Articles by: Terry Ward

Cayce Public Safety officers dive in to help trapped man during flood

Cayce Public Safety officers dive in to help trapped man during flood

As flood waters raged, many lives were endangered. And Sgt. Austol Youmans and Public Safety Officer John Maynard helped save one. The two Cayce Public Safety officers were patrolling on Sunday, Oct. 4 when a man in a truck drove into the deep end of a fast moving flood on Bluff Road in Columbia. Thanks to a mutual-aid agreement between […]

by · October 14, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
McGuinn Homes at Harvest Glen holds Ribbon Cutting with Chamber

McGuinn Homes at Harvest Glen holds Ribbon Cutting with Chamber

McGuinn Homes at Harvest Glen is off of Leaphart Road in West Columbia. There was  a Ribbon Cutting and Open House, there Tuesday. Pictured (left to right) are: Wanda Harrill, McGuinn Homes, B.J. Unthank,  West Columbia City Council, Vaughan Dozier, Greater Cayce- West Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Wade McGuinn, Tiffanie Flagler,  McGuinn Homes, Bruce Stevens, McGuinn Homes, Gregg Pinner, Greater Cayce- West […]

by · October 14, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Police need help finding man connected to murder case

Police need help finding man connected to murder case

Suspect Wanted in West Columbia Murder.   The West Columbia Police Department is looking for an individual wanted in connection with a murder that occurred in the city on Oct. 12. Chief Dennis Tyndall stated that officers responded to 2100 Steele Drive in the city of West Columbia for a death.  Upon investigating the scene investigators determined the victim had […]

by · October 14, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Spurrier’s act toward USC is selfless, and rare

Spurrier’s act toward USC is selfless, and rare

Gamecock Head Coach Steve Spurrier has given a lot in his time at USC. There are unheard of bowl wins for the Gamecocks over Nebraska, Michigan, Wisconsin and Miami. Spurrier, at USC,  knocked off No. 1 Alabama and recorded wins over Top 10 teams, whereas before South Carolina was just road kill for the true NCAA football powers. The number […]

by · October 13, 2015 · 1 comment · NEWS
Danny Frazier, Jason Amodio and Greg Leon cases to be heard Thursday

Danny Frazier, Jason Amodio and Greg Leon cases to be heard Thursday

Cases related to the high-profile prosecution of former Lexington County Sheriff James Metts will be heard Thursday, according to a press release from the office of South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson. Metts pleaded guilty in January to failing to process an illegal alien. He is serving a term of one year and a day in a federal prison in North […]

by · October 13, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Volunteer Reader Harvey Johnson celebrated by Pineview Elementary

Volunteer Reader Harvey Johnson celebrated by Pineview Elementary

Harvey Johnson loves to encourage children. He is a retired pastor and volunteer reader who goes to Pineview Elementary School to read to fourth-graders each Tuesday. This Tuesday, the children surprised Mr. Johnson with a birthday celebration. They helped Mr. Johnson mark his 90th year, the Pineview kids read for him and gave him cards they made themselves. “You are […]

by · October 13, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia firefighters save woman’s life in flood

West Columbia firefighters save woman’s life in flood

Raging flood water jerked Clara Gantt from the arms of Bradley Smith. Smith is a Swift Water Rescue Technician with the West Columbia Fire Department. “The current was so strong and she slipped out of my hands,” said Smith. He was in Columbia on the Sunday morning of Oct. 4. Lt. Sean Harshaw said the WCFD began receiving calls overnight. […]

by · October 13, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Narang withdrawing from West Columbia City Council Dist. 6 race

Narang withdrawing from West Columbia City Council Dist. 6 race

Sonny Narang will withdraw, on Tuesday, from the West Columbia City Council District 6 race and endorsed fellow challenger Jimmy Brooks, according to a press release. “I truly believe West Columbia needs a fresh start. And I believe Jimmy Brooks could be that fresh start,” Narang said. Narang also said he did not want his candidacy to split the vote. And he did […]

by · October 13, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Stuff-the-Bus event is Saturday, 8 a.m., at Grecian Gardens

Stuff-the-Bus event is Saturday, 8 a.m., at Grecian Gardens

Keep South Carolina Strong. Yes, we need your help! A Stuff-the-Bus event will be held Saturday (Oct. 17) from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. in the Grecian Gardens parking lot, 2312 Sunset Boulevard, in West Columbia. Bring coins, cans of food and bring your kids. All proceeds benefit Harvest Hope Food Bank. Appearances by Once Upon a Princess, with Music […]

by · October 13, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Airport defeats Aiken, 30-9, Monday night

Airport defeats Aiken, 30-9, Monday night

Airport defeated Aiken 30-9 Monday night. Airport is now 7-0 and 2-0 in Region V-3A. Aiken falls to 4-3 and 1-1 in conference play. Airport ran up about twice as much yardage as Aiken. The Eagles had a 10-3 lead at half time and stretched the lead to 17-3 in the second half before Aiken got a score to cut […]

by · October 13, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
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