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Pelion man fatally hit while walking across roadway, coroner identifies

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher identified the pedestrian who was killed due to being struck by a motor vehicle Tuesday at approximately 4:45 p.m.  The accident occurred in the 2800 block of Augusta Highway in Lexington. According to Fisher, Mr. Santiago Mendez Molta, 44, of Pelion, was walking across the roadway when he was struck by a motor vehicle.  Molta…

Lexington teen charged after allegedly threatening school with mass shooting

LCSD provided photo. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department announced the arrest of an 18-year-old who has bee charged with making threats of a mass shooting at Pelion High School. Robert Hunter Jacob Woods, a Pelion High student, admitted to deputies Tuesday night he created multiple social media profiles to make threats against the school, according to an arrest warrant. “A…

4 Lexington County school districts cancel classes for Thursday

Lexington County School District One is canceling school tomorrow, Thursday, for all students and staff in all attendance areas. The safety of our students and staff drive our decision. Forecasters predict that Hurricane Michael will bring high wind gusts to our area on Thursday. School buses should not operate when sustained winds are at 30 miles per hour or greater…

North Carolina man charged in July fatal shooting, near Pelion

Bradley Wayne Walker Multiple charges have been filed against a North Carolina man in connection to a shooting near Pelion that left one man dead and three others injured in July. Bradley Wayne Walker, 26, is charged with murder, possessing a weapon during a violent crime and three counts of attempted murder, according to arrest warrants. “Based on eyewitness interviews…

3 arrested in Lexington County on child pornography and related charges

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced, Thursday, the arrest of Robert Wilden Geiger (age 34) of Pelion, Taz Michael Johnson (age 22) of Swansea, and Katherine  Louise Chatten (age 19) of Lexington, on nine charges 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…

High school football recap, by Tyler Cupp

Lexington sophomore Cal Herndon. Photos by GoFlashWin and Jack Crayne Photography. LEXINGTON 21 GILBERT 14 The Wildcat defense is for real. On paper, this team has contained some really talented offenses the last three weeks. I am so impressed by what I have read and heard about Lexington. One had to think this Wildcat D would be tested against a…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Lexington County Coroner’s Report shows rise in overdose deaths

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher and her team recently released the Annual Coroner’s Report for 2017. Their findings show the different types of patterns presented by the deaths of Lexington County residents throughout the year. According to the report, the county is 699 square miles, which makes it the 17th largest county in the state. The estimated persons per square…

Coach Leaphart retiring after 35 years at Lexington High School

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13-year-old charged with 2 counts of attempted murder after shooting into house

A 13-year-old boy is charged with two counts of attempted murder and shooting into a dwelling after deputies said he shot at two men and toward a house. “Based on the information deputies gathered at the scene Friday, the young man fired a .22 rifle in the direction of his neighbor, who was outside his home on Bush Berry Road…

“You stole her childhood” – Lexington County sex offender gets life-plus-40

William H. Heath- LCSD photo. After a week-long trial in Lexington County, sex offender William H. Heath, 50, received a consecutive sentence of life plus 40 years. The trial began May 7, and ended late Friday afternoon when the jury returned a guilty verdict on all charges, according to a press release from the office of 11th Circuit Solicitor Rick Hubbard….

White Knoll softball team going to the 5A state final

WKHS softball team- by Thomas Grant Jr.  Special to ColaDaily by Thomas Grant Jr.  It took 16 innings over two games on the road, but the White Knoll softball team earned a second straight trip to the Class 5A final. Needing two victories Friday at Ashley Ridge to repeat as Lower State champions, the Lady Timberwolves emerged from the Class…

Second person dies after Wednesday crash in Lexington County

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the second individual who died after a vehicle collision. The crash occurred in the 3500 block of Augusta Highway near Gilbert at approximately 5:50 a,m. Wednesday. According to Fisher, Mr. Robert Anthony O’Kelley, 44, of Batesburg was pronounced dead at an area hospital, Thursday. O’Kelley was traveling south on Augusta Highway when he…

River Bluff, Airport headed to state finals in high school baseball

Airport after win, Wednesday- Christy Stone photo Show Caption Hide Caption River Bluff versus Lexington Show Caption Hide Caption For the second consecutive year, the River Bluff baseball team is headed to the Class 5A final. The Gators shut out Region 5-5A champion and rival Lexington 4-0 to repeat as Lower State champions. Grant Brittingham struck out nine and held…

Fallen Lexington County officers memorialized at service, Wednesday

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Overturned tractor-trailer closes 1 lane of Highway 321 in Lexington County

Lexington County photo. One lane of Highway 321, at the Highway 21 split, was closed Wednesday afternoon due to an overturned tractor-trailer. No injuries were reported, but emergency response personnel asked motorists to seek an alternate route, and to slow down while the area was being cleared. Categories: Batesburg-Leesville, Cayce, Chapin, Gilbert, Irmo, Lexington, Lexington County, Pelion, Swansea, West Columbia

Woman killed in Lexington County crash is identified

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a motor vehicle collision.  It occurred in the 3500 block of Augusta Highway near Gilbert at approximately 5:50 a.m on Wednesday. According to Fisher, Ms. Margaret Anne Burke, 61, of Batesburg was pronounced dead at the scene. Burke was traveling north on Augusta Highway when she was involved…

1 killed and 1 injured in head-on collision in Lexington County

One person was killed and another was critically injured in a head-on crash in Lexington County . The collision took place just before 6 a.m. Wednesday morning on US-1/Augusta Highway near Golden Jubilee Road, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. One person was pronounced dead at the scene and the person who was hurt was transported to the hospital…

Lexington County “Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop” is May 25

Lexington County “Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop” is May 25. The Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium will host a “Build Your Own Rain Barrel” Workshop on Friday, May 25. It’s from 9 a.m. until noon, beginning with check-in at 8:45 a.m. at Emergency Medical Services, 407 Ball Park Road and culminating at the Public Works garages located at 440 Ball…

Lexington County coroner identifies man killed in collision, Monday night

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a single motor vehicle accident. It occurred in the 800 block of Haven Road at approximately 9:45 p.m., Monday. According to Fisher, Mr. Christopher Lee Oswalt, 28, of Batesburg was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the accident. Oswalt’s vehicle crossed the center line…