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Don’t forget West Columbia Beautification Foundation tribute, Thursday

Don’t forget West Columbia Beautification Foundation tribute, Thursday

From the West Columbia Beautification Foundation, announcing Aug. 27, Tribute for Trees Can you imagine what it would look like to have tree-lined streets connecting commercial to residential areas throughout West Columbia? An urban oasis…The West Columbia Beautification Foundation asks for your help to make it happen. Join the West Columbia Beautification Foundation Aug. 27, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 […]

by · August 26, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Driver in Springdale rams vehicle into fence, charged with DUI

Driver in Springdale rams vehicle into fence, charged with DUI

Springdale Police Chief Kevin Cornett announced the arrest of two individuals, Tuesday, for driving a vehicle into a large metal gate at a residence on Rainbow Drive in Springdale. The crash resulted in thousands of dollars worth of damages, according to a Springdale Police Department report. After ramming the fence, the couple in the vehicle, the driver and passenger,  parked the […]

by · August 26, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Piggie Park celebrates 60 years this month

Piggie Park celebrates 60 years this month

Maurice’s Piggie Park Bar-B-Que began celebrating 60 years at its West Columbia location on Charleston Highway, on August 19. Lloyd Bessinger has worked in the family restaurant since he was a youngster, beginning as a weekend worker in his early teens. His siblings Paul Bessinger and Debbie Bennett are owners of the string of 13 restaurants, now. “I love working […]

by · August 26, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Councilman Ned Tolar issues letter regarding roads tax referendum

Councilman Ned Tolar issues letter regarding roads tax referendum

Five steps Lexington County must take before moving forward with a new tax referendum Proponents of a sales tax hike in Lexington County had several advantages in last year’s referendum — including the backing of the political establishment, and deep pockets which enabled them to spend untold sums on large billboards and slick advertisements. By contrast, the citizens committee working to […]

by · August 25, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Plan for State/Meeting “Brookland” project moves forward

Plan for State/Meeting “Brookland” project moves forward

The West Columbia Planning Commission voted in favor of rezoning the State and Meeting Street property to Planned Unit Development. But the rezoning, Monday night, from commercial comes with exceptions. West Columbia City Council will still hash out details regarding the development of the property. Estates Companies is designing a complex of residential, retail and office space for the 4-plus acres […]

by · August 25, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Basketball star visits BC Grammar School No. 1

Basketball star visits BC Grammar School No. 1

After seeing a problem with overcrowding on the only basketball goal on the playground at BC Grammar School No. 1, some then-fourth grade students decided to take initiative in raising money to purchase new goals for their school, said BC Grammar Principal Walter Clark. Requesting donations from family and friends, the students planned a Bake Sale at the end of […]

by · August 25, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Brookland Cayce H.S. Band Invited To Perform at Bowl Game

Brookland Cayce H.S. Band Invited To Perform at Bowl Game

Brookland-Cayce High School Marching Band Invited to Perform at the TaxSlayer Bowl WorldStrides Heritage Performance has invited the marching band from Brookland-Cayce High School to perform at the TaxSlayer Bowl. They will join marching bands from across the country in the halftime show finale of this major college bowl game. An invitation to perform at the TaxSlayer Bowl is an […]

by · August 25, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
WCPD Investigator Thomas Griffin is Law Enforcement Officer of the Month

WCPD Investigator Thomas Griffin is Law Enforcement Officer of the Month

Investigator Thomas Griffin of the West Columbia Police Department, was honored as the Law Enforcement Officer of the Month, at the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Breakfast, Tuesday morning. Pictured with Griffin are Capt. Bruce Wade, left, Griffin’s supervisor. And Vaughn Dozier of First Community Bank, sponsor of the award. Griffin was lauded by West Columbia Police Chief Dennis Tyndall for his […]

by · August 24, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Ben Carson supporters in West Columbia say “it may take a brain surgeon”

Ben Carson supporters in West Columbia say “it may take a brain surgeon”

The large crowd was ardent  for  Dr. Ben Carson. And he said what they wanted to hear. Carson was on the campus of Midlands Technical College in West Columbia, Sunday.   And his supporters have studied him. Carson said if an enemy wanted to destroy America it would do it by pitting races against each, claiming a war on women […]

by · August 23, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Kids plentiful at MTC Back-to-School Bash, Sunday, with Dr. Ben Carson

Kids plentiful at MTC Back-to-School Bash, Sunday, with Dr. Ben Carson

   

by · August 23, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS