NEWS

Congaree Elementary getting a fix-up

Congaree Elementary School is scheduled to be renovated. The school will get a  new cafeteria, including a new kitchen. The plan, being drafted by Moseley Architects, includes improved plumbing, and more classrooms, with four classrooms for special-needs students. The cafeteria at the school will be converted into a common area and gym. The work is […]

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Sunset Boulevard lanes, West Columbia, closed by fire, now open

The West Columbia Fire Department is fighting a structure fire in the 1500 block of Sunset Boulevard (U.S. Hwy. 378) in West Columbia. A notice from the city was issued at 8:34 a.m. The West Columbia Fire Department  blocked some eastbound lanes of Sunset Boulevard in the 1500 block while crews responded to the fire. […]

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Vehicle fatality victim identified by coroner

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who was killed in a one-vehicle, overnight,  accident.  At approximately 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, in the 1100 block of Crystal Springs Drive in Pelion, Kevin E. Rentz, 25, of Neeses was killed. Rentz was traveling alone and was pronounced dead at the scene from the injuries […]

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Don’t forget West Columbia Beautification Foundation tribute, Thursday

From the West Columbia Beautification Foundation, announcing Aug. 27, Tribute for Trees Can you imagine what it would look like to have tree-lined streets connecting commercial to residential areas throughout West Columbia? An urban oasis…The West Columbia Beautification Foundation asks for your help to make it happen. Join the West Columbia Beautification Foundation Aug. 27, […]

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Piggie Park celebrates 60 years this month

Maurice’s Piggie Park Bar-B-Que began celebrating 60 years at its West Columbia location on Charleston Highway, on August 19. Lloyd Bessinger has worked in the family restaurant since he was a youngster, beginning as a weekend worker in his early teens. His siblings Paul Bessinger and Debbie Bennett are owners of the string of 13 […]

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Basketball star visits BC Grammar School No. 1

After seeing a problem with overcrowding on the only basketball goal on the playground at BC Grammar School No. 1, some then-fourth grade students decided to take initiative in raising money to purchase new goals for their school, said BC Grammar Principal Walter Clark. Requesting donations from family and friends, the students planned a Bake […]

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Plan for State/Meeting “Brookland” project moves forward

The West Columbia Planning Commission voted in favor of rezoning the State and Meeting Street property to Planned Unit Development. But the rezoning, Monday night, from commercial comes with exceptions. West Columbia City Council will still hash out details regarding the development of the property. Estates Companies is designing a complex of residential, retail and office […]

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Brookland Cayce H.S. Band Invited To Perform at Bowl Game

Brookland-Cayce High School Marching Band Invited to Perform at the TaxSlayer Bowl WorldStrides Heritage Performance has invited the marching band from Brookland-Cayce High School to perform at the TaxSlayer Bowl. They will join marching bands from across the country in the halftime show finale of this major college bowl game. An invitation to perform at […]

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