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Dam to be removed from Cayce’s Congaree Creek, beginning Tuesday

Dam to be removed from Cayce’s Congaree Creek, beginning Tuesday

From S.C. Department of Natural Resources Through a successful partnership, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, American Rivers, Congaree Riverkeeper and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service have announced plans to remove a small dam from a Cayce creek beginning Tuesday. “The City of Cayce takes pride in its abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities. Removal of the relic […]

by · May 21, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
All-Way Stop being installed at 16th St. and D Ave. in West Columbia

All-Way Stop being installed at 16th St. and D Ave. in West Columbia

All-Way Stop signage is being installed at 16th Street and D Avenue in West Columbia. It will be in effect on Tuesday, May 28. The All-Way Stop is beijng installed to lessen speeding in the area. West Columbia Councilman Trevor Bedell, West Columbia city staff, and the South Carolina Department of Transportation have been working together to install the All-Way […]

by · May 21, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
8-year-old died, woman, man accused of plotting home invasion

8-year-old died, woman, man accused of plotting home invasion

A Lexington woman and a Columbia man have been charged and declared co-defendants in connection with a home invasion that led to the shooting death of a child. Click for link to original report on boy’s death. Linda Lyn Monette, 23, who was in the home at the time of the crime, is charged with murder, attempted murder, criminal conspiracy, […]

by · May 20, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Coroner identifies pedestrian teen struck by vehicle

Coroner identifies pedestrian teen struck by vehicle

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher identified the pedestrian who was fatally struck by a motor vehicle shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday in the 400 block of Broad Street in Gilbert. According to Fisher, Mr. Damarj Torrel Morris, 18, of Lexington was in the roadway when he was struck by a motor vehicle. Morris was pronounced dead at the scene due […]

by · May 20, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Rescue conducted on the Saluda River, near zoo

Rescue conducted on the Saluda River, near zoo

Personnel from the Columbia Fire Department’s Swiftwater Rescue team were needed on the Saluda River near Riverbanks Zoo Saturday afternoon. Four people became stranded on part of the Mill Race Dam due to high water levels.Everyone was rescued and brought to shore safely, according to a CFD report. CFD photo. The river was high and moving fast Saturday due to […]

by · May 20, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Man charged with stabbing his mother to death

Man charged with stabbing his mother to death

Lexington County deputies arrested and charged a Columbia man with murder in the fatal stabbing of his mother Friday. The victim was identified as 60-year-old Jocelyn Murray, according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher. J.W. Hayes Jr., 40, is charged with murder and possessing a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants. “Based on what detectives have determined […]

by · May 20, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
3 possibly exposed to rabies  after rabid cat found near downtown Lexington

3 possibly exposed to rabies after rabid cat found near downtown Lexington

The Department of Health and Environmental Control said Thursday that three people have been referred for medical checks after they were potentially exposed to rabies. They were referred after a stray cat caught near downtown Lexington tested positive for rabies. According to DHEC officials, the potential exposure occurred May 10 when the victims were attacked by a stray cat near […]

by · May 20, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Coroner identifies woman who died in West Columbia crash

Coroner identifies woman who died in West Columbia crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a single-vehicle accident. It occurred in the 600 block of West Dunbar Road in West Columbia at approximately 8:45 p.m., Thursday. According to Fisher, Ms. Alexis Younginer, 26, of Irmo was pronounced dead at the scene due to her injuries. Ms. Younginer’s vehicle left the right side of […]

by · May 17, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Enhancements to River District good for Kinetic Derby Day’s future

Enhancements to River District good for Kinetic Derby Day’s future

“It was a wonderful event,” Special Events Coordinator Kelli Ricard told West Columbia City Council at council’s May meeting, as she gave her final report on the 2019 Kinetic Derby Day. The event was a huge success in its second year Ricard said. It drew three times as many visitors than the first Kinetic Derby Day. And there were more […]

by · May 17, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Retiring Lexington 2 employees honored at  reception

