West Columbia Mayor Tem Miles

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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Savage Craft Ale Works to host Oktoberfest, featuring mayor, pumpkin beer, and live music

Savage Craft Ale Works will host Oktoberfest from 11:30 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1. Kickoff: Every year, the tapping ceremony in the Savage Craft Ale Works festival hall kicks off Oktoberfest. As tradition has it, at 12 noon on the first Saturday of the Oktoberfest, the mayor taps the first beer barrel and opens the […]

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West Columbia Police Department release explains ShotSpotter technology program

The West Columbia Police Department has implemented ShotSpotter technology across one square mile of West Columbia to identify, locate, and deter gun violence, and improve the quality of life in West Columbia. The real-time alerts from ShotSpotter notify police precisely when and where gun incidents occur, resulting in a faster, more accurate response to the […]

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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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Calvin Brown named Officer of the Year Jason Rowlands is Rookie of the Year and Ina Stripes named Civilian Employee of the Year at WCPD Foundation Awards Banquet

The West Columbia Police Officers Foundation held its 2022 Awards Banquet Thursday night. Calvin Brown was named Officer of the Year. Jason Rowlands was named Rookie of the Year and Ina Stripes was named Civilian Employee of the Year. The banquet was hosted by West Columbia Police Chief Marion Boyce and attended by West Columbia […]

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Property maintenance and cleanup a priority for West Columbia City Council

From Anna M. Huffman -Communications and Technology Director: The City of West Columbia City Council continues to make property maintenance and cleanup a priority. The City recently identified a property that was severely littered with debris and garbage and was a public safety issue. The lot was not inside city limits and was not required […]

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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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