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Cayce, West Columbia streets to be blocked for Tunnel to Towers Run Friday evening

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation Run is Friday evening, All lanes of the Gervais St. Bridge will be temporarily blocked Friday for the Tunnel to Towers Foundation Run to commemorate the 911 attacks of 2001. The run begins at 7 p.m. and the bridge will be closed 6:45 p.m. The run route travels over the […]

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Black Rooster Owner Kristian Niemi receives Appearance Award from West Columbia Beautification Foundation

Black Rooster Owner Kristian Niemi received the Quarterly Appearance Award from West Columbia Beautification Foundation Chairwoman Kathy Whetzel and Vice-Chairwoman Lainie Lewis. Niemi received the award Tuesday at the September West Columbia City Council Meeting. Council thanked Mr. Niemi for his wonderful restaurant addition in the Brookland Development and for his contribution of his culinary […]

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Chris Cowan is named Cayce’s new Chief of Police to replace Byron Snellgrove

From Ashley Hunter – Cayce Spokeswoman – The City of Cayce has hired Deputy Chief Chris Cowan, a 29 year law enforcement veteran, as the next Chief of Police for the City of Cayce In July, current Director of the Cayce Department of Public Safety, Byron Snellgrove, announced his retirement after 38 years in South Carolina Law Enforcement. […]

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In a weather emergency, West Columbia schools have a plan, you need a survival kit

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month. In West Columbia, local officials have a plan and they are sure to make note of available resources as their attention turns toward awareness. West Columbia Police Chief Marion Boyce and West Columbia Fire Chief Chris Smith refer to trusted sources when seeking information regarding emergency preparedness. “The South […]

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City of West Columbia City Council Passes Emergency Face Covering Ordinance

During a special council meeting, Wednesday, the City of West Columbia City Council passed an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings in certain establishments in the city. The ordinance goes into effect on Friday, September 10, 2021, at 6 AM, and expires on the 31st day, October 11. A summary of the ordinance is below. Businesses, where masks […]

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West Columbia provides grant to Lexington 2 schools for COVID prevention

From Anna Huffman – West Columbia Public Information Officer – The City of West Columbia is providing a $50,000 grant to Lexington School District 2 to support efforts helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 with the implementation of a face-covering mandate. Funds can be used for the enforcement and messaging regarding the use of […]

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Marion Boyce selected as new West Columbia Police Chief

The West Columbia City Council has selected Marion Boyce as the next West Columbia Police Chief.   Chief Marion Boyce began his law enforcement career as a Patrol Officer for the West Columbia Police Department in 2006, after serving in the US Army as a nuclear, biological, and chemical operations specialist. He worked his way up […]

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Cayce City Council institutes emergency mask ordinance

Members of the Cayce City Council unanimously adopted an emergency face covering ordinance at theCity Council Meeting, Tuesday. As a result of the increase in the COVID-19 cases nationwide and at the request of our local hospital, Lexington Medical Center, an emergency face covering ordinance will go into effect at 6 a.m. on Friday in the City of Cayce. […]

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