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Man accused of stealing 200 credit cards

Country Inn & Suites says the man in the photo stole copies of more than 200 corporate credit cards. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is asking  with any information about him, to call 888-CRIME-SC with any info. Categories: Batesburg-Leesville, Cayce, Chapin, Gilbert, Irmo, Lexington, Lexington County, Pelion, Swansea, West Columbia

Airport, Brookland-Cayce High Schools buck trend with on-campus graduations

1/2Brookland-Cayce graduation Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Airport graduation. Show Caption Hide Caption Temperatures were comfortable, just above 70 degrees as Airport and Brookland-Cayce High Schools conducted graduation ceremonies. Both graduations were held in the respective school’s football/soccer stadiums. Brookland-Cayce’s graduation was Thursday morning, beginning at 8. Airport’s was Friday morning at 8. While almost every high school in Lexington and…

Riverbanks Zoo’s Conservation Support Fund renamed in honor of retiring Director “Satch” Krantz

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden announced that it is renaming its conservation fund in honor of the Zoo’s retiring President and CEO Palmer Krantz also received the Order of the Palmetto,  awarded by SC Gov. Henry McMaster and presented by U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, SC Sen. Nikki Setzler, SC Rep. James Smith and SC Rep. Beth Bernstein in recognition of Krantz’s lifetime achievements…

Man entices student to leave school, sexually assaults her, according to Lexington County Sheriff’s Department

Jeremy Adam Bowen has been charged with criminal sexual conduct, according to a Lexington County Sheriff Department report.  He allegedly enticed a female student he knew to leave school Wednesday. Investigators said Bowen supplied the girl with drugs and alcohol and sexually assaulted her at a location away from the school. The victim was treated, released from a hospital Wednesday. She…

Lexington County man gets 50 years for murder to stop witness from testifying

John Christopher Hart, 28, of Lexington County  was sentenced to fifty years in prison for the murder of Paula Justice. Justice, 43,  also of Lexington County, was killed in 2013. Eleventh Circuit Solicitor Rick Hubbard announced the sentence, Thursday. After a week-long trial, the jury deliberated for four-and-a-half hours before returning the guilty verdict, convicting Hart of murder. During sentencing, Hart maintained…

SCE&G encourages preparation as hurricane season opens, 11-to 17 storms predicted

Thursday (June 1) marks the beginning of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, and SC Electric and Gas, in a press release, is encouraging customers to take time to understand hurricane risks, get prepared, make a plan and stay informed. SCE&G President Keller Kissam, with SCE&G Spokesman Eric Boomhower to the left, during Hurricane Matthew preparation press conference in 2016. (ColaDaily Photo) …

18 Pelion Elementary School students complete perfect year in attendance

 Eighteen Pelion Elementary School students earned perfect attendance, a milestone the school celebrated at the end of school. Principal Wendy S. West thanked the students and their parents for prioritizing education. “Attendance is key for a child to be successful in their school careers. Vital things are missed if the child is absent even just one day,” she said. Students…

Chris Drive closing Monday, Leaphart Rd. – I-26 Bridge could be completed in 2017

1/6Leaphart3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/6Leaphart1 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/6Leaphart 2 Show Caption Hide Caption Chris Drive in West Columbia will be closed to vehicle traffic on Monday  (June 5th.) The closing of Chris Drive precedes the closing of Orchard Drive by two weeks. The road is being closed after school is out for summer. Much of the traffic…

Lexington County man wanted on murder charge

An arrest warrant for murder has been issued for a 22-year-old Swansea man suspected of fatally shooting a man Tuesday evening. “Our detectives have determined Jeremy Antonio Williams is a suspect in the homicide on South Hampton Road,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “He should be considered armed and dangerous.” Deputies responded to the 100 block of South Hampton…

Replacement of River Chase Way Recycling, Collection Center to be operational by early 2019  

The County of Lexington is exploring the relocation of the River Chase Way Recycling and Collection Center, located near Sunset Boulevard near I-20. The site is at the Corley Mill Road intersection, at the Lexington Welcome sign. ColaDaily Photo of Collection Recycle Center The project is expected to take an estimated 19 months before completion. The projected timeline for the…

Lexington 1 honors 108 district retirees with banquet

Lexington County School District One honored 108 retirees at the district’s annual retiree banquet. Cumulatively, these retirees dedicated 2,164 years to Lexington District One, serving as teachers, academic coaches, bus drivers, secretaries, food service operators, instructional assistants, housekeepers, athletic coaches, counselors, custodians, media specialists, administrators and many others. Attending the retirement banquet are: Lexington Middle Principal Gloria Nester, Food Service and…

BullStreet seniors residential project announced

The second BullStreet neighborhood residential project in as many months has been announced.  The latest is Merrill Gardens, an inter-generational seniors community featuring independent living, assisted living and memory care apartments. The project was announced in a press release Wednesday morning. A joint venture of developers from Seattle, WA and Charleston, chose BullStreet because of the uniquely urban experience being created on the old State Hospital Campus. The senior living apartments will…

Lexington garbage site moving away from town’s entrance

The River Chase garbage and debris collection station in Lexington is moving.  The site is on Sunset Boulevard at the west off-ramp of I-20, near Corley Mill Road. Lexington County has bought a 6.9-acre tract on Dooley Road close to where I-20 and U.S 1 come together, said Lexington County Council Chairman Todd Cullum. Lexington County Council purchased the property…

West Columbia is full of summer fun and activities

The Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto arrived at what is now the Congaree River in West Columbia on April 21, 1540. He described the site as alive with the activity of the Native American tribes that inhabited the area. As spring 2017 progresses, West Columbia river-users are filled with the same excitement of the ages, rising from all of the…

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigating fatal shooting

Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating fatal shooting that took place  in 100 block of South Hampton Road. It’s off of Two Notch Road, not far from Red Bank. A male victim died on way to the hospital, according to a sheriff’s department report that was issued after 6 p.m. There was CSI processing underway at the scene for potential…

Woman, child who died in fiery Bluff Road car crash identified, another taken to burn center

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the names of the two individuals who died as a result of a single-vehicle collision that occurred Monday evening at 6 p.m. in the 8200 Block of Bluff Road, in Gadsden. Angela Theresa Ravenell, 36, of Moore Lane, Gadsden, was the driver of a vehicle that left the road, collided with a tree and…

Lexington County man accused of shooting, killing his son-in-law

A Lexington County man is charged with involuntary manslaughter after fatally shooting his son-in-law. Steven Lee Atwell Sr., 62, recklessly disregarded the safety of others when he discharged a .44 Magnum handgun at his Leesville home Monday night, according to an arrest warrant. “Atwell pointed the gun at the victim and pulled the trigger,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said….

Police seek man dressed as woman in Lexington bank robbery

The Lexington Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the individual involved in a recent bank robbery at the Bank of America,  at 215 West Main Street in Lexington. At approximately 10:50 a.m. on Tuesday, a black male entered the Bank of America dressed as a woman and presented a note to the teller demanding money and also threatened violence…

More than 1,600 graduate in Lexington 1, earn $114 million in scholarships district says

Ceremonies were held for 1,618 Lexington County School District One graduates from the district’s five high schools last Tuesday and Wednesday. The ceremonies were held at the USC’s Colonial Life Arena. District officials said Lexington One graduates had earned about $114 million in scholarships. The district, through a press release, issued data about each graduating class. White Knoll High 393 graduates About $27 million…

Cayce officers who were shot, still hospitalized

The two Cayce Public Safety officers- who were shot Saturday morning-  are still in the hospital. City of Cayce Spokeswoman Ashley Hunter confirmed the status of the officers Monday morning. “Our Cayce officers and families appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers. We hope they are able to return home soon,” Hunter said. The two officers and a man running from police were…

Fridge burglar arrested and charged

Remember the video, from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, of the burglary suspect opening the fridge? Brittany Martin has been arrested and charged in that case, according a sheriff’s department report. Photo of Brittany Martin from the LCSD. Initial story: Suspect. (LCSD Capture) Two alleged burglars – shown in the photos – were caught on camera going through a Lawson…

In-Vest USA bulletproof vest fundraiser in Lexington hours after two Cayce officers shot

A concert planned to raise money to buy bulletproof vests for police officers became all the more timely after two Cayce Department of Public Safety officers were shot and wounded while pursuing a suspect who ran after a routine traffic stop Saturday morning. Less than 12 hours after the shooting, the previously scheduled event began at Lexington’s Icehouse Amphitheater, with…

Ridge View High’s Dasya’ Young has not missed day of school in 12 years

Dasya’ Young (Photo Submitted) Ridge View High School senior Dasya’ Young hasn’t missed a day of school in 12 years. The South Carolina Department of Education is recognizing her for perfect attendance from first-through-twelfth- grade. Dasya’ says her mother has been her personal alarm clock and made sure she had everything she needed before arriving to school. “I take attendance…

Trooper David Jones says Highway Patrol to be out in force for Memorial Day weekend

The Memorial Day weekend is upon us, bringing a day off and lots of festivities. Have fun say law enforcement authorities, but don’t be dangerous. Lance Cpl. David Jones of the S.C. Highway Patrol spoke to Tyler Ryan of the Dude Radio, Thursday. He said if you drink, do not drive. “Don’t even go into a function to have a…

Lexington County Animal Control looking for dog with paw caught in coyote trap

Coyote trap. (LCAC Photo) Lexington County officials say they have gotten a lot of calls and questions about a dog that’s moving around property on Glenn Road in Gaston with its paw caught in a coyote trap. Here’s a recap of what the Lexington County Animal Services division is doing to bring in the dog so it can receive immediate…