Articles by: Terry Ward

9-11 Run for Troops has good crowd at Riverwalk

9-11 Run for Troops has good crowd at Riverwalk

A good crowd came out for the 9-11 Run For Our Troops 5K, Friday. It was at the West Columbia Amphitheatre. The event was hosted by the Cayce-West Columbia Jaycees. Steve Cohen, business director for the Jaycees, said the crowd met expectations. He also praise the West Columbia Fire department and police, and the Cayce Public Safety Department for assistance in […]

by · September 12, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia woman files complaint against mayor

West Columbia woman files complaint against mayor

A West Columbia woman has filed a complaint against Mayor Joe Owens. Owens said there is no validity to the accusation. Cora Washington of Monticello Street said Owens harassed her, confronting her about the “Bobby Horton” sign in her yard. Horton is challenging Owens for the office of West Columbia mayor. The West Columbia Police Department incident report has Wednesday’s […]

by · September 11, 2015 · 1 comment · NEWS
West Columbia man charged with murder

West Columbia man charged with murder

 Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives have charged a West Columbia man with murder in the shooting death of Timothy Chavis of Gaston. “Through our investigation, we were able to determine that Christopher Phillip Lambert shot and killed Mr. Chavis,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. Koon said the incident happened Sept. 7 in the 100 block of Roundtree Drive in […]

by · September 11, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Cayce First Responders unfurl large flag in 9-11 memory

Cayce First Responders unfurl large flag in 9-11 memory

The Cayce Public Safety Department, with Cayce  Fire and EMS hung a huge American flag from fire truck on Knox-Abbott Drive. The flag was unfurled  at the times the World Trade Center towers fell in 2001.

by · September 11, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Cayce Public Safety taking precautions amid 9-11 innuendo

Cayce Public Safety taking precautions amid 9-11 innuendo

The Cayce Department of Public Safety has received several inquiries from concerned parents about a 9-11-themed attacks targeting South Carolina schools on Friday (Sept. 11.)  Different variations of social media posts are circulating. Many make claims to have a “law enforcement source” and it cautions parents to keep their children home on Friday. At this time the Cayce Department of […]

by · September 11, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Man arrested in Lexington County for aiding inmate escape

Man arrested in Lexington County for aiding inmate escape

Sheriff’s Department investigators have arrested a Columbia man on multiple charges related to the escape of an inmate who was serving in a work release program. According to arrest warrants, 45-year-old Ronald Joseph Bonnette aided in the escape of S.C. Department of Corrections inmate Gene Carroll Rutland. Bonnette also provided drugs to Rutland while supervising him as part of a work […]

by · September 11, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Girls on the Run at Wood Elementary kick off training

Girls on the Run at Wood Elementary kick off training

PINE RIDGE – The Girls on the Run (GOTR) team at Herbert A. Wood Elementary School kicked off its 12-week training session, Thursday. It’s for third-through-fifth-grade students. Fleet Feet Columbia is providing shoes for some of the girls in the program. The Wood – Lexington 2 – students got a visit from Fleet Feet Columbia to measure for shoes. The […]

by · September 10, 2015 · 1 comment · NEWS
“Run For Our Troops” at Riverwalk Friday, no Rhythm on the River concert

“Run For Our Troops” at Riverwalk Friday, no Rhythm on the River concert

The annual “Run For Our Troops” 5k Run/Walk on Sept. 11, will be hosted by the Cayce-West Columbia Jaycees at the Rish Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater. There will be no Rhythm on the River Concert. The concerts will resume at 6 p.m., Sept. 18 with The Travelin’ Kine, with Cayla Fralick and Lauren Vaughn. Proceeds from the “Run For Our Troops” 5k Run/Walk […]

by · September 10, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Chronicle’s Jerry Bellune addresses Cayce-West Columbia Chamber

Chronicle’s Jerry Bellune addresses Cayce-West Columbia Chamber

Jerry Bellune, editor emeritus, of the The Lexington County Chronicle hosted the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Lunch and Learn event Tuesday. Bellune said he began learning the value of increasing market share when he was a boy. He gave away free copies of The Greenville News as a paperboy to increase sales. In his presentation at the chamber, Bellune promoted mastermind […]

by · September 10, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Ideas sought from public for “Art On State” until Sept. 23

Ideas sought from public for “Art On State” until Sept. 23

West Columbia and Beautification Foundation call for Art Project ideas The West Columbia Beautification Foundation and City of West Columbia are asking for ideas for the “Art On State” Project. The Central Carolina Community Foundation has awarded the West Columbia Beautification Foundation (WCBF) and the City of West Columbia a $31,125 Connected Communities Grant. According to a release from the […]

by · September 10, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
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