West Columbia Councilman Mike Green

West Columbia City Council passes budget with millage increase

West Columbia City Council passed final reading of the city’s 2022-2023 budget, Monday, on a 5-4 vote. Mayor Tem Miles, and Council Members Trevor Bedell, Joseph Dickey, Casey Hallman, and Mickey Pringle voted in favor of the of the $21 million budget that contains a tax increase of about $30-a-year on a home with an […]

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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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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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Cayce City Councilman Hunter Sox awarded prestigious scholarship to attend Congress of New Urbanism

Cayce City Councilman Hunter Sox has been selected for the McLaughlin Scholarship to attend the Congress of New Urbanism in Oklahoma City in the second half of March. “I am honored to have received the McLaughlin Scholarship,” said Sox. I look forward to using the education at CNU, and these connections, to make this side […]

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Michelle Moody Dickerson, West Columbia Deputy Administrator, receives “Women of Influence” award, Tuesday

Michelle Moody Dickerson, West Columbia Deputy Administrator, was named as one of the 2021 Columbia Women of Influence earlier this year. Tuesday, Michelle was recognized at a reception at the DoubleTree by Hilton. West Columbia City Councilman Joseph Dickey toasted Michelle at the event. She is recognized for her devotion to the city and her […]

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Mike Green defeats Pete Fisher for council seat, Casey Hallman, incumbents prevail

West Columbia City Councilman Mike Green retained his seat in District One in Tuesday’s election. Green defeated challenger Pete Fisher. Green received 179 votes to 90 for Fisher. West Columbia City Council seats Five and Seven were on the ballot, but the incumbents for those seats were unopposed. Mickey Pringle, Seat Five wins, and Erin […]

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Trash crew turns West Columbia blight into cleaned up site

Property off of Leaphart Road in West Columbia, near I-26, had become a blight. Called “the valley” at Orchard Drive and Leaphart Road, the land was scattered with debris from squatters living in the woods. But a team of local residents took it upon themselves to clean up the mess. Elicia Dawkins Jones, Cathy Farabaugh, […]

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The Guignard Neighborhood Association holds its first post-COVID meeting

The Guignard Neighborhood Association held its first post-COVID meeting, Monday. It was at the Community Center on B Avenue in West Columbia. “It was so good to see everyone,” said West Columbia City Councilman David Moye. He said Monday’s meeting was mostly a chance to reconnect and see community members in person for the first […]

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