Articles by: Terry Ward

Springdale’s Wilton Road repair completion date is set for April 30

Springdale’s Wilton Road repair completion date is set for April 30

The completion date on the Wilton Road repair in Springdale is April 30. Jeremy Yuhas, resident construction engineer for the S.C. Department of Transportation, said that is the target date. “I’ve been down there to check on it,” said Rep. Micah Caskey, who lives around the block from the work site. “It looks like the progress on it is going […]

by · February 20, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
Woman found dead in hotel, Columbia Police ask for clues

Woman found dead in hotel, Columbia Police ask for clues

Columbia Police Department officers are investigating a murder that occurred at a local motel in North Columbia Tuesday afternoon. Initially, officers responded to the InTown Suites located at 1633 Broad River Road shortly before 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, for a reported suspicious death. Motel employees found a deceased female inside a room and called 9-1-1. After an autopsy conducted Wednesday morning, […]

by · February 19, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
Woman who died in Monday motorcycle crash identified

Woman who died in Monday motorcycle crash identified

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died following a motorcycle crash at approximately 1:15 p.m. on Monday.  The incident location was Clemson Road at Salisbury Lane, Columbia. Emina H. Yates, 39, of Algrave Drive, Columbia was the driver of a motorcycle that collided with a vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene. […]

by · February 19, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
Fatal crash shuts down lanes of I-20, Wednesday afternoon

Fatal crash shuts down lanes of I-20, Wednesday afternoon

At least one person is dead after an accident on I-20 west bound Wednesday afternoon. The crash has west bound lanes blocked. The S.C. Highway patrol is on the scene, according to Master Trooper David Jones. The crashed happened after 1 p.m. Wednesday and the interstate was still backed up at 3:30 according to SC Department of Public Safety cameras. […]

by · February 19, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
Public service for Faye Swetlik, is 7 p.m., Friday at Trinity Baptist, Cayce

Public service for Faye Swetlik, is 7 p.m., Friday at Trinity Baptist, Cayce

Trinity Baptist Church (2003 Charleston Highway Cayce) will be hosting a remembrance service for Faye Marie Swetlik Friday (Feb. 21) at 7 pm in their Worship Center. Trinity Associate Pastor Micah Merchant announced the details Wednesday. The family has requested that this be a child friendly event and encourages all participants to wear pink and purple in honor of Faye. […]

by · February 19, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
“The unimaginable happened here,” said Cayce Mayor Elise Partin

“The unimaginable happened here,” said Cayce Mayor Elise Partin

“The unimaginable happened here, said Cayce Mayor Elise Partin at a candlelight vigil for 6-year-old Faye Swetlik, who was killed last week after being abducted. “A child went missing and won’t be coming home.” A crowd gathered under a gray and rainy sky for the vigil that was held late Tuesday afternoon at Cayce City Hall.   Partin said, through tears, […]

by · February 18, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
Coty Taylor, who killed little Faye, committed suicide

Coty Taylor, who killed little Faye, committed suicide

Faye Swetlik died of asphyxiation said Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. Coty Scott Taylor,30, killed her. His DNA was on her body. Faye is the six-year-old who went missing from her Churchill Heights home in Cayce on the afternoon of Monday, Feb. 10. Cayce Department of Public Safety Director Byron Snellgrove said at approximately […]

by · February 18, 2020 · 5 comments · NEWS
8 deaths in 4 days emotionally draining for Lexington County coroner

8 deaths in 4 days emotionally draining for Lexington County coroner

From Thursday to Sunday was a deadly four days in Lexington County. In that time period, the office of Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher reported eight deaths of not natural causes. That number includes the death of Faye Marie Swetlik, age 6. Besides the tragic saga of Faye Swetlik, there were six road-related fatalities in Lexington County. “It was all […]

by · February 18, 2020 · 4 comments · Uncategorized
Obituary published for Faye Swetlik – Public memorial service is 7 p.m. Friday

Obituary published for Faye Swetlik – Public memorial service is 7 p.m. Friday

Funeral arrangements were announced Monday for 6-year-old Faye Swetlik. She was found dead Thursday after going missing on Monday (Feb. 10.) Caughman-Harman Funeral Home (Click link) published an obituary for little Faye. Also, a memorial service at 7 p.m. Friday for Faye will be held at Trinity Baptist Church in Cayce. There has been an outpouring of emotion for the […]

by · February 18, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
One dies in motorcycle crash in Richland County

One dies in motorcycle crash in Richland County

A motorcycle crash on Clemson Road in Richland County has left one person dead. The incident occurred around 1:26 p.m. Monday, according to Cpl. Sonny Collins of the South Carolina Highway Patrol. He said a 2017 Kawasaki motorcycle was traveling west on Clemson Road when a 2008 Toyota traveling east was making a left-hand turn onto Salisbury Lane. The vehicle […]

by · February 18, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
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