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Ideas sought from public for “Art On State” until Sept. 23

Ideas sought from public for “Art On State” until Sept. 23

West Columbia and Beautification Foundation call for Art Project ideas The West Columbia Beautification Foundation and City of West Columbia are asking for ideas for the “Art On State” Project. The Central Carolina Community Foundation has awarded the West Columbia Beautification Foundation (WCBF) and the City of West Columbia a $31,125 Connected Communities Grant. According to a release from the […]

by · September 10, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Goodwill to break ground next Tuesday

West Columbia Goodwill to break ground next Tuesday

There will be a groundbreaking for the new West Columbia Goodwill location at 2119 Sunset Blvd., at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15.  scheduled for Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.    Crystal Hardesty, director of marketing and PR for Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands SC, announced the groundbreaking Wednesday morning.  Hardesty  included some “facts” about the store: ·        The facility will be approximately 35,200 […]

by · September 9, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Civil War artifacts search on Congaree River could begin soon

Civil War artifacts search on Congaree River could begin soon

A search for Civil War artifacts on the Congaree River could begin soon. According to an official from S.C. Electric and Gas (SE&G) a dig to remove possible Civil War artifacts from the Congaree River, across from the West Columbia river bank, could begin in late September. It is believed that Union troops, under the command Gen. William T. Sherman, […]

by · September 9, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Developers interested in Cayce’s 12th Street Extension corridor

Developers interested in Cayce’s 12th Street Extension corridor

SCANA land in Cayce prime for development. Cayce’s 12th Street Extension is a hot corner for growth in Lexington County. “There is considerable interest in the property,” said Ginny Jones, a SCANA senior public affairs specialist. SCANA owns much of the land in the 12th Street Extension area at the I-77/I-26 intersection. Courtyard by Marriott announced in August that its […]

by · September 9, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
FBI to conduct church awareness symposium at Brookland Baptist

FBI to conduct church awareness symposium at Brookland Baptist

  The Columbia Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Field Office will hold a Situational Awareness symposium from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sept. 22 , at Brookland Baptist Church (1054 Sunset Blvd.)  West Columbia. David A. Thomas, Special Agent in Charge of the  in South Carolina released an advisory, Tuesday. It states: “In the wake of the recent tragedy in […]

by · September 8, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigating fatal shooting

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigating fatal shooting

“Deputies responded to the 100 block of Roundtree Road in Gaston about 10:15 (Monday) night and found a man fatally shot,” according to Adam Myrick, Public Information Officer for the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. The incident remains under investigation. No other details about this case are available at this time.

by · September 8, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Cayce City Council special election is in one week

Cayce City Council special election is in one week

Cayce is set to choose a new council member. The special election to fill the unexpired term of City of Cayce District 4 Councilman Tim James is Sept. 15. Phil Carter, Alex Mowery, and John Raley have filed to run for the Cayce Council District 4 seat. It is a nonpartisan election and no party affiliation shall be placed on […]

by · September 8, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Reminder, West Columbia Council meeting, 4 p.m. Tuesday

Reminder, West Columbia Council meeting, 4 p.m. Tuesday

Agenda Special Council Meeting Tuesday, Sept. 8,  at 4 p.m. Council Chambers II. Determination of a Quorum A. Consideration to Amend the Award of the Cedar Road and Mineral Springs Road Waterline Relocation Project – Mr. Mark A. Waller, P.E., Director of Planning, Engineering and Water Plants B. Consideration to Approve Stutts & Williams, LLC as the Recipient of the Award […]

by · September 8, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Wooden cut out a tribute to Cayce’s Revolutionary War past

Wooden cut out a tribute to Cayce’s Revolutionary War past

Ever wonder about the significance of the wooden cutout of a man on a horse on State Street in Cayce, at Lyles Street. Below is the inscription explaining the reason the figure was placed there by The River Alliance. During the Revolutionary War the Congaree River provided a line of supply from Charleston to sustain the British and Loyalist soldiers […]

by · September 8, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
River District banners planned in West Columbia

River District banners planned in West Columbia

Look for some new banners to promote some West Columbia businesses. Martha Wise, president of the River District Merchants Association, told West Columbia City Council last Tuesday of a plan to attract attention to an area of town. The River District is bounded by the State Street and Meeting Street, to 12th Street in West Columbia. Its members are buying […]

by · September 7, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
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