Retiring Lexington 2 employees honored at reception

Twenty retiring Lexington Two employees were honored at a reception Thursday. The reception was held before the monthly Board of Trustees meeting at the district office. Among those who have announced their retirement as of June 30 are: Airport High Deborah Ann Hightower Margaret Martin Wanda Sharpe Brookland-Cayce High Anita Brown Bruce Culcleasure Lynn Summer Paulette Truett Cayce Elementary Lynn […]

by · May 17, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Provides Free Shuttle to Riverwalk Amphitheater

West Columbia Provides Free Shuttle to Riverwalk Amphitheater

The City of West Columbia is providing free shuttle service to visitors of the West Columbia Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater until June 30, 2019. Visitors can park at City Hall, 200 N. 12th Street, West Columbia, SC, and ride the shuttle that runs every 15 minutes to the Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater. The service is provided every Saturday and Sunday, […]

by · May 17, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Newberry County teen missing, has family in West Columbia

Newberry County teen missing, has family in West Columbia

The Newberry County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in its search a missing juvenile. Tristan Briana Lindler, 15, left her home on Mt. Tabor Church Road in the Little Mountain section of Newberry County around 9 p.m. Wednesday night in her Grandfather’s white 2002 Chevrolet Silverado truck, in an unknown direction. Lindler left the home by herself and […]

by · May 16, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Rhythm on the River is Saturday with 48 Fables and Admiral Radio

Rhythm on the River is Saturday with 48 Fables and Admiral Radio

The Rhythm on the River – Spring Concert Series is at 6 p.m. Saturday. Band this week is: 48 Fables and Admiral Radio. Enjoy music with friends and family at the Wyman “Mac” Rish Riverwalk and Amphitheater in West Columbia. Relax and enjoy the view of the Congaree River or take a walk along the beautiful winding trail while listening […]

by · May 16, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Police Foundation  Foot Pursuit 5k Race is Saturday

West Columbia Police Foundation Foot Pursuit 5k Race is Saturday

You can still register for the Foot Pursuit 5k Race! 100% goes to support the West Columbia Police Officers Foundation. It’s 8 a.m. Saturday- and starts at the West Columbia City Hall, 200 N. 12th Street, West Columbia.

by · May 16, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia City Council recognizes Saluda River Academy’s Bobcat Players

West Columbia City Council recognizes Saluda River Academy’s Bobcat Players

The West Columbia Mayor and City Council presented the Saluda River Academy of the Arts’ Bobcat Players with a resolution recognizing their accomplishments. The resolution was presented by Mayor Councilman Tem Miles, Mayor Pro Tem at council’s May meeting The Bobcat Players are directed by SRAA’s theatre teacher, Stephanie Walker, and assisted by SMART room teacher, Jan Wash. The Bobcat […]

by · May 16, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia City Council recognizes Congaree Rapid Soccer Team

West Columbia City Council recognizes Congaree Rapid Soccer Team

The West Columbia Mayor and City Council recognized the Congaree Rapid Futbol Club SKY 01 Boys’ Soccer Team with a Resolution at the May Council Meeting. The Congaree Rapid Futbol Club SKY 01 Boys’ Soccer Team is coached by Head Coach Robby Setzler and Assistant Coach Gino Sita. The players are as follows: Angel Barraza, Stephen Bradley, and Kyle Burke. […]

by · May 16, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Property sold for Savage Craft Ale Works in West Columbia’s old City Hall building

Property sold for Savage Craft Ale Works in West Columbia’s old City Hall building

The City of West Columbia has the closed the sale of the property for the future Savage Craft Ale Works in West Columbia’s River District area. The new brewery is scheduled to open in late Spring 2020 in the old Brookland Fire Station/City Hall building located at 430 Center Street, West Columbia. The project ties into West Columbia’s new Interactive […]

by · May 14, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Coroner identifies child fatally shot during reported home invasion

