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Chapin man accused of trying to burn up his family

A Lexington County man is charged with three counts of attempted murder after family members told deputies he poured gasoline inside his Chapin home and attempted to ignite it with them inside. Mark Allen Bell, 47, is accused of pouring gasoline on the floor and throwing it on multiple people while making threats Tuesday morning, according to arrest warrants. “Those…

Lexington County man wanted on murder charge turns himself in

 A Lexington County man charged with murder in connection to a fatal shooting last month turned himself in early Wednesday morning. Jeremy Antonio Williams is accused of shooting Derrick James Jones multiple times on Hampton Road May 30, according to the arrest warrant. Williams was served with two additional warrants Wednesday. “Williams is also charged with possession of a weapon…

Lexington County Fire Service reports details of fatal fire

Lexington County 911 dispatched Fire Service and EMS personnel to the 2000 block of Old Dunbar Road at 10 p.m. Tuesday night in reference to a residential structure fire. Click for link to initial story: Child dies in residential fire Before arriving on scene, firefighters were informed that an individual may have been entrapped in the home. Upon arrival, firefighters entered…

Six-year-old dies in residential fire in West Columbia

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a residential structure fire that occurred just before 10 p.m., Tuesday, on Old Dunbar Road in West Columbia. Aiyanna Shaw was pronounced dead at the scene of the fire, according to Fisher. The victim, age 6, was a resident of the home.  An autopsy has been scheduled for Wednesday.  The…

West Columbia on board with Congaree River Southern Lights Exhibit coinciding with eclipse

1/3lights 2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3Lights Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3lights 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Chris Robinson is an artist and professor at the University of South Carolina. He is creating a light-beaming art project that will be placed between the Gervais Street and Blossom Street bridges. Laura Ros, of “What’s Next Midlands” asked West Columbia City Council…

Lexington is Columbia’s next major retail corridor, says report

Lexington is Columbia’s next major retail corridor according to a report on Collier’s International-South Carolina Webpage. A partial report is listed under Quarter One 2017 of the “Columbia Retail Market Report.” The report reads: “The Lexington County retail corridor is a 2-mile stretch along Sunset Boulevard from North Lake Drive to the Target-anchored Lexington Pavilion shopping center. The corridor is booming,…

Ribbon cut on Batteries + Bulbs store in West Columbia

The ribbon was cut on the new Batteries + Bulbs store at  2400-B Augusta Rd. in West Columbia , Tuesday morning. Pictured are: Dondee Lewis of the Greater-Cayce West Columbia Chamber Board, Anna Huffman, public information officer for the City of West Columbia, B.J. Unthank, economic development director, City of West Columbia, Todd Karnes, manager of Batteries + Bulbs, Bates…

Overturned vehicle on I-20 blocking several lanes

An overturned vehicle on I-20 at Mile Marker 54 has resulted in the blocking of multiple lanes, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.  The accident was reported around 2:30 p.m. Monday. LCSD Photo Categories: Batesburg-Leesville, Cayce, Chapin, Gilbert, Irmo, Lexington, Lexington County, Pelion, Swansea, West Columbia

Ft. Jackson celebrates its 100th birthday with concert party for everyone

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Chapin Downtown Farmer’s Market offers food and fun on a warm Saturday morning

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REMINDER – Hunter Hayes, Kellie Pickler playing Ft. Jackson Centennial Celebration, Saturday

Click for website Fort Jackson Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will present a Fort Jackson Centennial Celebration featuring country artists Hunter Hayes and Kellie Pickler, taking place at Hilton Field on Saturday, (June 3.) Gates open at 5:30 p.m. It’s Hunter Hayes’ first time at Fort Jackson. Pickler last performed on post in 2011. The Fort Jackson Centennial Celebration will…

Lexington County man gets life for murdering estranged wife with her 10-year-old daughter present

1/2Rachel Peters Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Sean Peters – Lexington County Detention Center Photo Show Caption Hide Caption Sean Patrick Peters,39, has been sentenced to life in prison for murder. The sentence came after his guilty plea for murder in the shooting death of his wife, Rachel Peters, on December 13, 2015. Eleventh Circuit Chief Administrative Judge Eugene C. Griffith,…

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…

Councilman Ned Tolar says Malfunction Junction fix through West Columbia neighborhoods is unlikely

Section of I-26 near the neighborhoods being discussed. ColaDaily Photo) The S.C. Department of Transportation is reviewing plans for the I-20/126 East-West Connector Directional Interchange Alternative. The plan is designed to alleviate congestion in an area known as Malfunction Junction at I-26 and 126 going into Columbia. One of the plans, among several, would severely impact five neighborhoods in the…

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) …

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…

Brookland-Cayce’s graduation is Thursday, Airport’s graduation is Friday

ColaDaily Photo Brookland-Cayce’s graduation is at 8 a.m. Thursday at the stadium on the school’s campus. Airport’s graduation is at 8 a.m. Friday at the stadium on the Airport campus. Lexington School District Two’s Adult Education’s graduation was held last Thursday (May 25.) Brookland-Cayce’s graduation is Thursday, Airport’s graduation is Friday Categories: Cayce, Education, Lexington, Lexington County, Swansea, West Columbia