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West Columbia offices closed, sanitation crews not running on Monday

West Columbia offices closed, sanitation crews not running on Monday

The City of West Columbia City Hall will be closed Monday, February 19, in observance of Presidents Day. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, February 20. Household garbage, yard trash, and recycling WILL NOT be collected on Monday. Sanitation customers that normally receive services on Monday, will have household garbage ONLY picked up on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Tuesday’s sanitation […]

by · February 19, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia man killed in Columbia shooting

West Columbia man killed in Columbia shooting

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts released the names Saturday of the two people who died overnight in a shooting at 926 Johnson Avenue, in Columbia. The incident occurred around 12:50 a.m., Saturday. According to the Columbia Police Department the men argued over cab fare before the shooting. Rayvon Wilmot, 38, of Dubbs Avenue, West Columbia, was transported by Richland County […]

by · February 19, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Gray Collegiate defeats St. Joes Saturday, to play Lee Central Tuesday

Gray Collegiate defeats St. Joes Saturday, to play Lee Central Tuesday

Gray Collegiate Academy defeated St.Joseph’s, 83-31, in the second round of the 2A state basketball playoffs, Saturday night.  The game was played on the campus of Allen University. The War Eagles, from West Columbia,  used its size and athletic advantage over the Knights from Greenville, to jump out early. Despite the large margin of victory, Gray Coach Dion Bethea said […]

by · February 19, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
East Point Academy celebrates Chinese New Year

East Point Academy celebrates Chinese New Year

By Amy Roper-East Point Academy – Photos by Ashley Sturkie/Amy Roper East Point Academy in West Columbia has been abuzz with activity as the school and community celebrates Chinese New Year and the ringing in of the Year of the Dog. The celebration kicked off with the sixth annual Chinese New Year Celebration and Auction on February 9, 2018 at […]

by · February 16, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington County Sheriff implements plan to retain employees

Lexington County Sheriff implements plan to retain employees

The Lexington County Council has approved a program Sheriff Jay Koon will start immediately to help his department recruit and retain employees. Koon presented details of a monetary incentive package during the last council meeting. The initiative is the first phase of a comprehensive recruitment and retention plan that was submitted in the requested budget for the upcoming year. “Filling […]

by · February 16, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
West Columbia’s “Taste on the River” a highly anticipated good time

West Columbia’s “Taste on the River” a highly anticipated good time

“Taste on the River” is the West Columbia Beautification Foundation’s signature event. This year it is from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Stone River in West Columbia. Melissa Sprouse Browne leads the WCBF and she said “Taste on the River” is one of the most-anticipated events of the year. “We’re very excited. It was so […]

by · February 15, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Rash of car break-ins in West Columbia, police seek help to identify suspects

Rash of car break-ins in West Columbia, police seek help to identify suspects

The West Columbia Police Department is requesting assistance from the community in locating two suspects who broke into several vehicles from Jan. 31-through-Feb. 11. Most of the thefts occurred in the Westover Acres neighborhood, which is located behind Rush’s in the 2300 block of Sunset Blvd. The two men pictured to the left were captured on video surveillance. The West […]

by · February 14, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
District investigated asst. principal for alleged unprofessional relationship with student, possible criminal activity

District investigated asst. principal for alleged unprofessional relationship with student, possible criminal activity

Statement from Lexington Two School District: “As has been reported, on the evening of (Monday) the Lexington School District Two Board of Trustees voted to terminate the employment of a district assistant principal. The assistant principal, Dawn Diimmler of Airport High School, had been employed with the district since 2012. Ms. Diimmler was terminated following the district’s investigation into allegations […]

by · February 14, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
Mickey Pringle wins West Columbia City Council Dist. 5 race, Cary wins in Lexington School Dist. 3

Mickey Pringle wins West Columbia City Council Dist. 5 race, Cary wins in Lexington School Dist. 3

Mickey Pringle won the West Columbia City Council District 5 seat in a re-vote, Tuesday. Also in the race were incumbent Boyd Jones and Marland Hardy Mitchell. Pringle received 66 votes. Mitchell got 54 votes and Boyd Jones finished with 14 votes. The Lexington County Election Commission overturned the initial result from November in the West Columbia District 5 City Council […]

by · February 14, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
2 killed in Lexington County vehicle crash

2 killed in Lexington County vehicle crash

Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified two individuals who died as a result of a motor vehicle collision that occurred in the 2900 block of Sharpes Hill Road. The crash occurred near Gaston at approximately 8 p.m., Tuesday. According to Fisher, Gary W. McDonald, 60, and Henry Trey King, 20, both of Gaston, were pronounced dead at the scene due to […]

by · February 14, 2018 · 0 comments · NEWS
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