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New Aloft hotel in Harbison welcomes visitors at ribbon cutting ceremony

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Football in the air at the 3rd Annual Joe Turbeville Football Jamboree in Irmo

Jamboree-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Jamboree-3 Show Caption Hide Caption Jamboree-4 Show Caption Hide Caption Jamboree-1 Show Caption Hide Caption Jamboree Show Caption Hide Caption The Third Annual Joe Turbeville Football Jamboree took place at Irmo High School, Friday night. Each team played two quarters. Next week the season starts and the games count. Teams got some live action versus…

Pawmetto Lifeline receives $1,000 check from Panera Bread

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SCDOT hosting public hearing, proposing solution for Malfunction Junction

Terry Ward photo. The South Carolina Department of Transportation announced that the public is invited to attend the upcoming Carolina Crossroads Public Hearing. The purpose of the hearing is to present and solicit comments on the proposed solution to fix Malfunction Junction (I-20/26/126 corridor), and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The public hearing will be held August 23 from 11…

District Five partnering with Walmart for students in need

District Five provided graphic. Lexington-Richland School District Five, the District Five Foundation and Walmart are partnering to help children in need for the upcoming school year. The group will hold its annual D5 Stuff-A-Bus event August 3 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at both the Harbison and Ballentine Walmart locations. Community members are asked to stop by…

Chapin/Newberry wins American Legion Upstate Region title

Chapin-Newberry team photo. By Thomas Grant Jr.  Since 2013, the state tournament has served as a post-season destination for Chapin/Newberry Post 193/24. On Thursday, it earned a fourth consecutive trip and fifth in six seasons after wrapping up a second-round Best-of-Five series with Greenwood Post 20. Chapin/Newberry defeated Greenwood 14-9 in Game Four to claim the Upstate Region title. Chapin/Newberry…

Family waits nine hours for stuffed animal at Build-A-Bear’s “Pay Your Age Day”

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Great Southern Homes names Shelton Twine chief operating officer

Shelton Twine Irmo-based Great Southern Homes has named Shelton Twine as the Chief Operating Officer of the company. His responsibilities include, but are not limited to overseeing all pre-construction, sales, marketing, general operations and construction management of all areas and markets in which the company operates. “He is very experienced and knowledgeable in the operational, sales and marketing sides of…

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

Hewitt-5k-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Hewitt-5k-1 Show Caption Hide Caption Hewitt-5k-3 Show Caption Hide Caption It’s been just a little more than nine years since the worst day of Craig and Crystal Hewitt’s life. Saturday, they remembered that day in the way they have for six years now: by leading an event that raises money for the community they love,…

Freddy’s Steakburgers in Irmo planning to open next month

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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 accused of breaking into home to watch woman sleep

Richard Travis Abbott,- LCSD photo Deputies have arrested an Irmo man in connection to a case involving burglary and voyeurism. Richard Travis Abbott, 28, entered a woman’s Rodborough Road residence through an unlocked door with the intent to watch the woman sleep in her bed, according to arrest warrants. The woman told deputies she woke up while Abbott was in…

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….

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…

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…