Lexington County

Coroner identifies man who died in collision on I-20

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a motor vehicle collision that occurred near mile marker 62 on Interstate 20 eastbound at approximately 6:30 p.m. Saturday. According to Fisher, Mr. Jacklin Philippe, 29, of Fayetteville, North Carolina was pronounced dead at an area hospital a short time after the accident. The cause…

New Riverbank Elementary, SRAA renovation mark opening of school year in West Columbia

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Host team among winners at Lexington County Sportsarama

Gilbert running back DeAndre Harris gets past a Chapin defender.  Thomas Grant photos. By Thomas Grant Jr. Aside from a 45-minute rain delay, the Lexington Sportsarama at Lexington High School went without a hitch Friday night. Seven Lexington County teams – Pelion, Lexington, River Bluff, Batesburg-Leesville, Gilbert, Chapin and White Knoll – took part in four 2-quarter scrimmages: GAME ONE…

Football in the air at the 3rd Annual Joe Turbeville Football Jamboree in Irmo

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State museum inviting artists to submit work for 30th anniversary exhibit, cash prizes awarded

The South Carolina State Museum is now accepting entries from artists for its 30th Anniversary Juried Art Exhibition, opening November 3. Artists’ work will have the chance to be selected for the exhibit and win cash prizes up to $1,500. The juried exhibition is open to residents of South Carolina who are 18 years old and older. Individual artists must…

Season ends for Chapin/Newberry Post 193/24

By Thomas Grant Jr. The 2018 season ended Thursday for Chapin/Newberry Post 193/24 at the American Legion Southeast Region at McCrary Park. It started with the rescheduled opening contest with host team Randolph County. Chapin/Newberry took a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Price Alexander of Dutch Fork High School scored on a throwing error by catcher Landon Smith and…

Truck overturns on Cayce I-26 on ramp

Emergency Personnel are on the scene of a single-vehicle incident in Cayce. It involves an overturned tractor-trailer on the I-26 115 East Bound on ramp from US-321. Cayce Public Safety personnel are asking motorists to please find an alternate route. There is a report from Cayce Public Safety of minor injuries. Cayce DPS photo.  

Lexington District One Board approves $365 million, 5-year building plan

The Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees has approved a $365 million five-year building plan. According to a district press release, the plan is needed to address rapid student growth. The initial facilities improvement plan, recommended by a a Facilities Study Committee, was presented to the board at cost of $393 million. That amount was trimmed to the $365 million…

Hampton Inn-Airport by Hilton cuts the ribbon on multi-million-dollar renovation

Pictured are: Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Executive Director Richard Skipper, Tierica Johnson, Hampton sales manager,  Katrina Cruz, Hampton interim general manager,  and Jenny Dantzler, Hampton assistant general manager.  The Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting at the Hampton Inn-Airport by Hilton. The hotel announced a multi-million renovation. The hotel’s rooms have been renovated along with its fitness center. The…

Homicide the cause of death of Baby Girl Geller according to preliminary autopsy

Brennan Hailey Geller-LCSD photo Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher released the preliminary autopsy findings of Baby Girl Geller. The infant was found dead Saturday. According to Fisher, an autopsy was performed on Baby Girl Geller, Monday. The manner was determined to have been homicide, and the cause of death is pending additional studies and testing. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department…

Pawmetto Lifeline receives $1,000 check from Panera Bread

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Cayce’s Steel Hands Brewing looking for art to display

Steel Hands Calling all Cayce Area Artists. Steel Hands Brewing in Cayce announced last week that it is hosting an Artist Competition. Your work could be permanently displayed at the Brewery. The brewery is also giving away prizes. Click for link to register to submit art If you are interested in submitting art visit the Steel Hands Brewing website. You…

The M.O.M. sale to hold gymnasium full of children’s clothes, items

Photo provided. Multiples of the Midlands (the MoM club) announced they will be hosting their fall/winter consignment sale Saturday, September 8 from 7 a.m. to noon.  The M.O.M. (Mothers of Multiples) Sale is held bi-annually, and features gently-used items for children at greatly reduced prices, according to their announcement. The sale presents a gymnasium of merchandise including clothes (preemie through…

Reminder- National Night Out 2018 is Tuesday night

Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green is inviting all Town of Lexington residents and families to the National Night Out,  Tuesday, at the Lexington Square Park. Lexington Square Park is at 205 East Main Street in Lexington. The National Night Out event will begin at 5 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. Several other communities are holding National Night Out too. National Night…

Woman charged with homicide after baby left in vehicle dies

Brennan Hailey Geller- LCSD photo. Lexington County detectives have arrested a Lexington woman in connection with the death of her newborn child. Brennan Hailey Geller, 21, is charged with homicide by child abuse because she failed to provide medical care for the infant she delivered in her car Friday night, according to an arrest warrant. Geller placed the newborn in…

Hundreds of thousands of purple martins flock to Lake Murray’s Bomb Island

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One more Cayce 12,000 Year History Park tour in August

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Midlands man creates business out of garage, grows to 90-employee company

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Burglary suspect was armed and wearing body armor, sheriff says

A North man faces multiple charges in connection with a burglary and an encounter with a man inside an Edmund Highway residence. John Wayne McFatter, 27, is charged with assault and battery, burglary, petit larceny, possessing a weapon during a violent crime and wearing body armor during a burglary, according to arrest warrants. “During the course of their investigation, detectives…