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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…

Lexington Chamber’s Business Lexpo attracts hundreds

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Man gets 25 years in Edgefield County for sexual assault of 6-year-old

Jerry Dean Heard (Solicitor’s office photo) Jerry Dean Heard, 65, has pled guilty in Edgefield County to criminal sexual conduct with a minor – first degree. Heard was the sentenced to 25 years by Circuit Court Judge R. Scott Sprouse. The sentenced was announced by the office of Eleventh Circuit Solicitor Rick Hubbard. The crime is classified as a no parole…

Lexington Two graduation rate almost 90%, scholarship money up 47%

Some good things are happening in the Lexington Two School District. And Dr. Bill James, Lexington Two School District superintendent, was spreading the word, Tuesday. Almost 88 percent of the district’s seniors graduate from high school. James delivered the news as he addressed the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Breakfast meeting. It was held at Brookland-Cayce High School. Lexington Two’s graduation…

Lexington Police say man attacked before he was fatally shot

The Lexington Police Department continues to investigate an early morning shooting that occurred on Sunday, in the Cherokee Village neighborhood. At approximately 2:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to a shooting incident that had occurred on Cherokee Pond Court.  Upon arrival officers found a white male, who was later identified as Derek Alexander Fogle, who had been shot several times laying…

Lexington man charged with leaving baby in car while car serviced

A Lexington man is charged with unlawful conduct toward a child for leaving a baby inside a car he dropped off to be serviced. Ca Mvuh, 48, left his eight-month-old daughter strapped in her car seat Sunday afternoon when he exited his car and handed the keys to a technician at the tire and lube center of the Walmart in…

Brothers Osborne to play 2017 S.C. State Fair

Country performers Brothers Osborne will entertain visitors at the 2017 South Carolina State Fair Oct. 11. The group is among six musical acts slated to perform in the Pepsi Grandstand during the fair’s 12-day run in Columbia. “This family duo has become a crowd favorite across the country, and we are pleased to have them as part of our Pepsi…

Lexington homicide victim identified by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a homicide that occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Sunday. The incident happened in the 100 block of Cherokee Pond Court. According to  Fisher, Derek Fogle, 31, of Lexington was pronounced dead upon arrival at an area hospital due to apparent gunshot wounds. An autopsy has been scheduled for Monday….

Male shot, laying in yard, Lexington Police investigate shooting death

The Lexington Police Department is investigating an early morning shooting death that occurred within the Cherokee Village neighborhood. At approximately 2:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to a shooting incident that had occurred on Cherokee Pond Court.  Upon arrival officers found a white male had been shot several times laying in the front yard of a residence and they gave medical aid…

Coroner identifies Lake Murray drowning victim

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of an accidental drowning that took place in Lake Murray on Saturday. Ramon Priestino, 76, of Columbia was swimming with his family in the Palm Point Drive area, near his residence, when the incident occurred. It happened at approximately 2 p.m.  An autopsy has been scheduled for Sunday. The incident remains…

Man in his 70s drowns in Lake Murray, says LCSD

A drowning victim was recovered from Lake Murray near Palm Point Drive, Saturday, according to a report from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. The report said the victim was a male in his 70s. The S.C. Department of Natural Resources, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and Irmo Fire also responded to the call. LCSD Photo Categories: Batesburg-Leesville, Cayce, Chapin, Columbia,…

Lexington County man charged with attempted murder after fight with family member

A Chapin man is charged with attempted murder for threatening a family member with a butcher knife and knocking the victim unconscious. Nicholas David Powlas, 42, also faces two counts of unlawful conduct toward a child because of his actions toward juvenile family members during the altercation Saturday, according to arrest warrants. Deputies said Powlas was aggressive toward the children….