Lexington

Police investigate car break-in spree in Lexington

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Sound equipment, supplies stolen from West Columbia church

Suspected theft vehicle. LCSD images. Release from Lexington County Sheriff’s Department Sunday worship services at 12 Springs Community Church typically sound like other Lexington County houses of worship.But where there were once amps, drums, sound boards, basses, tables and chairs…this week, there was almost nothing left. “I really don’t know how to say it better than this, but all of our…

Accidental shooting reported at car dealership

An investigation, by the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, is underway into what appears to be an accidental shooting in a parking lot at at Jim Hudson Ford, in Lexington. One person has been transported for medical treatment. The scene in front of the dealership service center will be active for quite some time. LCSD photo. 

Palmetto Outdoor Center optimizes eco-tourism

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Lexington Police conducting “Coffee with a Cop” at Chick-fil-A Saluda Pointe, Friday

On Friday, the Lexington Police Department will have their next quarterly “Coffee with a Cop” event at the Chick-Fil-A Saluda Pointe restaurant. 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 many services and events that the…

All pet adoptions free at two Midlands shelters this Saturday, part of national “Clear the Shelters” event

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Fire destroys thrift store in West Columbia

A fire damaged a West Columbia thrift store called ‘Lets Just Plunder’ just off of Meeting Street, Tuesday afternoon. No injuries were reported, but The building and its contents are a total loss according to the West Columbia Fire Department. Crews from West Columbia, Irmo, Cayce, Richland, and Lexington County responded to get the fire under control. The West Columbia…

Rainbow Drive bridge over I-26 on schedule to open in October

Rainbow-4 Show Caption Hide Caption Rainbow-3 Show Caption Hide Caption Rainbow-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Rainbow-1 Show Caption Hide Caption The bridge on Rainbow Drive over Interstate 26. Photos by Terry Ward. Work to replace the bridge on Rainbow Drive over Interstate 26 in Springdale is progressing and the bridge should open in a couple of months. Chris Drive and…

Crash results in diesel spill in Lexington

The Lexington County Fire Services, EMS and the Lexington Police Department were on the scene of a hazmat spill that occurred Monday due to a collision in the 5100 block of Sunset Boulevard.  It’s the Target and Best Buy shopping center. Approximately 70-100 gallons of diesel fuel leaked. The S.C. department of Health and Environmental Control was notified about the…

Aun and McKay Classic brings an end to high school football preseason

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New Riverbank Elementary, SRAA renovation mark opening of school year in West Columbia

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Host team among winners at Lexington County Sportsarama

Gilbert running back DeAndre Harris gets past a Chapin defender.  Thomas Grant photos. By Thomas Grant Jr. Aside from a 45-minute rain delay, the Lexington Sportsarama at Lexington High School went without a hitch Friday night. Seven Lexington County teams – Pelion, Lexington, River Bluff, Batesburg-Leesville, Gilbert, Chapin and White Knoll – took part in four 2-quarter scrimmages: GAME ONE…

Lexington District One Board approves $365 million, 5-year building plan

The Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees has approved a $365 million five-year building plan. According to a district press release, the plan is needed to address rapid student growth. The initial facilities improvement plan, recommended by a a Facilities Study Committee, was presented to the board at cost of $393 million. That amount was trimmed to the $365 million…

Hampton Inn-Airport by Hilton cuts the ribbon on multi-million-dollar renovation

Pictured are: Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Executive Director Richard Skipper, Tierica Johnson, Hampton sales manager,  Katrina Cruz, Hampton interim general manager,  and Jenny Dantzler, Hampton assistant general manager.  The Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting at the Hampton Inn-Airport by Hilton. The hotel announced a multi-million renovation. The hotel’s rooms have been renovated along with its fitness center. The…

Homicide the cause of death of Baby Girl Geller according to preliminary autopsy

Brennan Hailey Geller-LCSD photo Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher released the preliminary autopsy findings of Baby Girl Geller. The infant was found dead Saturday. According to Fisher, an autopsy was performed on Baby Girl Geller, Monday. The manner was determined to have been homicide, and the cause of death is pending additional studies and testing. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department…

Cayce’s Steel Hands Brewing looking for art to display

Steel Hands Calling all Cayce Area Artists. Steel Hands Brewing in Cayce announced last week that it is hosting an Artist Competition. Your work could be permanently displayed at the Brewery. The brewery is also giving away prizes. Click for link to register to submit art If you are interested in submitting art visit the Steel Hands Brewing website. You…

Reminder- National Night Out 2018 is Tuesday night

Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green is inviting all Town of Lexington residents and families to the National Night Out,  Tuesday, at the Lexington Square Park. Lexington Square Park is at 205 East Main Street in Lexington. The National Night Out event will begin at 5 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. Several other communities are holding National Night Out too. National Night…

Woman charged with homicide after baby left in vehicle dies

Brennan Hailey Geller- LCSD photo. Lexington County detectives have arrested a Lexington woman in connection with the death of her newborn child. Brennan Hailey Geller, 21, is charged with homicide by child abuse because she failed to provide medical care for the infant she delivered in her car Friday night, according to an arrest warrant. Geller placed the newborn in…

Hundreds of thousands of purple martins flock to Lake Murray’s Bomb Island

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Burglary suspect was armed and wearing body armor, sheriff says

A North man faces multiple charges in connection with a burglary and an encounter with a man inside an Edmund Highway residence. John Wayne McFatter, 27, is charged with assault and battery, burglary, petit larceny, possessing a weapon during a violent crime and wearing body armor during a burglary, according to arrest warrants. “During the course of their investigation, detectives…