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REMINDER – Hunter Hayes, Kellie Pickler playing Ft. Jackson Centennial Celebration, Saturday

Click for website Fort Jackson Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will present a Fort Jackson Centennial Celebration featuring country artists Hunter Hayes and Kellie Pickler, taking place at Hilton Field on Saturday, (June 3.) Gates open at 5:30 p.m. It’s Hunter Hayes’ first time at Fort Jackson. Pickler last performed on post in 2011. The Fort Jackson Centennial Celebration will…

Lexington County man gets life for murdering estranged wife with her 10-year-old daughter present

1/2Rachel Peters Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Sean Peters – Lexington County Detention Center Photo Show Caption Hide Caption Sean Patrick Peters,39, has been sentenced to life in prison for murder. The sentence came after his guilty plea for murder in the shooting death of his wife, Rachel Peters, on December 13, 2015. Eleventh Circuit Chief Administrative Judge Eugene C. Griffith,…

Airport, Brookland-Cayce High Schools buck trend with on-campus graduations

1/2Brookland-Cayce graduation Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Airport graduation. Show Caption Hide Caption Temperatures were comfortable, just above 70 degrees as Airport and Brookland-Cayce High Schools conducted graduation ceremonies. Both graduations were held in the respective school’s football/soccer stadiums. Brookland-Cayce’s graduation was Thursday morning, beginning at 8. Airport’s was Friday morning at 8. While almost every high school in Lexington and…

Councilman Ned Tolar says Malfunction Junction fix through West Columbia neighborhoods is unlikely

Section of I-26 near the neighborhoods being discussed. ColaDaily Photo) The S.C. Department of Transportation is reviewing plans for the I-20/126 East-West Connector Directional Interchange Alternative. The plan is designed to alleviate congestion in an area known as Malfunction Junction at I-26 and 126 going into Columbia. One of the plans, among several, would severely impact five neighborhoods in the…

Riverbanks Zoo’s Conservation Support Fund renamed in honor of retiring Director “Satch” Krantz

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden announced that it is renaming its conservation fund in honor of the Zoo’s retiring President and CEO Palmer Krantz also received the Order of the Palmetto,  awarded by SC Gov. Henry McMaster and presented by U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, SC Sen. Nikki Setzler, SC Rep. James Smith and SC Rep. Beth Bernstein in recognition of Krantz’s lifetime achievements…

Man entices student to leave school, sexually assaults her, according to Lexington County Sheriff’s Department

Jeremy Adam Bowen has been charged with criminal sexual conduct, according to a Lexington County Sheriff Department report.  He allegedly enticed a female student he knew to leave school Wednesday. Investigators said Bowen supplied the girl with drugs and alcohol and sexually assaulted her at a location away from the school. The victim was treated, released from a hospital Wednesday. She…

Lexington County man gets 50 years for murder to stop witness from testifying

John Christopher Hart, 28, of Lexington County  was sentenced to fifty years in prison for the murder of Paula Justice. Justice, 43,  also of Lexington County, was killed in 2013. Eleventh Circuit Solicitor Rick Hubbard announced the sentence, Thursday. After a week-long trial, the jury deliberated for four-and-a-half hours before returning the guilty verdict, convicting Hart of murder. During sentencing, Hart maintained…

Lexington Police Department hosts “Coffee With A Cop” Friday, 7:30-to-9:30 a.m.

On Friday, the Lexington Police Department will continue with the quarterly “Coffee With A Cop” events at Chick-Fil-A Saluda Pointe. Chief Terrence Green along with officers from each division, Chaplains, and Volunteers In Police Services (V.I.P.S.) members will be on hand to answer questions, discuss issues or concerns, provide information on the the many services and events that the Lexington…

SCE&G encourages preparation as hurricane season opens, 11-to 17 storms predicted

Thursday (June 1) marks the beginning of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, and SC Electric and Gas, in a press release, is encouraging customers to take time to understand hurricane risks, get prepared, make a plan and stay informed. SCE&G President Keller Kissam, with SCE&G Spokesman Eric Boomhower to the left, during Hurricane Matthew preparation press conference in 2016. (ColaDaily Photo) …

Riverbanks Zoo to debut gorilla-inspired brew for fundraiser

Tickets on Sale now for Brew at the Zoo on Aug. 4

Support wildlife conservation during Brew at the Zoo on Friday, August 4. The annual suds sippin’ safari, hosted by Riverbanks Society, will take place from 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Riverbanks Photo Guests will once again have an opportunity to sample from more than 100 varieties of beer plus an all-new brew with ingredients hand-selected by one of the Zoo’s…

West Columbia opposes I-20/126 interchange plan that would “destroy homes, relocate families”

In November, West Columbia City Council passed a resolution opposing the I-20/126 East-West Connector Directional Interchange Alternative. The interchange is commonly known as the Carolina Crossroads. Currently it is referred to as Malfunction Junction by the public. In a release, council stated it continues to oppose the proposed interchange plan. City officials said it will negatively impact the residents, businesses…

Lexington County man wanted on murder charge

An arrest warrant for murder has been issued for a 22-year-old Swansea man suspected of fatally shooting a man Tuesday evening. “Our detectives have determined Jeremy Antonio Williams is a suspect in the homicide on South Hampton Road,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “He should be considered armed and dangerous.” Deputies responded to the 100 block of South Hampton…

Replacement of River Chase Way Recycling, Collection Center to be operational by early 2019  

The County of Lexington is exploring the relocation of the River Chase Way Recycling and Collection Center, located near Sunset Boulevard near I-20. The site is at the Corley Mill Road intersection, at the Lexington Welcome sign. ColaDaily Photo of Collection Recycle Center The project is expected to take an estimated 19 months before completion. The projected timeline for the…

Lexington 1 honors 108 district retirees with banquet

Lexington County School District One honored 108 retirees at the district’s annual retiree banquet. Cumulatively, these retirees dedicated 2,164 years to Lexington District One, serving as teachers, academic coaches, bus drivers, secretaries, food service operators, instructional assistants, housekeepers, athletic coaches, counselors, custodians, media specialists, administrators and many others. Attending the retirement banquet are: Lexington Middle Principal Gloria Nester, Food Service and…

BullStreet seniors residential project announced

The second BullStreet neighborhood residential project in as many months has been announced.  The latest is Merrill Gardens, an inter-generational seniors community featuring independent living, assisted living and memory care apartments. The project was announced in a press release Wednesday morning. A joint venture of developers from Seattle, WA and Charleston, chose BullStreet because of the uniquely urban experience being created on the old State Hospital Campus. The senior living apartments will…

Lexington garbage site moving away from town’s entrance

The River Chase garbage and debris collection station in Lexington is moving.  The site is on Sunset Boulevard at the west off-ramp of I-20, near Corley Mill Road. Lexington County has bought a 6.9-acre tract on Dooley Road close to where I-20 and U.S 1 come together, said Lexington County Council Chairman Todd Cullum. Lexington County Council purchased the property…

West Columbia is full of summer fun and activities

The Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto arrived at what is now the Congaree River in West Columbia on April 21, 1540. He described the site as alive with the activity of the Native American tribes that inhabited the area. As spring 2017 progresses, West Columbia river-users are filled with the same excitement of the ages, rising from all of the…

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigating fatal shooting

Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating fatal shooting that took place  in 100 block of South Hampton Road. It’s off of Two Notch Road, not far from Red Bank. A male victim died on way to the hospital, according to a sheriff’s department report that was issued after 6 p.m. There was CSI processing underway at the scene for potential…

Person falls out of pickup truck on Broad River Road, and dies

A driver turning right off of Broad River Road, onto the westbound ramp of I-20, was killed Tuesday after the driver fell out of the vehicle. The incident occurred around 4:10 p.m., said Lance Cpl. Matt Southern of the S.C. Highway Patrol. The driver was in a 1998 Dodge pickup and not wearing a seat belt, according to Southern. The door on the…

Lexington County man accused of shooting, killing his son-in-law

A Lexington County man is charged with involuntary manslaughter after fatally shooting his son-in-law. Steven Lee Atwell Sr., 62, recklessly disregarded the safety of others when he discharged a .44 Magnum handgun at his Leesville home Monday night, according to an arrest warrant. “Atwell pointed the gun at the victim and pulled the trigger,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said….

Police seek man dressed as woman in Lexington bank robbery

The Lexington Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the individual involved in a recent bank robbery at the Bank of America,  at 215 West Main Street in Lexington. At approximately 10:50 a.m. on Tuesday, a black male entered the Bank of America dressed as a woman and presented a note to the teller demanding money and also threatened violence…

More than 1,600 graduate in Lexington 1, earn $114 million in scholarships district says

Ceremonies were held for 1,618 Lexington County School District One graduates from the district’s five high schools last Tuesday and Wednesday. The ceremonies were held at the USC’s Colonial Life Arena. District officials said Lexington One graduates had earned about $114 million in scholarships. The district, through a press release, issued data about each graduating class. White Knoll High 393 graduates About $27 million…

Cayce officers who were shot, still hospitalized

The two Cayce Public Safety officers- who were shot Saturday morning-  are still in the hospital. City of Cayce Spokeswoman Ashley Hunter confirmed the status of the officers Monday morning. “Our Cayce officers and families appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers. We hope they are able to return home soon,” Hunter said. The two officers and a man running from police were…

Fridge burglar arrested and charged

Remember the video, from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, of the burglary suspect opening the fridge? Brittany Martin has been arrested and charged in that case, according a sheriff’s department report. Photo of Brittany Martin from the LCSD. Initial story: Suspect. (LCSD Capture) Two alleged burglars – shown in the photos – were caught on camera going through a Lawson…