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Wanted man, 2 others arrested in Red Bank

 Lexington County deputies found a man wanted for burglary and made two other arrests Friday at a Red Bank home. Jeffrey Adam Flowers, 28, is accused of second degree burglary, according to arrest warrants. Deputies also arrested Michael Lee Pendleton, 28, and Cynara Deshay Davis, 30, as they searched for […]

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Oil change station coming to Augusta Road, West Columbia

Have seen the changes at the old Maurice’s Piggie Park Barbecue site across from the Walmart entrance on August Road, in West Columbia? It’s beside Ruby Tuesday. The barbecue restaurant has been closed a while. According to West Columbia City Councilman Mike Green, responding to a constituent’s inquiry, a Take […]

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Tim James wins Cayce City Council Dist. 1 seat

After a recount of votes for the Cayce City Council Dist. 1 seat, Tim James was certified as the Winner Thursday morning, according to a release from his campaign. James was ahead of Tiffany Aull by a count of 180-to-179 going into the certification process, Thursday. “The campaign was proven […]

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Woman, 75, identified as Lexington homicide victim

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a homicide that occurred at approximately 1 a.m., Saturday, in the 100 block of Industrial Drive in Lexington. According to Fisher, Ms. Janet Carol Buril, 75, of Lexington was pronounced dead at the scene due to blunt force trauma to […]

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Lexington Police investigate suspicious death

Lexington Police are working a suspicious death investigation and Police Chief Terrence Green is asking for those who may have information about this case to please come forward. On Saturday, at approximately 1:20 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Hickory Hill mobile home park, located at 142 Industrial Blvd. in […]

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New West Columbia houses on Tour of Homes

The Largest Open House of New Homes is the 2020 TOUR OF HOMES and it includes West Columbia properties.       It begins Saturday and will be held over the next two weekends in September from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays and from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on […]

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Lexington County man charged with murder

Lexington County deputies have arrested a Pelion man accused of murder in connection to a shooting death last month. William David House, 33, is charged with murder, according to an arrest warrant.The victim has not been positively identified, according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher. “Detectives have determined House and […]

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Transfer Colin Hill named USC’s QB for opener

Collin Hill will be the starting quarterback when the USC opens the 2020 football season, Gamecock Coach Will Muschamp announced the QB change Thursday. USC’s first game is against the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, Sept. 26. (USC Athletics Department photo – Colin Hill) Hill is a graduate transfer from Colorado […]

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2 killed on I-26 early Thursday morning

The SC Highway Patrol is reporting that two people were killed on I-26 early Thursday morning. A 2007 Chevrolet HHR was traveling west on I-26 in Richland County. The vehicle ran off the road and hit a guard rail. The driver of the HHR was killed, said Master Trooper Brian […]

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No COVID deaths occurred in South Carolina, Monday

Are we seeing the beginning of the end of the COVID crisis? No new COVID-19 deaths were reported for Monday The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control reported 14 SC COVID-19 deaths Monday, but all occurred at an earlier date. DHEC also announced: Lexington County had 33 new positive […]

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Cayce – West Columbia library branch is open

The Lexington County Library is several opening branches, including the Cayce – West Columbia branch, to the public during the following hours:Monday – Thursday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM Friday & Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Sunday 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. The branch is at 1500 Augusta Rd. […]

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Movement to end COVID restrictions grows

Several grassroots organizations are planning to gather at the SC Statehouse, at 10 a.m., Tuesday, to tell lawmakers that it is time to end COVID restrictions and open up the state, fully. The demonstrators do not want the governor to make any additional Executive Orders adding COVID 19 prohibitions. They […]

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Heavy fire damages Babcock Building in Columbia

Multiple crews responded to a fire at the historic Babcock Building in the Bull Street area of Columbia, Saturday morning. Fire fighters were attacking the fire from the outside of the building. EMS was also on scene, according to the Columbia Fire Department. The first crews responded sometime after 6:30 […]

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1 person killed in crash on I-20, Monday night

A multi-vehicle collision has left one person dead in Richland County, said Master Trooper David Jones of the South Carolina Highway Patrol.The incident occurred around 10:40 p.m. Monday. According to Jones, a 2015 Nissan Altima, a 2012 Dodge Avenger, and a 2018 Ford Fiesta were traveling eastbound on I-20 when […]

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City of West Columbia Releases community video

From Anna Huffman – City of West Columbia – The City of West Columbia has released their community video created by CGI Communications, Inc. The community video program will help to promote the City of West Columbia to new families, residents, and businesses. The videos can be found on the […]

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New school year for Lex 2 students begins, Tuesday

There will be school busses on the road Tuesday. Students return for the first day of the school year 2020-21. Photo is of Riverbank Elementary School teachers. Lexington School District Two teachers reported to school in August. Students have the option of attending class in-person two days of the week, […]

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Lexington County Deputy shot, Saturday

Lexington County deputies and other first responders were at the scene of a shooting in Manchester Park subdivision, in the Red Bank area of Lexington County, after a deputy was shot, Saturday afternoon. A man had barricaded himself in a house. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department later reported the man […]

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Greater Cayce West Columbia Chamber names 8 to Branding Committee

The Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center is excited to announce these dynamic, newly-appointed members of the Chamber Community Branding Committee: Phillip Blair – Owner, WECO Biergarten; Paulette Russell; Leasing & Development, EB Development; Kathy Whetzel – Owner, Whetzel’s Automotive; Ashley Lambert – Marketing Director, Steel Hands […]

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Man charged with sexually assaulting a child

A Gilbert man is accused of sexually assaulting a female child at a family gathering last weekend. Jose Perez, 24, is charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor and kidnapping, according to arrest warrants. “Detectives responded to the 300 block of Redhaven Road Sunday and interviewed people who were […]

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Crash in Lexington results in multiple injuries

All lanes of Augusta Road/US-1 at Tarrar Springs Road in Lexington have reopened. The road was closed because of a crash, according to the Lexington Police Department. Lexington County Fire Service and EMS responded quickly to the incident. Several people were transported to the hospital from the scene, according to […]

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Demolition of Pineview Elementary has begun

The demolition of Pineview Elementary, 3035 Leaphart Road in West Columbia, has started.  The 52,300-plus square-foot school was originally built in 1968 on nine acres of land. Pineview closed in spring of 2018, after hosting little Lexington Two students for 50 years. Would-be Pineview students now go to the new […]

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Looking for a job – House of Raeford is hiring

Looking for a job? House of Raeford is hiring for all positions. The poultry processing facility, at 414 Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia, is hiring for full-time positions and offers: great pay and excellent benefits.You can apply at House of Raeford’s offices or at: www.houseofraeford.com

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Lexington Police make 5 DUI arrests Saturday night

Lexington Police made five DUI arrests in the Town of Lexington, SC during Saturday night’s MADD South Carolina Saturation Saturday. These arrests started with traffic stops for speeding (as much as 20 mph over the speed limit); driving left of center and into oncoming traffic; and for disregarding a red […]

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Man who died in Lexington County crash is identified

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a single-vehicle collision that occurred Saturday at approximately 10:40 p.m., on U.S. 321 near Lewis Rast Road in Swansea. According to Fisher, Mr. Antonio Demond Robinson, 37, of Norway (SC) was traveling toward Columbia when […]

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Cayce-West Columbia Chamber kicks-off rebranding effort

From Ashley Hunter – Project Manager – The Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center has announced plans to kick off a community branding campaign that will reinvest time and funding into promoting local Chamber businesses and their services in the Cayce and West Columbia community. The goal of the […]

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West Columbia is an attractive place to live

The desire for housing in West Columbia is high for many reasons. “I’ve lived in West Columbia all my life,” said Curtis Loftis. He’s the Treasurer for the State of South Carolina and he owns commercial property in West Columbia, too. “There are a whole lot of good things happening […]

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Irmo Okra Strut has been cancelled

Irmo Mayor Barry Walker announced, in an email, Wednesday that this year’s Irmo Okra Strut has been cancelled. It was scheduled for Sept. 25 and 26. The annually scheduled event has been rescheduled for 2021. This year would have been the Okra Strut’s 47th year. Planners were hoping that some […]

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Driver involved in hit-and-run is sought by SCHP

South Carolina Highway Patrol is looking for information regarding a hit-and-run collision that occurred on Busbee Road near Pasture Road in Lexington County at 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 21. A vehicle ran off the left side of the road and hit a pedestrian, said the SCHP. The pedestrian sustained serious […]

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The pomp and circumstance of a presidential visit

By Terry Ward – I received a media advisory Sunday asking if I wanted press credentials to President Donald J. Trump’s Marine One Arrival and Air Force One Departure. It was scheduled for Monday at the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport. Trump had been in Charlotte for the start of the Republican National […]

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Photo shows arrest after dangerous police chase

There was a heavy law enforcement pressence on Sunset Boulevard, near I-20, in Lexington Monday afternoon. A photo issued by the Lexington Police Department shows an arrest. The scene developed after a traffic stop in Lexington resulted in a chase by law enforcement personnel. Parts of Sunset and Northside boulevards […]

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Hundreds receive school supplies from West Columbia churches

Brookland United Methodist Church in West Columbia teamed up with 12 Springs Community Church for a Back-to-school bookbag giveaway. There was also a school supply giveaway at Turner Memorial AME Church. Both were on Saturday. (Photos courtesy of Turner Memorial AME Church, Brookland United Methodist Church.) Hundreds of cars lined […]

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City of Cayce issues a new face covering ordinance

From Ashley Hunter – City of Cayce Spokeswoman – Members of the Cayce City Council unanimously adopted an updated face covering ordinance at the Wednesday City Council Meeting. Recent reports have shown that wearing a mask in public has decreased the chances of transferring the COVID-19 virus. A study done by the […]

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Gamecock Fall Sports allows fans with reduced seating capacity

From USC Athletic Department – All University of South Carolina Athletics fall sports home events will be allowed to have spectators in a reduced seating capacity after the South Carolina Department of Commerce approved the Gamecock Athletics Department’s plan for seating at its football, soccer and volleyball facilities. Per South […]

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Columbia Fire rescues juvenile from the river

The Columbia Fire Department conducted a water rescue with its first shift crews last Friday evening on the Broad River. The first-responders battled swift water conditions to pull a juvenile male to safety after his leg became stuck in the crevice of several rocks on a small dam on the […]

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Masks required at USC’s 10 scheduled football games

The Southeastern Conference’s COVID guidelines for attending football games includes masks. The SEC announced procedures for games Tuesday. South Carolina’s first game is Sept. 26, at home versus Tennessee. “Although local and state guidelines will determine if and how many fans can attend games, these guidelines provide conference-wide expectations for […]

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Lexington County deputies arrest 2 on drug charges

Lexington County narcotics agents arrested a man and a woman after patrol deputies detected drug activity at a Gaston mobile home. Derrick Lavern Johnson, 33, and Maritza Fuentes Sanchez, 22, are charged with trafficking heroin and meth, distribution of marijuana, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and three […]

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3 candidates running for Cayce City Council seat

There candidates have filed to run for the District One Cayce City Council Seat. Those candidates are Tiffany Aull, Tim James and Megan Lightle, according to Mary Brack, Director of the Lexington County Registration and Elections office. The election for the office is Sept. 22. Absentee voting for the election […]

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Crash blocks traffic near car wash in Lexington

There was a crash on Columbia Avenue (US-378) in Lexington Sunday afternoon, that closed lanes. The collision, at Franks’s Car wash, was caused by a mechanical issue when a vehicle unexpectedly entered the road from a business drive away, according to the Lexington Police Department. The Lexington Police Department reported […]

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Crash closed down Lexington County road, Saturday

A three vehicle collision on Industrial Boulevard had Wildlife Road closed for approximately 45 minutes, Saturday, according to the Lexington Police Department. Police set up a detour around the scene on Zenker Road and Longs Pond Road.Emergency personnel were on the scene and the road was evnetually cleared. The collision […]

