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Jimmy Brooks announces he will challenge Unthank for city council seat

Jimmy Brooks announces he will challenge Unthank for city council seat

Jimmy Brooks formally announced he will run for West Columbia City Council. Brooks made his announcement at a meeting at his home in the Quail Ridge subdivision, Monday evening. He is challenging B.J. Unthank for the District Six seat. “We need good working relationships,” Brooks said to a room full of supporters. He said it is important that representatives of the city […]

by · August 11, 2015 · 1 comment · NEWS
West Columbia Election Commission issues notice of election

West Columbia Election Commission issues notice of election

NOTICE is hereby given that the General Election for the election of the Mayor at‐large and four members of Council to represent Single Member Districts No. 2, 4, 6 and 8 for the City of West Columbia, S.C. will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Maps showing the district boundaries will be available for public inspection during regular business […]

by · August 11, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
BC Bearcat Backers athletic BBQ is Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

BC Bearcat Backers athletic BBQ is Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

BC Bearcat Backers athletic BBQ is Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Brookland-Cayce High School 1300 State St, Cayce, South Carolina 29033 Created for Bearcat Backers Come meet the coaches and have some BBQ! Purchase your membership, All-Sports Pass or just to hear about the great athletics at BC High School. Click to enlarge:    

by · August 11, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Coroner identifies man shot in West Columbia

Coroner identifies man shot in West Columbia

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the man who was fatally wounded outside of a mobile home in the Rolling Meadows Mobile Home Park located on Charleston Highway in West Columbia on Sunday. He was shot shortly before midnight during what is being investigated by the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department as an armed robbery. Hector Vasquez, 45, of West […]

by · August 11, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington County detectives investigate homicide

Lexington County detectives investigate homicide

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives are conducting a homicide investigation after a fatal shooting Sunday night in the Rolling Meadows mobile home park. “This incident followed an earlier robbery Sunday night in the same mobile home park and started in the same way,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Two black men driving a dark sedan approached two Hispanic men […]

by · August 10, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Filing for West Columbia mayor’s race opens Monday

Filing for West Columbia mayor’s race opens Monday

The signs are out that it’s an election year. Filing for the West Columbia Mayor’s office opens Monday (Aug. 10.) Filing for the council seats opened Friday (Aug. 7.) according to Dean Crepes Lexington County Voter Registration and Elections director. Filing closes on Aug. 21. Bobby Horton, former West Columbia mayor, has announced he will challenge incumbent mayor Joe Owens. […]

by · August 10, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
City of Cayce issues list of “Dilapidated Structures” for possible demolition

City of Cayce issues list of “Dilapidated Structures” for possible demolition

At Cayce’s City Council meeting, Aug. 4, Assistant City Administrator Shaun Greenwood presented a process strategy that allows for the city to demolish unsafe structures. The plan follows International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) guidelines. Greenwood said the plan gives “teeth” to the city’s authority to remove dangerous properties. Council had already approved $50,000 to pay for demolishing unsafe structures. Greenwood […]

by · August 10, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS

Man charged with DUI in fatal motorcycle accident

Gainey was being held at the Lexington County Detention Center, Saturday. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 3:30 a.m. Saturday in the 100 block of Saint Davids Church Road near West Columbia. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher said Clarke died at the scene as a result of injuries she sustained in the crash. Gainey, was […]

by · August 9, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Three Rivers Antiques cuts the ribbon

Three Rivers Antiques cuts the ribbon

Scott Anderson, with the scissors, with his wife Ruth, cut the ribbon on Three Rivers Antiques Saturday morning. The shop is in a “Prime West Columbia Location” at 615 Meeting Street. Scott says it’s “close to established antique stores.” Also pictured are dealers who rent space in the Three Rivers building. Gregg Pinner, of the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of […]

by · August 8, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS

19-year-old dies in motorcycle accident near West Columbia

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who was killed in the motorcycle accident at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Saturday. The accident occurred in the 100 block of Saint Davids Church Road near West Columbia.  Caitlin Clark, 19, of Lexington was killed. The motorcycle on which Clark was a passenger left the road on the right side and the driver […]

by · August 8, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS