Lexington County

Lexington Post 7 rallies for 12-inning victory at Palmetto Invitational

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Deputies catch 6 teens who were trying to hijack vehicle

Lexington County deputies apprehended six teens Sunday morning after responding to a reported armed robbery near Rocky Point Recreation Area in Chapin. “The victims were waiting at the dock to load a boat when six teens approached them from the woods and attempted to hijack their vehicle,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. The driver was assaulted as the subject…

Kindergarten registration open for Lexington-Richland Five schools

Registration for five-year-old kindergarten is currently available for parents and guardians in Lexington-Richland School District Five. To register for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year, children must be five years old on or before September 1,2019. If that requirement is met, parents and guardians should bring their child’s legal birth certificate, a current South Carolina Certificate of Immunization or a South…

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month continues with cornhole tournament

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Father’s Day is special for Sen. Nikki Setzler’s family, and local businesses, too

Father and Sen. Nikki Setzler, with wife Ada Jane, and the whole Setzler family. Sunday is Father’s Day, and that offers the opportunity to show appreciation for the men who mean so much in our lives. The nation’s first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in the state of Washington. But it was not until 1972–58 years after…

1 killed in Lexington County crash

A collision involving three pickup trucks in Lexington left one person dead Friday evening. The crash happened just before 6 p.m., according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Cpl. Sonny Collins. A flag man had traffic stopped as a construction crew closed lanes on US 178 E near Fogle Road. A Ford pickup stopped, Collins said. Then a Chevrolet Colorado pickup…

Gilbert looks to continue “Golden Age” in football

Gilbert High School running back Colten Mason (27) is tackled by Red team members Shadarious Hair and Deandre Cook during the Red and White Spring Game. Photo courtesy of PALMETTOSPORTSIMAGING.com. Gilbert High teams have produced a football Golden Age the past three seasons. Under head coach and alumnus Chad Leaphart, the Indians have set an unprecedented success with: – 29…

New wellness and healing facility cuts ribbon in Cayce

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Lexington Town Council moves council elections to off years

Town of Lexington Council and Mayor. Lexington Town Council has voted to move council elections to off years. “Council voted unanimously to switch the elections to off years, so it does not conflict with statewide and presidential elections. The elections will be staggered every two years with the next election being in November 2021 for three seats, currently held by…

Lexington-Richland Five to implement clear bag policy for all sporting events

Chapin High School football game, student section. GoFlashWin photo. Representatives from Lexington-Richland School District Five announced they will be implementing a clear bag requirement at all sporting events, beginning in the fall. The new policy was detailed at the June 10 school board meeting, and will be added to a list of safety measures that were implemented last fall, and…

The Springdale Summerfest and Golf Cart Parade is June 29

Springdale is offering an opportunity to get outside this summer. Planning is in full swing for the Springdale Summerfest and Golf Cart Parade, according to Mayor Michael Bishop. It is scheduled for June 29, and includes food, entertainment and activities. It’s in the centrally located Springdale Park Registration for the Golf Cart Parade is now open and Bishop reminds those…

Annual Lake Murray event allows special needs children to participate in water sports

Photos from 2018 Ski Clinic. Limitless Sports will be holding their 18th annual Special Needs Ski Event Friday, June 21. The organization was created in 1998 to allow children with special needs to participate in sports in a way that may otherwise not be afforded to them. This event is sponsored by Midlands Orthopedics and Neurosurgery, and was developed by…

Funeral home holding burial service to honor unclaimed Vietnam veteran

File photo. A representative from Caughman-Harman Funeral Home in Chapin informed the community of a Midlands veteran who has passed away, with no family to claim him. “It is my honor to use the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Program to give this Veteran that final salute. I am reaching out once again asking that you (the public) help us serve…

Flood warning in effect for the Congaree River until Thursday night

Congaree River water level gauge. Richland and Lexington counties have received lots of rain in the last few days. The upper parts of the Broad and Saluda Rivers have also gotten lots of rainfall. That river water is now flowing down to the Congaree River. The Congaree River at Columbia is expected to crest below flood stage on Wednesday afternoon,…

Ellett Brothers of Chapin notifies employees of closure by early August

Chapin Ellett Brothers sign. Dawn Pfannenstiel photo. Ellett Brothers of Chapin, located at 267 Columbia Ave., notified employees over the weekend that the facility will be permanently closing its doors by August 5. The business, which has been in Chapin since 1933, distributes and markets products for hunting, shooting, camping, archery and other outdoor activities. Ellett Brothers is owned by…

Lexington County athletes dominate S.C. Coaches Association of Women’s Sports Awards Banquet

Olivia Thompson of Lexington High School, Kaniya Johnson of White Knoll and Jordan Green of Class 5A lacrosse champion Chapin High School with their Player of the Year awards presented by the S.C. Coaches Association of Women’s Sports. Thomas Grant Jr. photo. A quintet of Lexington County female athletes were among 21 recognized Sunday by the South Carolina Coaches Association…

Commemorative bricks will be a part of West Columbia’s new Enabling Park

Commemorative bricks. It is time to get your brick. The West Columbia Beautification Foundation is selling a limited number of commemorative bricks to be placed in the West Columbia All-Inclusive, or Enabling, Park. Bricks will be engraved with your custom message and mini-bricks with the same message make a great gift. To order your engraved brick go to: Click here for…

UPDATED – Deputy seriously injured in collision, man arrested for DUI

South Lake Drive in Lexington was closed Saturday morning, between Two Notch Road and Community Drive, due to a vehicle collision. There were injuries. Two vehicles involved, including a Lexington County Sheriff’s Department patrol unit. Both drivers transported to the hospital for treatment, according to a LCSD report. South Lake Drive between Two Notch Road and Community Drive was closed…

Weather causes hazardous conditions

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AC Flora grad wins scholarship after five years of volunteering at VA hospital

Daniel 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Daniel 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Daniel 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Daniel Finney, scholarship recipient. Chris Timmers photos. Daniel Matthew Harper Finney, a recent AC Flora graduate, has been named the winner of the James H. Parke Memorial Fund Summer Youth Scholarship award. Working as a volunteer for the last five years at…

Lexington County man charged after beating grandmother to death, stabbing dog, police say

Dustin Hoff, booking photo provided. Lexington County deputies have charged a Gilbert man in the apparent beating death of his grandmother. According to arrest warrants, Dustin Edward Hoff, 30, will also be charged with ill treatment of an animal after deputies found a dog stabbed to death inside the victim’s home. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim…