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West Columbia illuminated with 15th Annual Tree Lighting – Photo Gallery

West Columbia illuminated with 15th Annual Tree Lighting – Photo Gallery

The spirit of Christmas was in the air at the West Columbia City Hall, Friday night. Children, music and finally all was bright when the city’s Christmas tree – and the surrounding grounds – were illuminated. Photos from the evenings festivities are included. The bleachers were full and rows of people were standing as the annual program proceeded. At the […]

by · December 6, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Cayce Elementary, Saluda River students raise funds to plant trees in West Columbia

Cayce Elementary, Saluda River students raise funds to plant trees in West Columbia

The West Columbia Beautification Foundation recognized Cayce Elementary and Saluda River Academy for the Arts this week for their fundraisers to purchase two trees to plant in the city. Students at both schools — including members of the new service club at Cayce — collected pennies and other spare change to raise the $200 needed to purchase a tree, part […]

by · December 6, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia’s Meeting Street Artisan Market announces Holiday Edition

West Columbia’s Meeting Street Artisan Market announces Holiday Edition

The City of West Columbia’s Meeting Street Artisan Market is open every Saturday, from 10 AM – 2 PM, through Dec. 21, under the pavilion and now expanded into the parking lot at 425 Meeting Street, West Columbia, SC, in the Interactive Art Park. The market includes vendors selling original art, crafts, foods, and produce. The City of West Columbia […]

by · December 6, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Former teacher extradited to Lexington County to face  child sex charges

Former teacher extradited to Lexington County to face child sex charges

A former elementary school teacher has been extradited from Ecuador to Lexington County on charges of sexual contact with a minor. Hianlucas Isturiz Rodriguez, 42, engaged in sexual battery with a Red Bank Elementary School student multiple times while on duty at the school in 2016 and 2017, according to arrest warrants. Isturiz, known by students and parents as “Señor […]

by · December 6, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Registration is open

West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Registration is open

Registration is now open for the City of West Columbia’s 3rd Annual Kinetic Derby Day on April 25, 2020. This year brings new opportunities for fun with family and friends with new obstacles for the Kinetic Sculpture Parade including a “dirty run” and a “clean run”! Registration for Kinetic Derby Day makes the perfect holiday gift. West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby […]

by · December 6, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington 2 Schools invite community to holiday performances

Lexington 2 Schools invite community to holiday performances

By Dawn Kujawa-Lexington 2 Communications Director Let Lexington Two students help you get into the holiday spirit this season. Several schools will offer musical performances, open to the community. You also can catch performances at several community tree lightings and other holiday events. Here’s a sampling of upcoming activities. Unless otherwise noted, events are at the schools. Friday, December 6 […]

by · December 6, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington 2 students excited about West Columbia Tree Lighting, Friday, 6:30 p.m.

Lexington 2 students excited about West Columbia Tree Lighting, Friday, 6:30 p.m.

The City of West Columbia is hosting its 15th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m., at the West Columbia City Hall, 200 N. 12th St. It’s one of the biggest community events of the year and students from local schools are anticipating the chance to participate. “The most special part of Christmas, and the tree […]

by · December 5, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia man identified as victim in fatal crash

West Columbia man identified as victim in fatal crash

A West Columbia man died in a two-vehicle crash in Fairfield County, Tuesday. The man who was killed has been identified as Mark Wakefield, 43, of West Columbia, according to Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill. The collision occurred at about 2:15 p.m. at the intersection of S.C. 34 and Smallwood Road in Fairfield County, said Master Trooper David Jones. Jones […]

by · December 5, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Construction to begin on  Flow 2 townhomes on  West Columbia Riverwalk

Construction to begin on Flow 2 townhomes on West Columbia Riverwalk

Columbia developer Bill Bradshaw has announced the construction of Flow 2. Flow 2 consists of 12 townhomes overlooking the Congaree River near the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Meeting Street in West Columbia. Site preparation is under way and full construction on the three-story, three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath townhomes across the Gervais Street Bridge is scheduled to begin in December. Homes should […]

by · December 4, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Mayor Tem Miles elected chairman, Jimmy Brooks elected Mayor Pro-Tem of City Council

West Columbia Mayor Tem Miles elected chairman, Jimmy Brooks elected Mayor Pro-Tem of City Council

West Columbia Mayor Tem Miles was elected by West Columbia City Council as the chairman of the council. Jimmy Brooks was elected Mayor Pro-Tem. The officers were elected at Tuesday’s council meeting. Miles had served as Mayor Pro-Tem in his last term on council before being elected mayor. The chairman of the council is elected for a one-year term. The […]

by · December 4, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
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