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Airport Football – 2015 Preview of the Eagles

Airport Football – 2015 Preview of the Eagles

Airport looks to 2015. First game, Friday (Aug. 28) hosting Brookland-Cayce at 7:30 p.m.  The Airport Eagles were a young team in 2014 and took some lumps. But things have changed. “We’re bigger, faster and stronger this year,” said Airport High School Football Coach and Athletic Director Kirk Burnett. “Hopefully we’re growing up.” “We played a lot of young players and […]

by · August 27, 2015 · 1 comment · NEWS
Vehicle fatality victim identified by coroner

Vehicle fatality victim identified by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who was killed in a one-vehicle, overnight,  accident.  At approximately 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, in the 1100 block of Crystal Springs Drive in Pelion, Kevin E. Rentz, 25, of Neeses was killed. Rentz was traveling alone and was pronounced dead at the scene from the injuries he sustained in the accident. […]

by · August 26, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Sunset Boulevard lanes, West Columbia, closed by fire, now open

Sunset Boulevard lanes, West Columbia, closed by fire, now open

The West Columbia Fire Department is fighting a structure fire in the 1500 block of Sunset Boulevard (U.S. Hwy. 378) in West Columbia. A notice from the city was issued at 8:34 a.m. The West Columbia Fire Department  blocked some eastbound lanes of Sunset Boulevard in the 1500 block while crews responded to the fire. Traffic was moving smoothly through the […]

by · August 26, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Congaree Elementary getting a fix-up

Congaree Elementary getting a fix-up

Congaree Elementary School is scheduled to be renovated. The school will get a  new cafeteria, including a new kitchen. The plan, being drafted by Moseley Architects, includes improved plumbing, and more classrooms, with four classrooms for special-needs students. The cafeteria at the school will be converted into a common area and gym. The work is expected to be completed in […]

by · August 26, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
USC Alumni Director Jack Claypoole speaks at C-WC Chamber Breakfast

USC Alumni Director Jack Claypoole speaks at C-WC Chamber Breakfast

Jack Claypoole, executive director of the USC Alumni Association, spoke at the Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Breakfast, Tuesday. The Breakfast was held at at Hermon Lutheran Church, West Columbia. Claypoole, a Brookland-Cayce High School and USC graduate, talked about the University of South Carolina’s Alumni Center. There will be a big block party at the alumni center in October, Claypoole said. […]

by · August 26, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
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
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