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Expect police check points in Lexington, Wednesday

Expect police check points in Lexington, Wednesday

Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green has announced that the Lexington Police Department will be conducting several Public Safety Checkpoints, in Lexington, on Wednesday, August 14. Officers will be conducting the Public Safety Checkpoints in response to collision incidents, Citizen Traffic Complaints, and previous enforcement in this area focused on speeding and unsafe driving practices. Officers will be checking driver’s licenses, […]

by · August 14, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
White Knoll High student charged after threat

White Knoll High student charged after threat

A rising junior at White Knoll High school has been charged after he made an online threat to shoot up his school and kill himself. Lexington County investigators interviewed the male suspect, whose name will not be released because he’s under the age of 17, Monday afternoon at his home. He’s charged with making threats to a school. He’s been […]

by · August 14, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Woods fire affects traffic on I-20, Tuesday afternoon

Woods fire affects traffic on I-20, Tuesday afternoon

Units from Lexington County Fire Services were on the scene of a woods fire along I-20 near the 55mile marker, Tuesday afternoon. Crew members working the fire asked drivers to take their time moving through the area and to expect delays, or seek an alternate route if possible.

by · August 14, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Fire damages home in Lexington County

Fire damages home in Lexington County

Lexington County Fire Services and Lexington County EMS units responded to a residential structure fire in the 100 block of Carolyn Trail Monday afternoon just after 12 p.m. Upon arrival, heavy smoke and flames could be seen coming from the home’s roof and windows. Fire units immediately began suppression operations, before proceeding inside to extinguish the remaining fire. Units remained […]

by · August 14, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Developer Joe Taylor planning new office building for Meeting Street in West Columbia

Developer Joe Taylor planning new office building for Meeting Street in West Columbia

From Grant Jackson A new Class A office building is expected to be under construction at 508 Meeting Street in West Columbia by the end of August and available after the first of the year. 508 Meeting Street is being developed by Joe Taylor, the former S.C. Secretary of Commerce, who formed State Street Development to facilitate and manage the […]

by · August 13, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington 2 selling house to expand Saluda River School playground

Lexington 2 selling house to expand Saluda River School playground

Lexington School District Two is planning to expand the playground at Saluda River Academy for the Arts. The school is at 1520 Duke Street in West Columbia. The school ground expansion is in the back of SRAA. The district has purchased property behind the school and there is a house on that land. The district is selling that house, at […]

by · August 12, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia parents, students prepare for new school year

West Columbia parents, students prepare for new school year

Schools are important to the West Columbia community. This is the last week Lexington Two Schools in West Columbia will be on a summer schedule.  Teachers report to their class rooms Aug. 13, which is next Tuesday. Students begin the 2019-2020 school year on Monday. Aug. 19. “We’re excited, and ready to get started with the new school year,” said […]

by · August 9, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Multi-vehicle crash closed lanes in Lexington

Multi-vehicle crash closed lanes in Lexington

There was a collision in Lexington Thursday afternoon at North Lake Drive (SC-6 ) at Old Cherokee Road. It was a significant wreck involving multiple vehicles with significant debris in the road. The crash affected all lanes of traffic. All lanes were eventually reopened after the collision. The contributing factor for the collision involved a driver failing to yield the […]

by · August 9, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Sex offender sentenced to 21 years in Lexington County –  victim under the age of 11

Sex offender sentenced to 21 years in Lexington County – victim under the age of 11

After a trial in Lexington County this week, sex offender William Derek Bennon, age 47, has been sentenced to 21 years in prison. The trial began on Monday, Aug. 5, and concluded Thursday afternoon when the jury returned a guilty verdict on both charges. Bennon received a sentence of 21 years, concurrent, for each count of Criminal Sexual Conduct with […]

by · August 9, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Zesto celebrates 70 years, featured in West Columbia Newsletter

Zesto celebrates 70 years, featured in West Columbia Newsletter

West Columbia’s Zesto restaurant is celebrating 70 years in business in 2019. The anniversary is being marked in the Aug.-Sept West Columbia Newsletter. “It’s been really fun to see so many people over the years,” said Pete Manos, who owns Zesto with his father, Gus. “It’s really cool to be celebrating 70 years.” He said the restaurant started with as […]

by · August 8, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
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