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Firing on Columbia re-enacted, commemorates Civil War event

Firing on Columbia re-enacted, commemorates Civil War event

It was 151 years ago this month that troops from the Union Army stood on the banks of the Congaree River- in what is present-day West Columbia – and fired cannon balls into Columbia. The bombardment was followed by Sherman’s burning of South Carolina’s capitol city. Re-encators, dressed in Confederate garb, also stood on the Columbia side of the river, […]

by · February 13, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia named Top Ten place to retire

West Columbia named Top Ten place to retire

West Columbia has been named as one of the Top Ten places to retire in South Carolina.The city was ranked No. 9. “So many people grow up in this area and don’t leave. They know it’s a great place to live,” said Gregg Pinner, president and CEO of the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce. Pinner also said there is […]

by · February 12, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
UPDATED – Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission leaving Cayce

UPDATED – Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission leaving Cayce

UPDATED: Company moving out of Cayce Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission is leaving Cayce. The company currently operates a facility on 12th Street Extension in Cayce. Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission (DCGT) will transfer more than 100 employees from the temporary office in Cayce to Columbia, said Kristen M. Beckham, Dominion’s external affairs representative for South Carolina. “In February 2015, Dominion purchased […]

by · February 12, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Gray Collegiate announces Miss War Eagle, class winners

Gray Collegiate announces Miss War Eagle, class winners

Jordan Lang of Lexington was crowned Miss War Eagle 2016 on Saturday (Jan. 16.) Jordan is a Senior at Gray Collegiate Academy in West Columbia. She is the daughter of Judy and Dale Lang. Gray Collegiate Academy 2016 Miss War Eagle Pageant was held at River Bluff High School. GCA’s Senior Escorts were Braydon Stevenson and Kaleb Pierce. $4000 was […]

by · February 11, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Civil War Firing on Columbia re-enactment is Saturday, at Riverwalk

Civil War Firing on Columbia re-enactment is Saturday, at Riverwalk

Civil War Cannon Fire this Saturday (Feb. 13) at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater From the City of West Columbia: Residents and visitors near the Gervais Street Bridge in West Columbia may hear a re-enactment involving cannons this Saturday. Cannons will be fired in front of Stone River at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater on Saturday at noon, to re-enact the Firing […]

by · February 11, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Springdale Elementary wins District Math “Super Bowl”

Springdale Elementary wins District Math “Super Bowl”

Announcement from Frieda Bingham, Ed.D. Mathematics Coordinator, Lexington Two Teams from Springdale Elementary, Pineview Elementary, and Herbert A. Wood Elementary, on Feb. 3, competed in the annual Lexington District Two Fourth Grade Math “Super Bowl.” During the competition, the teams used their Samsung Tablets to collaboratively respond in two rounds of extended-response questions based on fourth grade math standards. The team of […]

by · February 11, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington County’s Register of Deeds to retire at end of year

Lexington County’s Register of Deeds to retire at end of year

Debra Gunter, who has served 20 years as Lexington County’s Register of Deeds, will retire from the post at the end of the year. “It’s been an honor and a pleasure to serve the citizens of Lexington County,” Gunter said. “I’m thankful for all the support I’ve received not only from the people of this county, but also from Lexington […]

by · February 11, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Brookland-Cayce’s Areli Peṅa wins Reel Art Contest

Brookland-Cayce’s Areli Peṅa wins Reel Art Contest

A Brookland-Cayce High School student recently took top honors as the overall winner in South Carolina’s 2016 Reel Art contest. of West Columbia received State Best of Show and a first-place award in the Grades 10-12 category for her depiction of a catfish, American toad and large leaved pondweed entitled “Nature’s Cycle.” Areli is an art student of BCHS’s Michelle […]

by · February 11, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Busbee students attend Speech and Theatre festival

Busbee students attend Speech and Theatre festival

BUSBEE STUDENTS ATTEND SCSTA FESTIVAL Fifteen students from Busbee Creative Arts Academy attended the South Carolina Speech and Theatre Association’s (SCSTA) Middle School Festival Competition on Feb. 8 at Meadow Glen Middle School. LeAnna Flynn, Busbee’s Theartre Arts Teacher said, “Our young actors represented Busbee very well!  They performed well, and they enjoyed seeing students from the other schools perform. […]

by · February 11, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Four construction projects on Sunset are progressing

Four construction projects on Sunset are progressing

There were four projects announced, in the last year or so, for construction on Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia. They include: a Goodwill store; town houses; a Starbucks, Salsarita’s complex: and a Family Dollar Store. All of the projects are under construction, except the Family Dollar Store. It is finished and opened about a week ago. Goodwill A 36,000-sq-ft Goodwill […]

by · February 11, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
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