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Shane Edward Thackston obituary

Shane Edward Thackston obituary

Link to Obituary and video: Click for Link Shane “Goob” Thackston, husband of Victoria Thackston, went to be with his Lord and Savior while at the home of his parents on May 17, 2017. He was the son of James Edward and Carol Herndon Thackston. Shane served as an administrator at Springdale Elementary School in Lexington School District Two. He was […]

by · May 22, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Pineview Elementary Girls-On-The-Run helping make wishes come true

Pineview Elementary Girls-On-The-Run helping make wishes come true

On Thursday, Girls-On-The Run at the West Columbia school donated $750 to Make-A-Wish. Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical conditions. It’s the second year in a row Pineview has contributed to Make-A-Wish. Mary Silverberg, manager of of Make-A-Wish South Carolina’s Youth Programs, said the contribution the Pineview Girls-on-the-Run gave last year helped a girl with […]

by · May 19, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Murder arrest made, 2 others in custody in connection to Lexington County homicide

Murder arrest made, 2 others in custody in connection to Lexington County homicide

Brandon Lee Pham, Pamela Shae Norris and Ashley Dawn Spencer have been arrested in connection to the homicide case of Austin Chandler, 26 of Lexington County. Details of the case were posted Thursday on the State Law Enforcement Division’s website. The suspects were in the Lexington County Detention Center, Thursday. Pham, 32, is charged with murder and possession of a weapon […]

by · May 19, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
New principal appointed for Northside Middle School

New principal appointed for Northside Middle School

Mary Paige Damm has been named Principal of Northside Middle School effective July 1. Paige was approved for the position at the regular meeting of the Lexington School District Two Board.   Mrs. Damm received a BA from Winthrop University, a MAT from Clemson University, and a Degree in Education Administration from Winthrop University. She has 18 years experience in administration, most […]

by · May 18, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington 2 District Office issues statement on Shane Thackston’s passing

Lexington 2 District Office issues statement on Shane Thackston’s passing

Release from the: Lexington 2 School District Office: Shane Thackston was an amazing friend and colleague, as well as an outstanding educator who had a great relationship with students and staff. He knew how to mentor young children, and always had the best interest of the students at the peak of his decision making. Shane had an upbeat attitude and dedication […]

by · May 18, 2017 · 2 comments · NEWS
Public meeting Tuesday in Chapin for I-26 widening, part of Lexington County

Public meeting Tuesday in Chapin for I-26 widening, part of Lexington County

The South Carolina Department of Transportation  has scheduled a public information meeting for the proposed widening of Interstate 26 in the Midlands area of the state. The proposed interstate widening would be for approximately 16 miles and would extend from approximately 1.6 miles west of the SC 202 (Exit 85) interchange to approximately 0.4 miles west of the US 176 […]

by · May 18, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Shane Thackston, former Springdale Elementary principal, passes away

Shane Thackston, former Springdale Elementary principal, passes away

Shane Thackston, former principal of Springdale Elementary School, has died. The news of Thackston’s death was delivered Wednesday morning to Thackston’s colleagues in Lexington School District Two. Thackston took a short leave from Springdale after suffering severe pain in his head in January 2015. He was back at at school, in his principal’s role by February of that year. In […]

by · May 17, 2017 · 5 comments · NEWS
West Columbia City Council approves revitalization, redevelopment plan

West Columbia City Council approves revitalization, redevelopment plan

West Columbia City Council approved a revitalization and redevelopment plan on Monday, at its meeting. The winning proposals from Redevelopment Management Associates  presented ideas to plan growth for the West Columbia area as well as concentrate on some residential areas to stimulate economic development and investment. Redevelopment Management Associates  was chosen for the City Wide Redevelopment and the Community Revitalization […]

by · May 17, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Coroner’s report details Lexington County’s mortality pattern, other facts

Coroner’s report details Lexington County’s mortality pattern, other facts

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released her office’s Annual Report for 2016. The report documents the mortality patterns of the county. It shows heart disease – which is a top cause of death statewide and nationally – to be the leading reason for natural deaths in the county. Cancer ranked second. Drug overdoses were the second-leading cause of accidental […]

by · May 17, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Coroner identifies Lexington homicide victim

Coroner identifies Lexington homicide victim

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a homicide that occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Monday, in the 100 block of Glasgo Lane. According to Fisher, Austin Chandler, 26, of Lexington was pronounced dead at the scene as the result of apparent gunshot wounds. An autopsy has been scheduled for Wednesday. Due to Chandler’s relation to an […]

by · May 17, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS