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West Columbia Mayor Tem Miles and Director of Economic Development BJ Unthank voted among 50 Most Influential

West Columbia Mayor Tem Miles and Director of Economic Development BJ Unthank have been voted among the 50 Most Influential 2023 by Columbia Business Monthly magazine. (Link to magazine) The list recognizes companies and individuals from around the state that bring success to South Carolina’s business community. 2023 honorees were featured in the December issue […]

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Lexington County deputies arrest man accused of spray-painting numerous cars in Red Bank

 Lexington County deputies have arrested a man accused of spray-painting numerous cars Wednesday. Daniel Lee Ennis, 31, is being held in the Lexington County Detention Center after deputies found him with white spray paint on his hands and shoes during a follow-up investigation into the vandalism of numerous cars in Red Bank. “Based on the […]

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Lexington County School District 4 names new superintendent for the the 2024-’25 school year

During its regularly scheduled February board meeting, the Lexington County School District Four Board of Trustees (“the Board”) unanimously voted (7-0) in favor of Dr. Justin Nutter to serve as Superintendent beginning in the 2024-2025 school year. Mrs. Lynne Fallaw, Chair of the Board, presided over the meeting and extended her congratulations to Dr. Nutter, thanking him […]

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Cayce Police Department to introduce new K9 team member, Tuesday, at Steel Hands Brewery

The Cayce Police Department will introduce the newest member of their K9 team to the public at a press conference Tuesday at 10 am at Steel Hands Brewing (2350 Foreman Street, Cayce.) The newest pup just completed training and was funded with the proceeds from the 2023 Steel Paws event! The Steel Paws initiative, a partnership between Steel Hands Brewing, the […]

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Lexington 2 Choral students selected to perform as part of the Honor Choir Clinic

Choral students from Lexington Two schools were selected to perform as part of the 2023-2024 Lexington Two Honor Choir Clinic. Nearly 130 middle and high school students participated in the clinic, Friday, at Trinity Baptist Church. Following the clinic, they performed four works under the guidance of guest clinician Augusto Gil and accompanist Jeremy Hansard […]

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Lexington County narcotics agents arrest 2 and seize a large quantity of meth, marijuana, cash and guns

Lexington County narcotics agents arrested two people and seized a large quantity of meth, marijuana, cash and guns after executing a search warrant at a Leesville home. Arromus Abney, 33, is charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute marijuana, according to arrest warrants. Miranda Lloyd, 26, […]

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WECO “Love Local” Business Tour focuses on D’s Wings, State Street Trading Co., and HOTWORX

The City of West Columbia has partnered with West Metro News and the Greater CWC Chamber of Commerce to highlight areas of the community that promote business and visitor/tourism opportunities. In the coming weeks this partnership will provide readers of West Metro News, and Chamber and City of West Columbia information outlets, as well as […]

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Lexington County coroner identifies woman who died in crash

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died in a single-vehicle accident in the 1600 block of Pine Plain Road in the Swansea area of Lexington County atapproximately 12:16 A.M. on Wednesday . According to Fisher, Ms. A’dasha Takell Sease, 26, of North was traveling southbound on PinePlain Road when she traveled […]

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