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2 dead after pursuit in Lexington County

LCSD photo of the crash scene. Two people are dead after a chase ended in a crash on Charleston Highway. Before noon Monday, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department said deputies were in pursuit of a car that was reported as stolen. The car eventually crashed into a commercial delivery vehicle on Charleston Highway in front of the SC State Farmers…

High school football recap, by Tyler Cupp

Photos GoFlashWin IRMO 42 LUGOFF-ELGIN 22 The Demons finally played four full quarters on offense, but Irmo was just too fast and talented for LE. It was a real treat to see Wake Forest commit Kendrell Flowers in person. I have written about him all season and finally got to see the stud tailback up close. He was every bit…

Man charged in West Columbia bank robbery

Leland L. Beatty – LCSD photo. A man has been charged in connection to a West Columbia bank robbery Friday afternoon. Leland L. Beatty, 33, has been charged with entering a bank with intent to steal, according to arrest warrants. “Shortly after the robbery, a photo of the suspect was circulated on social media and we received a tip,” Lexington…

Dutch Fork defeats Lexington, win streak extended

Thomas Grant Jr. photo. The winning streaks continued Friday for Dutch Fork football. The Silver Foxes defeated Lexington 51-7 for their 19th consecutive win both overall and in region play. It was also the 16th straight road victory for the undefeated, 2-time defending Class 5A champions. Quarterback Tyler Olenchuk threw three touchdowns and accounted for 348 of Dutch Fork’s 635…

Crews in Lexington, West Columbia and Lexington County respond to storm

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High school football weekly preview, by Tyler Cupp

WESTWOOD (4-2, 0-2) AT RIDGE VIEW (4-2, 1-1) Series record: 3-3. Ridge View has won the last 2 meetings. It goes without saying that this is an absolute must win for the Redhawks here. After starting the season 4-0 and jumping on everyone’s radar, the Redhawks have faced tough back to back losses in South Pointe and York. Ridge View…

Lexington defeats River Bluff to clinch second straight Region 5-5A title

Thomas Grant photos. It was another raucous atmosphere Wednesday for the latest volleyball matchup between Lexington and River Bluff. The scene shifted to “The Swamp” where students wore pink colors as part of Women’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Meanwhile, fans and students from Lexington countered the “Pink Out” with a “Black Out”. Many Lady Wildcat supporters filled the visiting stands…

4 Lexington County school districts cancel classes for Thursday

Lexington County School District One is canceling school tomorrow, Thursday, for all students and staff in all attendance areas. The safety of our students and staff drive our decision. Forecasters predict that Hurricane Michael will bring high wind gusts to our area on Thursday. School buses should not operate when sustained winds are at 30 miles per hour or greater…

Firefighters respond to forklift fire at workplace in Lexington

LCFS responding to call Show Caption Hide Caption forklift fire Show Caption Hide Caption County of Lexington photos. The County of Lexington reported that Lexington County Fire Services responded to a call on the 100 block of Glassmaster Road in Lexington around 10 a.m. Firefighters extinguished a forklift fire.  According to county officials, all employees were successfully evacuated from the…

North Carolina man charged in July fatal shooting, near Pelion

Bradley Wayne Walker Multiple charges have been filed against a North Carolina man in connection to a shooting near Pelion that left one man dead and three others injured in July. Bradley Wayne Walker, 26, is charged with murder, possessing a weapon during a violent crime and three counts of attempted murder, according to arrest warrants. “Based on eyewitness interviews…

Coroner identifies Lexington man who died in multi-vehicle collision on I-20

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a collision involving multiple vehicles Sunday around 8 p.m. The incident occurred near mile marker 59 of Interstate 20 Eastbound. According to Fisher, Jared Whitman Campbell, 27, of Lexington, was pronounced dead at the scene due to multiple traumatic injuries. An investigation by the South…

Lexington and Richland county Fall Clean Up Recycling Day is Oct. 20

Lexington and Richland county residents will have the opportunity to participate in a Fall Clean Up Recycling Day at Irmo High School on Saturday Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents are going to be able to bring electronics, paper to be shred, scrap metal, hazardous household waste and pesticides! For more in formation regarding the event, go…

Pedestrian killed on I-20 in Lexington County – Motorcycle fatality at I-77 on-ramp in Richland County

