Articles by: Terry Ward

Ground broken on 111-room TownPlace Suites in West Columbia

Ground broken on 111-room TownPlace Suites in West Columbia

Ground was broken, officially, on Marriott International’s TownPlace Suites at 2915 Sunset Blvd. in West Columbia (across from Lexington Medical Center) Friday morning. Site work on the project has been going on for a while.   “We have a great need for quality hotels, especially with the expansion of Lexington Medical Center,” said West Columbia Mayor Tem Miles. He also thanked […]

by · January 20, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington High School Principal Melissa Rawl to retire

Lexington High School Principal Melissa Rawl to retire

From Lexington School District One- Mary Beth Hill. In a staff last Monday (Jan. 13) Melissa C. Rawl, principal of Lexington High School, announced her plans to retire. Of her retirement, Lexington County School District One Superintendent Greg Little said, “Melissa Rawl truly represents the best of Lexington District One. A quiet, calm leader, her employees know that she cares about them, […]

by · January 19, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
S.C. State Museum begins International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, Saturday

S.C. State Museum begins International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, Saturday

Footprints, splatter patterns and the powers of observation mark the journey through The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, opening Saturday, Jan. 18, at the South Carolina State Museum. The interactive experience combines science with history and culture to bring to life the historic underpinnings of author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s rich and vibrant stories. Museum guests will learn how Sherlock Holmes, […]

by · January 18, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
Mother of 3 murdered in Gaston in 2017, woman sentenced to 35 years for it

Mother of 3 murdered in Gaston in 2017, woman sentenced to 35 years for it

From the office of Eleventh Circuit Solicitor’s Office Chesnee Labri Mattress, a 25 year old Lexington County woman, was convicted yesterday by a Lexington County jury, after approximately three hours of deliberations, for the Murder of Annette Riley, age 44, following a four-day trial. The Honorable Walton J. McLeod, IV, presided over the trial and sentenced Mattress to 35 years […]

by · January 17, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
Bobby Horton receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Cayce- West Columbia Chamber dinner – Award Winners gallery

Bobby Horton receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Cayce- West Columbia Chamber dinner – Award Winners gallery

The Greater Cayce – West Columbia Chamber of Commerce 2020 Awards Dinner was held at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in West Columbia, Thursday evening. Brent Johnson of 93.1 The lake served as emcee for the 200 or so guests.  Former West Columbia Mayor Bobby Horton received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Other winners were as follows: New Business of Year […]

by · January 16, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Public Works starts the year with “smart” recycling

West Columbia Public Works starts the year with “smart” recycling

To kick off the New Year, the West Columbia Public Works and Sanitation departments increased the recycling effort, along with reminding residents to recycle smart. An extra recycle container pick-up day was added in the first week of the year to sanitation routes to help clear the extra volume from Christmas packaging. The city also collected discarded Christmas trees. In […]

by · January 16, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
4 Lexington 2 school board members recognized by the S.C. School Boards Assn.

4 Lexington 2 school board members recognized by the S.C. School Boards Assn.

From Dawn Kujawa – Lexington Two Schools Communications Four Lexington Two school board members are being recognized by the South Carolina School Boards Association for milestones in board service. Lexington Two board Chairman Bill Bingham and board members Beth Branham and Cindy Kessler are being recognized for 20 years of service, while board member Linda Wooten is being recognized for […]

by · January 16, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
Cayce man dies after crash involving SCHP in Richland County

Cayce man dies after crash involving SCHP in Richland County

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts released the name of the individual who died after being involved in a vehicle collision that occurred at approximately 1 a.m., Wednesday, on Monticello Road near Wildwood Avenue, Columbia. Watts said the crash took place as the man who died tried to evade law enforcement in the initiation of a traffic stop. Curtis Antonio Reese, […]

by · January 16, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Walmart reopened after transformer fire

West Columbia Walmart reopened after transformer fire

Walmart Face book post from about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday: Good news we are back open and ready for business. We would to thank Dominion Energy for fast service and the West Columbia Fire Department for even faster service. Thanks to all our associates for the fast response time to get us up and running. Good team effort by everyone.!!! Thanks […]

by · January 15, 2020 · 1 comment · NEWS
Self-defense ruled in the death of Wesley Camp at realty company Christmas party

Self-defense ruled in the death of Wesley Camp at realty company Christmas party

Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green is providing details on the shooting death investigation that has been ongoing since it occurred on December 20, 2019, and he would also like to offer condolences to the family and friends of Wesley Warren-Camp. At approximately 11:36 p.m., officers with the Lexington Police Department were dispatched to a shooting that had occurred during a […]

by · January 15, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
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