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West Columbia City Council holding special meeting, Monday

West Columbia City Council holding special meeting, Monday

West Columbia City Council will hold a Special Council Meeting Monday at 6 p.m. on (May 16, 2016) at the West Columbia City Hall, Council Chambers, 200 N. 12th Street, West Columbia. Agenda ANNOUNCEMENTS/COMMUNICATIONS BY THE MAYOR UNFINISHED BUSINESS Second Reading Consideration of an Ordinance Providing for and Approving Amendments to an Ordinance Entitled, “An Ordinance Amending and Restating and […]

by · May 14, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Airport wins at Hilton Head, going to Lower State Final

Airport wins at Hilton Head, going to Lower State Final

Airport defeated Hilton Head, 5-0, Friday night, in the 3A State Baseball Playoffs. Pitcher Tanner Glen came on in relief of Josh Tucker to shut down the Seahawks. The duo combined for the shutout. The win puts Airport in a road match-up Monday with St. James. The Sharks came from behind in the last inning last week to defeat the […]

by · May 14, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington 2 teacher, WWII grandfather go on Honor Flight

Lexington 2 teacher, WWII grandfather go on Honor Flight

It was the fulfillment of a promise made. Matthew “Bud” Burkett is a World War II veteran and the 90-year-old grandfather of Kristy Gwyn. On Wednesday, Gwyn, who teaches orchestra at Northside Middle School in West Columbia, took the trip of a lifetime. The two left Columbia Metropolitan Airport to see the memorial to World War II (WWII) veterans, and […]

by · May 13, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Veteran Pete Mackay on Honor Flight with West Columbia’s Tony Taylor

Veteran Pete Mackay on Honor Flight with West Columbia’s Tony Taylor

William “Pete” Mackay said he did not get much of a welcome home from Korea in 1955. But that was not the case Wednesday night. “I was overwhelmed,” said Mackay, 85. Hundreds of flag-waving supporters cheered and shouted as Korean War and World War II veterans returned to Columbia Metropolitan Airport from their Honor Flight to Washington DC. “It was […]

by · May 13, 2016 · 5 comments · NEWS
Busbee students win in national dance competition

Busbee students win in national dance competition

Students from ​Busbee Creative Arts Academy won awards in dance competition earlier this month. ​Directed and choreographed by Jenna Oliver, ​Busbee Creative Arts Academy Dance Teacher (BCAA) Eight Grade Dancers from BCAA, competed at the Platinum National Dance Competition ​held at Lexington High School on Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1. Lexington Two was the only public school district […]

by · May 13, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Mr. Knozit, pioneer broadcasters, on USC museum panel, Saturday

Mr. Knozit, pioneer broadcasters, on USC museum panel, Saturday

Saturday at the Museum with Mr. Knozit, friends is scheduled for Saturday. Joe Pinner, longtime host of the Mr. Knozit children’s show, Haney Howell, and fellow broadcasting pioneers known as the SLOBS (Some Legendary Old Broadcasters) will share memories from their careers in radio and television. The event is at 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., on Saturday (May 14) in […]

by · May 12, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Last Honor Flight returns to Columbia Metropolitan Airport

Last Honor Flight returns to Columbia Metropolitan Airport

Hundreds of people gathered to welcome home World War II and Koran War veterans at Columbia Metropolitan Airport, Wednesday night. The non-profit Honor Flight came back from Washington DC. Veterans, mostly from WWII and Korea, visited monuments and historic sites in Washington. Those waiting for the veterans to return, shook hands and cheered as the former soldiers filed into the […]

by · May 12, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Airport defeats Berkeley in 3A State Playoff Baseball

Airport defeats Berkeley in 3A State Playoff Baseball

The Airport Eagles defeated Berkeley, 9-8, in the Class 3A State Baseball Playoffs Wednesday. Airport scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Zach Feaster came up to bat with the bases loaded and no outs. He hit the first pitch to drive in the winning run. The Eagles stayed alive and will go to Hilton Head on […]

by · May 12, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Leesville woman charged in hospital accidental shooting

Leesville woman charged in hospital accidental shooting

A concealed weapon charge has been filed against a woman in connection with the discharge of a handgun inside Lexington Medical Center. Angelia Swygert Hawes, a 58-year-old concealed weapons permit holder from Leesville, is charged with carrying a concealable weapon into a restricted place. South Carolina’s concealed weapons permit statute notes a “hospital, medical clinic, doctor’s office, or any other […]

by · May 11, 2016 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
Midlands Tech and Michelin offer job fair Saturday

Midlands Tech and Michelin offer job fair Saturday

Midlands Technical College and Michelin are offering a job fair that focuses on advanced manufacturing jobs in the Columbia area. The MTC and Michelin job fair is from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 14. It’s at the MTC Airport Campus, 1260 Lexington Drive in West Columbia. It’s in MTC’s new Advanced Manufacturing and Skilled Crafts Center. The job […]

by · May 11, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
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