A pedestrian died on I-20 Sunday after being hit by two cars. The incident involved two collisions that happened close to mile marker 59 on I-20 East, according to Lance Cpl. Matt Southern of the S.C. Highway Patrol. The first collision took place in the westbound lanes. It involved a Honda Accord and a pickup truck. The two vehicles were…

High school football recap, by Tyler Cupp

Lugoff Elgin’s Alex Bowers. Photos GoFlashWin SPRING VALLEY 34 LUGOFF-ELGIN 6 In what was a four point deficit at halftime, the Vikings scored 24 points in the second half, with three touchdowns in the third quarter and picked up their first region win. Vikings had 248 yards rushing on the night. They also got some turnovers including an interception from…

3 arrested in Lexington County on child pornography and related charges

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced, Thursday, the arrest of Robert Wilden Geiger (age 34) of Pelion, Taz Michael Johnson (age 22) of Swansea, and Katherine  Louise Chatten (age 19) of Lexington, on nine charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators, with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, made the…

High school football weekly preview, by Tyler Cupp

GoFlashWin photos DUTCH FORK (5-0, 1-0) AT RIVER BLUFF (5-0) A lot of folks are deeming this the game of the week. Two undefeated teams clashing on the campus River Bluff high school for Homecoming. I talk about it every week. The Silver Foxes are just too good. Everyone knows this by now. It’s just a matter of how many…

Collision involving multiple vehicles in Lexington

A collision involving multiple vehicles occurred in the 600 block of Columbia Avenue, in Lexington. The Lexington  Police Department reported around 3:30 p.m. that both eastbound lanes blocked. Traffic is traveling around the collision scene in the median. Police are asking motorists to proceed with caution or consider an alternate route. (LPD photo.)  Categories: Lexington, Lexington County

Pine Ridge appoints Frankie Neeley as interim police chief

The Town of Pine Ridge has announced that Officer Frankie L. Neeley has been appointed interim police chief of the Pine Ridge Police Department. Neeley is a military veteran who has served in United States Marine Corps and the U.S. Army for approximately 27 years. He has over 22 years of law enforcement experience in the Lexington County area having…

Brookland-Cayce “Class of 1931” box to be opened Oct. 11

Thomas Hamilton looks at X-ray images of the box. Show Caption Hide Caption The Class of 1931 brick outside the school auditorium. Show Caption Hide Caption The box, found behind a “Class of 1931” brick.  Show Caption Hide Caption Lexington Two photos. By Dawn Kujawa – Lexington School District Two It has the makings of a great mystery novel. Crews…

67-year-old Chapin man sentenced for methamphetamine trafficking

Thomas Sutton Ray Thomas Sutton Ray, a 67-year-old Chapin man, was sentenced this week in Lexington County General Sessions Court to eight years for two counts of Trafficking Methamphetamine, Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime, and Criminal Conspiracy. The sentence was handed down by Circuit Court Judge Eugene C. Griffith, Jr.Trafficking methamphetamine is classified under…

High school football weekly review, by Tyler Cupp

GoFlashWin photos DUTCH FORK 70 CHAPIN 7 Ty Olenchuck throws four touchdown passes and the Silver Foxes roll over the Eagles. Tom Knotts told media in postgame how proud he was of his defense saying that his first team unit has only given up one score all year. That’s pretty remarkable in high school football. On social media Friday, the…

Business climate getting better in West Columbia

Vaughan Dozier Business was better in West Columbia in the 2017-18 fiscal year. Vaughan Dozier, an active member of the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber, is a regional manager for Lexington-based First Community Bank. His territory includes West Columbia and he said fiscal year 2017-18, was a good year. Dozier said local businesses “have done a good job,” and it’s showing…

Lexington defeats White Knoll at homecoming game

Lexington quarterback Cal Herndon rushed for 103 yards and 2 touchdowns and threw for 132 yards and 2 touchdowns, both to Elliott Herndon. Thomas Grant photos A four-game winning streak and celebrating “Homecoming” had White Knoll in high spirits Friday night in the Wolf’s Den. Sophomore quarterback Cal Herndon and a Lexington team determined to snap a two-game skid were…

UPDATED – family of deceased veteran located

1/2James-1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2James Show Caption Hide Caption From Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher: “Thank you for all of the helpful information that was shared with us. Family has been located!!! Your assistance is greatly appreciated as always! We are hoping that family will and are able to step forward to claim our Veteran but in the event…