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Ricky Branham Tire and Auto, small business success in West Columbia

Ricky Branham Tire and Auto, small business success in West Columbia

Ricky Branham opened Ricky’s Tire and Auto Center in West Columbia in late March of 2016. He has been thrilled with the results. “I have been blessed,” Branham said. “I would not change a thing.” Branham was in the tire and auto repair business for more than 23 years before taking the plunge and opening his own business at 1534 […]

by · July 28, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
2 women arrested after shots fired, massive ground search

2 women arrested after shots fired, massive ground search

Deputies arrested two Lexington County women Thursday evening after an extensive search in central Lexington County. Brittany Michelle Furubotten, 32, Regina Williams Wangness, 46, were involved in a shots fired call deputies responded to in the 2400 block of Old Orangeburg Road (near Edmund) Thursday afternoon, according to investigators. “Based on our ongoing investigation, Furubotten and Wangness fled the Old Orangeburg Road location after […]

by · July 28, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia “Float and Freeze” is Saturday

West Columbia “Float and Freeze” is Saturday

The West Columbia “Float and Freeze” down the river will be held at the Riverwalk Amphitheater on Saturday (July 29.) City of West Columbia, SC Staff will be onsite handing out free koozies, information about the City, and Pelican Bucks to the first 100 people to come up to the tent! Palmetto Outdoor Center will offer the standard “float” trip, which includes: […]

by · July 27, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
2 shot in Gilbert, sheriff’s deputies investigate

2 shot in Gilbert, sheriff’s deputies investigate

Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a shooting at a house in the 100 block of Indian Trace Court in Gilbert about 11:15 Tuesday night, Two males suffered gunshot wounds to the upper body, according to a report from the LCSD. Both were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

by · July 27, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Man gets 25 years in Edgefield County for sexual assault of 6-year-old

Man gets 25 years in Edgefield County for sexual assault of 6-year-old

Jerry Dean Heard, 65, has pled guilty in Edgefield County to criminal sexual conduct with a minor – first degree. Heard was the sentenced to 25 years by Circuit Court Judge R. Scott Sprouse. The sentenced was announced by the office of Eleventh Circuit Solicitor Rick Hubbard. The crime is classified as a no parole offense. Heard is a repeat sex […]

by · July 27, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington County man gets 20 years for domestic violence that injured infant

Lexington County man gets 20 years for domestic violence that injured infant

Repeat offender Jason Leaphart, 27, of Ben Franklin Road in Leesville, received a combined sentence of 20 years for Domestic Violence, Unlawful Conduct towards a Child, and violating probation. The sentenced was announced Wednesday by the office of Eleventh Circuit Solicitor Rick Hubbard. Leaphart injured an infant during a domestic violence assault. He received an active sentence of 10 years […]

by · July 27, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Police looking for info on truck and trailer thefts

West Columbia Police looking for info on truck and trailer thefts

The West Columbia Police Department needs help locating a suspect in the theft of a pickup truck and a utility trailer. He appears to be tall and with a thin build. Age and race are not certain at this time. He drives a 2002-2004 Dodge Ram pickup truck. The truck has four doors and appears to be black or dark blue […]

by · July 26, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Solar Fest West, FREE Eclipse event to show off West Columbia

Solar Fest West, FREE Eclipse event to show off West Columbia

The Total Solar Eclipse is a big deal. And nowhere is that more apparent than at West Columbia City Hall. “We’ve been planning for months for the big day,” said Kelli Ricard, West Columbia events manager. Anna Huffman, the city’s public information officer, said West Columbia is a wonderful place, and when the multitude of visitors descend upon the area, […]

by · July 26, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
Cayce Mayor Elise Partin elected Municipal Association of S.C. president

Cayce Mayor Elise Partin elected Municipal Association of S.C. president

Cayce Mayor Elise Partin was elected president of the Municipal Association of South Carolina, Saturday. The MASC held its annual meeting in Hilton Head over the weekend. “It’s pretty amazing,” Partin said Monday morning. She also said her election will benefit Cayce and the region of the state around her. The position as president, she said, will help her bring […]

by · July 25, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
 Ground broken on Saluda Riverwalk, eventually connects to West Columbia

 Ground broken on Saluda Riverwalk, eventually connects to West Columbia

Leaders from Columbia and Richland County were on the banks of the Saluda River Monday as ground was broken for Phase One of the Saluda Riverwalk. Phase One of the Saluda Riverwalk will eventually connect to the miles of riverwalk already established in Cayce, West Columbia and Columbia. To the south, when Phase Two is completed, the trail will link […]

by · July 25, 2017 · 0 comments · NEWS
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