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Warm weather brings new business, parks, Kinetic Derby Day and River fun to West Columbia

Warm weather brings new business, parks, Kinetic Derby Day and River fun to West Columbia

The coming summer brings with it the anticipation of warm and carefree days.  In West Columbia, Summer 2019 is shaping up to be one of the most-exciting ever. Not only are two monumental parks- the Enabling Park and the Interactive Art Park- scheduled to open in the next few weeks, new businesses are changing the opportunities available in The River […]

by · April 19, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Taylor Watford Foundation, golf tournament, is effort to help prevent overdose deaths

Taylor Watford Foundation, golf tournament, is effort to help prevent overdose deaths

Taylor Watford died in late 2018. “Taylor always thought my biggest fear was public speaking,” said Jimmy Watford, Taylor’s father. “But my greatest fear was realized on December 27, when I found Taylor deceased because of an accidental overdose. Taylor’s passing has been extremely difficult for his family. Jimmy said Taylor had enough fetynol in his system to kill six people. […]

by · April 18, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Don Merckle and The Blacksmiths headline Rhythm on the River, Saturday at West Columbia Riverwalk

Don Merckle and The Blacksmiths headline Rhythm on the River, Saturday at West Columbia Riverwalk

Bring a blanket, chair or take a seat at the amphitheater. 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 to the concert! All concerts are free and are great outings for […]

by · April 18, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
13-year-old found safe, reports Richland County Sheriff’s Department

13-year-old found safe, reports Richland County Sheriff’s Department

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department was seeking the public’s help in finding a 13-year-old girl. Thursday morning it was reported she has been found, and is safe. Stevena English, of Elgin, was last seen on surveillance video leaving her home on April 13 around 2:45 a.m. She is described as being 5-feet tall and about 125 pounds. She has black, […]

by · April 18, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington’s Avtec has been acquired by Motorola Solutions Inc.

Lexington’s Avtec has been acquired by Motorola Solutions Inc.

Lexington’s Avtec has been acquired by Motorola Solutions Inc. The acquisition was finalized last month. Avtec is a telecommunications service provider Avtec.  The company, at 100 Innovation Place in Lexington, is privately held, with more than 145 employees. It was founded in 1979. Michael Branning, of Lexington is the departing CEO. “Motorola Solutions has been a committed partner to Avtec for […]

by · April 18, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Cayce Department of Public Safety extinguishes fire on Charleston Highway, Red Cross assisting

Cayce Department of Public Safety extinguishes fire on Charleston Highway, Red Cross assisting

The Cayce Department of Public Safety responded to the scene of a residential structure fire in the 1800 block of Charleston Highway, Wednesday afternoon. There were no injuries reported by the Cayce Department of Public Safety. The fire was bought under control. Cayce DPS photo.  American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting the family.  The Red Cross is helping two […]

by · April 18, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Dr. Rudy Mancke to conduct nature tour in Cayce, registration required

Dr. Rudy Mancke to conduct nature tour in Cayce, registration required

Dr. Rudy Mancke will conduct a free nature tour of Granby Gardens Park in Cayce. The slow and leisurely tour will be on the grounds of the Cayce Historical Museum and include information about the plants and geology of the area. The tour is scheduled for May 4. The first tour begins at 10 a.m. and space is limited. Pre-registration […]

by · April 17, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
 Man dies in head-on tractor-trailer crash with pickup truck

 Man dies in head-on tractor-trailer crash with pickup truck

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher on Tuesday, identified the man who died in a vehicle collision on Fernandina Road Monday. The incident occurred shortly after 7 p.m. According to the coroner, Calvin Ray Casson, 51, of Columbia, was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained in the collision. He was traveling east on Fernandina Road when a tractor-trailer, […]

by · April 17, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
Kinetic Derby Day to be covered in yarn, part of Jasper Project Artisan Village on State St.

Kinetic Derby Day to be covered in yarn, part of Jasper Project Artisan Village on State St.

West Columbia’s second annual Kinetic Derby Day will include the work of the Yarnbombers of Columbia. “We are excited to yarn bomb in West Columbia, and be a part of Kinetic Derby Day,” said Lead Artist of the Yarnbombers, Bohumila Augustinova. The Yarnbombers will begin installation around noon, in the 100 block of State Street  on April 26 (the Friday before […]

by · April 16, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia Police Department delivers food to help over Spring Break

West Columbia Police Department delivers food to help over Spring Break

From Monday through Friday it’s Spring Break. And the West Columbia Police Department was able to provide food boxes for 20 families over that period. Families in need, that don’t receive a meal at school may not  get enough to eat when school is out. Police officers conduct food drives, often at the BILO grocery store to help. Officers who […]

by · April 16, 2019 · 0 comments · NEWS
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