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West Columbia makes “Best Places” list

West Columbia makes “Best Places” list

West Columbia is among the best places to retire in South Carolina, according to a new study. SmartAsset has ranked the cities with the most recreational and social opportunities for retirees as part of their research on the Best Places to Retire. In that ranking, West Columbia came in eighth in South Carolina. Murrells Inlet was No. 1, Hilton Head […]

by · June 7, 2016 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church offering Memorial Day service, Monday

Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church offering Memorial Day service, Monday

Mount Hermon Lutheran at 3011 Leaphart Road, West Columbia, invites the community to its  Memorial Day service on Monday, May 30, beginning at 7 p.m. The service began to honor all Mount Hermon service members, past and present, and the branch of service they represent. The Palmetto Mastersingers will perform a selection of patriotic songs at the service. There will be […]

by · May 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
Billboard promotes BC Grammar’s Palmetto’s Finest Award

Billboard promotes BC Grammar’s Palmetto’s Finest Award

Brookland-Cayce Grammar School No. 1 was named as a 2016 Palmetto’s Finest school, in March. “It’s an honor,”said BC Grammar Principal Walter Clark. “It’s difficult to find words to express how thrilled we are.” Since winning the award, the owners of McGee Real Estate in West Columbia, wanted to do something to commemorate the accomplishment. Carroll and Ted McGee are […]

by · May 23, 2016 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
Leesville woman charged in hospital accidental shooting

Leesville woman charged in hospital accidental shooting

A concealed weapon charge has been filed against a woman in connection with the discharge of a handgun inside Lexington Medical Center. Angelia Swygert Hawes, a 58-year-old concealed weapons permit holder from Leesville, is charged with carrying a concealable weapon into a restricted place. South Carolina’s concealed weapons permit statute notes a “hospital, medical clinic, doctor’s office, or any other […]

by · May 11, 2016 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
24 graduate from Lexington County Sheriff’s Citizens Academy

24 graduate from Lexington County Sheriff’s Citizens Academy

24 graduate from Lexington County Sheriff’s Department’s Citizens Academy  The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department concluded its 40th Citizens Academy on May 3 with the recognition of 24 graduates.  The Citizens Academy provides participants with a behind-the-scenes look at law enforcement with sessions on patrol operations, narcotics enforcement, detention center operations, crime scene investigation and K9 police dogs. To find out […]

by · May 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
Is West Columbia getting new entrance sign?

Is West Columbia getting new entrance sign?

The City of West Columbia may be getting a new entrance sign. The new sign would be on Sunset Boulevard (Hwy. 378) heading east from the Town of Lexington, into West Columbia. It’s a West Columbia Beautification Foundation (WCBF) project. “We’re looking into how much it would cost. We’re getting estimates on the sign,” said West Columbia City Councilman Tommy […]

by · April 20, 2016 · 2 comments · Uncategorized
Soccer tournaments good business for BC and Airport

Soccer tournaments good business for BC and Airport

Brookland-Cayce High School was the epicenter for high school soccer during spring break. Last week, with the Nike Palmetto Cup Soccer tournament, the venue fulfilled its mission. “I was very pleased with the crowds we got, said Kevin Heise, Brookland-Cayce (BC) High School soccer coach. The four-day Palmetto Cup featured 14 teams, mostly from around the state, but there was […]

by · April 5, 2016 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
Lake Murray boater drowned, says coroner

Lake Murray boater drowned, says coroner

According to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher, an autopsy performed Monday on the body of Jonathan Scott Scruggs revealed that he died from drowning, though he was subject to hypothermia.  The body of Scruggs was found Sunday morning, near Goat Island on Lake Murray. Click for link to original story on boater

by · April 4, 2016 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
JackSon’s Southern Kitchen coming to West Columbia

JackSon’s Southern Kitchen coming to West Columbia

JackSon’s Southern Kitchen is moving to the old Sunset Restaurant in West Columbia. 

by · April 1, 2016 · 1 comment · Uncategorized
Unsafe structures being torn down in Cayce

Unsafe structures being torn down in Cayce

The City of Cayce wanted dilapidated buildings torn down. In August, Cayce’s City Council approved a process that allows for the city to demolish unsafe structures that are left to stand by property owners. The plan follows International Property Maintenance Code guidelines. When the process was approved, Cayce Assistant City Administrator Shaun Greenwood said the plan gives “teeth” to the […]

by · March 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
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