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SCE&G to reopen spill gate Friday at noon, as lake level is high

SCE&G to reopen spill gate Friday at noon, as lake level is high

At 8:30 p.m. Thursday SCE&G announced that it would completely close a spill gate “Due to continued reductions to inflows into Lake Murray.” But at 9 a.m. Friday, SCE&G announced “Due to continued inflows into Lake Murray overnight, SCE&G will be reopening one spill gate at the Saluda Hydro facility. SCE&G has notified emergency officials and will continue management of […]

by · January 1, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
SCE&G opening floodgates on Lake Murray due to excessive rain

SCE&G opening floodgates on Lake Murray due to excessive rain

Lake Murray is filling up and SCE&G is opening its spillway to discharge water in into the Saluda and Congaree rivers, to lower the lake’s level. The only other time the floodgates of the Lake Murray Dam have been opened – since 1969 – was in October. In October the Congaree River rose to a level that left a few […]

by · December 31, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Riverwalk closed again

West Columbia Riverwalk closed again

West Columbia Temporarily Closes Wyman M. “Mac” Rish Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater Due to Flooding. A release announcing that Riverwalk is closed again was issued Wednesday evening. The City of West Columbia has closed the Riverwalk Park until further notice, due to rising river water and flooding. Once waters subside and the Riverwalk path is clear again, the city will […]

by · December 31, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Jeb Bush stops in Lexington Wednesday night

Jeb Bush stops in Lexington Wednesday night

Jeb Bush made a stop in Lexington Wednesday night. He spoke to a crowd at Hudson’s restaurant in Lexington. Sen. Katrina Shealy, who has endorsed Bush, introduced the GOP presidential hopeful. Bush spoke on topics that ranged from term limits and jobs, to national defense and reforming the Veterans Administration. Bush is one of many presidential candidates who have come […]

by · December 31, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington County man charged for assisting suicide

Lexington County man charged for assisting suicide

A Gaston man has been charged with assisting his wife in committing suicide, according to a release from the Lexington County Sheriff’s department. According to arrest warrants, Randy Gene Jones, 63, knowingly and willfully assisted in the suicide sometime between the afternoon of Dec. 20 and the morning of Dec. 21. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim […]

by · December 30, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
UPDATED – KMS expansion triggers purchase of West Columbia EMR building

UPDATED – KMS expansion triggers purchase of West Columbia EMR building

KMS bought the old EMR, Inc. building at 3792 Platt Springs Rd. in West Columbia. An announcement regarding the 71,420-sq.ft. building was made last week. The facility was sold to KMS, Inc. for $900,000. KMS is ” a world class precision metal fabricator” according to a press release from NAI Avant, the real estate broker that handled the sale for EMR. According […]

by · December 30, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
BCHS Band leaves for TaxSlayer Bowl, Thursday

BCHS Band leaves for TaxSlayer Bowl, Thursday

The Brookland-Cayce High School Marching Band is on the move. The BC Band is leaving Thursday morning to perform at the TaxSlayer Bowl on Jan. 2, in Jacksonville, Fla. BCHS Band Director Aaron Acord, who has been teaching band for three years, is taking 28 students to Jacksonville. He said his band members are a deserving group, that has responded […]

by · December 29, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia’s Ethel Hodge Weaver dies at age 100

West Columbia’s Ethel Hodge Weaver dies at age 100

Ethel Hodge Weaver of West Columbia, celebrated 100 years of life on Oct. 31. She passed away on Dec. 27. On her birthday, Ethel requested – in the place of a big celebration or party – that her friends and family love and think of her with prayer, cards, phone calls, and visits. Not only this special day but the […]

by · December 29, 2015 · 1 comment · NEWS
Waterline relocation postponed ’til Saturday by West Columbia

Waterline relocation postponed ’til Saturday by West Columbia

The water line relocation planned for today has been postponed due to weather conditions. Water customers in the described area do not need to boil water at this time. Initial Waterline/Boil Water announcement Construction activity impacting water availability has been postponed until Saturday (Jan 2) from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Affected areas: All addresses in the 2900 – 3600 […]

by · December 29, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Airport High School accepting “Wall of Honor” nominations

Airport High School accepting “Wall of Honor” nominations

Airport High School is accepting nominations for its Alumni Wall of Honor. Nominations are to be submitted to Joni Coleman at Lexington School District Two, 715 Ninth Street, West Columbia, SC 29169 no later than January 31, 2016. To request an application or submit a nomination e-mail Jcoleman@lex2.org. Last year’s inductees were: Phil Strickland, Class of 1977; Scott Cloer, Class […]

by · December 29, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
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