Articles by: Terry Ward

Coroner identifies man shot in West Columbia

Coroner identifies man shot in West Columbia

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the man who was fatally wounded outside of a mobile home in the Rolling Meadows Mobile Home Park located on Charleston Highway in West Columbia on Sunday. He was shot shortly before midnight during what is being investigated by the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department as an armed robbery. Hector Vasquez, 45, of West […]

by · August 11, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington County detectives investigate homicide

Lexington County detectives investigate homicide

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives are conducting a homicide investigation after a fatal shooting Sunday night in the Rolling Meadows mobile home park. “This incident followed an earlier robbery Sunday night in the same mobile home park and started in the same way,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Two black men driving a dark sedan approached two Hispanic men […]

by · August 10, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Filing for West Columbia mayor’s race opens Monday

Filing for West Columbia mayor’s race opens Monday

The signs are out that it’s an election year. Filing for the West Columbia Mayor’s office opens Monday (Aug. 10.) Filing for the council seats opened Friday (Aug. 7.) according to Dean Crepes Lexington County Voter Registration and Elections director. Filing closes on Aug. 21. Bobby Horton, former West Columbia mayor, has announced he will challenge incumbent mayor Joe Owens. […]

by · August 10, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
City of Cayce issues list of “Dilapidated Structures” for possible demolition

City of Cayce issues list of “Dilapidated Structures” for possible demolition

At Cayce’s City Council meeting, Aug. 4, Assistant City Administrator Shaun Greenwood presented a process strategy that allows for the city to demolish unsafe structures. The plan follows International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) guidelines. Greenwood said the plan gives “teeth” to the city’s authority to remove dangerous properties. Council had already approved $50,000 to pay for demolishing unsafe structures. Greenwood […]

by · August 10, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS

Man charged with DUI in fatal motorcycle accident

Gainey was being held at the Lexington County Detention Center, Saturday. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 3:30 a.m. Saturday in the 100 block of Saint Davids Church Road near West Columbia. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher said Clarke died at the scene as a result of injuries she sustained in the crash. Gainey, was […]

by · August 9, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Three Rivers Antiques cuts the ribbon

Three Rivers Antiques cuts the ribbon

Scott Anderson, with the scissors, with his wife Ruth, cut the ribbon on Three Rivers Antiques Saturday morning. The shop is in a “Prime West Columbia Location” at 615 Meeting Street. Scott says it’s “close to established antique stores.” Also pictured are dealers who rent space in the Three Rivers building. Gregg Pinner, of the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of […]

by · August 8, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS

19-year-old dies in motorcycle accident near West Columbia

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who was killed in the motorcycle accident at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Saturday. The accident occurred in the 100 block of Saint Davids Church Road near West Columbia.  Caitlin Clark, 19, of Lexington was killed. The motorcycle on which Clark was a passenger left the road on the right side and the driver […]

by · August 8, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Gamecocks hold open scrimmage, Saturday, Mitch looks good

Gamecocks hold open scrimmage, Saturday, Mitch looks good

The Gamecock football team scrimmaged Saturday at their practice facility by the old Farmer’s Market property, across from Williams-Brice Stadium. It was open to the public and the live 11-on-11 practice was in full pads, and included full-contact. Afterward Steve Spurrier spoke to the media. USC video of Spurrier comments: Click link to: USC Athletics Spurrier Comments after scrimmage He said […]

by · August 8, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Airport Coach Cay Kessler inducted into SC Coaches Hall of Fame

Airport Coach Cay Kessler inducted into SC Coaches Hall of Fame

Former Airport High School Coach Cay Kessler has been inducted into the SC Athletic Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame. She accepted induction at a ceremony in late July. Kessler inspired many and was highly successful. She began her 30-year coaching, and teaching, career at Airport High School in 1970. She worked as a substitute teacher at Airport for five years […]

by · August 7, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Traffic lane additions proposed, new school details presented to Dist. 2

Traffic lane additions proposed, new school details presented to Dist. 2

Todd Sease of Jumper, Carter, Sease Architects delivered an update on school building plans. He spoke to the Lexington School District Two Board, Thursday, about the new elementary school proposed for Henbet Drive. Sease said traffic engineers are reviewing the site proposed for the school, off of Sunset Boulevard. A plan that will add two turn lanes in the vicinity […]

by · August 7, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS