Lexington

Pedestrian struck and killed on Leaphart Road

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the pedestrian who died after being struck by a vehicle, Sunday. The incident occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. in the 2500 block of Leaphart Road in West Columbia. According to Coroner Fisher, Ms. Kathy Diane Altman, 53, of Lugoff was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the collision. The…

Midlands teams vying for competitive cheer title

GoFlashWin photos. Since competitive cheer was introduced as a S.C. High School League sport in 1996, Midlands teams have dominated the trophy collections. Starting with Airport in Class 4A, local teams have accounted for 25 state championships in the four classifications. Chapin High School has accounted for just over half of those championships with a state record 13. Head coach…

Two teens charged with robbing Taco Bell, Circle K

Inezhia Allen (left), Kealea Stephens. Booking photos provided by LCSD. Lexington County investigators have arrested two teens in connection to armed robberies this week at a Taco Bell and a Circle K. According to arrest warrants, Inezhia Allen, 17, and Kealea Stephens, 18, are charged with armed robbery, kidnapping and possessing a weapon during a violent crime for the two…

22-year-old dies in Augusta Road multi-vehicle collision, coroner identifies

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a motor vehicle collision that occurred on Augusta Road at Morgan Drive in Lexington shortly after 7 a.m. Thursday. According to Fisher, Mr. Rusty Wayne Shull Jr., 22, of Columbia (originally from Circleville, Ohio), was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained. Shull…

American Pickers coming to South Carolina, seeking owners of unique collections

American Pickers Mike and Frank.  Photo provided. The History Channel’s American Pickers will be coming to the palmetto state in January to film episodes for the show. The show is a documentary series that explores the world of antique “picking.” Episodes follow Mike and Frank, two skilled pickers, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. The show is searching…

Fatal collision on Augusta Road, detours set in place until further notice

Photo courtesy of Lexington PD. The Lexington Police Department reported a collision Thursday morning around 7 a.m. “A collision with injuries at Augusta Road/US-1 at Morgan Drive has the roadway closed until further notice.  Inbound and outbound traffic on Augusta Road is being turned around.  Please seek alternate route,” the announcement read. As of 9 a.m., the department provided an…

Car accident causes power outage in Lexington

River Bluff High School students use cellphones and other handheld light sources after a power outtage at game. Thomas Grant photo. Residents in Lexington were literally left in the dark for several hours Friday night. A South Carolina Electric and Gas spokesman said an estimated 1,000 customers were left powerless after a vehicle apparently crashed into a power pole. Reports…

Dutch Fork, Ridge View roll, Brookland-Cayce, AC Flora win – high school football playoff scores

River Bluff and Conway – Click for link: GoFlashWin photo. Dutch Fork had no trouble in the first round of the South Carolina High School football playoffs Friday night. The 5 A Silver Foxes drubbed South Florence 54-0. Ridge View (5A) also rolled, beating Travelers Rest, 76-0. Brookland-Cayce, a 4A school, went to Beaufort and took a 31-30 road win….

MacDougall re-elected as Lexington Mayor, Livingston, Maness, and Lyle re-elected to Town Council

Incumbent Town of Lexington Mayor Steve MacDougall defeated challenger Ron Williams, It’s MacDougall’s second term as mayor. MacDougall got 3878 votes or 55 percent, to Williams’ 3137 votes, or 45 percent. There were four candidates running for three seats on Lexington Town Council.  Hazel Livingston, Kathy Maness and Todd Lyle were re- elected to Lexington Town Council Livingston got 4678…

Midlands Media Group reveals plans for “The LAKE” on WZMJ 93.1

Five days after closing on the purchase of WZMJ 93.1 FM and insinuating that a new music mix was coming, Midlands Media Group, LLC, has chosen to “remake” the LAKE. The station previously programmed an eclectic mix of 60s and 70s songs. Keith Stover, managing partner of Midlands Media, said: “We have some amazing lakes in the Midlands. They are…

Lexington Mayor Steve MacDougall faces challenge from Councilman Ron Williams

MacDougall and Williams. Incumbent Lexington Mayor Steve MacDougall is facing a challenge from Town of Lexington Councilman Ron Williams. The election is Tuesday. Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. MacDougall is in the hospitality industry as a manager of restaurants. In 2014, MacDougall defeated Lexington’s incumbent Mayor Randy Halfacre. Williams was elected to Lexington Town Council in…

5 candidates vie for 3 seats on Lexington School District One Board

There are three at-large seats open on the Lexington School District One Board. Five people are running for those seats, according to the Lexington County Election Commission. The candidates are: Jada Boatwight Garris; Richard Kyle Guyton; Reese Lassiter McCurdy; Robert Christopher Rice; and Timothy Franklin Oswald. About Lexington One, from the district’s website: Lexington One serves more than 26,800 students…

Some roads closed in Lexington Sunday for Veterans Parade

Veterans Day Columbia 2017. File photo. There will be road closures and detours in Lexington on Sunday afternoon due to the Lexington County Veterans Day Parade in downtown Lexington. Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green announced that the road closures and detours will begin at 1 p.m. with the closure of West Butler Street, from Columbia Avenue to North Church Street,…

Rosters for Columbia Metro Senior Bowl

Rosters have been announced for the first ever Columbia Metro Senior Bowl. Plans for the game were official earlier this week, and by Saturday the players had been selected. The game will take place December the 22 at Irmo High School’s WC Hawkins Stadium. Metro Bowl Rosters: EAST Team Quarterbacks Matthew Jamison (AC Flora), Bryce Jeffcoat (Camden) Running Backs Jaylon…

Sheppard’s Glass Service celebrates 50 years in business

Sheppard’s Family Show Caption Hide Caption Sheppard’s Show Caption Hide Caption Sheppard’s with Sen. Nikki Setzler and Resolution Show Caption Hide Caption Sheppard’s luncheon Show Caption Hide Caption Sen. Nikki Setzler presents the Sheppard Family with a Resolution from the State Senate. Sheppard’s Glass Service at 2519 Platt Springs Road in West Columbia celebrated their 50th business anniversary on Friday….

Publix opens new location in Red Bank

Photo from Red Bank Publix Facebook page. The newest Midlands Publix opened its doors at 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, just in time for people to get their last-minute Halloween candy. The 45,000 sq.-ft. store is located at 5441 Platt Springs Road (near the intersection of South Lake Dr.) in the Red Bank area of Lexington County. Construction has been underway…

Train and truck collide in Lexington County

Train Show Caption Hide Caption Train-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Train-2 Show Caption Hide Caption A train in Lexington is rolling again after a collision with a truck at Melanie Drive and Chapin Road. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department reported the crash. A cleanup and an investigation was going on just after noon, Wednesday. You can expect continued traffic delays…

4 candidates running for 3 Lexington Town Council seats

Hazel Livingston Show Caption Hide Caption Todd Shevchik Show Caption Hide Caption Todd Lyle Show Caption Hide Caption Maness- Show Caption Hide Caption There could be a fresh face on the Lexington Town Council. In next Tuesday’s general election four candidates are running for three open seats. The top three vote-getters will be elected. The candidates running are: Hazel Livingston,…