Lexington

Truck overturns, spills bleach onto I-20

There was a vehicle and semi-truck collision at the 57 mile marker of I-20 eastbound, Saturday. Some lanes were closed for a while. The semi overturned, spilling several hundred gallons of bleach from its tanker. LCFS HAZMAT crews secured the scene, with traffic assistance from law enforcement, and began working to clean up the spill. SCDHEC was called in to…

Construction of West Columbia’s Enabling Park is progressing

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Chick-fil-A – West Columbia closing for upgrades, beginning Friday

Starting Friday  (July 12) Chick-fil-A West Columbia will be closed to make way for some major improvements in the kitchen and drive-thru. These enhancements include canopies, fans, and a brand new kitchen. A Chick-fil-A West Columbia Facebook message reads: “Don’t worry, we won’t stay away too long! In the meantime, visit our Saluda Pointe location just 4 miles away. –…

Child dies in pool incident

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the identity of the 10-year-old boy who was pronounced dead after being found unresponsive in a relative’s swimming pool. The incident occurred in the West Columbia area shortly before noon on Thursday. According to Fisher, Mr. Mack D. Bonnett Jr. of Pelion was found face down in the pool by a family member. An autopsy…

Greater Lexington Chamber’s Business Lexpo takes over Riverbluff High School

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Cayce Public Safety Department earns prestigious statewide accreditation

Cayce Department of Public Safety, and Director Byron Snellgrove, were recognized by Mayor Elise Partin and Cayce City Council, Tuesday night. City of Cayce photo.  The City of Cayce has announced that the Cayce Department of Public Safety, led by Director Byron Snellgrove, received the distinguished recognition of becoming a South Carolina State Accredited Agency on June 7. The City…

Collision in Lexington with overturned vehicle causing traffic delays

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Red Cross assisting family in Lexington after house fire

American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting a family whose home, on Katrina Court in Lexington, was damaged by a fire just before midnight, Friday. The Lexington County Fire Department responded to the blaze.  The homeowner was transported by EMS for non life-threatening injuries. The Red Cross is helping three adults and one child by providing financial assistance for food,…

Veteran’s Recognition Night to be held at Lexington County Baseball Stadium

Thomas Grant Jr. photo. The July 5 contest between the Lexington County Blowfish and Macon Bacon will serve as Veterans’ Night at the baseball stadium. A collaborative effort of the Lexington County Blowfish and American Legion Post 7, the event will serve as a salute to the organization’s 100th birthday. Free admission and food inside the VIP Stadium room will…

Columbia rivers are the epicenter of eco-tourism on July 4th

Palmetto Outdoor photo. The Fourth of July weekend is a boon for eco-tourism, locally. “It’s our busiest day of the year,” said Michael Mayo, owner of Palmetto Outdoors. “The volume will be tremendous.” Much of the Palmetto Outdoors activity takes place at the West Columbia Riverwalk. The river tubing and kayaking provider, said Mayo, is a great example of the…

Black Rooster to open in 2-to-3 weeks, now hiring staff

Opening day is getting closer. Black Rooster is a restaurant at the northeast corner of the Brookland development in West Columbia. It will be opening in two-to-three weeks. Chef and Bourbon restaurant-owner Kristian Niemi first announced, in 2018, his plan to open a rooftop restaurant and bar in the Brookland development. He said the new venture would overlook the Congaree…

West Columbia fire protection rating improves to superior by ISO

Fire Chief Chris Smith at meeting, Tuesday. The fire-protection services of the City of West Columbia, as rated by Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO), has improved to Class 1 from a Class 3, Fire Chief Chris Smith announced at the July City Council Meeting, Tuesday. Members of the WCFD at Tuesday’s council meeting. By classifying communities’ ability to suppress fires,…

Young entrepreneur launches painting business to service West Columbia, Lexington

Business owner Caitlin Qualman. Drew Hill photo. Caitlin Qualman is a 25-year-old who hails from Wisconsin and even went to school there. However, about two years ago she made the move to South Carolina, and is about to launch her own business in the Midlands. In her words, she “always hated the cold,” and “really loved the Carolina(s) area.” She…

Lexington One’s D.A.D., former River Bluff head football coach, finds reward in current position

District Athletics Director David Bennett. Thomas Grant Jr. photos. Whether at home or work, David Bennett celebrates Father’s Day. He is the District Athletics Director (DAD) for Lexington County School District One and a former high school and college head football coach. He oversees the sporting lives of close to 27,000 students and over 600 coaches at 30 elementary, middle…

Springdale’s Summerfest and Golf Cart Parade draws nice crowd

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Coroner identifies the 2 people killed in Cayce motorcycle collision, Friday

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the identities of the two individuals killed in a car and motorcycle collision. It occurred in the 2800 block of Charleston Highway at approximately 7 p.m. on Friday. According to Fisher, Mr. Melvin Clyde Horton, Jr., 54, of Cayce, and Ms. Heidi Joy Goots, 55, of Columbia, were pronounced dead at the scene…

Kellan Fenegan, of Lexington, crowned the new Miss South Carolina Teen

Kellan Fenegan – Miss South Carolina Teen Scholarship Organization photo. Kellan Fenegan of Lexington was crowned the new Miss South Carolina Teen, Friday night at the Township Auditorium in Columbia. Fenegan is the Miss Columbia and a River Bluff High School student. With the crown. Miss S.C Teen will receive a $10,000 savings bond, and she will represent South Carolina…

Lexington man arrested in connection with 13 sexual exploitation charges

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson on Friday announced the arrest of Daniel Wayne Lindler, 39, of Lexington. He was arrested in connection to 13 charges of sexual exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigators with the S.C. Attorney General’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations, United States…

Teens charged after driving stolen SUV to steal another vehicle, says LCSD

James Ross, booking photo provided. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department notified the public Friday morning of three teenagers who were taken into custody Thursday.  Deputies said they drove a car reported stolen out of Columbia to a Lexington County subdivision, and tried to steal another car. James Rasik Edward Ross, 17, is charged with grand larceny and possession of a…