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West Columbia Builder Wade McGuinn rises among giants

West Columbia Builder Wade McGuinn rises among giants

Big, national home builders are not uncommon in Lexington County. But what is rare is Wade McGuinn. He’s a local builder who constructs homes that compete – in quality and in price – with the biggest names in the business. His office is in West Columbia, and McGuinn has been building houses since 1985. He was voted Builder-of-the-Year in 2010 […]

by · December 11, 2015 · 1 comment · NEWS
BC’s Patrick McNeil to play in North-South All-Star, Saturday

BC’s Patrick McNeil to play in North-South All-Star, Saturday

The chances were slim. As a ninth-grader, the probability that Brookland-Cayce’s Patrick McNeil would be picked as a North-South All-Star Game offensive lineman didn’t look good. But McNeil has been picked for the game that will be played in Myrtle Beach, Saturday. Three years ago, McNeil was about 5’8″ tall and weighed less than 200 pounds. “I could bench press […]

by · December 11, 2015 · 1 comment · NEWS
Cayce Councilman Skip Jenkins appointed to League of Cities committee

Cayce Councilman Skip Jenkins appointed to League of Cities committee

Cayce’s District Two City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem, Skip Jenkins,has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2016 Public Safety & Crime Prevention committee. This committee is responsible for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving crime prevention, corrections, substance abuse, municipal fires, juvenile justice, disaster preparedness and relief, homeland security, domestic terrorism, court systems and […]

by · December 10, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Saluda River students perform at holiday events

Saluda River students perform at holiday events

Saluda River Academy’s Arts Unlimited Performs at Holiday Wishes Event Arts Unlimited from Saluda River Academy for the Arts was invited to perform on Saturday, December 5th at the Annual Holiday Wishes sponsored by the Survivor Outreach Services of Fort Jackson. The performing group presented Christmas music and the “Armed Services Medley.” SRAA sponsors of the performing group include: Gale […]

by · December 10, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Airport Drill Team wins 6th State Championship

Airport Drill Team wins 6th State Championship

AIRPORT JROTC DRILL TEAM WINS 6th PALMETTO STATE CHAMPIONSHIP  The Airport High School JROTC Drill Team won its sixth ALL ARMY PALMETTO STATE DRILL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP last Saturday. The Team will represent South Carolina in the 4th Brigade Best of the Best in February in Hickory, NC.  The Drill Team placed: 1st Place Overall, 1st Place Platoon Regulation w/Arms, 1st Place Squad […]

by · December 10, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Beautification Foundation plants Sunset with magnolias

West Columbia Beautification Foundation plants Sunset with magnolias

Slowly the landscape is changing. The West Columbia Beautification Foundation (WCBF) is transforming areas of the city. At its October meeting, members of the West Columbia Beautification Foundation voted to plant a row of trees along Sunset Boulevard, near the Jarvis Klapman overpass. The trees were planted in front of the House of Raeford parking lot. “It’s part of the […]

by · December 10, 2015 · 1 comment · NEWS
West Columbia Fire Dept. hosts Chamber’s Lunch and Learn

West Columbia Fire Dept. hosts Chamber’s Lunch and Learn

During the Lunch and Learn event Wednesday, the West Columbia Fire Department (WCFD) presented a check to the Lexington Medical Center Foundation. The money collected by the WCFD is to go to fund the fight against breast cancer. Lunch and Learn is a program of the Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce. It was held  at the fire department on 12th […]

by · December 10, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Gulf station at Meeting and State, then and now

Gulf station at Meeting and State, then and now

The Gulf gas station that stood at Meeting and State in West Columbia is still there. But it has been remolded, and re-fitted. The old building has lots of its old structure kept to add to the integrity of the building. But a lot has changed too. Karen Hoover has opened the store Newfangled – an upper-scale consignment shop – […]

by · December 10, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
No Civil War artifacts after Phase 1 of Congaree River dig

No Civil War artifacts after Phase 1 of Congaree River dig

The first phase of a S.C. Electric and Gas dig on the Congaree River has produced no Civil War artifacts. “SCE&G recently completed the first phase of the Congaree River remediation project, during which several hundred metallic objects were removed from the soil along the shoreline,” said Ginny Jones, senior public affairs specialist for SCANA, SCE&G’s parent company. “None of […]

by · December 9, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Linebacker Zach Feaster, soars high for Airport Eagles

Linebacker Zach Feaster, soars high for Airport Eagles

Airport High School Linebacker Zach Feaster is one of the most-intense players you’ll see. And as the high school football playoffs wind down, and all-star games are played, it’s a good time to reflect on what Feaster brought to his team. “He’s one of the toughest players I’ve ever coached in football,” said Airport Head Coach Kirk Burnett. Feaster’s coach said […]

by · December 9, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
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