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West Columbia Fire responds to fire off of Meeting Street

West Columbia Fire responds to fire off of Meeting Street

A fire damaged a West Columbia thrift store called ‘Lets Just Plunder’ just off of Meeting Street, Tuesday afternoon. No injuries were reported, but The building and its contents are a total loss according to the West Columbia Fire Department. Crews from West Columbia, Irmo, Cayce, Richland, and Lexington County responded to get the fire under control. The West Columbia […]

by · August 15, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Small business optimism index nears record high

Small business optimism index nears record high

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index has marked its second highest level in the survey’s 45-year history at 107.9.  It’s within 0.1 point of the July 1983 record-high of 108. The July 2018 report also set new records in terms of owners reporting job creation plans and those with job openings. A seasonally-adjusted net 23 percent are planning to create […]

by · August 15, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Rainbow Drive bridge over I-26 on schedule to open in October

Rainbow Drive bridge over I-26 on schedule to open in October

Work to replace the bridge on Rainbow Drive over Interstate 26 in Springdale is progressing and the bridge should open in a couple of months. Chris Drive and Harbor Drive, both north of Leaphart Road, and part of the Leaphart Road bridge over I-26 have been closed by the South Carolina Department of Transportation. But all of it should open […]

by · August 14, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Crash results in diesel spill in Lexington

Crash results in diesel spill in Lexington

The Lexington County Fire Services, EMS and the Lexington Police Department are on the scene of a hazmat spill that occurred Monday due to a collision in the 5100 block of Sunset Boulevard.  It’s the Target and Best Buy shopping center. Approximately 70-100 gallons of diesel leaked. The S.C. department of Health and Environmental Control has been notified about the […]

by · August 14, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Police officers, Turner AME Church collecting school supplies

West Columbia Police officers, Turner AME Church collecting school supplies

The City of West Columbia, West Columbia Police Department, and Turner Memorial AME Church are teaming up to provide school supplies to those in need in Lexington School District 2. Assistant Chief Scott Morrison said, “The City is excited to partner with Turner Memorial AME and we hope that this effort will allow the children to begin the school year […]

by · August 13, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Man loses control of vehicle, hits tree in fatal I-20 crash

Man loses control of vehicle, hits tree in fatal I-20 crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a vehicle collision.  It  occurred near mile marker 62 on I-20 eastbound at approximately 6:30 p.m. Saturday. According to Fisher, Mr. Jacklin Philippe, 29, of Fayetteville, NC was pronounced dead at an area hospital a short time after the accident. The cause of death was due to multiple […]

by · August 13, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Airport, Gray, Swansea play the 3rd Annual Joe Turbeville Football Jamboree

Airport, Gray, Swansea play the 3rd Annual Joe Turbeville Football Jamboree

The Third Annual Joe Turbeville Football Jamboree took place at Irmo High School, Friday night. Each team played two quarters. Next week the season starts and the games count. Teams got some live action versus another high school team at the jamboree. Gray Collegiate defeated Fairfield Central 14-0, and Swansea defeated  Richland Northeast 21-0 Ridge View, Dutch Fork, Irmo, Airport, Keenan […]

by · August 13, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
New Riverbank Elementary School a sign of West Columbia pride and growth

New Riverbank Elementary School a sign of West Columbia pride and growth

The new school year 2018-19 is almost upon us. Teachers officially report to school on Monday. Students begin classes a week later, on Aug. 20. This is a landmark year in West Columbia with the opening of Riverbank Elementary School. The new school is on Cougar Drive, across from Northside Middle School, near Howard Park off of Sunset Boulevard. The […]

by · August 10, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Midland DYB President Steve Knight issues statement after World Series win

Midland DYB President Steve Knight issues statement after World Series win

This evening the Midland Minors All Stars completed their journey to become the 2018 AAA DYB World Series Champions by defeating North Carolina by a score of 4-3. During their entire run in the postseason, Midland was only defeated one time, and it came in the World Series. During this run, Midland outscore their opponents by a score of 228-24 […]

by · August 10, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Midland Minors Dixie Youth Baseball team wins World Series

Midland Minors Dixie Youth Baseball team wins World Series

The Midland Minors Dixie Youth Baseball team won the AAA DYB World Series Thursday. Midland, representing South Carolina, defeated North Carolina (Leland) 4-3 in the final game to win the series crown. The tournament was played in Lumberton, NC. Midland is based in Pine Ridge. Midland had wins over Virginia, Texas, and Mississippi on the way to the final. Midland […]

by · August 9, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
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