Rev. Kenneth Taylor

Funeral for Boyd Jones, former West Columbia City Councilman, is Thursday

The home going service for Mr. Boyd Jones will be at 10 A.M. Thursday May 5, 2022 at Turner Memorial AME Church, 1122 Monticello St, West Columbia. Burial will be at Ft. Jackson Cemetery at 12 Noon. Rev. Kenneth Taylor announced the service schedule. Jones is a former West Columbia City Councilman. He lost his life […]

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Rev. Kenneth Taylor, former Mayor Bobby Horton, others, react to the passing of Boyd Jones

Boyd Jones, former West Columbia City Councilman died early Saturday morning in a car crash. The people who knew him are reacting to the tragedy. “Boyd Jones, age 79, a native of West Columbia, SC, former West Columbia City Councilman, and life long member of Turner Memorial AME Church has transitioned from the church militant […]

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Former West Columbia City Councilman Boyd Jones dies in car crash

Former West Columbia City Councilman Boyd Jones has died. “He died in a car accident,” said Rev. Kenneth Taylor of Turner Memorial AME Church. Boyd was a member of Turner Memorial. Taylor said the accident occurred on Sumter Highway (US 378) in Richland County. Boyd represented District 5 on council. His last term ended in […]

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Ribbon is cut on Always Original Bakery, owners glad to be in West Columbia

The ribbon was cut at Always Original Bakery, 501 Meeting St., West Columbia, Thursday. George Grogan owns the bakery with his partner Jay Dawson. “We looked all over for a place for this bakery,,” Grogan said. “We heard such nice things about West Columbia, so we came here.” He said since opening the people of […]

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MLK holiday is a day to promote community service in West Columbia

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will be observed on Monday, Jan. 17. It is the third Monday of January (in celebration of King’s Jan. 15, birthday.) In observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday, the City of West Columbia City Hall will be closed Monday (Jan. 17.)   The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day […]

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16 graduate from Scooter Scott GED program

It’s never too late to graduate. At a ceremony held at Turner Memorial AME Church, in West Columbia, on Dec. 11, 16 students from the Scooter Scott Project got their Graduate Equivalency Development or GED certificates. Rev. Kenneth Taylor, Turner AME pastor and a supporter of the Scooter Scott Project, opened the ceremony.Also on the […]

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The late Bill Mooneyhan honored for his service by the Cayce-West Columbia Lions

Bill Mooneyhan Sr. passed away unexpectedly in late February. As a member of the Cayce-West Columbia Lions Club, he was a dedicated volunteer, going into Lexington Two schools and administering eye exams to help make sure all students could see well enough to be at their best as learners. The family of the late Bill […]

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Tax Free weekend is upon us, with a school supply giveaway in West Columbia, too

The 2021 Tax Free Weekend, presented by the S.C. Department of Revenue, begins Friday (Aug. 6) and ends Sunday (Aug. 8.) During the tax-free weekend, many items that are traditionally associated with back-to-school are exempted from South Carolina’s 6% sales tax. Any applicable local taxes are exempted, too. School supply retailers in West Columbia, including […]

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