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West Columbia parents, students prepare for new school year

West Columbia parents, students prepare for new school year

Schools are important to the West Columbia community. This is the last week Lexington Two Schools in West Columbia will be on a summer schedule.  Teachers report to their class rooms Aug. 13, which is next Tuesday. Students begin the 2019-2020 school year on Monday. Aug. 19. “We’re excited, and ready to get started with the new school year,” said […]

by · August 9, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Multi-vehicle crash closed lanes in Lexington

Multi-vehicle crash closed lanes in Lexington

There was a collision in Lexington Thursday afternoon at North Lake Drive (SC-6 ) at Old Cherokee Road. It was a significant wreck involving multiple vehicles with significant debris in the road. The crash affected all lanes of traffic. All lanes were eventually reopened after the collision. The contributing factor for the collision involved a driver failing to yield the […]

by · August 9, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Sex offender sentenced to 21 years in Lexington County –  victim under the age of 11

Sex offender sentenced to 21 years in Lexington County – victim under the age of 11

After a trial in Lexington County this week, sex offender William Derek Bennon, age 47, has been sentenced to 21 years in prison. The trial began on Monday, Aug. 5, and concluded Thursday afternoon when the jury returned a guilty verdict on both charges. Bennon received a sentence of 21 years, concurrent, for each count of Criminal Sexual Conduct with […]

by · August 9, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Zesto celebrates 70 years, featured in West Columbia Newsletter

Zesto celebrates 70 years, featured in West Columbia Newsletter

West Columbia’s Zesto restaurant is celebrating 70 years in business in 2019. The anniversary is being marked in the Aug.-Sept West Columbia Newsletter. “It’s been really fun to see so many people over the years,” said Pete Manos, who owns Zesto with his father, Gus. “It’s really cool to be celebrating 70 years.” He said the restaurant started with as […]

by · August 8, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
City of Cayce to hold  Public Input Session for 2020 Comprehensive Plan

City of Cayce to hold Public Input Session for 2020 Comprehensive Plan

The City of Cayce will conduct a Public Input Session on its 2020 Comprehensive Plan. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Aug, 13, at Steel Hands Brewing. Below is a graphic showing the actions the City of Cayce has taken to accomplish the goals from its 2010 Comprehensive Plan..

by · August 8, 2019 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
G.L. Locklear works to record history of West Columbia

G.L. Locklear works to record history of West Columbia

G.L. Locklear is the historian of West Columbia. “I’ve looked up the genealogy for many, many families,” said Locklear. And in his research, he has found out a lot about the history of the area. From the day when steamships were abundant in the Congaree River to auto dealerships on State Street. Locklear imparts his knowledge from the corner booth […]

by · August 7, 2019 · 1 comment · NEWS
West Columbia Water –  Sewer Utilities employees  cited for exemplary service

West Columbia Water – Sewer Utilities employees cited for exemplary service

West Columbia Mayor Bobby Horton and and West Columbia City Council presented the city’s Water and Sewer Utilities Employees with a resolution recognizing them for their exemplary service and dedication. Mayor Pro-Tem Miles, pictured, made the presentation at Tuesday’s council meeting.  

by · August 7, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington man accused of shooting woman in driveway

Lexington man accused of shooting woman in driveway

A Lexington man who has been charged with attempted murder. According to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department the man shot a woman in his driveway early Tuesday morning. James Mason Stork, 29, is charged with three counts of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and discharging a firearm into a car, according to arrest warrants. “Detectives […]

by · August 7, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
City of West Columbia publishes Aug. – Sept. Newsletter

City of West Columbia publishes Aug. – Sept. Newsletter

The City of West Columbia has published its second newsletter for August and September. The second edition includes information on the 70th anniversary of Zesto, and West Columbia’s Interactive Art Park. There is an article on the Black Rooster French Restaurant opening in the Brookland complex. Note the daily opening time has changed to 5 p.m. not 4:30 p.m. The […]

by · August 6, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Joe Taylor receives West Columbia Beautification Foundation’s Quarterly Appearance Award

Joe Taylor receives West Columbia Beautification Foundation’s Quarterly Appearance Award

Joe Taylor of Southland Capital partners has been presented with the Quarterly Appearance Award by the West Columbia Beautification Foundation. Taylor, center, is with Melissa Sprouse-Browne, chairwoman of the WCBF and Bill Mooneyhan vice chairman. At the WCBF meeting, Board members discussed the annual Tribute to Trees. The Tribute for Trees is scheduled for Sept. 10, from 5:30 p.m. until […]

by · August 6, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
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