Articles by: Terry Ward

Man killed Sunday on moped, on his way to work

A man was killed in the 3000 block of Charleston Highway around 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, according to the office of  Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher. Robert Charles Dolifus, 55, of Columbia was killed.  He was on his way to work at the Amazon Fulfillment facility. The moped Dolifus was riding was struck from the rear by a vehicle traveling in […]

by · October 11, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Cayce works to provide emergency water to Columbia

Cayce works to provide emergency water to Columbia

Personnel from the City of Cayce are working on both sides of the Blossom Street Bridge to provide potable water to the citizens of Columbia. Columbia’s supply is limited because of the recent flood. Cayce is opening its waterline connection between the two cities so that water will flow back into the City of Columbia’s system, providing between 2-4 millions of […]

by · October 10, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Saturday crew builds West Columbia water line to Columbia

Saturday crew builds West Columbia water line to Columbia

The City of West Columbia is constructing a temporary emergency water line on the sidewalk of the Gervais Street Bridge. The line will connect the West Columbia Riverside Water Plant on Sunset Boulevard with the City of Columbia water system. The emergency water assistance plan was announced Friday by West Columbia Mayor Joe Owens. Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin requested the […]

by · October 10, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia House of Raeford contributes millions to local economy

West Columbia House of Raeford contributes millions to local economy

Besides chicken, West Columbia’s House of Raeford produces a substantial benefit to its community. The entity has a workforce of 857. It is the seventh largest employer in Lexington County. House of Raeford and its employees generate millions of dollars for the local economy. When the numbers are combined, House of Raeford in West Columbia  – and Batesburg – contribute  close […]

by · October 10, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Alexander Road, next to Riverwalk, closed

Alexander Road, next to Riverwalk, closed

The West Columbia Police Department is reporting that at the Gervais Street Bridge, is closed. Closing of the road  is due to water line work that is being completed to assist the City of Columbia. Please use other routes if you are in this area.  

by · October 10, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington 2 students, teachers go to work for flood victims

Lexington 2 students, teachers go to work for flood victims

ACADEMICS NOT THE FOCUS AS LEXINGTON 2 EMPLOYEES RETURN TO WORK From Kay Joseph, Lexington School District 2 As employees in Lexington District Two returned to work Friday, the emphasis was not on our students’ academic success, but their well being. Across the District today, school administration and office staff called to check on the status of our students and their families. Faculty and support […]

by · October 10, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Fatal accident victim identified by coroner

Fatal accident victim identified by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the person who was killed in the single-vehicle accident that occurred in the early morning hours of Friday, October 9th. David William Austin, 44 years old, whose last known address was Broken Arrow, Oklahoma was pronounced dead at the scene from the injuries he sustained in the accident. Austin was a passenger in […]

by · October 10, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Mt. Tabor Lutheran delivers supplies to flood victims

Mt. Tabor Lutheran delivers supplies to flood victims

Members of the Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church knew the need was great and they wanted to do something Mt. Tabor Pastor Wade Roof said he began corresponding with congregants Sunday as flood waters began to rise. “Monday morning we began collecting supplies,” Roof said. On Friday afternoon, he and members of the Church on B Avenue were still filling trailers […]

by · October 9, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
City of West Columbia assists Columbia with emergency water service

City of West Columbia assists Columbia with emergency water service

The City of West Columbia Assists the City of Columbia to Provide Water Service City of West Columbia Press Release: West Columbia Mayor Joseph W. “Joe” Owens announced Friday he has received and approved a request from Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and Columbia Manager Teresa Wilson for the City of West Columbia to provide emergency water service to the City […]

by · October 9, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington 2 Schools on 2-hour delay for Monday, Oct. 12

Lexington 2 Schools on 2-hour delay for Monday, Oct. 12

Lexington School District Two FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Friday, October 9, 2015 West Columbia – Lexington School District Two will reopen for school for students and staff on Monday, October 12, 2015, after being closed for a week due to flooding and road concerns.   Lexington School District Two is delaying the opening of school for two hours for Monday, […]

by · October 9, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
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