Lexington

Woman charged with felony DUI

Lauren M. Dangerfield, 31, was charged with felony DUI resulting in death, possession of a controlled substance and driving under suspension. The charges, according to Lance Cpl. David Jones, S.C. Highway Patrol, stem from an incident that occurred last Friday and took the life of 45-year-old Brian Patrick Orazen, of Lexington. Orazen was identified as the victim of a crash…

West Columbia offers new incentives to recruit of police officers 

The West Columbia Police Department has created a recruitment program to meet the growing need for qualified applicants. The new program includes increased starting salaries for police officers and ways to remain competitive throughout an officer’s career with additional promotion opportunities and other incentives to retain trained officers. “The applicant pool for the profession of police officer has dwindled over…

Coroner releases name of driver whose vehicle overturned into pond

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died following a single motor vehicle accident that occurred in the 700 block of Park Road in Lexington. The accident occurred Sunday around 6:20 p.m. According to Fisher, Mr. Michael Lynn Martin, 56, of Ridge Spring was pronounced dead at the scene. Martin was traveling west, and left the right…

Some lanes on I-26 in West Columbia to be closed overnight, Monday-through-Wednesday

I-26 Exit, West Columbia- File Photo. Lanes along portions of I-26 in West Columbia will be closed from 7 p.m.-5 a.m. daily, July 16-July 19, as SCE&G contract crews perform overhead electric line work across the road. To reduce the impact on traffic, the work will take place during overnight hours in coordination with the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Work…

Lexington County Fire Services work blaze

Allenbrooke Way in Lexington was shut down due to a residential structure fire Monday morning. The garage fire occurred around at 8:30 a.m. in the 200 block of Allenbrooke Way. Lexington County Fire Services and Lexington County EMS were on the scene. There was visible smoke and fire upon arrival of emergency units. It took firefighters 15 minutes to bring…

Coroner identifies man killed in Friday morning crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a vehicle collision.  It occurred in the 1500 block of Nazareth Road shortly after 7 a.m., Friday. According to Fisher, Mr. Brian Patrick Orazen, 45, of Lexington was pronounced dead at the scene due to multiple traumatic injuries. Orazen was traveling on Nazareth Road when…

Coroner identifies 22-year-old killed in shooting

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a homicide that occurred shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday. The incident took place in the 100 block of Toole Smith Road in Swansea. According to Fisher, Mr. Robert William All, Jr., 22, was discovered after having sustained multiple gunshot wounds. All was transported to an area hospital where he was…

Lexington, Camden go to game 5 in American Legion playoffs

Lexington Post 7– Thomas Brant Jr. photo. By Thomas Grant Jr.  The rosters of Lexington Post 7 consists of players from Region 5-5A champion Lexington and two-time Class 5A Lower State champion River Bluff. Nicknamed the SEC West of South Carolina high school baseball, the region was renowned for its nightly batles and resilient teams. That resiliency came through Thursday…

Former Swansea Coach Gregory Wright asks Board for reinstatement   

Wright hugs a supporter at meeting-Thomas Grant photo. By Thomas Grant Jr. Gregory Wright made his case for reinstatement as Swansea High School head football coach and athletics director to the Lexington County School District 4 board Thursday night. In attendance were over 30 citizens from the Swansea community, including players who want to see Wright back on the sidelines….

Ex-Swansea head football coach to meet with District 4 board Thursday

Gregory Wright-Thomas Grant Jr. By Thomas Grant Jr.  Embattled former Swansea head football coach Gregory Wright could learn his future status in the coming days. He’s scheduled to meet with Lexington School District 4 board members during their Thursday meeting in Gaston. Wright’s attorney, J. Lewis Cromer, said Tuesday his client will express his grievances during executive session with the board….

Businesses highlighted at Lexpo Wednesday

1/5Lexpo-1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5Lexpo-22 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5Lexpo-4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5Lexpo Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5Lexpo-31 Show Caption Hide Caption Kirk Litton, Renee Lowder, Chris Turner of Midlands Media Group at the Lexpo. Marie Stover photos.  More than 100 local businesses were on-site Wednesday to network and display their wares. The Greater Lexington Chamber and…

UPDATED – Coroner IDs victim, Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigating death

The Lexington County Sheriff Department has initiated a death investigation. The LCSD reported a call of shots fired at a residence in the 600 block of Woodtrail Drive, Gaston. The call came in around 4 a.m. Detectives were conducting interviews on scene in the early morning. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim as Mr. Norman Cherry, Jr.,…

Lexington County men arrested on child pornography charges

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Sean Michael Fox, 18, and Jeremy Alan Walker, 21, of West Columbia, on two charges connected to the exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office made the arrests. Investigators with the Attorney General’s Office, also a member of the…

West Columbia “murder and mystery” walking tour scheduled for July 27

J.R. Fennell addressing West Columbia City Council There’s a lot of history on the streets of West Columbia. And there will be a State Street Historic Tour conducted by J.R. Fennell, director of the Lexington County Museum. The tour is scheduled for 8 p.m. July 27. beginning at the Amphitheater on the West Columbia Riverwalk. The walking will include State…

Glen Conwell “ecstatic to win” Lexington County Council seat, ready to work

Glen Conwell Glen Conwell accomplished an improbable feat on June 12. The former Lexington Two School Board member won a three-way primary for the District 8 Lexington County Council seat. He defeated incumbent Ned Tolar and challenger Chuck Crouch on the first ballot. To win, Conwell had to get more than 50 percent of the vote. He is a Republican,…

Wednesday’s Lexpo welcoming more than 100 local businesses

Lexpo-3 Show Caption Hide Caption Lexpo-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Lexpo-1 Show Caption Hide Caption Lexpo-Logo- Show Caption Hide Caption 2017 Business Lexpo. Photos provided. There will be more than 100 local businesses gathered together Wednesday to connect with each other along with people in the area. The Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center will soon be hosting their annual…

All-Star Show begins at Lexington County Baseball Stadium

Corey Miller. Photos by Thomas Grant Jr. By Thomas Grant Jr.  The 20th annual Coastal Plain League All-Star Show began Sunday with “Fan Fest” at Lexington County Baseball Stadium. Nearly 500 fans took part in the 3-and-a-half-hour event which featured skills contests involving the National and American League teams. The two All-Star squads participated in bunting, hitting and pitching contests…

Lexington man arrested after allegedly exposing himself to 13-year-old in library

Alex Trujillo. Lexington PD photo. Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green announced Friday the arrest of Alex David Trujillo, 25, of Lexington.  The arrest was due to an incident that occurred at the Lexington County Public Library at 5440 Augusta Road, earlier this week. According to the Lexington P.D., around 5:30 p.m. last Monday, while standing in the book case aisle,…