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Bill Banning to run for S.C. House Seat in District 89

Bill Banning to run for S.C. House Seat in District 89

Bill Banning, of West Columbia, has filed to run for the SC House of Representatives Seat, District 89. It is the House Seat being vacated by S.C. Rep. Kenny Bingham. Banning is a former Lexington County Council member. Billy Oswald and Micah Caskey have also filed to run for the seat.  

by · March 28, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington 2 employees recognized for United Way contributions

Lexington 2 employees recognized for United Way contributions

Lexington School District 2’s involvement in the United Way Campaign was recognized at the March 17 Board of Trustees’ meeting. Below are the schools recognized. Fulmer Middle School received the Bronze (Giving: $50-$99 per Capita) award; Principal Megan Carrero and Allison Swygert, the school’s employee campaign director, were present to accept their school;s award. FMS raised $3,197 Pine Ridge Middle […]

by · March 25, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Airport High School Orchestra earns Superior rating

Airport High School Orchestra earns Superior rating

The Airport High School Orchestra earned a Superior rating – Performing grade V music-  at  the State Performance Assessment (formerly known as Concert Festival). The AHS Orchestra traveled to Charleston’s West Ashley High School recently to participate.

by · March 25, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington couple gets 20 years in fatal child neglect case

Lexington couple gets 20 years in fatal child neglect case

From the office of the 11th circuit solicitor:  A Lexington County couple has been sentenced to prison following the death of their 10 week old infant daughter. Jordan Hodson, age 36, and Sara Elizabeth Hodson, age 35, were given a stern prison sentence for committing fatal child neglect which led to the infant’s death on December 11, 2012. An autopsy […]

by · March 24, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Man sentenced to 25 years for manslaughter in West Columbia case

Man sentenced to 25 years for manslaughter in West Columbia case

From the Office of the 11th Circuit Solicitor: A Lexington man, William Thomas Embree, 37, of 364 Happy Town Road in Gaston has been sentenced to prison for the crimes of Voluntary Manslaughter and Kidnapping in the 2011 disappearance and murder of 22-year old Michael Jody George,of West Columbia. The Honorable Roger Couch sentenced Embree to 25 years. Jamey Charles […]

by · March 24, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington County’s Gabriel Colbert, Highway Patrol Trooper of the Year

Lexington County’s Gabriel Colbert, Highway Patrol Trooper of the Year

State Trooper Gabriel M. Colbert  of Lexington County, received the South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper of the Year award. He was chosen from among 13 other nominees from around the state. Colbert, assigned to Troop One/Midlands, was recognized for his efforts in saving the lives of three out-of-state motorists, including a 2-year-old child, during the “1,000 Year Flood Event” in 2015. […]

by · March 24, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Pelican’s SnoBalls has West Columbia Ribbon Cutting

Pelican’s SnoBalls has West Columbia Ribbon Cutting

Pelican’s SnoBalls held its ribbon cutting, Thursday. Pelican’s SnoBalls is at 442 Meeting Street in West Columbia. Pelican’s SnoBalls has more flavor than a Snowball and it’s fluffy like Shaved Ice, it’s the perfect blend of snow and flavor.

by · March 24, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Tartan Day South is March 31-April 3

Tartan Day South is March 31-April 3

Tartan Day South is March 31-April 3 (Thurs. through Sunday.)  Celtic Movie Night is free, Thursday (March 31) at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater. On Friday (April 1) festivities begin at Historic Columbia Speedway. Those activities continue from Friday until Sunday. The 6th Annual Tartan Day South event is a four day celebration of Celtic heritage. The festival is an array […]

by · March 24, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
City of West Columbia issues closing schedule

City of West Columbia issues closing schedule

The City of West Columbia has issued a closing schedule for the Easter holiday. City Hall will be closed, Friday, March 25. Regular hours will resume Monday, March 28.

by · March 24, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Cayce Festival of the Arts is Saturday, April 9

Cayce Festival of the Arts is Saturday, April 9

This year there is a New Festival Location On the grounds of Cayce’s Historic Brookland-Cayce High School, 1300 State Street, Cayce. The Cayce Festival of the Arts features Fine Artists/Photographers, Fine Crafters, and Authors/Writers. It is presented by The Cayce Avenues Association. Last year’s event was a huge success. This year’s event is shaping up to be even better. Website: […]

by · March 24, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
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