Articles by: Terry Ward

Forest Gantt, of Springdale Police Department, is Officer-of-the-Month

Forest Gantt, of Springdale Police Department, is Officer-of-the-Month

PFC Forest Gantt of the Springdale Police Department was named Law Enforcement Officer of the Month at the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Breakfast this week. The breakfast was held at at 300 Senate Street. Pictured are:  SPD Officer Chris Manuel; Gant; SPD Chief Kevin Cornett; Vaughan Dozier and Brad Burdette.

by · July 2, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington teen is killed on ATV hit by tractor-trailer

Lexington teen is killed on ATV hit by tractor-trailer

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a motor vehicle collision. It occurred in the 300 block of Truex Road in Leesville at approximately 12:55 p.m. Saturday. According to Coroner Fisher, Mr. Bailey Sexton Endsley, 17, of Lexington was pronounced dead at the scene. Mr. Endsley was crossing Truex Road on an […]

by · July 2, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies work domestic violence incident – arrest made

Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies work domestic violence incident – arrest made

A Lexington man has been charged after a seven-hour standoff with deputies Saturday morning at a home on Farming Creek Way. Jonathan Johnson, 24, is charged with first degree domestic violence after he used force while attempting to have intercourse with his live-in girlfriend, according to an arrest warrant. Johnson also produced a firearm and threatened to harm himself during […]

by · July 2, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia is “looking for ways to say ‘yes’ to new business”

West Columbia is “looking for ways to say ‘yes’ to new business”

The City of West Columbia is open for business. “We’re clean, we’re safe and a good place to be,” said B.J. Unthank, the city’s economic development director. “And we’re looking for ways to say ‘yes’ to new business.” He said West Columbia offers lower taxes and lower water rates, and that’s attractive to potential businesses. Unthank also said West Columbia […]

by · June 29, 2018 · 1 comment · NEWS
Tip leads to arrest in last Friday’s fatal hit-and-run

Tip leads to arrest in last Friday’s fatal hit-and-run

An arrest has been made in connection to a fatal-hit-and-run incident that occurred last Friday. The man arrested has been identified as Kyle Andrew Roach, 33, according to Lance Cpl. David Jones of the S.C. Highway Patrol. Jones said Roach was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Express Van at the time of the incident. Roach, who is in custody, has a […]

by · June 29, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
2 armed robberies, Springdale Police look for suspects

2 armed robberies, Springdale Police look for suspects

Springdale Police Chief Kevin Cornett is asking for the community’s help in identifying individuals involved in two separate robberies at the Corner Pantry Gas Station at 3280 Platt Springs Rd., in Springdale. The first incident took place Saturday just before 3 a.m. Two individuals entered the store and one presented a pump shotgun as the two ordered the cashier to give […]

by · June 29, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Riverbanks Zoo draws 1.4 million annually, “Top 5” zoo in the country, says Stringfellow

Riverbanks Zoo draws 1.4 million annually, “Top 5” zoo in the country, says Stringfellow

Riverbanks Zoo is one of the top five zoos in the country and it’s the top attraction in South Carolina based on annual attendance. That was the news from Tommy Stringfellow. He is the zoo’s president and CEO. He has been with the zoo for 16 years and took over as president and CEO  last August after the retirement of […]

by · June 28, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Coroner identifies body recovered from the Congaree River

Coroner identifies body recovered from the Congaree River

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified a body recovered from the Congaree River in Cayce. It was recovered at approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday. According to Fisher, the body of Thomas Wright “Antwon” Sumter, 50, of Columbia was recovered from the river by the Cayce Department of Public Safety. An autopsy has been scheduled Thursday to determine the cause of […]

by · June 28, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Cayce Waffle House robbed at gunpoint, police looking for suspects

Cayce Waffle House robbed at gunpoint, police looking for suspects

The Cayce Department of Public Safety is reporting that a robbery occurred on Wednesday at 12:23 a.m. Officers responded to the Waffle House restaurant located at 1837 Airport Blvd. Witnesses described the suspects as three black males with one of them brandishing what appeared to be a shotgun. After taking an undisclosed amount of cash from register, the three males […]

by · June 28, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Body found in Congaree River in Cayce

Body found in Congaree River in Cayce

The Cayce Department of Public Safety was notified of a possible body in the Congaree River on Wednesday at 2:03 p.m.  Officers, Investigators, and Fire Personnel responded to an area approximate 200 yards downstream from the Blossom Street Bridge. Cayce DPS deployed Swift Water Rescue Technicians into the river and the body of a unidentified male was recovered from the […]

by · June 28, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
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