Articles by: Terry Ward

Nephron Pharmaceuticals expanding its Lexington County facility, adding 125 jobs

Nephron Pharmaceuticals expanding its Lexington County facility, adding 125 jobs

Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a manufacturer of sterile inhalation and 503B outsourcing medications, today announced a $12.5 million expansion to add 36,000 square feet of manufacturing space. The new investment is expected to create 125 new jobs by June. “The improvement of the facility will help us meet our commitment to solve the critical problem of drug supply shortages impacting healthcare […]

by · December 7, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia City Council Elects Tem Miles as Mayor Pro-Tem

West Columbia City Council Elects Tem Miles as Mayor Pro-Tem

West Columbia City Council Elects Councilman Temus C. “Tem” Miles, Jr. as Mayor Pro-Tem West Columbia, SC (December 6, 2017 at 10:45 AM) — The City of West Columbia City Council elected Councilman Temus C. “Tem” Miles, Jr. as Mayor Pro-Tem at the December Regular Council Meeting on Tuesday. Mayor Bobby Horton said, “We look forward to working with him […]

by · December 6, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia City Council allows mock firing of Gen. Sherman on Columbia to continue

West Columbia City Council allows mock firing of Gen. Sherman on Columbia to continue

Vestiges of the civil war were aroused at the West Columbia City Council meeting Tuesday night. The Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, each year for the last 12 years, have requested that Alexander Road be closed. The SCV conducts a mock firing on Columbia to commemorate Gen. William T. Sherman’s February 1865 bombardment of […]

by · December 6, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
SCE&G dedicates Otarre Solar Park in Cayce

SCE&G dedicates Otarre Solar Park in Cayce

SCE&G dedicated the Otarre Solar Park in Cayce Tuesday. Otarre Solar Park developer TIG Sun Energy and project builder Hannah Solar Government Services participated in the dedication ceremony. With the implementation of the Otarre Solar Park  SCE&G said it is meeting the utility-scale solar goal set forth by the South Carolina Distributed Resource Program Act, or Act 236. To meet that […]

by · December 5, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington County deputies capture man wanted by feds

Lexington County deputies capture man wanted by feds

Lexington County deputies apprehended a man wanted on a federal charge Tuesday after an hours-long search near Lake Murray. Brandon Gentle, 32, was wanted on a federal court bond violation out of Huntsville, Alabama. The original charge for which he’d received bond is conspiracy to distribute dangerous drugs-prescription narcotics. “One of our deputies responded to a call overnight about a suspicious vehicle […]

by · December 5, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Vickie Lovett’s Pretty Pictures Photography cuts ribbon at new location

Vickie Lovett’s Pretty Pictures Photography cuts ribbon at new location

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for Pretty Pictures Photography was held Friday.  Pretty Pictures Photography and owner Vickie Lovett will operate a studio within the Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce building at 1006 12th Street, Cayce.  Lovett has been in business 27 years. Pictured are Vickie Lovett (with succors) Cayce Mayor Elise Partin, C-WC Chamber Board President Dondee Lewis, Bruce (Vickie’s husband) John Banks […]

by · December 5, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
 3 men arrested after separate Sunday night shootings

 3 men arrested after separate Sunday night shootings

Three men are under arrest after two unrelated shooting incidents Sunday in the Columbia area of Lexington County. Garrie Brown, 27, and Channing Dixon, 26, are charged with burglary, criminal conspiracy and possessing a weapon during a violent crime after shots were fired during an attempted robbery shortly after 5:30 Sunday evening inside an apartment on Berryhill Road, according to […]

by · December 5, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Town of Swansea receives grant to upgrade police equipment

Town of Swansea receives grant to upgrade police equipment

The Town of Swansea has been awarded a Justice Assistance Grant from the Department of Justice and the S.C. Department of Public Safety. MPA Strategies announced the grant Monday. The Town of Swansea is an MPA client. The funding from the Justice Assistance Grant totaled nearly $12,600. The money went toward two updated camera systems for police vehicles and a […]

by · December 5, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis recognizes Oak Grove students for financial literacy

S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis recognizes Oak Grove students for financial literacy

State Treasurer Curtis Loftis – of West Columbia-  recognized more than 75 fifth-grade students at Oak Grove Elementary School in Lexington Monday for completing the Future Scholar Financial Literacy program. “It is imperative to instill financial understanding at a young age,” said  Loftis. “The Future Scholar Financial Literacy Program is teaching South Carolina students how to make responsible money choices.” […]

by · December 5, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Tree Lighting on a perfect night, parade is Saturday

West Columbia Tree Lighting on a perfect night, parade is Saturday

The West Columbia Christmas Tree lighting was a rousing success and there is more holiday fun to come. The Greater Cayce –West Columbia Holiday Parade of Lights is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Saturday. But there is a change from previous years. This year, the parade route will begin in front of the Cayce Municipal Complex at 1800 12th Street. The […]

by · December 4, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
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