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After shots fired, stand-off with barricaded subject in hotel ends peacefully, attempted murder charge pending

A subject who barricaded himself in the Hilton Garden Hotel on McSwain Drive in West Columbia was taken into custody, between 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to West Columbia Police Chief Marion Boyce. The subject faces attempted murder, discharging a firearm, and a possible domestic violence charge.The stand-off escalated after police made contact […]

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Parade of Lights includes 200 units, a day of business visits, and even a “Bear in the Air”

As a part of the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Parade of Lights the cities will be highlighted and the businesses will be promoted. The Parade is at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. To steal a line from the 1970s song “Convoy” there will even be a “Bear in the Air.” Saturday will offer a whole day of […]

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Cayce singer, song writer, Ken McMurray, loves music and he keeps going after it

Cayce singer and songwriter Ken McMurray has not hit it big, but that won’t stop him. “I love playing music and I love writing songs,” McMurray said. He has been at it for more than 20 years and he’s still going strong. McMurray will play The Taylor Boys 17th Annual Christmas Extravaganza at The Senate […]

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Hootie and the Blowfish Drummer Jim Sonefeld recounts his journey from star-status to redemption at C-WC Chamber Breakfast

Jim Sonefeld, drummer for Hootie and the Blowfish, recounted his story of addiction to redemption at the Cayce-West Columbia Chamber Breakfast, Tuesday. “What a wonderful message,” said Tim James, C-WC president. “He spoke from the heart.”In 1995, the careers of the members of Columbia-based Hootie and the Blowfish took off after an appearance on the […]

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Vote on West Columbia redistricting map is Wednesday

At Monday’s Special West Columbia City Council meeting, approval on first reading of West Columbia redistricting map failed with a 4-4 vote. There is an even number of council members currently because of the resent resignation of Dist. 3 Councilwoman Casey Hallman. Council will hold a special meeting at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday to vote again […]

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Cayce Police give special students a night just for them

The Cayce Police Department and the Lexington 2 school district hosted the Blossom and Beau’s Spring Ball Saturday evening. Culinary Arts students from the Lexington Two Innovation Center and the Fulmer Middle School Beta Club helped treat many of the district’s special education students to pizza, chicken wings and punch after they worked up an […]

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Lexington County Obituaries for April from Thompson Funeral Home

Ann Simmons ZavalaAnn Simmons Zavala, 78, of West Columbia, SC passed away on April 14th, 2022. Ann was from Wallasey Cheshire, England and was the Daughter of Andrew Simmons and Blanche Clare Simmons. Ann is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Bob, Andrew, John, and David, as well as her sister Frances. Ann […]

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Tubing the Congaree to West Columbia’s Riverwalk is a booming business

Eco-tourism is vibrant in the City of West Columbia.In the last two years the number of people tubing down the Congaree River, to West Columbia’s Riverwalk. has increased by 65 percent. Tubers come from all over the United States for the opportunity to float, lazilly, in the cool and refreshing river water. “In 2020, during […]

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