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4 people die in Lexington County house fire

4 people die in Lexington County house fire

Four people were killed in a fire in the 100 block of Mossborough Drive, according to the Lexington County Fire Service. The house is near Oak Grove. Another person was airlifted to a hospital from the fire scene. The fire started after 1 a.m. Tuesday. Two people got out of the home safely. The Lexington County Coroner’s Office is on […]

by · March 21, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Dr. Bill James and Janet Renehan receiving the United Way Bronze Award.

United Way thanks Lexington 2 for its giving

Chris Burnette and Steve Mallett (in all photos) were at the Lexington 2 School Board meeting last Thursday. Burnette, left, is the Assistant Vice President of Resource Development at United Way of the Midlands and Steve Mallett, right, is General Manager of Total Comfort, a longtime United Way sponsor. They came to the Board meeting to thank members of the […]

by · March 21, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
City of West Columbia is holding Art on State event

City of West Columbia is holding Art on State event

The City of West Columbia is holding Art on State, a Celebration of Art Month. It’s  on Friday, April 7, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Art on State will feature live music, food and drinks. There will be live street mural paintings from local artists. Businesses on State Street will have specials for the event. Come enjoy the beautiful […]

by · March 21, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Man accused of killing Lexington County Sheriff’s employee, denied bond

Man accused of killing Lexington County Sheriff’s employee, denied bond

No bond was set for Jason Don Lee at a bond hearing last Friday at the law enforcement center in Lexington, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. Lee has been charged with the murder of Lindsey Lee, his estranged wife. She was found dead March 14. Lee will continue to be held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center […]

by · March 21, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Pine Ridge Middle School goes to Academic Challenge Finals

Pine Ridge Middle School goes to Academic Challenge Finals

The Pine Ridge Middle School Academic Challenge Team competed in the state finals in Camden on Thursday(March 16) after qualifying by winning the regional competition. Pine Ridge competed against Lakeview Middle School in the semi-final match and won by a score of 26 to 24. The team then advanced to the finals versus AR Rucker Middle School.  PRMS fell to […]

by · March 20, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Cayce’s Newman Boat Landing is officially reopened

Cayce’s Newman Boat Landing is officially reopened

The City of Cayce announced on March 10 that the Thomas Newman Boat Landing is officially reopened. All repairs have been complete and new Repair on the Congaree River boat landing started in December.  It was damaged in the flood of October 2015. Cayce Mayor Elise Partin has said when work began that the landing is a critical resource for fisherman, […]

by · March 20, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Estranged husband charged with murder of Lindsey Lee, Lexington Sheriff’s employee

Estranged husband charged with murder of Lindsey Lee, Lexington Sheriff’s employee

The S.C. Law Enforcement Division has charged Jason Don Lee, 38, of Simpsonville with murder in the death of Lindsey Nicole Lee, his estranged wife. She is the civilian employee of the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department who was found dead, during a welfare check, on Tuesday, in her home. The home where Lee was found is  on Haleywood Lane near the […]

by · March 18, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Sen. John Courson suspended from his S.C. Senate seat

Sen. John Courson suspended from his S.C. Senate seat

Sen. John Courson, R-Richland was suspended from his S.C. Senate office, Friday. He was indicted by a State Grand Jury Thursday on two counts of misconduct in office and one count of using campaign money for personal expenses. Courson allegedly paid the political consulting firm of Richard Quinn & Associates $247,829, and then RQ&A made multiple exchanges of cash back […]

by · March 18, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Coroner identifies man shot at Lexington County inn

Coroner identifies man shot at Lexington County inn

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a fatal shooting that occurred Friday at approximately 4:40 a.m. in the 400 block of Piney Grove Road. It happened at the Country Inn and Suites, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. According to Fisher, Dontre’yal Weathersbee, a 23-year-old man of Columbia, was pronounced dead at the scene as the […]

by · March 18, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Sen. John Courson has been indicted, newspaper reports

Sen. John Courson has been indicted, newspaper reports

Sen. John Courson has been indicted, according to a Charleston newspaper. Courson represents Dist. 20 in the S.C. Senate. His district  covers parts of Lexington County, along with Richland County. The Post and Courier, of Charleston reported late Thursday night that the Republican, 72, who was elected in 1985, had been indicted. According to the newspaper he was indicted for converting […]

by · March 17, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS