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New Goodwill in West Columbia opens June 30

New Goodwill in West Columbia opens June 30

The new Goodwill facility in West Columbia has scheduled a ribbon cutting ceremony for Wednesday, June 29. “We can’t wait to open,” said Crystal Hardesty Director of Marketing/PR for Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands SC. Hardesty said the store will be open to the public at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 30. The West Columbia operation will serve as Goodwill’s Midlands […]

by · June 17, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Bill Banning endorses Tem Miles in House Seat 89 race

Bill Banning endorses Tem Miles in House Seat 89 race

Press Release from Thursday morning. BANNING ENDORSES TEM MILES FOR HOUSE SEAT 89 Citing the importance of experience and leadership, Former Lexington County Councilman and candidate for House District 89, Bill Banning, announced this morning that he is asking all of his supporters to now support Tem Miles in the Runoff for House District 89. Banning finished third in the […]

by · June 16, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Large crowd for House of Raeford hatchery ribbon cutting

Large crowd for House of Raeford hatchery ribbon cutting

Dignitaries, company officials, growers and vendors gathered just outside Batesburg-Leesville Wednesday. House of Raeford cut the ribbon on its new $16-million, 63,000-sq.ft. hatchery. It’s a state of the art facility that replaces an older operation. House of Raeford’s Columbia Farms is the largest employer in the City of West Columbia. The hatchery officially opens for service June 22.

by · June 16, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Chicken-keeping made permanent in West Columbia

Chicken-keeping made permanent in West Columbia

  There should be plenty of eggs in West Columbia, now. A pilot program implemented in 2014, and allowed for one year of domestic chicken-keeping, has been made permanent. West Columbia City Council voted to keep the ordinance in place at its June 7, meeting. The initial ordinance was passed last year, but council vowed to come back for a […]

by · June 16, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Cayce’s booming, more to come, says Mayor Elise Partin

Cayce’s booming, more to come, says Mayor Elise Partin

Cayce’s booming, more to come. There’s a lot going on in Cayce, and Mayor Elise Partin expects more to come. “We have lots of potential,” Partin said. She spoke to the West Metro Rotary Club in West Columbia, June 3. She called Cayce “business-friendly” where the effort is to preserve its rich heritage, while revitalizing. Partin said 60 percent of […]

by · June 16, 2016 · 1 comment · NEWS
Georgia teen killed in Lexington crash

Georgia teen killed in Lexington crash

TRAFFIC FATALITY June 15, 2016 Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who was killed in the two-vehicle accident at approximately 9:40 AM on Wednesday, June 15,, in the westbound lane of I-20 near mile marker 40 in Lexington,, as Skylar Blankenbeckler, age 19, of Grovetown, Georgia. Ms. Blankenbeckler was pronounced dead at the scene from the injuries […]

by · June 15, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
House of Raeford to cut ribbon on multi-million-dollar hatchery

House of Raeford to cut ribbon on multi-million-dollar hatchery

It’s like going from Noah’s Ark to the USS Enterprise. That’s how David Rush described the technology blitz incorporated into House of Raeford’s new hatchery, just outside of Batesburg-Leesville, on Columbia Highway, in Monetta. Rush is the Assistant Complex Manager for House of Raeford, Columbia. The new facility is upfitted with the latest advancements from PAS Reform. The hatchery features […]

by · June 15, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
New faces on Lexington County Council, and some runoffs

New faces on Lexington County Council, and some runoffs

According to raw numbers in the Lexington County Republican primary Tuesday, there will be some runoffs, and some new faces on County Council. In County Council District 1: Scotty Whetstone defeated incumbent Jim Kinard. Dist. 1 covers Gaston, Swansea and Pelion. In County Council District 3: Darrell Hudson and Brad Matthews it looks like are headed for a June 28 runoff. Incumbent Kent Collins and […]

by · June 15, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Micah Caskey, West Columbia City Councilman Tem Miles in runoff for House 89 seat

Micah Caskey, West Columbia City Councilman Tem Miles in runoff for House 89 seat

Micah Caskey, a former prosecutor, will face West Columbia City Councilman Tem Miles in a June 28 runoff in the GOP primary for House Dist 89. It’s the seat Rep. Kenny Bingham is leaving. Caskey got about 35% of the vote and Miles received about 25%. Former County Councilman Bill Banning was third with about 21% and Billy Oswald got […]

by · June 15, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Local student Ben Williams honored by U.S. Sen. Tim Scott

Local student Ben Williams honored by U.S. Sen. Tim Scott

Ben Williams of West Columbia recently graduated from South Carolina Connections Academy, a tuition-free virtual public school that serves students in grades K-12 statewide. S.C. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) honored Ben Williams and two others with a Congressional record for their speeches at Capitol Day. There are three other Connections graduates from West Columbia. They are: Bailey Epting; Ashton Lovell; […]

by · June 14, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
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