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Two sets of fraternal twins are major athletes at Lexington High School

LHS basketball players Brooke and Bradley Foulks (left), with Mason Carver and volleyball/track and field athlete Mackenzie Carver. National Center for Health Statistics data shows 33 twins are born for every 1,000 US pregnancies. The odds of having twins competing at the same high school at the same time seem even more rare. At Lexington High, the rare exception is…

Fire causes $160,000 in damages to house in Lexington

Lexington County Fire Services and Lexington County EMS units responded to the 200 block of Mockingbird Drive in Lexington Saturday morning in reference to a residential structure fire. Upon arrival, heavy flames and smoke were observed coming from the home. Fire units began working to put out the blaze from the exterior of the house. Firefighters extinguished the fire. Two…

Cayce Public Safety says investigation into Biery’s death still active, despite autopsy finding

Chief Byron Snellgove at press conference in May, discussing Biery’s death. Lexington County Coroner, Margaret Fisher, issued a statement on the results of the autopsy of Vanessa Biery, Wednesday. She said “It is the opinion of the pathologist that Mrs. Biery died of an undetermined cause.” Biery was found deceased in her home on May 1, 2018. Director of the…

Lexington defeats River Bluff, improving to 22-0

Lexington’s Bradley Foulks closely guards River Bluff’s J.T. Reeves. Thomas Grant photos. Bragging rights and sole ownership of first place in Region 5-5A were not the only things on the line Tuesday night at Wildcat Gymnasium. A victory by undefeated, fourth-ranked Lexington would extend the boys’ basketball program’s best start ever. Visiting fifth-ranked River Bluff would need a win to…

Lexington Medical Center to open North Tower in March, facilities planned for NE, Saluda Pointe

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Truck hits ice patch, crashes

The driver of a vehicle lost control after hitting a patch of ice on the road in Lexington. It happened on Hendrix Street near Chariot Street, according to the Lexington Police Department. Traffic was limited to a single lane until the vehicle could be removed from a ditch. The LPD aks that motorists please proceed with caution and be alert…

Lexington boys improve to 21-0

lexington-2 Show Caption Hide Caption lexington1 Show Caption Hide Caption lexington-3 Show Caption Hide Caption Thomas Grant photos. Another night of milestones for the fifth ranked, undefeated Lexington boys’ basketball team. Friday’s 68-39 win over Chapin extended the Wildcats’ best start and longest regular season streak in school history to 21-0. More importantly, they kept pace with River Bluff in…

Woman accused of stealing $350 of meat from Lexington Lowe’s Foods

lowes Show Caption Hide Caption suspect-vehicle Show Caption Hide Caption lowes-suspect-cover Show Caption Hide Caption LPD images from video. Lexington police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman who is accused of shoplifting at the Lexington Lowe’s Foods approximately two weeks ago. According to the department, the white female entered Lowe’s (5222 Sunset Blvd.) and proceeded to…

Lexington pedestrian struck by tractor trailer, coroner identifies

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the pedestrian who was killed due to being struck by a tractor trailer early Tuesday morning around 12:10 a.m.  The incident occurred in the 4200 block of U.S. 178 in Leesville. According to Fisher, Tommy Wade Goss, 47, of Lexington was in the roadway when he was struck by the truck. Goss was…

Lexington Police work crash on Gibson Road

The Lexington Police Department was working a collision at the intersection of Gibson Road and Roberts Street. The crash had traffic congested around 8 a.m. Tuesday. The LPD later reported the collision at the intersection of Gibson Road and Roberts Street was cleared from the road. Police also asked drivers to please drive alert and be careful of wet road…

Lexington County men sentenced for brutal murder, home invasion

Clenord-James-Graham-Lexington-County-Detention-Center- Show Caption Hide Caption Charles-Anthony-Allen-Jr.-photo-from-Lexington-County-Detention-Center- Show Caption Hide Caption Kobylak-Robert-John- Show Caption Hide Caption Clenord James Graham -Lexington County Detention Center photo.  Clenord James Graham, a 34 year old Lexington County man, has been sentenced to Life in prison for the murder of Robert “R.J.” Kobylak, 67. Charles Anthony Allen, Jr., 23, has been sentenced to 40 years without…

Lexington boys tie school’s record with win over Pelion

Thomas Grant photos. Years ago, Bailey Harris and David Smith were teammates on the 4×400 meter relay track and field team at Presbyterian College. For the first time Thursday, they faced each other as head boys’ basketball coaches. Smith and the host team Panthers under looked to upend Harris’s fifth-ranked and undefeated Wildcats. For the 19th time this season in…

Heavy rainfall delays Lake Murray water-level drawdown

Lower Saluda River, downstream from the Lake Murray Dam. Significant rainfall during the last few months and other constraints on the lower Saluda River are delaying a water-level reduction of Lake Murray. The drawing down of the lake was scheduled to reach its targeted elevation in the 350- foot range by mid-December, but with so much rain the drawdown is…

Emergency sirens to sound Tuesday, SCE&G running tests

Sully Sullivan photo. SCE&G, a subsidiary of Dominion Energy, will be conducting two siren warning system tests Tuesday, at two separate Midlands locations. The first siren will be activated at noon along the Lower Saluda River as part of the Lake Murray Dam emergency action plan.  The sirens will be sounding for a full three minutes. Then at approximately 1…

Rep. Joe Wilson has faith Trump can negotiate end to shutdown

Wilson, with incoming District Director Alex Morris and outgoing District Director Butch Wallace.   U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson (SC- 2) said he believes in President Donald Trump when it comes to getting past the government shutdown. The partial shutdown went into effect Dec.22 after Congress failed to allocate $5 billion requested by the president for a wall along the US-Mexico…

Wildcats remain undefeated with win over Horizon Crocodiles

Thomas Grant photo. Bailey Harris has had plenty to smile about this season with his undefeated, sixth-ranked Lexington High School boys’ basketball team. The longtime head coach is overseeing the program’s best-ever start. The Wildcats extended their record to 16-0 Thursday, following an 82-54 win over over the Horizon Crocks, a traveling team out of Sydney, Australia. Mason Carver had…

Undefeated Lexington Wildcats to face Australian team

The Lexington High School basketball team after winning the Sandestin Beach Blast. Photo courtesy of LHS. Thursday night’s annual matchup at Wildcat Gymnasium with the Australian traveling team finds the Lexington High School boys’ basketball team on an unprecedented run. The sixth-ranked Wildcats enter the contest off to its best start in school history at 15-0. This past Monday, they…

Lexington Sheriff’s Department searching for missing woman UPDATE: located and safe

Ginger Grogan photo from LCSD. The Lexington Sheriff’s Department is working to locate Ginger Grogan. She was last seen about 5:45 a.m. last Thursday. No one has spoken with her since 12:45 p.m. on Thursday. Her family has reported her as missing, with no idea where she might be. Call @MidlandsCrime at 888-CRIME-SC with tips. UPDATE: Lexington County Pubic Information…

Lizard’s Thicket employees preparing to serve thousands on New Year’s Day

Photo provided by Lizard’s Thicket. Many people will be sleeping in New Year’s Day and enjoying a relaxing holiday away from work.  That will not be the case for Lizard’s Thicket employees, as they prepare for their busiest day of the year. Community Relations Manager Sarah Krisnow said New Year’s Day is by far the busiest day for all of…

Mother arrested after 5-month-old dies, Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies investigating

A mother has been arrested in connection to the death of her baby boy, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. Kaitlynn Busby, 23, is expected to be charged with homicide by child abuse, according to the LCSD. She will also face drug-related charges at a bond court appearance, Monday. The baby who was killed has been identified by Lexington…