Articles by: Terry Ward

Earl Williams, former WC mayor, gets early 100th birthday party

Earl Williams, former WC mayor, gets early 100th birthday party

The Brookland-Cayce High School alumni threw a 100th birthday party for Mr. Earl Williams, Tuesday. Williams birthday is not until Sept. 27. It will be celebrated at Brookland United Methodist Church in West Columbia. But the Brookland-Cayce alumni group that meets monthly at Ocean View Seafood Restaurant in Cayce presented Williams with a cake, and celebrated his birthday, Tuesday. Williams, […]

by · September 16, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Ground broken for new Goodwill in West Columbia

Ground broken for new Goodwill in West Columbia

Ground was broken Tuesday for a 36,000-sq-ft Goodwill facility on Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia. It will be double the size of the existing the Goodwill store on Meeting Street in West Columbia, according to Pat  , President and CEO of Goodwill Industries Upstate/Midlands South Carolina. The new building, when it’s done, will employ 40 people, four times as many as […]

by · September 16, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Phil Carter elected to Cayce City Council

Phil Carter elected to Cayce City Council

Phil Carter has been elected to Cayce City Council. He is a former Lexington School District 2 Board member.  The special election to fill the unexpired term of City of Cayce District 4 Councilman Tim James was held Tuesday. The polls closed at 7 p.m. Carter and candidates Alex Mowery, and John Raley ran for the seat. Carter was elected […]

by · September 16, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Chuck Oree develops career, family feel at West Columbia House of Raeford

Chuck Oree develops career, family feel at West Columbia House of Raeford

Chuck Oree, of House of Raeford, has always been open to opportunities. Twenty-five years ago the plant in West Columbia offered him a job. He took that offer and turned it into a career of distinction. Oree has served his company at every level of management. For the last six years he has been the night shift manager at the […]

by · September 15, 2015 · 3 comments · NEWS
Sponsor the West Columbia Police Officers Foundation Golf Tournament

Sponsor the West Columbia Police Officers Foundation Golf Tournament

WCPOF Golf Tournament Sponsorships are now available for the West Columbia Police Officers Foundation Golf Tournament. The cost of sponsorships range from $150 to $2,500. Start making plans now. It is the Third Annual Tournament and it’s Oct. 19 at Indian River Golf Club. It’s a shotgun start Captains Choice four person team event. The proceeds from the tournament will go […]

by · September 15, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington 2 Board to meet, Thursday

Lexington 2 Board to meet, Thursday

The Board of Trustees of Lexington School District Two will conduct their Regular Monthly Meeting on Thursday, September 17, at 7 p.m. in the Board Room of the District Education Center, 715 Ninth Street, West Columbia.   The proposed Agenda is attached.  Notices and Agendas are also posted on the District’s website, www.lex2.org / Board of Trustees / Board Meetings […]

by · September 15, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS

Woman killed in Gilbert accident is identified

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who was killed in the one-vehicle accident at approximately 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12. The fatal accident occurred in the 700 block of Ben Franklin Road, Gilbert. The woman killed in the wreck was Barbara R. Davis, 58, of Gilbert. Davis, in a 2016 Toyota, was not wearing a seatbelt, was […]

by · September 14, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
The River District makes West Columbia a destination

The River District makes West Columbia a destination

The River District members began meeting in early 2015. It is a collection of businesses – dining, retail and services – in the Vista area of West Columbia. Its goal is to draw customers to the unique shops and attractive restaurants that populate an area from State Street to 12th Street. “We want to make it a destination. We want […]

by · September 14, 2015 · 4 comments · NEWS
Brookland-Cayce Coach Bettis Herlong going to S.C. Hall of Fame

Brookland-Cayce Coach Bettis Herlong going to S.C. Hall of Fame

Former Brookland-Cayce Football Coach Bettis Herlong will be inducted into the South Carolina Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in December. Herlong died in 2003. Herlong won 197 games from 1950-1980 at Saluda, Aiken, Johnston (Fla.), Strom Thurmond. He won a state title at Brookland-Cayce in 1966. Keith Chapman, who coaches now at Newberry College, played for Herlong. “He was […]

by · September 14, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Are Gamecock fans in the mood for disappointment?

Are Gamecock fans in the mood for disappointment?

Disappointment was a surprise for Gamecock fans in 2014. In 2015 the feeling is familiar. USC lost to Kentucky, 26-22, Saturday night. It was the Wildcats’ first SEC road win since 2009. The Gamecocks losses last year, the most disappointing ones, came as the defense collapsed late in the fourth quarter. This year the defense was ineffective in the first […]

by · September 13, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
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