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Handy-man charged with murder, arson in Cedarcrest Drive fire

Handy-man charged with murder, arson in Cedarcrest Drive fire

Gaston man charged with murder, arson in Cedarcrest Drive fire Lexington County deputies have arrested Robert Dumon Johnson in connection with the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a Cedarcrest Drive house damaged by fire early Thursday morning. Click: Link to original fire report Johnson fatally stabbed a man and a woman before intentionally setting fire to their […]

by · May 29, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS

Coroner identifies Gilbert man who drowned in pond

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the person who is believed to have drowned  shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday, in a private pond in the 1200 block of Windy Road in Gilbert. Coroner Fisher stated that Mark A. Taylor, 52, of Gilbert, was transported by Lexington County EMS to Lexington Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short […]

by · May 29, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia city offices closed Monday, for Memorial Day

West Columbia city offices closed Monday, for Memorial Day

The City of West Columbia offices will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. Offices reopen on Tuesday. There will be no garbage collection on Monday. Monday customers will receive garbage collection services on Tuesday, May 31.

by · May 28, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Cayce Public Safety needs help identifying burglary suspects

Cayce Public Safety needs help identifying burglary suspects

THE CAYCE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY IS REQUESTING ASSISTANCE IDENTIFYING THE SUSPECTS IN A BURGLARY THAT OCCURRED IN CAYCE ON FRIDAY MAY 13th. THE SUSPECTS WERE OBSERVED USING THE VICTIM’S STOLEN CREDIT CARDS TO PURCHASE ITEMS AT 830 ASSEMBLY STREET AND RICHLAND FASHION MALL IN COLUMBIA SHORTLY AFTER THE BURGLARY. THEY ARE FURTHER DESCRIBED AS: WHITE MALE WITH DARK HAIR […]

by · May 27, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Walmart holds Grand-Re-Opening, Friday

West Columbia Walmart holds Grand-Re-Opening, Friday

The West Columbia Walmart store, on Augusta Road, held a Grand Re-Opening on Friday. The store has been rearranged and upgraded with new paint, shined floors and new signage. Cutting the ribbon on the store re-opening was Jackie Lightner, with scissors. Jackie – and the other employees cutting the ribbon – have 25 years or more with Walmart. The store […]

by · May 27, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Chamber Board asks West Columbia to fund improvements with 2% Hospitality Tax

Chamber Board asks West Columbia to fund improvements with 2% Hospitality Tax

City requests public input Would a Hospitality Fee be beneficial to West Columbia? The Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is asking City of West Columbia leaders to adopt a local 2 percent Hospitality tax, or H-Tax. “We encourage city council to adopt a 2% H-Tax program and use the revenues to develop a stronger and more […]

by · May 27, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Danielle Howle Band plays Rhythm on the River, 6 p.m. Saturday

Danielle Howle Band plays Rhythm on the River, 6 p.m. Saturday

The 12th Annual SPRING Edition of the CMC Steel Rhythm on the River Concert Series this Saturday, May 28th at the Wyman “Mac” Rish Riverwalk Park & Amphitheater in West Columbia. Concerts are from 6:00pm – 9: 00pm and admission is FREE. This Saturday, May 28th: DANIELLE HOWLE BAND W/ ANDREW SCOTCHIE & THE RIVER RATS Sponsored by: CAFE’ STRUDEL […]

by · May 27, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Airport’s Collyn Richardson has record bench press at national meet

Airport’s Collyn Richardson has record bench press at national meet

AHS Sophomore Collyn Richardson sets bench press record at National Strength Meet! Airport High School Sophomore Collyn Richardson set a high school record for bench press at the National Strength Meet in Oklahoma City. He took first place in bench press. Collyn bench pressed 369.8 pounds. He squatted 573 pounds for second place in the nationals. He was third in […]

by · May 27, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Two bodies found at house fire, near Lexington

Two bodies found at house fire, near Lexington

Early Thursday morning, just after 12 a.m., Lexington County 911 dispatched Lexington County Fire Service and EMS units to the 200 block of Cedar Crest Drive, just outside of the Town of Lexington. Upon arrival, firefighters observed moderate smoke and flames coming from the residence’s windows and roof. After containing the fire, firefighters made entry into the residence and discovered […]

by · May 26, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Art on State project to be unveiled, June 3

West Columbia Art on State project to be unveiled, June 3

City of West Columbia Press Release from Anna Huffman, Public Information Officer.  The City of West Columbia in conjunction with the West Columbia Beautification Foundation is inviting the community to the unveiling of the Art on State project Friday, June 3, at 5 pm. The project is located at 423 Meeting Street, behind Terra in the parking lot at the […]

by · May 26, 2016 · 1 comment · NEWS
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