gilbert, Irmo, Lexington, Lexington County, Pelion, Swansea, West Columbia

More than 100 pounds of marijuana, nearly $100,000 seized in Chapin, says sheriff

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SC Attorney General, Richland County Sheriff announce indictments against 15

SC AG Alan Wilson S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson announced State Grand Jury indictments related to criminal gang activity and a major drug trafficking conspiracy Wednesday. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott accompanied Wilson as the indictments were announced. According to Wilson, the allegations in the indictments describe an armed gang that carried out a long-running conspiracy which brought in hundreds…

Greater Lexington Chamber’s 9th Annual Spring Oyster Roast is Thursday

The Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Board’s 9th Annual Spring Oyster Roast is from 6 pm. until 10 p.m. Thursday at The Grove on Augusta (formerly Harmon’s Tree Farm.) The Annual Spring Oyster Roast, presented by Lexington Medical Center, is one of the Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center’s signature spring events you don’t want to miss. While you eat…

Lexington High School shuts out defending Class 5A champion J.L. Mann in girls soccer

Lexington High School senior Brooke Power battles J.L. Mann’s Kylie Feniger in the second half on Wednesday. Photo by Thomas Grant Jr. Nearly two years have passed since Megan Classer’s goal in sudden death gave Lexington the Class 4A girls’ soccer championship over J.L. Mann. The two teams met Wednesday for the first time since that final at Irmo High…

Lexington County Museum director tells of county’s Native American history

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USC’s Rudy Mancke hosts nature talk on the first day of spring

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2 Lexington County schools named Palmetto’s Finest

Chapin Middle in Chapin. Five schools have been named the 2018 Palmetto’s Finest Schools. They are: Batesburg-Leesville Elementary in Batesburg-Leesville, Lexington District Three Joseph R. Pye Elementary in Ladson, Dorchester District Two Chapin Middle in Chapin, Lexington-Richland District Five Chapman High in Inman, Spartanburg District One Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology in Darlington, Darlington County Schools About…

Lexington County to use CodeRED Emergency Alert System

In an effort to deliver effective and timely public safety information during a natural or man-made emergency, the County of Lexington Department of Public Safety will be utilizing the CodeRED emergency alert system. This system provides the County’s public safety officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas, or the entire County, during an emergency event. The system…

Fire possibly caused by weather displaces 3, family pet lost

LCFS photo. Lexington County 911 dispatched Lexington County Fire Service and EMS personnel to a residential structure fire that displaced three people and claimed the life of a family pet in the 1700 block of Crystal Lane in South Congaree early Tuesday morning. Upon arrival, firefighters observed heavy flames and smoke coming from the roof of the residence. Firefighters were…

Multiple vehicles struck by objects on I-26, Lexington County deputies investigating

Lexington County deputies are investigating multiple incidents of vehicles struck by objects while traveling under an overpass on Interstate 26 Sunday night. “Between about 10:50 and right after midnight last night, we received four reports of objects striking vehicles traveling west on I-26 near the Old Wire Road overpass,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Fortunately, nobody was seriously hurt…

Lexington Lidl scheduled to open in April

Lidl grocery store in Lexington There’s a new building that is catching the eye of many drivers down Hwy 378 in Lexington. This oddly-shaped venue is the site of Lidl grocery store. The franchise originated Germany. The Lexington store is at 5215 Sunset Boulevard. Lidl will hold hold its grand opening Thursday, April 5. According to the company’s website, there…

1 dies after 2 are shot in Lexington County

Call location- LCSD graphic. Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call from Berryhill Road Sunday night regarding someone being shot in an apartment complex parking lot. A second call came in a short time later about a second person who had been shot in the parking lot of an adjacent apartment complex. The first person reported as shot, a…

Lexington High alumni, Midlands’ players featured in North-South All-Star basketball game

Chapin boys’ basketball coach Mark Snelgrove and South MVP Grant Singleton. Special to ColaDaily.com Saturday’s 70th annual North-South All-Star Game at Lexington High School pitted two head boys’ basketball coaches who were also alumnus. While neither South coach Mark Snelgrove of Chapin High School and North coach Thomas Ryan of 2-time Class 5A champion Dorman ever played at the new…

Car runs into house in Chapin

Lexington County Public Safety responded to a vehicle versus structure call, Saturday. It was in the Southwood community of Chapin. Upon arrival, the driver was still inside the vehicle, but uninjured. Lexington County Fire Service personnel safely removed the driver. The occupants of the house were also unharmed. Lexington County photo.  Categories: Batesburg-Leesville, Cayce, Chapin, Gilbert, Irmo, Lexington, Lexington County,…

Gaston man sentenced to life-plus-30-years for Lexington County murder and rape

Coffey Eleventh Circuit Solicitor Rick Hubbard announced Friday that 44-year-old Peter Lynn Coffey of Gaston was convicted of the 2015 murder and rape of Joanne White Taylor, 60, of Lexington County. The jury deliberated for an hour-and-a-half before returning the guilty verdict, convicting Coffey of murder and criminal sexual conduct in the first degree. The Honorable Judge Knox R. McMahon…

District 5 Supt. Dr. Stephen Hefner receives Irmo Chamber Lifetime Achievement Award

Jeremiah Davis, Greater Irmo Board of Directors Chair; Dr. Stephen Hefner, School District Five Superintendent; and Kerry Powers, Chamber President and CEO. Lexington-Richland School District Five Superintendent Dr. Stephen Hefner was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce on March 14. An active board member of the Chamber, Hefner was acknowledged for his commitment…