West Columbia City Council

Former West Columbia Mayor Bobby Horton will run for open West Columbia City Council seat

Former West Columbia Mayor Bobby Horton said he will run for an open West Columbia City Council seat. The Dist. 3 seat is open now after the August resignation of Councilwoman Casey Hallman. With the boundaries for the district of West Columbia City Council redrawn, Horton now lives in District 3. “I’ve talked to a […]

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Girl Scout Morgan Swygert recognized by West Columbia City Council for helping pediatric burn victims

West Columbia City Council, at its meeting Tuesday, recognized Girl Scout Troop 1279 member Morgan Swygert for her community service project. She raised awareness for pediatric burn injuries and the SC Burned Children’s Camp, founded by the SC Firefighters Association. Morgan also developed an education and recycling program that was officially launched at the 2022 […]

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West Columbia City Council Unanimously Passes Redistricting Map

West Columbia City Council unanimously passed the redistricting map after a public hearing and the second reading at the Special Council Meeting on Wednesday. After receiving and reviewing data from the 2020 US Census, the City of West Columbia reviewed district boundaries to balance the number of residents between West Columbia Council Districts. The new district […]

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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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West Columbia Police using surveillance technology to detect shots fired

ShotSpotter Response is video surveillance technology that reacts to and alerts officers to shots fired. “We’ve put ShotSpotter in place to reduce gun violence and crime,” said West Columbia Police Chief Marion Boyce at a West Columbia City Council meeting, Monday. Since July 27, when the surveillance equipment was installed, the WCPD has responded to […]

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City of West Columbia issues proposed Redistricting Map based on 2020 US Census results – Public Hearing is Aug. 15

After receiving and reviewing data from the 2020 US Census, the City of West Columbia is reviewing district boundary changes to balance the number of residents between West Columbia Council Districts. The proposed districts have been reviewed by the South Carolina Office of Revenue and Fiscal Affairs and meet the standards of demographic balance and […]

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Plans for West Columbia dog park and restroom addition at Riverwalk move forward

West Columbia City Council accepted a bid to build the West Columbia Dog Park, Tuesday.Southern Vistas was selected with a bid of $232,178. The dog park is being planned for a site on Meeting Street (US 1) Council also accepted a bid for the Riverwalk Restroom Addition Project.3D Dirtworks LLC was selected for the project […]

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West Columbia passes first reading of new budget with tax increase

West Columbia City Council passed first reading of the city’s 2022-2023 budget, Tuesday. There was some opposition to a tax increase that is included in the $21 million budget.Council members Jimmy Brooks, Mike Green and Erin Porter voted against the budget.Green said we are headed toward a recession. He also cited record-high gas prices ($4.59-a-gallon […]

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