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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…

Fallen Lexington County officers memorialized at service, Wednesday

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Overturned tractor-trailer closes 1 lane of Highway 321 in Lexington County

Lexington County photo. One lane of Highway 321, at the Highway 21 split, was closed Wednesday afternoon due to an overturned tractor-trailer. No injuries were reported, but emergency response personnel asked motorists to seek an alternate route, and to slow down while the area was being cleared. Categories: Batesburg-Leesville, Cayce, Chapin, Gilbert, Irmo, Lexington, Lexington County, Pelion, Swansea, West Columbia

Woman killed in Lexington County crash is identified

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a motor vehicle collision.  It occurred in the 3500 block of Augusta Highway near Gilbert at approximately 5:50 a.m on Wednesday. According to Fisher, Ms. Margaret Anne Burke, 61, of Batesburg was pronounced dead at the scene. Burke was traveling north on Augusta Highway when she was involved…

1 killed and 1 injured in head-on collision in Lexington County

One person was killed and another was critically injured in a head-on crash in Lexington County . The collision took place just before 6 a.m. Wednesday morning on US-1/Augusta Highway near Golden Jubilee Road, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. One person was pronounced dead at the scene and the person who was hurt was transported to the hospital…

Lexington County “Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop” is May 25

Lexington County “Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop” is May 25. The Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium will host a “Build Your Own Rain Barrel” Workshop on Friday, May 25. It’s from 9 a.m. until noon, beginning with check-in at 8:45 a.m. at Emergency Medical Services, 407 Ball Park Road and culminating at the Public Works garages located at 440 Ball…

Lexington County coroner identifies man killed in collision, Monday night

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a single motor vehicle accident. It occurred in the 800 block of Haven Road at approximately 9:45 p.m., Monday. According to Fisher, Mr. Christopher Lee Oswalt, 28, of Batesburg was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the accident. Oswalt’s vehicle crossed the center line…

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigating death of an infant

Lexington County Sheriff deputies responded to a home in the 100 block of Crimson Oak Drive Monday morning in reference to the death of an infant. According to the LCSD report, investigators are working on the case with SLED and the Lexington County Coroner’s Office. Because the investigation is ongoing, The LCSD said it has nothing more information to share…

Pedestrian dies 5 days after being struck in Lexington

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified a pedestrian who died after being struck by a vehicle. The incident took place on Burton Road, off of Glassmaster Road, at approximately 5:50 p.m. on May 2. According to Fisher, Mr. Andrian Matthew Cannon, 28, of Lexington was pronounced dead at an area hospital on Monday due to injuries sustained in the…

City report says West Columbia’s first Kinetic Derby Day was a success

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Man killed in Saint Andrews Road pursuit crash is identified by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a motor vehicle collision following a police pursuit. The collision occurred in the 6000 block of Saint Andrews Road at approximately 10:50 p.m., Friday. According to Fisher, Mr. Daniel Scott Bunch, 30, of Columbia was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained when his vehicle collided…