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Lexington County Councilman Todd Cullum talks taxes at Chamber Breakfast

Lexington County Councilman Todd Cullum talks taxes at Chamber Breakfast

Amazon, in Lexington County, pays around $1.1 million-a-year as a fee-in-lieu of tax,” said Lexington County Councilman Todd Cullum. He was the speaker at the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Breakfast, Tuesday. It was held at Cayce United Methodist Church. Lexington County Council is scheduled to vote on a budget of approximately $220 million Tuesday. Of that, $141.7 million is the […]

by · June 26, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Cayce’s Darwin Weaver is Chamber’s Officer-of-the-Month

Cayce’s Darwin Weaver is Chamber’s Officer-of-the-Month

Cayce Public Safety Officer Darwin Weaver was recognized as the Public Safety Officer-of-the-Month by the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce Tuesday at the Chamber’s monthly breakfast. It was held at the Cayce United Methodist Church. Weaver is the Student Resource Officer at Cayce Elementary School. He is pictured with Vaughan Dozier, award sponsor, along with Cayce Public Safety Chief […]

by · June 26, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Dump truck hits overpass, closes down I-20, Tuesday

Dump truck hits overpass, closes down I-20, Tuesday

The South Carolina Department of Transportation shut down Interstate 20 East at the Augusta Road overpass just after 7 a.m. Tuesday to make repairs. The interstate re-opened around 11 a.m. A dump truck struck an overpass bridge on Interstate 20 Tuesday morning. The dump truck struck the bridge at around 4:30 a.m. according to the SCDOT. SCDOT crews were adding […]

by · June 26, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Poles damaged by drunk driver in Lexington

Poles damaged by drunk driver in Lexington

The intersection of West Main Street and Gibson Road in Lexington was closed early Wednesday morning. Several poles and traffic lights were damaged due to a collision involving an intoxicated driver overnight. Lexington Police were asking motorists to please heed detours around the area, and use alternative routes if possible.

by · June 26, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington 2 School District passes $84.3 million budget, includes millage increase

Lexington 2 School District passes $84.3 million budget, includes millage increase

Lexington County School District Two approved a 4.26 percent millage increase when the school board passed its $84.3 million budget, Thursday night. The $756,703 increase will go to fund the addition of four middle and high school teachers; elementary and middle school library improvements; three mental health care professionals; teacher salary increases for 23 years experience; Special Ed. PE equipment; […]

by · June 25, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
3 die in crash that closes westbound lane on I-26 in Orangeburg County

3 die in crash that closes westbound lane on I-26 in Orangeburg County

A fatal crash has closed I-26, all westbound lanes near Orangeburg, at the 154 mile marker, according to Trooper David Jones of the S.C. Highway Patrol. He reported the lane closings after 3:30 p.m. Monday. The collision involved three fatality victims, according to Jones. A child was also injured. Jones said traffic had stopped, and the best detour is to […]

by · June 25, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Airport’s Jayla Jamison is S.C. Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year

Airport’s Jayla Jamison is S.C. Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year

From Dawn Kujawa – Lexington School District Two Communications Director The honors keep rolling in for Airport High track and field star Jayla Jamison. The rising sophomore has been named the girls’ South Carolina Gatorade Track & Field Athlete of the Year, one of the nation’s most prestigious awards in high school athletics.  The award — recognizing not only athletic […]

by · June 25, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
4 face drug charges after in Lexington County

4 face drug charges after in Lexington County

A traffic stop and a follow-up investigation at a Cayce motel led to the arrests of four people last week on various drug charges. Anthony Joseph Calvanese, 30, is charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and possession with intent to distribute meth. Danielle Lawson, 29, is charged with possession of meth. William Bryan Owens, 34, is charged with […]

by · June 25, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia residents thankful for city’s storm response

West Columbia residents thankful for city’s storm response

After storms blew down trees and caused a power outage, members of the Westover Acres Community Crime watch issued “a big thank you” to City of West Columbia Public Works Director Jamie Hook and all of his crew at the city of West Columbia Sanitation department for “not one time, but two times this week.” City crews went above and […]

by · June 24, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
City of Cayce adopts new election dates

City of Cayce adopts new election dates

The Cayce City Council adopted a new ordinance to change the Cayce municipal election cycle to run in odd-numbered years. The change was approved by city council Wednesday. It was made after a request from the Lexington County Commission of Registration and Elections, said Ashley Hunter, City of Cayce spokeswoman. Currently, the City of Cayce municipal elections are held on […]

by · June 24, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
23-year-old gets 8 years for assaulting correctional officer

23-year-old gets 8 years for assaulting correctional officer

The office of Eleventh Circuit Solicitor Rick Hubbard announced the sentence of Joshua Travis Rossman, 23, Thursday. Rossman was sentenced to eight years in jail, followed by three years probation, in a Lexington County court Thursday, for assault and battery, first degree, of a correctional officer. Rossman was serving time in the Lexington County Detention Center on unrelated charges when […]

by · June 24, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia getting ready for summer activities, events

West Columbia getting ready for summer activities, events

Summer is the time to kick back and enjoy a more relaxed approach to life. The heat has a liberating affect. And that is true in West Columbia. And discussion of recreation in West Columbia would be complete without talking about all that the Congaree River offers The river is cool and especially fun if you travel it floating on […]

by · June 21, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia American Legion defeats Aiken

West Columbia American Legion defeats Aiken

It was a shot heard all over Cayce and West Columbia, Wednesday night. A three-run blast off the bat of Brandon Caughman, an Airport graduate, in the bottom of the fifth inning propelled West Columbia American Legion Post 79 to a 9-3 win over Aiken. The game was played on the campus of Brookland-Cayce High School. West Columbia Coach Johnny […]

by · June 20, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington Two graduates awarded a record $17.4 million in scholarships

Lexington Two graduates awarded a record $17.4 million in scholarships

Scholarships awarded to Lexington Two’s graduates hit a record high with the Class of 2019. Students have been awarded $17,421,140 in scholarships — an increase of roughly $1.6 million over last year’s total and nearly triple the amount from five years ago. In addition, Class of 2019 students at the Lexington Two Innovation Center saved $203,200 by completing their training […]

by · June 20, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Riverbanks Zoo, House of Raeford celebrate The Farmyard

Riverbanks Zoo, House of Raeford celebrate The Farmyard

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden kicked off the start of summer Tuesday with a celebration in The Farmyard. The Farmyard, presented by West Columbia’s House of Raeford Farms is one of the Zoo’s newest attractions. “House of Raeford is proud to partner with Riverbanks to engage our community in educating young people about local agriculture,” said Jim Mabe, complex manager for […]

by · June 19, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Deputies catch 6 teens who were trying to hijack boat

Deputies catch 6 teens who were trying to hijack boat

Lexington County deputies apprehended six teens Sunday morning after responding to a reported armed robbery near Rocky Point Recreation Area in Chapin. “The victims were waiting at the dock to load a boat when six teens approached them from the woods and attempted to hijack their vehicle,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. The driver was assaulted as the subject […]

by · June 19, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Ms. Tracey Sandle recognized for her efforts to beautify West Columbia

Ms. Tracey Sandle recognized for her efforts to beautify West Columbia

West Columbia Mayor Bobby Horton and the West Columbia City Council presented a resolution to Ms. Tracey Sandle for her dedication to beautifying the city. Mayor Pro-Tem Tem Miles presented the resolution. It was presented at Monday’s council meeting.

by · June 18, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia recognizes Riverbanks Zoo as asset

West Columbia recognizes Riverbanks Zoo as asset

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden CEO Tommy Stringfellow was presented with a resolution from Mayor Bobby Horton and West Columbia Council recognizing the zoo as an invaluable asset to the city, county, and state. Mayor Pro-Tem Tem Miles presented the resolution. The presentation was made at Monday evening’s council meeting.

by · June 18, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington 2 School Board meets Thursday, public hearing on the budget scheduled

Lexington 2 School Board meets Thursday, public hearing on the budget scheduled

The Lexington Two School Board Meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday in the Board Room, of the District Education Center, 715 Ninth St., West Columbia. The Second Reading of the 2019/20 Proposed General Fund Budget is on the agenda. There will be a public hearing regarding the budget at 6:30 p.m. The agenda is below:   AGENDA I.             […]

by · June 18, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Wellness 360 Holistic Health and Functional Nutrition and Lil Duck Kombucha hold ribbon-cutting in Cayce

Wellness 360 Holistic Health and Functional Nutrition and Lil Duck Kombucha hold ribbon-cutting in Cayce

Wellness 360 Holistic Health and Functional Nutrition and Lil Duck Kombucha held its ribbon-cutting Thursday. It’s at 1004 12th Street in Cayce. Cayce Mayor Elise Partin, and Mayor Pro Tem Tara Almond, with members of Cayce’s City Staff, attended. Also present were Tina Washington, president of the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber and Richard Skipper, chamber executive director.

by · June 17, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington Town Council moves council elections to off years

Lexington Town Council moves council elections to off years

Lexington Town Council has voted to move council elections to off years. “Council voted unanimously to switch the elections to off years, so it does not conflict with statewide and presidential elections. The elections will be staggered every two years with the next election being in November 2021 for three seats, currently held by Councilman Carnes, Williams and Baker,” said […]

by · June 17, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
1 killed in Lexington County crash

1 killed in Lexington County crash

A collision involving three pickup trucks in Lexington left one person dead Friday evening. The crash happened just before 6 p.m., according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Cpl. Sonny Collins.A flag man had traffic stopped as a construction crew closed lanes on US 178 E near Fogle Road. A Ford pickup stopped, Collins said. Then a Chevrolet Colorado pickup stopped […]

by · June 16, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Convicted child killer Timothy Jones gets death

Convicted child killer Timothy Jones gets death

Convicted child killer Tim Jones has been sentenced to death.A Lexington jury came back with the sentence after a unanimous vote Thursday. The jury deliberated less than two hours before the sentence was announced between 3 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Last week, Jones, 37, was found guilty of five counts of murder. He killed his five children in August 2014. […]

by · June 16, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Father’s Day is special for  West Columbia families

Father’s Day is special for West Columbia families

Sunday is Father’s Day, and that offers the opportunity to show appreciation for the men who mean so much in our lives. The nation’s first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in the state of Washington. But it was not until 1972–58 years after Mother’s Day was made official–that the day honoring fathers became a nationwide holiday in […]

by · June 13, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Ribbon cut on West Columbia B Ave. Bike Lane

Ribbon cut on West Columbia B Ave. Bike Lane

The City of West Columbia held a B Avenue Bike Lane Ribbon Cutting ceremony, Thursday. It was at the West Columbia Community Center, 754 B Avenue. West Columbia Mayor Bobby Horton and Mayor Pro Tem, Tem Miles spoke of the benefits the new bike trail offers. State Sen. Nikki Setzler and Rep. Micah Caskey also attended with members of the […]

by · June 13, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Funds being raised for injured deputy

Funds being raised for injured deputy

A fundraiser is set up for K-9 Deputy Roy Hall with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. He was injured in a head-on collision last week by a drunk driver. Click for link to fundraiser: https://serveandconnect.charityproud.org/Donate/Index/3827?fbclid=IwAR30zgbwT9lvPYd9fbot6nGzgqqHQmLd11fp3d1ITG4_V01huMKS8ElwtTg The Deputy Roy Hall Recovery Fund, which is facilitated by the nonprofit Serve and Connect, is endorsed by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Association, […]

by · June 13, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
WCFD using old building to train

WCFD using old building to train

Beginning this week, the West Columbia Fire Department is making good use of an empty building on Meeting Street. WCFD personnel are conducting fire suppression operations and search and rescue training evaluations in a multi-unit commercial structure.

by · June 13, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Overturned tractor-trailer causes I-20 detour, Wednesday morning

Overturned tractor-trailer causes I-20 detour, Wednesday morning

The Lexington Police Department reported that an overturned tractor-trailer closed westbound lanes on I-20 near mile marker 58, for a while. The S.C. Highway Patrol reported the crash happened around 4:30 Wednesday morning. There were injuries. Traffic was detoured off of I-20 traffic onto Sunset Blvd/U.S.-378. The I-20 lanes have since been reopened.

by · June 12, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Flood warning in effect for the Congaree River

Flood warning in effect for the Congaree River

There has been a lot of rain in the last few days. The upper parts of the Broad and Saluda Rivers have also gotten lots of rainfall. That river water is now flowing down to the Congaree River and could affect the Cayce and West Columbia Riverwalks. A Flood Warning is in effect until Friday, 2 AM: Source: U.S. National […]

by · June 12, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Ellett Brothers of Chapin to close

Ellett Brothers of Chapin to close

Ellett Brothers of Chapin has notified its employees that it will permanently close. The announcment came last weekend and informed peronnel Ellett Brothers would close by Aug. 5. Employees received a letter telling them Ellett Brothers will close from United Sporting Company, the owner of Ellett Brothers. The business has been a fixture in Chapin since 1933. It markets and […]

by · June 12, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
City of West Columbia publishes Newsletter

City of West Columbia publishes Newsletter

The City of West Columbia has published a newsletter. The newsletter has information about new restaurants, and established businesses. Here’s a link to the Newsletter. There’s also a link to it at the top right of this page.  The City of West Columbia has published its first newsletter. The first addition is for June/July 2019. It includes a message […]

by · June 10, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Airport High School’s Jayla Jamison, Swansea’s Danae McNeal awarded

Airport High School’s Jayla Jamison, Swansea’s Danae McNeal awarded

Airport High School’s Jayla Jamison was named Class 4A Track and Field Athlete of the Year. Jamison was among 21 recognized Sunday by the South Carolina Coaches Association of Women’s Sports. For the second consecutive year, Jamison, who just finsihed her fresman year at Airport, won the Class 4A award. She scored four gold medals in the 100, 200 and […]

by · June 10, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington 2 announces top teachers and support Staff

Lexington 2 announces top teachers and support Staff

Lexington Two announces the 2019-20 winners of Teacher of the Year and Support Staff of the Year for the district’s schools. This year’s recipients are: AIRPORT HIGH Teacher of the Year: Vicki Stilwell Support Staff of the Year: Merry Nichols BROOKLAND-CAYCE HIGH Teacher of the Year: Ryan Van Omen Support Staff of the Year:  Anita Brown BUSBEE CREATIVE ARTS ACADEMY […]

by · June 10, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Springdale Summerfest and Golf Cart Parade is June 29

Springdale Summerfest and Golf Cart Parade is June 29

The Springdale Summerfest and Golf Cart Parade is June 29 Springdale is offering a lot of activities to get outside this summer. Planning is in full swing for the Springdale Summerfest and Golf Cart Parade, according to Mayor Michael Bishop. It is scheduled for June 29, and includes food, entertainment and activities. It’s in the centrally located Springdale Park Registration […]

by · June 10, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
New mural on State Street in Cayce

New mural on State Street in Cayce

There is a new mural on State Street in Cayce. It’s by Will Bryan. The project was started just before the 2019 Soiree on State, according to a post by the City of Cayce. City of Cayce photo

by · June 10, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Deputy involved in collision, road closed in Lexington County, Saturday morning

Deputy involved in collision, road closed in Lexington County, Saturday morning

South Lake Drive in Lexington was closed Saturday morning, between Two Notch Road and Community Drive, due to a vehicle collision. There were injuries. Two vehicles involved, including a Lexington County Sheriff’s Department patrol unit. Both drivers transported to the hospital for treatment, according to a LCSD report.South Lake remains closed from Two Notch Road to Community Drive for a […]

by · June 8, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Bad weather results in closed roads, Friday

Bad weather results in closed roads, Friday

The Lexington Police Department reported that the traffic signals were without power at South Lake Drive (SC-6) at Industrial Drive, Friday night. The power was expected to be out for several more hours and an officer was onsite directing traffic at South Lake Drive (SC-6) at Industrial Drive. The intersection was being illuminated by a generator powered light tower. There was […]

by · June 8, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Riverwalk, an outdoor museum, with the appeal of nature

West Columbia Riverwalk, an outdoor museum, with the appeal of nature

With the warm summer breezes, West Columbia’s Riverwalk becomes even more of a focal point for water recreation, music and good times. But that’s not all Riverwalk offers. Set in a perfect hue of green, nature comes alive on the trail by the rushing water of the Congaree. Turtles, muskrats, otters, and brown water snakes live on the river. Birds […]

by · June 7, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Man beat his grandmother to death, says Lexington County Sheriff’s Department

Man beat his grandmother to death, says Lexington County Sheriff’s Department

A Batesburg man has been charged in the alleged beating death of his grandmother, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. Dustin Edward Hoff, 30, will also be charged with ill treatment of an animal after deputies found a dog stabbed to death inside the victim’s home, according to an arrest warrant. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the […]

by · June 7, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington County Sheriff’s Department looking for Outlaw motorcycle gang member

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department looking for Outlaw motorcycle gang member

Mark Slusher, a documented member of the Outlaw motorcycle gang is being sought by the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. Investigators have obtained warrants for Slusher’s arrest on multiple drug charges, according to a LCSD release. If you have any information regarding Slusher, call Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC to share tips on Slusher’s location. Deputies arrested a co-conspirator of Slusher’s, Tabitha Brown, […]

by · June 6, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Tiki-Fiesta scheduled for  Riverwalk is canceled

Tiki-Fiesta scheduled for Riverwalk is canceled

The Tiki-Fiesta was scheduled for 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the West Columbia Riverwalk Saturday. But with a 100% chance of rain forecast for the during the entire duration of the event, it has been rescheduled and moved to next weekend at City Roots in Columbia under the pavilion. It’s a Farm-to-Table-sponsored celebration of Mexican and island food. Sadly […]

by · June 6, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Beautification Foundation recognized

West Columbia Beautification Foundation recognized

West Columbia Mayor Bobby Horton(pictured) Mayor Pro-Tem Tem Miles (pictured), and West Columbia City Council recognized the West Columbia Beautification Foundation for their valuable contributions to the City. Copy of Resolution below: A Resolution Recognizing the West Columbia Beautification Foundation for their Valuable Contributions to the City of West Columbia Whereas, the West Columbia Beautification Foundation was established in 2008 […]

by · June 6, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Anne McQuary recognized for her Emmy nomination

Anne McQuary recognized for her Emmy nomination

West Columbia Mayor Bobby Horton, Mayor Pro-Tem Tem Miles (pictured), and West Columbia City Council recognized Anne McQuary for her Southeast Regional Emmy Nomination. Copy of Resolution below:

by · June 6, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Rev. Kenneth Taylor receives resolution from West Columbia City Council

Rev. Kenneth Taylor receives resolution from West Columbia City Council

West Columbia Mayor Bobby Horton, Mayor Pro-Tem Tem Miles (pictured), and West Columbia City Council recognized Reverend Kenneth Taylor for his service to the City of West Columbia at the June Regular Council Meeting, Tuesday. Taylor also received a resolution. It is included below. A Resolution Recognizing Reverend Kenneth Taylor for His Service to the City of West Columbia Whereas, […]

by · June 5, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
East Point Academy Archery Teams recognized by West Columbia City Council

East Point Academy Archery Teams recognized by West Columbia City Council

West Columbia Mayor Bobby Horton, Mayor Pro-Tem Tem Miles (pictured), and West Columbia City Council recognized the East Point Academy Archery Teams at the June Regular Council Meeting. The teams were recognized for their accomplishments in competition

by · June 5, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Timothy Jones found guilty of murdering his 5 children

Timothy Jones found guilty of murdering his 5 children

Timothy Jones was found guilty Tuesday of murdering all five of his children. After a three-week trial, the Lexington County jury deliberated for a little more than six hours before returning with a verdict. The children ranged in age from 1-to-8. They were killed in a mobile home in Red Bank by Jones in August 2014. He was arrested in […]

by · June 5, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Sam H. Frierson III Obituary

Sam H. Frierson III Obituary

Obituary of Sam H. Frierson III – JUNE 12, 1966 – MAY 30, 2019 He was the voice of the Brookland-Cayce Bearcats LEXINGTON – Sam H. Frierson, III passed away peacefully on May 30, 2019, at MUSC, Charleston, SC. A funeral mass, conducted by Rev. Raymond J. Carlo, will be held at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2350 Augusta Hwy, Lexington, […]

by · June 5, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
St. Patrick’s Day event planned for West Columbia, Rhythm on the River schedule changing

St. Patrick’s Day event planned for West Columbia, Rhythm on the River schedule changing

There are some big changes coming to West Columbia’s Rhythm on the River Concert Series in the next 12 months. And there is a plan for a St. Patrick’s Day party in 2020. “We plan to offer a St. Patrick’s Day option in the spring of 2020,” said Richard Skipper, executive director of the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce. […]

by · June 4, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Sam Frierson- voice of the  Brookland-Cayce Bearcats -passes away

Sam Frierson- voice of the Brookland-Cayce Bearcats -passes away

Sam Frierson- the voice of Brookland-Cayce Bearcats- passed away last Thursday. He was remembered at the BC graduation ceremony, Friday, held on the field where he called so many high school football games. BCHS Principal Gregg Morton said Frierson was the only announcer Brookland-Cayce had in its new football stadium, and the new basketball arena. Frierson was also on staff […]

by · June 3, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Brookland-Cayce High School’s graduation held Friday

Brookland-Cayce High School’s graduation held Friday

Brookland-Cayce High School’s graduating seniors received their diplomas during a Friday morning ceremony at Bearcat Stadium. The members of the Class of 2019 were cheered by family, friends, educators and others.

by · June 3, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Police make drug arrest

West Columbia Police make drug arrest

West Columbia Police Department narcotics investigators arrested Charles Stacy Senn, Friday, after serving a search warrant with the WCPD Special Operations Response Team. The WCPD received assistance from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 and Gang Units, and the FBI. Eight other individuals were also arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

by · June 3, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Missing West Columbia girl last seen on Friday

Missing West Columbia girl last seen on Friday

The West Columbia Police Department is asking for the public’s help to find a missing girl who was last seen on Friday. Nazareth Nicolle Sanchez-Peralta is described as a 14-year-old Hispanic girl with long black hair who stands about 5’2″ and weighs around 95 pounds. Sanchez-Peralta was last seen on Decatur Street heading towards Highway 302 in the City of […]

by · June 3, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Several crews fight fire at West Columbia apartment complex

Several crews fight fire at West Columbia apartment complex

Several crews responded to an apartment fire in West Columbia, Saturday. The blaze erupted around 4 p.m. at Riverbend Apartments, at 800 N. Lucas St., off of Sunset Boulevard. A firefighter, involved in the response, was taken to the hospital for evaluation, according to the West Columbia Fire Department. No one else was injured. In addition to the WCFD, units […]

by · June 2, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
New food, music and recreation comes to West Columbia with summer

New food, music and recreation comes to West Columbia with summer

Summer is almost upon us, and it will be a season of new beginnings in West Columbia. Primal Gourmet is scheduled to open in June and Bricks and Stones Pizza Company is slated for a July opening. Chayze Lounge has already opened and the New Interactive Art Park will cut the ribbon June 15. Michael Mayo has escorted thousands of […]

by · May 31, 2019 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
Fire chief says 2 Planter’s Station fires in same day do not appear to be suspicious

Fire chief says 2 Planter’s Station fires in same day do not appear to be suspicious

Lexington County Fire Service Chief Mark Davis and other LCFS staff met with a packed house during the Oak Grove Community’s local HOA meeting, Wednesday night. Fire officials were at the meeting to discuss the recent fires in their area, include two fires in the Planter’s Station subdivision that destroyed two homes in less than a 24-hour time frame.  According […]

by · May 31, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Airport High School holds graduation

Airport High School holds graduation

Airport High School’s graduating seniors received their diplomas during a Thursday morning ceremony at Eagle Stadium. The nearly 270 members of the Class of 2019 were cheered by family, friends, educators and others.

by · May 30, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Departing Springdale Police Chief Kevin Cornett praised for his service

Departing Springdale Police Chief Kevin Cornett praised for his service

Departing Springdale Police Chief Kevin Cornett was honored at the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce Breakfast, Tuesday. It was at Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church in West Columbia. Cornett was praised for his professionalism and community involvement by S.C. Rep. Micah Caskey who worked with Cornett as a prosecutor with the 11th Circuit Solicitor’s Office. State Sen. Katrina Shealy said […]

by · May 30, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington 2 and Lexington 4 Adult Education awards 120 with diplomas or GEDs

Lexington 2 and Lexington 4 Adult Education awards 120 with diplomas or GEDs

While high school seniors prepared for their graduations Thursday and Friday, Lexington Two celebrated another group of graduates earlier this week. Nearly 120 people received their high school diplomas or GEDs through the award-winning Lexington Two and Lexington Four Adult Education program. The May 28 ceremony included speeches and a reception. “Ladies and gentlemen, I have found my peace! I’ve […]

by · May 30, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington County deputies investigating double murder-suicide, involving owner of Stone River Group

Lexington County deputies investigating double murder-suicide, involving owner of Stone River Group

Three people are dead following a suspected double murder-suicide Tuesday in Lexington County. “Deputies responded to a business on Railroad Avenue Tuesday evening in response to a welfare check and found two bodies with gunshot wounds,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Shortly after deputies arrived on that scene, we responded to a call of a shot fired on Mooring Lane.” Christopher […]

by · May 29, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Dominion rate cuts in effect, says spokesman at Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Breakfast

Dominion rate cuts in effect, says spokesman at Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Breakfast

You should have already noticed a reduction in your electric bill. That was the message from Jason Waters. He’s the interstate marketing manager for Dominion Energy Carolina Gas Transmission. Dominion serves much of Richand and Lexington counties. Waters was the featured speaker at the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce Breakfast. It was at Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church in West […]

by · May 29, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
2nd home in 24 hours burns in Planter’s Station

2nd home in 24 hours burns in Planter’s Station

Lexington County Fire Services responded to a two-story residential structure fire in the 100 block of Chisholm Circle around 11:15 Tuesday night. Chisholm Circle is in the Planter’s Station subdivision, off of Mineral Springs Road. Upon arrival, Lexington County Fire Service crews encountered heavy smoke and flames coming from the home, according to a Lexington County report. The fire was […]

by · May 29, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Fire destroys home off of Mineral Springs Road, in Planter’s Station

Fire destroys home off of Mineral Springs Road, in Planter’s Station

Lexington County Fire Service units responded to a fire in the 200 block of Wallace Circle, in the Planter’s Station subdivision, off of Mineral Springs Road,  just before 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.  When units arrived, the house was engulfed in heavy flame and smoke. The fire was brought under control and no injuries were reported by Lexington County, but the home […]

by · May 29, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Drugs, gun seized after traffic stop

Drugs, gun seized after traffic stop

A Columbia woman and a West Columbia man were arrested last week after narcotics agents said drugs and a gun were found in their car during a traffic stop. Tiffanie Jordan Brooks, 35, is charged with trafficking methamphetamine, conspiracy to trafficking heroin, possession with intent to distribute a Schedule II controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute a Schedule IV […]

by · May 29, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Airport High School’s Maddie Haag is “Amazing,” receives special scholarship

Airport High School’s Maddie Haag is “Amazing,” receives special scholarship

Maddie Haag is not only a special needs student, she is special. Maddie, who has Down syndrome, was chosen Ms Amazing at Airport High School’s Miss Aquila pageant. And she finished First Runner Up in last year’s AHS Homecoming Queen voting. Friday, Maddie received a scholarship from the Cayce-West Columbia Lions Club. She is enrolling at Winthrop University in Rock […]

by · May 28, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Airport, Brookland-Cayce High School graduations set for Thursday, Friday

Airport, Brookland-Cayce High School graduations set for Thursday, Friday

Graduation ceremonies at Lexington Two’s high schools are set for this week. Airport High’s ceremony is scheduled for 8 a.m. Thursday, May 30, at Eagle Stadium. Brookland-Cayce High’s event is set for 8 a.m. Friday, May 31, at Bearcat Stadium. More than 450 Lexington Two seniors are expected to graduate. It’s the fourth year the ceremonies will be held at […]

by · May 28, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Final Spring Rhythm on the River Concert held, Saturday

Final Spring Rhythm on the River Concert held, Saturday

Prettier Than Matt and After September closed out the Spring Rhythm on the River Concert Series, Saturday. The concert series returns in the fall. The popular shows are held at the Riverwalk Amphitheater in West Columbia. Rhythm on the River’s fall season is scheduled to begin Friday, Sept. 27. Concerts will be presented each Friday through October.

by · May 27, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Resident gets out OK, animal injured in fire

Resident gets out OK, animal injured in fire

The Lexington County Fire Service, EMS and Irmo Fire District were on scene of a two-story residential structure fire in the 100 block of Cedar Vale Drive, Sunday afternoon. Upon arrival, fire units observed heavy smoke and flames coming from the home. Firefighters began exterior fire attack operations before proceeding inside to finish extinguishing the blaze. One resident was in […]

by · May 27, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Hwy 321 closed as crews put out fire

Hwy 321 closed as crews put out fire

At approximately 5 a.m. Sunday, Lexington County Fire Service units were notified of a possible structure fire in the 100 block of Jimmy Martin Circle. First arriving units reported fire and smoke coming from the rear of the building.  Fire crews were forced to close down Hwy 321 for water supply from the hydrant that was accross the highway.  No […]

by · May 27, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
4 displaced by Lexington County fire, Saturday

4 displaced by Lexington County fire, Saturday

Lexington County Fire Service units responded to the 400 block of Boy Scout Road to a reported structure fire at 2 p.m. Saturday. First arriving crews reported flames and smoke from the attic area of the home. Four residents were displaced by the fire, and the American Red Cross was notified for assistance. One Fire Service member was transported to […]

by · May 26, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Buy your commemorative bricks at West Columbia’s Enabling Park

Buy your commemorative bricks at West Columbia’s Enabling Park

It is time to get your brick. The West Columbia Beautification Foundation is selling a limited number of commemorative bricks to be placed in the West Columbia All-Inclusive, or Enabling, Park. Bricks will be engraved with your custom message and mini-bricks with the same message make a great gift. To order your engraved brick go to: http://www.brickmarkersusa.com/donors/cwcb.html The Enabling Park […]

by · May 24, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Park at City Hall and ride the FREE shuttle

Park at City Hall and ride the FREE shuttle

Park at City Hall and ride the FREE shuttle to the Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater every Saturday and Sunday through June 30 from 9 AM – 5 PM

by · May 24, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Rob Shaw Gallery and Framing cuts the ribbon on State Street, West Columbia

Rob Shaw Gallery and Framing cuts the ribbon on State Street, West Columbia

Rob Shaw Gallery and Framing has opened at 324 State Street in West Columbia. The ribbon was cut on the shop, Thursday afternoon. The gallery is an anchors of the up and coming arts district forming in West Columbia.“State Street is dotted with antique stores, boutique shops, an artistic eyewear store and amazing restaurants,” said Rob Shaw, gallery owner. “This […]

by · May 23, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Police publish suspect images in stolen credit card case

West Columbia Police publish suspect images in stolen credit card case

The West Columbia Police Department is requesting assistance from the community in identifying suspects. On Tuesday, one of the two males in the photo is accused of using a stolen credit card at Wal-Mart in West Columbia. The suspect is a black male wearing a black T-shirt, grey pants, a black New York Yankees hat, a gold chain with a […]

by · May 23, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
6 Lexington Two high school athletes sign to play in college

6 Lexington Two high school athletes sign to play in college

Six Lexington Two high school athletes declared their intent Wednesday to play their sports at the college level. The Airport High students gathered for a signing ceremony in the school’s arena. The athletes and their schools are: Hannah Stone: Softball, USC/Sumter Jackson Aaron: Wrestling, Coker College Myia Jackson: Basketball, Piedmont International Caitlin Amick: Beach volleyball, Erskine College Jalen Canada: Basketball, […]

by · May 23, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Synchronized fireflies put on a show at Congaree National Park, visitors welcome

Synchronized fireflies put on a show at Congaree National Park, visitors welcome

The fireflies come out and put on a show at Congaree National Park every year. The show of synchronized lighting starts in mid-May and runs until mid-June. It has begun and the insects are fully active now. The Harry Hampton Visitor Center at the park will be open until 10 p.m. every night through May 27. There is a designated […]

by · May 23, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Prettier Than Matt plays Rhythm on the River, Saturday – City provides parking options

Prettier Than Matt plays Rhythm on the River, Saturday – City provides parking options

Prettier Than Matt has the tendency to draw a large crowd. Saturday, Prettier Than Matt will play the last concert of the Rhythm on the River Spring Series. The show is at 6 pm at the West Columbia Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater. Info on Prettier Than Matt More than just another acoustic duo, Prettier Than Matt has evolved into both […]

by · May 22, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Treasurer Curtis Loftis kicks off National 529 Day observance with $529 College Savings Grants

Treasurer Curtis Loftis kicks off National 529 Day observance with $529 College Savings Grants

State Treasurer Curtis Loftis announced this week that South Carolina’s Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan would once again celebrate National 529 College Savings Day (May 29) with its PalmettoBaby Grant Program. Loftis is from West Columbia and lives in West Columbia. The annual program, which is in its seventh year, promotes the importance of families saving for college and provides a […]

by · May 22, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Video link of Congaree Creek Dam coming down

Video link of Congaree Creek Dam coming down

A crew from the S.C. Department of Natural Resources used heavy equipment to remove sheet piles from the Congaree Creek dam, Tuesday — Removing the dam, said DNR, will restore the natural flow of the creek and improve habitat for aquatic species, in addition to eliminating a safety hazard for boaters. Click link to see the original report http://westmetronews.net/dam-to-be-removed-from-cayces-congaree-creek-beginning-tuesday Click […]

by · May 22, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
4-Way Stop now at State and Frink streets, in Cayce

4-Way Stop now at State and Frink streets, in Cayce

There is something new at the intersection of State and Frink streets in Cayce. The intersection is now a four-way stop. It’s near the entrance of the Martin Marietta – Cayce Quarry. Henry’s restaurant, at 2108 State St,. is on one of the corners, too. SCDOT installed the stop signs Tuesday. The Cayce Department of Public Safety is asking motorists […]

by · May 22, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Dam to be removed from Cayce’s Congaree Creek, beginning Tuesday

Dam to be removed from Cayce’s Congaree Creek, beginning Tuesday

From S.C. Department of Natural Resources Through a successful partnership, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, American Rivers, Congaree Riverkeeper and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service have announced plans to remove a small dam from a Cayce creek beginning Tuesday. “The City of Cayce takes pride in its abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities. Removal of the relic […]

by · May 21, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
All-Way Stop being installed at 16th St. and D Ave. in West Columbia

All-Way Stop being installed at 16th St. and D Ave. in West Columbia

All-Way Stop signage is being installed at 16th Street and D Avenue in West Columbia. It will be in effect on Tuesday, May 28. The All-Way Stop is beijng installed to lessen speeding in the area. West Columbia Councilman Trevor Bedell, West Columbia city staff, and the South Carolina Department of Transportation have been working together to install the All-Way […]

by · May 21, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
8-year-old died, woman, man accused of plotting home invasion

8-year-old died, woman, man accused of plotting home invasion

A Lexington woman and a Columbia man have been charged and declared co-defendants in connection with a home invasion that led to the shooting death of a child. Click for link to original report on boy’s death. Linda Lyn Monette, 23, who was in the home at the time of the crime, is charged with murder, attempted murder, criminal conspiracy, […]

by · May 20, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Coroner identifies pedestrian teen struck by vehicle

Coroner identifies pedestrian teen struck by vehicle

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher identified the pedestrian who was fatally struck by a motor vehicle shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday in the 400 block of Broad Street in Gilbert. According to Fisher, Mr. Damarj Torrel Morris, 18, of Lexington was in the roadway when he was struck by a motor vehicle. Morris was pronounced dead at the scene due […]

by · May 20, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Rescue conducted on the Saluda River, near zoo

Rescue conducted on the Saluda River, near zoo

Personnel from the Columbia Fire Department’s Swiftwater Rescue team were needed on the Saluda River near Riverbanks Zoo Saturday afternoon. Four people became stranded on part of the Mill Race Dam due to high water levels.Everyone was rescued and brought to shore safely, according to a CFD report. CFD photo. The river was high and moving fast Saturday due to […]

by · May 20, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Man charged with stabbing his mother to death

Man charged with stabbing his mother to death

Lexington County deputies arrested and charged a Columbia man with murder in the fatal stabbing of his mother Friday. The victim was identified as 60-year-old Jocelyn Murray, according to Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher. J.W. Hayes Jr., 40, is charged with murder and possessing a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants. “Based on what detectives have determined […]

by · May 20, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
3 possibly exposed to rabies  after rabid cat found near downtown Lexington

3 possibly exposed to rabies after rabid cat found near downtown Lexington

The Department of Health and Environmental Control said Thursday that three people have been referred for medical checks after they were potentially exposed to rabies. They were referred after a stray cat caught near downtown Lexington tested positive for rabies. According to DHEC officials, the potential exposure occurred May 10 when the victims were attacked by a stray cat near […]

by · May 20, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Coroner identifies woman who died in West Columbia crash

Coroner identifies woman who died in West Columbia crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a single-vehicle accident. It occurred in the 600 block of West Dunbar Road in West Columbia at approximately 8:45 p.m., Thursday. According to Fisher, Ms. Alexis Younginer, 26, of Irmo was pronounced dead at the scene due to her injuries. Ms. Younginer’s vehicle left the right side of […]

by · May 17, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Enhancements to River District good for Kinetic Derby Day’s future

Enhancements to River District good for Kinetic Derby Day’s future

“It was a wonderful event,” Special Events Coordinator Kelli Ricard told West Columbia City Council at council’s May meeting, as she gave her final report on the 2019 Kinetic Derby Day. The event was a huge success in its second year Ricard said. It drew three times as many visitors than the first Kinetic Derby Day. And there were more […]

by · May 17, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Retiring Lexington 2 employees honored at  reception

Retiring Lexington 2 employees honored at reception

Twenty retiring Lexington Two employees were honored at a reception Thursday. The reception was held before the monthly Board of Trustees meeting at the district office. Among those who have announced their retirement as of June 30 are: Airport High Deborah Ann Hightower Margaret Martin Wanda Sharpe Brookland-Cayce High Anita Brown Bruce Culcleasure Lynn Summer Paulette Truett Cayce Elementary Lynn […]

by · May 17, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Provides Free Shuttle to Riverwalk Amphitheater

West Columbia Provides Free Shuttle to Riverwalk Amphitheater

The City of West Columbia is providing free shuttle service to visitors of the West Columbia Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater until June 30, 2019. Visitors can park at City Hall, 200 N. 12th Street, West Columbia, SC, and ride the shuttle that runs every 15 minutes to the Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater. The service is provided every Saturday and Sunday, […]

by · May 17, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Newberry County teen missing, has family in West Columbia

Newberry County teen missing, has family in West Columbia

The Newberry County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in its search a missing juvenile. Tristan Briana Lindler, 15, left her home on Mt. Tabor Church Road in the Little Mountain section of Newberry County around 9 p.m. Wednesday night in her Grandfather’s white 2002 Chevrolet Silverado truck, in an unknown direction. Lindler left the home by herself and […]

by · May 16, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Rhythm on the River is Saturday with 48 Fables and Admiral Radio

Rhythm on the River is Saturday with 48 Fables and Admiral Radio

The Rhythm on the River – Spring Concert Series is at 6 p.m. Saturday. Band this week is: 48 Fables and Admiral Radio. Enjoy music with friends and family at the Wyman “Mac” Rish Riverwalk and Amphitheater in West Columbia. Relax and enjoy the view of the Congaree River or take a walk along the beautiful winding trail while listening […]

by · May 16, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Police Foundation  Foot Pursuit 5k Race is Saturday

West Columbia Police Foundation Foot Pursuit 5k Race is Saturday

You can still register for the Foot Pursuit 5k Race! 100% goes to support the West Columbia Police Officers Foundation. It’s 8 a.m. Saturday- and starts at the West Columbia City Hall, 200 N. 12th Street, West Columbia.

by · May 16, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia City Council recognizes Saluda River Academy’s Bobcat Players

