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All portions of the West Columbia Riverwalk and Amphitheater open

All portions of the West Columbia Riverwalk and Amphitheater open

The sun is back, and it’s a good time to get outside. After some long periods of rain, that closed the West Columbia Riverwalk, the City of West Columbia reported Wednesday that all portions of the West Columbia Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater are open to the public. Portions of the path that runs parallel to the Congaree River has been […]

by · January 10, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Phases 1, 2 and 3 of Cayce Riverwalk are open, from Riverland Park to Newman Boat Landing closed

Phases 1, 2 and 3 of Cayce Riverwalk are open, from Riverland Park to Newman Boat Landing closed

Phases 1, 2 and 3 of Cayce Riverwalk are open. But the par of the path, beginning at the H. Kelly Jones Park in Riverland Park and ending at the Thomas Newman boat landing, is closed due to high river levels. The City of Cayce reported Wednesday that its parks staff continues to work on getting the rest of the Riverwalk […]

by · January 10, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Big weekend, lots of festivities, scheduled for April 26, 27

Big weekend, lots of festivities, scheduled for April 26, 27

The last weekend in April will include a couple of days of local festivities. The City of West Columbia will host the 2nd Annual Kinetic Derby Day on Saturday, April 27, and later that day Cayce will host the Soiree on State.  At the West Columbia City Council meeting Tuesday, Richard Skipper, executive director of the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of […]

by · January 9, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Jarrett’s Jungle Receives West Columbia Beautification Foundation’s Quarterly Appearance Award

Jarrett’s Jungle Receives West Columbia Beautification Foundation’s Quarterly Appearance Award

The West Columbia Beautification Foundation presented the Quarterly Appearance Award for the fourth quarter of 2018 to Jarrett’s Jungle located at 1621 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia, SC. Recently, Jarrett’s Jungle added a beautiful pergola to the front of the building on Sunset Boulevard, catching commuters and residents’ attention with the color and greenery of the plants and flowers. When presented […]

by · January 9, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Heavy rainfall delays Lake Murray water-level drawdown

Heavy rainfall delays Lake Murray water-level drawdown

Significant rainfall during the last few months and other constraints on the lower Saluda River are delaying a water-level reduction of Lake Murray. The drawing down of the lake was scheduled to reach its targeted elevation in the 350- foot range by mid-December, but with so much rain the drawdown is taking longer. SCE&G, a subsidiary of Dominion Energy, anticipates […]

by · January 9, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Rep. Joe Wilson says he has faith Trump can negotiate end to shutdown

Rep. Joe Wilson says he has faith Trump can negotiate end to shutdown

U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson (SC- 2) said he believes in President Donald Trump when it comes to getting past the government shutdown. The partial shutdown went into effect Dec.22 after Congress failed to allocate $5 billion requested by the president for a wall along the US-Mexico border. “I have faith in President Trump,” said Wilson, of Springdale. “He is a […]

by · January 8, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Beautification Foundation sells commemorative bricks for new park

West Columbia Beautification Foundation sells commemorative bricks for new park

The West Columbia Beautification Foundation is selling a limited amount of commemorative bricks to be placed in the newest West Columbia All-Inclusive Park – Everyone – Every Ability – A Great Place to Play Together. Orders forms are due by 5 p.m. Jan. 18. The park is at 212 Hudson Street, West Columbia. The West Columbia Beautification Foundation’s Brick Fundraising […]

by · January 8, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Competitors take on Saluda River rapids in Millrace Massacre and Iceman Championships

Competitors take on Saluda River rapids in Millrace Massacre and Iceman Championships

A contingent of men and women converged on the Saluda River, Saturday, to compete in the 19th Annual Millrace Massacre and Iceman Championships. The event, on a warm and sunny  January day, drew a crowd of spectators on the riverbank to watch. The kayak race included the Millrace Massacre time trials, requiring paddlers to take on the rapids near Riverbanks […]

by · January 7, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Motor home crash on I-20 causes lane closure, Sunday evening

Motor home crash on I-20 causes lane closure, Sunday evening

The Irmo Fire Department and units from the Lexington County fire Service were on the scene of an motor home crash, Sunday, that occurred on I-20 westbound at mile marker 63 around 6:45 p.m. According to Irmo,  the collision caused about 40 gallons of diesel to spill on the ground, but the fuel did not reach the Saluda River.  The […]

by · January 7, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
UPDATED – Woman charged in fatal hit-and-run, coroner identifies victim

UPDATED – Woman charged in fatal hit-and-run, coroner identifies victim

Ashley Nicole Burkhard, 33, of West Columbia, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. She was taken to the Lexington County Detention Center. Original story: A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run in Lexington County late Saturday, and the S.C. Highway Patrol is asking for help to locate the driver. The incident happened between […]

by · January 6, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
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