NEWS

Brookland-Cayce at Airport has Big Game feel

Excitement abounds in Cayce and West Columbia as kickoff time for a big football game approaches. Airport is preparing to face rival Brookland-Cayce, Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Airport. Brookland-Cayce is coming off of a big road win at Fairfield Central (FC) and it’s Airport’s first game of the season. This rivalry does not need […]

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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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Driver in Springdale rams vehicle into fence, charged with DUI

Springdale Police Chief Kevin Cornett announced the arrest of two individuals, Tuesday, for driving a vehicle into a large metal gate at a residence on Rainbow Drive in Springdale. The crash resulted in thousands of dollars worth of damages, according to a Springdale Police Department report. After ramming the fence, the couple in the vehicle, the […]

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USC Alumni Director Jack Claypoole speaks at C-WC Chamber Breakfast

Jack Claypoole, executive director of the USC Alumni Association, spoke at the Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Breakfast, Tuesday. The Breakfast was held at at Hermon Lutheran Church, West Columbia. Claypoole, a Brookland-Cayce High School and USC graduate, talked about the University of South Carolina’s Alumni Center. There will be a big block party at the alumni […]

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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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