Lexington

Man get 7 years for felony DUI involving death on I-20

A photo of the victim Wyatt Duval, age 21. Photo contributed. Marshall Brandon McFarland, a 37-year-old Lexington County man, pleaded guilty Tuesday to Felony Driving Under the Influence, Death Results. McFarland was sentenced to seven years in prison by Circuit Court Judge Eugene C. Griffith, Jr. It is a “no parole” offense. Over Labor Day weekend on Sept. 2, 2017,…

Coroner identifies victim of Monday shooting

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a homicide. It occurred in the 300 block of Sandspur Road in Pelion at approximately 5:40 p.m., Monday. According to Fisher, Mr. Aaron Matthew Peterson, 38, of Pelion suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene.  Two additional individuals were transported to area hospitals with…

Monday storms bring down some trees

The storms that blew through Monday were brief, but there was some damage from them. Lexington County officials said the severe weather, and its winds and rain, brought some trees. The downed tree in the photo from Lexington County, is in the 100 block of Secret Cove Drive. County officials said no injuries were reported from this incident. Categories: Lexington,…

1 dead, 2 injured in Lexington County shooting

Scene of the shooting- LCSD photo. One person is dead and two were transported for medical treatment after a shooting in Lexington County. One of the shooting victims has “significant injuries,” and the other has “a minor injury,” according to a Lexington County Sheriff’s Department report. The shooting took place in the 300 block of Sand Spur Road near Pelion, according…

Lexington County man arrested on child pornography charge

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced Monday, the arrest of Edwin Bryan Steading, 52, of Lexington. He was arrested on one charge 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 arrest. Investigators with the Attorney General’s Office, also a member of the state’s…

Lexington Recreation Commission day camp offers summer fun for kids

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2 arrested by LCSD in connection to fatal shooting

Robin Cunningham (left) of West Columbia and Morgan Carr of Lexington were arrested Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, and charged in connection to the fatal shooting of Robert All. Cunningham, 24, is charged with armed robbery and criminal conspiracy. He’s being held in the Lexington County Detention Center after a judge denied him bond. Carr, 26, is charged with obstruction of…

West Columbia’s Brookland, a first-class development, ready for first residents

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Woman charged with felony DUI

Lauren M. Dangerfield, 31, was charged with felony DUI resulting in death, possession of a controlled substance and driving under suspension. The charges, according to Lance Cpl. David Jones, S.C. Highway Patrol, stem from an incident that occurred last Friday and took the life of 45-year-old Brian Patrick Orazen, of Lexington. Orazen was identified as the victim of a crash…

West Columbia offers new incentives to recruit of police officers 

The West Columbia Police Department has created a recruitment program to meet the growing need for qualified applicants. The new program includes increased starting salaries for police officers and ways to remain competitive throughout an officer’s career with additional promotion opportunities and other incentives to retain trained officers. “The applicant pool for the profession of police officer has dwindled over…

Coroner releases name of driver whose vehicle overturned into pond

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died following a single motor vehicle accident that occurred in the 700 block of Park Road in Lexington. The accident occurred Sunday around 6:20 p.m. According to Fisher, Mr. Michael Lynn Martin, 56, of Ridge Spring was pronounced dead at the scene. Martin was traveling west, and left the right…

Some lanes on I-26 in West Columbia to be closed overnight, Monday-through-Wednesday

I-26 Exit, West Columbia- File Photo. Lanes along portions of I-26 in West Columbia will be closed from 7 p.m.-5 a.m. daily, July 16-July 19, as SCE&G contract crews perform overhead electric line work across the road. To reduce the impact on traffic, the work will take place during overnight hours in coordination with the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Work…

Lexington County Fire Services work blaze

Allenbrooke Way in Lexington was shut down due to a residential structure fire Monday morning. The garage fire occurred around at 8:30 a.m. in the 200 block of Allenbrooke Way. Lexington County Fire Services and Lexington County EMS were on the scene. There was visible smoke and fire upon arrival of emergency units. It took firefighters 15 minutes to bring…

Coroner identifies man killed in Friday morning crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a vehicle collision.  It occurred in the 1500 block of Nazareth Road shortly after 7 a.m., Friday. According to Fisher, Mr. Brian Patrick Orazen, 45, of Lexington was pronounced dead at the scene due to multiple traumatic injuries. Orazen was traveling on Nazareth Road when…

Man being sought in connection to homicide

Charlie Don Robinson III, known as Corey – LCSD photo. Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigators have obtained an arrest warrant for Charlie Don Robinson III, known as Corey. The LCSD said Robinson will be charged with murder in the shooting death of Robert William All Jr. on Toole Smith Road Wednesday night. Categories: Crime, Lexington, Lexington County, Swansea

Coroner identifies 22-year-old killed in shooting

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a homicide that occurred shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday. The incident took place in the 100 block of Toole Smith Road in Swansea. According to Fisher, Mr. Robert William All, Jr., 22, was discovered after having sustained multiple gunshot wounds. All was transported to an area hospital where he was…

Lexington, Camden go to game 5 in American Legion playoffs

Lexington Post 7– Thomas Brant Jr. photo. By Thomas Grant Jr.  The rosters of Lexington Post 7 consists of players from Region 5-5A champion Lexington and two-time Class 5A Lower State champion River Bluff. Nicknamed the SEC West of South Carolina high school baseball, the region was renowned for its nightly batles and resilient teams. That resiliency came through Thursday…

Former Swansea Coach Gregory Wright asks Board for reinstatement   

Wright hugs a supporter at meeting-Thomas Grant photo. By Thomas Grant Jr. Gregory Wright made his case for reinstatement as Swansea High School head football coach and athletics director to the Lexington County School District 4 board Thursday night. In attendance were over 30 citizens from the Swansea community, including players who want to see Wright back on the sidelines….

Ex-Swansea head football coach to meet with District 4 board Thursday

Gregory Wright-Thomas Grant Jr. By Thomas Grant Jr.  Embattled former Swansea head football coach Gregory Wright could learn his future status in the coming days. He’s scheduled to meet with Lexington School District 4 board members during their Thursday meeting in Gaston. Wright’s attorney, J. Lewis Cromer, said Tuesday his client will express his grievances during executive session with the board….