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Battling tragedy, installing smoke alarms, priority for West Columbia Fire Department

Battling tragedy, installing smoke alarms, priority for West Columbia Fire Department

There is a lasting feeling of sorrow and loss for a firefighter after responding to a scene of destruction. That’s why the West Columbia Fire Department makes every effort possible to prevent each and every fire. “I cannot describe how it feels,” West Columbia Assistant Fire Marshal Rodney Howell said. He said there is a “weight” that firefighters deal with […]

by · June 21, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Body found in Congaree River

Body found in Congaree River

A body from the Congaree River has been recovered. Rescue crews had been searching since midday Sunday for a swimmer who went missing between the Gervais Street Bridge and the Blossom Street Bridge. The body was found closer to the Blossom Street Bridge, said Capt. Robert McCullough, spokesman for SCDNR. He said the male’s body was found just after 5 p.m. Tuesday. Since […]

by · June 21, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Boo Boo, dog stolen in car is returned

Boo Boo, dog stolen in car is returned

Boo Boo’s back home and all is well. Debrah Boulanger’s dog “Boo Boo” was in the car of a friend, when the car was stolen from the Triangle City area in West Columbia on June 10. With Boo Boo, a brown Chihuahua missing, the West Columbia Police Department announced that the car, and Boo Boo, had been stolen. They were […]

by · June 21, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Mike Green wins West Columbia City Council District 1 seat

Mike Green wins West Columbia City Council District 1 seat

Mike Green won a special election for the West Columbia City Council District 1 seat, Tuesday. He defeated Sandra Harley. With the absentee ballots included, Green had 136 votes and Harley had 96 votes. “I am grateful to the voters of West Columbia for their overwhelming vote of confidence,” said Green. “I look forward to serving my neighbors in the […]

by · June 20, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Search for missing Congaree River swimmer still going on Monday afternoon

Search for missing Congaree River swimmer still going on Monday afternoon

Although it appeared the search was called off by 6 p.m., several vehicles associated with the search for a swimmer that went missing Sunday, were at a landing on the Congaree River, Monday afternoon. The landing is on Gist Street, in Columbia, just off of Huger Street across from EdVenture and the S.C. State Museum. Four swimmers were together when three […]

by · June 20, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington County 2nd lowest in unemployment, S.C. rate at record low

Lexington County 2nd lowest in unemployment, S.C. rate at record low

South Carolina’s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in May. That is the lowest rate the state has had since December 2000, according to the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce. The state’s rate was 4.3 percent in April. Charleston County had the state’s lowest unemployment rate at 2.9 percent, followed by Lexington County. Lexington County’s unemployment rate rose to 3.1 […]

by · June 20, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Man impersonating US Marshall in Lexington

Man impersonating US Marshall in Lexington

The Lexington Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man who presented himself as a Federal Law Enforcement officer. At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, the man pictured  went into the Gamestop at 5570 Sunset Blvd. in Lexington. He identified himself as a U.S. Marshal, police said. The subject attempted to convince employees that he needed access to […]

by · June 20, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia District 1 special election is Tuesday

West Columbia District 1 special election is Tuesday

Some people in West Columbia will be going to the polls Tuesday (June 20.) Sandra Harley, widow of the councilman Dale Harley, will face Mike Green in a West Columbia special election Tuesday. The race is for the District 1 seat on West Columbia City Council. District 1 is in the Platt Springs area of West Columbia. Harley said: “Being […]

by · June 19, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Coroner identifies Chapin hit and run victim

Coroner identifies Chapin hit and run victim

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim of a fatal hit–and-run accident that occurred at approximately 5 a.m. on Sunday. The incident happened in the 500 Block of Westwood Drive in Chapin. Fisher states that Darrius N. Dreher, 22, of Chapin was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple body trauma after he was struck by an unknown […]

by · June 19, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Crews looking for missing swimmer on the Congaree River

Crews looking for missing swimmer on the Congaree River

A swimmer is missing on the Congaree River and rescue crews are on the site, looking. Rescue crews and a helicopter are in the area of the river near the Gervais Street bridge, looking south toward the Blossom Street Bridge. A  boat and divers were in the water looking for the swimmer Sunday afternoon.      

by · June 18, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS