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Lexington man stabbed in domestic dispute involving child

Terrance Maurice Sligh. (LCSD Photo) Deputies arrested a Lexington man Sunday after he was stabbed by a man intervening in a domestic dispute. Terrance Maurice Sligh, 29, is charged with third degree assault and cruelty to children, according to arrest warrants. “Based on what investigators determined at the scene, Sligh was stabbed by a man attempting to protect a child…

Senate leaders from both parties move to stop power company rate hikes

Senators from the Republican and Democratic parties have issued a letter summoning the General Assembly to reconvene to block more utility rate increases on South Carolina customers. The letter on Friday morning from Senate Minority Leader Nikki Setzler, D-West Columbia and Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey, R-Edgefield, comes after Monday’s announcement that construction on two nuclear reactors in Fairfield County…

Gold Medalist Laurie Hernandez in Columbia Friday to raise money to fight breast cancer

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River-centric businesses suing Carolina Water Service

Several companies have suffered because Carolina Water Service has let polluted water seep into the Saluda River, according to a law suit. River pollution from CWS has resulted in “business losses, loss of recreational opportunity, loss of customers and clients, a negative stigma associated with the river and other losses associated with the Saluda River.” A law suit making those…

Purple martins swarm Bomb Island in dramatic Lake Murray spectacle

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Gov. Henry McMaster announces job fairs to help displaced VC Summer workers

Gov, Henry McMaster on Thursday announced the creation of a rapid response coalition of public and private organizations called “Employ SC.” The team will begin holding job fairs to assist those affected by the suspension of the VC Summer nuclear reactor project. The first event will be held in Chapin on Monday, Aug. 14. Employ SC will provide South Carolinians…

Victim of fatal Fernandina Road collision identified by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a motor vehicle collision on Fernandina Road at approximately 9: p.m. on Wednesday. According to Coroner Fisher, Mrs. Alexandra Hammond, 27, of Columbia was pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries sustained in the collision. The vehicle driven by Hammond left the road…

One person killed in Lexington County collision, Wednesday night

One person was killed in collision on Fernandina Road in Lexington County, Wednesday night. The collision occurred around 9 p.m., according to Lance Cpl. David Jones of the South Carolina Highway Patrol. The accident happened on Fernandina Road near the intersection with Piney Grove Road. The driver of a 2003 Toyota 2-door was traveling south on Fernandina Road. The car…

SCDOT announces gas tax funding for Lexington County, and other SC, roads

SCDOT Photo The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) announced, Wednesday, the awarding of nearly $39 million in contracts for another 100 road resurfacing and rehabilitation projects totaling 72 miles in nine counties across the state. These projects reflect funding from a variety of sources including:  federal funds, Roads Bill funding and funding provided by the General Assembly to the…

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigating a shooting

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting on Villa Court off Emanuel Church Road. A male victim was shot in the upper body, according to a LCSD report. The victim was transported by EMS to the hospital for treatment. The victim is reportedly in stable condition after surgery. No further information is available on the his condition Detectives…

SCE&G needs to be accountable, say legislators at press conference with fired workers

Republican and Democrats legislators, with fired employees on hand, held a press conference at the S.C. State House Wednesday, demanding more accountability from SCE&G. The energy giant abandoned an effort to build two nuclear reactors at the V.C. Summer Nuclear station in Fairfield County this week. “There absolutely needs to be wholesale changes in leadership,” said West Columbia Rep. Micah…

Cayce Public Safety seeks help to identify suspect in theft

The Cayce Department of Public Safety is requesting the community’s assistance to help identify a suspect related to a burglary and theft at Brookland-Cayce High School. The incident happened on State Street in Cayce during the early morning hours of Monday (July 31.) A golf cart and electronics were allegedly stolen during this incident. The suspect appears to have a…

Mold-spore count results in the closing of 2 Lexington County fire stations

The Lexington County Fire Service closed the living quarters at two fire stations because of elevated mold-spore counts, according to a county-issued press release. Firefighters housed at Station 8 in Gilbert and at Station 14, on Fairview Road in Batesburg-Leesville (station 14) while on duty are being assigned to an alternative housing until the air quality problems issues are resolved….

Chapin woman, 103, calls wrong number, makes new friend

Nina Percival, right, with Kim Sullivan.  A mistake that made two women richer.  Nina Percival thought she was calling her granddaughter Pam, but the 103-yer-old who lives at the Lowman retirement home in Chapin, actually called the wrong number. Kim Sullivan, of Beaufort, was the person on the other end of the line. After figuring out that Percival had mis-dialed,…

West Columbia inquiry finds moving mill houses is cost prohibitive

The City of West Columbia said in a press release, Tuesday, that it will be too expensive to move houses in the New Brookland Mill Village. “While we had good intentions to offer four houses to anyone who could relocate the homes, the city’s press release read, “upon further due diligence, we found that the house removal process was not…

Lexington Police build trust on National Night Out

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Tenants voice opposition to tearing down mill houses

By Karamie Sullivan There are some big changes that have begun today for the historic mill houses of West Columbia. The city has bought four houses between Hudson and Oliver Street, with a fifth one anticipated to be finalized in the coming weeks. The purchase was made with the intention of removing the houses to make more parking space for…

Springdale Police release names related to prostitution, drug arrests

Springdale Police Deportment Chief Kevin Cornett, on Sunday,  announced the arrest of 15 people for prostitution and drug-related offenses. Dubbing the action “Operation Love Hurts” Cornett, on Monday released the names and birth dates of the people arrested. Arrested Friday were:  1) Shalla Baker (04/27/1993) a. Prostitution 1st Offense 2) Desmond C Yon (03/05/1981) a. Solicitation of Prostitution b. Possession…

Rodeo is a big hit in South Congaree

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North Carolina man identified as fatal I-26 crash victim

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died as a result of being involved in a two-vehicle collision at approximately 3:55 p.m. Thursday.  The incident occurred on I-26 eastbound at mile marker 97, Irmo. Richard Nelson Myers, 76, of Waynesville, NC, was the driver of a vehicle that slightly collided with another vehicle causing his vehicle…

2 women arrested after shots fired and extensive Lexington County search

Deputies arrested two Lexington County women Thursday evening after an extensive search in central Lexington County. Brittany Michelle Furubotten, 32, Regina Williams Wangness, 46, were involved in a shots fired call deputies responded to in the 2400 block of Old Orangeburg Road (near Edmund) Thursday afternoon, according to investigators. “Based on our ongoing investigation, Furubotten and Wangness fled the Old Orangeburg Road location after…

2 males shot in Gilbert, LCSD deputies investigating

Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a shooting at a house in the 100 block of Indian Trace Court in Gilbert about 11:15 Tuesday night, Two males suffered gunshot wounds to the upper body, according to a report from the LCSD. Both were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing….

Lexington County man gets 20 years for domestic violence that injured infant

Jason Leaphart (LCDC Photo) Repeat offender Jason Leaphart, 27, of Ben Franklin Road in Leesville, received a combined sentence of 20 years for Domestic Violence, Unlawful Conduct towards a Child, and violating probation. The sentenced was announced Wednesday by the office of Eleventh Circuit Solicitor Rick Hubbard. Leaphart injured an infant during a domestic violence assault. He received an active…