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Chapin bookkeeper admits stealing $121K from Columbia business

For two years, 40-year-old Yvonne Sanchez, of Chapin, was a bookkeeper for the Columbia court reporting firm, EveryWord, Inc.. On Wednesday, Sanchez pleading guilty in federal court to numerous counts of bank fraud, said assistant U.S. Attorney Winston Holliday, Jr. Between 2014 and 2016, one of Sa

THE STATE - 2017-09-20 22:34:00

Lexington deputies search for suspect wanted for armed robbery

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WOLO) - Lexington county deputies need your help identifying a man caught on camera robbing a Midlands hotel at gunpoint. Investigators with the Lexington County Sheriff's Department say the suspect pointed a gun at a Baymont hotel employee, located on Zimalcrest drive, and demanded

ABCCOLUMBIA.COM - 2017-09-20 09:37:37

South Carolina bookkeeper pleads to taking $120 thousand

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina bookkeeper has pleaded guilty to taking more than $120,000 from her employer. U.S. Attorney Beth Drake said in a news release that 40-year-old Yvonne Sanchez of Chapin pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Columbia. Assistant U.S. Attorney Winston

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 11:05:42

Businesses Hurt By Nuclear Construction Shutdown Are Bouncing Back

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The heavy traffic that once lined Monticello Road in Jenkinsville has nearly disappeared. and the Broad River Campground has been quiet since construction was halted on two nuclear units at V.C. Summer. "We had approximately 130 spots filled up at that time," D. Melton said. Me

WLTX.COM - 2017-09-21 01:47:34

Lexington Chamber's multimedia strategist knows best spots in town

Connor Watkins is the multimedia strategist for the Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center. A Mount Pleasant native, he earned his bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of South Carolina. While at USC, he pursued his passion for music by performing with b

THE STATE - 2017-09-20 21:26:00

Locally owned authentic restaurants in Lexington? Yes, and there are 3 new ones.

Lexington County has welcomed three new locally owned eateries this year - all of which have quickly made a name for themselves with locals and visitors alike. With three distinct themes - Hawaiian, Mexican and Cuban - there's something for everyone to try. Brothers & Beer fajitas. The Ambrocio brot

THE STATE - 2017-09-20 17:38:00

Judge: JWC must turn over records

WINNSBORO - Last week, Sixth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Brian Gibbons ruled on a motion to produce documents in a case that he said "has been going on too long," and ordered the Jenkinsville Water Company (JWC) to turn over documents it had previously refused to produce to the owner of Broad River

BLYTHEWOODONLINE.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Jenkinsville Recreation Center Opens Grandly

JENKINSVILLE - Members of the Jenkinsville Community gathered Sunday afternoon for the grand opening of the new Jenkinsville Recreation Center which is located next to the new Jenkinsville Fire Station. Bertha Goins, Councilwoman for the Jenkinsville area, welcomed guests and recognized the county a

BLYTHEWOODONLINE.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Animal Shelters Hosting "Pre-Owned" Pet Special

NOTE: Dog in image is NOT for adoption COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) - If you're in the market for a new pet, some Midlands animal shelters are encouraging you to take the "pre-owned" route with a special running through the weekend. Columbia and Lexington Animal Services are hosting the "Pre-Owned" Pet Ado

ABCCOLUMBIA.COM - 2017-09-21 15:20:40

Failed nuclear project ripe for federal investigation, SC lawmakers say

S.C. lawmakers say a federal grand jury's investigation into SCANA and Santee Cooper's abandoned plan to build two nuclear reactors in Fairfield County could help them get to the bottom of what went wrong. Some said news of the probe Thursday validated the efforts of S.C. Senate and House committees

THE STATE - 2017-09-21 16:51:00

Video: Burglary Suspect Caught on Home Surveillance

Lexington, SC (WOLO) - A home surveillance camera captured video of a burglary suspect in Lexington. Police there hope you recognize the man seen and can help investigators. LPD says it happened in the Wellesley neighborhood of Lexington Wednesday (9/20) morning. They describe the subject as a Hispa

ABCCOLUMBIA.COM - 2017-09-20 21:11:56

Neighborly Natalie: Lexington Lions Club golfs to raise money for kids

The Lions Club celebrates its centennial birthday around the globe and its local chapter tees off in Lexington to help raise money for children in need in our community. In this week's "Neighborly Natalie," we find out why their effort is bringing people together from all around the Midlands. Take

WACH.COM - 2017-09-21 10:10:53

Greenville County resident among 11 West Nile cases confirmed so far this summer

Eleven cases of West Nile virus in people have been confirmed so far this summer, including in Greenville and Anderson counties, state health officials reported Wednesday. Human cases have also been confirmed in Beaufort, Horry, Richland, Union and York counties, the state Department of Health and E

GREENVILLE NEWS - 2017-09-20 20:16:19

Person of interest sought in Lexington neighborhood burglary

Police in Lexington are seeking a person of interest in connection with a burglary in the Wellesley neighborhood from Thursday morning. According to the Lexington Police Department, the man was captured on video surveillance knocking on a door at a home in the neighborhood. Details surrounding the

WIS-TV - 2017-09-20 17:55:49

Hog Wild in Lexington County: LCSD searching for owners of wandering pigs

Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Dept. The Lexington County Sheriff's Department is searching for the owners of two pigs found wandering off Pelion Road. The Sheriff's Department sent this tweet early Wednesday morning: We're trying not to boar you with these posts, but we found these two off Pel

WIS-TV - 2017-09-20 11:12:29

Bond set for man accused of threats to injure Midlands students and put them in body bags

Lexington police said Christopher Glen Raines, of Lexington, was charged after a series of threatening posts on his Facebook and Twitter accounts showed a number of YouTube videos between Aug.17 and Sept. 17. (Source: Lexington County Detention Center) Bond has been set for a man accused of sending

WIS-TV - 2017-09-19 16:13:48

Bond denied for man, 19, accused of murder in Midlands subdivision shooting

Bond was denied for a 19-year-old Lexington County man charged in connection with a murder at a Columbia subdivision. According to the Lexington County Sheriff's Department, Isaac Burton Hidalgo is charged with murder and possessing a weapon during a violent crime. Sheriff's investigators say Hidalg

WIS-TV - 2017-09-18 17:50:50

Irmo Residents Will Vote on Backyard Chickens, But Council Will Make Own Decision

The hot topics in Irmo keep getting hotter. The town has agreed to ask voters if they want to allow chickens to roost in the backyards of residential areas. The question will be on the Nov. 7 ballot. But while chickens may be allowed, fireworks could be banned. Citizens have complained that they mak

FREE TIMES - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

Assignment asking students to role play as KKK sparks anger

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina elementary school teacher who asked students to role play as Ku Klux Klan members for a homework assignment has been placed on administrative leave. The Island Packet reports that Lexington-Richland School District 5 says it's "taking this matter very seriousl

TIMES AND DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-20 10:25:29

SOLE Stepping helps to bring new shoes to elementary schools

There's a new non-profit serving the Lexington, S.C. area and it's called SOLE Stepping. It's currently working to raise funds to purchase shoes and socks to be given out to students at two local elementary schools. The SOLE Stepping founder started the organization after seeing just how many chil

WACH.COM - 2017-09-20 10:06:59