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Line forms for the opening of Dream Deals

The line formed early Friday morning for the opening of Dream Deals. It opened at 9 a.m. It opens at 10 a.m.- after being restocked- Saturday. The new business offers a grab bag of first-come-first-get purchases of overstocked merchandise. Everything Friday is $6. Dream Deals is in Sunset Court West […]

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SC COVID-19 cases dropping

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in South Carolina dropped to under 1,000 for the fourth consecutive day, according to Thursday’s count. It is the longest streak of below 1,000 cases reported since the middle of June. The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control on Thursday announced 907 new […]

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West Columbia Dream Deals is opening Friday

The West Columbia Dream Deals is opening in Sunset Court, Friday. It’s at  2271 Sunset Boulevard According to a Dream Deals post: “Everything is ready to go for our grand opening on Friday!! We open the doors at 9 am and everything is $6/item!” At 5 p.m. Friday, Dream Deals […]

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West Columbia restaurants persevere amid COVID-19

West Columbia, like the rest of the country, has been dealing with the coronavirus crisis since March. The international pandemic has no doubt affected local businesses. “It’s still slow,” said Terry Close. She and her husband Bob, own Bricks and Stones Pizza Co. off of US 1 in Woodberry Plaza, […]

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West Columbia Beautification Foundation recognizes Whetzel’s Automotive as Quarterly Featured Property

The West Columbia Beautification Foundation awarded the quarterly featured property to Whetzel’s Automotive, 2017 Augusta Road, West Columbia, at the August 2020 Virtual Board Meeting, Thursday. Whetzel’s Automotive added beautiful landscaping and flowers to the property, continuing to help beautify the US 1 corridor.   West Columbia Beautification Foundation Vice-Chairman […]

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Spa 131 – Then and Now

This older photo is of the State Bank and Trust Company at 131 State Street in West Columbia in 1967. The photo came from an ad in the 1967 Airport High School Yearbook that is in the possession of Bill Mooneyhan. The building is the current site of Spa 131. […]

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64 Lexington Two students named AP Scholars

From Dawn Kujawa – Lexington Two Communications Director – Sixty-four Lexington Two high school students earned scores high enough on multiple AP exams to be named AP Scholars, with one earning National AP Scholar, a distinction given to fewer than 1 percent of students nationwide. The Advanced Placement (AP) Program […]

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Need a job – House of Raeford is hiring

House of Raeford Farms is hiring at all of its locations in SC, GA, LA, and NC. House of Raeford offers benefits and on the job training. There is a House of Raeford operation at 441 Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia. According to a company post, if you fill out […]

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Claude A. Taylor Elementary in Cayce is gone

Claude A. Taylor Elementary, at 103 Ann Lane in Cayce, is gone. In late June, Dawn Kujawa, Lexington Two Communications Director said in a press release demolition work was slated to begin in early July on Claude A. Taylor Elementary School in Cayce. That school has been torn down. Former […]

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Cayce ends moratorium on building large subdivisions

In December, the City of Cayce implemented a moratorium on the building of large scale residential subdivisions of 15 or more homes or multi-family units (apartment buildings) of four or more. Last Tuesday, Cayce City Council held a public meeting for input on the extension of the moratorium. City Council […]

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Driver disregards red light, causes crash in Lexington

A collision with injuries occurred at Sunset Blvd. (US-378) and Old Cherokee Road in Lexington, Friday morning. It caused several lane closures. Lanes reopened around 10:30 a.m., according to Lexington Police. Police asked drivers to be alert to emergency personnel on the scene and directing traffic. The collision was caused […]

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Houses going up in West Columbia’s Stillwater development

They are only shells right now, but the first houses in Stillwater are up.The Stillwater neighborhood is just off Highway 1 (Augusta Road) behind Hobby Lobby in West Columbia. The builder – Great Southern Homes- describes Stillwater as an enclave of single-family attached homes, approximately four miles to Columbia downtown, […]

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West Columbia’s 3rd Annual Kinetic Derby Day Canceled