Coroner identifies child fatally shot during reported home invasion

Lexington County deputies are searching for a man after a child was fatally shot during a reported home invasion early Tuesday morning in the 100 block of Cedar Vale Drive. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the child who was fatally shot as a resident of the home. Mason Hanahan, 8, was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at an […]

by · May 14, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Airport High School’s ’64, ’65 classes holding reunion

Airport High School’s ’64, ’65 classes holding reunion

Airport High School’s Classes of 1964 and 1965 will hold their Annual Class Reunion on May 25, 2019, at the Country Club of Lexington beginning at 6:00 pm. Anyone interested in attending or for more information, call or e-mail Dannette Tumblin Bickley – 269-9063, dannette@sc.rr.com; Amelia Bowers Price –794-7073, ameliabp@bellsouth.net.

by · May 14, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Fire closes street in Lexington, Tuesday night

Fire closes street in Lexington, Tuesday night

A structure fire in Lexington near the area of East Main Street (US-1) and Taylor Drive had the road closed Tuesday night. Drivers were being detoured around the closure on Harmon Street and Taylor Drive. The street reopened later. There was no structural damage from the fire to the building and it is believed to have originated from a construction […]

by · May 14, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Juul, E-cigarette maker, announces facility in West Columbia, with 500 jobs

Juul, E-cigarette maker, announces facility in West Columbia, with 500 jobs

Juul, the Electronic cigarette maker has announced it will invest $125 million for a facility in Lexington County. The new operation is expected to create 500 jobs, according to a Monday news release. The plan calls for the establishment of an assembly and packaging plant that is expected to be operating as early as the summer. The plant would likely […]

by · May 14, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Man reports seeing alligator on Cayce Riverwalk, Sunday

Man reports seeing alligator on Cayce Riverwalk, Sunday

An alligator was allegedly seen on one of the trails near Congaree Creek in Cayce, Sunday. The man who saw the gator said it was between eight and ten feet long, according to ABC Columbia News. Don Vargo is the name of the man who sent the TV station a photo of a gator. Click here for a link to […]

by · May 13, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington County Fire Service responds to blaze on Augusta Highway

Lexington County Fire Service responds to blaze on Augusta Highway

Lexington County Fire and EMS personnel responded to a residential structure fire in the 4400 block of Augusta Highway, Monday afternoon. Upon arrival, smoke and flames could be seen coming from one of the residence’s rooms. The fire was put out. EMS is treating one person on scene for possible smoke inhalation. Augusta Highway was  shutdown in both directions, while […]

by · May 13, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Cayce Historical Museum to mark George Washington’s visit

Cayce Historical Museum to mark George Washington’s visit

The City of Cayce and the Cayce Historical Museum will hold a commemorative event in honor of the 218th anniversary of President George Washington’s visit to the Cayce area during his Southern Tour of States. President George Washington visited the area that would one day be called Cayce on May 22, 1791. The Cayce Historical Museum, at 1800 12th Street, […]

by · May 13, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington Two School Board to meet, Thursday – agenda included

Lexington Two School Board to meet, Thursday – agenda included

Regular Monthly Meeting of the Lexington Two School Board of Trustees is Thursday at 7 p.m., in the Board Room of the District Education Center. 715 9th Ave., West Columbia. There will be a Retiree Reception, at 6:15 pm, in the DEC Lobby AGENDA I.             Call to Order                                                                                                                                   Chairman II.           Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance:                                                                             Vice-Chairman                 […]

by · May 13, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington Police clear collision on North Lake Drive

Lexington Police clear collision on North Lake Drive

The Lexington Police Department reported a collision at North Lake Drive (SC-6) at Dreher Street in Lexington, Saturday. A contributing factor for the collision was following too closely, said police. The crash had multiple lanes closed. Police are asking motorists to please proceed with caution and be alert to emergency personnel who are working in the road. LPD photo. Lexington Police […]

by · May 13, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Mothers love flowers, and their favorite restaurants in West Columbia on Mother’s Day

Mothers love flowers, and their favorite restaurants in West Columbia on Mother’s Day

Sunday is Mother’s Day. It’s a day to honor the very special women in our lives.  And it also keeps some people busy in West Columbia. “Mother’s Day, or the Saturday before, is the single-biggest day of the year for us,” said Jackie MaCaulay, owner of Jarrett’s Jungle and Garden Center on Sunset Boulevard. She said a lot of flowers […]

by · May 9, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Andrew Richbourg is new Springdale Police chief

Andrew Richbourg is new Springdale Police chief

Andrew “Bear” Richbourg has been appointed as new Chief of Police of the Springdale Police Department. Town Administrator Ashley Watkins appointed him, Thursday. “It says a lot about our Town when we are able to promote such a high ranking employee within a department,” said Springdale Mayor Michael Bishop.” I fully support our Town Administrator and her decision and look […]

by · May 9, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
“Valuable and unique” Brookland-Cayce “Diva” Lynn Summer to retire

“Valuable and unique” Brookland-Cayce “Diva” Lynn Summer to retire

Lynn Summer has spent 25 years as a teacher at Brookland-Cayce High School. She is retiring at the end of this school year. “I’m at a good place,” said Summer. “I’m just ready.” To commemorate her retirement from BC, there was a drop in reception for “The BC Diva” Lynn Summer. It was in the Brookland Cayce High Cafeteria Sunday. Sen. Nikki […]

by · May 9, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
24 Lexington 2 high school students graduate from Midlands Tech

24 Lexington 2 high school students graduate from Midlands Tech

By Dawn Kujawa- Lexington 2 Communications Director – Twenty-four Lexington Two high school students in the district’s Early College program graduated from Midlands Technical College Wednesday night. Twelve of those students, all seniors, received Associate in Arts diplomas, among them two who received a second diploma, an Associate in Science. All students have earned a minimum 62 college credits and […]

by · May 9, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Springdale Splash Pad reopens, Thursday

Springdale Splash Pad reopens, Thursday

The Town of Springdale’s Splash Pad will reopen for the season beginning Thursday (May 9.) It’s in the park beside Springdale Town Hall at 2915 Platt Springs Road. There has been lots of anticipation regarding the opening of the water feature. And this year, the Splash Pad will include a “tree dome” with water that pours out of the top, […]

by · May 9, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Willie McCoy, Richard Reese and Mike Oliver retiring from City of West Columbia

Willie McCoy, Richard Reese and Mike Oliver retiring from City of West Columbia

Willie McCoy, Richard Reese and Mike Oliver were recognized at the West Columbia City Council meeting Tuesday night. The three are retiring from the city’s public works department. Public Works Director Jamie Hook, Superintendent of Sanitation Ryan Miles, the Mayor, and Council recognized three employees from the sanitation department for their many years of service to the city and wished […]

by · May 8, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
First reading of West Columbia budget passes

First reading of West Columbia budget passes

The West Columbia City Council passed first reading of a $16.4 million budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Tuesday. The budget is $16,410,000. There is no tax increase for city residents in the budget and it uses no reserve funds, said City Administrator Brian Carter. In the budget city workers will get a 2 percent cost of living increase and a […]

by · May 8, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Man killed in crash identified by coroner

Man killed in crash identified by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a single-vehicle accident that occurred in the 1800 block of Jessamine Road in Lexington Monday. The incident took place at approximately 6:15 p.m. According to the coroner, Ronald Joseph Dasta, 71, of West Columbia was pronounced dead at the scene due to his injuries. Dasta’s […]

by · May 8, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Springdale Police Chief Kevin Cornett named new Isle of Palms police chief

Springdale Police Chief Kevin Cornett named new Isle of Palms police chief

The Isle of Palms City Council has appointed Springdale Police Chief Kevin Cornett as its new police chief. Cornett was named at a special meeting Monday night, according to a report from WCSC -Live 5-TV in Charleston. Cornett’s wife, Sarah, posted the following on Facebook Monday evening:“It’s officially official!! The cat is outta the bag and the Cornetts are on […]

by · May 6, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
One person dies in crash near West Columbia

One person dies in crash near West Columbia

One person has died in a single car crash in Lexington county approximately a mile from West Columbia. A 2005 Jeep Wrangler was traveling southbound on Jessamine Road near Orangeburg Drive, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Officer First Class Tyler Tidwell. The vehicle went off the right side of the road and struck an embankment. The driver was pronounced […]

by · May 6, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Pelion High student drowns in Edisto River

Pelion High student drowns in Edisto River

A Pelion High school student-athlete drowned near North, Sunday near Carson Landing on the Edisto River in Orangeburg County Marcus Dwyer, 18, was a senior and he was scheduled to graduate from high school in a month. The Lexington One School District issued a statement regarding the death of Dwyer. It reads: “The Pelion High School community was saddened to […]

by · May 6, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Gray Collegiate gets win in 2A State Baseball Playoffs

Gray Collegiate gets win in 2A State Baseball Playoffs

Gray Collegiate defeated East Clarendon Monday night by a score of 5-1, Monday night, in 2A state baseball playoffs. The game was played at the Midland Baseball Complex in West Columbia. “We’re happy to be playing another game, that’s all we can ask for.” said Gray head baseball coach Charles Assey.  Wyatt Keisler was the winning pitcher for the War […]

by · May 6, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Art on State draws big crowd on a beautiful night – Photo Gallery

Art on State draws big crowd on a beautiful night – Photo Gallery

With the beautiful view of the city skyline as a backdrop, artists painted on the street at West Columbia’s Art on State, Friday.  After rain much of the day, the clouds cleared in time for a beautiful night in the 100 block of State Street.  Music filled the air as the band Seventy Six and Sunny played to hundreds, who […]

by · May 6, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Girls on the Run fill Cayce streets, Saturday

Girls on the Run fill Cayce streets, Saturday

It was fun, and healthy, for a lot of girls in Cayce Saturday morning. On a sun-filled morning, close to 900 runners, 500 of them participating girls, accompanied by running buddies and coaches, took part in the Girls on the Run Columbia spring 5K at the Historic Columbia Speedway. Participants ran and walked the 3.1-mile course that snaked through neighborhoods […]

by · May 6, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
See vintage photo of Zesto as customers share memories in 70th year

See vintage photo of Zesto as customers share memories in 70th year

It’s Zesto of West Columbia’s 70th Birthday this year. The City of West Columbia has posted an old photo of the Triangle City restaurant and patrons are sharing their favorite memory with Facebook comments: Here’s a link: https://www.facebook.com/WestColaSC/photos/a.297888360362595/1250448375106584/?type=3&theater Debra O’Neal Oswalt said: We’ve Grown Up With Zesto’s! And, We’ve Had A lot Of Our Family Celebrations At Zesto’s Because We […]

by · May 3, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington Police ask for help to ID armed robbery suspect

Lexington Police ask for help to ID armed robbery suspect

The Lexington Police Department is asking for assistance to identify a male who was involved in an armed robbery of the CVS Pharmacy in the early morning of Thursday, according to Lexington Police Chief Terrance Green. At approximately 2:56 a.m., officers were dispatched to the CVS Pharmacy, which is located at 5608 Sunset Blvd. in Lexington, for an armed robbery […]

by · May 3, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Gray Collegiate defeats East Clarendon in baseball playoffs, Airport falls at MV

