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FLW Forrest Wood Cup Lunch Break Tailgate Party with pro anglers and The Dude – Photos

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Counterfeiters passing bills in Lexington, police say

The Lexington Police Department is warning businesses in the Town of Lexington of a series of incidents in which counterfeit currency was passed as payment in an effort to collect change. Beginning in early June, according to Police Chief Terrence Green,  and continuing into August, officers have responded to approximately two dozen incidents where counterfeit currency was used as payment…

15 displaced after Columbia apartment fire

The Columbia Fire Department responded to an apartment fire Thursday at 3611 Ranch Road. An Irmo Fire district crew assisted, at the Beldon Spring Lake apartments. There were no reported injuries. Firefighters gained control of the blaze. Seven apartments were damaged the lease office was damaged, according to a fire department report. There were 15 people displaced and multiple pets…

Fundraiser in Irmo Saturday to help Randy Jones in fight against cancer

The Irmo community is rallying around “one of its own” who is in the fight for his life battling cancer. Local photographer Randy Jones, has been diagnosed with Stage 4 throat cancer.  As an active member of the Irmo community, Randy’s love of community and giving spirit have touched so many people over the years. Because so many people have been positively…

Name of person killed in I-20 crash, released by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a single-vehicle accident on Thursday at approximately 3:30 a.m. The accident occurred on I- 20 westbound near Mile Marker 51 in Lexington County. According to Fisher, Carlos Hipolito, 22, of Gilbert was killed when his vehicle left the road, struck the cable in the median, and overturned. Hipolito,…

Cayce McDonald’s reopens with futuristic self-ordering kiosks

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SCETV’s Rudy Mancke thrills crowd with nature talk

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Freddy’s Steakburgers opens in West Columbia

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Could the eclipse be the largest event ever for the Midlands?

It has the potential to be “the largest event ever in the Midlands,” said Columbia City Councilman Howard Duvall of the Aug. 21, Total Solar Eclipse. Duvall’s comments came at a “Total Eclipse Weekend Columbia SC” meeting for media Tuesday at the S.C State Museum. The museum is a “Ground Zero” of sorts for the eclipse. Museum Public Relations Manager…

Coroner identifies woman who died after being rolled over by vehicle

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of being rolled over by a vehicle on Murrayhill Circle at approximately 4 p.m. on Tuesday. According to Fisher, Ms. Pearlie Mae Wilbur, 84, of Columbia was pronounced dead at an area hospital due to blunt force injuries sustained in the incident.  The vehicle  rolled over…

Woman dies in Lexington after vehicle rolls over her, says sheriff’s department

Lexington County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 1400 block of Murrayhill Circle, Monday night. There was a report of a a vehicle rolling over a person in a driveway. according to the LCSD.  The victim was a woman in her 80s. She was pronounced dead at the hospital. The LCSD said the investigation into the incident is ongoing. Categories:…

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….