Rev. Kenneth Taylor

MLK Day is Monday, attend a King Day event

If you are looking for a public event on MLK Day, the 35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration will be held on Monday (Jan. 16) at 4 p.m. at MLK Park, 2300 Green Street. Columbia. This year’s keynote speaker is NBA Hall of Famer Alex English Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born […]

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West Columbia is the New Home of Columbia Children’s Theatre at Brookland-Lakeview Empowerment Center

The City of West Columbia is excited to announce the move of Columbia Children’s Theatre (CCT) to West Columbia at the Brookland-Lakeview Empowerment Center (BLEC). Made possible by a public-private partnership with the City of West Columbia and Columbia Children’s Theatre, the move will be effective February 1, 2023, with CCT’s after-school classes, summer camps, […]

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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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