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West Columbia man dies from injuries sustained in 3-car crash that occurred July 24

West Columbia man dies from injuries sustained in 3-car crash that occurred July 24

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in vehicle 3-car collision. It occurred in the 2900 block of Augusta Road just before 10 a.m., on July 23 (a week ago on Monday.) According to Fisher, Charles David Younginer, 66, of West Columbia was pronounced dead at an area hospital Sunday. His cause of death was due […]

by · August 1, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Compromised dam results in closed streets in Lexington

Compromised dam results in closed streets in Lexington

The compromised dam at the Church Street Commons neighborhood in Lexington caused the closure of South Church Street, between Roberts Street and Gibson Road, Tuesday.  The road closure was a precaution as the Town of Lexington Utilities Department worked to bring the level of the pond down. The Lexington Police Department reported the street closing. South Church Street was reopened […]

by · August 1, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Tax Free Weekend upon us- NFIB says tax holiday is a boost for business

Tax Free Weekend upon us- NFIB says tax holiday is a boost for business

The National Federation of Independent Business South Carolina Director Ben Homeyer said this coming weekend’s sales tax holiday on clothes, school supplies, and computers should give a boost to South Carolina’s small businesses. The sales tax holiday begins Friday and ends Sunday. “Hopefully, it will be a big weekend for small businesses,” Homeyer said. “When you combine the savings of […]

by · August 1, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Midland Dixie Youth Baseball Coach Pitch team eliminated in World Series, finishes 4th

Midland Dixie Youth Baseball Coach Pitch team eliminated in World Series, finishes 4th

Midland Dixie Youth Baseball Coach Pitch team eliminated in World Series, finishes 4th By Terry Ward Lexchront@yahoo.com The Midland Dixie Youth Baseball Coach Pitch team, representing South Carolina  won a game Monday at the DYB World Series, then lost two. With the losses, Midland was eliminated from the tournament being played in Lumberton NC. Midland Dixie Youth teams play in […]

by · July 31, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Downed power line slows traffic on 12th Street in Cayce Monday morning

Downed power line slows traffic on 12th Street in Cayce Monday morning

A downed  power line in front of Krispy Kreme on 12th Street in Cayce closed the street . The City of Cayce Depart,ment of Public Safety asked motorists to find an alternate route Monday morning while the line was put back in place. Traffic was eventually allowed back in the area.

by · July 31, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Teacher gets 7 years in prison for fatal DUI that occurred on Sunset Boulevard

Teacher gets 7 years in prison for fatal DUI that occurred on Sunset Boulevard

Nicole Marie Wilson, 30, a Lexington County special education teacher, has pleaded guilty to Felony DUI resulting in Death. There were no plea negotiations in the case. Wilson was facing a sentencing range of one to 25 years as a result of the guilty plea. Chief Administrative Judge Eugene C. Griffith, Jr. sentenced Wilson to prison for seven years. Felony […]

by · July 30, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
More rain is expected this week after heavy rains Sunday

More rain is expected this week after heavy rains Sunday

The National Weather Service in Columbia said 2-to-3 inches of rain fell Sunday afternoon. There were numerous reports of water buildup on local roads. More rain is expected for Monday through Friday, with heavy rain possible. Scattered showers, and possible storms, are expected to develop later Monday. And there are showers and storms  expected for Tuesday through Friday.  There could […]

by · July 30, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Midland Dixie Youth Coaches Pitch qualifies for World Series

Midland Dixie Youth Coaches Pitch qualifies for World Series

The Midland Dixie Youth Coaches Pitch team won the state title earlier this month.  Midland Dixie Youth teams play in Pine Ridge. Tournament scores from Saturday and Sunday: South Carolina 11, Florida 6 South Carolina 16, Texas 2 (4 innings) South Carolina 10, Arkansas 0 SC plays Tennessee Monday at 11:30 a.m. “This coaches pitch team is very special, and […]

by · July 30, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia’s new interactive park adds to River District momentum

West Columbia’s new interactive park adds to River District momentum

West Columbia’s planned interactive park is part of a wave of growth washing over the city’s River District. The one-of-a-kind park will feature musical events, art displays, artists booths and a farmer’s market. It also offers parking space for patrons of the area’s restaurants and users of Riverwalk. The project is intended to provide intrinsic environmental, aesthetic, and recreation benefits […]

by · July 27, 2018 · 2 comments · NEWS
City of West Columbia promotes traffic signal safety on Sunset Boulevard

City of West Columbia promotes traffic signal safety on Sunset Boulevard

A new traffic signal is now on Sunset Boulevard. Some drivers have reported they are unsure of how to proceed when the lights are flashing red. Drivers should treat the flashing signal as a stop sign and proceed when the roadway is clear of pedestrian traffic. The City of West Columbia has installed new signs to help drivers know what […]

by · July 27, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
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