West Columbia

Man arrested in connection to child pornography distribution and possession

Bobby Eugene Satterfield Jr., 55, of West Columbia, has been arrested on 12 charges connected to the exploitation of a minor. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest Monday. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Attorney General’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), all…

President Trump visits Monday, Cayce Public Safety issues traffic information

U.S. President Donald Trump will attend an Election Eve campaign rally for S.C. Gov.Henry McMaster in West Columbia, Monday. The Director of the Cayce Department of Public Safety, Byron Snellgrove, stated, “The City of Cayce and the Cayce Department of Public Safety is proud to host and escort President Trump in our beautiful city. We will continue to keep the…

His House Ministries store destroyed in overnight fire

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Murder suspect arrested after more than a year on the run

Kevin Lawrence Pearson- LCSD photo A West Columbia man wanted since March 2017 in connection with a fatal shooting was arrested Thursday night. Kevin Lawrence Pearson, 26, is charged with murder and criminal conspiracy for his role in a February 2017 homicide on Princeton Road in West Columbia, according to arrest warrants. “Detectives have treated Pearson as our most wanted…

Pres. Donald Trump coming to Airport High School for McMaster Campaign

President Donald Trump will attend an Election Eve campaign rally for S.C. Gov.Henry McMaster in West Columbia, on Monday. The event is free and open to the general public. General admission tickets can be obtained by clicking “Register” on Page Link and then filling out the form. Doors open at 4 p.m. The event will start at 6 p.m. Mon,…

From police officer to city administrator, Brian Carter proud to serve West Columbia

From West Columbia PD archive Show Caption Hide Caption Brian Carter the early years Show Caption Hide Caption Brian1 Show Caption Hide Caption Vintage Brian Carter photo Show Caption Hide Caption Carter in office now Show Caption Hide Caption West Cola Clean Up Day 2004 Show Caption Hide Caption Officer Carter, 2005 Show Caption Hide Caption Art on State exhibit…

West Columbia passes final reading of budget

West Columbia City Council. The City of West Columbia passed final reading of its 2018-19 fiscal year budget Monday. A general fund budget of $16,126,000 was approved. The budget funds three additional firefighters for the city. The new firefighters would also be trained as paramedics. The budget also includes money for a new rescue vehicle and funding for the West…

Mickey Pringle sworn in as West Columbia’s newest member of city council

Mickey Pringle sworn in by Judge Kenneth Ebener. Kameron Pringle, Mickey Pringle’s grandson, holds the Bible. Photo by Terry Ward Mickey Pringle was sworn in as the West Columbia District 5 representative on city council Monday night. Judge Kenneth Ebener administered the oath of office to Pringle. Kameron Pringle, Mickey Pringle’s grandson, holds the Bible. Pringle was not seated earlier…

Overturned truck blocks Knox-Abbott Drive in Cayce Monday evening

Two lanes of traffic on Knox Abbott Drive (in front of the Neighborhood WalMart Store) were reopened Monday night.  The road had been completely  blocked after an 18-wheeler truck overturned causing scrap metal and debris to spill across Knox Abbott Drive. No one was injured in the accident. City of Cayce Spokeswoman Asheley Hunter gave an update of the incident, after…

Former Lexington County deputy charged with illegal disclosure of information

Brandon William Jones- LCSD photo A former Lexington County deputy sheriff has been charged with sharing the personal information of private citizens last year. Brandon William Jones, 32, allowed and facilitated the unlawful examination of private records to citizens and friends from Jan. 1, 2017, until July 5, 2017, according to an arrest warrant. An affidavit attached to the warrant…

Home prices increasing, being sold quickly in the Midlands

South Carolina Realtors released its monthly data report Wednesday.  It shows a competitive housing market in the Greater Columbia area using year-to-date information. And new home listings in the state as a whole are up  compared to last year. The Midlands area shows trends proving that not only are more houses being sold, but they are also being purchased more…

Service announced for Vanessa Biery, wife of Dr. Adam Lazzarini, toxicology report pending

Dr. Adam Lazzarini-LCSD photo. Vanessa Brooke Biery, 43, of West Columbia, died Monday, April 30. She was the wife of Dr. Adam Lazzarini. After her death, Lazzarini was charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection to the October death of William Player Holland, who was shot at 256 Hunters Mill Dr. in Cayce. That’s the same address where Biery died. The…

City of Cayce offering a guided tour of historical Ft. Congaree this Saturday

City of Cayce image. The City of Cayce is offering a Guided Historical Walking Tour of Fort Congaree beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 16, at the 12,000 Year History Park on Congaree Creek.  The 12,000 Year History Park is at 1120 Fort Congaree Trail, Cayce.  Tours are 60-to-90 minutes long, focusing on local history. National Park trained volunteers Gary and Sue Kelly lead…

Firefighters/paramedics and rescue vehicle in first reading of West Columbia budget

West Columbia City Administrator addresses city council, Tuesday The City of West Columbia passed first reading of its 2018-19 fiscal year budget last Tuesday. “This has been a long process the city has gone through,” said City Administrator Brian Carter. A general fund budget of $16,126,000 was approved along with a water-sewer budget of $17,150,000. Carter said department directors began…

Two out of three candidates present for Lexington County Council Dist. 8 debate

Conwell and Crouch Show Caption Hide Caption Candidates with empty podium Show Caption Hide Caption Chamber sign Show Caption Hide Caption Bill’s Pickin’ Parlor Show Caption Hide Caption crowd after debate Show Caption Hide Caption Bill’s Music Shop hosted event. Karamie Sullivan photos. Two out of the three Lexington County Town Council candidates from District 8 met Thursday evening at…

Sunset Boulevard bank robbery suspect arrested

Timithy McCants. LCSD photo. A Swansea man has now been arrested in relation to a bank robbery that occurred Wednesday morning at First Citizens Bank on Sunset Boulevard. According to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, Timithy McCants, 58, demanded money by presenting a note to a teller at First Citizens Bank. He is being charged with robbery and entering a…

Nephron CEO Lou Kennedy supports Glen Conwell in Lexington County Council Dist. 8 race, miffed by opponent’s attack

Kennedy announced pay raises and bonuses for hundreds of employees in December. Nephron Pharmaceuticals Owner and CEO Lou Kennedy made a campaign donation to Lexington County Council District 8 Candidate Glen Conwell. Incumbent Ned Tolar is circulating an email calling on Conwell to return that contribution. Conwell is challenging Tolar in the June 12, GOP primary. Chuck Crouch is also…

Gray Collegiate hires Charles Assey Sr. as new baseball head coach

New Gray Collegiate Academy head baseball coach Charles Assey Sr. and athletics director Adam Holmes. Thomas Grant Jr. By Thomas Grant Jr. Nearly 19 years have passed since Charles Assey served as a head coach. A successful financial planner for MassMutual since 1999, the former 8-time champion in baseball and football has been content assisting his son Charles Jr. both at…

Lexington County Deputies respond to bank robbery on Sunset Boulevard

First Citizens Bank LCSD photo Show Caption Hide Caption crime scene unit Show Caption Hide Caption LCSD photo The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department announced through a tweet that deputies responded to a bank robbery at First Citizens Bank on Sunset Boulevard around 10 a.m. Wednesday morning. According to the LCSD Twitter account, crime scene investigators arrived around 10:30 a.m. to…

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…

Lexington County Council District 8 Candidate Forum is Thursday

There will be a Candidate Forum for Lexington County Council District 8 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 7.  Participating Candidates are: Charles “Chuck” Crouch; Glenn Conwell; and Ned Tolar. It will be held at Bill’s Music Shop & Pickin’ Parlor 710 Meeting St, West Columbia. The forum is sponsored by the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of…