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Southern Visions Real Estate brokers 56 acres for Sterling Bridge community

Mungo Co. photo. Southern Visions Real Estate broker Robby Wilkins and sales associate Gregory Wilkins recently closed the sale of 55.87 acres off Old Chapin Road in Lexington. The land was purchased for $1,060,820 and will be the final phase of the Sterling Bridge community by Mungo Homes. Southern Visions represented the sellers, The Bickley family, in the transaction Categories:…

Pedestrian fatally struck by vehicle on Augusta Road in Lexington, coroner identifies

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher identified the pedestrian who was killed Tuesday morning at approximately 5:10 a.m., after being struck by a motor vehicle. The incident occurred in the 2400 block of Augusta Highway in Lexington. According to Fisher, Dianne Sullivan Wells, 36, of Lexington, was crossing the roadway when she was struck by a motor vehicle. Wells was pronounced…

2 killed in wrong-way collision on I-26

Cayce Department of Public Safety photos of crash site. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a collision that killed two people Monday morning on I-26 close to I-77. According to the S.C. Highway Patrol,  a driver was traveling in the wrong direction and collided with a second vehicle on I-26 E at the 116 mile-marker in Lexington County. The…

Chapin man accused of possessing child pornography

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Dieter Karl Bartschat, 65, of Chapin, on 20 charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigators with the Attorney General’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, Homeland Security Investigations  and United States Secret Service, all also members…

Boys’ results from Auto-Owners Insurance basketball showcase

Thomas Grant photos. The inaugural Auto-Owners Insurance Showcase at Lexington High School Saturday promised five competitive games and even more All-Star talent. Those in attendance also received plenty of free basketball in two contests and the host boys’ team remained undefeated on the season: Lexington 59. Dreher 43 The undefeated Wildcats closed out the evening of games by improving to…

10th-ranked Lexington girls defeat third-ranked Dorman

Lexington-3 Show Caption Hide Caption Lexington-1 Show Caption Hide Caption Lexington-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Thomas Grant photos. Overcoming 26 turnovers and 1-19 shooting in a 1-point road victory four days ago against Airport was unacceptable for head coach Molly Goodrich. To avert a repeat of what she called a “horrible” performance Saturday at home against third-ranked, undefeated Dorman in…

Law enforcement implementing “Sober or Slammer” holiday campaign, beginning Saturday

South Carolina Highway Patrol photos. The Lexington Police Department announced their officers will be participating in the Sober or Slammer! holiday campaign, along with other law enforcement agencies statewide.  The campaign begins Saturday and includes officers conducting continued D.U.I. enforcement activities through the New Year holiday. According to the department, the traffic and patrol divisions will be focused on D.U.I….

Lexington High School to host first Auto-Owners Insurance basketball showcase

Cover photo by GoFlashWin. Lexington High boys’ basketball coach Bailey Harris has provided an early Christmas present for high school hoops’ fans. The inaugural Auto-Owners Insurance Showcase Saturday at Wildcat Gymnasium will feature five high-quality matchups involving ranked boys’ and girls’ teams. Even more special is the amount of star power coming into the Midlands. “If you look at the…

1 person killed in Wednesday night collision on I-26

One person was killed Wednesday night in Lexington County, in a collision on I-26 eastbound near the 104 Mile Marker, according to Lance Cpl. Matt Southern of the S.C. Highway Patrol. The accident happened around 9:45. Southern said a 1990 GMC pickup experienced mechanical problems and stopped on the interstate. A 2011 Ford Edge SUV, carrying three people, struck the…

4 accused of attempted murder in drug-related shooting

Tyler Bradley Show Caption Hide Caption Alexandra Kokolis Show Caption Hide Caption Isaiah Allen Show Caption Hide Caption Chris Felder Show Caption Hide Caption Bradley and Felder- LCSD photos. Three men and a woman are accused of shooting at four people inside a vehicle during a drug deal in a restaurant parking lot last month. Capt. Adam Myrick, of the…

Businesses being evacuated, lanes closed on Sunset Boulevard in response to gas leak

Lexington PD provided photo. The Lexington Police Department notified the public around 3 p.m. Tuesday that all lanes of Sunset Boulevard in Lexington are closed due to a natural gas leak.  The leak occurred near Old Cherokee Road. Officials are asking drivers to avoid the area if possible. Traffic is being detoured around the scene. Police reported that detours could…

Rain causing water to stand on roads in Lexington

The prolonged period of rain is causing water on roads. The Lexington Police Department is reporting that due to sustained rainfall, Harmon Street at Legion Hut and Corley Street at Harmon Street have standing water on them. Police ask that motorists drive carefully and be alert to water on the road. It may cause your vehicle to hydroplane and a…

Vehicle runs into building on South Lake Drive, DUI arrest made

Lexington PD photo. The Lexington Police Department notified the public of a collision that occurred on South Lake Drive/SC-6 around 10 p.m. Saturday. According to the department, the collision involved a vehicle driving into a structure at Railroad Avenue. Inbound traffic on South Lake Dr. was  detoured onto Railroad Avenue.  Outbound traffic on South Lake Dr. has been detoured onto…

West Columbia man caught in act of stealing kayak from Tractor Supply, according to police

John Rivenbark, booking photo. Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green announced the arrest of John William Rivenbark Jr.,46, of West Columbia, for an incident that occurred at Tractor Supply at 5589 Sunset Blvd. in Lexington. According to the announcement, officers were dispatched to an alarm at Tractor Supply Company Monday around 10:10 p.m. When the officer arrived on scene, he noticed…

Man arrested for allegedly exposing himself to female in Lexington parking lot

David Dale Becker-LPD provided photo. David Dale Becker, 39 of West Columbia, has been charged with indecent exposure for an incident that allegedly occurred in the Lexington Pavilion parking lot, in the 5100 block of Sunset Blvd. in Lexington. Nov. 24, at approximately 4:30 p.m., officers met with a victim who stated that while she was in her vehicle in…

Husband and wife arrested in Leesville drug seizure

Lexington County narcotics agents seized a large quantity of meth, marijuana from a married couple after executing a search warrant at a Leesville home last week. Nicholas Rattray, 34, and Kaitlin Rattray, 25, were arrested on multiple charges at the house Nov. 28, according to warrants. Nicholas Rattray is charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of weapon during a violent crime, possession…

Lexington 7-Eleven offering giveaways, gas for $1.79 during grand opening

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Third grade cross-country runners compete for national title

Lydia Kloke and Chethan Brahmapuram are third grade Lexington County cross-country runners with national championship aspirations. Kloke attends Holy Trinity Lutheran School in West Columbia, while Brahmapuram is a student at Midway Elementary. Both are members of the Lexington Youth Cross Country team, coached by Anna Owens under the sponsorship of the Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission. Kloke and…