Lexington

Dunkin’ opens on Sunset Boulevard in Lexington

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Airport High School’s Maddie Haag is “Amazing,” receives special scholarship

Maddie Haag Maddie Haag is not only a special needs student, she is special. Maddie, who has Down syndrome, was chosen Ms Amazing at Airport High School’s Miss Aquila pageant. And she finished First Runner Up in last year’s AHS Homecoming Queen voting. Friday, Maddie received a scholarship from the Cayce-West Columbia Lions Club. She is enrolling at Winthrop University…

Deputies arrest couple on Bush River Road after finding meth, heroin, in possession

Johnston and Gilman. Booking photos. Lexington County deputies announced Friday morning the arrest of a man and a woman on drug charges after encountering the couple during a routine patrol at a Columbia motel. According to the LCSD, John Randal Johnston Jr., 48, faces multiple drug charges after deputies said they found heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine, and meth in his…

S.C. Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Games conclude at Lexington High School

Brandon Caughman of Airport takes a swing in Wednesday’s contest. Thomas Grant Jr. photos. The two-day S.C. Baseball Coaches Association All-Star games concluded Wednesday at Lexington High School. Day one was a true “Southern” affair as all three South teams were victorious over the North. The South won the opening contest between Classes 3A/4A by a 5-1 score, then claimed…

S.C. Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Games start Tuesday in Lexington

Blythewood pitcher Landon Lucas and head coach Banks Faulkner. Thomas Grant Jr. photo. The annual S.C. Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Games will take place Tuesday and Wednesday at Lexington High School. The two-day event will feature six contests, including two North vs. South Select contests which will serve as nightcaps. Representing the South Select teams are Caleb Speedy (A.C. Flora),…

Enhancements to West Columbia’s River District good for Kinetic Derby Day’s future

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Lexington wins deciding game of Class 5A softball final

Thomas Grant Jr. photo. The 18-year wait for a state softball title in the trophy case at Lexington High School ended Friday night at Northwestern High School. The Lady Wildcats defeated J.F. Byrnes 6-5 to claim the Best-of-Three Class 5A championship series. In completing the comeback from 0-1 down to claim the program’s fifth state title, Lexington (26-4) rallied from…

Man charged with stabbing his mother to death

J.W. Hayes Jr. Lexington County deputies arrested and charged a Columbia man with murder in the fatal stabbing of his mother Friday. The victim was identified as 60-year-old Jocelyn Murray, according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher. J.W. Hayes Jr., 40, is charged with murder and possessing a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants. “Based on what…

Lexington County Coroner identifies 26-year-old woman who died in crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a single-vehicle accident. It occurred in the 600 block of West Dunbar Road in West Columbia at approximately 8:45 p.m., Thursday. According to Fisher, Ms. Alexis Younginer, 26, of Irmo was pronounced dead at the scene due to her injuries. Ms. Younginer’s vehicle left the right side of…

Vehicle crashes into Grace Animal Hospital

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Rabid cat found near downtown Lexington, 3 people possibly exposed

Karamie Sullivan photo (file image). The Department of Health and Environmental Control reported Thursday that three people have been referred to their health care providers after potentially being exposed to rabies by a stray cat that tested positive for the disease. According to DHEC officials, the potential exposures occurred May 10 when the victims were attacked by a stray cat…

Lexington man dies after being hit by vehicle at Chapin storage facility

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the pedestrian who died due to being struck by a vehicle Wednesday. The incident occurred at approximately 8:10 p.m. in Chapin, in the gravel lot surrounding a storage facility. According to Fisher, Mr. Evan E. Bowersox, 24, of Lexington was pronounced dead upon arrival at an area hospital due to his injuries. The driver…

Rhythm on the River concert features 48 Fables and Admiral Radio, this Saturday

The Rhythm on the River Spring Concert Series is at 6 p.m. Saturday. The band this week is: 48 Fables and Admiral Radio. It’s at the Wyman “Mac” Rish Riverwalk and Amphitheater in West Columbia. The forecast looks better this week, after the concert was rained out a couple weeks in a row. Rhythm on the River is a chance…

Coroner identifies 8-year-old in fatal home invasion shooting

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the child who was fatally shot during a reported home invasion that occurred early Tuesday morning. The home is located in the 100 block of Cedar Vale Drive in Lexington. Original home invasion story available here. According to Fisher, an eight-year-old male resident of the home, Mason Hanaha, was pronounced dead shortly after…

West Columbia announces sale of property for Savage Craft Ale Works in old City Hall building

Concept rendering of the project as seen from Meeting Street toward Center Street. The City of West Columbia has closed the sale of the property for the future Savage Craft Ale Works in West Columbia’s River District area. The new brewery is scheduled to open in late Spring 2020 in the old Brookland Fire Station/City Hall building located at 430…

Local fallen officers honored at Lexington County Law Enforcement Memorial Service

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Lexington County Fire Service responds to blaze on Augusta Highway

Lexington County Fire and EMS personnel responded to a residential structure fire in the 4400 block of Augusta Highway, Monday afternoon. Upon arrival, smoke and flames could be seen coming from one of the residence’s rooms. The fire was put out. EMS is treating one person on scene for possible smoke inhalation. Augusta Highway was  shutdown in both directions, while…

Lexington’s Virginia Hylton Park expanding by 8 acres with new features

Town of Lexington rendering. Representatives of the Town of Lexington announced over the weekend that big changes will soon be coming to Virginia Hylton Park. According to officials, the 6.5 acre park will be heavily renovated and upgraded to include an additional 8.25 acres. “…Providing Lexington with a playful, social, and recreational space for all ages,” the statement read. Renovations…