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High school football weekly review, by Tyler Cupp

GoFlashWin photos DUTCH FORK 70 CHAPIN 7 Ty Olenchuck throws four touchdown passes and the Silver Foxes roll over the Eagles. Tom Knotts told media in postgame how proud he was of his defense saying that his first team unit has only given up one score all year. That’s pretty remarkable in high school football. On social media Friday, the…

Business climate getting better in West Columbia

Vaughan Dozier Business was better in West Columbia in the 2017-18 fiscal year. Vaughan Dozier, an active member of the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber, is a regional manager for Lexington-based First Community Bank. His territory includes West Columbia and he said fiscal year 2017-18, was a good year. Dozier said local businesses “have done a good job,” and it’s showing…

Lexington defeats White Knoll at homecoming game

Lexington quarterback Cal Herndon rushed for 103 yards and 2 touchdowns and threw for 132 yards and 2 touchdowns, both to Elliott Herndon. Thomas Grant photos A four-game winning streak and celebrating “Homecoming” had White Knoll in high spirits Friday night in the Wolf’s Den. Sophomore quarterback Cal Herndon and a Lexington team determined to snap a two-game skid were…

UPDATED – family of deceased veteran located

1/2James-1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2James Show Caption Hide Caption From Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher: “Thank you for all of the helpful information that was shared with us. Family has been located!!! Your assistance is greatly appreciated as always! We are hoping that family will and are able to step forward to claim our Veteran but in the event…

Five employees charged in connection to abuse of vulnerable adults

From left to right: Erikca Fleming, Caroline Jankie, Roseola Minnifield, Celia Nesbitt, Sandra Tucker. LCSD provided photos The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department announced five employees of a facility that serves adults with lifelong disabilities have been charged in connection with two cases of vulnerable adult abuse. Celia Nesbitt is being charged with two counts of abuse of a vulnerable adult,…

Rhythm on the River concerts begin Friday – City offers shuttle

Flat Out Strangers from last spring’s concert series. Are you ready for some free music? The Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Rhythm on the River Fall Series, presented by House of Raeford and the City of West Columbia, begins Friday. The Fall concert series has been moved (from Sunday afternoons) to Friday nights from 6 p.m. to 9…

Lexington outlasts Riverbluff in 5-set volleyball match

volleyball-1 Show Caption Hide Caption volleyball-3 Show Caption Hide Caption volleyball-4 Show Caption Hide Caption volleyball-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Lexington crowd supports volleyball team with a “blue-out.” Thomas Grant photos The atmosphere inside the Wildcat Gym Tuesday night rivaled that found during a basketball game at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Lexington High School fans proudly sported their school colors in…

Lexington County Voter Registration office to be open Saturday, Oct. 6

The Lexington County Registration and Election Commission will be open from 9 a.m. until noon, on Saturday, Oct 6.  It will be open for anyone who needs to register to be able to vote in the November 6, General Election. For any additional information please call 785-8361, or please visit the Registration and Election office located at Lexington County Auxiliary…

Wingard’s Market holds Art in the Garden

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River Bluff rallies to defeat Gilbert, and remain undefeated

River Bluff quarterback Michael Rikard is sacked by Gilbert’s Darrius Bell. For the second straight contest, the River Bluff football team faced its biggest deficit of the season. Just like the previous game against Lugoff-Elgin, the Gators used a dominant second-half surge to extend its best start in school history. In spoiling Gilbert’s “Homecoming” Friday with a 42-30 road victory,…

Coroner identifies man after Bush River Road vehicle crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a vehicle accident. It occurred Thursday, in the 5900 block of Bush River Road at approximately 11:45 a.m. According to Fisher, Mr. Guy Wardell Barkdull, Jr., 62, of Columbia was pronounced dead at the scene. Barkdull’s vehicle left the road to the left side, travelled down an embankment,…

Body found in the Piney Grove Road area

Lexington County deputies are investigating a death after a body was found in a wooded area off of Piney Grove Road. The body that was found in the area may have been at the site for at least a few weeks, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies are not looking for suspects and they do not believe there…

High school football weekly preview, by Tyler Cupp

Cheraw football stadium. Photo from Cheraw asst. football coach Twitter account. Finally, back to football. After Hurricane Florence made its way to the coast and into the Carolinas, high school football obviously became an afterthought. But now, the state moves on and resumes play. With the ruling earlier this week from the South Carolina High School League to extend the…

Police investigate credit card fraud after suspect allegedly stole wallet from Lidl shopper

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West Columbia Beautification Foundation Tribute for Trees draws largest crowd ever

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Designers release video of planned West Columbia enabling park by the river

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Lexington County woman dies in Pond Branch Road crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a single- vehicle accident. It occurred in the 4500 block of Pond Branch Road at approximately 6 a.m. Sunday. According to Fisher, Ms. Rhonda Rebecca Hartley, 30, of Leesville was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the accident. Ms. Hartley’s vehicle crossed the center…

Weather-related incidents reported by Lexington County officials

Storm-3 Show Caption Hide Caption Storm-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Storm-4 Show Caption Hide Caption Strom-1 Show Caption Hide Caption Click to enlarge. Lexington County officials reported downed trees, a utility pole break and road closings due to weather related to Hurricane Florence. A tree fell on a house in West Columbia, and one person was taken to the hospital…

Lexington County Emergency Operations Center enters OPCON 3, flooding and tornadoes possible

Karamie Sullivan- file photo Lexington County officials reported Friday morning their Emergency Operations Center has entered “operational condition three,” which is a partial activation of the county’s EOC in preparation for the impacts of Hurricane Florence. OPCON 3 prepares emergency response units to be ready for weather-related events generated by the storm. County emergency management has enlisted the help of…

Richland, Lexington counties under tropical storm, flash flood watch, up-to 6 inches of rain predicted

The impact from Hurricane Florence is expected to be felt in Columbia Friday. Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 1 storm with 90 mph winds. It is on a path to move west Friday into South Carolina. The storm Friday morning was expected to make landfall near Wilmington, North Carolina. The latest information on the storm was released…

City of West Columbia prepares as Hurricane Florence approaches, Riverwalk closed

Expect the Congaree River to rise, like it did in the 2015 flood. With Hurricane Florence approaching, officials in West Columbia are in hyper-busy mode getting ready. “The City’s emergency response team is preparing for the storm,” said Anna Huffman, West Columbia’s Public Information officer. To do that several departments are coordinating, trying to make sure all bases are covered….