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Player IDENTIFIED in photo of 1949 Brookland-Cayce Baseball Team

Player IDENTIFIED in photo of 1949 Brookland-Cayce Baseball Team

This is a photo of the 1949 Brookland-Cayce High School Baseball Team. It is from a large collection of historical photos owned by Bill Mooneyhan. The first player on The Second Row is listed as UNKNOWN. The player is Donnie K. Sox– said his son Wally Sox of West Columbia. Wally said his father played on the 1949 BC baseball […]

by · August 1, 2016 · 1 comment · NEWS
West Columbia releases sewer system overflow notice

West Columbia releases sewer system overflow notice

The City of West Columbia responded to a sewer overflow at the sewer pump station located on the 1500 Block of Charleston Highway on Sunday. The overflow entered a storm drain, which impacted a tributary to the Congaree River near Monkey Springs Branch. Crews stopped the overflow entering the tributary and are continuing to work on the pump station. There […]

by · August 1, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Teachers plug into alternative energy learning

Teachers plug into alternative energy learning

It’s summer, but school is not out for everyone. Teachers from Lexington Two, Richland One and two private schools are in a class to learn about alternative energy. It is a continuing education opportunity, said Karen Campbell, project manager from the University of South Carolina’s College of Education. The class is grant-funded and incorporates STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) […]

by · August 1, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Two Injured In Lexington County Home-Invasion Shootout

Two Injured In Lexington County Home-Invasion Shootout

Release from the LCSD:  Two Injured In Lexington County Home-Invasion Shootout Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting Saturday morning near Pelion that left two people injured during a home invasion. Deputies responded to a call of shots fired around 1 a.m. Saturday morning in the 100 block of Catherine Lane. When deputies arrived they discovered that gunfire had […]

by · August 1, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Man dies after boat overturns on Congaree River

Man dies after boat overturns on Congaree River

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim that is believed to have drowned on the Congaree River in Lexington County at approximately around noon on Saturday. Coroner Fisher states  Marvin E. Browne, 63, of Gaston,was with a friend in an approximately 10-ft.  non-motorized John boat when the boat overturned.  Neither was wearing a life vest and Browne could not swim […]

by · July 31, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS

Updated: Not drowning death in West Columbia, natural causes

by · July 30, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Cayce Public Safety officers assist distressed boaters, Saturday

Cayce Public Safety officers assist distressed boaters, Saturday

Release from Ashley Hunter- City of Cayce spokeswoman: Earlier today, City of Cayce Department of Public Safety officers were dispatched to assist two people that fell into the water while boating on the Congaree River. The City of Cayce appreciates the swift actions of our officers and of the citizens that acted quickly in the rescue. Both people have been […]

by · July 30, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia City Council to meet Tuesday at 6 p.m.

West Columbia City Council to meet Tuesday at 6 p.m.

West Columbia City Council Regular Council Meeting Tuesday, August 2, at 6 p.m. 200 N. 12th Street West Columbia Agenda Mr. Justin Black, City Treasurer/Assistant City Administrator, Re: The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Awarded to the City of West Columbia Mr. Marquis Solomon, Chief of Operations, West Columbia Fire Department, Re: Award of a Firefighter Grant […]

by · July 30, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Ned Tolar holds community input meeting

Ned Tolar holds community input meeting

Lexington County Councilman Ned Tolar held a Community Input Meeting for his constituents on Thursday. It was held at Carolina Cafe in Westland Shopping Center on Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia. The meeting was designed to allow residents to speak with Tolar on matters facing Lexington County government. West Columbia City Councilman Jimmy Brooks was also on hand to discuss […]

by · July 30, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lester Sharpe loses arm, but not his love of life

Lester Sharpe loses arm, but not his love of life

Lester Sharpe said he is lucky, even after an accident that took his right arm. “I’m fortunate,” said Sharpe. Sharpe was training a driver for the H.T. Hackney company- where he works- on June 21. The driver- on I-26- over-corrected, and the truck he was driving flipped. Sharpe -of West Columbia- was pinned in the truck for about an hour-and-a-half. […]

by · July 29, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
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