West Columbia City Council recognizes Saluda River Academy’s Bobcat Players

The West Columbia Mayor and City Council presented the Saluda River Academy of the Arts’ Bobcat Players with a resolution recognizing their accomplishments. The resolution was presented by Mayor Councilman Tem Miles, Mayor Pro Tem at council’s May meeting The Bobcat Players are directed by SRAA’s theatre teacher, Stephanie Walker, and assisted by SMART room teacher, Jan Wash. The Bobcat […]

by · May 16, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia City Council recognizes Congaree Rapid Soccer Team

West Columbia City Council recognizes Congaree Rapid Soccer Team

The West Columbia Mayor and City Council recognized the Congaree Rapid Futbol Club SKY 01 Boys’ Soccer Team with a Resolution at the May Council Meeting. The Congaree Rapid Futbol Club SKY 01 Boys’ Soccer Team is coached by Head Coach Robby Setzler and Assistant Coach Gino Sita. The players are as follows: Angel Barraza, Stephen Bradley, and Kyle Burke. […]

by · May 16, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Property sold for Savage Craft Ale Works in West Columbia’s old City Hall building

Property sold for Savage Craft Ale Works in West Columbia’s old City Hall building

The City of West Columbia has the closed the sale of the property for the future Savage Craft Ale Works in West Columbia’s River District area. The new brewery is scheduled to open in late Spring 2020 in the old Brookland Fire Station/City Hall building located at 430 Center Street, West Columbia. The project ties into West Columbia’s new Interactive […]

by · May 14, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Coroner identifies child fatally shot during reported home invasion

Coroner identifies child fatally shot during reported home invasion

Lexington County deputies are searching for a man after a child was fatally shot during a reported home invasion early Tuesday morning in the 100 block of Cedar Vale Drive. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the child who was fatally shot as a resident of the home. Mason Hanahan, 8, was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at an […]

by · May 14, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Airport High School’s ’64, ’65 classes holding reunion

Airport High School’s ’64, ’65 classes holding reunion

Airport High School’s Classes of 1964 and 1965 will hold their Annual Class Reunion on May 25, 2019, at the Country Club of Lexington beginning at 6:00 pm. Anyone interested in attending or for more information, call or e-mail Dannette Tumblin Bickley – 269-9063, dannette@sc.rr.com; Amelia Bowers Price –794-7073, ameliabp@bellsouth.net.

by · May 14, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Fire closes street in Lexington, Tuesday night

Fire closes street in Lexington, Tuesday night

A structure fire in Lexington near the area of East Main Street (US-1) and Taylor Drive had the road closed Tuesday night. Drivers were being detoured around the closure on Harmon Street and Taylor Drive. The street reopened later. There was no structural damage from the fire to the building and it is believed to have originated from a construction […]

by · May 14, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Juul, E-cigarette maker, announces facility in West Columbia, with 500 jobs

Juul, E-cigarette maker, announces facility in West Columbia, with 500 jobs

Juul, the Electronic cigarette maker has announced it will invest $125 million for a facility in Lexington County. The new operation is expected to create 500 jobs, according to a Monday news release. The plan calls for the establishment of an assembly and packaging plant that is expected to be operating as early as the summer. The plant would likely […]

by · May 14, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Man reports seeing alligator on Cayce Riverwalk, Sunday

Man reports seeing alligator on Cayce Riverwalk, Sunday

An alligator was allegedly seen on one of the trails near Congaree Creek in Cayce, Sunday. The man who saw the gator said it was between eight and ten feet long, according to ABC Columbia News. Don Vargo is the name of the man who sent the TV station a photo of a gator. Click here for a link to […]

by · May 13, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington County Fire Service responds to blaze on Augusta Highway

Lexington County Fire Service responds to blaze on Augusta Highway

Lexington County Fire and EMS personnel responded to a residential structure fire in the 4400 block of Augusta Highway, Monday afternoon. Upon arrival, smoke and flames could be seen coming from one of the residence’s rooms. The fire was put out. EMS is treating one person on scene for possible smoke inhalation. Augusta Highway was  shutdown in both directions, while […]

by · May 13, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Cayce Historical Museum to mark George Washington’s visit

Cayce Historical Museum to mark George Washington’s visit

The City of Cayce and the Cayce Historical Museum will hold a commemorative event in honor of the 218th anniversary of President George Washington’s visit to the Cayce area during his Southern Tour of States. President George Washington visited the area that would one day be called Cayce on May 22, 1791. The Cayce Historical Museum, at 1800 12th Street, […]

by · May 13, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington Two School Board to meet, Thursday – agenda included

Lexington Two School Board to meet, Thursday – agenda included

Regular Monthly Meeting of the Lexington Two School Board of Trustees is Thursday at 7 p.m., in the Board Room of the District Education Center. 715 9th Ave., West Columbia. There will be a Retiree Reception, at 6:15 pm, in the DEC Lobby AGENDA I.             Call to Order                                                                                                                                   Chairman II.           Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance:                                                                             Vice-Chairman                 […]

by · May 13, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington Police clear collision on North Lake Drive

Lexington Police clear collision on North Lake Drive

The Lexington Police Department reported a collision at North Lake Drive (SC-6) at Dreher Street in Lexington, Saturday. A contributing factor for the collision was following too closely, said police. The crash had multiple lanes closed. Police are asking motorists to please proceed with caution and be alert to emergency personnel who are working in the road. LPD photo. Lexington Police […]

by · May 13, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Mothers love flowers, and their favorite restaurants in West Columbia on Mother’s Day

Mothers love flowers, and their favorite restaurants in West Columbia on Mother’s Day

Sunday is Mother’s Day. It’s a day to honor the very special women in our lives.  And it also keeps some people busy in West Columbia. “Mother’s Day, or the Saturday before, is the single-biggest day of the year for us,” said Jackie MaCaulay, owner of Jarrett’s Jungle and Garden Center on Sunset Boulevard. She said a lot of flowers […]

by · May 9, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Andrew Richbourg is new Springdale Police chief

Andrew Richbourg is new Springdale Police chief

Andrew “Bear” Richbourg has been appointed as new Chief of Police of the Springdale Police Department. Town Administrator Ashley Watkins appointed him, Thursday. “It says a lot about our Town when we are able to promote such a high ranking employee within a department,” said Springdale Mayor Michael Bishop.” I fully support our Town Administrator and her decision and look […]

by · May 9, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
“Valuable and unique” Brookland-Cayce “Diva” Lynn Summer to retire

“Valuable and unique” Brookland-Cayce “Diva” Lynn Summer to retire

Lynn Summer has spent 25 years as a teacher at Brookland-Cayce High School. She is retiring at the end of this school year. “I’m at a good place,” said Summer. “I’m just ready.” To commemorate her retirement from BC, there was a drop in reception for “The BC Diva” Lynn Summer. It was in the Brookland Cayce High Cafeteria Sunday. Sen. Nikki […]

by · May 9, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
24 Lexington 2 high school students graduate from Midlands Tech

24 Lexington 2 high school students graduate from Midlands Tech

By Dawn Kujawa- Lexington 2 Communications Director – Twenty-four Lexington Two high school students in the district’s Early College program graduated from Midlands Technical College Wednesday night. Twelve of those students, all seniors, received Associate in Arts diplomas, among them two who received a second diploma, an Associate in Science. All students have earned a minimum 62 college credits and […]

by · May 9, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Springdale Splash Pad reopens, Thursday

Springdale Splash Pad reopens, Thursday

The Town of Springdale’s Splash Pad will reopen for the season beginning Thursday (May 9.) It’s in the park beside Springdale Town Hall at 2915 Platt Springs Road. There has been lots of anticipation regarding the opening of the water feature. And this year, the Splash Pad will include a “tree dome” with water that pours out of the top, […]

by · May 9, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Willie McCoy, Richard Reese and Mike Oliver retiring from City of West Columbia

Willie McCoy, Richard Reese and Mike Oliver retiring from City of West Columbia

Willie McCoy, Richard Reese and Mike Oliver were recognized at the West Columbia City Council meeting Tuesday night. The three are retiring from the city’s public works department. Public Works Director Jamie Hook, Superintendent of Sanitation Ryan Miles, the Mayor, and Council recognized three employees from the sanitation department for their many years of service to the city and wished […]

by · May 8, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
First reading of West Columbia budget passes

First reading of West Columbia budget passes

The West Columbia City Council passed first reading of a $16.4 million budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Tuesday. The budget is $16,410,000. There is no tax increase for city residents in the budget and it uses no reserve funds, said City Administrator Brian Carter. In the budget city workers will get a 2 percent cost of living increase and a […]

by · May 8, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Man killed in crash identified by coroner

Man killed in crash identified by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died as a result of a single-vehicle accident that occurred in the 1800 block of Jessamine Road in Lexington Monday. The incident took place at approximately 6:15 p.m. According to the coroner, Ronald Joseph Dasta, 71, of West Columbia was pronounced dead at the scene due to his injuries. Dasta’s […]

by · May 8, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Springdale Police Chief Kevin Cornett named new Isle of Palms police chief

Springdale Police Chief Kevin Cornett named new Isle of Palms police chief

The Isle of Palms City Council has appointed Springdale Police Chief Kevin Cornett as its new police chief. Cornett was named at a special meeting Monday night, according to a report from WCSC -Live 5-TV in Charleston. Cornett’s wife, Sarah, posted the following on Facebook Monday evening:“It’s officially official!! The cat is outta the bag and the Cornetts are on […]

by · May 6, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
One person dies in crash near West Columbia

One person dies in crash near West Columbia

One person has died in a single car crash in Lexington county approximately a mile from West Columbia. A 2005 Jeep Wrangler was traveling southbound on Jessamine Road near Orangeburg Drive, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Officer First Class Tyler Tidwell. The vehicle went off the right side of the road and struck an embankment. The driver was pronounced […]

by · May 6, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Pelion High student drowns in Edisto River

Pelion High student drowns in Edisto River

A Pelion High school student-athlete drowned near North, Sunday near Carson Landing on the Edisto River in Orangeburg County Marcus Dwyer, 18, was a senior and he was scheduled to graduate from high school in a month. The Lexington One School District issued a statement regarding the death of Dwyer. It reads: “The Pelion High School community was saddened to […]

by · May 6, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Gray Collegiate gets win in 2A State Baseball Playoffs

Gray Collegiate gets win in 2A State Baseball Playoffs

Gray Collegiate defeated East Clarendon Monday night by a score of 5-1, Monday night, in 2A state baseball playoffs. The game was played at the Midland Baseball Complex in West Columbia. “We’re happy to be playing another game, that’s all we can ask for.” said Gray head baseball coach Charles Assey.  Wyatt Keisler was the winning pitcher for the War […]

by · May 6, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Art on State draws big crowd on a beautiful night – Photo Gallery

Art on State draws big crowd on a beautiful night – Photo Gallery

With the beautiful view of the city skyline as a backdrop, artists painted on the street at West Columbia’s Art on State, Friday.  After rain much of the day, the clouds cleared in time for a beautiful night in the 100 block of State Street.  Music filled the air as the band Seventy Six and Sunny played to hundreds, who […]

by · May 6, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Girls on the Run fill Cayce streets, Saturday

Girls on the Run fill Cayce streets, Saturday

It was fun, and healthy, for a lot of girls in Cayce Saturday morning. On a sun-filled morning, close to 900 runners, 500 of them participating girls, accompanied by running buddies and coaches, took part in the Girls on the Run Columbia spring 5K at the Historic Columbia Speedway. Participants ran and walked the 3.1-mile course that snaked through neighborhoods […]

by · May 6, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
See vintage photo of Zesto as customers share memories in 70th year

See vintage photo of Zesto as customers share memories in 70th year

It’s Zesto of West Columbia’s 70th Birthday this year. The City of West Columbia has posted an old photo of the Triangle City restaurant and patrons are sharing their favorite memory with Facebook comments: Here’s a link: https://www.facebook.com/WestColaSC/photos/a.297888360362595/1250448375106584/?type=3&theater Debra O’Neal Oswalt said: We’ve Grown Up With Zesto’s! And, We’ve Had A lot Of Our Family Celebrations At Zesto’s Because We […]

by · May 3, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington Police ask for help to ID armed robbery suspect

Lexington Police ask for help to ID armed robbery suspect

The Lexington Police Department is asking for assistance to identify a male who was involved in an armed robbery of the CVS Pharmacy in the early morning of Thursday, according to Lexington Police Chief Terrance Green. At approximately 2:56 a.m., officers were dispatched to the CVS Pharmacy, which is located at 5608 Sunset Blvd. in Lexington, for an armed robbery […]

by · May 3, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Gray Collegiate defeats East Clarendon in baseball playoffs, Airport falls at MV

Gray Collegiate defeats East Clarendon in baseball playoffs, Airport falls at MV

Gray Collegiate defeated East Clarendon, 5-4, Thursday in an extra innings thriller in the 2A S.C. High School League baseball playoffs. Airport dropped its playoff game at Midland Valley by a score of 6-2. Dominick Macintosh was the winning pitcher while Justin Evans was charged with the loss for East Clarendon.The game was played at the  Midlands Baseball complex in West […]

by · May 3, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Kinetic Derby Day a success, anticipation building for next year – Photo gallery

Kinetic Derby Day a success, anticipation building for next year – Photo gallery

Kinetic Derby Day planners have had a few days to assess the impact of the second year of the event. And the impressions are all positive. “We think we had about 1,500 in attendance which is triple from last year,” said Anna Huffman, West Columbia’s communications director. And they came from all over. “We had entries from Aynor, Conway, Branchville, […]

by · May 2, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Providence Presbyterian Community Yard Sale is May 11

Providence Presbyterian Community Yard Sale is May 11

The Providence Presbyterian Community Yard Sale 2019It is hosted by Providence Presbyterian Church on Saturday, May 11, from 8 a.a. until 1 p.m. Providence Presbyterian Church is at 1112 Hummingbird Dr, West Columbia.

by · May 2, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Councilman Tem Miles running for mayor, speaks at fundraiser

West Columbia Councilman Tem Miles running for mayor, speaks at fundraiser

West Columbia District Four Councilman and attorney Tem Miles is running to be mayor. His supporters held a fundraiser for him, Tuesday at Grecian Gardens in West Columbia. “As you can see from who is here tonight, Tem has the support of a cross section of people from the world of business, the legal profession and he is a Citadel […]

by · May 1, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
REMINDER – West Columbia hosting Art on State – Art Crawl, Friday

REMINDER – West Columbia hosting Art on State – Art Crawl, Friday

The City of West Columbia invites you to Art on State, in conjunction with the May State Street Art Crawl, on the 100 Block of State Street, on Friday, May 3, from 6 PM – 9 PM. The event will feature live music by Seventy Six and Sunny and food and drink from Cafe Strudel, State Street Pub, New Brookland Tavern, and Terra. There will be live […]

by · May 1, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Swansea High’s Danae McNeal recognized at State House

Swansea High’s Danae McNeal recognized at State House

Swansea High School Basketball star Danae McNeal was recognized at the S.C. State House, Tuesday. “It was my pleasure to welcome Danae McNeal to the State House today, and present her with a resolution congratulating her for being named Gatorade Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year for SC,” said S.C. Sen. Nikki Setzler. “Well done, Danae,” Setlzler said. “You make […]

by · April 30, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
WCPD, LCSD, charge man with kidnapping, safe cracking

WCPD, LCSD, charge man with kidnapping, safe cracking

A Calhoun County man is accused of forcefully entering homes and demanding to be shown to a safe. Andre Terrell McFadden, 20, is charged with kidnapping, safe cracking, burglary, first degree assault and battery, armed robbery and possessing a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants. “Based on information detectives have confirmed during their investigation, McFadden went in […]

by · April 30, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Airport eliminates Brookland-Cayce, advances in baseball playoffs

Airport eliminates Brookland-Cayce, advances in baseball playoffs

Airport eliminated Brookland-Cayce, Monday, and advanced in the 4A S.C. High School League baseball playoffs. Airport has won the last two District VII titles. With the victory, the Eagles improve to 10-9-1. BC fell to 12-13. Brandon Caughman was the winning pitcher. Adam Krissinger was charged with the loss. “I’m proud of the way our guys have overcome regular season […]

by · April 29, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Gray Collegiate beats Latta for 2A Lower State title

Gray Collegiate beats Latta for 2A Lower State title

Gray Collegiate lost the first game to Latta Monday, but won Game 2, by a score of 11-6. With the win, Gray won the school’s first-ever Class 2A Lower State District 7 title. Matt Willis and Wyatt Keisler drove in 3 runs eash in the second game. Keisler pitched for the win for Gray Collegiate. Jack Wood, Guy Epps and […]

by · April 29, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Missing woman found

Missing woman found

A woman reported missing Monday has been located. The West Columbia Police Department announced she had been found Monday night. Below is the initial report. The West Columbia Police Department needs your help in locating a woman that was last seen at 1713 Charleston Hwy (Southern Heritage Assisting Living) at approximately 8 a.m. this morning in the City of West […]

by · April 29, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Pedestrian dies after being hit on I-20 Sunday night

Pedestrian dies after being hit on I-20 Sunday night

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle while crossing I-20 late Sunday, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. The incident occurred in Richland County about 10:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes of I-20 near mile marker 65, according to Lance Cpl. David Jones of the SCHP. According to Jones, a Chevrolet Tahoe was moving west on I-20 when it hit […]

by · April 29, 2019 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
Man drowns on the Saluda River

Man drowns on the Saluda River

A man died Saturday in a kayaking incident on the Saluda River, Saturday. The incident took place above 500 Wildlife Parkway in Columbia at approximately 11:30 a.m. Gregory Hinson, Jr., 27, of Bundrick Road in Winnsboro, was transported from the scene by Richland County EMS to Prisma Health Richland Memorial Hospital where he died at 7:20 p.m., Saturday. An autopsy […]

by · April 29, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Kinetic Derby Day is “amazing” under bright sunny skies in West Columbia

Kinetic Derby Day is “amazing” under bright sunny skies in West Columbia

It was the most-beautiful day in West Columbia. The sun shined brightly on the city’s Second Annual Kinetic Derby Day. After a Meeting Street parade of human-powered contraptions – of the most-creative sort- racers in some odd vehicles – did soapbox. Music played on State Street, vendors displayed, and the smell of seasoned chicken, and grilled vegetables filled the air. […]

by · April 28, 2019 · 1 comment · Uncategorized
Rhythm on the River rocks with BC Villanova, Kinetic Derby Day, Soiree on State are Saturday

Rhythm on the River rocks with BC Villanova, Kinetic Derby Day, Soiree on State are Saturday

. There was a special Friday edition of the Cayce-West Columbia Chamber’s Rhythm on the River Spring Concert Series. It featured BC Villanova as the headline act. Before that Britt, Ervin and Crosby played on an perfect evening by the water. And that’s not all.  Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., it’s West Columbia’s 2nd Annual Kinetic Derby Day. It features […]

by · April 27, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Chick-fil-A drive-thru customer takes down brick wall

Chick-fil-A drive-thru customer takes down brick wall

The Chick-fil-A drive-thru at Saluda Pointe in Lexington had be closed for a while Friday night until the result of a collision could be cleared from the driveway. A driver hit a brick wall and damaged it. The driver was transported to the hospital by EMS with unknown injuries, according to the Lexington Police Department. A contributing factor to the […]

by · April 27, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Sunset Boulevard reopened after crash closed lanes

Sunset Boulevard reopened after crash closed lanes

The Lexington Police Department reported a collision Thursday night. It was at the intersection of Sunset Blvd. (US-378) and Northside Blvd. and resulted in the closing of outbound lanes. Motorists were asked to please seek an alternate route while the road was cleared. It later reopened. The contributing factor causing the collision was failure to yield right-of-way during a left […]

by · April 26, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington 2 Junior Scholars recognized at Board meeting

Lexington 2 Junior Scholars recognized at Board meeting

Twenty-eight Lexington Two middle school students have been named South Carolina Junior Scholars. Lexington Two’s Junior Scholars were recognized at an awards ceremony, Thursday, before the monthly Board of Trustees meeting. The event was at the District Education Center, 715 Ninth St. The program, developed by the state Department of Education, identifies eighth-graders with high scholastic achievement and intellectual ability […]

by · April 26, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Airport cruises to playoff win over Brookland-Cayce

Airport cruises to playoff win over Brookland-Cayce

Cam Beckham hit a three-run homer in the first inning for Airport. The blast set the tone as the Eagles posted a 10-0 win, in a six-inning, shortened affair over Brookland-Cayce.  The crosstown rivals squared off in round two of the Region VII S.C. High School Baseball playoffs, Thursday. Dalton Mims got the win for Airport. Hayden Thomas took the loss […]

by · April 26, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day is Saturday – Here are the details

West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day is Saturday – Here are the details

West Columbia will be rocking. The City of West Columbia’s 2nd Annual Kinetic Derby Day, is Saturday. It’s a guaranteed day of family fun, from 11 a.m until 3:30 p.m., on Meeting and State Streets in West Columbia. “Last year’s Kinetic Derby Day gave us a chance to show off the City of West Columbia,”said Mayor Mayor Bobby Horton. “It’s […]

by · April 25, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Sgt. Korey Davis, of the WCPD, is Officer-of-the-Month

Sgt. Korey Davis, of the WCPD, is Officer-of-the-Month

West Columbia Police Sgt. Korey Davis was honored at the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Breakfast as the Officer-of-the-Month, Tuesday. Also pictured: Assistant Chief Scott Morrison, Sgt. Davis, Capt. Doug Hook, Jamie Addison, of First Community Bank, and Brad Burnette, The Graphics Source. The meeting was held at the Double Tree Inn.

by · April 24, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Headstones damaged, say Lexington Police

Headstones damaged, say Lexington Police

A cemetery was vandalized, according to the Lexington Police Department. And police are asking for the public’s help.Headstones and grave sites were damaged at the AME New Bethel Church Cemetery recently, according to the Lexington Police Department. The cemetery is located at 500 South Lake Drive in Lexington. Photos from the LPD show moved headstones and some are damaged. Anyone […]

by · April 24, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Congaree National Park to conduct prescribed burn, Thursday

Congaree National Park to conduct prescribed burn, Thursday

You may see some smoke in the air Thursday. The Congaree National Park, along with park partners will conduct a large prescribed burn Thursday (weather permitting). The burn will include 384-plus acres, and it is intended to help with habitat restoration and fuel reduction in accordance with the park’s fire management plan. Crews from Kings Mountain National Military Park, Great […]

by · April 24, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
West of the River Weekend begins Friday

West of the River Weekend begins Friday

“The Greater Cayce – West Columbia Chamber of Commerce is excited about the upcoming West of the River Weekend. This weekend is a great opportunity for the Chamber to be a bridge between our municipal partners and promote the entire weekend under one brand. We expect record turnouts at all the events, which will also drive traffic to the businesses […]

by · April 23, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington 2 School Board  meeting is Thursday – Agenda included

Lexington 2 School Board meeting is Thursday – Agenda included

The Board of Trustees of Lexington School District Two will conduct their Regular Monthly Meeting on Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. in the Board Room of the District Education Center, 715 Ninth Street, West Columbia, SC.  The proposed Agenda is attached.  Notices and Agendas are also posted on the District’s website, www.lex2.org / Board of Trustees / Board Meetings / Agenda.  […]

by · April 23, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Entrapped driver removed from vehicle after collision

Entrapped driver removed from vehicle after collision

The Lexington Police Department reported a collision on South Lake Drive around 2:15 p.m. Monday. As a result the outbound lanes of the road that leads to I-20 were closed for approximately one hour. A vehicle involved in the incident was turned on its side, with the driver trapped inside. According to police, Lexington County Fire Services and EMS responded […]

by · April 22, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
S.C. Department of Archives, History profiles West Columbia Mill Homes

S.C. Department of Archives, History profiles West Columbia Mill Homes

Under the heading of National Register Properties in South Carolina, the S.C. Department of Archives and History profiles West Columbia’s New Brookland Historic District. It includes photos of historical homes. The types of homes are: 20th Century Mill Village House; Double Family; Tenneant House; Overseers House; and a Single family home What it says about the Mill Village: The New […]

by · April 22, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
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