 After careful consideration, the City of West Columbia’s 3rd Annual Kinetic Derby Day is canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day planning committee will continue to actively work with schools, artists, and businesses to engage broad community participation for next year’s event. West Columbia’s 4th Annual Kinetic Derby Day […]

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El Jimador Mexican Restaurant open in Cayce

The El Jimador Mexican Restaurant has opened at 514 Knox-Abbott Drive, in Cayce. The restaurant opened on May 15. It is beside Marcos Pizza, and across from the Brookland-Cayce High School stadium. Click for a link to the El Jimador The restaurant serves: burritos; fajitas; tacos; burgers, sandwiches, seafood, kids […]

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2 killed in overnight shooting in Cayce

Two people were killed in an overnight shooting in Cayce. At approximately 2 a.m. Sunday, the Cayce Department of Public Safety responded to a 911 call regarding shots fired on Allen Street, according to a release from City of Cayce Spokeswoman Ashley Hunter. Allen Street is off of Julius Felder […]

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West Columbia man has died while incarcerated

A West Columbia man has died while incarcerated in the Lexington County Detention Center. The inmate has been identified as 53-year-old Vincent Greg Horner Jr., according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher. “Lexington County deputies arrested Mr. Horner Thursday on charges of driving under suspension, simple possession of marijuana and […]

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SC State Fair to be “drive-thru” only this year

The South Carolina State Fair won’t take place this year, like it usually does.Due to the coronavirus crisis the fair will be a two-day free drive-through version. The drive-thru fair will be October 20 and Wednesday, October 21. The traditional fair will not be held. “In the midst of the […]

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East Point Academy offering 5-day, in-person classes

East Point Academy will offer full-day and five-day in-person instruction for school year 2020-21 at both of its West Columbia campus sites. The middle school is on Leaphart Street, off of Sunset Boulevard. The elementary school is on Chris Drive. East Point Academy is a tuition free Chinese immersion public […]

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3 die in Richland County pickup truck crash

Three people died in a pickup truck crash wreck Sunday morning in Richland County. The crash occurred at 2:08 a.m. on Two Notch Road near Grampian Hills Road, near the Two Notch Road and I – 77 intersection, according to Master Trooper Brian Lee of the South Carolina Highway Patrol. […]

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Building update on 2 Sunset Boulevard projects

The location of a Dunkin’ Donuts was announced in January, to be built at 2865 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia. It’s across from Lexington Medical Center. The other two spaces had “Retail Anchor” and “Retail” on them. PennTex Ventures Development was the company in charge of filling the space.The sign on […]

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Body of teen recovered from Congaree River near Cayce

The body of a missing teen has been recoverd from the Congaree River, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. The Cayce Department of Public Safety got a call regarding a missing swimmer around 5:47 p.m., Wednesday. A search by boat for the missing swimmer began less than 15 minutes […]

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United Bank replacing CresCom

United Bankshares Inc. acquired CresCom and Carolina Financial Corp. That deal was announced in late 2019. CresCom was Congaree State Bank before being changed over to CresCom in 2016. As a part of the agreement, Carolina Financial and CresCom will be folded into United Bankshares and United Bank, respectively. The […]

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Officers clear road after crash in Lexington

A collision on Sunset Blvd. at I-20 has traffic slowed or stopped in the area Wednesday afternoon before 2 p.m. Vehicles involved were removed from the road by Lexington Police officers and Lexington County Sheriff’s Department Traffic Division deputies. The collision was caused by a driver disregarding the traffic signal light.

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Informational signs installed on Cayce’s Riverwalk

The City of Cayce announced Wednesday the installation of new interpretive wayside exhibits (signs) along the Cayce Riverwalk and 12,000 Year History Park. The information came from Ashley Hunter, City of Cayce Spokeswoman. The signs are a collaborative effort between the City of Cayce, The River Alliance, South Carolina State Museum and the Central Carolina Community Foundation. The Foundation awarded a […]

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UPS employees arrested in gun theft ring, says sheriff

Lexington County deputies arrested five UPS employees last week in connection with guns stolen from the shipping company’s hub in West Columbia. Byron Burke, 19, Jalen Green, 19, Dishon Kinney, 18, Kenyon Peters, 18, and Tre’von Williams, 19, are charged with breach of trust, according to arrest warrants. Kinney and […]

