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8 signed up to speak on Brookland at West Columbia City Council meeting

8 signed up to speak on Brookland at West Columbia City Council meeting

There are eight people signed up to speak at the West Columbia City Council meeting Tuesday evening. The speakers want to give an opinion on the Brookland development, at the corner of State and Meeting streets, is on the agenda. Several people have signed up to speak about the $60 million project, that is nearing its final stages before construction. On […]

by · January 5, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Could penny tax-related arrests affect Lexington County

Could penny tax-related arrests affect Lexington County

Will arrest of Columbia, Richland County, Columbia councilmen affect Lexington County? Lexington County voters soundly rejected a move  for a penny tax in 2014. Lexington County Council is, again,  planing to place a referendum before voters in November for a penny tax. But a penny tax scandal is running rampant in Richardson County. According to the government watchdog website The […]

by · January 5, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington County traffic fatalities up in 2015

Lexington County traffic fatalities up in 2015

There were 46 people killed on Lexington County highways in 2015. That is the highest number of traffic deaths in the county since 2012, when there were 48 killed for the year on the county’s roads. Data is from the South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) as of midnight Dec. 28. There have been no reported traffic deaths in […]

by · January 5, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
Brookland vote is Tuesday, at West Columbia City Council meeting

Brookland vote is Tuesday, at West Columbia City Council meeting

West Columbia City Council is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday at West Columbia City Hall, at 12th Street and Jarvis Klapman Boulevard. Discussion of the Brookland development, at the corner of State and Meeting streets, is on the agenda. Several people have signed up to speak about the $60 million project, that is nearing its final stages before […]

by · January 4, 2016 · 0 comments · NEWS
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

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
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