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West Columbia lights tree, City Hall illuminated for the Christmas season

West Columbia lights tree, City Hall illuminated for the Christmas season

There was a chill in the air for the its 14th Annual West Columbia Tree Lighting ceremony Friday night. “It’s December, so we can expect it to be a little cold,” said West Columbia Mayor Bobby Horton. But the chill in the air at City Hall didn’t stop the the recognition of the winners of the “What Christmas Means To […]

by · December 10, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia neighborhood groups show appreciation for city employees with luncheon

West Columbia neighborhood groups show appreciation for city employees with luncheon

Members of some neighborhood groups treated several West Columbia employees to a luncheon Friday. Donations were collected from residents in the Westover Acres Community Crime Watch Club, Saluda Chase Homeowners Association, Westover Acres Homeowners Association, and the Guignard Neighborhood Association for the meal. It was held at the B Avenue Community Center. Employees included the departments of Sanitation, Parks and […]

by · December 10, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Police charge West Columbia man

Police charge West Columbia man

Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green announced the arrest of John William Rivenbark Jr.,46, of West Columbia, for an incident that occurred at Tractor Supply at 5589 Sunset Blvd. in Lexington. According to the announcement, officers were dispatched to an alarm at Tractor Supply Company Monday around 10:10 p.m. When the officer arrived on scene, he noticed a pickup truck parked […]

by · December 9, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Reminder- West Columbia’s 14th Annual Tree Lighting is 6:30 p.m., Friday

Reminder- West Columbia’s 14th Annual Tree Lighting is 6:30 p.m., Friday

The City of West Columbia is hosting the 14th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, December 7, 2018, at 6:30 PM, at West Columbia City Hall, 200 N. 12th Street, West Columbia, SC. Each year, West Columbia area elementary schools hold a “What Christmas Means To Me” contest. The essay winners from each school are recognized at the tree lighting […]

by · December 7, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Christmas season not complete without visit to zoo’s Lights Before Christmas

Christmas season not complete without visit to zoo’s Lights Before Christmas

The “Lights Before Christmas” at Riverbanks Zoo is a tradition the people of West Columbia know well because of the easy access. The entrance to the zoo’s Botanical Gardens is off of Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia and The Lights Before Christmas have been a staple of the season for the last three decades. Specifically, the Lights Before Christmas are […]

by · December 7, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
 Lexington 2 School District students on national honor roll for Advanced Placement

 Lexington 2 School District students on national honor roll for Advanced Placement

Lexington School Distinct Two is one of three South Carolina school districts – and 373 across the United States and Canada – being honored by the College Board with placement on the 9th Annual AP District Honor Roll. Districts included on the 9th Annual Honor Roll had to, since 2016, increase the number of students participating in AP while also […]

by · December 7, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Cayce – West Columbia Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade of Lights postponed until Dec. 15

Cayce – West Columbia Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade of Lights postponed until Dec. 15

The Greater Cayce – West Columbia Chamber of Commerce 2018 Holiday Parade of Lights originally scheduled for Saturday (Dec. 8) has been postponed due to predicted adverse weather conditions. The Holiday Parade of Lights will now take place on Saturday, December 15. The parade will start at 5:30 pm, Saturday, December 15th at the intersection of Holland Avenue and 12th […]

by · December 6, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Woman, 70, resold stolen medications at US No. 1 Flea Market, say police

Woman, 70, resold stolen medications at US No. 1 Flea Market, say police

Maria Lim Smith, 70, of Lexington, has been arrested, according to a statement from Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green that was released Wednesday. She is charged with purchasing stolen goods from an agent of law enforcement, with a value greater than $2,000 but less than $10,000. In early August, detectives of the Lexington Police Department began working on a series of shoplifting […]

by · December 6, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Coroner releases autopsy results of Gaston man found dead after house fire

Coroner releases autopsy results of Gaston man found dead after house fire

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the autopsy results of the individual found deceased following a residential structure fire that occurred shortly after midnight Sunday. The house is located in the 300 block of Sunny Boy Poole Road in Gaston. According to Fisher, Mr. Tommy Ray Watts, 52, of Gaston, was pronounced dead on scene following a fire inside […]

by · December 6, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Eco-tourism booming on the Congaree River in West Columbia

Eco-tourism booming on the Congaree River in West Columbia

Michael Mayo told West Columbia City Council, Tuesday, his business that utilizes the Congaree River is booming, and he expects it to get better. “My job is to get people to come enjoy the river,” said Mayo. “I want to wear them out so all they want to do is get something to eat at one of our fine restaurants, […]

by · December 5, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
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