Articles by: Terry Ward

Dam to be removed from Cayce’s Congaree Creek, beginning Tuesday

Dam to be removed from Cayce’s Congaree Creek, beginning Tuesday

From S.C. Department of Natural Resources Through a successful partnership, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, American Rivers, Congaree Riverkeeper and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service have announced plans to remove a small dam from a Cayce creek beginning Tuesday. “The City of Cayce takes pride in its abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities. Removal of the relic […]

by · May 21, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
All-Way Stop being installed at 16th St. and D Ave. in West Columbia

All-Way Stop being installed at 16th St. and D Ave. in West Columbia

All-Way Stop signage is being installed at 16th Street and D Avenue in West Columbia. It will be in effect on Tuesday, May 28. The All-Way Stop is beijng installed to lessen speeding in the area. West Columbia Councilman Trevor Bedell, West Columbia city staff, and the South Carolina Department of Transportation have been working together to install the All-Way […]

by · May 21, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
8-year-old died, woman, man accused of plotting home invasion

8-year-old died, woman, man accused of plotting home invasion

A Lexington woman and a Columbia man have been charged and declared co-defendants in connection with a home invasion that led to the shooting death of a child. Click for link to original report on boy’s death. Linda Lyn Monette, 23, who was in the home at the time of the crime, is charged with murder, attempted murder, criminal conspiracy, […]

by · May 20, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Coroner identifies pedestrian teen struck by vehicle

Coroner identifies pedestrian teen struck by vehicle

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher identified the pedestrian who was fatally struck by a motor vehicle shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday in the 400 block of Broad Street in Gilbert. According to Fisher, Mr. Damarj Torrel Morris, 18, of Lexington was in the roadway when he was struck by a motor vehicle. Morris was pronounced dead at the scene due […]

by · May 20, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Rescue conducted on the Saluda River, near zoo

Rescue conducted on the Saluda River, near zoo

Personnel from the Columbia Fire Department’s Swiftwater Rescue team were needed on the Saluda River near Riverbanks Zoo Saturday afternoon. Four people became stranded on part of the Mill Race Dam due to high water levels.Everyone was rescued and brought to shore safely, according to a CFD report. CFD photo. The river was high and moving fast Saturday due to […]

by · May 20, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Man charged with stabbing his mother to death

Man charged with stabbing his mother to death

Lexington County deputies arrested and charged a Columbia man with murder in the fatal stabbing of his mother Friday. The victim was identified as 60-year-old Jocelyn Murray, according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher. J.W. Hayes Jr., 40, is charged with murder and possessing a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants. “Based on what detectives have determined […]

by · May 20, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
3 possibly exposed to rabies  after rabid cat found near downtown Lexington

3 possibly exposed to rabies after rabid cat found near downtown Lexington

The Department of Health and Environmental Control said Thursday that three people have been referred for medical checks after they were potentially exposed to rabies. They were referred after a stray cat caught near downtown Lexington tested positive for rabies. According to DHEC officials, the potential exposure occurred May 10 when the victims were attacked by a stray cat near […]

by · May 20, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Coroner identifies woman who died in West Columbia crash

Coroner identifies woman who died in West Columbia crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a single-vehicle accident. It occurred in the 600 block of West Dunbar Road in West Columbia at approximately 8:45 p.m., Thursday. According to Fisher, Ms. Alexis Younginer, 26, of Irmo was pronounced dead at the scene due to her injuries. Ms. Younginer’s vehicle left the right side of […]

by · May 17, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Enhancements to River District good for Kinetic Derby Day’s future

Enhancements to River District good for Kinetic Derby Day’s future

“It was a wonderful event,” Special Events Coordinator Kelli Ricard told West Columbia City Council at council’s May meeting, as she gave her final report on the 2019 Kinetic Derby Day. The event was a huge success in its second year Ricard said. It drew three times as many visitors than the first Kinetic Derby Day. And there were more […]

by · May 17, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Retiring Lexington 2 employees honored at  reception

Retiring Lexington 2 employees honored at reception

Twenty retiring Lexington Two employees were honored at a reception Thursday. The reception was held before the monthly Board of Trustees meeting at the district office. Among those who have announced their retirement as of June 30 are: Airport High Deborah Ann Hightower Margaret Martin Wanda Sharpe Brookland-Cayce High Anita Brown Bruce Culcleasure Lynn Summer Paulette Truett Cayce Elementary Lynn […]

by · May 17, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
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