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Cayce to get financial report, vote on water-sewer bonds, Tuesday

Cayce to get financial report, vote on water-sewer bonds, Tuesday

The City of Cayce is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center, 1120 Ft. Congaree Trail. Meetings are held on the second floor and it is the city’s first scheduled meeting for 2016. On the agenda (among other items): Robert Milhous of the City of Cayce will present the City of Cayce’s […]

by · January 4, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
UPDATE:  Unexpected problem results in water outage for 200

UPDATE: Unexpected problem results in water outage for 200

Update on Water Line Relocation Project (7:47 p.m., Sunday) The contractor completing the water line relocation for the city of West Columbia completed the final line tie in today at 1:30 PM. Unfortunately, a leak developed in one of the connections once the water was turned on. The city had to turn the water off again so that the contractor […]

by · January 3, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Grinding of Greens, recycle Christmas tree – Keep Midlands Beautiful!

Grinding of Greens, recycle Christmas tree – Keep Midlands Beautiful!

December 26, 2015– January 7, 2016  Mulch giveaway until Saturday, January 9th!! Trees may be dropped off December 26, 2015 through Thursday, January 7, 2016. The LAST DAY to DROP OFF TREES is THURSDAY, JANUARY 7. Mulch will be available for pickup on Saturday, January 9th. Please follow these guidelines: Remove all lights, tinsel and ornaments from the tree. Remove […]

by · January 2, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Update on Lake Murray Dam Friday spill way opening

Update on Lake Murray Dam Friday spill way opening

SCE&G (South Carolina Electric & Gas 2 p.m. Friday Update: SCE&G reopened one spill gate at the Saluda Hydro facility at noon today. We are continuing to monitor lake levels to determine if additional actions will be necessary over the next 24 hours. For safety reasons, please avoid the Lake Murray dam area and the Lower Saluda River for recreational boating, […]

by · January 1, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
SCE&G to reopen spill gate Friday at noon, as lake level is high

SCE&G to reopen spill gate Friday at noon, as lake level is high

At 8:30 p.m. Thursday SCE&G announced that it would completely close a spill gate “Due to continued reductions to inflows into Lake Murray.” But at 9 a.m. Friday, SCE&G announced “Due to continued inflows into Lake Murray overnight, SCE&G will be reopening one spill gate at the Saluda Hydro facility. SCE&G has notified emergency officials and will continue management of […]

by · January 1, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
SCE&G opening floodgates on Lake Murray due to excessive rain

SCE&G opening floodgates on Lake Murray due to excessive rain

Lake Murray is filling up and SCE&G is opening its spillway to discharge water in into the Saluda and Congaree rivers, to lower the lake’s level. The only other time the floodgates of the Lake Murray Dam have been opened – since 1969 – was in October. In October the Congaree River rose to a level that left a few […]

by · December 31, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Riverwalk closed again

West Columbia Riverwalk closed again

West Columbia Temporarily Closes Wyman M. “Mac” Rish Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater Due to Flooding. A release announcing that Riverwalk is closed again was issued Wednesday evening. The City of West Columbia has closed the Riverwalk Park until further notice, due to rising river water and flooding. Once waters subside and the Riverwalk path is clear again, the city will […]

by · December 31, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Jeb Bush stops in Lexington Wednesday night

Jeb Bush stops in Lexington Wednesday night

Jeb Bush made a stop in Lexington Wednesday night. He spoke to a crowd at Hudson’s restaurant in Lexington. Sen. Katrina Shealy, who has endorsed Bush, introduced the GOP presidential hopeful. Bush spoke on topics that ranged from term limits and jobs, to national defense and reforming the Veterans Administration. Bush is one of many presidential candidates who have come […]

by · December 31, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington County man charged for assisting suicide

Lexington County man charged for assisting suicide

A Gaston man has been charged with assisting his wife in committing suicide, according to a release from the Lexington County Sheriff’s department. According to arrest warrants, Randy Gene Jones, 63, knowingly and willfully assisted in the suicide sometime between the afternoon of Dec. 20 and the morning of Dec. 21. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim […]

by · December 30, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
UPDATED – KMS expansion triggers purchase of West Columbia EMR building

UPDATED – KMS expansion triggers purchase of West Columbia EMR building

KMS bought the old EMR, Inc. building at 3792 Platt Springs Rd. in West Columbia. An announcement regarding the 71,420-sq.ft. building was made last week. The facility was sold to KMS, Inc. for $900,000. KMS is ” a world class precision metal fabricator” according to a press release from NAI Avant, the real estate broker that handled the sale for EMR. According […]

by · December 30, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
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