Articles by: Terry Ward

Cayce’s Greg Bickley becomes Rocketman, Saturday night

Cayce’s Greg Bickley becomes Rocketman, Saturday night

The first time Greg Bickley heard an Elton John song, he did not know who was singing it. Now he’s Rocketman, and performs a full-costumed tribute to Sir Elton John. His next show, that is almost sold out, is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Koger Center. “I bought an old album in the bargain bin because it had “Don’t […]

by · January 13, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington County fatal shooting results in murder charge

Lexington County fatal shooting results in murder charge

Columbia man charged with murder in Lexington County fatal shooting Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives have charged a Columbia man with murder in connection with a December shooting death. According to arrest warrants, Camry Davonte Taylor, 20, fatally shot Felix Jamal Jones, 35, on Dec. 19. “Mr. Jones was shot multiple times at an apartment complex off Berryhill Road in […]

by · January 13, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Congaree State Bank sold, personnel, branch changes not expected

Congaree State Bank sold, personnel, branch changes not expected

Congaree State Bank, based in Cayce, is being bought by CresCom Bank. CresCom is a Lowcountry bank and it’s is purchasing  Congaree State Bank for about $16.3 million in a cash-and-stock transaction, according to a press release. Charles Kirby, president and CEO of Congaree Bancshares Inc., said, in a press release, that the two companies have “very similar philosophies, cultures and core […]

by · January 12, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Fecas joins Springdale Town Council, Sox-Peters sworn in

Fecas joins Springdale Town Council, Sox-Peters sworn in

The Town of Springdale held its first council meeting for 2016, and swore in a new member. Dr. Viki Fecas was sworn in as our newest member of council on Jan. 5. “She will be a tremendous asset to our council,” said Springdale Mayor Michael Bishop. He said Fecas, who takes over the seat of Gus Manos, who retired, has […]

by · January 12, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Columbia Metropolitan Airport, in Cayce, has more passengers, cargo

Columbia Metropolitan Airport, in Cayce, has more passengers, cargo

Columbia Metropolitan Airport Closes 2015 with Record Breaking Growth. The airport marked its fourth consecutive year of growth in 2015; achieving a benchmark not hit since 1986 when People Express Airlines last served Columbia. The news was presented in a release (below) from Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CMA.) “For us to have this kind of growth without the advantage of a low-cost […]

by · January 12, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Police warn of tax scams

West Columbia Police warn of tax scams

The West Columbia Police Department is asking residents to be on the alert for tax scams. “Tax time upon us. Scams pop-up this time of year, so please be wary of calls to your house by people portraying themselves as IRS employees,” states a reminder warns from the WCPD. And do not give out personal information. Getting personal information is a […]

by · January 12, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Sun’s out, Cayce Riverwalk, Phase IV, Timmerman Trail open

Sun’s out, Cayce Riverwalk, Phase IV, Timmerman Trail open

Cayce Riverwalk, Phase Four and the Timmerman Trail are now reopened. The City of Cayce announced the reopening of the riverside recreational trail Monday. It had been closed due to heavy rains. On Sunday Cayce published “A big thank you to our Parks Department and Cayce staff for working to get the Riverwalk open on Monday for our residents!”

by · January 11, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia’s Curtis Loftis is Donald Trump’s landlord

West Columbia’s Curtis Loftis is Donald Trump’s landlord

The country’s richest landlord is renting space in West Columbia.  South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis has not endorsed a candidate for the GOP nomination for president. But he does have a candidate renting office space from him. The campaign office of Donald Trump, frontrunner for the Republican nomination, is leasing space in a building on State Street in West Columbia […]

by · January 11, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Greetings from the National Championship

Greetings from the National Championship

Bill Mooneyhan, and his son Billy, are in Arizona to see Clemson take on Alabama for college football’s National Championship. Click to See Story The two West Columbia residents flew from Columbia Metropolitan Airport Friday morning. We asked them to send some of photos from there trip. Here they are. The game is at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN. It’s at University […]

by · January 11, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
UPDATE: Missing girl found, says Cayce Public Safety

UPDATE: Missing girl found, says Cayce Public Safety

Elka Makenna James Elka James has been located and returned to her family, according to a release Sunday evening from the Cayce Public Safety Department. Initial report: The Cayce Department of Public Safety is currently seeking assistance in locating Elka Makenna James. Miss James (pictured) is a 14-year-old white female that has been reported as a runaway by her parents. James was […]

by · January 11, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
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