Articles by: Terry Ward

West Columbia mayor asks for understanding as city deals with COVID-19

West Columbia mayor asks for understanding as city deals with COVID-19

Schools are closed, restaurants offer take-out and delivery only and 72 percent of the state’s labor force is working from home, according to S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster. The coronavirus crisis has no doubt disrupted life. In West Columbia, household garbage and recycling are now collected simultaneously. Garbage and recycling normally collected on Mondays and Tuesdays is all being collected on […]

by · April 2, 2020 · 1 comment · NEWS
Saluda River teachers hold parade to visit elementary school students while school is closed – Photos

Saluda River teachers hold parade to visit elementary school students while school is closed – Photos

Lots of teachers, and staff from Saluda River Academy for the Arts conducted a parade Wednesday. (More photos below) The “Honk for Bobcat Unity in the Community Parade,” was an effort to show SRAA students how much they are missed and loved by the their school. Schools are closed due to the coronavirus crisis. The parade left from the back […]

by · April 1, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington County emergency vehicles to sound sirens at 7 p.m. Friday in “Sirens for Solidarity” effort

Lexington County emergency vehicles to sound sirens at 7 p.m. Friday in “Sirens for Solidarity” effort

As the community rallies together to beat COVID-19, Lexington County wants all residents to know that emergency responders providing the highest levels of service possible. The county wants to ensure you know that first responders are on the job 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. So all emergency services and law enforcement vehicles throughout […]

by · April 1, 2020 · 2 comments · NEWS
Governor orders ‘nonessential’ businesses to close because of COVID-19

Governor orders ‘nonessential’ businesses to close because of COVID-19

Gov. Henry McMaster issued an order Tuesday, closing down all non-essential businesses in South Carolina due to the coronavirus. The order applies to thousands of businesses across the state. Businesses to be closed include gyms, spas, nightclubs, barber shops, hair salons, tattoo parlors, waxing salons, fitness centers, bowling alleys, arcades, racetracks, indoor children’s play areas, theaters, planetariums, museums and performing […]

by · March 31, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
High School student drowns in Lake Wateree

High School student drowns in Lake Wateree

A Lugoff Elgin High School student drowned Tuesday, according to Kershaw County Coroner David West. West identified the drowning victim as Armando Cervantes Estrada, 18, from the Lugoff area. West said several teens were on Lake Wateree at the Buck Hill Landing on the Lugoff side of the lake. West said they were swimming near the Buck Hill Landing when […]

by · March 31, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
The COMET Implements More COVID-19 Safety Measures

The COMET Implements More COVID-19 Safety Measures

In monitoring COVID-19, The COMET is striving to exhaust all measures to keep passengers safe. Understanding the potential challenges that the community may face in the coming weeks, we continue to encourage all riders to limit travel to only that which is essential. As we attempt to be of service to our community, and recognizing the importance of social distancing, […]

by · March 31, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
Melanie Thornton of Riverbank Elementary visits students from a distance

Melanie Thornton of Riverbank Elementary visits students from a distance

Schools are closed, but that did not stop the learning. Melanie Thornton of Riverbank Elementary School drove the school’s Rolling Reading Room through neighborhoods, last week. Thornton read books from the back of her golf cart. The trip also gave her the chance to  catch up with students she saw, from a safe social distance, of course. 

by · March 31, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
Governor closes off access to public waterways and beaches

Governor closes off access to public waterways and beaches

Gov. Henry McMaster has closed public access to all beaches and has closed all public boat ramps, landings and other access points on the state’s lakes, rivers and waterways. He said it was based on what people are doing during the state’s fight to stop the spread of COVID-19. “As a result of behavior observed this past weekend by the […]

by · March 31, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
Cayce’s Something Borrowed reminds us things will get better after COVID-19

Cayce’s Something Borrowed reminds us things will get better after COVID-19

Business may be down currently for Something Borrowed because of the coronavirus, but it will get better once the crisis has passed. The Cayce-based business provides everything from tents and tables to chairs and lights for open houses, festivals, wedding parties, trade shows and meetings. From the Gervais Street Bridge Dinner and Columbia’s Food and Wine Festival to Dinner on […]

by · March 31, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
Motorcycle rider killed in Lexington County crash – Coroner identifies

Motorcycle rider killed in Lexington County crash – Coroner identifies

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that occurred Sunday on I-20 West. It occurred, according to Master Trooper David Jones, at the 53 mile marker near Two Notch Road in Lexington County. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the motorcyclist who died and said the accident happened just before 1:30 p.m. According to Fisher, Mr. […]

by · March 30, 2020 · 0 comments · NEWS
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