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City of Cayce employees awarded

City of Cayce employees awarded

City of Cayce employee Michael Paulchel was given the Whole Sole Award at Cayce City Council Meeting, July 6. Paulchel was awarded  for going above and beyond his obligated duty. He helped eliminate bad odors coming from a place near the city’s sewer department at the Six-Mile Creek pump station. Paulchel handmade three carbon filters for manholes. By making the filters, […]

by · July 14, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Body found in Congaree River, near Gervais Street Bridge

Body found in Congaree River, near Gervais Street Bridge

A man who drowned Saturday night has been identified. Traffic was backed up for a couple of hours Saturday, on the Gervais Street Bridge, as response teams looked for the body of a man who drowned. The Richland County Coroner’s Office said the name of the man who died Saturday on the Congaree River, is James Henry Hutto Jr., 31. […]

by · July 13, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
First Community Bank gets WC Beautification Award

First Community Bank gets WC Beautification Award

Congratulations to First Community Bank, this quarter’s recipient of the Quarterly Beautification Award from the West Columbia Beautification Foundation. The award was announced last week.   Pictured: Vice Chair, Bill Mooneyhan, Branch Manager, Steve Spencer and Foundation Chairwoman, Melissa Sprouse Brown. The West Columbia Beautification Foundation is committed to redefining West Columbia as an impressive and attractive place to live, work, […]

by · July 13, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
westmetronews.net undergoing changes

westmetronews.net undergoing changes

westmetronews.net is undergoing changes in order to better serve the reading audience of Cayce, West Columbia, Springdale, South Congaree, Pine Ridge and Lexington County. Please stick with us, as we upgrade the site to be more accessible to readers and advertisers, alike. While we go through the process, the amount of news published will be limited. But once the site […]

by · July 13, 2015 · 2 comments · NEWS
Lt. Mike Gearon helps child, gets Whole Sole Award

Lt. Mike Gearon helps child, gets Whole Sole Award

Cayce Public Safety Lt. Mike Gearon was honored for his compassion toward a distressed child. Cayce Mayor Elise Partin presented Lt. Mike Gearon the Whole Sole Award during the Cayce City Council meeting, July 6. Because he feared for the child’s safety Gearon  took a child into his home. Gearon wanted to provide a safe place for the child to […]

by · July 13, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Starbucks, Salsarita’s coming to West Columbia, near I­-26

Starbucks, Salsarita’s coming to West Columbia, near I­-26

Developers have submitted plans to build a structure that will contain a Starbucks and Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina on the corner of Chris Drive and Sunset Boulevard.It is a high­ traffic intersection close to where I­-26 and Sunset Boulevard (US 378) meet. Speculation of the development was first published on westmetronews.net in June. A plan for a building of about 4,500­-sq-ft. has […]

by · July 12, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Driver killed in Friday night crash near Gaston, identified

Driver killed in Friday night crash near Gaston, identified

The individual killed in Friday night in a head­on collision, near Gaston, on Blackville Road has been identified. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who was killed as Christopher Alan Davis, age 28, of Lexington. An autopsy revealed that Davis died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the accident. The accident occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. […]

by · July 12, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
City of Cayce issues 2015-16 photo calendar

City of Cayce issues 2015-16 photo calendar

The 2015-16 Cayce Calendar was presented Tuesday at the Cayce City Council meeting. It features amateur photographers who have their pictures chosen from submissions. The Calendars are available at the Cayce City Hall while supplies last. Winners are: Jennifer Bodiford, New Home; Paula Melton; Come Sit a Spell; Nicholas McGee, A River’s Tranquility; Gary Wilson Guignard in the Fall; Gabriel McGee, […]

by · July 12, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Myron Corley retires from City of West Columbia

Myron Corley retires from City of West Columbia

Myron Corley is retiring from is post as West Columbia’s deputy administrator. Corley has worked for the City of West Columbia for 25 Years. “I’m looking forward to it,” Corley said. He also said West Columbia is a close-knit community that he feels good about serving. Corley was honored by the West Columbia City Council for his “outstanding service” at […]

by · July 12, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington County deputy rescues Lake Murray swimmer

Lexington County deputy rescues Lake Murray swimmer

A Lexington County deputy played a major role in the rescue of a distressed swimmer from Lake Murray on the Fourth of July.  According to an incident report, Deputy Scott Zylstra was on a traffic stop along the Dreher Shoals Dam when he was approached by a woman advising him a man was having trouble in the choppy waters off SCE&G Park. […]

by · July 12, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS