Turner AME Church

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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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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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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Stop the Violence rally held in West Columbia Saturday morning

There was a Stop the Violence rally held in West Columbia Saturday morning on the grounds of the Brookland – Lakeview Empowerment Center. It included a positive and uplifting message from community leaders and speakers. “There have been some concerns about crime in the area, and we wanted to to encourage unity and safety,” said […]

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Stop The Violence/Save Our Legacy Parade and Community Fair is Saturday – with Kid activities

There will be a Stop The Violence/Save Our Legacy Parade and Community Fair Saturday (July 17) in West Columbia. The parade starts at 9 a.m. near Brookland Baptist Church, at 949 Sunset Blvd. The Community Fair will begin at 10:15 a.m. at the Brookland- Lakeview Empowerment Center, 1218 Batchelor St. It is a FREE event […]

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Rev. Kenneth Taylor featured in West Columbia’s Real Faces campaign

Reverend Kenneth Taylor has served Turner Memorial AME Church for over fourteen years. He loves the sense of community in West Columbia that comes from the people. He says, “Everyone has a family attitude”. Monday through Friday, Reverend Taylor feeds over 100 people daily who come to the church to get a hot meal. “My […]

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