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Airport High School student arrested for criminal sexual conduct at school

The Cayce Department of Public Safety has arrested and charged 17-year old Marqueze Levar Jackson with 3rd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct. The arrest is related to an incident that allegedly occurred on the Airport High School campus on March 26. Both Jackson and the 14-year-old victim were students at the school at the time of the alleged incident. Jackson is…

Spring sports season coming to an end for high school teams

The Lexington High School girls’ soccer team has clinched a fourth straight region title. LHS photo. By Thomas Grant Jr. The regular season in high school spring sports is drawing to a close. Teams in soccer, softball and baseball have either won and closing in on region titles, while the lacrosse playoffs kicked off for five teams. SOCCER Top-ranked and…

Heart and Sole Run is Saturday, to create female heart disease awareness

Women from all around will come to Columbia’s Finlay Park Saturday to participate in Lexington Medical Center’s 17th Heart and Sole Run. According to Race Director Jeanne Moffett, the purpose of the race is to create awareness about heart disease in women, which is the number one killer of women today. Moffett said this is the type of race any…

Storm causes property damage, Red Cross helping

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Storm blows through, wreaks havoc in Richland, Lexington counties

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Severe weather, possible tornado, in Columbia forecast

A tornado watch has been issued for Columbia and parts of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The tornado watch is valid until 7 p.m. Sunday. The National Weather Service’s Columbia office issued the tornado watch, Sunday. In addition, a line of thunderstorms are predicted to move in and produce strong, damaging gusts of wind, and the possibility of…

Cayce’s Soiree on State – Photo gallery

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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…

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…

Frank Jovanelly, former Airport High School principal, returning as interim

Frank Jovanelly A familiar face is returning to Airport High School to serve as interim principal starting Tuesday. Frank Jovanelly, who was Airport’s principal for 10 years, will now serve as interim, as the district conducts a search for a new principal. CR Hall, who has been serving in that role since February, will return to her job as principal…

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…

Cayce churches host first responder appreciation events

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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…