Lexington County

Midlands Media Group continues growth, acquires new radio station

MMG Show Caption Hide Caption The Dude sign Show Caption Hide Caption MMG sign Show Caption Hide Caption Karamie Sullivan photos. It’s been two years since Midlands Media Group was formed, and the company has been growing ever since. Within the first two years the business acquired 94.3 The Dude (WWNQ), Cola Daily, the e-commerce site ColaDailyDeals.com, and created an…

With Chapin/Newberry leading 4-0, American Legion tournament game suspended

Chapin/Newberry’s Aaron Copeland collides with the Sumter Post 15 player covering first base. He safely reached base on a throwing error. By Thomas Grant Jr.  Clinching a third trip to the American Legion Southeast Regional will have to wait a day for Chapin/Newberry Post 193/24. Heavy rainfall and lightning suspended Wednesday’s state American Legion winner’s bracket contest at Spirit Communications…

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,…

Fugitive found in Swansea, transported to Columbia to be charged with murder

Antonio Alston. CPD provided photo. The Columbia Police Department announced that investigators have charged Antonio Deron Alston, 39, in connection with the stabbing death that occurred on Kent Street earlier in the month. He was found and arrested Monday night during a traffic stop by the Swansea Police Department. Members of the CPD Fugitive Team traveled to Lexington County to…

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.

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…

Arrest made in connection to armed robbery at Ruby Tuesday

The West Columbia Police Department announced Monday afternoon that an arrest was made in an armed robbery that occurred earlier in the day.  The incident occurred at the Ruby Tuesday on Augusta Road in West Columbia. Investigators have charged West Columbia man William Jody Wingate, 47, with armed robbery, kidnapping and possession of a knife during a violent crime. 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…

Flash flood warning issued for parts of Richland, Lexington counties

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a Flash Flood Warning that includes Dentsville, Hopkins, and Gadsden. The warning is in effect until 2:45 p.m., Monday. A Flash Flood Warning including Columbia, West Columbia and Cayce was issued later and is in effect until 3:45 p.m. The NWS had previously issued a severe thunderstorm Dentsville, Forest Acres, and Hopkins….

Lanes blocked on Augusta Highway after multi-vehicle accident with injuries

Crash- Photo by Terry Ward. Traffic was delayed in the 3000 block of Augusta Highway in West Columbia Monday morning after an accident involving several vehicles. There were injuries reported. Crews from the West Columbia Police Department, the West Columbia Fire Department and Lexington County Fire Services were on the scene. According to the WCPD, around 10:30 a.m. both eastbound…

Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Business Expo 2018 is Tuesday

The Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Business Expo 2018 is Tuesday. It starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 11 a.m. It’s at the Blue Moon Ballroom, 554 Meeting St, West Columbia. The Greater Cayce West Columbia Chamber’s 2018 Breakfast Business Expo is an ideal way to showcase your business and your products/services with an exhibit booth at the event. A…

Midland Dixie Youth Minors baseball team going to World Series

Midland Dixie Youth Minors All-Stars boys baseball team- Lester Sharpe photo. The Midland Dixie Youth Minors All-Stars boys baseball team won the 2018 AAA State Tournament. The South Carolina State Championship was played in Moncks Corner, Saturday. The Midland Minors are based in Pine Ridge and with the win qualified for the Dixie Youth World Series which begins in Lumberton,…

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…

Law enforcement explorer posts to compete in statewide competition beginning Monday

Explorers competing in 2017 SCALE conference. LCSD provided photos. Law enforcement officers will accompany young adults from across South Carolina and Tennessee to the Midlands Monday morning. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting the 2018 South Carolina Association of Law Enforcement Explorers’s (SCALE) summer conference. According to SCALE President Lt. Alan Driggers, the explorers program is designed for…

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

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Lease agreements in place for five businesses coming to Chapin shopping center

Conceptual Illustration Show Caption Hide Caption Publix at Chapin’s Crossing Show Caption Hide Caption Chapin’s Crossing construction Show Caption Hide Caption Construction beginning for the additions to Chapin’s Crossing Shopping Center. Illustration provided by town of Chapin. Photos Corey Hallman. Chapin residents have likely noticed the current construction that has begun in front of Publix on the patch of land…

Chapin/Newberry wins American Legion Upstate Region title

Chapin-Newberry team photo. By Thomas Grant Jr.  Since 2013, the state tournament has served as a post-season destination for Chapin/Newberry Post 193/24. On Thursday, it earned a fourth consecutive trip and fifth in six seasons after wrapping up a second-round Best-of-Five series with Greenwood Post 20. Chapin/Newberry defeated Greenwood 14-9 in Game Four to claim the Upstate Region title. Chapin/Newberry…

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…