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Airport High School fishing team finishes in the top 10

From Dawn Kujawa – Lexington Two Communications Director – One of Airport High School’s fishing teams finished in the top 10 in the 2019-20 Lower State High School Bass Challenge, Airport’s highest-ever season finish, and two other school teams placed. The pairing of Tanner Schultz and Jacob White finished 9th […]

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Woman dies after tree falls on her in boat on Lake Murray

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a fatal incident that occurred on Lake Murray on Saturday. The incident occurred at approximately 1 a.m. near Tom Drafts Point in Gilbert. According to Fisher, Ms. Kathryn Grayce Mullins, 20, of Statesboro, Georgia, was pronounced dead at an area […]

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Cayce’s Streetscaping plan is nearly complete

The City of Cayce has upgraded the highly traveled Knox-Abbott corridor with a major streetscaping project. There is still some minor utility work to do, but other than that the project is complete, said City of Cayce Spokeswoman Ashley Hunter. She said comprehensive project has made a difference in Cayce. […]

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Road cleared after Lexington crash near I-20 exit

The road has been cleared after a collision on Sunset Blvd. (US-378) at Northside Blvd. The Lexington Police Department reported multiple outbound lanes closed because of the Tuesday afternoon crash. Police asked that drivers seek an alternate route and to be alert for emergency personnel who were on scene. Lexington […]

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Lexington 2 adds full-time virtual option for 2020-21

The Lexington Two School District has added a new full-time virtual option for students from 5K-through-12th-grade for the 2020-21 school year. For more information about the Virtual Academy visit our website www.lex2.org for detailed information and the application. For students who want to participate in the Lexington Two Virtual Academy […]

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SC Virtual Charter School moving to West Columbia

The building signage for the South Carolina Virtual Charter School went up Friday. Swatch Graphics of State Street in Cayce put the letters up on the building. The school’s new Administrative Office is at 2023 Platt Springs Road, at the intersection of Glenn Street. The South Carolina Virtual Charter School […]

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Nephron expanding, adding 380 jobs

From Nephron Pharmaceuticals – One of the fastest-growing pharmaceuticals companies in the country, headquartered in Lexington Country, today announced several major expansion and investment projects. Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation plans a new $215 million investment in Lexington County, bringing 380 new full-time jobs to the area by 2024, and adding new […]

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Lexington 2 offering virtual option for 20-21 School Year

From Lexington Two Communications Director Dawn Kujawa -Lexington Two will launch a full-time 5K-12 Virtual Academy for the 2020-21 school year. The academy is one option in the district’s reopening plan for the new academic year. Additional details about the Virtual Academy, as well as plans for in-person instruction, will […]

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West Columbia passes mask requirement ordinance

West Columbia City Council approved an emergency ordinance mandating masks, Tuesday at its regular meeting. The ordinance required a two-thirds vote. It passed 8-1, with only Councilwoman Casey Hallman voting against. The mask mandate will go into effect at 6 a.m. Friday. Masks are required upon entering grocery stores, pharmacies […]

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City of Cayce approves mask mandate

From Ashley Hunter- City of Cayce Spokeswoman – Tuesday night, the Cayce City Council voted to enact an ordinance to mandate that masks be worn in places open to the general public, within the City Limits. This ordinance will become effective on Friday morning, July 10, at 6 a.m.. Individuals violating this ordinance […]

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Coroner releases identity of suspected drowning victim

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a suspected drowning. The man’s body was recovered from the Willow Cove Road area of Lake Murray shortly before 3 p.m. Monday. According to Fisher, Mr. Clint Alexander Brown, 38, of Columbia was recovered from the water and pronounced deceased […]

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Man drowns on Lake Murray

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources is reporting that a man drowned on Lake Murray after the boat he was in took on water and sunk. The drowning occurred Monday around 3 p.m. off of Willow Cove Road in Chapin, according to the report. Two men were in a 14-foot […]

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Nephron-Methapharm collaborate to help respiratory patients

Lexington County’s Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation is one of the fastest-growing pharmaceuticals companies in the country. Monday Nephron announced a new collaboration with Methapharm. Nephron is just outside of Cayce, on 12th Street Extension, and it has a West Columbia address. As a part of the collaboration, Nephron will produce kits […]

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Car crashes into cayce McDonald’s

From the Cayce Department of Public Safety – At 1 PM Monday a collision occurred in the 2900 block of Charleston Hwy. A red Mercury was traveling south on Charleston Hwy. when a black van crossed the roadway and struck it in the side. The Mercury left the right side […]

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Lexington County Fire extinguishers blaze

From Lexington County Communications – Lexington County Fire Services and EMS units responded to the 700 block of Archwood Street in Gaston for a residential structure fire Monday afternoon. Upon arrival, crews found a fully-involved double-wide mobile home with heavy smoke and flames coming from the home. Water-shuttle operations were […]

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Lexington man arrested for firing gun into a car

A man accused of firing shots into a parked car has been arrested, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. Elijah Michael Ross, 22, is charged with attempted murder, unlawful carry of a pistol and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants. “Based on evidence […]

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Center Street area projects coming along

“We’re starting to see it…a Savage vision coming to life,” is the update that appears on the Savage Craft Ale Works Facebook page. The rooftop bar behind the ld Brookland Court House and Fire Station is taking shape. Work on the soundstage on the grounds is progressing. Earlier this summer […]

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Cayce releases its new photo calendar

The City of Cayce is asking its residents to come pick up your free copy of the 2020-2021 Cayce City Calendars at Cayce City Hall. You can pick them up at the City Hall drive through located at 1800 12th Street. This year, the calendar features dates to remember, important […]

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West Columbia’s crepe myrtle glory

From Sunset Boulevard to Center Street and places in between, crepe myrtle trees are full of color in July. As the West Columbia Beatification Foundations is working diligently to bring in trees and flowers, there is some natural beauty to add support to the WCBF’s efforts. The colors range from […]

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EdVenture to reopen July 14

EdVenture Children’s Museum will be reopen beginning July 14. EdVenture in Columbia will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Timed tickets must be purchased or reserved in advance through the museum’s website. The museum’s staff will incorporate new safety, cleaning, and social distancing protocols for visitors. EdVenture Hartsville […]

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Update: missing Gaston teen found safe

Lexington County detectives were looking for Lilith Donelle Currier, 15, after she left her grandfather’s house in the 400 block of Irvin Jumper Street June 26, according to her family members. Lexington County deputies say a missing 15-year-old girl who hadn’t been seen in a week has been found safe. […]

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Summit Adventure West Columbia seeking kids to play

If you are looking for some hyper-activity for the kids, indoors, Summit Adventure West Columbia is open at 2245 Charleston Highway. It’s in the Cayce Commons Shopping Center. It’s a new indoor park that includes Olympic trampolines, basketball hoops, a separate trampoline area for children, and a wipe-out zone.  “We’re super […]

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Bobcat with rabies found in Lexington County

A rabid bobcat was discovered in Lexington, according to the Department of Health and Environmental Control The bobcat was found near Crimson Oak Drive and Blue Lake Drive, between U.S. 1 (Augusta Hwy.) and U.S. 378. A test confirmed that the bobcat had rabies. It was taken to DHEC’s lab […]

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Pineview, Taylor elementary schools to be demolished

From Dawn Kujawa – Lexington Two Communications Director – Demolition work is slated to begin this month at two vacant elementary schools in Lexington Two. Work is scheduled to start July 1, at Claude A. Taylor Elementary in Cayce. The 54,500-plus square-foot school was originally built in 1964 on eight […]

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Savage Craft Ale Works not ready yet, but getting closer

Savage Craft Ale Works is a high-profile, much-anticipated project at at 430 Center Street. Work on it is progressing. The schedule for completion has been disrupted due to the coronavirus, and the availability of construction materials. Savage Craft Ale Works is being built in the former West Columbia (1925) City […]