Gray Collegiate defeats East Clarendon in baseball playoffs, Airport falls at MV

Gray Collegiate defeated East Clarendon, 5-4, Thursday in an extra innings thriller in the 2A S.C. High School League baseball playoffs. Airport dropped its playoff game at Midland Valley by a score of 6-2. Dominick Macintosh was the winning pitcher while Justin Evans was charged with the loss for East Clarendon.The game was played at the  Midlands Baseball complex in West […]

by · May 3, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Kinetic Derby Day a success, anticipation building for next year – Photo gallery

Kinetic Derby Day a success, anticipation building for next year – Photo gallery

Kinetic Derby Day planners have had a few days to assess the impact of the second year of the event. And the impressions are all positive. “We think we had about 1,500 in attendance which is triple from last year,” said Anna Huffman, West Columbia’s communications director. And they came from all over. “We had entries from Aynor, Conway, Branchville, […]

by · May 2, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Providence Presbyterian Community Yard Sale is May 11

Providence Presbyterian Community Yard Sale is May 11

The Providence Presbyterian Community Yard Sale 2019It is hosted by Providence Presbyterian Church on Saturday, May 11, from 8 a.a. until 1 p.m. Providence Presbyterian Church is at 1112 Hummingbird Dr, West Columbia.

by · May 2, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Councilman Tem Miles running for mayor, speaks at fundraiser

West Columbia Councilman Tem Miles running for mayor, speaks at fundraiser

West Columbia District Four Councilman and attorney Tem Miles is running to be mayor. His supporters held a fundraiser for him, Tuesday at Grecian Gardens in West Columbia. “As you can see from who is here tonight, Tem has the support of a cross section of people from the world of business, the legal profession and he is a Citadel […]

by · May 1, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
REMINDER – West Columbia hosting Art on State – Art Crawl, Friday

REMINDER – West Columbia hosting Art on State – Art Crawl, Friday

The City of West Columbia invites you to Art on State, in conjunction with the May State Street Art Crawl, on the 100 Block of State Street, on Friday, May 3, from 6 PM – 9 PM. The event will feature live music by Seventy Six and Sunny and food and drink from Cafe Strudel, State Street Pub, New Brookland Tavern, and Terra. There will be live […]

by · May 1, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Swansea High’s Danae McNeal recognized at State House

Swansea High’s Danae McNeal recognized at State House

Swansea High School Basketball star Danae McNeal was recognized at the S.C. State House, Tuesday. “It was my pleasure to welcome Danae McNeal to the State House today, and present her with a resolution congratulating her for being named Gatorade Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year for SC,” said S.C. Sen. Nikki Setzler. “Well done, Danae,” Setlzler said. “You make […]

by · April 30, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
WCPD, LCSD, charge man with kidnapping, safe cracking

WCPD, LCSD, charge man with kidnapping, safe cracking

A Calhoun County man is accused of forcefully entering homes and demanding to be shown to a safe. Andre Terrell McFadden, 20, is charged with kidnapping, safe cracking, burglary, first degree assault and battery, armed robbery and possessing a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants. “Based on information detectives have confirmed during their investigation, McFadden went in […]

by · April 30, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Airport eliminates Brookland-Cayce, advances in baseball playoffs

Airport eliminates Brookland-Cayce, advances in baseball playoffs

Airport eliminated Brookland-Cayce, Monday, and advanced in the 4A S.C. High School League baseball playoffs. Airport has won the last two District VII titles. With the victory, the Eagles improve to 10-9-1. BC fell to 12-13. Brandon Caughman was the winning pitcher. Adam Krissinger was charged with the loss. “I’m proud of the way our guys have overcome regular season […]

by · April 29, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Gray Collegiate beats Latta for 2A Lower State title

Gray Collegiate beats Latta for 2A Lower State title

Gray Collegiate lost the first game to Latta Monday, but won Game 2, by a score of 11-6. With the win, Gray won the school’s first-ever Class 2A Lower State District 7 title. Matt Willis and Wyatt Keisler drove in 3 runs eash in the second game. Keisler pitched for the win for Gray Collegiate. Jack Wood, Guy Epps and […]

by · April 29, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Missing woman found

Missing woman found

A woman reported missing Monday has been located. The West Columbia Police Department announced she had been found Monday night. Below is the initial report. The West Columbia Police Department needs your help in locating a woman that was last seen at 1713 Charleston Hwy (Southern Heritage Assisting Living) at approximately 8 a.m. this morning in the City of West […]

by · April 29, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Pedestrian dies after being hit on I-20 Sunday night

Pedestrian dies after being hit on I-20 Sunday night

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle while crossing I-20 late Sunday, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. The incident occurred in Richland County about 10:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes of I-20 near mile marker 65, according to Lance Cpl. David Jones of the SCHP. According to Jones, a Chevrolet Tahoe was moving west on I-20 when it hit […]

by · April 29, 2019 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
Man drowns on the Saluda River

Man drowns on the Saluda River

A man died Saturday in a kayaking incident on the Saluda River, Saturday. The incident took place above 500 Wildlife Parkway in Columbia at approximately 11:30 a.m. Gregory Hinson, Jr., 27, of Bundrick Road in Winnsboro, was transported from the scene by Richland County EMS to Prisma Health Richland Memorial Hospital where he died at 7:20 p.m., Saturday. An autopsy […]

by · April 29, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Kinetic Derby Day is “amazing” under bright sunny skies in West Columbia

Kinetic Derby Day is “amazing” under bright sunny skies in West Columbia

It was the most-beautiful day in West Columbia. The sun shined brightly on the city’s Second Annual Kinetic Derby Day. After a Meeting Street parade of human-powered contraptions – of the most-creative sort- racers in some odd vehicles – did soapbox. Music played on State Street, vendors displayed, and the smell of seasoned chicken, and grilled vegetables filled the air. […]

by · April 28, 2019 · 1 comment · Uncategorized
Rhythm on the River rocks with BC Villanova, Kinetic Derby Day, Soiree on State are Saturday

Rhythm on the River rocks with BC Villanova, Kinetic Derby Day, Soiree on State are Saturday

. There was a special Friday edition of the Cayce-West Columbia Chamber’s Rhythm on the River Spring Concert Series. It featured BC Villanova as the headline act. Before that Britt, Ervin and Crosby played on an perfect evening by the water. And that’s not all.  Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., it’s West Columbia’s 2nd Annual Kinetic Derby Day. It features […]

by · April 27, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Chick-fil-A drive-thru customer takes down brick wall

Chick-fil-A drive-thru customer takes down brick wall

The Chick-fil-A drive-thru at Saluda Pointe in Lexington had be closed for a while Friday night until the result of a collision could be cleared from the driveway. A driver hit a brick wall and damaged it. The driver was transported to the hospital by EMS with unknown injuries, according to the Lexington Police Department. A contributing factor to the […]

by · April 27, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Sunset Boulevard reopened after crash closed lanes

Sunset Boulevard reopened after crash closed lanes

The Lexington Police Department reported a collision Thursday night. It was at the intersection of Sunset Blvd. (US-378) and Northside Blvd. and resulted in the closing of outbound lanes. Motorists were asked to please seek an alternate route while the road was cleared. It later reopened. The contributing factor causing the collision was failure to yield right-of-way during a left […]

by · April 26, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington 2 Junior Scholars recognized at Board meeting

Lexington 2 Junior Scholars recognized at Board meeting

Twenty-eight Lexington Two middle school students have been named South Carolina Junior Scholars. Lexington Two’s Junior Scholars were recognized at an awards ceremony, Thursday, before the monthly Board of Trustees meeting. The event was at the District Education Center, 715 Ninth St. The program, developed by the state Department of Education, identifies eighth-graders with high scholastic achievement and intellectual ability […]

by · April 26, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Airport cruises to playoff win over Brookland-Cayce

