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West Columbia’s Enabling Park moves closer toward completion

Enabling 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Enabling Park 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Enabling Park Show Caption Hide Caption Parking Show Caption Hide Caption It will not be long before West Columbia’s new Enabling Park, for people of all abilities, will be complete. The park is on Hudson Street, adjacent to the West Columbia Riverwalk. “The parking lot has been…

High school football week 4 preview, by Tyler Cupp

DeQuandre Smith has accounted for 10 total touchdowns for the Vikings. GoFlashWin photo. SPRING VALLEY (2-1) AT CHAPIN (2-1) I like this game a lot. These two teams are still figuring themselves out I think. Spring Valley’s new spread offense seems to be gaining confidence each week while Chapin is working at being more consistent. To be fair, both teams…

New River District Association holds meeting, seeks members

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Lexington 1 to purchase Lexington Middle School relocation site

A release below from Mary Beth Hill- Lexington One Communications Director. The Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees, Tuesday, accepted the administration’s recommendation to give final approval to purchase property for $1,594,575.00 ($47,500 per acre) for the purpose of relocating Lexington Middle School. The negotiated price is on the low end of the independent appraisals the district received….

Nephron Pharmaceuticals, CEO Lou Kennedy, donate to school pharmacology program

Nephron CEO Lou Kennedy with District One representatives. Photo provided. Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation and CEO Lou Kennedy are continuing support of Lexington County School District One students. Kennedy recently donated $9,000 to the Lexington One Educational Foundation to cover course fees for students enrolled in Lexington District One’s Pharmacology course. The district offers the course at Lexington Technology Center and…

High school football week 3 recap, by Tyler Cupp

Jack Crayne photography. RIVER BLUFF 36 LUGOFF-ELGIN 19 Braden Walker had 198 yards and a couple of touchdowns as the Gators pulled away late from the Demons. The game was fairly close until midway through the third when River Bluff put together some big plays in both the passing and running game. Jackson Stone had only 240 yards through three…

Mardel Christian and Education store holds grand opening

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Five Midlands players selected to 2019 Shrine Bowl

White Knoll offensive lineman Nick Taiste – White Knoll Athletics photo. A quintet of Lexington County senior football players from three undefeated teams were selected Sunday to the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas All-Star Game. The contest will take place Dec. 21 at Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford College. Defending three-time Class 5A champion Dutch Fork had two…

West Columbia Artisan Market opens, adds energy to thriving River District

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West Columbia water is safe, but the smell may be different

The City of West Columbia has issued a press release in response to some questions regarding changes in its water service. The release is below: Lake Murray is currently experiencing turnover, a naturally occurring event, which contributes to an increase in natural organic matter. This summer, the region has experienced periods of heavy rain followed by long dry periods with…

Longs Pond Road exits on I-20 to close for parts of Thursday, Friday and Saturday

SCDOT file photo. The SCDOT will close the I-20 Longs Pond Road exits beginning Thursday for ramp paving. Interstate-20, Exit 51 Westbound will close Thursday (Sept. 12) from 11:30 pm until 4 am Friday (Sept. 13 .) Motorists wishing to use the westbound on-ramp should proceed along the detour route of Two Notch Road to Industrial Drive to South Lake…

Tribute for Trees raises $50,000 for West Columbia Beautification Foundation – Photos of event

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Accident on I-20 backs up traffic in Lexington County

I-20 eastbound near mile marker 59.5 in Lexington County  is blocked due to a collision that occurred around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. Injuries have been reported by the S.C. Highway Patrol. Officials are on the scene. Delays are expected. Avoid the area if possible – updated information will be provided when received. Categories: Lexington, Lexington County

Price increases coming for 4 Lexington County waste collection districts

Effective Oct. 1, customers who live in Lexington County Curbside Waste Collection Districts 2, 3, 4 and 7 (see map provided) and who subscribe to curbside collection service will experience a slight rate increase as shown below. The increase in rates reflects a CPI increase in expenses experienced by GFI-Waste Industries, which provides curbside collection services for these districts. The…

West Columbia Beautification Foundation’s 5th Annual Tribute for Trees is Tuesday

The West Columbia Beautification Foundation will hold its 5th Annual Tribute for Trees Fundraiser, on Tuesday, at West Columbia City Hall, 200 N. 12th Street, West Columbia. The gala is from 5:30 p.m.until 7:30 p.m. Funds raised at the event will be used to plant trees around the City of West Columbia, beautifying the roadways on Meeting Street and Augusta…

Man, woman had more than 3,000 grams of meth says LCSD, arrested on drug charges

A narcotics operation last month netted two arrests, which prompted agents to search a home and a storage unit. Richard Eugene Ford, 60, and, Cynthia Rooks, 51, are charged with trafficking meth and possessing a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants. “Ford and Rooks distributed more than 1,000 grams during an operation that included agents from the…

High School football recap – By Tyler Cupp

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Gilbert gets big win over Lexington

Hardly a seat was left unfilled Friday at Leonard Price Field as Gilbert played host to in-county foe Lexington. The contest pitted 2 undefeated teams with ties on both sides. Indians’ head coach Chad Leaphart played under Marty Woolbright, the father of Wildcats’ head coach Perry Woolbright. The younger Woolbright looked to lead Lexington to a 2nd straight win over…

Man reported missing located, accused of shooting girlfriend to death

Vincent Thomas Shivers A Lexington man who was reported missing has been located and charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his girlfriend. Initial story on shooting Vincent Thomas Shivers, 50, was apprehended in Canada Thursday evening by members of the Toronto Police Fugitive Squad as he boarded a plane bound for London at the Toronto Pearson International Airport….

Lexington County Emergency Service Complex East Region Headquarters is opened Friday

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Lexington County rivalries clash in high school football week two

Thomas Grant Jr. photo. Another week, another round of matchups between schools within close proximity of each other. Only about nine miles separate Dutch Fork and Irmo. The same is true for Friday combatants Lexington and Gilbert in a game that is this week’s Sonic Friday Night Rivals Game of the Week (Spectrum Channel 1250 or Digital 57.2). There are…

2 bodies found in home in Gilbert

A death investigation was underway Wednesday in the 1000 block of Drawdebil Road in Gilbert. Two bodies have been found inside a home, there. At this time, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department said it is not seeking any suspects or persons of interest in connection with this case. The information regarding the incident is limited at this time. Any additional…