Articles by: Terry Ward

Jarrett’s Jungle Receives West Columbia Beautification Foundation’s Quarterly Appearance Award

Jarrett’s Jungle Receives West Columbia Beautification Foundation’s Quarterly Appearance Award

The West Columbia Beautification Foundation presented the Quarterly Appearance Award for the fourth quarter of 2018 to Jarrett’s Jungle located at 1621 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia, SC. Recently, Jarrett’s Jungle added a beautiful pergola to the front of the building on Sunset Boulevard, catching commuters and residents’ attention with the color and greenery of the plants and flowers. When presented […]

by · January 9, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Heavy rainfall delays Lake Murray water-level drawdown

Heavy rainfall delays Lake Murray water-level drawdown

Significant rainfall during the last few months and other constraints on the lower Saluda River are delaying a water-level reduction of Lake Murray. The drawing down of the lake was scheduled to reach its targeted elevation in the 350- foot range by mid-December, but with so much rain the drawdown is taking longer. SCE&G, a subsidiary of Dominion Energy, anticipates […]

by · January 9, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Rep. Joe Wilson says he has faith Trump can negotiate end to shutdown

Rep. Joe Wilson says he has faith Trump can negotiate end to shutdown

U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson (SC- 2) said he believes in President Donald Trump when it comes to getting past the government shutdown. The partial shutdown went into effect Dec.22 after Congress failed to allocate $5 billion requested by the president for a wall along the US-Mexico border. “I have faith in President Trump,” said Wilson, of Springdale. “He is a […]

by · January 8, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Beautification Foundation sells commemorative bricks for new park

West Columbia Beautification Foundation sells commemorative bricks for new park

The West Columbia Beautification Foundation is selling a limited amount of commemorative bricks to be placed in the newest West Columbia All-Inclusive Park – Everyone – Every Ability – A Great Place to Play Together. Orders forms are due by 5 p.m. Jan. 18. The park is at 212 Hudson Street, West Columbia. The West Columbia Beautification Foundation’s Brick Fundraising […]

by · January 8, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Competitors take on Saluda River rapids in Millrace Massacre and Iceman Championships

Competitors take on Saluda River rapids in Millrace Massacre and Iceman Championships

A contingent of men and women converged on the Saluda River, Saturday, to compete in the 19th Annual Millrace Massacre and Iceman Championships. The event, on a warm and sunny  January day, drew a crowd of spectators on the riverbank to watch. The kayak race included the Millrace Massacre time trials, requiring paddlers to take on the rapids near Riverbanks […]

by · January 7, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Motor home crash on I-20 causes lane closure, Sunday evening

Motor home crash on I-20 causes lane closure, Sunday evening

The Irmo Fire Department and units from the Lexington County fire Service were on the scene of an motor home crash, Sunday, that occurred on I-20 westbound at mile marker 63 around 6:45 p.m. According to Irmo,  the collision caused about 40 gallons of diesel to spill on the ground, but the fuel did not reach the Saluda River.  The […]

by · January 7, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
UPDATED – Woman charged in fatal hit-and-run, coroner identifies victim

UPDATED – Woman charged in fatal hit-and-run, coroner identifies victim

Ashley Nicole Burkhard, 33, of West Columbia, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. She was taken to the Lexington County Detention Center. Original story: A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run in Lexington County late Saturday, and the S.C. Highway Patrol is asking for help to locate the driver. The incident happened between […]

by · January 6, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
How to get started on a healthy New Year in West Columbia

How to get started on a healthy New Year in West Columbia

It’s a new year, and that means a lot of West Columbia residents are making resolutions involving physical fitness. One of the methods in pursuit of a healthy lifestyle incorporates the gym. At Muv Fitness in West Columbia, workout traffic increases significantly with the close of the holiday season, and the onslaught of a fresh set of months. “We see […]

by · January 4, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
UPDATE: Missing truck driver is found

UPDATE: Missing truck driver is found

Officials with Cayce DPS have located George William Johnson, a man who had been missing for approximately 24 hours. Officers responded to an area near CMC Steel on New State Rd. after a security officer there made contact with Johnson around 1:30 this morning. The Cayce Department of Public Safety has determined that there are no Public Safety concerns or indications […]

by · January 4, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Brent Johnson debuts new morning radio show on 93.1 The Lake

Brent Johnson debuts new morning radio show on 93.1 The Lake

By Karamie Sullivan-ColaDaily Award-winning radio personality Brent Johnson returned to local radio Wednesday morning at 6 a.m. on 93.1 The Lake. Johnson, who has spent most of his 40-year radio career in Columbia, joins the station as program director and morning show host after a five month hiatus. Midlands Media Group LLC, led by local residents Kirk Litton and Keith […]

by · January 3, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
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