Airport cruises to playoff win over Brookland-Cayce

Cam Beckham hit a three-run homer in the first inning for Airport. The blast set the tone as the Eagles posted a 10-0 win, in a six-inning, shortened affair over Brookland-Cayce.  The crosstown rivals squared off in round two of the Region VII S.C. High School Baseball playoffs, Thursday. Dalton Mims got the win for Airport. Hayden Thomas took the loss […]

by · April 26, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day is Saturday – Here are the details

West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day is Saturday – Here are the details

West Columbia will be rocking. The City of West Columbia’s 2nd Annual Kinetic Derby Day, is Saturday. It’s a guaranteed day of family fun, from 11 a.m until 3:30 p.m., on Meeting and State Streets in West Columbia. “Last year’s Kinetic Derby Day gave us a chance to show off the City of West Columbia,”said Mayor Mayor Bobby Horton. “It’s […]

by · April 25, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Sgt. Korey Davis, of the WCPD, is Officer-of-the-Month

Sgt. Korey Davis, of the WCPD, is Officer-of-the-Month

West Columbia Police Sgt. Korey Davis was honored at the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Breakfast as the Officer-of-the-Month, Tuesday. Also pictured: Assistant Chief Scott Morrison, Sgt. Davis, Capt. Doug Hook, Jamie Addison, of First Community Bank, and Brad Burnette, The Graphics Source. The meeting was held at the Double Tree Inn.

by · April 24, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Headstones damaged, say Lexington Police

Headstones damaged, say Lexington Police

A cemetery was vandalized, according to the Lexington Police Department. And police are asking for the public’s help.Headstones and grave sites were damaged at the AME New Bethel Church Cemetery recently, according to the Lexington Police Department. The cemetery is located at 500 South Lake Drive in Lexington. Photos from the LPD show moved headstones and some are damaged. Anyone […]

by · April 24, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Congaree National Park to conduct prescribed burn, Thursday

Congaree National Park to conduct prescribed burn, Thursday

You may see some smoke in the air Thursday. The Congaree National Park, along with park partners will conduct a large prescribed burn Thursday (weather permitting). The burn will include 384-plus acres, and it is intended to help with habitat restoration and fuel reduction in accordance with the park’s fire management plan. Crews from Kings Mountain National Military Park, Great […]

by · April 24, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
West of the River Weekend begins Friday

West of the River Weekend begins Friday

“The Greater Cayce – West Columbia Chamber of Commerce is excited about the upcoming West of the River Weekend. This weekend is a great opportunity for the Chamber to be a bridge between our municipal partners and promote the entire weekend under one brand. We expect record turnouts at all the events, which will also drive traffic to the businesses […]

by · April 23, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington 2 School Board  meeting is Thursday – Agenda included

Lexington 2 School Board meeting is Thursday – Agenda included

The Board of Trustees of Lexington School District Two will conduct their Regular Monthly Meeting on Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. in the Board Room of the District Education Center, 715 Ninth Street, West Columbia, SC.  The proposed Agenda is attached.  Notices and Agendas are also posted on the District’s website, www.lex2.org / Board of Trustees / Board Meetings / Agenda.  […]

by · April 23, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Entrapped driver removed from vehicle after collision

Entrapped driver removed from vehicle after collision

The Lexington Police Department reported a collision on South Lake Drive around 2:15 p.m. Monday. As a result the outbound lanes of the road that leads to I-20 were closed for approximately one hour. A vehicle involved in the incident was turned on its side, with the driver trapped inside. According to police, Lexington County Fire Services and EMS responded […]

by · April 22, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
S.C. Department of Archives, History profiles West Columbia Mill Homes

S.C. Department of Archives, History profiles West Columbia Mill Homes

Under the heading of National Register Properties in South Carolina, the S.C. Department of Archives and History profiles West Columbia’s New Brookland Historic District. It includes photos of historical homes. The types of homes are: 20th Century Mill Village House; Double Family; Tenneant House; Overseers House; and a Single family home What it says about the Mill Village: The New […]

by · April 22, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
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