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Plans for hotel across from Lexington Medical Center, West Columbia

Plans for hotel across from Lexington Medical Center, West Columbia

Solara Investments plans to build a hotel near Lexington Medical Center on Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia, according to a NAI Avant press release. According to the release: NAI Avant senior brokers Jeff Hein, SIOR and Roger Winn recently represented the seller in the sale of 3 acres of land on a prime development site, located at 134 Mathias Road in […]

by · December 2, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
More plans for Brookland development revealed at council meeting

More plans for Brookland development revealed at council meeting

More plans for an “iconic” development called Brookland were revealed Tuesday evening. Matt Mundy said, of Estates, Inc., told of a project – to be built at the corner of State and Meeting in West Columbia – that will be a visual event to traffic coming toward it. He said the plan is to make it of “good quality” that […]

by · December 2, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Mayor Bobby Horton elected to lead West Columbia council meetings

Mayor Bobby Horton elected to lead West Columbia council meetings

Newly elected West Columbia Mayor Bobby Horton was elected chairman of city council, Tuesday. Councilman Tem Miles nominated Horton for the chairman position. No one else was nominated. Councilwoman Casey Hallman nominated Teddy Wingard for mayor pro-tem. Miles nominated Dale Harley. Harley was elected pro-tem in a 7-2 secret ballot. Controversy surrounded the council chairman position in former Mayor Joe […]

by · December 2, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Airport, Brookland-Cayce boys teams win in basketball, Tuesday night

Airport, Brookland-Cayce boys teams win in basketball, Tuesday night

Airport Boys win 63-52 at Strom Thurmond. Brookland-Cayce Boys win at home over Orangeburg-Wilkinson, 70-54.

by · December 2, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Identification from Facebook leads to arrests

Identification from Facebook leads to arrests

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is thanking Facebook followers, who identified two suspects in a financial fraud-related  case.  Xanthe Amanda Smith, 28, has been arrested and is facing multiple charges of financial fraud. According to arrest warrants, Smith has been charged with four counts of financial transaction card fraud, four counts of financial identity fraud and 1 count of financial transaction […]

by · December 1, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Springdale expects crowd for Dec. 7, Tree Lighting

Springdale expects crowd for Dec. 7, Tree Lighting

More people than expected showed up for the Springdale Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony last year. “I was blown away by the number of people who came out,” said Springdale Mayor Michael Bishop. He said he estimated the crowd to be 500. Bishop said he hopes to see just as much response this year. The Town of Springdale Christmas Tree lighting […]

by · December 1, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
WCPD combats slow donations to feed families for Thanksgiving

WCPD combats slow donations to feed families for Thanksgiving

The West Columbia Police Department has been helping feed the needy at Thanksgiving for 19 years. The police department, this year, began asking for food donations at the end of October. The department tries to offer meals to people in the community who are found to be in desperate need. Sometimes the best meal a child gets all day is […]

by · December 1, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Brookland-Cayce opens 2015-16 Varsity Basketball season, Tuesday

Brookland-Cayce opens 2015-16 Varsity Basketball season, Tuesday

The Brookland-Cayce Bearcats open the 2015-16 Varsity Basketball season Tuesday. The Bearcats are at home for their first game. BC hosts Orangeburg-Wilkinson at 7:30 p.m.

by · December 1, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
“See Me… On State Street” art project approved

“See Me… On State Street” art project approved

It’s going to get a little more artsy on State Street in West Columbia. West Columbia City Council has accepted the “See Me… On State Street” art project submitted by art teacher Colleen Otte. Council approved the selection of the West Columbia Beautification Foundation at its Nov. 16 meeting, said West Columbia Deputy Administrator Brian Carter. It is expected to […]

by · November 30, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
See the names of 1937 New Brookland officials in old photo

See the names of 1937 New Brookland officials in old photo

Last week westmetronews.net ran a photo of West Columbia (or New Brookland)  officials. The photo was taken in 1937 at 103 State Street, in what is now called West Columbia. It belongs to Bill Mooneyhan of Mooneyhan’s Auto Repair in West Columbia. Much of Mooneyhan’s family has a history as civic leaders in the area. Levi Mooneyhan (in the photo) was […]

by · November 30, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
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