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Largest hospital expansion in state history completed at Lexington Medical Center

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Lexington takes comeback victory at Segra Park

Thomas Grant photos. Down 7-0 in the bottom second Thursday, the Lexington High School baseball team could have folded Thursday night at Segra Park. A.C. Flora was the Wildcats’ third straight ranked non-region foe. A loss would not have damaged their post-season hopes compared to upcoming Region 5-5A games the next three weeks in Chapin, Dutch Fork and River Bluff….

Publix to open a GreenWise Market in Lexington

Rendering of a GreenWise store in Florida. Publix is planning to open a GreenWise Market in Lexington. It will be one of several new locations throughout the South, according to SuperMarket News. Sized at around 25,000 sq.-ft., GreenWise Markets – similar to Fresh Market or Whole Foods stores- are aimed at customers focused on healthy lifestyles and “foodies” looking to…

Pedestrian killed after being hit by train

LCSD photo. The Lexington County Fire Service, EMS and Lexington County Sheriff’s Department responded to a train versus pedestrian collision at Lois Lane and Chapel Road, around 9:30 a.m. near South Congaree. Emergency Medical Services determined that the pedestrian died on scene. Lexington County Coroner has been notified. LCSD will investigate further. Look for LCSD updates via their social media channels….

Spring Hill High School, River Bluff High School named as Palmetto’s Finest

State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman (left) presents Spring Hill High’s principal Michael Lofton with the school’s award. Lexington School District One’s River Bluff High School, and Lexington-Richland District Five’s Spring Hill High School were the two Midlands schools to be named Palmetto’s Finest by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. The announcement was made Tuesday as staff members…

West Columbia Fire Department donates $30,000 in equipment for student training

Lexington 2 Innovation Center students, and Instructor David Crossland. West Columbia Fire Chief Chris Smith told West Columbia City Council Monday that the WCFD has donated its retired equipment to students of the Lexington School District Two Innovation Center. The WCFD has given retired firefighter coats, pants, helmets and boots, and fire hose to the school for use in training….

Lexington Chick-fil-A reopening in new building after five month closure

Lexington Chick-fil-A Facebook photo. Lexington residents have been waiting for the return of the Chick-fil-A on Sunset Boulevard since it closed October 6. Now, after more than five months – the wait is finally almost over. Officials prepared customers for the closure in September: “It is with a mixture of great excitement and a little sadness that we announce that…

Cayce-West Columbia Lions take kids on shopping spree for clothes, smiles abound

Members of the Cayce-West Columbia Lions Club on kids’ shopping spree. C-WC Lions photo.  Members of the Cayce-West Columbia Lions Club accounted for some smiles earlier this month. The Lions took 15 students from Springdale Elementary School on a shopping spree. “To see see the look on the kids’ faces told us how much they appreciated it,” said Charlene Frye,…

Bowlero opens in Cayce, to enhance the bowling experience

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Historical mystery and crimes tour in West Columbia, Friday

J.R. Fennell, Lexington County Museum Director photos. Looking for something fun to do, to kick off the St. Patrick’s Day weekend? The Murders and Mysteries West Columbia Walking Tour is at 8 p.m. Friday until 9:30 p.m. It begins at the West Columbia Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater, 121 Alexander Rd. The tour is hosted by the Lexington County Museum. “Every…

Victim of Irmo fire identified by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the identity of the individual found deceased following a residential structure fire that occurred at approximately 3 a.m., Thursday in the 1400 block of Waterwood Drive in Columbia. According to Coroner Fisher, a resident of the home, Mr. Joel Edward Ferris, 69, was pronounced dead at the scene. Another occupant of the residence was…

White Knoll softball rallies to defeat Lexington

Thomas Grant Jr. photo. Tuesday’s Region 5-5A softball opener qualified as a “statement” game for host team White Knoll and rival Lexington. A win would help re-certify the defending Class 5A champions’ standing as the team to beat. For the Lady Wildcats, a victory would gain them an early advantage in ending the Lady Timberwolves’ two year region winning streak….

Lexington High student struck by vehicle on school grounds

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after an LHS student was struck by a vehicle on school grounds. A Lexington High School student is in serious but stable condition after being struck by a vehicle on school grounds at Lexington High School early Wednesday morning. Emergency response units were dispatched to Lexington High School just after 8:15 a.m. in…

West Columbia Beautification Foundation’s Taste on the River has best year yet, to plant 200 trees

At a WCBF meeting are: Melissa Sprouse-Brown, second from right, Robin Jackson, right, City Administrator Brian Carter, left, and Coleen Otte, City of West Columbia executive assistant. Taste on the River experienced its best year ever. “It was the biggest one yet. It was the best attendance we have had,” said Melissa Sprouse-Brown, chairwoman of the West Columbia Beatification Foundation….

Lexington goes Irish for early St. Pat’s celebration

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Shamrock Parade celebrates St.Patrick’s Day – photo gallery

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Lexington man gets 30 years for child sexual assault

Parker- LCSD photo. Kevan D. Parker, of Lexington, pleaded guilty Friday in Lexington County General Sessions Court to sexually assaulting two minor children on multiple occasions. Parker, 39, pleaded guilty to Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor – first degree and Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor – second degree. Circuit Court Judge Walton J. McLeod IV imposed a lengthy…

Alleged biting student restrained, EMS worker faces charge

Lexington County photo. A Lexington County emergency medical services employee has been charged after being accused of assaulting a child he was attempting to restrain while on duty. The first responder was in the process of restraining a 7-year-old student at New Bridge Academy in West Columbia Friday. He is accused of making contact with the student in the face…

Crash in Lexington slows traffic flow

A collision on North Lake Drive (SC-6) at Northpoint Drive had both inbound lanes closed in Lexington. The LPD reported the cash at about 12:35 p.m. Monday. The lanes were reopened before 1 p.m. Police were asking motorists to please consider an alternate route before the collision was cleared from the road. Categories: Lexington, Lexington County

Naturchem Invitational ends with two undefeated teams

Thomas Grant Jr. photo. If Mother Nature was the “official” champion of the 2019 Naturchem Invitational, River Bluff was one of the fourth annual tournament’s “unofficial” winners. The Gators completed an undefeated three-game run at the event Sunday with a 7-1 victory over Sumter in five innings. All-Tournament team selection Ricky Williams and Preston Sansone both drove in two runs…