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River Bluff High School sign damaged in Thursday morning accident

River Bluff High School sign damaged in Thursday morning accident

The Lexington Police Department is advising motorists to alert for emergency personnel at the River Bluff High School Athletics/Student Parking entrance off of Corley Mill Road. There has been   a single-vehicle collision on the campus of River Bluff High School. One of the school’s signs was damaged. LPD photo. 

by · February 8, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Man dies in crash after police pursuit in Batesburg

Man dies in crash after police pursuit in Batesburg

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a vehicle collision following a police pursuit. The collision occurred in the 300 block of Highland Avenue in Batesburg at approximately 11:40 p.m., Wednesday. According to Coroner Fisher, Mr. Jawara A. Brunson, 26, of Batesburg was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the collision. […]

by · February 8, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
DMV office named for Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter

DMV office named for Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter

The Batesburg-Leesville Department of Motor Vehicles has named its state building in honor of Kyle Carpenter, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Carpenter was in Batesburg-Leesville Wednesday morning for the renaming of the local office in his honor. Sen. Senator Katrina Shealy of Lexington County sponsored a resolution honoring Carpenter. He is a veteran of Afghanistan, and a retired Marine corporal. […]

by · February 7, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Riverbank Elementary wins annual Academic Math Bowl

Riverbank Elementary wins annual Academic Math Bowl

Riverbank Elementary took home top honors in the annual Academic Math Bowl. Riverbank Elementary’s team competed against Cayce Elementary Wednesday. The two teams were cheered on by fellow students, teachers, families, friends and others. Riverbank team members are Yker Baez, Jack Fisher, Kaylee Hook, Stanley Myers, Campbell Parsons and Graham Parsons. Teachers are Annette Blue, Angie Brickhouse, Jennifer Brooks, Megan […]

by · February 7, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Jack-knifed truck blocked traffic on I-20, Wednesday

Jack-knifed truck blocked traffic on I-20, Wednesday

A collision involving a tractor-trailer at the 56.5 mile marker westbound on I-20 was complicating the evening commute, Wednesday afternoon. State Troopers assisted traffic direction.  Law enforcement officers asked drivers to please be patient and alert to prevent an additional collision. Westbound traffic on I-20 was diverted to Augusta Road/US-1 at Exit 58 due to the collision. LPD photos.

by · February 7, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington 1 School District hires architects for 5-year building plan

Lexington 1 School District hires architects for 5-year building plan

At its Tuesday meeting, the Lexington County School District One Board awarded contracts for architectural services to six firms. The district is planning $365 million in voter-approved school building improvement projects for a five year period ending in 2023, to meet student needs. JHS Architecture: Integrated Design, Inc., 1812 Lincoln Street, Columbia, will provide architectural services for project work at […]

by · February 7, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Rebecca “Fannie” Dawkins turning 102, recognized by City of West Columbia with resolution

Rebecca “Fannie” Dawkins turning 102, recognized by City of West Columbia with resolution

Rebecca “Fannie” Dawkins was recognized at the West Columbia City Council meeting Tuesday. She turns 102 Thursday. Dawkins is the eldest resident of West Columbia. Councilman Mickey Pringle, who represents the district where Dawkins lived most of her life, presented her with the resolution. Click for article about Ms Dawkins

by · February 6, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Capt. John Norman recognized by City of West Columbia, SC Senate upon retirement

Capt. John Norman recognized by City of West Columbia, SC Senate upon retirement

Capt. John Norman, of the West Columbia Police Department, is retiring. At the city council meeting, Tuesday, he was recognized with a resolution from the city, presented by Tem Miles, Mayor Pro-Tem. State Sen. Nikki Setzler also presented Norman with a resolution from the state Senate.

by · February 6, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Mardi Valentino recognized by City of West Columbia, SC Senate upon retirement

Mardi Valentino recognized by City of West Columbia, SC Senate upon retirement

Mardi Valentino, the City of West Columbia’s human resources director, is retiring. At the city council meeting, Tuesday, she was recognized with a resolution from the city, presented by Tem Miles, Mayor Pro-Tem. State Sen. Nikki Setzler also presented Valentino with a resolution from the state Senate.

by · February 6, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington man dies in crash, coroner identifies

Lexington man dies in crash, coroner identifies

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a single-vehicle accident that occurred in the 5000 block of U.S. Highway 178 in Leesville, Tuesday. It happened at approximately 12:25 p.m. According to Fisher, Mr. Don Wayne Harrison, 71, of Lexington was pronounced dead on scene. Mr. Harrison was traveling westbound on U.S. 178 when his vehicle […]

by · February 6, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
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