Lexington

Juul, E-cigarette maker, announces facility to open in Lexington County, with 500 jobs

Juul, the Electronic cigarette maker has announced it will invest $125 million for a facility in Lexington County. The new operation is expected to create 500 jobs, according to a Monday news release. The plan calls for the establishment of an assembly and packaging plant that is expected to be operating as early as the summer. The plant would likely…

Lexington Police work collision on North Lake Drive

The Lexington Police Department is reporting a collision at North Lake Drive (SC-6) at Dreher Street in Lexington. A contributing factor for the collision was following too closely, said police. The crash had multiple lanes closed. Police are asking motorists to please proceed with caution and be alert to emergency personnel who are working in the road. LPD photo. Categories: Lexington,…

Andrew Richbourg is Springdale’s new police chief

Andrew “Bear” Richbourg. Andrew “Bear” Richbourg has been appointed as new Chief of Police of the Springdale Police Department. Town Administrator Ashley Watkins appointed him, Thursday. “It says a lot about our Town when we are able to promote such a high ranking employee within a department,” said Springdale Mayor Michael Bishop.” I fully support our Town Administrator and her…

Lexington Wine Walk postponed until May 31, due to weather concerns

Due to a forecast for thunderstorms, which are projected to produce heavy lightening, the Lexington Wine Walk is being rescheduled until Friday, May 31. “We are moving it to then. All tickets will be honored for the new date,” said Walker Brewer, Town of Lexington Downtown Venue Promoter. The Wine Walk is being postponed in order to provide a full…

Mother’s Day is Sunday, and mom likes her flowers and her favorite restaurant

Grecian Gardens offering a sample of their food at Taste on the River. Sunday is Mother’s Day. It’s a day to honor the very special women in our lives.  And it also keeps some people busy in West Columbia. “Mother’s Day, or the Saturday before, is the single-biggest day of the year for us,” said Jackie MaCaulay, owner of Jarrett’s…

Cayce Historical Museum to celebrate George Washington’s visit

The City of Cayce and the Cayce Historical Museum will hold a commemorative event in honor of the 218th anniversary of President George Washington’s visit to the Cayce area during his Southern Tour of States. President George Washington visited the area that would one day be called Cayce on May 22, 1791. The Cayce Historical Museum, at 1800 12th Street,…

“Valuable and unique” Brookland-Cayce “Diva” Lynn Summer to retire

Sen. Nikki Setzler and Lynn Summer. Lynn Summer has spent 25 years as a teacher at Brookland-Cayce High School. She is retiring at the end of this school year. “I’m at a good place,” said Summer. “I’m just ready.” To commemorate her retirement from BC, there was a drop in reception for “The BC Diva” Lynn Summer. It was in the Brookland…

River Bluff, Gray Collegiate fall in Lower State girls soccer finals

Thomas Grant Jr. photo. The dreams of a perfect state championship season ended Monday in The Swamp for River Bluff girls’ soccer. The nationally 11th-ranked Lady Gators were upended 2-1 by fellow unbeaten Wando in the Class 5A Lower State final. It was the first loss of the season for River Bluff (22-1-1), who previously played Wando to a 1-1…

Lexington County Coroner identifies 71-year-old in fatal collision

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a single-vehicle accident that occurred in the 1800 block of Jessamine Road in Lexington Monday. The incident took place at approximately 6:15 p.m. According to the coroner, Ronald Joseph Dasta, 71, of West Columbia was pronounced dead at the scene due to his injuries. Dasta’s…

Lexington’s Market at Icehouse to return May 18

Photo from The Market at Icehouse Facebook page. The Town of Lexington announced Monday that The Market at Icehouse will be returning Saturday, May 18. The event, located at the Icehouse Amphitheater, will run every Saturday through September 28 (except July 6) from 9 a.m. to noon. According to officials, the market is primarily intended as a farmer/grower and local…

Pelion High student drowns in Edisto River, Lexington One issues statement

Edisto River A Pelion High school student-athlete drowned near North, Sunday near Carson Landing on the Edisto River in Orangeburg County Marcus Dwyer, 18, was a senior and he was scheduled to graduate from high school in a month. The Lexington One School District issued a statement regarding the death of Dwyer. It reads: “The Pelion High School community was…

Lexington High School archery team advances to nationals in first year of competing

LHS archery team. Photo provided. The Lexington High School archery team has hit the mark in its very first season of competition. LHS qualified for the Eastern Nationals event at the 2019 S.C. National Archery in the Schools Program IBO 3D State Championships. The state competition will take place this month in Louisville. The team of 14 archers scored a…

River Bluff advances to Lower State final

River Bluff’s Jacob Lebron slides into third base against Summerville. Thomas Grant Jr. photos. A “three-peat” as S.C. High School League Class 5A Lower State baseball champions is just a victory away for River Bluff. The Gators stormed back from an early deficit to defeat Summerville 9-3 Saturday at home. It was the 10th straight overall win and seventh straight…

Lexington Police ask for help to ID armed robbery suspect

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Lexington Police working accident on West Main Street

The Lexington Police Department is reporting a collision on West Main Street (US-1) near Thompson Street. Around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, the crash had outbound traffic limited to a single lane around the scene. Police are asking motorists to please proceed with caution and be alert to emergency personnel in the road. Categories: Lexington, Lexington County

Kid’s Day brings thousands to Lexington

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Kinetic Derby Day is “amazing” under bright sunny skies in West Columbia

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