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Wilton Road dam repair could be in the next 12 months with SCDOT plan

Wilton Road dam repair could be in the next 12 months with SCDOT plan

A public forum with the South Carolina Department of Transportation to discuss road projects took place at Platt Springs Methodist Church in Springdale Monday night. One of the topics addressed was the repair of the dam on Wilton Road. The road has been impassable since an earthen dam on the road was washed out in the flood of October 2015. […]

by · August 16, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
2018 Rhythm on the River fall concert schedule released, changed to Fridays

2018 Rhythm on the River fall concert schedule released, changed to Fridays

The GCWC Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Rhythm on the River Fall Series is presented by House of Raeford. The Fall concert series has been moved (from Sunday afternoons) to Friday nights 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Note: There is a new sponsor and a new day of the week. SEPTEMBER 28 Going Commando Band – Food Truck – The Haute […]

by · August 16, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Fire responds to fire off of Meeting Street

West Columbia Fire responds to fire off of Meeting Street

A fire damaged a West Columbia thrift store called ‘Lets Just Plunder’ just off of Meeting Street, Tuesday afternoon. No injuries were reported, but The building and its contents are a total loss according to the West Columbia Fire Department. Crews from West Columbia, Irmo, Cayce, Richland, and Lexington County responded to get the fire under control. The West Columbia […]

by · August 15, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Small business optimism index nears record high

Small business optimism index nears record high

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index has marked its second highest level in the survey’s 45-year history at 107.9.  It’s within 0.1 point of the July 1983 record-high of 108. The July 2018 report also set new records in terms of owners reporting job creation plans and those with job openings. A seasonally-adjusted net 23 percent are planning to create […]

by · August 15, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Rainbow Drive bridge over I-26 on schedule to open in October

Rainbow Drive bridge over I-26 on schedule to open in October

Work to replace the bridge on Rainbow Drive over Interstate 26 in Springdale is progressing and the bridge should open in a couple of months. Chris Drive and Harbor Drive, both north of Leaphart Road, and part of the Leaphart Road bridge over I-26 have been closed by the South Carolina Department of Transportation. But all of it should open […]

by · August 14, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Crash results in diesel spill in Lexington

Crash results in diesel spill in Lexington

The Lexington County Fire Services, EMS and the Lexington Police Department are on the scene of a hazmat spill that occurred Monday due to a collision in the 5100 block of Sunset Boulevard.  It’s the Target and Best Buy shopping center. Approximately 70-100 gallons of diesel leaked. The S.C. department of Health and Environmental Control has been notified about the […]

by · August 14, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Police officers, Turner AME Church collecting school supplies

West Columbia Police officers, Turner AME Church collecting school supplies

The City of West Columbia, West Columbia Police Department, and Turner Memorial AME Church are teaming up to provide school supplies to those in need in Lexington School District 2. Assistant Chief Scott Morrison said, “The City is excited to partner with Turner Memorial AME and we hope that this effort will allow the children to begin the school year […]

by · August 13, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Man loses control of vehicle, hits tree in fatal I-20 crash

Man loses control of vehicle, hits tree in fatal I-20 crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a vehicle collision.  It  occurred near mile marker 62 on I-20 eastbound at approximately 6:30 p.m. Saturday. According to Fisher, Mr. Jacklin Philippe, 29, of Fayetteville, NC was pronounced dead at an area hospital a short time after the accident. The cause of death was due to multiple […]

by · August 13, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Airport, Gray, Swansea play the 3rd Annual Joe Turbeville Football Jamboree

Airport, Gray, Swansea play the 3rd Annual Joe Turbeville Football Jamboree

The Third Annual Joe Turbeville Football Jamboree took place at Irmo High School, Friday night. Each team played two quarters. Next week the season starts and the games count. Teams got some live action versus another high school team at the jamboree. Gray Collegiate defeated Fairfield Central 14-0, and Swansea defeated  Richland Northeast 21-0 Ridge View, Dutch Fork, Irmo, Airport, Keenan […]

by · August 13, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
New Riverbank Elementary School a sign of West Columbia pride and growth

New Riverbank Elementary School a sign of West Columbia pride and growth

The new school year 2018-19 is almost upon us. Teachers officially report to school on Monday. Students begin classes a week later, on Aug. 20. This is a landmark year in West Columbia with the opening of Riverbank Elementary School. The new school is on Cougar Drive, across from Northside Middle School, near Howard Park off of Sunset Boulevard. The […]

by · August 10, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
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