The Hardee’s at 4301 Sunset Blvd. inside the Exxon Mobil gas station has permanently closed. The restaurant was located across Ginny Lane from the Chick-fil-A-anchored Saluda Pointe shopping center. Only two Hardee’s remain open in Lexington.
Sarah Monteith Rama will open Duck Duck Goose at 2816 Devine St. The shop will be an extension of Rama’s online business, which sells her curated collection of classic children’s clothing online. The shop will open in August.
Lowes Foods opens its first store in Richland County on Wednesday, July 18. The new addition, at 4711 Forest Drive, will bring the number of grocery stores located along a 2.4-mile stretch of Forest Drive to six.
Lake City, SC, resident Darla Moore is one of ten women featured in Garden & Gun magazine’s August/September 2018 cover story. As “The Philanthropist,” Moore describes her upbringing, financial career and philanthropic drive.
Lexington County Sheriff’s Department arrested Robin Cunningham and Morgan Carr in connection with the shooting death of Robert All. All was killed on July 11 in Swansea. Charlie Robinson was charged with the murder.
In 2018, traffic fatalities on Lexington County roadways are up over this time in 2017. Speed is a major factor the Lexington Sheriff’s Department says. The department is part of Operation Southern Shield to better enforce speed limits.
Joy Holman passed away on July 17. She is remembered for coaching Double Dutch Forces, a double dutch jump robe team in Columbia that was founded in 1985. Holman led the teams to international championships. She is remembered as a mentor
Riverbanks Zoo announces the names of the three African lion cubs. The names were chosen by the public from a list assembled by zoo staff. The three female cubs were born in April 2018 in Columbia, SC.
Clemson University raised tuition, housing and food costs for the 2018-2019 school year, costing students at least an additional $258 per year. Tuition increased by a larger percentage at University of South Carolina, but Clemson still costs more.
The Rev. Wendell Estep is retiring as pastor of First Baptist Church in downtown Columbia, SC. He preaches his last sermon Sunday, July 22, 2018. First Baptist is one of the largest, most influential religious centers in Columbia.
Seven coworkers at a Spartanburg, South Carolina, business won a Powerball jackpot of $50,000 on a ticket they purchased Friday the 13th, the SC Education Lottery said. They plan to keep playing lotto.
A convicted sex offender from York, South Carolina was arrested Thursday after sending nude Instagram pictures to an undercover police officer in Arkansas, officials said. Robert Michael Shipman, 27, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2012 for sexually assaulting children, believed he was talking to a female Arizona teen, prosecutors said.
Sumter deputies are seeking a man they say sexually assaulted a child, according to a sheriff’s office statement. Steven Galloway, 24, is wanted for the crime deputies say occurred Wednesday, according to the statement.
After more than a week on the run, a man accused of breaking in to a Richland County home and holding it’s resident at gunpoint has been arrested at 7 p.m. Thursday, according to a sheriff’s office statement.
Stormy Daniels, the adult film star who reportedly had an affair with President Donald Trump, was supposed to perform Platinum West in West Columbia, SC, but the show was canceled after her tour bus broke down.
About 80 people attended a monthly board meeting for Tri-County Electric, presumably because of the co-op’s pay scandal. Board members set to be presented with a petition that could kick them out of office.