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American Pickers coming to South Carolina, seeking owners of unique collections

American Pickers Mike and Frank.  Photo provided. The History Channel’s American Pickers will be coming to the palmetto state in January to film episodes for the show. The show is a documentary series that explores the world of antique “picking.” Episodes follow Mike and Frank, two skilled pickers, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. The show is searching…

Lexington County Coroner identifies Gilbert man who died in collision

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a single motor vehicle collision that occurred on Shore Road near Belle Lindler Road in Gilbert. The incident occurred Monday at 12:15 p.m. According to Fisher, Mr. Luke Matthews King, 59, of Gilbert, was pronounced dead at the scene. King was traveling northbound on Shore…

Thursday night football in Lexington County

Thomas Grant photos. For the third straight year, the Gilbert football team earned a first-round home game in the Class 3A playoffs. The 35-7 road win over Pelion clinched second place in Region 5-3A for the Indians (6-3, 3-1). Cody Temples rushed for two first-half touchdowns and Jy Tolen connected with Matt Reed for a 33-yard touchdown pass to give…

Lexington wins 13th state girls’ golf title

The 3-time Class 5A girls’ golf champion Lexington High School and head coach (far left) Brandon Smith. Thomas Grant photos The girls’ golf dynasty at Lexington High School under head coach Brandon Smith added to its trophy case Tuesday. At Mid-Carolina Country Club in appropriately-named Prosperity, the Lady Wildcats won the S.C. High School League Class 5A title for the…

Gilbert continues rapid rise in girls’ golf

Gilbert High girls’ golf team entering Season three under head coach Dru Nix. Front row (from left): Ally Moss, Meredith Price, Alexis Hodge, Edie Raine Hardee. Back row: Anna Moss, Kennedy Gooding, Camryn Sox and Kendall Brock. Dru Nix planted a seed in a modest field at Gilbert High three years ago. The seed was the site of the first-ever…

4 Lexington County school districts cancel classes for Thursday

Lexington County School District One is canceling school tomorrow, Thursday, for all students and staff in all attendance areas. The safety of our students and staff drive our decision. Forecasters predict that Hurricane Michael will bring high wind gusts to our area on Thursday. School buses should not operate when sustained winds are at 30 miles per hour or greater…

Gilbert takes first place in region with volleyball win

Gilbert teammates Taylor McLain (13) and Chidera Wilson (2) are all smiles following a point. Thomas Grant photos. As a freshman, Courtney Price was a member of the Gilbert volleyball team that defeated Strom Thurmond to claim the Region 5-3A title. She and the Lady Indians took a step towards regaining the title on Thursday with a 3-set win over…

River Bluff rallies to defeat Gilbert, and remain undefeated

River Bluff quarterback Michael Rikard is sacked by Gilbert’s Darrius Bell. For the second straight contest, the River Bluff football team faced its biggest deficit of the season. Just like the previous game against Lugoff-Elgin, the Gators used a dominant second-half surge to extend its best start in school history. In spoiling Gilbert’s “Homecoming” Friday with a 42-30 road victory,…

Tree down, causes road closure in Gilbert

Lexington County Twitter photo Lexington County officials reported a road closure around 5:50 p.m. Friday afternoon in Gilbert.  A downed tree blocked the roadway on the 300 block of Wyatt Way. No injuries were reported.  Both lanes of the road were closed directly following the incident.  As of 6 p.m., an update was provided via Twitter:  “LCFS and Public Works…

High school football recap, by Tyler Cupp

Lexington sophomore Cal Herndon. Photos by GoFlashWin and Jack Crayne Photography. LEXINGTON 21 GILBERT 14 The Wildcat defense is for real. On paper, this team has contained some really talented offenses the last three weeks. I am so impressed by what I have read and heard about Lexington. One had to think this Wildcat D would be tested against a…

Lexington outlasts Gilbert in first-ever meeting

Thomas Grant photos The environment prevalent throughout Wildcat Stadium for Friday’s first-ever football meeting between Lexington and Gilbert rivaled that of a playoff game. A sea of red on the visitor’s side was matched on the homestands by blue and gold. Both teams entered the contest undefeated and seeking to draw first blood in a new in-county rival. In the…

Family ties strong in first-ever Lexington/Gilbert meeting

Lexington running back Akeem Nicholas with the carry against Dreher. GoFlashWin photo Friday’s first-ever football meeting between Lexington and Gilbert will have a “family reunion” atmosphere. The close proximity of the two communities has created lifelong connections for the head coaches of the respective schools: – Lexington head football coach Perry Woolbright’s father, Marty, coached 11 seasons with the Indians….

SCE&G schedules October drawdown of Lake Murray

Lake Murray- Karamie Sullivan photo. A drawdown of Lake Murray is scheduled to begin in October to control aquatic weeds and water quality. Lowering of the lake will continue until it reaches an elevation target in the 350-foot range by mid-December, remaining at that elevation until approximately the end of January 2019. SCE&G is planning the drawdown in consultation with…

Gilbert holds off Gray Collegiate

Gilbert running back DeAndre Cook rushed for 168 yards and three TDs versus Gray Collegiate. Thomas Grant photo. By Thomas Grant Jr. The fans at Tomahawk Stadium itching for football after last year’s historic season at Gilbert were treated to a dominating start Friday night. The host team Indians opened up a 21-0 lead over visiting Gray Collegiate in the…

Host team among winners at Lexington County Sportsarama

Gilbert running back DeAndre Harris gets past a Chapin defender.  Thomas Grant photos. By Thomas Grant Jr. Aside from a 45-minute rain delay, the Lexington Sportsarama at Lexington High School went without a hitch Friday night. Seven Lexington County teams – Pelion, Lexington, River Bluff, Batesburg-Leesville, Gilbert, Chapin and White Knoll – took part in four 2-quarter scrimmages: GAME ONE…

Lexington District One Board approves $365 million, 5-year building plan

The Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees has approved a $365 million five-year building plan. According to a district press release, the plan is needed to address rapid student growth. The initial facilities improvement plan, recommended by a a Facilities Study Committee, was presented to the board at cost of $393 million. That amount was trimmed to the $365 million…

Midlands man creates business out of garage, grows to 90-employee company

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Lexington Police, school district reps kick off summer meals program

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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…

Property sold for The Courage Center in Lexington

A total of 4.34 acres on Park Road in Lexington, near Old Cherokee Road, has been sold, according to Southern Visions Real Estate. The tract will be the future home of The Courage Center, a non-profit organization that offers  community-based support services for families and young people working on recovery from substance abuse. The Courage Center will also offer educational…

Coach Leaphart retiring after 35 years at Lexington High School

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Blowie’s Sweet Spot opens in Lexington

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Gibson Road to be closed Saturday for Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation 5K

5K is Saturday. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation and the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department will co-host the 12th annual 5K (3.1 mile.) The road race is Saturday in the Gibson Road area. Between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. there will be road closures and delays that should be taken into consideration in planning activities. With the exception…

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….