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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…

Woman transported to hospital after shooting incident in Lexington

Lexington County deputies are investigating a shooting incident that took place Sunday morning in the 200 block of Whiteford Way, in Lexington. According to the department, a woman was transported to the hospital early Sunday morning with a gunshot wound. Her medical team told law enforcement that the wound is not life-threatening. There have been no arrests or charges filed…

Vehicle falls over retaining wall, lands in Lexington resident’s back yard

LPD provided photos. The Lexington Police Department reported that a vehicle collision occurred in the area of Hobby Lobby and Hope Ferry Plantation neighborhood around 10 p.m. Saturday night. According to the department, a vehicle had a possible mechanical malfunction and drove through parking lot fencing, over a retaining wall, landing in a resident’s back yard on Spruce Glen Road….

Collision reported on Sunset Boulevard in Lexington

The Lexington Police Department notified the public of a collision at the 5500 block of Sunset Blvd./US-378 near Walmart. The incident occurred around 6 p.m. Saturday evening. Officers have diverted inbound traffic into one single lane around the scene. LPD asks drivers to proceed with caution or avoid the area if possible. Categories: Lexington, Lexington County

West Columbia restaurants offer New Year’s Eve dining at its finest

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Columbia Metro Senior Bowl recap, by Tyler Cupp

From Columbia Metro Bowl Twitter account. History was made Saturday afternoon as the first ever Columbia Metro Senior Bowl was played at Irmo High School. The East squad took down the West 22-16. A trick play for a touchdown and two Alex Herrera (Spring Valley) field goals highlighted the win for the East. Coach of the East, Demetrius Davis, was…

Lexington County deputies involved in shooting, suspect taken to hospital, says Sheriff Jay Koon

Photos from Lexington County Sheriff’s Department video. Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon notified the public around 4:15 a.m. Saturday morning of an officer-involved shooting that occurred around 10:45 Friday night on Founders Road at Founders Boulevard in Lexington. According to Koon, deputies responded in reference to a suicidal subject. “Prior to our deputies arriving on scene, we were informed that…

Lexington lady Wildcats win ninth in a row

Lady Wildcats 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Lady Wildcats 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Lady Wildcats 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Thomas Grant photos. For the second time in five days, the seventh-ranked Lexington girls’ basketball team bested a ranked opponent at home. The 61-39 win over Class 4A 10th-ranked Dreher was the Lady Wildcats’ ninth straight victory. It came…

Lexington teams sweep Irmo

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Lexington School District 1 buys land for Gilbert elementary school

Lexington 1 photo. The Lexington County School District 1 Board of Trustees approved the purchase property in Gilbert for $125,000, Tuesday. The 0.84 acre property, at 4169 Augusta Highway, is adjacent to the site the district purchased in September of 2017, where it plans to build a new elementary school. Mary Beth Hill, District 1 spokeswoman, said the site is…

Inaugural Columbia Metro Bowl set for Saturday

The high school football season officially wraps up this weekend in the Midlands. The first-ever Columbia Metro Bowl featuring All-Star players from 38 Midlands schools will be at Irmo High School’s W.C. Hawkins Stadium Saturday. The brainchild of Ridge View’s head coach Perry Parks, the game will pit a West team of schools in Lexington-Richland District Five, Lexington and Newberry…