Lexington County

Police investigate car break-in spree in Lexington

breakin-in-2 Show Caption Hide Caption break-in Show Caption Hide Caption Lexington Police officers responded to more than 50  calls, Sunday, related to vehicles that were either tampered with overnight, or had items of value stolen from them. According to Lexington Police, there were six areas that were impacted by the incidents: Coventry, Mallard Lakes, Gibson Forest East, Willowbrook, Westbrook, and…

Gilbert holds off Gray Collegiate

Gilbert running back DeAndre Cook rushed for 168 yards and three TDs versus Gray Collegiate. Thomas Grant photo. By Thomas Grant Jr. The fans at Tomahawk Stadium itching for football after last year’s historic season at Gilbert were treated to a dominating start Friday night. The host team Indians opened up a 21-0 lead over visiting Gray Collegiate in the…

Lexington County Teacher accused of sexual misconduct with former student

Samantha Knopsnyder. LCSD provided photo. A Sandhills Middle School teacher is accused of having a relationship with and kissing a former student at the school last year. Samantha Lynne Knopsnyder, 26, is charged with third degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, according to an arrest warrant. Knopsnyder, who lives in Lexington, was arrested Friday afternoon after turning herself in….

Sound equipment, supplies stolen from West Columbia church

Suspected theft vehicle. LCSD images. Release from Lexington County Sheriff’s Department Sunday worship services at 12 Springs Community Church typically sound like other Lexington County houses of worship.But where there were once amps, drums, sound boards, basses, tables and chairs…this week, there was almost nothing left. “I really don’t know how to say it better than this, but all of our…

Accidental shooting reported at car dealership

An investigation, by the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, is underway into what appears to be an accidental shooting in a parking lot at at Jim Hudson Ford, in Lexington. One person has been transported for medical treatment. The scene in front of the dealership service center will be active for quite some time. LCSD photo.  Categories: Lexington, Lexington County

Palmetto Outdoor Center optimizes eco-tourism

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Swatch Graphics cuts the ribbon in Cayce

Swatch ribbon cutting – Photo by Terry Ward The Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting and After Hours Thursday at Swatch Graphics, 1931 State Street, Cayce. Pictured are Cayce City Manager Brian Watkins, Cayce City Councilwoman Tara Almond, Cayce Mayor Elise Partin, Swatch Owners Dawn Cotner and Tiffany Herring, Chamber Executive Director Richard Skipper, and Steve…

Black Rooster restaurant to open in Brookland development, according to post

A post appeared on the Brookland SC Facebook page Tuesday. According to the post, Black Rooster restaurant is going to open in Building One of the Brookland development in West Columbia. Post is below: Coming to Brookland this Fall: @blackroostersc! Local Columbia chef and restauranteur @kristianmn will be opening up his newest restaurant and rooftop bar in our Building One…

Lexington Police conducting “Coffee with a Cop” at Chick-fil-A Saluda Pointe, Friday

On Friday, the Lexington Police Department will have their next quarterly “Coffee with a Cop” event at the Chick-Fil-A Saluda Pointe restaurant. Chief Terrence Green, along with officers from each division, Chaplains, and Volunteers In Police Services (V.I.P.S.) members will be on hand to answer questions, discuss issues or concerns, provide information on the many services and events that the…

Nominate your non-profit to be a recipient of Dominion Energy’s $25,000 grants

(PR News photo / Dominion Energy) Dominion Energy is inviting non-profit organizations across the company’s footprint to apply for grants of up to $25,000 each to meet critical community needs.  The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has pledged $1 million to help meet critical needs for food, housing, medicine or medical services. Last year’s Critical Community Needs grants helped 160 non-profits…

Wilton Road dam fix could be in the next 12 months

Dam-1 Show Caption Hide Caption Dam-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Dam-3 Show Caption Hide Caption Wilton Road- Photos by Terry Ward. A public forum with the South Carolina Department of Transportation to discuss road projects took place at Platt Springs Methodist Church in Springdale Monday night. One of the topics addressed was the repair of the dam on Wilton Road….

All pet adoptions free at two Midlands shelters this Saturday, part of national “Clear the Shelters” event

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Calling all elementary teachers: nominate your class to recite the Pledge of Allegiance on 94.3 The Dude

Students say the Pledge of Allegiance every morning at school, why not have their voices heard on the radio? Elementary school teachers of the Midlands are eligible to nominate their class to be recorded and played on 94.3 The Dude. The classrooms who wish to participate will have their students audio recorded in school reciting the Pledge, and played on…

Fire destroys thrift store in West Columbia

A fire damaged a West Columbia thrift store called ‘Lets Just Plunder’ just off of Meeting Street, Tuesday afternoon. No injuries were reported, but The building and its contents are a total loss according to the West Columbia Fire Department. Crews from West Columbia, Irmo, Cayce, Richland, and Lexington County responded to get the fire under control. The West Columbia…

New Aloft hotel in Harbison welcomes visitors at ribbon cutting ceremony

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Rainbow Drive bridge over I-26 on schedule to open in October

Rainbow-4 Show Caption Hide Caption Rainbow-3 Show Caption Hide Caption Rainbow-2 Show Caption Hide Caption Rainbow-1 Show Caption Hide Caption The bridge on Rainbow Drive over Interstate 26. Photos by Terry Ward. Work to replace the bridge on Rainbow Drive over Interstate 26 in Springdale is progressing and the bridge should open in a couple of months. Chris Drive and…

Crash results in diesel spill in Lexington

The Lexington County Fire Services, EMS and the Lexington Police Department were on the scene of a hazmat spill that occurred Monday due to a collision in the 5100 block of Sunset Boulevard.  It’s the Target and Best Buy shopping center. Approximately 70-100 gallons of diesel fuel leaked. The S.C. department of Health and Environmental Control was notified about the…

Aun and McKay Classic brings an end to high school football preseason

Chapin vs. Pelion 1 Show Caption Hide Caption Chapin vs. Pelion 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Chapin vs. Pelion 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Pelion player receives “defensive player of the game” award. Thomas Grant photos. By Thomas Grant Jr. The high school football preseason officially came to a close Saturday across the state. The Aun and McCay Kickoff Classic…