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After floods, think insurance policy against disaster in West Columbia

After floods, think insurance policy against disaster in West Columbia

Don’t let your guard down. September is National Emergency Preparedness Month. A week ago West Columbia dodged a major impact from Hurricane Florence, but city crews were ready and waiting. Cones were put in place to block off roads covered by water and personnel removed fallen trees and branches from some roadways in the city. While West Columbia missed the […]

by · September 21, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington Two employees recognized with service awards

Lexington Two employees recognized with service awards

Nearly 60 employees of Lexington Two were recognized for their service Thursday. Awards were presented for 10, 20 and 30 years of service in Lexington Two during a reception before the monthly Board of Trustees meeting. Among the recipients, their schools and years of service: AIRPORT HIGH 10 years: Sarah Atkins, Karen Clement Williams, Herb Gray 20 years: Kathy Lambert, […]

by · September 21, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Coroner identifies 19-year-old killed in wrong-way collision on I-26

Coroner identifies 19-year-old killed in wrong-way collision on I-26

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a vehicle collision. The crash occurred on I-26 westboud near exit 104 Wednesday, around 5:20 a.m. According to Fisher, Mr. Austin William Dugar, 19, of Columbia, was pronounced dead at an area hospital due to injuries sustained in the collision. Dugar, who is believed to have been wearing […]

by · September 20, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Flock to the Block is Friday, Oct. 12, at Airport High School, before Homecoming Game

Flock to the Block is Friday, Oct. 12, at Airport High School, before Homecoming Game

Eagles for a Cause is presenting Flock to the Block. It’s from 4-7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12, at Airport High School. The annual food truck festival put on before Airport High Schools Homecoming Football game. Click here to visit Flock to the Block Website Flock to the Block is a free annual food truck festival put on before Airport High […]

by · September 20, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Beautification Foundation Tribute for Trees draws largest crowd ever

West Columbia Beautification Foundation Tribute for Trees draws largest crowd ever

The West Columbia Beautification Foundation held its fourth annual Tribute for Trees Tuesday. More than 100 people came out for the event that is a fundraiser for the foundation. During the tribute, WCBF Chairwoman Melissa Sprouse-Browne presented West Columbia Mayor Bobby Horton with a plaque dedicating a tree in honor of Kay Horton, Horton’s wife who passed away in August. […]

by · September 19, 2018 · 1 comment · NEWS
Lexington 2 names Kim Donovan as district’s Teacher of the Year

Lexington 2 names Kim Donovan as district’s Teacher of the Year

By Dawn Kujawa Teacher Kim Donovan carries many titles at Wood Elementary — music teacher, volunteer, running coach, entrepreneur, leader. Now, she can add a new title: District Teacher of the Year. Donovan, who has been teaching in Lexington Two since starting her career as an educator six years ago, was surprised in her classroom Tuesday with the news from […]

by · September 19, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Video released of West Columbia’s planned enabling park

Video released of West Columbia’s planned enabling park

A group called McAdam’s has released a video of a rendering West Columbia’s planned enabling park. Click for a link to video of West Columbia’s Enabling Park video The City of West Columbia is working to construct an all-inclusive enabling playground and parking area near the West Columbia Riverwalk and Amphitheater. It will be between Alexander Road and Oliver Street. […]

by · September 18, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Riverwalk and Amphitheater to reopen, Tuesday morning

West Columbia Riverwalk and Amphitheater to reopen, Tuesday morning

All sections of the West Columbia Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater will be open to the public beginning Tuesday, at 7 a.m. The Riverwalk and Amphitheater were closed over the weekend and Monday, due to Hurricane Florence.

by · September 18, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Man gets 15 years for hammer attack

Man gets 15 years for hammer attack

Josh Patterson Hodges, 34, of Darlington, pleaded guilty last week in Lexington County to Attempted Murder. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Attempted Murder is classified as a violent, most serious crime, and a “no parole” offense, according to a release from the 11th Circuit Solicitor’s Office. While at a residence in Gaston on February 18, the solicitor […]

by · September 18, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Fire Chief Chris Smith on The Weather Channel

West Columbia Fire Chief Chris Smith on The Weather Channel

West Columbia got some weather attention last week. There was lots of hype ahead of Hurricane Florence’s assault on South Carolina. At one time predictions were that Lexington County could receive up-to 10 inches of rain. Thankfully the storm moved more northerly, and Lexington County got from 2-to-4 inches of rain. Before the storm, West Columbia Fire Department Chief Chris […]

by · September 17, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
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