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Lexington County deputies seek suspect related to aggravated assault incident

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a suspect in connection to an aggravated assault. According to the sheriff’s department the assault occurred around 6:15 p.m., Friday in the 500 block of Gardner’s Terrace Road. As a result of the alleged assault, a victim was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. Anyone with information about the assault, is…

Cayce’s Soiree on State is Saturday, music, art, food, and kids events

Cayce’s Soiree on State this Saturday offers something for everybody, according to Cayce Mayor Elise Partin. She said there will be lots of live music, an area for kids, food vendors, food trucks, a trolley for convenience, and more than 40 artists. The Soiree on State begins at noon and lasts until 8 p.m. The City of Cayce has partnered…

Presbyterian retirement community holds statewide Olympic games

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Lexington County man sentenced to life for 2016 double murder

Robert Dumon Johnson – LCDC photo. Robert Dumon Johnson, 36, of Gaston, pleaded guilty Thursday to the 2016 murders of Brenda Posey and Harry Smith in Lexington County. Judge Eugene C. Griffith, Jr.sentenced Johnson to two life sentences without the possibility of parole. Eleventh Circuit Solicitor Rick Hubbard stated, “I’d like to commend the hard work of Deputy Solicitor Shawn…

Lexington Police recognized for DUI enforcement

LPD The Lexington Police Department was recognized by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, Wednesday, during the “2017 DUI Enforcement Recognition and Law Enforcement DUI Challenge” ceremony. The LPD was recognized as the “Agency of the Year” for a department size of 51-100 officers. The Lexington Police Department had 200 arrests for DUI in 2017. PFC Nick Thompson won…

Man thought to have been beaten, died of natural causes, says coroner

An autopsy to determine the cause of death of a man who was reportedly beaten while picking up his newspaper in the Cobbs Hill Subdivision was conducted on April 3, according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher. The autopsy concluded that the manner of death was natural. Through extensive examination and investigation, the external injuries were determined to have been…

Erica Page, of Pelion High School, named National Assistant Principal of the Year

Erica Page, assistant principal of Pelion High School. Erica Page, assistant principal of Pelion High School has been named 2018 National Assistant Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Her award announcement kicks off NASSP’s annual celebration of National Assistant Principals Week. When Page went from being a teacher in a large, 4A school to an…

Lexington mother of 3 reported missing, has been found

A Lexington County woman who had been reported missing was located Tuesday in Aiken County. Deputies from Lexington and Aiken counties found Ashley Nicole Rabon, 26, in a house with her phone. She told investigators she left her home last month willingly. Deputies took a missing person report on Rabon March 31. Since then, investigators have been working to locate…

Kinetic Derby Day participants get a practice run in West Columbia, Sunday

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Pedestrian struck by 3 vehicles, killed on I-26 in West Columbia

Three vehicles hit a pedestrian who was trying to cross I-26 Sunday night. The incident occurred near mile marker 110 at about 9:30 p.m., according to Lance Cpl. Matt Southern of the S.C. Highway Patrol. The site of the collision is in West Columbia, in Lexington County. The collision resulted in the death of the pedestrian. A 2016 Jeep, driven…

Men soliciting children for a ride, say Lexington Police

1/3SLED Composite 18001406 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3SLED Composite 18001422 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/32002-chevrolet-suburban Show Caption Hide Caption The Lexington Police Department is requesting help to identify two male subjects who approached children asking if they needed a ride in two separate incidents. Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green reported the incidents Friday morning. On the afternoon of Saturday, March…

Kinetic Derby Day practice run set for Sunday in West Columbia

Kinetic Derby Day Practice Run Who: City of West Columbia Kinetic Derby Day Practice Cars Kinetic Derby Day Race Participants What: Center Street from State Street to Shuler Street will be closed from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 8. City of West Columbia Staff and Kinetic Derby Day race participants will gather to practice run Soap Box…

Coroner releases names of 3 teens killed in Irmo car crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the identities of the three juveniles that were killed Wednesday in a single-vehicle accident. The crash occurred Wednesday at approximately 9:37 p.m. in the 100 block of Piney Grove Road in Lexington County. Fisher stated that Travis Lamount Green, Jr., 15, of Columbia was transported toPalmetto Health Richland where he died shortly after…

Lexington’s Lidl grocery store cuts ribbon, welcomes hundreds at grand opening

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Rachelle Moody announced as Cayce’s interim city manager

Rachelle Moody Cayce City Council announced Thursday that Assistant to the City Manager Rachelle Moody, has been appointed as the interim city manager. “We are so thrilled to appoint Rachelle as interim City Manager. She has done such a phenomenal job for the City of Cayce in her positions as Special Projects and Grants Manager and Assistant to the City…

Rhythm on the River Spring Concert Series begins Saturday

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Midlands Media Group introduces FIZZ, internet radio site

Click for link to FIZZ Radio The owners of 94.3 The Dude, and ColaDaily have incorporated another media outlet. Link to FIZZ Radio – The Sound of Soda City FIZZ – The Sound of Soda City, is a local internet radio format that is specifically geared toward the Columbia area. The type of music FIZZ offers is “Album Adult Alternative,” similar…

Coroner awaiting autopsy results of man reportedly beaten while getting his newspaper

According to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher, an autopsy to determine the cause of death of a man who was reportedly beaten while picking up his newspaper in the Cobbs Hill Subdivision was conducted  Tuesday. The results of the autopsy are currently pending further studies. Fisher may release the decedent’s identity later in the week, depending on whether autopsy findings…

U.S. Rep Joe Wilson holds Apprenticeship Forum for Midlands Tech students

US Rep. Joe Wilson at forum. Students were invited to attend Congressman Joe Wilson’s Apprenticeship Forum at Midlands Technical College, Airport campus, Tuesday afternoon. Wilson invited six different experts from technical education and manufacturing to join him on the stage in a panel. The panelists and Wilson discussed the growing skills gap not just within our state, but nationally. “I…

Lexington County man, beaten getting his newspaper, has died

A Lexington County man who appears to have been beaten while getting his newspaper has died. Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies said Monday night that the victim, a man in his 60s, had died from his injuries. The incident happened in front of the victim’s home, on Wesley Court, in the Cobbs Hill Subdivision off of Emanuel Church Road on March…

Chapin’s Doza Rizen opens new store in Ballentine

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Nike Palmetto Cup high school soccer tournament begins Tuesday

Special to ColaDaily  The Nike Palmetto Cup has undergone quite an evolution. The tournament started in 1993 as the Brookland-Cayce Classic by co-founder and former Bearcats’ head coach Kevin Heise and his brother Kyle. In 2002, it became the Palmetto Cup. For six years, the tournament has been recognized as the NIKE Palmetto Cup to reflect the sponsorship from the…

Lexington Police Department holding Rape Aggression Defense training class

The Lexington Police Department is holding a Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) training class,  taught by officers who are certified R.A.D. Instructors. The three day R.A.D. classes will be taught at the Lexington Police Department with classes beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 9 p.m. each night.  Monday, April 2  Tuesday, April 3  Wednesday, April 4 The…

Lexington County man sentenced to 18 years for strangulation death

Mykell “A.J.” Lerch – Lexington County Detention Center photo Mykell “A.J.” Lerch, a 25-year-old Lexington County man, was sentenced to 18 years in prison Friday, for the asphyxiation of Mark Alexander Zeigler. Zeigler was killed at his residence at 1137 Seminole Drive in West Columbia in 2013. The trial began on Monday and during the middle of the trial, Lerch…