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Glen Conwell defeats Ned Tolar in Lexington County Council District 8 race

Glen Conwell defeats Ned Tolar in Lexington County Council District 8 race

In Lexington County Council District 8, Glen Conwell had 52% of the vote, incumbent Ned Tolar had 31% and Charles Crouch had 18%. The results are unofficial, and the  last update in Lexington County, with 97 of 101 precincts counted. Conwell thanked his supporters, and his family, for working hard to bring home the victory. Conwell said his daughters Rebekah, […]

by · June 13, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Gov. Henry McMaster headed to runoff, Rep. James Smith wins nomination big, in Democratic primary

Gov. Henry McMaster headed to runoff, Rep. James Smith wins nomination big, in Democratic primary

Gov. Henry McMaster is headed to a runoff in the GOP primary. The Associated Press called the race after 9 p.m. Tuesday. With 99 percent of the state’s precincts reporting McMaster had 42% of the vote. In two weeks McMaster will go up against Greenville businessman John Warren who had 28% of the vote. McMaster finished first in the Republican […]

by · June 13, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
S.C. Attorney General race headed to runoff, it appears, between Alan Wilson and Todd Atwater

S.C. Attorney General race headed to runoff, it appears, between Alan Wilson and Todd Atwater

S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson is likely headed to a GOP primary runoff against State Rep. Todd Atwater, of Lexington. Wilson had 49% of the vote and Atwater had 30%. Greenville attorney William Herlong got 22% of the vote. That was with 99% of the vote counted. Wilson needs 50% of the vote plus-one to avoide the runoff. The results […]

by · June 13, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
3 contested Lexington County Council seats, 1 in West Columbia

3 contested Lexington County Council seats, 1 in West Columbia

There are candidates running for seats on Lexington County Council. The Primary is Tuesday. Voting hours are from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. There are three contested seats in Lexington County: Lexington County Council District 8 covers West Columbia, parts of Lexington, and Oak Grove. Ned Tolar is the incumbent. He is being challenged by Charles Crouch and Glen Conwell […]

by · June 12, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
City of Cayce offering a guided tour of historical Ft. Congaree this Saturday

City of Cayce offering a guided tour of historical Ft. Congaree this Saturday

The City of Cayce is offering a Guided Historical Walking Tour of Fort Congaree beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 16, at the 12,000 Year History Park on Congaree Creek.  The 12,000 Year History Park is at 1120 Fort Congaree Trail, Cayce.  Tours are 60-to-90 minutes long, focusing on local history. National Park trained volunteers Gary and Sue Kelly lead the tour of Fort […]

by · June 12, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Firefighters/paramedics, rescue vehicle in first reading of West Columbia budget

Firefighters/paramedics, rescue vehicle in first reading of West Columbia budget

The City of West Columbia passed first reading of its 2018-19 fiscal year budget last Tuesday. “This has been a long process the city has gone through,” said City Administrator Brian Carter. A general fund budget of $16,126,000 was approved along with a water-sewer budget of $17,150,000. Carter said department directors began submitting budget proposals months ago, and the city […]

by · June 11, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Laurel Baptist Church presenting Vacation Bible School – begins June 25

Laurel Baptist Church presenting Vacation Bible School – begins June 25

Laurel Baptist Church is presenting Vacation Bible School from June 25-through-June 29. It’s for ages 2-years-to-sixth-grade. The VBS is from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The Vacation Bible School includes a pre-VBS dinner at 5 p.m. Laurel Baptist Church is at 2250 Pine St. West Columbia, SC 29170.

by · June 8, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Reminder: Brookland Brunch is this Sunday – here’s the vendor line-up

Reminder: Brookland Brunch is this Sunday – here’s the vendor line-up

Soda City and West Columbia’s Brookland development present the brunch every Sunday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater. The Riverwalk Amphitheater is at 109 Alexander Rd, West Columbia.

by · June 8, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Police Chief Dennis Tyndall says safety is a top priority

West Columbia Police Chief Dennis Tyndall says safety is a top priority

West Columbia Police Chief Dennis Tyndall has a lot of responsibility, and he is very clear about it. “My job is to keep the citizens of West Columbia safe,” said Tyndall. “To do that I have to hire the appropriate people and provide them the resources for our officers to do their jobs.” Mayor Bobby Horton said Tyndall does well […]

by · June 7, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Man charged in connection to West Columbia bank robbery

Man charged in connection to West Columbia bank robbery

A Swansea man has been charged in connection with a West Columbia bank robbery Wednesday morning. Timithy McCants, 58, demanded money by presenting a note to a teller at the First Citizens branch on Sunset Boulevard, according to detectives. He is charged with robbery and entering a bank with intent to steal, according to arrest warrants. Investigators said he ran […]

by · June 7, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
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