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Autopsy results of inmate found dead at Lexington Co. jail released

LEXINGTON COUNTY (WACH) — The autopsy results of an inmate found dead in an open at the Lexington County Detention Center have been released by Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher. Coroner Fisher said Charles Plumley died due to an acute fentanyl intoxication with an accidental manner of death.
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Cause of death released for federal inmate who died at Lexington County Detention Center in April

LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. — The Lexington County Coroner's Office has shared new details regarding the April death of a federal inmate at the county detention center. Coroner Margaret Fisher released the autopsy results, on Friday, for 39-year-old Charles Carlisle Plumley whose cause of death was determined to be "an acute fentanyl intoxication." The manner of death was said to be accidental.
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Comet suspends services in Batesburg-Leesville

LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WIS) - The COMET (Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority) announced Route 97 will be suspended beginning on Friday, July 1. The decision was made by the organization’s Board of Directors due to low ridership on the route. “We understand that there is a need for viable...
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Back in the Swing of Things After Open Heart Surgery

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. — David Bennett may look familiar. He serves as the district athletics director for Lexington County School District One. He’s also been a high school and college head football coach. So he’s no stranger to being active. He often plays golf with his son, too....
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COMET to suspend one route into Lexington County

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (COMET) is bringing an end to one of its routes, citing poor ridership. COMET said on Friday that, as of July 1 it will be suspending service on Route 97 which provides rural service from West Columbia to Batesburg-Leesville via Lexington. The route operates three trips to West Columbia and two trips to Batesburg-Leesville every Thursday.
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Local Living: Columbia VegFest at Segra Park, Shrimp and Grits Fest take place this weekend and more!

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– You’re invited to Segra Park this weekend for Cotton Branch Farm Sanctuary’s first Columbia VegFest. It’ll be this Sunday, June 26 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The event will feature local, regional and national vendors, as well as delicious food, arts and crafts, live music and giveaways. Columbia VegFest will be outside but will happen rain or shine. Tickets are $10.
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Lexington District One’s Tracy Lucas announces retirement

Lexington County School District One’s Tracy T. Lucas, CPPB, CPPO, has announced her retirement, effective June 29. She has spent the last 23 years working as the district’s procurement director. With a career spanning almost 35 years, Lucas began working in 1987 for the South Carolina Department of...
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Lexington District One promotes Bissell to teaching and learning director

The Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees has approved the promotion of Erica K. Bissell, ED.D. to teaching and learning director. Bissell currently serves as the district’s reading and language arts coordinator. An experienced educator with more than 18 years in education, Bissell stepped into the classroom...
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Lexington District One promotes Dawson to procurement director

The Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees has approved the promotion of Nathan D. Dawson to procurement director. Dawson currently serves as the district’s procurement coordinator and will replace Tracy Lucas, who is retiring. Dawson graduated from Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia with a degree...
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Lexington County sheriff's department searching for new applicants

LEXINGTON, SC (WACH)- Like so many industries right now, law enforcement is looking to fill open positions. For the first time in several years, the Lexington County sheriff’s department is going public to put more deputies on patrol. They want to find workers, and they’re looking to expand.
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Softball tournament to be held this weekend for teen hurt in freak accident on her 13th birthday

Lexington, SC 06/22/2022 (Paul Kirby) – A softball tournament has been organized to benefit Payton Campbell. Payton is a fun-loving teen who loved to play softball and spend time with her family and friends. Earlier this year, while on a lake trip with her family to celebrate her 13th birthday, a dead tree was blown down by high winds and it struck and seriously injured Payton.
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Lexington District One promotes Berry to application services director

Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees has approved the promotion of Derek W. Berry to application services director, effective July 1. Berry currently serves as the district’s IT senior systems analyst. A professional with more than 25 years of experience in management, information technology, and classroom instruction,...
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CIU’s Jonathan Johnson answers an urgent call to coach this summer

He’s the winningest coach in the history of the Lexington County Blowfish, and glad to be back at the helm of the college summer team that represents the Columbia area. Columbia International University Head Baseball Coach Jonathan Johnson received an urgent call from the Blowfish management to return to the team this summer after the current coach had to bow out this season.
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County firefighters battle structure fire on Clermont Lakes Drive Tuesday night

Red Bank/White Knoll, SC 06/22/2022 (Paul Kirby) – Firefighters from the Lexington County Fire Service battled a house fire in the Red Bank/White Knoll area of the county Tuesday night. According to Jessica Imbimbo, spokesperson for the county, the fire was dispatched at 9:35 p.m. in the 200 block of Clermont Lakes Drive between Platt Springs and Bluefield Roads. Imbimbo said that the original caller reported there was an electrical fire in a mobile home.