Lexington County

Chapin dance team performs at State Fair for 24th year in a row

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Former Clemson, South Carolina players relive “Big Thursday”

Starting from left – Former players Andy Cheatham (Clemson), Dell Wilkes (USC), Joe Doyle (USC) and Scott Enzor (Clemson) at the Clemson/Carolina Big Thursday Celebration. Thomas Grant photo For a decade, the Lexington Sertoma Club has paid homage to the football rivalry between Clemson University and the University of South Carolina. The 10th edition of the Clemson-Carolina Big Thursday Celebration…

Lexington families invited to attend annual “Adopt-A-Cop” Fall Festival

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High school football weekly preview, by Tyler Cupp

GoFlashWin photos CHAPIN (4-3, 1-2) AT LEXINGTON (4-3, 1-1) A lot of history, pride and heritage on the field Friday night when the Wildcats come to Chapin. Lexington Coach Perry Woolbright will be walking into a stadium that is named after his grandfather. And coaching against a program where his father was a hall-of-famer. Cecil B. Woolbright as a coach…

Barricaded suspect arrested by Lexington Police, charged with five accounts

Matthew Johns. LPD provided photo Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green notified Lexington residents around 2 a.m. Thursday morning that Matthew Sanders Johns, 28, was arrested on multiple warrants after barricading himself in his residence at the 200 block of Coventry Drive. According to the LPD, Tuesday morning Sanders fled from an officer who attempted to stop him for a speeding…

Lexington Police on the scene of man barricaded in house

The Lexington Police Department is on the scene where a person has barricaded themselves in a residence in the 200 block of Coventry Drive. The suspect is wanted on multiple warrants, according to a Lexington Police Department report. Residents of Rauch Street will be permitted access to their residences. Residents of Coventry will need to access the neighborhood through the…

West Columbia Police seek attempted murder suspect

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The Blended Bakery rolls up to food truck court in West Columbia

Blended-3 Show Caption Hide Caption Blended Show Caption Hide Caption Blended-21 Show Caption Hide Caption Kelly Coley, left, and DJ Stone of The Blended Bakery. There’s a new food truck in town. The Blended Bakery pulled up to the Carolina Food Truck Court on Meeting Street, next-to Good Wood Furniture, in West Columbia, Tuesday morning. The truck is actually a…

Fatal crash closes South Lake Drive in Lexington – now open

A collision with a fatality on SC-6/South Lake Drive at I-20 in Lexington  outbound lanes of South Lake Drive closed for several hours Tuesday, according to the Lexington Police Department. The crash was reported around 10 a.m. Tuesday. Officers conducted an investigation. Outbound lanes were  diverted onto I-20. Inbound lanes of South Lake Drive are open. LPD photo.  All lanes…

Candidate withdraws at Lexington 2 forum, others introduce themselves

From left: Moderator Gavin Smith, Bud Summers, Mike Neal, Christina Rucker, Linda Alford Wooten, Wayne McKim, Denise Setzler, and Brad Giles. Candidates for the Lexington District 2 School Board took part in forum, Monday. It was presented by the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber, and held at Cayce Elementary School. Candidates introduced themselves and answered questions posed to them by moderator…

Two identified by coroner after crashing vehicle in pursuit

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individuals who died due to a motor vehicle collision that occurred in the 3400 block of Charleston Highway shortly before noon Monday. According to Fisher, Mr. Timothy Roberts, 44, of Swansea, and Ms. Nicole Beran, 39, of Lexington, were in a stolen vehicle being pursued by the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. The…

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…

Lexington 2 School Board candidate forum is Monday – Candidate list

Cayce Elementary Lex. 2 photo. A Lexington District 2 School Board Candidates forum, presented by the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber, is Monday. This is your opportunity to get to know the Lexington District 2 School Board Candidates. Each candidate will participate with a personal introduction, a question and answer period with pre-approved questions provided by the Chamber and end with…

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…

West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater reopened, Rhythm on the River on Friday night

Conagree River Friday afternoon. The West Columbia Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater is open to the public after being closed due to Hurricane Michael. The following section remains closed due to flooding: Moffatt Street parking lot, entrance, and section to the Gervais Street Bridge. Friday afternoon, the Congaree River was high, but not close to flood stage. The Rhythm on the…

Springdale police find two adults passed out in car, toddlers unsupervised in parking lot

Photo and graphic from Springdale Facebook. Springdale Police Department announced the arrest of two adults, after responding to a call at the Raceway gas station (Airport Blvd.) and finding the individuals passed out in a car while their toddlers were playing in the parking lot. According to the department, officers discovered both adults were under the influence: one was intoxicated…

QB Reed Charpia, one of Brookland-Cayce’s best

Reed Charpia with his father, BC Coach Rusty Charpia. Cover photo by GoFlashWin.com  Senior Reed Charpia’s tenure as quarterback at Brookland-Cayce High School has been monumental. “He has completed 70 percent of his passes,” said Rusty Charpia, Reed’s father and the BC head football coach and athletic director. The Bearcats host Midland Valley at BC, Friday. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m….

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…