Articles by: Terry Ward

West Columbia moves to court more residents for annexation

West Columbia moves to court more residents for annexation

West Columbia is considering annexing an area west of I-26, along U.S. Highway 1. The area contains between around 650 residences and about 80 commercial properties, according to West Columbia Economic Development Director Donna Smith. Smith, at the West Columbia City Council meeting Monday, recommended a plan to move forward to annex the property into West Columbia. Council approved the […]

by · October 21, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Coroner trying to locate family of West Columbia man

Coroner trying to locate family of West Columbia man

The Lexington County Coroner’s Office needs your help in locating the family of Mr. James Edward Norris. Mr. Norris, 57 years old, resided in West Columbia and was employed by IGP in Blythewood. It is believed that Mr. Norris has a sister and brother in the area who are listed as his legal next of kin. We believe the sister’s […]

by · October 20, 2015 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
Springdale employee victim of hit and run

Springdale employee victim of hit and run

SPRINGDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT SEEKING IDENTITY OF DRIVER FROM HIT AND RUN INVOLVING A PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEE Springdale Police Chief Kevin Cornett is asking for the community’s help in identifying the driver of a vehicle that struck a Springdale public works employee and then fled the scene Tuesday morning. On Tuesday at around 7:45 am a vehicle traveling west on Platt […]

by · October 20, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Council awaits specifics in river front development deal

Council awaits specifics in river front development deal

West Columbia City Council awaits traffic specifics in river front development deal. West Columbia City Council voted to delay a vote on the large residential, commercial and retail development – dubbed “Brookland” – and planned for property at State and Meeting streets. Council was scheduled to vote, Monday, on first reading to rezone the four-plus acres to Planned Urban Development-Commercial […]

by · October 20, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Apologies made for racist comments attributed to mayor

Apologies made for racist comments attributed to mayor

West Columbia City Council addressed racist comments at its meeting, Monday. Two West Columbia Councilmen voiced apologies for racist comments allegedly made by Mayor Joe Owens. And Cora Washington, an African -American West Columbia resident also said she had a confrontation with the mayor. Washington told council that on Sept. 9, Owens came to her home on Monticello Street. She […]

by · October 20, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Rise Above the Waters concert times, lineup announced

Rise Above the Waters concert times, lineup announced

The Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the City of Cayce and Thompson and Co. is presenting RHYTHM ON THE RIVER: RISE ABOVE THE WATERS BENEFIT CONCERT. It’s on Sunday, Oct. 25,  from noon until  7 p.m. The concert will be held at the Guignard Brickworks Development (180 Knox Abbott Drive) in Cayce, near the Blossom […]

by · October 19, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia to hold Special Council Meeting, Monday

West Columbia to hold Special Council Meeting, Monday

Agenda for West Columbia to hold Special Council Meeting 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19 200 N. 12th Street West Columbia ANNOUNCEMENTS/COMMUNICATIONS BY THE MAYOR 7. PRESENTATIONS AND RECOGNITION 7.1. Consideration of a Resolution Recognizing Firefighter Bradley Smith for Heroic Acts of Service on October 4, 2015 RESOLUTION_Bradley Smith_Heroic Act 9. UNFINISHED BUSINESS 9.1. Second Reading Consideration of an Ordinance Amending the West […]

by · October 19, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Part of boardwalk on West Columbia Riverwalk washed away

Part of boardwalk on West Columbia Riverwalk washed away

Though a portion of Riverwalk in West Columbia was reopened, Friday, flood damage is apparent. Riverwalk, headed south, toward Cayce and the Blossom Street Bridge is open, to the north of the Gervais Street Bridge, is closed. A large part of the boardwalk, under the bridge, has been washed away by the recent flood waters. Water beside the Congaree River […]

by · October 19, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Dinner held on the Gervais Street Bridge, Sunday

Dinner held on the Gervais Street Bridge, Sunday

The Dinner on the Gervais Street Bridge was held, Sunday. It was from 4 to 8 p.m. And resulted in the bridge being closed. The dinner is a fundraiser for Congaree Riverkeeper and Canoeing for Kids. It is also a celebration of the river that flows below the quarter-mile iconic bridge. Emile DeFelice is the founder of Soda City Market. […]

by · October 19, 2015 · 2 comments · NEWS
Botanical Parkway damage being repaired

Botanical Parkway damage being repaired

Work has begun to repair Botanical Parkway in West Columbia. It was one of the most heavily-damaged roads in West Columbia after the floods in early October. A culvert was smashed by raging water and the road surfaced was washed away. The damaged culvert has been removed and rocks have been placed on the creek bank. Botanical Parkway is a […]

by · October 19, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
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