Articles by: Terry Ward

West Columbia staff grateful, but busy, in the Christmas season – with Lucen Martin Spotlight

West Columbia staff grateful, but busy, in the Christmas season – with Lucen Martin Spotlight

Christmas season is a time to slow down, enjoy family, and take some time off. And that is true for the City of West Columbia Sanitation Department.  But after the holidays, the city’s clean-up staff works twice as hard. Part of the reason is to catch up for the days off. And the department must address the volume of waste […]

by · December 14, 2018 · 1 comment · NEWS
Cayce- West Columbia Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade of Lights cancelled

Cayce- West Columbia Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade of Lights cancelled

The Greater Cayce – West Columbia Chamber of Commerce 2018 Holiday Parade of Lights rescheduled for Saturday, December 15, has been canceled. Due to weather conditions on Friday that will continue into Saturday, the GCWC Chamber made the decision to cancel due to lack of time to set up the operational aspects of the Holiday Parade of Lights. The GCWC […]

by · December 13, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington Two Innovation Center for career readiness dedicated, Tuesday

Lexington Two Innovation Center for career readiness dedicated, Tuesday

Lexington Two School District officials dedicated the district’s newest facility, Tuesday. A ceremony was held for the state-of-the-art Lexington Two Innovation Center at 509 Bulldog Blvd, Cayce. Students began using the 110,000-square-foot Innovation Center in October. Joni Coleman is the L2IC’s director. State Sen. Nikki Setzler and Cayce Mayor Elise Partin spoke at the dedication ceremony. There were also self-guided […]

by · December 13, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
1 person killed in Wednesday night collision on I-26

1 person killed in Wednesday night collision on I-26

One person was killed Wednesday night in Lexington County, in a collision on I-26 eastbound near the 104 Mile Marker, according to Lance Cpl. Matt Southern of the S.C. Highway Patrol. The accident happened around 9:45. Southern said a 1990 GMC pickup experienced mechanical problems and stopped on the interstate. A 2011 Ford Edge SUV, carrying three people, struck the […]

by · December 13, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
4 accused of shooting at people in a vehicle during drug deal

4 accused of shooting at people in a vehicle during drug deal

Three men and a woman are accused of shooting at four people inside a vehicle during a drug deal in a restaurant parking lot last month. Isaiah Allen, 20, and Chris Felder, 19, are charged with four counts of attempted murder, discharging a firearm into a vehicle and possessing a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants. Alexandra […]

by · December 13, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
High number of traffic fatalities recorded in Lexington County in 2018

High number of traffic fatalities recorded in Lexington County in 2018

There has been a spike in Lexington County traffic fatalities this year, according to data from the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. There have been 62 deaths on Lexington County roads in 2018. That is 20 more fatalities than were recorded at the same time period in 2017. There have been 44 traffic fatalities recorded in Richland County, that […]

by · December 12, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Businesses evacuated, Sunset Boulevard closed because of Lexington gas leak

Businesses evacuated, Sunset Boulevard closed because of Lexington gas leak

The Lexington Police Department notified the public around 3 p.m. Tuesday that all lanes of Sunset Boulevard in Lexington are closed due to a natural gas leak.  The leak occurred near Old Cherokee Road. Officials asked drivers to avoid the area if possible. Traffic was detoured around the scene. The detours remained in place until close to midnight, but all […]

by · December 12, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Congaree River is flooding Riverwalk – Video

Congaree River is flooding Riverwalk – Video

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flood warning for the Congaree River at Congaree National Park-Gadsden and the Congaree River at Carolina Eastman, affecting Richland, Lexington and Calhoun counties. The latest flood warning was issued at 2:39 p.m. Monday. At Congaree Swamp National Park-Gadsden at 2 p.m. Monday, the Congaree River was at 17.3 feet, according to […]

by · December 11, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
BI-LO Provides Caroline’s Cart in Anticipation of West Columbia’s Enabling Park

BI-LO Provides Caroline’s Cart in Anticipation of West Columbia’s Enabling Park

With the City of West Columbia recently breaking ground on the world-class Enabling Park on the corner of Hudson and Oliver Streets last month, local area businesses are beginning to provide additional accommodations for individuals with special needs. Tim Smith, Manager of the BI-LO in Parkland Plaza, collaborated with West Columbia’s Mayor Pro-Tem Tem Miles to obtain a Caroline’s Cart […]

by · December 11, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Cayce Riverwalk and Timmerman Trail closed

Cayce Riverwalk and Timmerman Trail closed

The Congaree River is at 16 feet Monday morning because of all of the rain, according to a report from the City of Cayce. For safety purposes, all portions of the Cayce Riverwalk and Timmerman Trail are closed Monday.

by · December 11, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
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