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westmetronews.net undergoing changes

westmetronews.net is undergoing changes in order to better serve the reading audience of Cayce, West Columbia, Springdale, South Congaree, Pine Ridge and Lexington County. Please stick with us, as we upgrade the site to be more accessible to readers and advertisers, alike. While we go through the process, the amount of news published will be […]

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First Community Bank gets WC Beautification Award

Congratulations to First Community Bank, this quarter’s recipient of the Quarterly Beautification Award from the West Columbia Beautification Foundation. The award was announced last week.   Pictured: Vice Chair, Bill Mooneyhan, Branch Manager, Steve Spencer and Foundation Chairwoman, Melissa Sprouse Brown. The West Columbia Beautification Foundation is committed to redefining West Columbia as an impressive and […]

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Body found in Congaree River, near Gervais Street Bridge

A man who drowned Saturday night has been identified. Traffic was backed up for a couple of hours Saturday, on the Gervais Street Bridge, as response teams looked for the body of a man who drowned. The Richland County Coroner’s Office said the name of the man who died Saturday on the Congaree River, is […]

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Lt. Mike Gearon helps child, gets Whole Sole Award

Cayce Public Safety Lt. Mike Gearon was honored for his compassion toward a distressed child. Cayce Mayor Elise Partin presented Lt. Mike Gearon the Whole Sole Award during the Cayce City Council meeting, July 6. Because he feared for the child’s safety Gearon  took a child into his home. Gearon wanted to provide a safe […]

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City of Cayce issues 2015-16 photo calendar

The 2015-16 Cayce Calendar was presented Tuesday at the Cayce City Council meeting. It features amateur photographers who have their pictures chosen from submissions. The Calendars are available at the Cayce City Hall while supplies last. Winners are: Jennifer Bodiford, New Home; Paula Melton; Come Sit a Spell; Nicholas McGee, A River’s Tranquility; Gary Wilson Guignard […]

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Driver killed in Friday night crash near Gaston, identified

The individual killed in Friday night in a head­on collision, near Gaston, on Blackville Road has been identified. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who was killed as Christopher Alan Davis, age 28, of Lexington. An autopsy revealed that Davis died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the accident. The […]

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Starbucks, Salsarita’s coming to West Columbia, near I­-26

Developers have submitted plans to build a structure that will contain a Starbucks and Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina on the corner of Chris Drive and Sunset Boulevard.It is a high­ traffic intersection close to where I­-26 and Sunset Boulevard (US 378) meet. Speculation of the development was first published on westmetronews.net in June. A plan for a […]

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Family Tree event has Riverwalk busy, Saturday

The Family Tree at the River event, June 27, at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater. It was from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. 1) Emma Harrison of West Columbia gets a face painting from Christina Murphy of Crowns and Capes. 2) Tim and Angie Larson, of Lexington, hold their children, Graham and Charley. 3) Criss Mitchell of […]

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