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Coroner identifies man shot and killed in Lexington

Coroner identifies man shot and killed in Lexington

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a fatal shooting. The shooting occurred at approximately 8 p.m., Friday in the 1100 block of Kenneth Drive in Lexington. According to Fisher, Mr. Edward Douglas Reaves, 26, of Lexington was pronounced dead at the scene due to an apparent gunshot wound to the upper body. The investigation by the […]

by · September 10, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Coroner releases report on nine-month-old’s death, couple charged with homicide

Coroner releases report on nine-month-old’s death, couple charged with homicide

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the official cause of death of an infant killed Saturday, Sept. 1, in the 3900 block of Charleston Highway in West Columbia. According to Fisher, an autopsy was performed Friday on nine-month-old Miguel Angel Alvarado.  The autopsy concluded that the infant sustained blunt force injuries to the head and chest, resulting in subdural […]

by · September 10, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Attention turns to emergency preparedness plans in West Columbia this month

Attention turns to emergency preparedness plans in West Columbia this month

September is National Preparedness Month, and there has been good reason to be ready in West Columbia in recent years. The flood of 2015 impacted West Columbia’s Riverwalk and required families and emergency crews to respond. Floods from Hurricane Matthew in 2016 wreaked havoc on the city. And in 2017 Hurricane Irma resulted in an emergency response from officials. The […]

by · September 7, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia codes manager to attend neighborhood meetings, address weeds, derelict vehicles, other nuisance violations

West Columbia codes manager to attend neighborhood meetings, address weeds, derelict vehicles, other nuisance violations

The City of West Columbia has selected Officer Jeff Phillips to lead the Code Compliance Department as Code Compliance Manager. Phillips will be attending homeowners association meetings, church groups, and civic and commercial organizations to get a feel for the culture of complaints and to explain the complexities and challenges of the job such as absentee land owners and dealing […]

by · September 7, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Retail center planned for Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia

Retail center planned for Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia

New commercial property is coming. A retail center is being planned for 2875 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia. It’s the strip of property beside Freddy’s Steakburgers. Colliers International real estate group, in an email from broker Taylor Wolfe, stated that there will be a newly-constructed retail building consisting of 6,000 sq. ft. of contiguous space subdividable to 1,500 sq. ft. “The […]

by · September 6, 2018 · 1 comment · NEWS
Jeff Phillips introduced as West Columbia’s new Code Compliance Manager

Jeff Phillips introduced as West Columbia’s new Code Compliance Manager

Officer Jeff Phillips was introduced as West Columbia’s new Code Compliance Manager at the the West Columbia city Council meeting, Tuesday.

by · September 6, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
4 teens arrested in connection to 50-plus Lexington car tampering, theft incidents

4 teens arrested in connection to 50-plus Lexington car tampering, theft incidents

Four suspects who were allegedly involved in a series of auto tampering and theft from motor vehicle incidents have been arrested, according to Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green. He announced the arrests Wednesday, that involved more than 50 unsecured vehicles in the Town of Lexington. The incidents occurred early Sunday morning, August 19. The items stolen included handguns, a hunting […]

by · September 6, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Police arrest ATM robbery suspect for attempted murder

West Columbia Police arrest ATM robbery suspect for attempted murder

The West Columbia Police Department made an arrest in connection to an attempted murder and attempted armed robbery case that allegedly occurred Saturday on Augusta Highway in West Columbia. Assistant West Columbia Police Chief Scott Morrison announced the arrest Tuesday. Investigators have charged Lemont Michael B Smith, 27 of Santee S.C. with attempted murder, attempted armed robbery, kidnapping and possession […]

by · September 5, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Brookland-Cayce High School student had handgun, taken to SCDJJ

Brookland-Cayce High School student had handgun, taken to SCDJJ

A 16-year-old student at Brookland-Cayce High School in Cayce was taken into custody Tuesday at 1:15, after a handgun was found in his backpack, according to the Cayce Department of Public Safety. The student was taken into custody immediately and transported to the SC Department of Juvenile Justice.  The student’s name will not be released based on his age. The […]

by · September 5, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
South Carolina launches first-ever recruitment website for state careers

South Carolina launches first-ever recruitment website for state careers

Our state. Your future. Discover the possibilities. That’s what stage agencies want people to remember and consider state careers when they search for a job. South Carolina Department of Administration Executive Director Marcia Adams announced the launch, Tuesday, of the recruitment website, careers.sc.gov. The website is part of the state’s first-ever statewide recruitment initiative. “State employees provide many services that […]

by · September 5, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
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