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Leaphart Road Bridge on Schedule to open before end of the year

Leaphart Road Bridge on Schedule to open before end of the year

The Leaphart Road Bridge, over I-26, in West Columbia, could be open to traffic in the next three months or so, said Robert Power, an SCDOT engineer based in West Columbia. “Construction is pretty much on schedule,” he said. “We’re still planning to open if by the end of the year. It’s on time.” The bridge was closed unexpectedly in […]

by · September 21, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Brookland-Cayce C-Team is 3-0

Brookland-Cayce C-Team is 3-0

Brookland-Cayce C-Team is 3-0 in football. The C-Team, comprised of players from Busbee Creative Arts Academy and Norhtside Middle School, have defeated Irmo, Dutch Fork and Meadow Glen. The C-Team Bearcats were at home Wednesday for the Meadow Glen game. BC-C won 38-14.  

by · September 21, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Airport High School’s Paxton Brooks named Lexington 2 Student of the Year

Airport High School’s Paxton Brooks named Lexington 2 Student of the Year

There are a lot of things you’ve probably heard about Paxton Brooks, Airport High School’s football standout. He’s the nation’s No. 2 punter in the 2018 Kohl’s Kicking rankings. He’s got a 46.07 punt average at Airport so far this season (his longest: 61 yards) and is a perfect 3/3 so far in field goals. He recently announced his commitment […]

by · September 20, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
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West Columbia Beautification Foundation’s Tree Tribute Gala (Sept. 26) redefining the city

Can you imagine what it would look like to have tree-lined streets connecting commercial to residential areas throughout West Columbia? That’s the question the West Columbia Beautification Foundation is answering. If you see an area of town starting to shine, there’s a good chance the West Columbia Beautification Foundation has a hand in it. The West Columbia Beautification Foundation is […]

by · September 20, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Artist donates commemorative eclipse prints to Lexington 2 schools

Artist donates commemorative eclipse prints to Lexington 2 schools

The total eclipse on August 21, 2017, was an unforgettable moment for those who witnessed it in the skies over Columbia. And a Lexington 2 graduate wants to make sure it’s a moment area students will remember for years to come. Artist Chris Lambries — who along with wife Margie graduated in 1976 from Brookland-Cayce High School — recently donated […]

by · September 19, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington Police say “A.J. Blues” threatened violence toward River Bluff High School students

Lexington Police say “A.J. Blues” threatened violence toward River Bluff High School students

Christopher Glen Raines (AKA “AJ Blues”) 42, of Lexington, has been arrested by the Lexington Police Department and charged with Unlawful Communication. Chief Terrence Green announced the arrst in a press release, Monday. A.J. Blues has aired Internet audio broadcasts of local music. The warrant charges Raines with  unlawful communication, claiming a series of threatening posts on Christopher Raines’s Facebook and […]

by · September 19, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Teen charged with murder of 36-year-old man, says Lexington County sheriff

Teen charged with murder of 36-year-old man, says Lexington County sheriff

  A teen has been arrested and charged with murder in connection to a fatal shooting last night in a Columbia subdivision. Isaac Burton Hidalgo, 19, of Columbia is also charged with possessing a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher identified the victim as Justin Steven Simons, 36, of Columbia. “We’re working […]

by · September 19, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Brookland-Cayce’s Brayden Cullum plays Lexington’s Icehouse Amphitheater

Brookland-Cayce’s Brayden Cullum plays Lexington’s Icehouse Amphitheater

Brayden Cullum, of West Columbia,  played lead guitar and sang at Lexington’s Icehouse Amphitheater, Sunday afternoon. It was part of the Freeway Music School’s talent presentation. Cullum, a Brookland-Cayce High School junior,  sang “Like a Rolling Stone” made popular by the legendary Bob Dylan. Brayden also sang The Band’s “Ophelia” and The Beatles “Back in the USSR”  He played lead […]

by · September 18, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia City Council to meet at 6 p.m. Monday

West Columbia City Council to meet at 6 p.m. Monday

The West Columbia City Council is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Monday at West Columbia City Hall, 200 N. 12th St. The meeting agenda is included, click to enlarge images, to read agenda.                 

by · September 18, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Gray defeats Pelion 37-0

Gray defeats Pelion 37-0

Gray quarterback Hunter Helms passed for three touchdowns to lead Gray Collegiate Academy to a 37-0 victory over Pelion Friday night. The game was played at Pelion. The win improves Gray’s record to 3-1. Gray next plays Brookland-Cayce at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia on Friday. BC lost to Chapin 38-20, at home Friday night.

by · September 16, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
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