NEWS

Man gets 26 years for Waffle House armed robberies, spitting on jailer

A 22-year-old Columbia man was  sentenced to prison for robbing Cayce and West Columbia Waffle Houses, and committing other crimes in July of 2014. Rashaud Jamel Lee was given 20 years for two armed robbery charges and first degree assault and battery. The sentenced was announced Friday by the office of Eleventh Circuit Solicitor Donnie […]

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Another West Columbia mayoral candidate files, three more for council

A Release from the City of West Columbia. Newest filers – since the last report- are in BOLD Candidates File for City Elections in November Four people have filed to run for West Columbia office of mayor and eleven people have filed to run for West Columbia city council seats in the upcoming election on Nov. […]

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A new mayor and a council candidate file to run in West Columbia

A new mayoral candidate has filed to run for West Columbia mayor. And another council candidate has filed to run since the last westmetronews.net update.  Madison D. Duncan has filed to run for mayor, and Trevor Bedell has filed to run for the District 2 council seat. The City of West Columbia Municipal Election is Nov. […]

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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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Reminder, Beginnings SC holding “Friend”-Raiser, Friday

The “Wine Down with Beginnings” Friend-raising Summer Event is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at McGee Auction Gallery, 725 Meeting St. in West Columbia. Beginnings SC, based in West Columbia, is a non-profit that was formed to bring awareness about childhood hearing loss to members of the Midlands’ community. The Aug. […]

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Airport Football – 2015 Preview of the Eagles

Airport looks to 2015. First game, Friday (Aug. 28) hosting Brookland-Cayce at 7:30 p.m.  The Airport Eagles were a young team in 2014 and took some lumps. But things have changed. “We’re bigger, faster and stronger this year,” said Airport High School Football Coach and Athletic Director Kirk Burnett. “Hopefully we’re growing up.” “We played a […]

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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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