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Council awaits specifics in river front development deal

Council awaits specifics in river front development deal

West Columbia City Council awaits traffic specifics in river front development deal. West Columbia City Council voted to delay a vote on the large residential, commercial and retail development – dubbed “Brookland” – and planned for property at State and Meeting streets. Council was scheduled to vote, Monday, on first reading to rezone the four-plus acres to Planned Urban Development-Commercial […]

by · October 20, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Apologies made for racist comments attributed to mayor

Apologies made for racist comments attributed to mayor

West Columbia City Council addressed racist comments at its meeting, Monday. Two West Columbia Councilmen voiced apologies for racist comments allegedly made by Mayor Joe Owens. And Cora Washington, an African -American West Columbia resident also said she had a confrontation with the mayor. Washington told council that on Sept. 9, Owens came to her home on Monticello Street. She […]

by · October 20, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Rise Above the Waters concert times, lineup announced

Rise Above the Waters concert times, lineup announced

The Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the City of Cayce and Thompson and Co. is presenting RHYTHM ON THE RIVER: RISE ABOVE THE WATERS BENEFIT CONCERT. It’s on Sunday, Oct. 25,  from noon until  7 p.m. The concert will be held at the Guignard Brickworks Development (180 Knox Abbott Drive) in Cayce, near the Blossom […]

by · October 19, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia to hold Special Council Meeting, Monday

West Columbia to hold Special Council Meeting, Monday

Agenda for West Columbia to hold Special Council Meeting 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19 200 N. 12th Street West Columbia ANNOUNCEMENTS/COMMUNICATIONS BY THE MAYOR 7. PRESENTATIONS AND RECOGNITION 7.1. Consideration of a Resolution Recognizing Firefighter Bradley Smith for Heroic Acts of Service on October 4, 2015 RESOLUTION_Bradley Smith_Heroic Act 9. UNFINISHED BUSINESS 9.1. Second Reading Consideration of an Ordinance Amending the West […]

by · October 19, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Part of boardwalk on West Columbia Riverwalk washed away

Part of boardwalk on West Columbia Riverwalk washed away

Though a portion of Riverwalk in West Columbia was reopened, Friday, flood damage is apparent. Riverwalk, headed south, toward Cayce and the Blossom Street Bridge is open, to the north of the Gervais Street Bridge, is closed. A large part of the boardwalk, under the bridge, has been washed away by the recent flood waters. Water beside the Congaree River […]

by · October 19, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Dinner held on the Gervais Street Bridge, Sunday

Dinner held on the Gervais Street Bridge, Sunday

The Dinner on the Gervais Street Bridge was held, Sunday. It was from 4 to 8 p.m. And resulted in the bridge being closed. The dinner is a fundraiser for Congaree Riverkeeper and Canoeing for Kids. It is also a celebration of the river that flows below the quarter-mile iconic bridge. Emile DeFelice is the founder of Soda City Market. […]

by · October 19, 2015 · 2 comments · NEWS
Botanical Parkway damage being repaired

Botanical Parkway damage being repaired

Work has begun to repair Botanical Parkway in West Columbia. It was one of the most heavily-damaged roads in West Columbia after the floods in early October. A culvert was smashed by raging water and the road surfaced was washed away. The damaged culvert has been removed and rocks have been placed on the creek bank. Botanical Parkway is a […]

by · October 19, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
County Councilman Ned Tolar holding Constituent Service Night

County Councilman Ned Tolar holding Constituent Service Night

Lexington County Councilman Ned Tolar to hold Constituent Service Night Lexington County Councilman Ned Tolar will hold a special Constituent Service Night on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Tolar represents West Columbia and parts of Lexington. It will be held from 5:30 pm to 7:30 p.m. at Carolina Cafe in Westland Shopping Center (2250 Sunset Boulevard.) For more information, call 730-7209. Residents of County […]

by · October 19, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Stuff the Bus raises funds, collects food for people in need

Stuff the Bus raises funds, collects food for people in need

The Stuff the Bus event, Saturday, in the Grecian Gardens parking lot raised $2,700. And a school bus was filled to capacity with food items for the needy. The event was held to benefit Harvest Hope Food Bank and the people it serves. Crystal Poston, concerned for distressed South Carolinians after the floods, organized the West Columbia charity opportunity. Contributors […]

by · October 18, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Airport 8-0, wins, Brookland-Cayce loses

Airport 8-0, wins, Brookland-Cayce loses

Airport defeated Gilbert 35- 0, at home Friday night. The Eagles are 8-0 for first time since 2009. Brookland-Cayce lost, Friday, at Midland Valley 21-7. The Bearcats are 3-5. Airport and BC played in Region V, 3A cinference games. Midland Valley plays Airport next week. BC plays Swansea.

by · October 17, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
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