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SCE&G is increasing flows into the Lower Saluda River

SCE&G is increasing flows into the Lower Saluda River to the Red Range in an effort to lower the lake level prior to arrival of Hurricane Florence. This will increase river levels on both the Lower Saluda and Congaree Rivers. This will also result in a drop in dissolved oxygen in the Lower Saluda River below state standards. SCE&G will…

Gov. McMaster implementing total lane reversal on 4 major roads, beginning Tuesday

Governor Henry McMaster announced Monday around 3 p.m., that there will be mandatory evacuations in eight different counties down the coast of the state, due to Hurricane Florence. Because of the evacuations, three highways and one interstate will have complete lane reversals, beginning Tuesday at noon. According to McMaster, the four roads with lane reversals will be: -I-26, from the…

All Richland, Lexington County schools to be closed, Tuesday

All Richland and Lexington County schools will be closed starting Tuesday, according to a Lexington County Twitter post. The cancellation is an order from S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster. Schools will be closed in the following counties: Aiken; Allendale; Bamberg; Beaufort; Barnwell; Berkeley; Calhoun; Charleston; Colleton; Clarendon; Darlington; Dillon; Dorchester; Florence; Georgetown; Hampton; Horry; Jasper; Lexington; Lee; Marion; Marlboro; Orangeburg; Richland;…

Lexington County advises pond owners to lower water

Old Mill Pond Lexington. County of Lexington emergency officials are monitoring the path of Hurricane Florence and advise that local pond and dam owners begin lowering water levels ahead of Hurricane Florence, which is anticipated to arrive at the state’s coast Thursday evening. Officials said that the storm is expected to bring heavy wind and rain to the Midlands area,…

Lexington County sex offender sentenced to 13 years

Steven E. Mays, Jr- Solicitor’s office photo. Steven E. Mays, Jr., 41, has pleaded guilty in Lexington County to Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor – second degree. Mays was sentenced to 13 years incarceration by Circuit Court Judge D. Craig Brown. This crime is classified under South Carolina law as a “no parole” offense. Eleventh Circuit Senior Assistant Solicitor…

High school football recap, by Tyler Cupp

GoFlashWin photos IRMO 28 BROOKLAND-CAYCE 14 After getting shut out by Dutch Fork a week prior, the Irmo Yellow Jackets bounced back with a win over B-C. What really jumped out to me in this game was Omarion Dolleson, who starts at receiver for Irmo, actually played some running back Friday. Kendrell Flowers is apparently still nursing an ankle sprain….

Coroner identifies man shot and killed in Lexington

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a fatal shooting. The shooting occurred at approximately 8 p.m., Friday in the 1100 block of Kenneth Drive in Lexington. According to Fisher, Mr. Edward Douglas Reaves, 26, of Lexington was pronounced dead at the scene due to an apparent gunshot wound to the upper body. The investigation by the…

Two suspects arrested in relation to car tamperings in Lexington Woodcreek neighborhood

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Northside Christian Academy to open new football field

Thomas Grant photos In three short years, Northside Christian Academy football has taken grand strides. The Crusaders played for a SCISA 8-man football title in just its second season. Now competing in 11-man football, they will embark upon another new chapter in its history with the first-ever home game on school grounds. The new football field is the centerpiece of…

High school football weekly preview, by Tyler Cupp

Sword & Saber trophy. Photos by GoFlashWin and Jack Crayne photography. SPRING VALLEY (1-1) vs RICHLAND NORTHEAST (1-1) One of the more underrated and long going rivalries in the Midlands, these two schools have met every year dating back to 1978. The last win for the Cavs in the series came when they won back to back meetings in 2010-2011….

Four teens arrested in connection to more than 50 Lexington car tampering and theft incidents

Kerrion Daquan Feagins.  Booking photos provided by LPD. Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green announced the arrests of four suspects who were involved in a series of auto tampering and theft from motor vehicle incidents which involved more than 50 unsecured vehicles within the town. The incidents occurred early Sunday morning, August 19. The items stolen included handguns, a hunting rifle,…

Retail center planned for Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia

Site of planned retail center- Terry Ward photo. New commercial property is coming. A retail center is being planned for 2875 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia. It’s the strip of property beside Freddy’s Steakburgers. Colliers International real estate group, in an email from broker Taylor Wolfe, stated that there will be a newly-constructed retail building consisting of 6,000 sq. ft. of…

The Side Deck gaming cafe opens its doors in Lexington

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Crash slows traffic in Lexington

The Lexington Police Department is reporting that a collision occurred  on West Main Street at Park Street, Tuesday afternoon, around 2:30. The collision had outbound traffic limited to a single lane of travel. Police were asking motorists to proceed with caution. Categories: Lexington, Lexington County

High school football recap, by Tyler Cupp

Lexington sophomore Cal Herndon. Photos by GoFlashWin and Jack Crayne Photography. LEXINGTON 21 GILBERT 14 The Wildcat defense is for real. On paper, this team has contained some really talented offenses the last three weeks. I am so impressed by what I have read and heard about Lexington. One had to think this Wildcat D would be tested against a…

Fire in Lexington County causes $300,000 in damages, 2 taken to hospital

Fire-1 Show Caption Hide Caption Fire-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Fire-3 Show Caption Hide Caption Fire Show Caption Hide Caption Several Lexington County agencies and the S.C. Forestry Commission responded to the 400 block Truex Road in Lexington County, Saturday, in reference to a commercial fire. A civilian and a firefighter were transported to the hospital for heat exhaustion. Both…

Lexington outlasts Gilbert in first-ever meeting

Thomas Grant photos The environment prevalent throughout Wildcat Stadium for Friday’s first-ever football meeting between Lexington and Gilbert rivaled that of a playoff game. A sea of red on the visitor’s side was matched on the homestands by blue and gold. Both teams entered the contest undefeated and seeking to draw first blood in a new in-county rival. In the…

2 bystanders hit by gun fire, deputies investigate

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting incident off Riverbend Drive. Deputies responded to a reported shooting around 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Details are limited at this time as detectives work to gather information. Following a dispute, an unidentified person opened fire, hitting two bystanders who were unrelated to the incident. The two victims are being treated for non-life…

Developer shares details of West Columbia’s proposed Savage Craft Ale Works complex

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Family ties strong in first-ever Lexington/Gilbert meeting

Lexington running back Akeem Nicholas with the carry against Dreher. GoFlashWin photo Friday’s first-ever football meeting between Lexington and Gilbert will have a “family reunion” atmosphere. The close proximity of the two communities has created lifelong connections for the head coaches of the respective schools: – Lexington head football coach Perry Woolbright’s father, Marty, coached 11 seasons with the Indians….

High school football week 2 preview, by Tyler Cupp

Photos by GoFlashWin and Jack Crayne photography. CHAPIN AT LUGOFF-ELGIN Last meeting: Chapin won 24-21 in 2009. Eagles lead the all-time series 14-4 Two young teams battle it out trying to find their footing. Both LE and Chapin have young, but talented offensive lines. The Demons are looking for more positive plays on both sides of the ball after falling…

Truck fire causes closing of I-20 eastbound lane in Lexington County

Lexington County officials are reporting a tractor-trailer fire on I-20 eastbound. It’s near the Augusta Highway Exit. I-20 Eastbound is shut down, according to the report that was issued about 10:05 a.m. Authorities said be on the look out for emergency responders heading toward area. There are no Injuries reported. Lexington County photo.  Categories: Cayce, Lexington, Lexington County, West Columbia

SCE&G schedules October drawdown of Lake Murray

Lake Murray- Karamie Sullivan photo. A drawdown of Lake Murray is scheduled to begin in October to control aquatic weeds and water quality. Lowering of the lake will continue until it reaches an elevation target in the 350-foot range by mid-December, remaining at that elevation until approximately the end of January 2019. SCE&G is planning the drawdown in consultation with…