Articles by: Terry Ward

West Columbia Artisan Market opens, adds energy to thriving River District

West Columbia Artisan Market opens, adds energy to thriving River District

There was a full house of artists, produce vendors and food booths as West Columbia cut the ribbon on its Artisan Market, Saturday morning. “This market is exactly what we need to help push the energy between where we’re standing and the river. This market will help drive activity to Center Street and Meeting Street,” said West Columbia Mayor Pro-Tem, […]

by · September 16, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Fatal crash in Lexington County results in reckless homicide charge

Fatal crash in Lexington County results in reckless homicide charge

One person was killed in a two-vehicle collision in the 4200 block of US 321 near Garners Terrace, Gaston, in Lexington County Saturday. The incident occurred at 7:03 p.m., according to Lance Cpl. Matt Southern of the S.C. Highway Patrol.A 1999 Ford Expedition was traveling south on US 321 when it was hit from behind by a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado […]

by · September 15, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Relief from the heat expected later this week

Relief from the heat expected later this week

Do you think it’s been hot this September? The forecast is for some lower temperatures later this week. Highs will be in the 90s, with lows in the 70s, that’s above normal, Monday and Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Columbia. But highs will drop to the lower to mid 80s for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Overnight lows […]

by · September 15, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia water is safe, but may smell different

West Columbia water is safe, but may smell different

Lake Murray is currently experiencing turnover, a naturally occurring event, which contributes to an increase in natural organic matter. This summer, the region has experienced periods of heavy rain followed by long dry periods with high temperatures. As a result, the water treatment facilities that draw from Lake Murray have been presented with extremely high levels of organic compounds, which […]

by · September 13, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
River District Association’s Monthly Breakfast Meeting is Wednesday at Blue Moon

River District Association’s Monthly Breakfast Meeting is Wednesday at Blue Moon

The River District’s Monthly Breakfast Meeting for the River District Association is Wednesday (Sept. 18) at the Blue Moon Ballroom, 554 Meeting Street, West Columbia. It’s a Membership meeting. Join and see what the River District is all about. You will be shown how to join the growing the River District that is coinciding with the phenomenal growth in West […]

by · September 13, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia’s Meeting Street Artisan Market Grand Opening is 9 a.m. Saturday

West Columbia’s Meeting Street Artisan Market Grand Opening is 9 a.m. Saturday

The City of West Columbia is holding a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for the City of West Columbia’s Meeting Street Artisan Market on Saturday, Sept. 14 – at 9 a.m. The market will be open until 1 p.m.

by · September 13, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Longs Pond Road exits on I-20 to close for parts of Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Longs Pond Road exits on I-20 to close for parts of Thursday, Friday and Saturday

The SCDOT will close the I-20 Longs Pond Road exits beginning Thursday for ramp paving. Interstate-20, Exit 51 Westbound will close Thursday (Sept. 12) from 11:30 pm until 4 am Friday (Sept. 13 .) Motorists wishing to use the westbound on-ramp should proceed along the detour route of Two Notch Road to Industrial Drive to South Lake Drive and Enter […]

by · September 12, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Nominations being accepted for Brookland-Cayce Athletic Hall of Fame until Sept. 30

Nominations being accepted for Brookland-Cayce Athletic Hall of Fame until Sept. 30

Nominations are being accepted through Monday, Sept. 30, for the Brookland-Cayce High School Athletic Hall of Fame.   The Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes the accomplishments of former athletes and coaches who excelled in any organized, competitive events on boys’ or girls’ school teams.  To be eligible for the Athletic Hall of Fame, nominees must have graduated from Brookland-Cayce High School […]

by · September 12, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Flag over Lexington 9-11 Memorial retired, Wednesday

Flag over Lexington 9-11 Memorial retired, Wednesday

In remembrance of the destruction of New York City’s World Trade Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, members of Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and the Lexington County Fire Service retired the American flag that flew over the 9/11 Memorial in Lexington, on Wednesday (9-11.) It was a project of Leadership Lexington County

by · September 12, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
If you see fire and emergency vehicles on Platt Springs Rd. – It’s only a drill

If you see fire and emergency vehicles on Platt Springs Rd. – It’s only a drill

The Columbia Metropolitan Airport is conducting a full-scale emergency exercise today (Thursday) from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. AirSafe 2019 will be held on the airport property adjacent to Platt Springs Road. Be aware that AirSafe 2019 is a practice drill. It should not alarm those who see it. There is expected to be fire, smoke, and emergency vehicles near […]

by · September 12, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
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