Lexington

Lexington County Coroner looking for families of the deceased to return personal property

Coroner Margaret Fisher- LCCO photo. Letter from the Lexington County Coroner’s Office  The Lexington County Coroner’s Office is looking for families of deceased persons who have personal effects and/or property at the Coroner’s Office that has not been claimed and returned. The death of a family member or close friend is one of the most traumatic events that an individual can…

“Smart” cameras installed in Midlands neighborhoods, records vehicles’ license plates

Flock Safety 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Flock camera footage example Show Caption Hide Caption Flock Safety 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Flock Safety neighborhood surveillance sign Show Caption Hide Caption Flock night footage example Show Caption Hide Caption Cameras are installed on 8 to 14 ft. poles. Flock Safety photos used with permission. There’s a new type of security…

Week 1 recap, by Tyler Cupp

GoFlashWin photos. DUTCH FORK-63 SPRING VALLEY-0 The Silver Foxes are for real. An absolute statement was made Friday in Ballentine. In case their was any doubt, the two-time defending 5A state champions slaughtered the Vikings Friday. Spring Valley is not a bad football team but this might just be proof of how good Dutch Fork is compared to the rest…

Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies investigating fatal shooting

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a fatal shooting that happened in West Columbia Friday night. Deputies responded to a reported shooting in the 100 block of Riverbend Drive around 11 p.m. When deputies arrived at the scene, they found one gunshot victim who later died from his injuries. That victim has been identified as 27-year-old Corey Jamison, according…

Midlands students and teachers head back to school (photo gallery)

Eli Doss, Chapin Elementary kindergartner Show Caption Hide Caption Catawba Trail Elementary staff with Principal Jennifer Gillespie Show Caption Hide Caption Addie Porter, Lexington High ninth grader Show Caption Hide Caption Riley Hayes, Lake Carolina fourth grader Show Caption Hide Caption Cameron Lee, Saxe Gotha Elementary Show Caption Hide Caption Gabriel, Lexington Elementary kindergartner Show Caption Hide Caption Lake Murray…

Restaurant owner charged with tax offenses

Jackson’s A West Columbia restaurant that usually has lines waiting to get in, was closed Friday. And there is a reason. Jeremy Chavis, the owner of Jackson’s Southern Kitchen on Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia, has been charged with four counts of tax evasion. He was arrested Friday, according to a S.C Department of Revenue release. The accusation is related…

Tribute for Trees – big event to beautify West Columbia is Sept. 18

Author Robin H. Jackson, Joe Pinner, Melissa Sprouse-Browne at the Trees Tribute 2017. It’s one of the biggest nights of the year for the West Columbia Beautification Foundation. The Fourth Annual Tribute for Trees is Tuesday, Sept.18, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. It’s in the New Brookland Room of the West Columbia City Hall, 1200 N. 12th St. A…

Lexington Police conducting Public Safety Checkpoints, Friday

The Lexington Police Department will be conducting a Public Safety Checkpoint, Friday, according to Lexington Police Chief Terrance Green. Officers will be conducting the Public Safety Checkpoint in response to collision incidents, Citizen Traffic Complaints, and previous enforcement in this area focused on speeding and unsafe driving practices. Officers will be checking driver’s licenses, vehicle registration, and insurance requirements. The…

Rivalries highlight week 1 preview, by Tyler Cupp

Small town and cross county rivals headline our previews this week. From across the river, highway, or county, these schools are playing for a whole community. Bragging rights are on the line this Friday. Justin Gentry is entering his ninth season for the Chapin Eagles. He has won 57 games, so far, during his time as coach. GoFlashWin photos. Chapin…

Lady Wildcats set goals beyond region title

LHS players starting from left – Cameron Beckum (12), Mackenzie Carver (17), Rae Stackley (15), Camdyn Ross (holding ball), Maggie Salley (8), Natalie Maltry (white jersey), Janie Mosier (9) and Hannah Hammett (4). Photo courtesy of lexingtonwildcats.com By Thomas Grant Jr. A year after winning 30 games, claiming the Region 5-5A title and coming within a victory of reaching the…

