WCPD Chief Marion Boyce

Man arrested after barricading himself in West Columbia home

The West Columbia Police Department responded to the scene of a domestic violence incident in the 1400 block of F Avenue in West Columbia at 6:30 p.m., Thursday. Responding officers were able to safely bring the victim out of the residence but the subject barricaded himself inside. Law enforcement pulled back at that time and […]


Coroner identifies man who died in West Columbia fire, Wednesday

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the individual who died at the scene of a house fire that occurred in the 1600 block of Goldfinch Lane in the City of West Columbia shortly before 11:30 A.M. on Wednesday. According to Fisher, Mr. Samuel Dwaine Smith, 44, of Elloree was pronounced dead at the scene. […]


SRAA Resource Officer honors deceased classmate with butterfly garden

Thomas Stork was an elementary school student at Saluda River Academy for the Arts. He died of cancer on Dec. 7, 1996. Chris Yarborough, SRAA’s current School Resource Officer, went to school with Thomas.Yarborough, along with his father, former Saluda River SRO India Taylor, the Stork family and others through the years helped create a […]