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Small Business eager for Black Friday

State Street Trading Company As Thanksgiving day fades into evening, all thoughts turn to Black Friday. In West Columbia retailers look forward to Christmas shoppers to boost their bottom line. And shoppers are eager to oblige. “My Black Friday sales already started earlier this week,” said Lainie Lewis, owner of State Street Trading Company at 134 State Street in West…

River Bluff wins inaugural Tip-Off at the Dam

Thomas Grant photos. Wednesday’s first ever Tip-Off at the Dam final pitted teams and head coaches very familiar with each other. It featured Region 5-5A rivals River Bluff and Dutch Fork led, respectively, by two Lexington High School graduates Benjamin Lee and Bret Jones. A year after setting a school record for victories, the host team Gators are off to…

Pelion man fatally hit while walking across roadway, coroner identifies

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher identified the pedestrian who was killed due to being struck by a motor vehicle Tuesday at approximately 4:45 p.m.  The accident occurred in the 2800 block of Augusta Highway in Lexington. According to Fisher, Mr. Santiago Mendez Molta, 44, of Pelion, was walking across the roadway when he was struck by a motor vehicle.  Molta…

Lexington, White Knoll stay perfect at Lake Murray tip off

1/3White Knoll Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3White Knoll 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3White Knoll 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Thomas Grant photos. Lexington and White Knoll are each a victory away from a Friday matchup in the Lake Murray Tipoff final. The two teams improved to 2-0 in the tournament with decisive victories on their home court Tuesday night….

Coroner releases name of tractor trailer driver who died in I-20 collision

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a single-vehicle incident Tuesday at approximately 10:30 a.m. between mile markers 58 and 59 of I-20 Westbound. According to Fisher, Mr. Alexander Buie, 65, of Fayetteville, NC was pronounced dead at the scene due to his injuries. Buie was operating a tractor trailer when he…

One dead- portion of I-20 closed in both directions due to collision

Lexington PD provided photo. The Lexington Police Department and Lexington County Sheriff’s Department have reported a collision that occurred around 11:15 a.m. on I-20.  One person has died from injuries suffered in the collision, according to the S.C. Highway patrol. . A portion of I-20 is closed near Sunset Blvd./US-378 near mile marker 59, in both directions.  According to the…

Lexington Police seek missing man

Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green is seeking the assistance of the local community in locating a missing person who was last seen recently in the Town of Lexington. Corey David Dubose, age 32 of Leesville, was dropped off by family members at a business on the 100 block of US-378 on the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 5.  He has not…

Lexington Police issue citation in aftermath of fatal crash

Crash scene – LPD photo. The Lexington Police Department continues to investigate a collision that  resulted in a fatality. The crash  occurred Thursday,  at the intersection of Augusta Road/US-1 and Morgan Drive.  The LPD provided updated information on the crash via Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green. At approximately 7:15 a.m., officers of the Lexington Police Department responded to a vehicle collision…

Pedestrian struck and killed on Leaphart Road

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the pedestrian who died after being struck by a vehicle, Sunday. The incident occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. in the 2500 block of Leaphart Road in West Columbia. According to Coroner Fisher, Ms. Kathy Diane Altman, 53, of Lugoff was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the collision. The…

Midlands teams vying for competitive cheer title

GoFlashWin photos. Since competitive cheer was introduced as a S.C. High School League sport in 1996, Midlands teams have dominated the trophy collections. Starting with Airport in Class 4A, local teams have accounted for 25 state championships in the four classifications. Chapin High School has accounted for just over half of those championships with a state record 13. Head coach…

Two teens charged with robbing Taco Bell, Circle K

Inezhia Allen (left), Kealea Stephens. Booking photos provided by LCSD. Lexington County investigators have arrested two teens in connection to armed robberies this week at a Taco Bell and a Circle K. According to arrest warrants, Inezhia Allen, 17, and Kealea Stephens, 18, are charged with armed robbery, kidnapping and possessing a weapon during a violent crime for the two…

22-year-old dies in Augusta Road multi-vehicle collision, coroner identifies

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a motor vehicle collision that occurred on Augusta Road at Morgan Drive in Lexington shortly after 7 a.m. Thursday. According to Fisher, Mr. Rusty Wayne Shull Jr., 22, of Columbia (originally from Circleville, Ohio), was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained. Shull…

American Pickers coming to South Carolina, seeking owners of unique collections

American Pickers Mike and Frank.  Photo provided. The History Channel’s American Pickers will be coming to the palmetto state in January to film episodes for the show. The show is a documentary series that explores the world of antique “picking.” Episodes follow Mike and Frank, two skilled pickers, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. The show is searching…

Fatal collision on Augusta Road, detours set in place until further notice

Photo courtesy of Lexington PD. The Lexington Police Department reported a collision Thursday morning around 7 a.m. “A collision with injuries at Augusta Road/US-1 at Morgan Drive has the roadway closed until further notice.  Inbound and outbound traffic on Augusta Road is being turned around.  Please seek alternate route,” the announcement read. As of 9 a.m., the department provided an…

Car accident causes power outage in Lexington

River Bluff High School students use cellphones and other handheld light sources after a power outtage at game. Thomas Grant photo. Residents in Lexington were literally left in the dark for several hours Friday night. A South Carolina Electric and Gas spokesman said an estimated 1,000 customers were left powerless after a vehicle apparently crashed into a power pole. Reports…

Dutch Fork, Ridge View roll, Brookland-Cayce, AC Flora win – high school football playoff scores

River Bluff and Conway – Click for link: GoFlashWin photo. Dutch Fork had no trouble in the first round of the South Carolina High School football playoffs Friday night. The 5 A Silver Foxes drubbed South Florence 54-0. Ridge View (5A) also rolled, beating Travelers Rest, 76-0. Brookland-Cayce, a 4A school, went to Beaufort and took a 31-30 road win….

MacDougall re-elected as Lexington Mayor, Livingston, Maness, and Lyle re-elected to Town Council

Incumbent Town of Lexington Mayor Steve MacDougall defeated challenger Ron Williams, It’s MacDougall’s second term as mayor. MacDougall got 3878 votes or 55 percent, to Williams’ 3137 votes, or 45 percent. There were four candidates running for three seats on Lexington Town Council.  Hazel Livingston, Kathy Maness and Todd Lyle were re- elected to Lexington Town Council Livingston got 4678…

Midlands Media Group reveals plans for “The LAKE” on WZMJ 93.1

Five days after closing on the purchase of WZMJ 93.1 FM and insinuating that a new music mix was coming, Midlands Media Group, LLC, has chosen to “remake” the LAKE. The station previously programmed an eclectic mix of 60s and 70s songs. Keith Stover, managing partner of Midlands Media, said: “We have some amazing lakes in the Midlands. They are…