Lexington County

New Chapin business to offer sweets, sandwiches in historic building

The soon-to-be S&S Destination. Karamie Sullivan photos. Chapin residents may have noticed recent changes to the small structure on the corner of Chapin Road and Old Lexington Highway. The brick building has remained unused since it was Trucky’s Wheels years ago, but recent renovations have been taking place. Local resident Jaime Bohnke purchased the building six years ago, and said…

Cafeteria contractor accused of having loaded gun, drugs on school property

Tevin Trapp. Booking photo provided by LCSD. The Lexington Sheriff’s Department announced the arrest of a contract employee with Gray Collegiate Academy’s food service vendor. Tevin Trapp, 25, is accused of having marijuana and a gun on school property. He is charged with simple possession of marijuana and carrying a weapon on school grounds, according to arrest warrants. “While patrolling…

“The Cupid Crew” surprises senior residents with Valentine’s roses

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New family entertainment center to open in Irmo

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3 Lexington 2 schools in Cayce dismiss students, due to broken water line

Cayce Elementary School Three Lexington Two schools are dismissing students Tuesday morning, after a secondary road key for transportation near the schools was compromised due to a broken water main. Cayce Elementary, Busbee Creative Arts Academy and the Lexington Two Innovation Center — all along Bulldog Boulevard, off the 12th Street Extension in Cayce — are dismissing students. High schoolers…

Cayce Department of Public Safety responds to vehicle fire

The Cayce Department of Public Safety was on the scene of a commercial vehicle fire at Fish Hatchery Road and Cemetery Lane, Monday. Officers were asking motorists to please proceed with caution. The fire was reported about 4:40 p.m. There was no more information on the incident reported.This post will be updated when more information is provided. Cayce Public Safety…

River Bluff, Gilbert place runner-up at state wrestling finals

The Gilbert wrestling team gather together to receive the S.C. High School League Class 3A wrestling runner-up trophy at Airport High School. Thomas Grant Jr. photo. Gilbert High wrestlers made their first SC High School League championship appearance in Class 3A. River Bluff was seeking its second title in three years in Class 5A at Airport High’s Eagles Nest. Both…

SCE&G customers to see benefits of Dominion merger in Feb. bills

Beginning with the February billing cycle, customers of SCE&G, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dominion Energy, will begin seeing the benefits of the Dominion Energy-SCANA merger reflected in their monthly energy bills in the form of long-term lower electric bills. Dominion announced the billing changes in a release, Monday. Benefits – Dominion stated- to customers resulting from the merger include…

Polar Plunges raise more than $125,000 for Special Olympics SC

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Cayce’s Tremont apartment complex is sold

Cushman and Wakefield photos. The Tremont apartments in Cayce have been sold for $39.2 million. The Treemont is a 224-unit apartment complex at 111 Knox-Abbott Drive, just over the Blossom Street Bridge. It sits beside the Congaree River. The complex was sold to Florida-based Advenir. The sale was announced on the website of Cushman and Wakefield’s Multifamily Advisory Group, which…

Lexington completes first-ever undefeated regular season

River Bluff forward J.T. Reeves grabs the rebound from Lexington’s Bradley Foulks. Thomas Grant Jr. photos. The first-ever undefeated regular season by the Lexington boys’ basketball team was earned in dramatic fashion Thursday night in “The Swamp”. Senior guard Mason Carver’s floater with .9 seconds left gave the third-ranked Wildcats a 58-56 victory over archrival and seventh ranked River Bluff….

Man dies in crash after police pursuit in Batesburg

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a vehicle collision following a police pursuit. The collision occurred in the 300 block of Highland Avenue in Batesburg at approximately 11:40 p.m., Wednesday. According to Coroner Fisher, Mr. Jawara A. Brunson, 26, of Batesburg was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the collision….

Jack-knifed truck blocked I-20 westbound Wednesday in Lexington County

A collision involving a tractor-trailer at the 56.5 mile marker westbound on I-20 was complicating the evening commute, Wednesday afternoon. State Troopers assisted traffic direction.  Law enforcement officers asked drivers to please be patient and alert to prevent an additional collision. Westbound traffic on I-20 was diverted to Augusta Road/US-1 at Exit 58 due to the collision. LPD photos.  Categories:…

DMV office named for Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter

Kyle Carpenter, right. Town of Batesburg-Leesville Photos. The Batesburg-Leesville Department of Motor Vehicles has named its state building in honor of Kyle Carpenter, Medal of Honor recipient. Carpenter was in Batesburg-Leesville Wednesday morning for the renaming of the local office in his honor. Sen. Senator Katrina Shealy of Lexington County sponsored a resolution honoring Carpenter. He is a veteran of…

Lexington 1 School District hires architects for 5-year building plan

Gilbert Elementary School to be replaced. At its Tuesday meeting, the Lexington County School District One Board awarded contracts for architectural services to six firms. The district is planning $365 million in voter-approved school building improvement projects for a five year period ending in 2023, to meet student needs. JHS Architecture: Integrated Design, Inc., 1812 Lincoln Street, Columbia, will provide…

Coroner identifies man who died in Lexington County crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a single-vehicle accident that occurred in the 5000 block of U.S. Highway 178 in Leesville, Tuesday. It happened at approximately 12:25 p.m. According to Fisher, Mr. Don Wayne Harrison, 71, of Lexington was pronounced dead on scene. Mr. Harrison was traveling westbound on U.S. 178 when his vehicle…

Lexington County wrestling teams advance to Lower State final

Gilbert’s Joshua Johnson locks in on his Aynor opponent and comes away with the pinfall win. Thomas Grant Jr. photos. Lexington County had plenty to brag about thanks to its high school wrestling teams. Seven of the nine schools that reached the S.C. High School League playoffs came away with opening round victories. Wins in the second round by River…

Vehicle overturns, results in road closing in Lexington

All lanes of the 300 block of Railroad Avenue were closed due to a single vehicle collision, Tuesday morning. The Lexington Police Department reported about 10 a.m. that the driver of an overturned vehicle sustained minor injuries in the crash. County of Lexington Fire Service and EMS were on scene with LPD officers. LPD photo.  Categories: Lexington, Lexington County

Lexington County names new Fire Service chief

Mark A. Davis. Lexington County has named Mark A. Davis as the new Lexington County Fire Service fire chief, replacing former Fire Chief Brad Cox, who retired Jan. 25. “I look forward to continuing my fire service career in Lexington County,” Davis said. “I am inheriting a department that has its goals set for the future and service excellence.” Davis…

Lexington County man sentenced to 28 years, no parole, for shooting death

Booking photo provided by the Eleventh Circuit Solicitor’s Office. According to the Eleventh Circuit Solicitor’s Office, Eddie Louis Bass III, 30, from Lexington County, was sentenced Monday to 28 years in prison for the shooting death of Malcom Cruz Jones, 27.  The incident occurred in the Gaston area in 2018.  Bass pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter last week in Lexington…

$23 million bond boosts recreational facilities in Lexington County

A rendering of the planned Lexington County Recreation and Aging Recreation building on Barr Road. The Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission has completed some major projects over the last six years. Using a $23 million bond issue approved by the Lexington County Council in 2013, the commission has accomplished a number of advancements: • Converted the former Wildcat Hallow…

“Fannie” Dawkins celebrated her 102nd birthday, Sunday

Rebecca “Fannie” Dawkins , seated center, with Rev. Kenneth Taylor and her sister Doretha Herlong, 92. Also pictured are Turner AME members. The birthday of Rebecca “Fannie” Dawkins of West Columbia is this coming Thursday. She will be 102. She is the eldest resident of the City of West Columbia. On Sunday, members of Turner AME Church, where she has been…