Lexington County man charged in connection to accidental shooting incident at car dealership

LCSD photo from scene of shooting.  A Gaston man faces a child neglect charge after an underage member of his family accidentally shot another minor inside a vehicle at a car dealership. Claude William Pound, 65, is charged with unlawful conduct toward a child, according to an arrest warrant. “We’re at a point in our investigation where detectives have determined…

Lexington Police seek identity of man in alleged assault of female at Target store

1/3Target Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Target-molest Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3Suspect’s car Show Caption Hide Caption Suspect – LPD image.  The Lexington Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a male subject who was allegedly involved in an assault incident at Target. The store is at 5119 Sunset Blvd. in Lexington. On the afternoon of Friday, Aug. 10,…

Lexington man convicted of sexual assault of a minor after 24 minutes of jury deliberation

Edward Davis A Lexington County jury convicted Edward Davis, Sr., 60, of criminal sexual conduct with a minor – third degree, Wednesday. The case involved a child under the age of 16. The trial began on Monday, and concluded Wednesday morning, according to a release from the office of Eleventh Circuit Solicitor Rick Hubbard. The jury deliberated for 24 minutes prior…

Five males arrested in connection to Lexington car break-ins

Walker, Thomas, Moore-Holley, and Bailey (from left to right). Photos provided by Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center). Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green announced the arrest of four males and one juvenile male who were involed in two vehicle thefts, and several thefts from motor vehicle cases last month. According to the department, multiple vehicles were broken into within the Reserve…

Deputies investigate stabbing incident

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is  investigating a stabbing incident. It occurred in the 1300 block of Swansea Road. According to a LCSD report, a victim was transported with what is described as non-life threatening injuries. Investigators are working to locate the suspect they have IDed. The LCSD said it is an isolated incident that started as a dispute between…

Ex-Lady Wildcats return to Midlands to face Gamecocks

Megan Classer (right). Thomas Grant photos. By Thomas Grant Jr. Megan Classer and Mary Katherine Waters played for a second and final S.C. High School League title three months ago. The two former S.C. Coaches Association of Women’s Sports Players of the Year were back in the Midlands Sunday as College of Charleston freshmen. The Lexington High duo, along with…

Lexington 1 schools start Tuesday under “School Zone Traffic Safety Plan”

LPD image. With Lexington County School District One beginning the academic year on Tuesday, Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green is reminding the community that School Resource Officers and Community Action Team officers will be working together on the “School Zone Traffic Safety Plan” to assist with traffic issues that may arise during morning drop offs and afternoon pickups at all…

Police investigate car break-in spree in Lexington

breakin-in-2 Show Caption Hide Caption break-in Show Caption Hide Caption Lexington Police officers responded to more than 50  calls, Sunday, related to vehicles that were either tampered with overnight, or had items of value stolen from them. According to Lexington Police, there were six areas that were impacted by the incidents: Coventry, Mallard Lakes, Gibson Forest East, Willowbrook, Westbrook, and…

Sound equipment, supplies stolen from West Columbia church

Suspected theft vehicle. LCSD images. Release from Lexington County Sheriff’s Department Sunday worship services at 12 Springs Community Church typically sound like other Lexington County houses of worship.But where there were once amps, drums, sound boards, basses, tables and chairs…this week, there was almost nothing left. “I really don’t know how to say it better than this, but all of our…

Accidental shooting reported at car dealership

An investigation, by the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, is underway into what appears to be an accidental shooting in a parking lot at at Jim Hudson Ford, in Lexington. One person has been transported for medical treatment. The scene in front of the dealership service center will be active for quite some time. LCSD photo.  Categories: Lexington, Lexington County

Palmetto Outdoor Center optimizes eco-tourism

Kayaking-the-river Show Caption Hide Caption Palmetto-Outdoor Show Caption Hide Caption Michael Mayo, Palmetto Outdoor Show Caption Hide Caption Palmetto Outdoor tubers Show Caption Hide Caption Tubing the Congaree Show Caption Hide Caption Palmetto Outdoor Center photos. Palmetto Outdoor Center is one of the most-successful examples of eco-tourism in South Carolina. Hundreds who want to get into nature, rush to the…