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Former South Congaree Police Chief Jason Amodio, gets house arrest, probation

Former South Congaree Police Chief Jason Amodio was sentenced to eight months home confinement, Wednesday and four years of probation. Amodio admitted to lying to a federal grand jury. “I am very sorry for what I have done,” Amodio said. “I have let down the community I’ve served.” The sentence was part of an agreement […]

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City of Cayce employees awarded

City of Cayce employee Michael Paulchel was given the Whole Sole Award at Cayce City Council Meeting, July 6. Paulchel was awarded  for going above and beyond his obligated duty. He helped eliminate bad odors coming from a place near the city’s sewer department at the Six-Mile Creek pump station. Paulchel handmade three carbon filters for […]

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Spurrier not quitting, has “wonderful situation” with Gamecocks

Gamecock Head Football Coach Steve Spurrier said he is not too old to coach football. “Age is just a number,” Spurrier said when asked about his coaching future. Fall camp begins in less than a month for college players. Spurrier was interviewed in Hoover, Ala. Tuesday as a part of SEC Media Days. He said […]

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Former South Congaree Police Chief to be sentenced, Wednesday

Former South Congaree police chief Jason Amodio is scheduled to be sentenced at 10 a.m. Wednesday, before U.S. Judge Joseph Anderson. The procedure will be at the federal courthouse in Columbia. Amodio pleaded guilty in March to perjury. That is a felony, but Amodio could avoid a prison sentence if government prosecutors’ requests are heeded. […]

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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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