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Person jumps from bridge onto I-26, slows traffic Tuesday afternoon

Person jumps from bridge onto I-26, slows traffic Tuesday afternoon

Traffic on I-26 at Piney Grove Road was slowed Tuesday afternoon, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. The interstate was blocked as several emergency crews responded to a person jumping from the Piney Grove Road overpass into the westbound lanes of I-26. The person was transported for further medical treatment at a local hospital. Injury information or condition is not […]

by · June 20, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Mickey Pringle sworn in as West Columbia’s newest member of city council

Mickey Pringle sworn in as West Columbia’s newest member of city council

Mickey Pringle was sworn in as the West Columbia District 5 representative on city council Monday night. Judge Kenneth Ebener administered the oath of office to Pringle. Kameron Pringle, Mickey Pringle’s grandson, holds the Bible. Pringle was not seated earlier because there was a challenge to his election win. The Nov. 7, vote was overturned because the Lexington County Elections Commission […]

by · June 19, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia passes final reading of budget

West Columbia passes final reading of budget

The City of West Columbia passed final reading of its 2018-19 fiscal year budget Monday. A general fund budget of $16,126,000 was approved. The budget funds three additional firefighters for the city. The new firefighters would also be trained as paramedics. The budget also includes money for a new rescue vehicle and funding for the West Columbia Police Department’s recruitment […]

by · June 19, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Body of Lake Murray drowning victim recovered

Body of Lake Murray drowning victim recovered

Dive teams found the body of a drowning victim in Lake Murray Monday afternoon, according to Sgt. Rhett Bickley of the A S.C. Department of Natural Resources. Bickley said the body was recovered around 5 p.m. in about 45 feet of water.He also said some new information from previously unused witnesses allowed the search team to look in a different […]

by · June 19, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Overturned truck blocks Knox-Abbott Drive in Cayce Monday evening

Overturned truck blocks Knox-Abbott Drive in Cayce Monday evening

Two lanes of traffic on Knox Abbott Drive (in front of the Neighborhood WalMart Store) were reopened Monday night.  The road had been completely  blocked after an 18-wheeler truck overturned causing scrap metal and debris to spill across Knox Abbott Drive. No one was injured in the accident. City of Cayce Spokeswoman Asheley Hunter gave an update of the incident, after […]

by · June 19, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
S.C. Department of Natural Resources Dive Team searching for male on Lake Murray

S.C. Department of Natural Resources Dive Team searching for male on Lake Murray

An emergency crew from the S.C. Department of Natural Resources is searching for a possible drowning victim in Lake Murray Sunday afternoon. The S.C. DNR sent its dive team in response to the report of a male in the lake near the Lake Murray Marina, according to DNR spokesman Capt. Robert McCullough. The call came in around 1 p.m. The […]

by · June 18, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Former Lexington County deputy charged with illegal disclosure of information

Former Lexington County deputy charged with illegal disclosure of information

A former Lexington County deputy sheriff has been charged with sharing the personal information of private citizens last year. Brandon William Jones, 32, allowed and facilitated the unlawful examination of private records to citizens and friends from Jan. 1, 2017, until July 5, 2017, according to an arrest warrant. An affidavit attached to the warrant said the private records included […]

by · June 18, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Cayce Department of Public Safety suspends search for man under bridge

Cayce Department of Public Safety suspends search for man under bridge

At approximately 1 a.m. early Friday, the University of South Carolina police were executing a routine traffic stop on the Blossom Street bridge. At that time, a man was spotted briefly near the bridge railing. Within seconds, the man was believed to have fallen or jumped from the bridge. The Cayce Department of Public Safety, USC, SLED, the City of Columbia and others […]

by · June 18, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Fire Chief Chris Smith is new S.C. Fire Chiefs Association President

West Columbia Fire Chief Chris Smith is new S.C. Fire Chiefs Association President

The City of West Columbia is proud to have Chris Smith as its fire chief. Smith was inducted as the South Carolina Fire Chiefs Association 74th President at a ceremony held at Stone River in West Columbia. In return for the city’s commitment, Smith is is vocal about who he represents. “I’m proud to be the leader of the 25 […]

by · June 15, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Man charged with attempted murder after road shooting

Man charged with attempted murder after road shooting

A Lexington man faces multiple charges in connection with a shooting last week in a West Columbia road. Christopher Fuller, 29, is charged with attempted murder, discharging a weapon into a vehicle, possession a weapon during a violent crime and possessing a weapon after a violent felony conviction, according to arrest warrants. “Based on the information gathered by detectives and […]

by · June 15, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
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