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Lexington County man dies after being shot in Columbia

Lexington County man dies after being shot in Columbia

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of an individual who died Sunday night as a result of a shooting. It occurred, said Watts,  at 320 South Beltline Boulevard, Columbia,  around 8:30 p.m. Brandon Jamal Blanding, 28, of Woodcrest Lane, Gaston, was transported from the scene by Richland County EMS to Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital where he […]

by · September 4, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington County fire causes $300,000 in damages, 2 taken to hospital

Lexington County fire causes $300,000 in damages, 2 taken to hospital

Several Lexington County agencies and the S.C. Forestry Commission responded to the 400 block Truex Road in Lexington County, Saturday, in reference to a commercial fire. It happened at a Bucks Frame and Alignment in the Leesville area. Firefighters worked to put out the flames for almost four hours Saturday afternoon. Bucks Frame and Alignment is a family-owned business that […]

by · September 3, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
WCPD asks for public’s help to find suspect in alleged armed robbery incident

WCPD asks for public’s help to find suspect in alleged armed robbery incident

The West Columbia Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance, in reference to an alleged armed robbery incident that occurred on Saturday. The below photographs show the suspect who is believed to be a male with short dread locks wearing a red shirt and dark pants. Police believe the suspect may be driving a gray 2007- 2013 GMC Sierra four […]

by · September 3, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
2 bystanders hit by gun fire, deputies investigate

2 bystanders hit by gun fire, deputies investigate

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting incident off Riverbend Drive. Deputies responded to a reported shooting around 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Details are limited at this time as detectives work to gather information. Following a dispute, an unidentified person opened fire, hitting two bystanders who were unrelated to the incident. The two victims are being treated for non-life […]

by · September 3, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia’s Savage Craft Ale Works is a “game-changer” in River District, developer gives some details

West Columbia’s Savage Craft Ale Works is a “game-changer” in River District, developer gives some details

Commercial activity is on the increase in West Columbia. And last week plans for the of Savage Craft Ale Works were announced. The brewery, scheduled to open in late Spring 2019, will be in the Brookland Fire Station/City Hall building that was built in 1925, at 430 Center Street. A spokesperson for the core investor group developing the project said […]

by · August 31, 2018 · 1 comment · NEWS
Truck fire closed I-20 eastbound lane in Lexington County, Thursday

Truck fire closed I-20 eastbound lane in Lexington County, Thursday

Lexington County officials reported a tractor-trailer fire on I-20 eastbound, Thursday morning. It was near the Augusta Highway Exit. I-20 Eastbound was shut down, according to the report that was issued about 10:05 a.m. Authorities told motorists to be on the look out for emergency responders heading toward area. There were no Injuries reported. Lexington County photo. 

by · August 30, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Former BC Bearcats, now at Coastal, to face USC, Saturday

Former BC Bearcats, now at Coastal, to face USC, Saturday

When Coastal Carolina rolls into Columbia to play USC at noon, Saturday, two Chanticleers will be coming home. Tay Pringle and Corbin Small played football at Brookland-Cayce High School. And both are on the Coastal Carolina football team. “I look forward to coming back,” said Pringle, “BC will always be home.” Small said it may be a little weird. “I’m excited, but […]

by · August 30, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
SCE&G plans drawdown of Lake Murray to 350 feet by December

SCE&G plans drawdown of Lake Murray to 350 feet by December

A drawdown of Lake Murray is scheduled to begin in October to control aquatic weeds and water quality. Lowering of the lake will continue until it reaches an elevation target in the 350-foot range by mid-December, remaining at that elevation until approximately the end of January 2019. SCE&G is planning the drawdown in consultation with the South Carolina Department of […]

by · August 30, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
 Cayce-West Columbia Chamber welcomes new members

 Cayce-West Columbia Chamber welcomes new members

The Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce welcomed new Chamber members at its Breakfast Tuesday. The meeting was held at the Cayce United Methodist Church. Pictured are (right to left) : Suzanne Riley-Whyte of the Chamber; Marci Delaney, Spa 131; Paul Pope, Eye in the Sky Drone Serivces; Craig; Balch, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service; Dr. Sreekanth Emani Today’s Dental; and  […]

by · August 30, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Coroner says cause of death was drowning

Coroner says cause of death was drowning

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher, on Wednesday, released the autopsy findings related to the death of Mr. Tao Gao. His body was recovered from a pond in the 100 block of Pale Ivy Lane, Irmo, at approximately 3:30 p.m. Sunday. According to Fisher, an autopsy, performed Tuesday determined that Mr. Gao’s death was due to drowning. No foul play is […]

by · August 30, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
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