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Troopers investigate fatal crash on I-26 in Lexington County
LEXINGTON, S.C. (WOLO) – South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers are still investigating Wednesday’s fatal crash on I-26. Officials say one person died from the wreck that occurred on I-26 east bound near mile marker 104.
Chapin residents have mixed feelings on new school plans
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - — The location of a new elementary school in Chapin is causing some concern from Chapin residents. Lexington School District Five have plans in place to open the school on Amicks Ferry Road in Chapin, a two lane road that some residents feel is very dangerous.
4 arrested for attempted murder in Lexington County drug deal shooting
LEXINGTON, S.C. (WOLO) – Four people have been arrested in a drug deal shooting case that happened in Lexington County in November. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department announced the arrest of the group of suspects on Tuesday (12/11). They’re accused of shooting at four other people inside a ve
Grinding of the Greens Christmas tree recycling
Columbia, SC (WOLO) — Many of you either have your Christmas trees up and glowing or are getting ready to do so. But it won’t be long before it’s time to start dismantling the decor and boxing it up for next year. If you have a real tree you have to find a way to discard that as well. That’s where t
Parents charged after Lexington daycare finds cocaine in formula
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) - Two people are behind bars after cocaine was found at a Lexington daycare. Police say an employee at the daycare found a plastic bag with three grams of cocaine, inside a can of powder baby formula.
Lexington County teams crack SCBCA Top 10
The first regular season S.C. Basketball Coaches Association rankings has six Chronicle Country teams in the Top 10. Both Gray Collegiate boys’ and girls’ basketball teams sit atop the Class 2A rankings. The War Eagles defeated sister school Oceanside Collegiate 75-56 Tuesday to even its mark on the
Lexington County roadways are the deadliest in the Midlands
LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - New data from the South Carolina Department of Public Safety shows Lexington County roadways are some of the deadliest in the state. Lexington County has suffered 62 traffic deaths so far this year, only trailing Greenville County and Spartanburg County who have seen 69
South Carolina Pastor Under Fire for Giving Wife $200K Lamborghini as Anniversary Present
A South Carolina pastor has responded to the backlash he’s faced after presenting his wife with a $200,000 Lamborghini as a gift for their eight-year wedding anniversary. John Gray, leader of Relentless Church in Greenville, caught the internet’s attention this week when a viral video showed him giv
SC inmate tells Department of Corrections in $1M lawsuit that his religion requires him to smoke weed
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A South Carolina inmate serving a life sentence for murder is now suing the state's Department of Corrections because they will not permit him to smoke marijuana inside of the facility.
1 person killed in Wednesday night collision on I-26
One person was killed Wednesday night in Lexington County, in a collision on I-26 eastbound near the 104 Mile Marker, according to Lance Cpl. Matt Southern of the S.C. Highway Patrol. The accident happened around 9:45.
Bite of the Week: Reese’s PB Donut at Chickenbutt Donuts
where: Chickenbutt Donuts, 2130-B Dutch Fork Rd., Chapin, 803-862-0048. “I just love the name Chickenbutt … I can’t stop saying it,” raves my six-year old as we near the doughnut shop that’s been giving Chapin a sugar high since opening up shop in the fall. Wondering about the origin of the wacky na
Overturned tractor-trailer carrying chicken byproduct blocks traffic on Garners Ferry Rd. near Hwy. 601
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Crews are on the scene of an overturned tractor-trailer on Garners Ferry Road near Hwy. 601. The tractor-trailer was carrying chicken byproduct which spilled in the roadway. It’s now been covered in sand.
Lexington Woman hopes to 'pay it forward' after gas station glitch
West Columbia, SC (WACH) — Christmas came early for Lindsey Starkey when she stopped for gas Tuesday night. "I got my tank full for 23 cents," Starkey tells WACH FOX News, "I thought it was part of a really cool special."
Lexington County Fire Service responds to car fire
Lexington Police are asking motorists to use caution in the 5400 block of Sunset Boulevard. One outbound lane of Sunset Boulevard has been closed due to a vehicle fire at Mattress Firm. The Lexington County Fire Service is on scene. LPD photos.
School district issues statement following incident involving River Bluff HS student
LEXINGTON, S.C. (WOLO) – School officials with Lexington County School District One have issued a statement regarding the presence of first responders at River Bluff high School Wednesday.
Third suspect charged in 2017 death of elderly Sears store clerk, deputies say
COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) – A third suspect has been charged in the death of an elderly Sears store clerk in August 2017 , according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. Ervan Matthew Harvey is now charged with murder and strong-armed robbery, according to deputies.
New Reading Garden coming to Prosperity
PROSPERITY — In the continuous effort to beautify Prosperity, the town will be developing a reading garden, named the Pat Mills Reading Garden, in Mills’ memory. “We had a member, Pat Mills, she lived in Prosperity and she passed away, a beloved member of the Garden Club, she would always walk when
Traffic Update on Sunset Boulevard: One inbound lane reopens after gas leak
LEXINGTON, SC (WOLO)– According to Lexington Police, one inbound lane of the 4900 block of Sunset Boulevard/US 378 has reopened, along with all outbound lanes. Police say congestion will continue Tuesday evening due to the high volume of traffic. Drivers are being asked to consider alternate routes.
High number of traffic fatalities recorded in Lexington County in 2018
There has been a spike in Lexington County traffic fatalities this year, according to data from the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. There have been 62 deaths on Lexington County roads in 2018. That is 20 more fatalities than were recorded at the same time period in 2017. There have been
Newberry sheriff: ‘Reckless and potentially deadly behavior’ in shooting leads 1 in jail, 1 wanted by deputies
NEWBERRY COUNTY, SC (WIS) - A Newberry man has been arrested after a shooting incident on Brown Chapel Circle and deputies are searching for a second suspect as well as the identity of two others.