Articles by: Terry Ward

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
West Columbia Goodwill to break ground next Tuesday

West Columbia Goodwill to break ground next Tuesday

There will be a groundbreaking for the new West Columbia Goodwill location at 2119 Sunset Blvd., at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15.  scheduled for Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.    Crystal Hardesty, director of marketing and PR for Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands SC, announced the groundbreaking Wednesday morning.  Hardesty  included some “facts” about the store: ·        The facility will be approximately 35,200 […]

by · September 9, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Civil War artifacts search on Congaree River could begin soon

Civil War artifacts search on Congaree River could begin soon

A search for Civil War artifacts on the Congaree River could begin soon. According to an official from S.C. Electric and Gas (SE&G) a dig to remove possible Civil War artifacts from the Congaree River, across from the West Columbia river bank, could begin in late September. It is believed that Union troops, under the command Gen. William T. Sherman, […]

by · September 9, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Developers interested in Cayce’s 12th Street Extension corridor

Developers interested in Cayce’s 12th Street Extension corridor

SCANA land in Cayce prime for development. Cayce’s 12th Street Extension is a hot corner for growth in Lexington County. “There is considerable interest in the property,” said Ginny Jones, a SCANA senior public affairs specialist. SCANA owns much of the land in the 12th Street Extension area at the I-77/I-26 intersection. Courtyard by Marriott announced in August that its […]

by · September 9, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
FBI to conduct church awareness symposium at Brookland Baptist

FBI to conduct church awareness symposium at Brookland Baptist

  The Columbia Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Field Office will hold a Situational Awareness symposium from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sept. 22 , at Brookland Baptist Church (1054 Sunset Blvd.)  West Columbia. David A. Thomas, Special Agent in Charge of the  in South Carolina released an advisory, Tuesday. It states: “In the wake of the recent tragedy in […]

by · September 8, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
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